We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Marine - FREE WiFi - short stays possible

9 reviews
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
FREE WiFi!!! Grand Marine is situated on the second floor in the former Grand Marine Hotel on the Rothesay promenade, next to the Art Deco Pavilion building, offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay towards the Cowal peninsula and the Ayrshire coast. Its location offers easy access to all local amenities and excellent walks along the promenade. Hallway to utility cupboard. Bedroom with double fitted wardrobes and spectacular views across Rothesay Bay. Spacious living room with dining area and large picture bay window offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay. Well-equipped fully fitted kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath. Recycling containers for paper, cans, bottles and plastic. A selection of board games, CDs, DVDs and books are provided. ABOUT THE AREA Referred to a...FREE WiFi!!! Grand Marine is situated on the second floor in the former Grand Marine Hotel on the Rothesay promenade, next to the Art Deco Pavilion building, offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay towards the Cowal peninsula and the Ayrshire coast. Its location offers easy access to all local amenities and excellent walks along the promenade. Hallway to utility cupboard. Bedroom with double fitted wardrobes and spectacular views across Rothesay Bay. Spacious living room with dining area and large picture bay window offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay. Well-equipped fully fitted kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath. Recycling containers for paper, cans, bottles and plastic. A selection of board games, CDs, DVDs and books are provided. ABOUT THE AREA Referred to as “The Jewel of the Clyde”, the Isle of Bute is located in the Firth of Clyde and is the most accessible of Scotland’s islands, located only 45 mins West of Glasgow. 14 miles long and 8 miles wide at its widest, it is an emerald gem with golden beaches set in a sea of azure blue. A recent celebrity wedding confirms Bute as an extra special, memorable and idyllic location. The Highland Boundary Fault runs across Bute resulting in extraordinarily varied landscapes, rugged in the north dominated heather moorland, much gentler in the south with lush, rolling hills and farmland. A rocky crag rises at the most southerly tip, making Bute a haven for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and wildlife. Steeped in history with evidence that it was settled as far back as 2000 B.C.. Standing stones at St Blanes and the vitrified Iron Age fort at Dunagoil testify to every phase of Scottish history. The north of the island, with its variety of woodland and open moorland, is one of the most extraordinary bird habitats in the West of Scotland, while the waters around the island are among the finest in Europe for wildlife. The Royal Burgh of Rothesay, the island’s main town, has a most splendid Victorian frontage, reflected in the town’s architecture which ensircles Rothesay Bay. At the meadows you can enjoy tennis or squash, there are two putting greens at the esplanade gardens and bowling greens in Rothesay, Craigmore and Ardbeg. Rothesay leisure centre has a 25m pool, a fitness pool and sauna. Port Bannatyne is situated in Kames Bay with a remarkable13-hole golf course and beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay, a favourite anchorage for passing yachts. Kilchattan Bay lies in a sheltered bay a mile from Kingarth, with a beautiful beach, a favourite for generations of holidaymakers. It is also the starting point for the exciting West Island Way walk. Kerrycroy is a peaceful village with a fine sandy beach and stone pier. It was designed by the 1st Marquess of Bute and inspired by the model of an English village. Ettrick Bay is a beautiful broad expanse of sandy beach, about a mile long, with superb views across to the Isle of Arran and the Kintyre peninsula, while Scalpsie Bay is home to a large colony of seals. BUTE ATTRACTIONS There is a host of interesting places to visit on the Isle of Bute. A “must-see”; is Mount Stuart House, Britain’s best example of Victorian Gothic architecture. You feel a sense of wonderment in every room, from the magnificent marble hall to the radiantly white marble-chapel. The 300-acre grounds, with their various gardens and glorious vistas over the Firth of Clyde, are a haven of tranquillity. Another excellent visitor attraction is Rothesay Castle. The Stuart Kings spent their summers here; a stronghold whose circular design is unique in Scotland. Spend an hour or two exploring the castle, and you’ll relive over four turbulent centuries of Scottish history — from when Vikings took control in 1230 to the burning by the Duke of Argyll in 1685. Ascog Hall Fernery & Garden was built around 1870 and has now been fully restored. The fernery is a unique and beautiful feature housing 80 sub-tropical fern species including tree ferns found in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Mauritius and Mexico, as well as a Todea Barbara, estimated to be 1,000 years old. Additionally, there are the world-renowned Victorian Toilets - never was a call of nature answered with such splendour! Rothesay’s palatial public toilets were commissioned in 1899 during Bute’s heyday as a holiday resort. The ornate design incorporates fine ceramic tiles, marbled and enamelled alcoves and glass-sided cisterns. More
House Rules
Bathrooms
Show more
About the Manager
Ulrike McCulloch (Property Manager Ulrike McCulloch)
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
Guests will be provided with contact details of the agents who manage the property, Jacqueline's Property Services. After the full balance has been paid, you will be sent a message with directions to the property attached. On your arrival day, a member of the team will meet you at the property to hand over keys and to show you around the property and will be able to answer any questions you may have in regards to the property. Although we don't anticipate you having any issues during your stay, should you experience any problems or simply have a question, guests are encouraged to contact us on the details provided.
Write a ReviewReviews (9)

1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 5 September 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the Grand Marine flat, it has excellent views over the Bay. It was clean and tidy, with all the essentials and some extras. Very short distance to all the Rothesay eateries and plenty of parking space out back.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank SloggettEarl
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Date of stay: July 2017
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016

My partner and I stayed here for a few nights in September and found the flat to be extremely comfortable and also easy to find after crossing the water to the island. It has a well stocked kitchen, is very spacious and has spectacular views...More

Date of stay: September 2016
2  Thank RobChrystie
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Wonderful views & a comfortable, clean property. Ideal for couples of any age able to manage stairs [we would be classed as 'older travellers'!]. Well positioned within Rothesay. Really enjoyed our stay & hope to visit again.

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Mr & Mrs R
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Splendid views, the flat was very clean and equipped with everything you need including washing machine. Nice modern interior

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank vlietmuhl
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Water Views
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
See more amenities
Availability
April 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
May 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
July 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
August 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
September 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
View all months
See more rates and fees
Map
About the neighbourhood
A 'must-see' on Bute is Mount Stuart House, Britain's best example of Victorian Gothic architecture. The 300-acre grounds, with their various gardens and glorious vistas over the Firth of Clyde, are a haven of tranquillity. Another excellent visitor attraction is Rothesay Castle. The Stuart Kings spent their summers here; a stronghold whose circular design is unique in Scotland. Spend an hour or two exploring the castle, and you'll relive over four turbulent centuries of Scottish history. Bute also hosts many events throughout the year including its very own annual weekend long music festival, Bute Fest. From the spectacular Highland Games, to the traditions of the Agricultural Show, whatever your interest it can be found on Bute.
Getting around
The best way to explore the island at your own pace is by car, however we do understand that not all guests wish to bring their car on holiday. There is a reliable bus service which travels from Kilchattan Bay at the south of the island up to Rhubodach at the north. All buses travel through the town and Rothesay. There are also buses which take you to Ettrick Bay where you can also enjoy lunch or coffee at the café. During the summer season the bus service also runs to Mount Stuart house. The summer season also brings a City Sightseeing bus, which is a hop on - hop off service, that tours around the island frequently. Alternatively, bicycles can be hired at the local shop, The Bike Shed.
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL2226921829