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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
**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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58 Victoria Parade West Bay Promenade, Dunoon PA23 7HU Scotland
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Gerry D wrote a review 5 Sep
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We stayed in the Bute room and this has great views all the way across to Arran. The room was well furnished and spotlessly clean although I would have preferred it to be a little bigger. However they do also have an excellent guest lounge for relaxing in with fantastic views . Jon is a wonderful host and really goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. The breakfasts are huge so so on day 2 I took the smoked salmon and scrambled egg option and it was excellent. Lovely decking area to the front with beautiful views . TOP Tip , check out the video on their website for parking directions . I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Sea views are great , however the Bute room is on the top floor and some people may find the...
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weequeena wrote a review Aug 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom39 contributions43 helpful votes
We’re just back today from a two night break in Dunoon and stayed here after reading other reviews. It really is a fantastic guesthouse. Every detail inside has been considered and a lovely decked area in front means you could sit and gaze at the views while watching the world go by (literally as the guest house is right on the promenade). We were in a back room with no views but we made good use of the lounge and dining room/bar which face the water and since the windows are huge the views were wonderful. The bed and bedding were so comfy and the room was absolutely clean. The bar was very well stocked and Jon the host made a mean cocktail! Breakfast, as other reviews have stated was outstanding. Wear stretchy clothes!!! You really could miss lunch as the plates are stacked. Jon has taken his role as host very seriously and is so friendly putting you at ease and making you feel at home. We will return to Dunoon and when we do we’ll definitely stay here again. Thanks Jon for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Claire Y wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed her for 3 nights as a family of 4. John was an excellent host and nothing was too much trouble. The location is beautiful and we enjoyed walks on the beach and along the front. There are lots of places to visit nearby - Loch Eck is beautiful and a short drive away. The quality of the breakfasts and the drinks provided in the room was second to none. The kids loved the board games. Would definitely recommend for couples or families.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Mkilpatrick wrote a review Jul 2021
Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Just had a few days at this beautiful guest house it’s beautiful and spotless clean. The breakfast was very tasty and filling. Jon the host is very helpful and welcoming can’t please enough. Dunoon was lovely and the guest house is in the best spot of Dunoon will definitely be back. We came with our puppy and he was made very welcome too 👍
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lulu I wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom3 contributions7 helpful votes
I had such a lovely time here with Jon and Katya. I booked for 5 days and the overriding feeling I had was one of a hotel that is spotlessly clean with great attention to comfort and detail. The hosts are warm and friendly and nothing is too much trouble! The breakfasts were so ample (!) and the conversation fun and delightful. The views down the Firth are unobstructed and wonderful. If you are lucky you might even see a big submarine being guided in by tugs …! Jon will certainly have seen it and taken a photo! Can’t fault this hotel. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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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 (0.2 km), Deja Vu Ladies Clothing Agency & Vintage Tea Rooms (0.4 km), and Dunoon Castle (0.3 km).
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 and street parking are 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 0.9 km 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 (6.6 km).
Does St Ives Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.