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The Crinan Team look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy our wonderful location, good food and perhaps a dram or two.  

The Coffee Shop will be open as well this year and the classic boat MV Sgarbh will be in the water ready for charters and regular boat trips and there is a new exhibition in the Rooftop Gallery. 

We look forward to welcoming guests new and old this summer.

Here is a link to some sample menus:  Sample menus

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The Crinan Hotel Hogmanay House Party is now available for bookings.  

Come and join the party at Crinan for a special 3 night package which includes festive dining, musical entertainment and more.  

Full details can be found on the Hogmanay Houseparty website page.  To book a room click the button below:

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The Crinan Hotel is a magnificently eccentric hotel in Argyll on Scotland's beautiful west coast.  The Hotel is situated on the waterfront at Loch Crinan 6.5 miles from Lochgilphead and 35 miles from Oban.

There has been an inn on this site for over 300 years and the Crinan Hotel has been owned by the Ryan family for over 40 years.  Our guests are treated to many original and authentic touches and a charming artistic flair.  Visitors enjoy genuine warmth and colourful hospitality in a hotel which respects its history and place in a stunning and wild environment. 

All of the hotel bedrooms have breathtaking views of the sea, some have private balconies and each room is dedicated to a famous Scottish artist.  All rooms have fresh flowers and a selection of Arran Aromatics toiletries in the bathroom.

Located at the north end of the Crinan Canal, Crinan has been a fishing port for over 200 years. It is unique and unspoilt.  You can find out more about the Crinan Canal if you follow this link:  Jumbo prawns (langoustines) are landed 20 metres from the hotel kitchen at 17.00 hours in time for dinner.

Lunch is served in the Seafood Bar or under the wonderful tent on the patio.  Our A la Carte menu can be viewed online.  Dinner is served in either the Seafood Bar or The Westward Restaurant, also from an a la carte menu with additional specials.

There will be plenty of choices, and as well as our amazing freshly-landed seafood we will have Argyll steaks, venison and hill lamb.  Vegetarian, vegan and childrens menus are also available.

Lock 16 our famous Seafood restaurant which has won many accolades including best Seafood Restaurant in the UK, is open during the summer on Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner and for private parties at anytime between May and September. 

You can see sample menus via this page: Crinan Hotel Food and Drink

The seafood is caught by small local boats and if you would like to get to sea yourself boat trips to the Isle Jura and the Gulf of Corryvreckan offer the chance to spot sea eagles, seals, minke whales and much more.  Classic yacht charters can also be arranged - see the Boat trips on the Sgarbh page for more information.

There is a wide variety of things to do at Crinan and in the surrounding area.  You can enjoy stunning walks, cycling and mountain biking, kayaking and horseriding and this is the heart of Dalriada, Historic Scotland!  There is an astonishing number of prehistoric standing stones and carved rocks just up the road at Kilmartin Glen. Golfers can head for Machrihanish Championship Links Course, an easy drive from Crinan.  

The hotel is ideally located for cyclists on "The Caledonia Way" - National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network passes less than 2 miles from the Crinan Hotel and the detour to get to us is easy cycling along the level, car-free canal towpath.

Crinan has become a magnet for many of Scotland’s top artists who stay, paint and exhibit regularly. Frances Macdonald, who exhibits at the Portland Gallery in London and the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, is the resident artist and proprietor of the Hotel. In December 2022, she is exhibiting at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh - click here to find out more. Her son Ross Ryan who shows internationally, is also represented.  Painting Holidays on the Scarbh are now available - contact Ross Ryan.  

Please keep an eye on our Special offers page to see if you can snap up a bargain for your visit to the Crinan Hotel.

Contact us - by email:  [email protected]   If you prefer you can always still use the phone or even write!  Telephone: +44 (0)1546 830261  Address: Crinan Hotel | Crinan | Crinan by Lochgilphead | Argyll | PA31 8SR

COVID-19  Our priority will be to continue to keep our guests and staff safe so we will continue to undertake careful risk assessments and we will be following a strict cleaning and hygiene regime to meet and exceed industry standards and government regulations.

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This privacy policy sets out how Crinan Hotel uses and protects any information that you give Crinan Hotel when you use this website.

Crinan Hotel is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Crinan Hotel may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from Friday September 18, 2015.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
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We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

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We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

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Your use of the Crinan Hotel Web Site is subject to these terms and by using the Site you show your agreement to such terms. If you do not accept our terms, please do not use the Web Site.

