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“Superbly Located Traditional Hotel”
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Argyll Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Dunoon
Certificate of Excellence
North Devon, UK
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137 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Superbly Located Traditional Hotel”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We chose to stay here mainly because of the location and position, as we were house hunting in the area. We thought we'd push the boat out a bit, and take one of the superior rooms with the view, but on arriving, we were given a room well away from the front, with a view of the sea over some quite shabby rooves. If this was charged as one of the better ones, I'm glad we didn't stay in a standard one!
The Staff were great, however, and the general comfort was good. Breakfast was very hit and miss though, with very little evidence of waitresses, and the repast itself very average. Rather disappointing.
We ate two nights in the adjoining Italian bistro, the first night being very good indeed. I enjoyed my meal so much, in fact, that I ordered the same the following evening. What a mistake! The meal was so different, that I assumes there was a different chef on duty. Pity there was no consistency. The ambience was good, and the staff very friendly and helpful.

Overall, despite my criticisms, it was a nice hotel, and good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for writing a very detailed review of our property and services. I am very glad that you view Argyll SGE family as a brand which is very consistent and always delivers

I hope you will not let this one unpleasant altercation play on your mind next time you visit Dunoon as I can assure you that this is not the norm here at Argyll Hotel. Team Argyll will make every effort to change what wasn’t right during your stay this time.
We look forward to welcoming you again in not too distant future.
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Surya Dev
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This hotel is very charming. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My room was right out of a old style manor house! It had the most beautiful...and comfy..bed ive ever seen! The GM Dave went out of his way to make sure my stay was wonderful. Also the food in their regular restaurant was extremely good. I did not try the Rio restaurant. I had a car on this trip and drove all over the island its beautiful. And the village of Dunoon is equally as charming. I recommend the eclairs at the local bakery!! And def check out the Dunoon Mug store.

Room Tip: I stayed in a room named The Lamont.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your stay with us and the lovely words of appreciation. Team Argyll strives to create this pleasure and comfort for all our guests. The fact that this is exactly what Team Argyll has been successful in achieving makes us happier and more motivated to continue the same endeavour.

Thank you once again for your 5 star rating and we hope to see you soon!

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Surya Dev
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We had a lovely 3 day weekend in Dunoon. This hotel was centrally located and easy to find. It was easily accessible to all of the bars, restaurants and shops. The rooms were clean, comfortable and cozy and we had a fantastic view of the water front. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had dinner in the hotel both nights and were very happy with our meals. I would recommend this hotel very highly.

  • Stayed March 2013
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your four star review about your stay. It’s gratifying to hear that Team ARGYLL l has been successful in its endeavour to make guests feel comfortable and at home.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Surya Dev
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Husband and I had 3 days 2 nights in Dunoon last week/. Weather spectacular. Cost for car, driver & passenger fantastic (bought ticket in Newsagents in Gourock & saved £17). Hotel allowed us to sit in comfort for a few mins. until our room was ready (12 noon). Room had a wonderful view up the Firth and had everything contained to make our stay extremely comfortable. Bed very comfy, 2 comfortable chairs to sit & enjoy the view with a cup of tea (all necessities supplied), 4 piece bathroom, hot towel rail, good lighting and loads of hot water. Food in hotel excellent. We enjoyed a superb dinner in Rio's Italian Restaurant (accessible from inside hotel but also access from the street). Staff - what can I say - never have we experienced such delightful, helpful, considerate, cheerful & happy people from the General Manager (who was outstanding) Reception, dining room, domestic, bar etc. Can 't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Well worth paying a small supplement to get a grand view - second floor rooms 112, 114 and 117 I wou...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your stay with us and the lovely words of appreciation. Team Argyll strives to create this pleasure and comfort for all our guests. The fact that this is exactly what Team Argyll has been successful in achieving makes us happier and more motivated to continue the same endeavour.

Thank you once again for your 5 star rating and we hope to see you soon!

Regards
Surya Dev
General Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I spent the weekend on a Great Glasgow deal, we have no idea how this hotel makes any money from this as we had afternoon tea when we arrived despite it only being 2pm, we also got our room changed as the general manager asked how the room was and I just mentioned we had been at front of hotel in a previous visit he arranged to move us within 5 minutes as we prefered the other room what a star, we also had a 4 course dinner with wine included in the deal for the second night again the manager came up trumps and said we could have our meal when it suited us first or second night and he even said we could eat either in the hotel or in the Rio restaurant whatever suited us we opted for the Rio and it was superb again all in the original cost of deal so no further expense, the breakfast both mornings was amazing as made to order and I love my food hot this really was a fantastic meal with all staff very pleasant and helpful, we had upgraded to a 4 poster room and it was spotless and very big with no noise or issues

To sum up a perfect weekend if I have any issue there would just be one being the lack of entertainment in the hotel and sourounding area, but to remedy this we are going to come back on a tribute weekend and that would make it 10/10

The General manager is a credit to his hotel and was friendly to everyone just a wee word of caution sometimes he was too nice and seemed to try too hard not a bad thing, but just for him if he took a tiny step back he too would be perfect

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your stay with us and the lovely words of appreciation. Team Argyll strives to create this pleasure and comfort for all our guests. The fact that this is exactly what Team Argyll has been successful in achieving makes us happier and more motivated to continue the same endeavour.

Thank you once again for your 5 star rating and we hope to see you soon!

Regards
Surya Dev
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Manager and staff at the Argyll are fantastic, checked in on arrival no problem, our room was spotless lovely view over the water, have stayed at The Argyll about six times now and every time has been great, the breakfast has everything you could want cold buffet,then you are served hot toast with tea or coffee and your hot breakfast order is taken breakfast is always freshly made and piping hot, we had dinner both nights first night two friends joined us meal was delicious, second night there were eight of us all food served piping hot everyone enjoyed the food great service and varied menu. The staff are a great team of people and nothing is a bother thank you everyone at the Argyll Hotel

Room Tip: Ask for sea view it cost's a bit extra but worth it
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for writing a very detailed review of our property and services. I am very glad that you view Argyll SGE family as a brand which is very consistent and always delivers.

I am also grateful to you for your candid feedback. A big thank you for your kind words regarding I made it a priority to share your feedback and let them know of the good service they had provided you. It is refreshing to know that even though you had one bad experience it did not reflect on the staff as a whole which is very encouraging

Looking forward to welcome you back .

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Surya Dev
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a top rated Hotel, Dev the manager and his team made our short stay so welcoming nothing was to much trouble. The room was excellent and had a great sea view. we will definately be returning to this superb hotel.

Room Tip: Room 114 great sea view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Guest

It thrills me to read such great words of your implicitly great stay! Your special mention of the reception desk is very well taken. Since it is the face of the hotel, we expect it to be of the highest calibre. We take pride in our customer service quality and thank you for sharing that it is equally received in a similar fashion.

We look forward to your next visit in anticipation.

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Property: Argyll Hotel
Address: 54 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7NE, Scotland (Formerly Best Western Argyll Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cowal Peninsula > Dunoon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Dunoon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dunoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Argyll Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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