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“Basic, but cheap and clean”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Western Hotel

Western Hotel
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Western Hotel
Bangor, North Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Basic, but cheap and clean”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2007

It wasn't the friendliest of welcomes, the owner, an Indian doctor, said there was nowhere to store our bikes, even though we'd told him in advance that we were on a cycling holiday, and that we'd have to lock them at the front of the hotel. The Scottish manageress standing alongside him looked a trifle uncomfortable with his uncompromising attitude. Before we'd even unloaded and locked our bikes, the owner was hassling us to sign the book and pay the balance for our night's stay.

The hotel itself was very basic but quiet, clean and comfortable, and very cheap at £50 for a family room accommodating the three of us, and with a great view out to the Clyde. Furniture was mismatched, and the lavatory had an old fashioned high cistern with chain pull.

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — Nowhere safe to store our bikes overnight
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2006

i had very lovery and enjoyable time with my wife and children,fantastic holidays we had,love to go again there

  • Liked — comfortable
  • Disliked — none
  • Tips/Secrets — none
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
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Hants, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2005

Is this possibly the worst Hotel I have ever stayed at anywhere in the world? Yes! The Western Hotel at 60 Victoria Parade, Dunoon in Scotland. It is SO bad that my girlfriend and I curtailed a three night stay after one night and drove back to Hampshire (450 miles) because it literally ruined the weekend. There is not a single thing to redeem it. Dunoon is a wonderful town to visit, but stay somewhere else. If you try this place, you'll find yourself paying for a Hotel that thinks it is in the business of housing the destitute. You are unlikely to be able to park your car within 200 yards because there aren't enough spaces for all the beds they've crammed in, your room and bed will stink of sprayed on insecticide, you'll be sharing a run down shower room with all the other guests on your floor, your decor will look like it was performed by an infant on a finger painting outing, your bedding will look like it came from a charity shop, your wardrobe will be made of plastic (never seen one like that before), your TV will look like a fire hazard, your window will be held open by a roll of black tape wedged into it and in a room where you can hardly stand two people side by side (Room 3) you'll find they've shoe-horned in an ancient double alongside a single bed, in the gap between the base and the wall. And you'll pay £45 a night for a double for the privilege. It is a tragedy. If the owner took the trouble to consider what minimum standard any guests expect, then the building could be a gem, overlooking the sea as it does (not room 3 or most of the other rooms mind you!). Instead you feel that you are being expoited, because once you are there, it is unlikely that you'll be able to transfer to a decent hotel.

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Additional Information about Western Hotel

Property: Western Hotel
Address: 60 Victoria Parade | West Bay, Dunoon PA23 7HU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cowal Peninsula > Dunoon
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Dunoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Western Hotel Dunoon, Scotland

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