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St Ives Boutique Hotel

58 Victoria Parade West Bay Promenade, Dunoon PA23 7HU Scotland
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**Book Direct For A Best Rate!** Enjoy spectacular sea views, meander through magical forests and experience our famous Argyll wildlife at St Ives Boutique Hotel, a hospitality tray with a good selection of teas, coffee and biscuits. There is a guest lounge with stunning sea views, Smart TV , board games, books and toys. We have a well-stocked bar on site for your entertainment. St Ives is family-friendly Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Anthony B wrote a review Mar 2024
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
Trip to see Brother in law and family in Dunoon. St. Ives had a stunning sea front location with top views. Dedicated Car parking available to frontage . Convenient location to town centre including bars and restaurants. Bedroom was very nice and clean with everything we needed. 1st floor sea facing lounge is a lovely place to meet with others, as is the ground floor bar / breakfast room. Breakfast was fabulous. Bar service available and very reasonably priced with good service. Kenny and Lesley were great hosts throughout, highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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666clive wrote a review Oct 2023
United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
As a non driver I wanted somewhere to stay were transport wasn’t needed, the well located St Ives, is a short walk from Dunoon Pier along Victoria Parade a wide footpath by the water, leading you up the garden path to the door. I booked the Little Cumbrae a single room, described as compact and cosy, so I was expecting a fairly small room and wasn’t disappointed. I’ve never found this an issue when I’m asleep or not there, once in bed the room didn’t feel small, if you need more space, for reading, watching television or just looking out of a bigger window the lounge is next door. The views over the Bay from the Little Cumbrae provide a pleasant start to the day, as does the en-suite with shower, (every thing nice and clean). All the quality extras I’d hope for and frequently don’t get are provided, on the hospitality tray. I enjoyed the fresh coffee and breakfast each morning. Kenny and Lesley offered a friendly service, accommodating my requests were possible. If there’s one downside to visiting the St Ives, it’s that you need two or three days too fully appreciate all that’s on offer. I’d definitely hope to stay at the St Ives when visiting Dunoon.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Use the Victoria Parade path it starts next to The Boat House Coffee Shop, quicker, safer and...
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Joanne F wrote a review Oct 2023
Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
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Had a lovely stay at St. Ives Hotel who were very accommodating to us and the hotel itself was spotless. Fab facilities for the children and the breakfast was unreal. Best porridge I’ve ever tasted! The boys pancake stack was also very impressive! The room was perfect for us as a family of 4, the bunk beds for the kids was perfect. Lovely hot shower. And nice amenities in the room. Great hosts and we would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Matilda LMKZ wrote a review Aug 2023
42 contributions10 helpful votes
Warm welcome from Kenny after a last minute booking. Very comfy bed in clean room, beautiful view of the beach, sea and hills right outside the window. Breakfast was EXCELLENT, continental had a lovely selection of porridge, yoghurt & granola plus pastries. Definitely did not leave hungry! Parking right outside & great location for walking around Dunoon and along the shore. Garden for our own use with picnic benches right by the beach, perfect for a takeaway picnic! Kenny was a very friendly host and serving staff were helpful. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Scottyshe wrote a review Aug 2023
Dunfermline Fife21 contributions6 helpful votes
Wonderful stay What a warm welcome we recieved from Kenny, (Lesley was away met her on the day we were leaving) wonderful family run hotel lovely views, nice and clean.and the breakfast wow next time folks maybe let Don in the kitchen show him how it's done lol you will have difficulty finding any faults as you are well looked after and very accommodating and a happy place to stay would highly recommend staying here you will struggle to find better, it's a small business so book early you won't be disappointed...we look forward to visiting again Many thx Kenny and Lesley and the kids for making our stay a happy 1 ...all the best folks ....Sheila and Don Moffett from Rosyth Fife
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: shortage of car parking spaces that's the only problem we found ask where you can park
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Responded 21 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you had a great stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. 😊
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MarkM72 wrote a review Jul 2023
