Behind Dunoon’s promenade, you will find a wide range of accommodation, everything from highly rated hotels to cosy guesthouses near the coastline – there is something for everyone.
Have you always wanted to travel to and explore the beauty of Scotland? Imagine breathing in the fresh sea air, getting lost in the miles of stunning scenery, and enjoying the delicious local cuisine.
Why not take a trip to Dunoon? Did you know that this fascinating place is famous for its iconic Victorian Pier? Not only that, but it’s also home to some amazing holiday rentals and adorable bed and breakfast establishments.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel stay or a fun camping adventure, you’ll find what you’re looking for right here. Read on to find out more about the amazing Dunoon accommodation options and holiday homes on offer!
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Hotels in Dunoon
The Argyll Hotel
The Argyll Hotel is My Voyage Scotland’s top pick for hotels in Dunoon. If you want to stay in unique accommodation during your stay in the town, The Argyll Hotel is based in a spectacular Victorian building with first-class views of the River Clyde.
You won’t miss it when you arrive at the hotel as its distinctive tower has become one of Dunoon’s most recognisable landmarks.
Guests can also choose from two dining options the Argyll Restaurant and Ristorante Italiano Rio – you’ll be spoilt for choice if you choose to stay here.
The Argyll Hotel was given a huge refurbishment so, as a guest, you can enjoy a perfectly comfortable stay. There are 33 bedrooms and each one has been individually designed and is equipped with free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee facilities for guests to use.
If you’re feeling adventurous, The Argyll Hotel hosts Murder Mystery weekends with many different themes. If you want to be entertained while staying in Dunoon, this is the place to be!Check Online Availability
The Park Hotel
If you are looking for a relaxing hotel in Dunoon – kick back at this tranquil hotel in Dunoon. Many guests choose to stay here as it offers guests great value, sea views, and comfortable rooms.
If you are looking to dine at the Park Hotel, the restaurant offers an excellent, traditional Scottish menu. Make sure you try haggis if it’s on the special’s menu!
The elegantly styled bedrooms all feature an LED TV, tea and coffee facilities, and a contemporary en-suite bathroom with a shower. The hotel offers car parking included in the price too.
The Park Hotel is a family-run establishment offering a warm, friendly welcome, amazing food, and comfortable rooms. They’ve carefully considered every detail to make sure your stay is as pleasant and memorable as possible.
Situated in Dunoon, Argyll & Bute, you get a stunning view of the Firth of Clyde and the Irish Sea, and the hotel is pet friendly too! So why not bring your four-legged friend on holiday with you.Check Online Availability
This luxurious mansion house is located on Dunoon’s beachfront. Guest can choose to stay in stunning king-size rooms with panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde.
After a day at the beach retire in the hotel bar – the friendly staff at the Abbots Brae will make sure you have everything you need to have an enjoyable stay in Dunoon.
Originally built in the 19th century, the mansion still has many of the original features, giving a real historical feeling. Enjoy a beautiful Dunoon sea view while you soak up the home from home feeling of this hotel and its relaxing and warm atmosphere.
Proudly Scottish, Abbots Bae believes in using only the finest quality, local produce. Taking inspiration from Michelin standard recipes, their menu is full of modest yet utterly delicious food that will ensure you have the ultimate dining experience.Check Online Availability
Coylet Inn by Loch Eck
Located just 20 minutes from Dunoon, Argyll & Bute, The Coylet Inn is an adorable 17th-century coaching inn that sits on the Loch Eck shores. The private beach on the Loch makes this the perfect setting for a romantic couples’ getaway.
The beautifully decorated bar and restaurant serves hearty meals throughout the day and the double bedrooms are all equipped with a TV and an en-suite bathroom and shower.
There’s even an outdoor dining area where you can enjoy delicious food whilst taking in the breath-taking scenery during the summer!Check Online Availability
OYO The Esplanade
Looking out over the sea you’ll find the grand-looking but affordable OYO The Esplanade Hotel. The bedrooms at Esplanade have their own private bathrooms, a TV, and tea and coffee facilities for guests to use.
The hotel provides traditional Scottish cuisine and continental options every evening and there’s a wine and malt whisky cellar if you want to enjoy a tipple. In the summer, the outdoor garden dining area is perfect for unwinding and relaxing at the end of the day.
