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....
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....
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- Also Known As:
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