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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Rothesay
- The Victoria Hotel Rothesay, Isle Of Bute