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The Holly Tree Hotel, Kentallen, By Appin, Argyll

Kentallen, Glencoe, Argyll PA38 4BY
Resident Proprietors: The McFatridge Family

Welcome to The Hollytree Hotel and Swimming Pool, ideally located in the romantic Highlands of Scotland midway between Oban the gateway to Argyll and the Isles, and Fort William, Ben Nevis and Glencoe in Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Located at the waters edge in Scotland is the Luxurious Hollytree Hotel, Seafood Restaurant and Swimming pool complete with indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.


The Hollytree Hotel is the village's most historic building part of which was originally constructed as Kentallen Railway Station in the late 1890’s before being tastefully converted and extended to now form a luxury waters edge luxury Hotel with one of the best seaside coastal locations in Scotland.

The public areas of the Hotel consist of an award winning Seafood Restaurant, the Captain's Lounge Bar with Outside Drinks Terrace and the Railway Lounge. There is also a fully heated luxurious indoor swimming pool and sauna in the Hotel to pamper our guests.

The Seafood Restaurant has large glass panels overlooking the sea offering fantastic views and is well known for serving locally caught fresh seafood and shellfish with scallops, mussels, oysters, langoustines, prawns, salmon and lobster particular specialties. Ensuring that there is something for everything the restaurant also specializes in Scottish fillet steak, Scottish wild venison, free range chicken and Scottish Lamb, all char grilled to perfection using a specially designed chargrill. Unlike a number of Hotels, the Seafood restaurant pays particular attention to freshly prepared quality food and the full A’ la Carte menu is served for dinner bed and breakfast guests with no fixed or limited choice table d'hote menu being forced on our guests.

The Captains Lounge Bar is a fashionable lounge which serves local ales and fine wines and also all day food, with fresh locally caught seafood featuring. Again huge glass panels allow stunning views of the sea with a French window opening onto the drinks terrace. The terrace offers outside seating to enjoy either lunch or drinks and watch the yachts sail by.

The Railway lounge is part of the original Kentallen train station which was the main line station between Ballachulish and Oban before being closed in the late 1960's. The lounge is a great place to relax with a malt whisky in front of the real fire.

The Holly Tree is one of the few Hotels in Scotland to have their own fully heated indoor swimming pool and Finnish sauna to completely relax in. The luxury swimming pool has a powerful swim spa which is operated inside the swimming pool and can be used to swim against or simply to massage. Great fun for all from to kids to grown ups!

The seashore aspect of the Hotel is a great feature with the sea views of Scotland's romantic West coast simply unforgettable.

All of the Hotels bedrooms are fully ensuite and all have fantastic sea views. They are fitted out with luxurious fittings and furnishings and are designed to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Click on the bedrooms page for full details.

Centrally situated enjoying both the best of Argyll and Lochaber in the Highlands of Scotland, this fine family owned hotel has been carefully refurbished and extended over the years and now provides luxury accommodation. Kentallen Pier is the perfect location for exploring Oban and the gateway to Argyll and the Isles, Glencoe and Ben Nevis, discovering castles, sailing to Mull or Iona or visiting Fort William, Lochaber- the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

The Holly Tree Hotel, Seafood Restaurant and Swimming Pool offers a perfect base for your break in the Highlands of Scotland. We offer high quality but still great value for money short breaks, whether they be midweek or weekend breaks, B&B and quality Taste of Scotland food in the finest water's edge location in Scotland.

Haste ye back !

Hotel from Pier


Map indicating the position of Kentallen in Scotland

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars

Egon Ronay Recommended

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Green Tourism

The Holly Tree Hotel,
Kentallen Pier, Argyll, PA38 4BY.
Telephone: (+44/0)1631 740292
Fax: (+44/0)1631 740345

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