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“Great Hotel - Good Value for Money”
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Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Dunoon
Bathgate, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Hotel - Good Value for Money”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Just returned from an Easter Break at the Esplanade Hotel, Dunoon - had a lovely room - obviously just been re-furbished - didn't have sea views but did have lovely view of hills - staff and management couldn't be better - could not do enough for us - would really recommend this to anyone wanting a short break (or longer) - of course the weather at Easter was fab which helped to make it but still Hotel made the break special as well.
Isobel and Peter Gibb, West Lothian

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Esplanade704070, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
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 contact me directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj.cancar@sgehotels.com

Look forward to welcoming you soon.

Best Regards

Manoj Cancar
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have just spent a lovely two days in The Esplanade, albeit a last minute decision. The staff and management could not have been more hospitable or accommodating.
We booked the Clansman room, number 23 and it was delightful with gorgeous views and very peaceful. This is recently refurbished as was the en suite bathroom. We only booked bed and breakfast because we enjoy choosing where to eat in the evening.
Although this hotel caters mainly to the touring coach trip trade, it is striking a good balance with independent travellers/guests too.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank AJDevine
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Esplanade704070, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel through Trip advisor. We are happy to learn that your stay at our hotel was up to your expectations and that we were able to make your stay memorable by providing you the positive experience we endeavor to give to all our valued guests as you expected. We will make sure that your comments are shared to all the Staff. The positive ratings you gave us on Trip advisor are greatly appreciated and we hope we have the opportunity to be at your service again in the near future.

In the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj.cancar@sgehotels.com

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards

Manoj Cancar
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Currently staying at the Esplanade Hotel Dunoon with one night left. Wish it was longer because this place is truly outstanding. The hotel is not five star but the management and staff are certainly working towards this. The hotel is lovely and clean with some areas having been obviously upgraded to a high standard. The atmosphere is really good and the staff are all very pleasant and helpful, they can't do enough for you - well done. The food at dinner last night was very good with a varied choice and plentifully helpings, no complaints from anybody in our party of eight. Similarly breakfast this morning was delicious. Our party are accommodated in four rooms of different standards. The Angus room is beautiful and a pleasure to stay in, the other rooms although not as nice are all of a good standard and very comfortable, again no complaints . Over all we have found the Esplanade Hotel to be a wonderful place to spend a relaxing weekend with good friends in excellent surroundings. Many thanks to all the staff at the esplanade.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Esplanade704070, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel through Trip advisor. We are happy to learn that your stay at our hotel was up to your expectations and that we were able to make your stay memorable by providing you the positive experience we endeavor to give to all our valued guests as you expected. We will make sure that your comments are shared to all the Staff. The positive ratings you gave us on Trip advisor are greatly appreciated and we hope we have the opportunity to be at your service again in the near future.

In the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj.cancar@sgehotels.com

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards

Manoj Cancar
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

This hotel is fantastic in every way, the food was superb, the service was too, also great value for money. The location was great, we have 2 boys age 8 and 6 who both thought this was our best holiday ever. The staff did everything possible to accommodate our needs even cooking different things just for the boys. The atmosphere is lovely and very welcoming, as a family who likes fun and adventure Dunoon and the Esplanade have it all, keep doing what you are doing its great. See you again soon, the Gibsons x

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Esplanade704070, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
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 contact me directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj.cancar@sgehotels.com

Look forward to welcoming you soon.

Best Regards

Manoj Cancar
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I arrived on Saturday afternoon, having booked a much needed, last minute, weekend break from the city. As with previous comments, the arrival at the rear of the hotel wasn't promising, but once inside, the hotel was cosy, clean, and comfortable.

Whilst not quite'gay friendly', we were checked in politely, if a little un-enthusiastically. We were given a room at the back of the hotel, which still enjoyed good views of the forested hills behind Dunoon, The room was well decorated, clean, the bed was comfy and the bathroom had a good shower. The breakfast staff were friendly and the full English was good (although I can almost hear Alex Polizzi saying "Dahling, why not spend a little more money on a better quality sausage")

The reason I have given this hotel 4 stars rather than 5 is that we were hoping to enjoy a dram or 3 at the hotel bar when we returned from the town that night. The barman wasn't at ease behind the bar, and he decided he was closing at 10.00 "because it was quiet". Most unsatisfactory!!

I thought Dunoon was a nice town, even in the drizzle. The high-street has a nice selection of independent retailers, pubs, restaurants, and of course a few charity shops. It reminded me a little of Whitstable-in-the-rain, but I'm not sure Highland Mary would agree.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Peter J
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Esplanade704070, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel through Trip advisor. We are happy to learn that your stay at our hotel was up to your expectations and that we were able to make your stay memorable by providing you the positive experience we endeavor to give to all our valued guests as you expected. We will make sure that your comments are shared to all the Staff. The positive ratings you gave us on Trip advisor are greatly appreciated and we hope we have the opportunity to be at your service again in the near future.

In the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj.cancar@sgehotels.com

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards

Manoj Cancar
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2014

I can't recommend the Esplanade Hotel enough Manoj and all the staff are so friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent and the view of the Firth of Clyde are stunning. The bedroom had a nice comfy bed and very clean, no complaints at all. We will definitely be going back, thanks everyone at the Esplanade for making our stay so enjoyable Liam & Joan Gilmore

Room Tip: Sea views are nice and sunny
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Esplanade704070, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
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 contact me directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj.cancar@sgehotels.com

Look forward to welcoming you soon.

Best Regards

Manoj Cancar
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Ripley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

arrived at hotel 1/4/2014 , was due to stay at argyll on short brake with family members for my birthday but transfered to esplanade because of a problem . on arrival at back of hotel my first thought was not the best but getting into hotel management and staff made us welcome , showed us to our rooms that was clean and well presented , management and staff were pleasant , helpful and mixed with customers , food was excellent , my only downfall for hotel was the singer /entertainer on first 2 night , my personal opinion was that he was not the best singer and have heard better , i did tell hotel staff this ,
i was presented with a cake for my birthday by staff and staff put birthday banners around our dining table for me , which i found really nice and made my birthday even more special .the view from front of hotel was amazing / sea view , hotel all round was clean and cant wait to go back .thank you management and staff

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank sandra s
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Esplanade704070, General Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel through Trip advisor. We are happy to learn that your stay at our hotel was up to your expectations and that we were able to make your stay memorable by providing you the positive experience we endeavor to give to all our valued guests as you expected. We will make sure that your comments are shared to all the Staff. The positive ratings you gave us on Trip advisor are greatly appreciated and we hope we have the opportunity to be at your service again in the near future.

In the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj.cancar@sgehotels.com

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards

Manoj Cancar
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Property: Esplanade Hotel
Address: Victoria Parade, Dunoon PA23 7HU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cowal Peninsula > Dunoon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Dunoon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dunoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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 
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