Ardanaiseig is in a fantastic location set in its own grounds on the edge of Loch Awe.
The staff were very kind and helpful, and the building is impressive with some interesting art.
We felt they let themselves down, however, with a disappointing response when we drew their attention to overcharging for our breakfasts. We were charged for four cooked breakfasts (£16.50 pp) for each of the three days we stayed, when in fact there were only three of us and we only took the adequate, but somewhat meagre, buffet breakfasts (still priced rather generously at £9.50 pp). They bundled it all up into the room charge, so it was not immediately clear at the time of checkout what had been done.
It took a frustrating number of emails in the subsequent days, during which we received a number of denials from 'reception' before finally getting the £100 odd pounds refunded.
The dinner we took at the hotel was also expensive and very underwhelming.
We recommend staying at the Ardanaseig but taking all your meals elsewhere
Etive at the Taynuilt Inn (dinner only) is amazing, with a wonderful host, and significantly less expensive than Ardanaseig's restaurant, but make sure you book well in advance. The Kilchrenan Inn which is a little closer serves very decent gastropub grub.