Conveniently located in Dunoon, Argyll & Bute with just a 10-minute drive to Argyll Forest Park, the hotel also includes free parking in the price.Check Online Availability
With incredibly panoramic views over Loch Eck, The Whistlefield Inn in Dunoon is the ultimate traditional Scottish drover’s inn. The communal areas of the hotel exude a warm and friendly welcome. Enjoy a drink in the bar by the log burner or head to the Green Room for a hearty meal.
Every room has been individually designed and equipped so you’re sure to find one that suits you down to the ground! The bedrooms also have private bathrooms. we
If your furry friend is coming along with you, you’re in luck! The Whistlefield Inn welcomes pets so they don’t have to miss out on the fun.Check Online Availability
The Cot House Inn
Originally built in the mid 16th century, the Cot House Inn was a residence for ferrymen working on the river Eachaig, carrying passengers to and from Oban.
Set in a beautiful landscape in some of the most captivating scenery of Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, the Cot House Inn has a modern feel, while still retaining its historic features.
The Inn has 5 bedrooms that have all been newly decorated and refurbed. Enjoy fantastic facilities such as an en-suite, LCD TV, WiFi, and a comfortable seating area.Check Online Availability
The Spinnaker Hotel
Located just 40 minutes from West Glasgow, the Spinnaker Hotel is a family-run and owned establishment located on the waterfront. Providing a warm welcome, unforgettable views and delicious food, this is one place you’ll want to come back to!
Enjoy tasty homemade dishes and seasonal cuisine in the cosy atmosphere of the hotel restaurant. Why not dine al fresco on a warm summer evening and take in the unbeatable views of the River Clyde? For the wine connoisseurs, there is a wine list boasting over 20 varieties to choose from.
There are 9 cosy bedrooms to choose from, including larger en-suite rooms with front views on the River Clyde. Start your day with a hearty and delicious breakfast, don’t forget to try the haggis!Check Online Availability
Holiday Inn Express Greenock
Located on the main road into Greenock town centre, the Holiday Inn Express is only 25 miles from the vibrant city of Glasgow. It’s also in close reach of the stunning scenery of Loch Lomond.
With 71 contemporary rooms, the Holiday Inn Express Greenock is an ideal base for business and corporate meetings thanks to its flexible meeting rooms. The meeting rooms all have modern technology and are suitable for groups of up to 70 team members.
The hotel is conveniently located close to 4 major golf courses, including the Royal Troon and Turnberry golf course. This makes it ideal for both business and holiday use.Check Online Availability
The Anchor Inn Garelochhead
Dating back to the 1800s, The Anchor Inn is a cosy and traditional country pub set in the scenic Garelochhead village. With amazing views over the Arrochar Alps and the Loch Lomond, this is a must-see place!
With traditional Scottish pub values, you can enjoy seriously tasty homemade meals at the end of a tiring day’s exploring!
The bedrooms at The Anchor Inn are super comfortable and are equipped with an en-suite, tea and coffee facilities, a TV, and complimentary toiletries!Check Online Availability
The Waterfront Greenock
The Waterfront Greenock hotel offers amazing value and great all-around service. Conveniently located on The Custom House Quay on the River Clyde bank, there is easy access to Paisley, Edinburgh, and other major Scottish locations.
You can choose from a single or double room and they’re all available with en-suite facilities. You’ll benefit from complimentary parking and free WiFi. Ideal for short breaks, the accommodation has rail, road and bus routes to the main city centres.Check Online Availability
If you’re in search of luxury camping facilities in Dunoon, look no further than Rashfield Sheilings. The sleek en-suite holiday rentals are located on the edge of Loch Lomond and boast double glazing. They even come complete with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding for ultimate comfort.
Not only are the properties well-equipped, but they’re in the perfect location. Set on the Eachaig river in the Argyll Forest Park, it’s ideal to take a stroll and appreciate the beauty of this wonderful part of the world.
The Pucks Glen is only a short walking distance away where you can take advantage of the fascinating forest walk.Check Online Availability
Pucks Glen Lodges
The pretty wooden Pucks Glen holiday rentals are the perfect setting for a Dunoon camping adventure. These luxurious properties are equipped with amazing extras such as super-soft Egyptian cotton linens for a perfect night’s rest.
