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Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Dunoon
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Hotel - Would use again!”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

On arrival the hotel looks a bit old-fashioned however don't judge a book by its cover. My colleague and I had refurbished rooms which very up-to-date, however there were a couple of minor issues in my room, light didn't work and shower attachment loose. A couple of other colleagues were less fortunate and didn't get the updated rooms so make sure you ask for the updated rooms when you book. The one downside is the breakfast which was of a very poor standard with very limited choice. However for the price we paid, it was fine. We had booked the Argyll Hotel but due to lack of rooms for everyone, we were moved to this hotel which was absolutely fine.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Esplanade704070, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor.
Your feedback helps us build our business and improve our customer experiences.iam very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

I deeply regret to hear about breakfast. we are shocked that the breakfast was not satisfactory as our food always has such wonderful comments. We will address this with our chefs at once and i thank you for bringing it to our attention.

I would be delighted to welcome you back and show you that what you have experienced is not regular practice at the Esplanade Hotel.

the meantime if there is anything we can do to assist you,please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj@sgehotels.com



Kindest regards

Manoj Cancar

Hotel Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Four of us have just spent a really enjoyable few days at the Esplanade Hotel.
Our room was on the 3rd floor and had been recently renovated. Our friends room was on the second floor and although clean and tidy was not quite as good as our room. The staff made us all feel very welcome and nothing seemed to much trouble. Our cases were delivered to the room and following a request for an extra pillow this was delivered promptly with a smile. The meals were very good given the price we paid and we woudn't hesitate to return again. The final touch which sumed up our stay was when the manager and some of the staff came out to wave us off when our time came to leave. It's not the Hilton but for what you pay it's great value for money.

Room Tip: The refurbishment seems to have started at the top (3rd) floor
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Esplanade704070, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay at The Esplanade Hotel. 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. I will pass all your wonderful comments onto the staff to let them know to keep up the good work.

Regards to the rooms we gradually refrubish rooms as many as we can,we will continue the work when we have a chance to do.and next time when you come you willl find the difference

Once Again thank you again 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 me directly at 01369 704070 or please email me at manoj@sgehotels.com

Best Regards

Manoj Cancar

Hotel Manager
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Scotland
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46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Although the hotel bedrooms could do with a modern refurbishment we enjoyed our stay at this friendly family run hotel with the staff on call 24 / 7, offering the best of breathtaking views across the Firth of Clyde and traffic free promenade.

Room Tip: A room with a view of the Firth of Clyde
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2012

My elderly parents have just had a most enjoyable 3 day break at this hotel. While not the most disabled friendly hotel in terms of layout they could not fault the staff in their helpfulness and friendliness,making their stay as comfortable as possible. The food was excellent, entertainment was good (and not on too late) and the hotel itself was right on the seafront with spectacular views. Their seafront room was well furnished, modern flat screen television and well appointed bathroom.
They would go back, best compliment really.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Paul M
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2012

A group of us attended the elvis tribute.Thanks to all the staff for a thourghly enjoyable evening .See you all again at your next tribute show.A big thank you to Rebeca for all her help in helping us to organise another great evening.GREAT time had by us all.

Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

A group of us attended Elvis Tribute Weekend at Esplanade Hotel which should have been held at the Argyle Hotel. We were actually pleased to the change as the Esplanade Hotel has a beautiful location and was given a sea view room.

The staff were excellent and always very friendly and courteous. The Group of us would ask that the following negatives be addressed in order to encourage people to return to the Hotel:-

1. The standard of the food left a lot to be desired, if you wanted a salad it was so dry, the chicken on the Friday night was 'stuffed' with haggis - not everyone likes haggis !!
2. On both days the breakfasts whilst hot were overcooked
3. On Saturday night most guests chose the Roast Beef with the majority of guests sending the food back.
4. On the Friday night guests had to wait too long for drinks as there was only one girl both pouring and serving.

Whilst noting the negatives it is hoped the Management will address the above issues and if so they will definitely see guests returning due to the lovely rooms and locations.

Room Tip: Ask for sea view rooms
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Thanks for an excellent night. We were well looked after by the manager Manog (unsure of the spelling but a fantastic guy). We thoroughly enjoyed entertaining the people present as they got into the spirit of the night and were a fantastic audience. We hope to be back in 2012. The staff were all lovely and contributed to a fantastic stay

Room Tip: The sea views are superb
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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1 Thank AbbaDivas
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Property: 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 Business Hotel in Dunoon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dunoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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