One of two Dunoon hotels privately owned and run by the same family, so you can be sure of Dunoon and Cowal local area expertise!

From the moment you arrive at our stunning Esplanade Hotel in Dunoon, you will feel the warm and friendly atmosphere created in this long established family run hotel. A beautiful, meticulously well kept traditional seaside hotel building in generous grounds greets you to a warm personality and exceptional guest experience as soon as you enter.

A happy home away from home, free from the worries and rush of everyday life. Come and discover why so many return to this secluded area again and again. Our holidays and leisure breaks can be arranged to suit you, nothing is too big or small. We are here to make your dream a reality.

Situated in bustling Dunoon on the West Coast of Scotland on the idyllic West Bay Promenade, this family owned and run hotel offers excellent value short breaks with a warm welcome, appetizing meals, award winning friendly service and comfortable well appointed accommodation.

Entertainment is provided on most evenings, from quiz nights to the best local entertainers that Dunoon has to offer where you can dance the night away. Many guests still love hotel entertainment, but if its not for you, there is copious quiet relaxation and lounge space. We can arrange Whisky Tasting in our very own special Whisky Cellar complete with over 100 whiskies. Golf can be arranged with all of the local courses in and around Dunoon. Or how about a walking or cycling break? Cowal offers some of the best walking and cycling routes in Scotland.

We can arrange picnics and packed lunches for you too! Or if you just want a relaxing time, then sit back in our sun lounge with its stunning views over our well kept gardens and right down the River Clyde.

Our sister hotel in Dunoon, the BEST WESTERN  Argyll Hotel  is only a short walk away, you must sample the Rio Italian restaurant there if your stay permits.

Entertainment at the hotel
Enertainment is provded most evenings at the Esplanade Hotel. 

More about our evcening entertianment programmes

Our service is rewarded by Trip Advisor

‘’Were travelling across the West of Scotland and came across the Esplanade while online. Easy to find, gorgeous rooms and amazing views – must be the best in the town no? Staff were 10/10. Couldn’t have been better. Was only supposed to be there one night and stayed for two. Ate dinner in hotel dining room on first night, it was fresh and plentiful. 2nd night we were told about Rio restaurant in town centre, a sister company to the hotel. Also smashing. 5 stars!’’

We don’t just say we deliver a fantastic service experience, most of our guests think so too. Years of work improving and fine tuning our guest service philosophy and performance earned us the thrill of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013. We know how important our Trip Advisor reviews are, read them here.