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Esplanade Hotel

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Alloa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for a two night break and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our bedroom had been renovated and the bathroom was lovely. Dinner was a good choice and very tasty. Breakfast was very good too. We will definitely come back.

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Appleby in Westmoreland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE went on a coach trip to Dunoon from Appleby Cumbria expecting to stay at the Argyll Hotel but on the way there we were informed that due to some kind of heating problem at the Argyll, we would now be staying at The Esplanade Hotel, have to say this came as a real disapointment. WE eventually arrived at the...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I had stayed in the Esplanade 3 years ago and was back for a 3-day break in Dunoon. In many ways the hotel is typical for its age and location in a once-thriving seaside resort and now seems to be dependent on coach parties and people on short breaks. But with that in mind, it represents very good value and...

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We did not book into this hotel but were transferred (without prior notice) to it on arrival at the hotel we actually booked which was the Best Western Argyll Hotel. The Esplanade Hotel has seen better days and largely caters for the budget coach trip clientele. Pretty dated throughout but reasonably clean. Our room was spacious but also rather dated...

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Hampshire
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We came here with a coach party, and as they had visited for several years and their brochure claimed it was a satisfactory venue, I was very disappointed with this hotel. Being an ex-pat Scot, and travelling with a friend who had never been to Scotland, I wanted everything to be as Scottish as possible. However, this wasn't the case....

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Ideal for a cheap and cheerful break. Rooms and food adequate. Unfortunately there was no entertainment on the weekend we were there, which was disappointing. The staff were very pleasant and a good time was had by all eight in our party.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Firstly, the positive - every staff member we met was excellent, particularly the receptionists and the waitresses. I've stayed in far, far better hotels with staff that don't come close to providing the sort of friendly service we experienced here. That's it though - it's all downhill from here I'm afraid. The hotel itself is really tired and just downright...

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SGEEsplanade704070, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the time you took to write your detailed review here on Tripadvisor. We are truly sorry for all the issues you encountered during your stay with us. At your convenience, please email Esplanade@sgehotels.com so that our Guest Services staff can further discuss your stay. We hope that you will give us another chance so we can...

Greenock, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Cosy, homely hotel with excellent staff. Waitresses at breakfast and dinner were an absolute delight. Food is simple yet very tasty. Our room was very nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Views are simply stunning.

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SGEEsplanade704070, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay at The Esplanade Hotel. Appreciative feedback such as yours inspires us to consistently provide our guests with the superior level of service they have come to expect from our Hotel. In the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you. please do not hesitate to...

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Reviewed September 27, 2016

Old and very tired. One bedroom of a friend had a leak from the bay window roof. Our room (314) was small (ok 'cause you should only sleep there), the shower was full of scale, the outside of the basin had, what looked like blood, on the outside which wasn't cleaned off all week, the entertainment was just down the...

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SGEEsplanade704070, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the time you took to write your detailed review here on Tripadvisor. We are truly sorry for all the issues you encountered during your stay with us. At your convenience, please email Esplanade@sgehotels.com so that our Guest Services staff can further discuss your stay. We hope that you will give us another chance so we can...

Edinburgh
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Mainly set up to cater for coach parties but met the requirements for our group (of seven walkers) and we had a very enjoyable stay. Rooms are basic but comfortable. Five course dinner was simple but tasty and breakfast was excellent. Both were very efficiently served by friendly helpful staff. Looking out onto the promenade the views across and down...

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SGEEsplanade704070, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay at The Esplanade Hotel. Appreciative feedback such as yours inspires us to consistently provide our guests with the superior level of service they have come to expect from our Hotel. In the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you. please do not hesitate to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Esplanade Hotel is located on the West Bay, Dunoon. You are only a five mins walk away from the town centre and you can enjoy the tranquil views across the West bay. Modern and luxurious accommodation available for you during your relaxing stay. The hotel offers delicious homemade dinners and true Scottish breakfasts so you can indulge with a tipple or two from a Malt and Wine cellar. Looking forward to having your company with us at The Esplanade Hotel known as being a home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: Victoria Parade, Dunoon PA23 7HU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cowal Peninsula > Dunoon
Price Range: $119 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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“JUst dont bother to stay here,”
 of 5 bubbles MalcolmPG, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room with a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles foxterrier2, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Get a Clyde view room if possible! It would certainly be better than ours (316) overlooking the roof of the kitchen, and the parked coaches!”
 of 5 bubbles GULLIVERHampshire, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“away from entertainment, a bay window gives more room and has a good view”
  • view from room 314
  • 12' x 12'
  • the door tracks and in the corner were scaled excessivly
  • 12' x 12'
 of 5 bubbles 172sheilab, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Get a front room for the views”
 of 5 bubbles GandMSEdinburgh, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
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