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St Ives Guesthouse

58 Victoria Parade West Bay Promenade, Dunoon PA23 7HU Scotland
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#4 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Dunoon
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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 Guest House, Dunoon. Scottish Victorian charm with modern day comfort and the insider secrets of Argyll and Cowal! Jon and Katia and their 3 children bought St Ives in July 2017 and completely refurbished and modernised it. It is now fresh, bright and modern with all amenities and creature comforts. All 7 bedrooms are en-suite and feature high-speed wifi (and a secure wired connection), Smart TV, comfortable bed, toiletries, soft towels, slippers and a hospitality tray with a good selection of teas, coffee and tea cakes. There is a guest lounge with stunning sea views, Smart TV , board games, books and toys. We have a well-stocked bar on site and offer delicious supper platters. St Ives is family-friendly and welcomes dogs with friendly owners.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian
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Roz M wrote a review Sep 2020
Livingston, United Kingdom7 contributions10 helpful votes
Just back from a 2 nights stay at the St Ives in Dunoon. Fab from start to finish. Jon, the owner, couldn’t be more welcoming and accommodating if he tried, we were truly made to feel totally at home. Nothing is a bother. Even better, the place is spotlessly clean and decorated to a really high standard. The bedroom we had (the Jura) was lovely and the beds really comfy. And the communal areas are just as well kept. The lounge was lovely for relaxing in, with amazing views out over the Bay. Indeed the location is this little gem’s final great touch, being right on the sea front. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Julie K wrote a review Sep 2020
Manchester92 contributions50 helpful votes
Jon and Katia made our mini break a great experience. Whilst we didn't have a room with a view we did have a room with a bath, which was lovely ! Room was very clean, everything you could have wanted. Jon was only too pleased to provide you with anything else you needed. Breakfast was served in a lovely dining room over looking the bay and there was plenty to choose from. The advantage of staying 3 days meant you could try all of the special breakfast options. In addition to the specials, there was croissants, cereal, yoghurts and the biggest blackberries I've seen. You wouldn't go hungry. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Paul B wrote a review Aug 2020
Hatfield, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
My family and I stayed in August 2020 and we were extremely happy with this lovely guest house; Lovely family room, perfectly quiet, hot shower, really (really) comfy beds, strong and fast WiFi, nice whisky bar selection, excellent breakfast (the salmon is best we’ve had), lounge with selection of games and big TV, great location on the beach and near the high street. Overall excellent value and we highly recommend - we will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Helen H wrote a review Mar 2020
Cómpeta, Andalucia, Spain54 contributions4 helpful votes
Katia and Job are great hosts, you feel as if you are been treated like royalty, nothing is too much trouble for them to help you, their knowledge is extensive of the area. The whole experience was brilliant, lovely rooms with fantastic views and great breakfasts, I will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: go for one with a sea view front rooms
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hgraham13 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sherwood Park, Alberta1 contribution
I wish I could give a higher reviews. Jon and Katia went out of their way to make our overnight stay the best one we had on our whole trip. Our room was fantastic and the sea view was something else! The bed was so comfortable and the breakfast in the morning superb. I’d definitely be back and I’d 100% recommend St. Ives to anyone. Thanks so much Jon and Katia, you made the end of our trip really special! Hannah and Adam
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from 844katias, Owner at St Ives Guesthouse
Responded 19 Oct 2019
Dear Hannah and Adam We are so delighted you had a fantastic time with us at The St Ives and enjoyed our views and breakfast. Thank you for the top marks! Congratulations again on your special day. We hope to see you again soon. Love, Jon and Katia
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US$125 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeCowal PeninsulaDunoon
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Frequently Asked Questions about St Ives Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to St Ives Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Castle House Museum (0.1 miles), Deja Vu Ladies Clothing Agency & Vintage Tea Rooms (0.3 miles), and Dunoon Castle (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at St Ives Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at St Ives Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at St Ives Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St Ives Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anselmo's, Ristorante Italiano Rio, and Perk Up.
Is St Ives Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Dunoon.
Are pets allowed at St Ives Guesthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at St Ives Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to St Ives Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Tower Hill (4.1 miles).
Does St Ives Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.