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“This is an excellent hotel for relaxing and enjoying good food.”
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Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Dunoon
Reviewed 14 May 2011

My wife and I stayed as part of an organised coach tour. The venue having been changed from another hotel at very short notice. This caused us some concern but we need not have worried. The greeting on our arrival was pleasant, and allocation of rooms was trouble free. Our room , on the second floor, was very clean, as was the bed linen etc.. we also had a sea view.
The dining room lived up to expectations, with excellent meals served by pleasant, polite staff and, if our waitress, CRYSTAL, was an example of staff training, the management have got things right.
Entertainment was good each night with the Scottish Night being the highlight. Plenty of laughter from everyone !.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Thank daihart
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Esplanade704070, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2011

Dear Guest, greetings from Esplanade Hotel, Dunoon!

Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel through Trip advisor. We are happy to learn that your stay at our hotel was up to your expectations and that we were able to make your stay memorable by providing you the positive experience we endeavor to give to all our valued guests. We will make sure that your comments are shared to all the Staff. The positive ratings you gave us on Trip advisor are greatly appreciated and we hope we have the opportunity to be at your service again in the near future.
In the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 01369 704070 or please email us at relax@ehd.co.uk
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon and kind regards.

Best Regards
Manoj Cancar

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Reviewed 14 May 2011

Our tour with Owens of Oswestry had to be transferred to this hotel at short notice. We were very surprised at how good the facilities were compared with some hotels we have stayed at. The rooms were very clean and of a reasonable size. The meals were very good and well cooked. The waitress service being unbelievably rapid. Everything was perfect as far as we were concerned. The slight niggle maybe was that you couldn't have both fruit juice and cereal for breakfast but that's a minor point. Also the access for coaches isn't very brilliant but that's unavoidable given the location. Some rooms ( not ours !) have excellent sea views. Would recommend to anyone. Entertainment also every night

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  • Stayed: May 2011
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Thank cegidfa
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Esplanade704070, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2011

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel through Trip advisor. We are happy to learn that your stay at our hotel was up to your expectations and that we were able to make your stay memorable by providing you the positive experience we endeavor to give to all our valued guests. Appreciative feedback such as yours inspires us to consistently provide our guests with the superior level of service they have come to expect from our Hotel.

Once Again thank you for giving us your feedback, which is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

In the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 01369 704070 or please email us at relax@ehd.co.uk

Best Regards
Manoj Cancar
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 30 March 2011

my wife and i stayed at the esplanade hotel on a 5 day break with "houghs of lincolnshire," for the price we paid we were expecting a just ok hotel what we found was a little gem a beautiful sea view room 53 very nicely decorated and spotlessly clean,food and service in the dining room excellent.
overall an extremely clean and friendly hotel with well trained staff ,
an added bonus was on the day we departed dozens of dolphins in the sea outside the hotel

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank doddy24
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

From managerial staff to waiters/maids service was excellent. The rooms - nice decor, clean, fresh towels everyday, tea and coffee supplied. The location - beautiful views down the clyde and the forests on the right hand side from the lounge balcony. The food was great, accomodation was great, good entertainment. The thing we liked the least was the cold weather!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled on business
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Thank Johncollum7
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

We stayed in the hotel on a five day break, we have nothing but praise for the hotel management and staff as they were always very pleasant and helpful. The accommodation was modern, clean and warm with always plenty of hot water available. The meals were exceptionally good and the service first class. Although the weather was terrible and we were virtually confined to the hotel the entertainment laid on for us was really good. We had a great time and would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

My friend and I decided to spend New Year in Dunoon and booked our first Whyte's coach trip to the Esplanade Hotel in Dunoon. On arrival we were met by the manager Manoj and staff who greeted us with a welcome drink and arranged to transport cases to rooms.
Our room was tastefully decorated and clean with a modern bathroom suite. There were clean towels every day and enough complimentary shower/shampoo sachets for the stay. The first evening started with a full 5 course meal and piper for the Burns Night. The service was excellent and our waitress Mary was so attentive, friendly and professional - nothing was too much bother for her. The organised evening entertainment with Colin Campbell got us up on our feet dancing into the wee small hours - great start to the Hogmanay celebrations! Next day after a full breakfast with lots of choice - you don't have to have a cooked breakfast - plenty options to choose from, a walk along the Esplanade and up to the shops for a wander was a lovely relaxing day and back to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon entertainment in the form of a quiz and bingo with Pixie was a laugh and something that you could attend or do your own thing. The Friday evening meal was again warm and relaxed with everyone dressed up for the Hogmanay party in great style! The entertainment was great with everyone encouraged to sing along or get up on the dance floor. At midnight, the Piper played and the hotel arranged a fireworks display overlooking the Firth of Clyde which was spectacular! We returned inside and ate from the ample buffet provided before ending the evening with everyone on the floor for Auld Lang Syne. The hotel arranged a later breakfast on the Saturday and again the weather was lovely and mild to get outside or sit within the lounge overlooking the fantastic views. The Saturday evening entertainment was good with a singer who interspersed his act with jokes and stories and had everyone hooting with laughter! Again the dance floor was packed with couples, singles and occasional line dancers! Something for everyone! Last day, the staff were all on hand to assit with cases and waved everyone off on the coach. A great package for New Year and heard the same from people who had been on the Turkey and Tinsel package. You would go far to find such friendly efficient staff under the direction of Manoj who was very hands on with his staff and attended to requests quickly and proficiently. The ultimate personal touch was from the owners when they arrived at the function and wished everyone a good New Year and went round every guest and spoke with them. It's not often you meet the owners of premises on a personal level. The hotel has fabulous views and would be a great retreat for those wanting to spend quiet time reading in the lounges with beautiful views or equally getting out and about and exploring around the local area and having a friendly haven to return to and indulge in the evening 5 courses of food on offer!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Thank ABZAMJ
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

This is our 5th year at The Esplanade Hotel, and i would like to say how warm and friendly the staff are.The room we were in has been modernised to a high standard,plenty hot water at all times.Food was exceptionally good,and has been anytime we have been there.outlook is beautiful. susan.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: Victoria Parade, Dunoon PA23 7HU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cowal Peninsula > Dunoon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dunoon
#3 Business Hotel in Dunoon
Price Range: £35 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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