Overlooking Loch Feochan with panoramic views of rugged mountains and tranquil islands, Knipoch Hotel is just a short drive from Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland and a gateway to the Isles.

This historic 4 star hotel dates back hundreds of years, and retains original oak-panelled walls and open fires. There is free Wi-Fi and free parking on site.

Each bedroom is elegant in style, and boasts picturesque views of either the surrounding countryside or Loch Feochan. Features include a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, waffle robes. All rooms are en suite bathroom with luxury toiletries.

We have a passion for delivering great food at Knipoch
From leisurely breakfasts, to local charcuterie and cheeses by the fireside or a table for two overlooking Loch Feochan.
With a fine selection of wines, local malts and hand crafted gins, and our staff to guide you to the best choice, our cosy wood panelled bar is a haven for relaxation at the end of the evening.

There is so many wonderful attractions to explore locally. Head off on a wildlife boat trip to spot whales and sea eagles. Oban’s beautiful Ganavan Sands are around 15 minutes’ drive from the building. There are plenty of cycling and walking routes around the hotel, and guests can also go island hopping to Mull or visit the many castles that the nearby area is famous for.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Knipoch Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 12 Jul 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
2 single beds
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • do you have boat trips near by..
    The following tours are based around the local area; Staffa Tours, Sea-life Adventures, Seafari & West Coast Tours.
    Answered on 31 July 2020
  • If you have a dog, that you don’t want left unattended in a bedroom, what provision do you offer guests who wish to dine and have breakfast?
    We can provide both breakfast and dinner as room service.
    Answered on 14 August 2021
  • Hi, I was just wondering if there is any extra cost for bringing a dog? Also is the dog in the room with us? Thanks
    There is a £12.50 charge per night for dogs. Dogs are permitted in the bedrooms, but not permitted in the lounge/bar or restaurant. And, ideally, they..
    Answered on 29 July 2020
  • Do you have ground floor rooms?
    Yes, the hotel has ground floor rooms. Please note, there are 3 steps leading into the hotel itself, with an additional 3 steps to gain access to our..
    Answered on 2 November 2019
  • travelling by motor cycle have you secure parking. mature rider. MERVYN BURGINS
    We have a car park at the front of the property for guests to use during their stay. Please note, our car park is open plan and is not monitored by CC..
    Answered on 20 September 2021
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Host Information

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Property information

Nestling beside Loch Feochan in Argyll, Scotland, lays Knipoch Hotel (pronounced neepoch, -och as in loch). This four star country house hotel is privately owned and run by the Craig family. We opened Knipoch as a hotel in 1981.

Neighbourhood information

Knipoch is ideally placed for exploring Argyll and the Western Isles. We are situated 6 miles (15 minutes drive) south of Oban. The scenery is beautiful, with a panorama of mountains, lochs and islands unfolding around almost every corner.

Language spoken

Property surroundings *
1 restaurant on site
  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
Facilities of Knipoch Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8
Most popular facilities
Free parking
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Room service
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Hiking
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
No internet access available.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Pet bowls
    • Pet basket
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Room service
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages spoken
    • English
    Sustainable initiatives
    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    Knipoch Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 21:00


    From 08:00 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.


    Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 00:00 and 07:00

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children aged 8 years and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Knipoch Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 01:00 and 06:00.


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

    The fine print

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform Knipoch Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    FAQs about Knipoch Hotel

    • Check-in at Knipoch Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Guests staying at Knipoch Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • À la carte

    • The prices at Knipoch Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, Knipoch Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Knipoch Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking

    • Knipoch Hotel is 4.3 miles from the centre of Oban.

    • Knipoch Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1