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“Pleasant stay with lovely views” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Victoria Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rothesay
Certificate of Excellence
Dundee, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay with lovely views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Gaelic 'Thousand Welcomes' over the door belied the initial welcome, which was an immediate demand for the cash balance for our stay. In fairness it did state on the confirmation letter that the balance was payable in full at check-in, but it needed a more tactful approach, maybe something got lost in translation with the Polish receptionist. However things got a lot better thereafter.

The bedroom was spacious with wonderful views over the front and the winter gardens. Very smart bathroom with a good sized bath, plenty of fluffy towels, toiletries etc. Fruit bowl was provided and tea/coffee making facilities as well as chocolates. Public areas were on the first floor with comfortable leather settees and a well stocked bar. Breakfasts were excellent - wide choice including smokies and lovely views looking out over the front from the picture windows. Staff were friendly and helpful.

The drawback was a lot of stair climbing - fine as we were all reasonably fit,but could be a problem for lthe ess able. Parking was a case of finding a suitable public car park which could be a distance from the front entrance. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Second floor with great views over the bay and the winter gardens.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

What a brilliant time me and my family had on this beautiful island but my visit was topped off with the excellent service we experienced on our stay at this lovely family owned hotel. Our overall stay was made all the better by the attention to detail by all the staff and anything we asked for was done with a smile at all times. Me and my family will definately be back !!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed here in July and it was a very pleasant stay. very nice staff and a very clean hotel. As someone mentioned on here it's not too easy to access if you are older or infirm as there is a flight of stairs up to reception then rooms are on floor above or even above that one. No lift. However we managed ok - thankfully didn't have heavy luggage.
Food was lovely at breakfast and in the evening and there is a large choice. Lovely views over the port.
Disappointing to see instant coffee going into caffitieres at breakfast, I've never seen this at a hotel before. Filter coffee the norm and tastes so much better. Otherwise I like the place and would recommend for a short stay..

Room Tip: Choose a sea view. Gardens in front of hotel beautiful . Due to no lifts, be aware of steep stairs...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TedScotland
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lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

had a room with a sea view which lived up to its name. Room was a reasonable size and very clean. Staff very pleasant and approachable. Evening meal looking out over the sea was lovely and the food was very good with home made bread! Appreciated reduction offered due to boiler problem, good customer care. Small island but very pretty, some good walks. Very relaxing break.
No lift, which may pose problems for some people as all bedrooms are on the second or third floors.

Room Tip: opt for a sea view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JaneKane
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Leven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed at this lovely hotel for one night and were pleased with the location we came of the ferry and our hotel was almost straight across the road so not much walking required, we had had a call from the hotel the day before to say there boiler had burst and they had no hot water but we could use another hotel for a hot shower if required we were refunded twenty pounds for the inconvience we had a lovely room at the back and top of the hotel bright and airy, there was lots of complimentary toiletries, Bottled water a bowl of fruit chocolates and tea and coffee making facilities with biscuits, very nice and much apprieciated touches. We had a lovely breakfast in the morning sitting overlooking rothesay bay just wonderful.All of the staff made you feel so welcome and were so friendly a credit to the hotel.

Room Tip: We were at the back of the hotel and a sea view would have been the icing on the cake.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Erskine, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Stayed a couple of nights in this hotel. The stay was excellent, the accommodation and staff likewise. All in all the experience was first rate - just like the weather. A special mention has to go to the staff as they are a credit to the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

stayed at the Victoria for one night for our anniversary. The hotel was very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. We had requested a room with sea view which was lovely and the little touches of fresh fruit and biscuits was nice. The room was spotless as was the bathroom with lovely fresh white towels and toiletries.

We ate in the restaurant at night, it was a lovely bright room the staff were lovely and friendly the food was really nice. Breakfast in the morning was lovely also with very attentive staff.

Would definitely go back as a lovely hotel in a great location with lovely views if you have a sea view room, only disadvantage is it doesn't have a lift.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Victoria Hotel
Address: 55 Victoria Street, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Bute > Rothesay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rothesay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Victoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of the town of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, our newly refurbished and modern hotel has wonderful views of the Clyde Coast and overlooks the beautiful Esplanade Gardens. It boasts excellent cuisine and caters for everyone from families to wedding parties. The hotel consists of 20 fully en-suite rooms, each stylishly decorated, with TV and drinks facilities. Enjoy an informal meal in our bistro cafe or an evening in our fully licensed bar. ... more   less 
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