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Argyll Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Dunoon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 16, 2013

I went with a friend here on our 1st murder mystery weekend with a haunting theme (12th - 14th April) and paid £99 pp for 2 nights with evening meals & breakfast included and we left having had a great weekend!

FRIDAY: We arrived to Dunoon via the ferry and The Argyll was a short walk away which could be seen right away when we arrived. We were checked in quickly and given the murder mystery scroll.
Evening meal started at 7:30pm along with start of the plot for the murder mystery which ran in-between courses then finished with a little ghost hunt with the Glasgow paranormal investigation team.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are serious about the paranormal part you might not get what your looking for here. I know a few people were disappointed as it was a joke to others. Questions were turned into jokes.

SATURDAY: A treasure trail, following clues around Dunoon during the day. Optional spiritual reading if booked costing £30. (We didn't do this as felt it was too expensive, had previous readings for £20) Evening meal and murder mystery events again starting at 7pm. Prizes were given out along with a certificate for who got the murderer correct, trail and best dressed then a disco afterwards until 1am.

PLEASE NOTE: Its optional to wear fancy dress on the Saturday night - my friend and I were the only ones who knew this though so we were the only ones dressed up (as haunted dolls)

SUNDAY: Check out at 12.


ROOM: Clean and comfortable.
FOOD: Amazing - Tasted as good as it looked, great sized portions too.
BAR: Prices were ok and served quickly even when busy. My friend and I spent most of our time here and really enjoyed it.
STAFF: The staff were great and we got to know them all on a 1st name basis - Tom, Andrea, Victoria and Yanis? We felt so comfortable that at the end of each night we tried to get the staff to join us for a drink - even shouting at the boss behind reception who was also great when he reminded us while sober in the morning....

NEGATIVES:
Bar closes at 1am.
Evening meal starts between 7pm - 7:30pm but due to murder mystery plot going on in-between courses didn't finish last course till around 10pm.

Didn't bother us but might annoy some: We were on the high street side which has a takeaway shop called 3 in 1 across from it which appeared to be the place to be after the pubs emptied - quite busy until the early hours with noise.

OVERALL: Good chance of going back someday....

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

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 endeavour to give to all our valued guests. 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 702059 or please email me at dev.surya@sgehotels.com

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards

Dev Surya
General Manager

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Hotel was fabulous! Service was great. Best part of the weekend was the food it was beautiful i will defiently be back at this hotel!
We booked up for the haunted hotel weekend and it was a really good laugh!
Good area for nice walks & a good few pubs around:)

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Thank Alana23x
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 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
Dev Surya
General Manager

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

My Family & I were there (April 2013) for a murder mystery weekend...

We paid £99 for two nights, dinner and breakfast included. We had entertainment Friday Night, Saturday Night & even a treasure trail we could do at our leisure on Saturday Afternoon.

To be honest I'd go back just for the food, it was phenomenal. The portions were fantastic and the food was to a very high standard, the presentation and service were brilliant too.

The staff were all friendly and the manager was very kind to us, really pleased. No one was to busy to help us and they even remembered my mums strange tea order, it's nothing huge but it makes you feel like they care.

The rooms were very comfortable, easy to use showers (which is always a bonus), housekeepers were in and out in no time, very pleasant.

There was not a downside to our stay and we're planning on going back. I've already recommended the hotel and events to friends. Hope to see you all again in December for the Gangster Murder Mystery :D

Room Tip: I had a corner room with a sea view, was beautiful.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Karen B
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 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
Dev Surya
General Manager

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

we was on a day trip to Dunood and saw this hotel in front of harbor and we wanted a meal so it looked good and in we went we got a table by a window the view was great down loch and we saw a submarine first time ,now for the food good menu we had salmon and i tell it was the best ever big portion and lovely wine they gave us yes i would stay here decor was of a old hotel but nice

Room Tip: we did not stay here but food was good also very good staff
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking the time for leaving a review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you have been satisfied with your stay. It means a lot that you have taken the time to share your views and I hope we will continue to welcome you in the future. I look forward to welcoming you back.

Kindest Regards
Dev Surya
General Manager

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Just returned from a two night family break at this hotel. This must be the cleanest, friendliest hotel we have stayed in. All the staff were extremely friendly and pleasant, nothing was too much trouble. The family room we had was very well decorated and furnished, it had the cleanest bathroom I have ever seen in any hotel. The food was good, you have to try the Rio restaurant in the hotel, the food was terrific and the wine was well priced too. My husband and friend had the tapas which they thoroughly enjoyed. Would definitely recommend this hotel and we will return too.

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Thank nelScotland
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

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 endeavour to give to all our valued guests. 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 702059 or please email me at dev.surya@sgehotels.com

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards

Dev Surya
General Manager

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed for a 3 night break at the beginning of April. The hotel is centrally located with easy free parking nearby. Although not a modern hotel we had a nice bright room which was warm and well laid out with a smashing walk in shower and brilliant sea views. The staff were very friendly and polite. Breakfasts were a wee bit disappointing but the evening meals were very good. There is a choice of the hotel restaurant which had a large choice of meals which were very good value or the attached Italian which was again very nice and good value. We would certainly recommend this hotel and will definitely go back again in the future.

Room Tip: We asked for a walk in shower which was very good and sea view was smashing.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mctricky
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 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 4 star rating and we hope to see you soon!

Kind Regards
Dev surya
General Manager

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a lovely break at the beginning of the Easter Break 2013. Staying Friday and Saturday night. We paid a little extra to upgrade the room to a sea view and a 4 poster bed. It was worth the extra money.

The staff were very attentive and the meals we had in the hotel, both breakfast and dinner, were good. The option to eat in the hotel restaurant or the attached Italian was a nice change. Good central location in Dunoon within walking distance of the passenger ferry and the bus terminal.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces forward away from the main street.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AlISCOTT
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surya d, General Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guest ,

Thank you for your positive feedback on your stay in the hotel. It makes us happy to hear such words of satisfaction from our guests. Team ARGYLL is happy to have been a part of it.
Meanwhile, we are looking forward for your next trip to Dunoon, and stay with us.

Regards,
Dev Surya
General Manager

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Additional Information about 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: $82 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Argyll Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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