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St. Ives Hotel

West Bay, Dunoon PA23 7HU, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 10 hotels in Dunoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West of Scotland
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed in the room entitled "Mull" because it had a en-suite bath with shower and it was really very comfortable. Really nicely decorated in a simple monochrome black and white style it was spotlessly clean, and had a lovely "Ansell Adams" style picture over the bed which really complimented "the look". The bathroom was a little bit of a... More

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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our visit to Dunoon was for a family funeral. Sandra's welcome was warm and very helpful. The hotel is situated on the West Bay a five minute walk from the passenger ferry and is in a lovely quiet location . The views are fantastic. Thank you Sandra for your friendliness and your lovely breakfasts

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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

How wonderful a place this is - not just the location but the overall experience. St Ives hotel is situated in the most peaceful/tranquil location The hotel itself was what one would expect for a three star grade hotel. Sandra I should like to thank you for your hospitality and attention shown during our stay We will most certainly visit... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

A lovely old building. Our room top floor with a sea view........cant remember the name. On arrival we were greeted by Sandra and we were early but were allowed in. The room was quite a large one and nicely decorated and furnished. Bathroom was up a step which wasn't a problem as we have seen on some reviews. Adequate space... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Don't you think that small hotels like this need to know who is in and who is out, just in case of fire alarms. Posh hotels have key cards that clock you in and out but a small hotel like this only knows if you are in when your key is missing. ...... You would find fault with a five... More

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Gourock, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My husband and I were on our mini-moon, just married days before we found what looked like a quaint little hotel. We checked in and were shown to a sea view room. It seemed nice at first, Sandra seemed reasonably friendly and gave us advice on where to eat. The decor was very dated and slightly musty smelling. On entering... More

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north west
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

A fantastic hotel with a view to die for-we live in the lake district so are used to good views but this was something else. Our room was comfortable,the whole place was spotlessly clean and breakfast excellent. Matt and Sandra were so welcoming and friendly and they know the area inside out so you are never short of ideas on... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I read ‘very disappointed’ review and could only conclude we were staying in 2 different hotels, which is entirely possible as 3 guest houses and St Ives sit side by side on the waterfront, all with fantastic sea views. Matt and Sandra have a wealth of knowledge regarding the local district and Matt cooks a fantastic breakfast The beds are... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Very friendly reception from owners Sandra & Matt. The view from the hotel is to die for, especially as seen from the upstairs lounge. the room I had was spotless and the E-Suite bathroom was always very clean and neat. If you like a good hearty breakfast, this is the place to stay. Nothing is ever to much trouble, if... More

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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

A little tricky to find but on a nice spot on the water. Landlady was very friendly and helpful and gave suggestions for restaurants etc. Room was nice and comfortable and breakfast was delicious. Would definitely recommend this B&B as a good stopover in Dunoon. Only comment was that wifi was really slow.

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Address: West Bay, Dunoon PA23 7HU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Dunoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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