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The Esplanade Hotel

4 High Street, Rothesay PA20 9AR, Scotland
The Esplanade Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a starter of muscles when they arrived more than half we're unopened and the others had broken shells, complained to the staff who took them away. On receiving the bill we had been charged for them but given a complimentary drink which was less than half the price of the starter. Totally unacceptable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always loved this hotel. It isn't flashy or in your face but it does have loads of atmosphere, great food, drinks, and service with a smile, plus it doesn't cost the earth. I have been there many times with my great friend Jenny Brown and I'll definitely be back very very soon with my dad who is moving... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stopped at this lovely hotel for dinner last Sat 25th Oct with my husband and 3 children. Food was delicious and would definately go back. The staff were very friendly and it was a lovely atmosphere. Thank you

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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited Isle of Bute for day trip in Rothesay and decided to have a coffee - we are fussy coffee drinkers and their coffee was made from freshly ground coffee beans. Managed to get a table on their 1st floor restaurant in the long window overlooking the bay, stunning view of sunny blue sky and departing/arriving ferries. Decided to stay... More 

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Jersey Channel Islands
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Ate here twice on a recent visit - the second time only because a family friend wanted to go. On both occasions my husband and I were acutely aware of the very overseasoned food. We tried the steak pie and the chicken special the first visit and the chorizo cassoulet and lasagne the second time and all were very salty.... More 

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figaro15, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Not very good for our ratings but we suppose we need to take the good with the bad. Very over seasoned food? Its off to the kitchen to see what's going on and for a wee taste. The result? Well I like the food and being the busiest restaurant in Rothesay, I think I am... More 

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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Not the most appealing building from the outside, and the interior could probably do with a facelift too, but as a lunch venue it is ideal. Situated in the town centre, a short walk to the ferry and with views across the bay, it is handy for locals and travellers alike. The menu selection was pretty standard fare, soup, toasted... More 

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Cumbria
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Last week was my first visit to the Isle of Bute, and I was staying from Monday to Friday at the Glenburn - a fifteen minute walk into Rothesay. Went into the Esplanade Hotel on Tuesday looking for Pinot Grigio, as they were charging an eye watering £19.50 per bottle at the Shearings hotel! The co-owner, Angela I think, was... More 

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Rothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Called in for a coffee cream scones, they came hot, with your own little pot of jam and fresh cream so much nicer than the spray in a can stuff, liked it so much we called in the next day for more. We also were back with family, again a lovely enjoyable evening, and before we left the manageress asked... More 

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had friends up from England last weekend at took them to the Esplanade for a meal because we go there all the time. The food was, as usual excellent, the staff as always were professional and courteous, the visit made a great impression on my friend and his wife. Thank you everybody at the Esplanade for making my friend and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Had a cracking weekend visit to this quirky little hotel! You get what you pay for nowadays and I was more than happy with my experience as a stay in a no frills older hotel is what I was looking for and I have no complaints at all as the room was very clean, the bar was well stocked and... More 

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