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Royal Marine
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Had a one night stay at the Royal Marine on a well priced DBB basis. Firstly, what a lovely drive to Dunoon rather than the ferry. The hotel decor is a bit dated and in need of some TLC but the building itself is lovely. We upgraded to the superior 'Arran' room, for a small amount, which had a superb view across the water taking in the ferry pier (Western) which was mesmerising and tranquil to watch. The room and toilet were spacious with beautiful antique furniture, cosy and comfortable without being all modern!! The staff were excellent as was the food served with plenty of it. If there is a downside I would say that it is just a bit out from Dunoon centre from a walking viewpoint but not by much and there are taxis available. We enjoyed our stay and will return should we be down that way. We would recommend to others.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the 'superior' rooms for a great sea view.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank BillMac30
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Just back from 2 day break at this hotel and yes it is dated but it certainly has character. It is a listed building and there is no way it could be updated to the modern way a lot of people would like. The price, food and staff were excellent. It is a long time since we have been fed so well on a very reasonable break and the staff were excellent, couldn't do enough to keep you happy. Tip from the manager when I booked the hotel was to go to Pauls food & wine store in Gourock to get 40% of tickets on the ferry. Thank you to the management and staff at Royal Marine, we will be back. xxxxx

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Petunia53
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Spent last week-end at the Royal Hotel. Beautiful old building with the most helpful and friendly staff. However, the plumbing and electrics were in need of upgrade. Breakfast was first class and our evening meals were normally good. On our last night, we unfortunately could not begin to eat the food we were served. Such a shame as we have stayed here for many years and this time was very disappointing.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Rosemary M
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed there for just one night. Very beautiful old classic building. You do get a wow factor when you first see the building, especially as it's located right opposite the ferry terminal so it's very convenient. We stayed in the Jura room, which is quite spacious with huge windows and the sea view so we thought we were in for a treat until we saw mould in the bathroom on the bath tub; also when you flushed the toilet, your hand would keep knocking off the toilet seat down with a big band. The bed was very big but was making a nasty squeaky sound and the mattress too soft with 1 flat pillow each. The TV set was tiny from the other century but it didn't matter too much until we realized that there was no proper reception of the basic channels to watch the news.
However, we found the staff very friendly and hard-working at breakfast, but for 89 pounds a night some basic things need fixing.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Agnès L
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Common areas and rooms are tired and in need of a facelift, with somewhated dated styles and showing their age. But with friendly staff who volunteered to arrange hot takeaway bacon butties whe we were departing before breakfast was served. Being immediately next to Hunters Quay ferry terminal is the other plus.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank BrittainBoy
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