Lancashire2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent residence. Superb standards with decent shower and comfortable bed. We stayed in the Bute room giving us a great view over the water. Exceptional hosts and very good quality breakfast. Kenny and his team have put together a beautiful property that is very well maintained in a tranquil area of Scotland. If you really want to get away from it all and experience a calm, quiet getaway then this is the place for you. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Weelee28 wrote a review Apr 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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I cannot speak highly enough about lesley and the St ives !!! Rooms amazing , food amazing! Care and compassion amazing!! We had a very last minute booking Monday morning, arrived Monday afternoon- and I wish I never had to leave. It was a wee safe haven for me - having an extremely difficult time in my life - it gave me an escape! Much needed. Perfect place to be.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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angtracey wrote a review Apr 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom10 contributions11 helpful votes
Went with my husband to St. Ives Hotel in Dunoon for 2 nights. Wonderful little hotel set back overlooking the sea in Dunoon. Our room was on the top floor with beautiful sea views & a window seat to sit & enjoy them on. Immaculate refurbished bathroom /shower room with great powerful shower. Bedroom perfect size with very comfortable bed. Hotel is immaculate! Beautiful lounge thoughtfully laid out with every amenity needed amazing sea views & amenities including some toys for children. Breakfast was exceptional lovely presentation & absolutely delicious. Owned & managed by Kenny & his wife who were perfect hosts. We will return !
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Date of stay: March 2023
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neykia wrote a review Mar 2023
Kent, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely friendly owners, so helpful, nothing was any trouble. Kenny makes a great Bloody Mary! A Lovely hotel. Would 100% visit again. We stayed for 3 nights, had a lovely view of the Loch. Breakfast every morning, coffee machine in the room which is always an added bonus! A really friendly family run business.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Lots of bars to drink in, live music most weekends. Busses run frequently. Last car ferry is at...
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Responded 5 Mar 2023
Hi Neykia, thank you for your lovely remarks and we look forward to your return.
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Kayleigh-Jessie C wrote a review Nov 2022
Stirling, United Kingdom6 contributions10 helpful votes
Came to the St ives for the weekend with our 2 toddlers to attend a family wedding in the area and so happy we booked here! From the moment we arrived Kenny and lesley were brilliant, so welcoming and couldn't do enough to make our stay great. The hotel itself is beautiful. From the moment you walk in the decor is gorgeous in all communal areas and the rooms. The dining room is ideal, welcoming and comfortable with plenty choice at the bar. The lounge was comfortable and inviting with lots of great wee touches to make it suitable for all. We stayed in there jurassic suit and it was fab, a huge comfy kingsize bed, a spacious sofa bed and still room for the travel cot, there was a lovely dressing table, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables so ample places to put your things, and a well stocked tray for tea/coffee/hot chocolate with a wee kettle. The TV was ideal even got YouTube to help amuse the kids while we got ready. The bathroom was ideal and I wish we had a shower like the one in the en suite! The first night we arrived at about 6ish and were warmly welcomed, and our brilliant hosts were kind enough to allow us to use the dining room to eat the take away we got. The breakfasts were delicious, cooked just how we like, they even accommodated our girls dietary needs and we're just generally great with our girls. We couldn't thank them enough for making our stay so good, felt like a home away from home (but with nicer decor and better coffee) We would definitely recommend and will definitely stay again if we're back in dunoon!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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£140 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeCowal PeninsulaDunoon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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ST IVES BOUTIQUE HOTEL - Updated 2024 Reviews (Dunoon)

Frequently Asked Questions about St Ives Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to St Ives Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Castle House Museum (0.1 miles), Dunoon Castle Ruins (0.2 miles), and Dunoon Burgh Hall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at St Ives Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at St Ives Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at St Ives Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at St Ives Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St Ives Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Italiano Rio, Anselmo's, and Coast Coffee.
Is St Ives Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Dunoon.
Are there any historical sites close to St Ives Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Tower Hill (4.1 miles) and Granny Kempock Stone (4.3 miles).
Does St Ives Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.