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OYO The Esplanade Hotel

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#2 of 6 hotels in Dunoon
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The Esplanade Hotel is located on the West Bay, Dunoon. You are only a five mins walk away from the town centre and you can enjoy the tranquil views across the West bay. Modern and luxurious accommodation available for you during your relaxing stay. The hotel offers delicious homemade dinners and true Scottish breakfasts so you can indulge with a tipple or two from a Malt and Wine cellar. Looking forward to having your company with us at The Esplanade Hotel known as being a home away from home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Evening entertainment
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Colin L wrote a review Nov 2023
Oban, United Kingdom32 contributions7 helpful votes
Nice and comfortable hotel just a bit disappointed you couldn't get dinner at night after a long journey from Inverness to Dunoon haveing to go out and look for something which was not easy as Dunoon is a very small town breakfast goodand nice
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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SalopLadandLass wrote a review Oct 2023
Shrewsbury, Shropshire87 contributions50 helpful votes
We've been to the Esplanade several times now with the last visit a couple of years ago so it was nice to see the improvements made in the time. We arrived on a GB Tours coach holiday after our long journey and from the first moment we were made to feel welcome by Suzy and her team. Our room was comfortable and clean with a comfortable bed/pillows. The condiments were fully loaded with plenty of tea/coffee/milk etc. so no need to eak out the tea and coffee which sometimes happens. The bathroom was clean and operational despite being in need of a little bit of tlc though nothing major. The tv was fine except we had a problem with permanent subtitles which couldn't be turned off as the remote was a substitute. Suzy did her best to try to find one that was better matched before we left - with limited success. The lift always worked and with a limit of three persons was not overcrowded. The menu for breakfast had a good choice - I had fruit juice, porridge, scrambled eggs, tomatoes and beans followed by toast and marmalade/honey/jams with tea or coffee. Dinner was equally varied with starters, main and desert all presented nicely and cooked perfectly followed by tea or coffee. The waiter service was excellent with no-one having to wait for their food. Entertainment was provided on two nights which people enjoyed if it was to their taste. Bar prices were in line with most other hotels but it's down to personal choice, while the lounge area offered a nice place to relax and enjoy the view. The hotel is ideally situated on the front looking out to sea and the islands so a walk along the promenade is an easy option either to get to the town or simply take in the air and scenery. Suzy and her team made us look forward to our next stay at the Esplanade.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Valerie O wrote a review Oct 2023
Sunderland, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
We were there this weekend with bus tour. The hotel is dated but very clean. Our bedroom was lovely and big with excellent shower room . Food was fine but maybe a better choice. Think with bus tours hotels tend to do a slightly less choice menu. The staff were very friendly and obliging. The view of the loch from our room was amazing. Nice lounge/function room though some of the chairs need re upholstering. All in all we would recommend and would return again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Linda B wrote a review Sept 2023
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Just spent 4 nights at esplanade, on a coach trim. Could not find any fault with hotel, bedrooms and rest of hotel lovely and clean. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. Thank you to all at esplanade we will be back
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 25 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. The team enjoy working together and try their best to give out guest the best holiday experience they can. We look forward to meeting with you again.
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geordierover2012 wrote a review Sept 2023
Blaydon, United Kingdom64 contributions120 helpful votes
My wife and I have recently returned from a five day Caledonian Holiday break at the Esplanade Hotel, Dunoon. The weather was unfortunately dreadful (constant wind and rain) but we enjoyed our stay. The staff in the hotel were very pleasant and professional, all the meals were excellent and the entertainment on two evenings was good. Suzie the Hotel Manager was very helpful and always available. Our bedroom in the hotel was very comfortable and was recently decorated. We had a couple of day trips - Oban and the Isle of Bute. The coach driver, Kevin, was new to the job but did well and was always very pleasant and helpful. We would definitely return in the future, thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Sept 2023
Thankyou for your review I will pass on your commitments to all the team. The team enjoy working together and it is always nice to hear their effects are appreciated. We enjoyed having you all and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Keith V wrote a review Sept 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom28 contributions7 helpful votes
Although the hotel is somewhat dated it’s one of those locations where the staff here make all the difference. Suzy was excellent and the waiting staff in the restaurant, who were all multi- tasking during the day, were also a credit to the hotel. The food, where there was a variety of choices at both breakfast and evening meal, was well presented and most enjoyable. The hotel itself is located just minutes walk away from Dunoon town centre and the Main Street (Argyll Street) where the majority of shops cafes bars and restaurants are located.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking spaces are limited more especially when a couple of coaches are also visiting.
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Responded 29 Sept 2023
Thankyou for your review I will pass on your commitments to all the team. The team enjoy working together and it is always nice to hear their effects are appreciated. We enjoyed having you all and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Rob H wrote a review Sept 2023
3 contributions4 helpful votes
5 night coaching holiday. Very comfortable and clean, staff very friendly and most helpful. Food and service always of a good standard. Room clean and comfortable and very quiet. We had a very enjoyable stay, any minor deficiencies were more than compensated for by the lovely friendly nature of Suzy and her staff.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Sept 2023
Thankyou for your review I will pass on your commitments to all the team. The team enjoy working together and it is always nice to hear their effects are appreciated. We enjoyed having you all and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Sandra p wrote a review Sept 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Have just returned from 5 day coach holiday staying at Esplanade. This is one of the best hotels we have stayed at with past coach tours. Suzy the manageress and staff greeted us on arrival. Room was spotless and tastefully decorated with plenty of storage. Beds were very comfortable. Bathroom dated but adequate with bath and overhead shower and plenty of hot water. Good was excellent and varied. From ordering food and the delivering was swift. No waiting between courses. Chefs and waiting staff were to be commended. Suzy was always present in restaurant to greet everyone and ensure that everything to their liking. There is a lift but a few stairs down to restaurant and up to entertainment room, which could be challenging to those with a disability. There are always little things that one may find not right, but nothing to nit pick with. But overall an exceptional hotel. Thank you Esplanade .
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 18 Sept 2023
Thankyou for your review I will pass on your commitments to all the team. The team enjoy working together and it is always nice to hear their effects are appreciated. We enjoyed having you all and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Lisa H wrote a review Aug 2023
Regina, Canada1 contribution
On a positive note the room was very clean but that’s about it. Ice cold shower, no face cloths, thin walls (had to listen to puking half the night). The restaurant was hands down the worst meal I have ever eaten, canned products heated in the microwave, tomato soup for pasta sauce, even the dessert was inedible.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lynne B wrote a review Aug 2023
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Just got back from a 3 night stay and was disappointed.There wasn't any dinners available any of these nights.The room was adequate but on the small side (i have a walker) and was unable to have it in the room.The only plus was the staff i encountered, the hotel is lucky to have them, they did an amazing job.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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PRICE RANGE
£80 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
esplanade hotel dunoon
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Esplanade Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeCowal PeninsulaDunoon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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Frequently Asked Questions about OYO The Esplanade Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to OYO The Esplanade Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Castle House Museum (0.1 miles), Dunoon Castle Ruins (0.1 miles), and Dunoon Burgh Hall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at OYO The Esplanade Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at OYO The Esplanade Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at OYO The Esplanade Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to OYO The Esplanade Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Italiano Rio, Anselmo's, and Coast Coffee.
Is OYO The Esplanade Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Dunoon.
Are any cleaning services offered at OYO The Esplanade Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at OYO The Esplanade Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to OYO The Esplanade Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Tower Hill (4.1 miles) and Granny Kempock Stone (4.2 miles).
Does OYO The Esplanade Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.