Arisaig Hotel; experience the traditional side of Scottish living
If youre planning a visit to Scotland in the near future and want to see the parts of this beautiful country that make it such a delightful destination, then a few nights in the Arisaig Hotel is a must for any intrepid traveler. The village of Arisaig sits on the west coast of Scotland no far from Fort William and inland from Eigg Island, then go a few miles south from there and youll find the Arisaig Hotel sitting just by the main pier that ferries cars and holiday makers from Arisaig town and Skye Island. The surrounding area is plush with natural beauty with craggy mountains, scenic greenery, lots of wildlife and plenty of crystal clear beaches lining the coastal areas nearby.
A visit to the Arisaig Hotel is probably the closest youll come experiencing real traditional Scottish living; it is a warm cozy family run business that has been around for many years. The building actually dates all the way back to the Jacobite era and was built in 1720 as a coaching inn for road weary travelers seeking shelter and a bite to eat before moving on. The Hotel is made up of several country style houses grouped together, it has a spacious interior that mixes both old and modern dcors which gives off a uniquely original atmosphere. There are 13 large, stylish and well arranged rooms offering plenty of cozy furnishings and natural light; guests can choose from the a single, family, double and twin rooms all filled with a selection of amenities that include large windows with a stunning sea view, a color television, toiletries, fresh towels, tea and coffee making facilities, free WIFI access, a hairdryer and luxury bedding. All rooms in the hotel are strictly non-smoking for the safety of all guests and visitors driving to the Arisaig Hotel by car will have free access to on-site parking spaces.
The reception area is usually manned by friendly staff who are more than happy to help every guest with any issues or requests that they might have, also laundry can be done by hotel staff on a daily basis and there is an ironing service for those who require it. Because of its beautiful secluded location the Arisaig Hotel has become a popular venue for weddings and business trips and has more than enough room, ample facilities and catering staff to help make your special day one to remember. For parents with children, youll be happy to know that the hotel has a special play area that comes complete with a wide rage of kids toys, books and games to keep them busy for a few hours each day.
In terms of dining options at the Arisaig Hotel there are two separate areas for eating; theres the Crofters Rest which offers guests a warm atmosphere and a variety of delicious pub styled food. Then on Fridays and Saturdays the Airsaig Dining Room is open to visitors and boasts a large open fire, a candle light supper and a selection of gourmet traditional Scottish dishes that are sure to leave you feeling satisfied. The Hotel is also home to the lounge bar, a comfortable sitting area which hosts regular live music nights and serves one the largest lists of fine Scottish whiskys in Arisaig.