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Esplanade Hotel

West Bay, Dunoon PA23 7HU, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 10 hotels in Dunoon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Deborah M Widnes, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Widnes, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely friendly attentive staff, always asking was everything to our satisfaction nothing too much trouble. We ate both evenings in the hotel, the food was lovely, the homemade lemon cheesecake is to die for. The room was small but clean with everything you could possibly need. The bathroom was lovely obviously newly decorated. The view from the balcony and the... More

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Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Esplanade hotel for four nights as part of Highlands coach holiday with GB Tours. First impressions from outside was that it was just a bare basic hotel. After passing through door everything changed. Reception was good, (apart from room numbering was a bit strange) and after being routed to our room, (luggage attended to by group of... More

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Balloch, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family visited in July this year(2014). Seven people and four rooms. We were all delighted with the cleanliness and size of the rooms. The staff were ever-so friendly and very helpful, especially Robert our barman. The morning breakfast and the evening meals we all enjoyed, no disappointments...at all. We would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to you all and we... More

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Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked this hotel for a short break before our main holiday in September. We were allocated a room with a sea view and it had obviously been recently refurbished with very good quality furnishings. The Esplanade is an old building; a bit of a rabbit warren, but there is clearly a programme of upgrading the whole hotel and it is... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked into this hotel by the coach company we were travelling on (GB Tours) and my first reaction was of fawlty towers - but in a very good way! All the staff are very friendly, Robert the barman in particular and my only wish was that I had requested a sea view room as those rooms looked lovely,... More

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our return visit to the Esplanade Hotel, we were disappointed to find that the usual manager, Manoj, was no longer permanently there. We were greeted by the new receptionist Sonia, who was very nice and helpful. We also found Robert, the barman, who is very adaptable and is always ready for a laugh and a joke. Which helps to... More

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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Dunoon on Sat 12th July, the Esplanade hotel location is good for the passenger ferry and walking distance to the town center. Some of the buildings around hotel are derelict and others in need of tender loving care. The staff on reception at check friendly enough. lets also say finding the room was a little confusing..plus not told... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from a week in Scotland and we stayed at the Esplanade Hotel in Dunoon. Our stay was very enjoyable, the Hotel had a very friendly atmosphere, the Manager and staff were always cheerful and helpful, the rooms were well decorated and fitted out well, the food was varied and tasty, entertainment was provided... More

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Larbert, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this hotel - great staff - great food - great location I have been here four times now and have never been disappointed I have a gluten intolerance and they had gluten free bread and on the second morning the lovely waitress advised that the chef had bought in gluten free cereal - i have never had this done... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted somewhere that would be a good base to explore the area and The Esplanade proved to be just that.We had a room on the ground floor which was spotless and roomy and had great views through huge windows over the well kept gardens and the Clyde, staff were all very helpful and friendly with a special mention to... More

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Address: West Bay, Dunoon PA23 7HU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Dunoon
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Dunoon #2 Family Hotel in Dunoon #3 Business Hotel in Dunoon #3 Romantic Hotel in Dunoon
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