Ownership of Web Site

This Web Site belongs to Crinan Hotel · Crinan · Crinan by Lochgilphead · PA31 8SR · Tel: 01546 830261


Headings used in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.


The images, logos and names on this Web Site which identify Crinan Hotel or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of Crinan Hotel and/or the relevant third parties. Nothing contained in this Web Site shall be deemed to confer on any person any license or right on the part of Crinan Hotel or any third party with respect to any such image, logo or name.


Crinan Hotel reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or cease to supply any product or service contained on this Web Site. In the event that such removal takes place we shall not be liable to you in any way whatsoever for such removal.

Cancellation Policy

The Crinan Hotel has a 14 day cancellation policy, therefore if rooms are cancelled within 14 days of arrival you will be charged the full amount of your stay, unless the room is resold in which case a refund will be given. In all cases of cancellation there is a £25.00 handling charge.

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Telephone calls using the telephone numbers provided on this Web Site and email correspondence with Crinan Hotel at the email addresses accessible through, or discernible from, this Web Site may be recorded or monitored. By using such communication methods you are consenting to the recording or monitoring of the same.

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This Web Site is for non-commercial, personal use only. The services contained on this Web Site may be supplied on a commercial basis on payment to Crinan Hotel or its service or product suppliers of its charges from time to time. Please contact us on Tel: 01292 267461 | Email: [email protected]

In the event that you use any of the services contained on this Web Site for commercial use, Crinan Hotel shall be entitled to charge you at its applicable rates in respect of such commercial use.


The copyright in the material contained in this Web Site belongs to Crinan Hotel or its licensed source. Any person may copy any part of this material, subject to the following conditions:

the material may not be used for commercial purposes;

the copies must retain any copyrights or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material;

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Any amendment to terms and conditions must be agreed in writing by us, or, if appropriate, by the relevant company or individual supplier with whom you contract.


Whilst Crinan Hotel has taken due care and attention in the preparation of the contents of this Web Site, this Web Site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos, icons regarding or relating to Crinan Hotel or our products and services marketed on the site (or to third party products and services), are provided on an 'as is' basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the extent permitted by law, all such terms and warranties are hereby excluded. In no event will Crinan Hotel be liable, whether in contract or tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise for any losses sustained and arising out of or in connection with use of this Web Site including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill (in all these cases whether direct or indirect) nor any indirect, economic, consequential or special loss.

Crinan Hotel does not represent that the information contained in this Web Site is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this Web Site or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.

Crinan Hotel does not warrant that the functions or materials accessible from or contained in this Web Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that this Web Site or the server that makes it available are virus or bug free or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

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Crinan Hotel makes no representation that any product or service referred to on or through the Web Site is appropriate for use, or available in other locations. The information and other materials contained in this Web Site may not satisfy the laws of any other country and those who choose to access this Site from other locations are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

These Terms and Conditions and any terms and conditions relating to products or services described in this Web Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Scotland. Disputes arising in relation to the same shall, unless otherwise expressly agreed, be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

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Certain (hypertext) links, advertisements or suppliers promotion will lead you to Web Sites that are not under the control of Crinan Hotel. When you activate any of these links, you will leave Crinan Hotel Web Site by opening a new window and we have no control over and will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of the material on any such other Web Site. By allowing links with third party Web Sites Crinan Hotel does not intend to solicit business or offer any security to any person in any country, directly or indirectly.

Force Majeure

Every effort will be made to carry out the contract but its due performance is subject to cancellation by Crinan Hotel or to such variation as we may find necessary as a result of inability to secure labour, materials or supplies or as a result of any act of God, War, Strike, Lockout or other labour dispute, Fire, Flood, Drought, Legislation, or other cause (whether of the foregoing class or not) beyond the sellers control.

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Website Accessibility

We have tried to make this website as accessible as possible and easy to use for everyone, regardless of circumstance or ability.

All our page templates comply with the WCAG Priority 2 checkpoints as a minimum requirement. And we make every effort to ensure that all the content on our site meets this standard too. We are making every effort to ensure that we don't exclude any users. For example:

  • We try to use clear and simple language.
  • We use alternative text for all our images 
  • Were possible the HTML we produce conforms to the standard: XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • We have tested the colours we use in the design for contrast.

We try to publish all our text content as accessible HTML rather than in other formats such as PDF. Where we do publish PDFs or other formats our policy is to make them as accessible as we can.

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