Last night at the 9th annual Scottish Hotel Awards in Glasgow, Ardanaiseig hotel (www.ardanaiseig.com) was awarded ‘Romantic Hotel of the Year and named ‘The Intimate Wedding Award’. The Scottish Hotel Awards began in 2003 and are now considered the flagship awards for the Scottish hotel and hospitality industry. The aim of the awards is to encourage and recognise excellence both on an individual and corporate level.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded these accolades. It’s wonderful to be given this recognition on a national level. I want to thank all of the team here at the hotel for their continuing hard work and dedication.”
Peter Webster, General Manager Ardanaiseig
Ardanaiseig is a deeply romantic and luxurious boutique country house hotel that boasts one of the finest restaurants in Scotland. Built in 1834 and designed by architect, William Burn, it is situated in an area of staggering natural beauty on the shores of Loch Awe below Ben Cruachan in North West Scotland.
All 16 bedrooms have their individual style and character offering something for everyone with views of the loch, four poster beds, direct access to the beautiful grounds and gardens or the contemporary private Boat Shed Suite on the loch shore that is a particular favourite amongst couples on a romantic break. Ardanaiseig has a licence to hold weddings and civil ceremonies in the elegant bay windowed drawing room which can accommodate up to 50 guests but couples can also be married anywhere within the hotel grounds. The specially created amphitheatre on the loch shore makes for a particularly memorable ceremony. Ardanaiseig even has a dedicated wedding planner, Anita Goldie, who will ensure every wedding is unique and carried out to the highest standard. The hotel offers guests a wide range of other activities including: deer stalking, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and gourmet picnics on their private island. Ardanaiseig can be hired for exclusive use for corporate and private events.
Ardanaiseig’s Chef de cuisine, Gary Goldie, has worked at the hotel for the past 15 years and has been awarded several accolades including ‘Scottish Chef of the Year 2011’, 3 AA rosettes and the restaurant was named ‘Most Romantic Restaurant 2010’. Gary possesses a unique culinary flair that harnesses the best of local Scottish ingredients, many of which he forages and grows himself, and inspiration from his travels around Europe and further afield. Gary’s philosophy is based on the idea of using what is available on your doorstep so many of the ingredients that he uses in his dishes come from the walled garden and immediate area surrounding Ardanaiseig and are picked or harvested by him on a daily basis. Gary can create bespoke menus for all weddings and events held at the hotel.
Address: Ardanaiseig Hotel Kilchrenan by Tainuilt Argyll PA35 1HE
Phone number: 01866 988 233
Number of bedrooms: 16
General Manager: Peter Webster
Chef de Cuisine: Gary Goldie
Most Romantic Hotel of the Year 2012 Intimate Wedding Award 2012 Scottish Chef of the Year 2011 Intimate Wedding Hotel of the Year 2011 Most Romantic Restaurant 2010 AA 3 Rosettes & Inspector’s Choice Status Chef Medaille d’Or for Dinner Excellence 2010
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