We chose the hotel as a trip down memory lane, having spent easters as a child in the nearby caravan park, and having very fond memories of the wee shop and the ferries.
Our stay didnt start off too well however, my husband being very fussy about where he stays and the dawning realisation that the website gave a too good impression of the hotel standard, not forgetting that trekking up three flights of stairs with all of our luggage to the ' family' rooms didnt help.
The room was very clean, no complaints there but the decor and the bathroom were very very dated.
Dinner the first night was not great, an opinion shared by other guests. The prawn cocktail was accompanied by dried curled up bread and the venison tasted like boiled cardboard. I wasnt too impressed either when the bottle of wine we ordered arrived at the table already open. Our window table kept our young son entertained tho watching the cars come on and off the ferries.
The next day we slept in for breakfast however the chef kindly cooked us our own breakfast ( havent ever experienced that service at another hotel), and there was a nice touch of a wee easter egg for everyone.
Dinner the second night was much better, maybe the night before had been chefs night off.
Overall the service was friendly and we got the impression that the staff would do anything to make your stay better. The bar downstairs has clearly had a revamp and was very pleasant. Moreover we have travelled often with our children at various stages and it was the first time we have ever been given a baby bath, changing mat and sheets and blankets for the cot ( usually hotels seem totally oblivious to the fact that you cant put a quilt on a baby).
Overall a good impression but if you are used to a pretty good standard of hotel then be aware of the decor before you book.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Marine Hotel Dunoon
- Royal Marine Dunoon, Scotland