The spectacular scenery is a walking enthusiasts paradise, with the wildlife of Puck’s Glen and the Argyll Forest Park on your doorstep.
Each Puck’s Glen self-catering lodge sleeps 4 and they’re double glazed and heated. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen but there are also restaurants, pubs, and cafes nearby if you want to sample the local fare.Check Online Availability
South Whittlieburn Farm
Whether you’re making an overnight stop or need a place to camp for the week, the owner of South Whittlieburn Farm is happy to accommodate all kinds of guests in the family-owned Ayrshire farm.
Grab a spot in the beautiful Brisbane Glen and share it with horses and ponies grazing in the neighbouring fields. There’s also a flock of hens whose eggs you can collect and buy to make a hearty farm breakfast.
Portavadie Loch Fyne
Treat yourself to a peaceful break at the swish Portavadie Loch Fyne, a leisure and spa resort located on the “Secret Coast.” It’s an all-year-round spot with amazing views, a heated infinity pool, and top-class marina facilities.
There are cycle hire opportunities as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pool areas. It’s also just a 40-minute drive from The Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond.Check Online Availability
Kelburn Castle is a special place. With its family and dog-friendly setting and enormous estate, this castle is a must-see! Check out the secret forest, the quiet and tranquil glens, and let the kids have fun in the outdoor play areas.
Camping in this estate will really let you get back to nature and you can choose from different holiday rentals. Maybe an airy bell-tent or a cosy, fully-furnished yurt?
You can also bring your own tourer and park it on one of the hardstandings, with parking available close by.
Lomond Woods Holiday Park
The Lomond Woods self-catering Holiday Park is open all year and is within easy walking distance of Loch Lomond. This 5-star park has been accredited with the Tripadvisor Hall of Fame Award for its superb quality and customer service.
The luxury glamping pods are a paradise for couples, families, and other groups wanting to enjoy a holiday near the loch and the stunning scenery surrounding it.Check Online Availability
Bed and Breakfast Dunoon
If you are looking for somewhere fun and affordable then book up at Puck’s Rest. This guest house in Dunoon is suitable for guests looking for double, twin and family rooms and it also has a dormitory section which is popular with backpackers.
This beachfront haven is highly rated for its stunning views and awesome hospitality – hosts even provide deck chairs for their guests.
Puck’s Rest is sure to give you the ultimate bed and breakfast experience. Overlooking the stunning West Bay in Dunoon, Argyll, and Bute, the establishment offers incredible loch views.
This charming accommodation offers complimentary WiFi and free private parking on-site is provided. All the bedrooms in this guest house have a seating area and are kitted out with private bathrooms and a hairdryer.Check Online Availability
Once owned by Scottish entertainer Harry Laud, the Anchorage B&B is a charming Victorian house with beautiful views of the Holy Loch and the Firth of Clyde.
Offering comfort, relaxation and an escape from the buzz of city life, you’ll never want to leave this incredible place.
In Argyll, you can make your way leisurely around the museums and castles as well as the gorgeous scenery. If you want to explore the nearby town of Dunoon, there are many restaurants, shops and even a cinema.Check Online Availability
Clyde View B&B
Offering bed, breakfast, and bedrooms with private bathrooms, the Clyde View B&B is a perfect place to chill out and unwind. Located on the Holy Loch shores on the spectacular Cowal Peninsula, this B&B is always waiting to greet its guests with a warm welcome.
Enjoy the beautiful view of the loch and the Firth of Clyde as you enjoy a full Scottish breakfast! There’s also a garden and an outdoor dining area so you can enjoy the amazing scenery Dunoon has to offer.Check Online Availability
Situated in Sandbank, Dunoon, The Montague Villa is just a 2-minute walk away from the wonderful Holy Loch Marina. The villa also offers easy access to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Expect high-quality overnight accommodation with comfortable bedrooms and a warm welcome. The bedrooms all have a Freeview TV, a mini-fridge, and a hairdryer for ultimate convenience.
All bedrooms also have an en-suite bathroom with a shower so you can unwind and relax after a jam-packed day exploring Argyll.Check Online Availability
Holiday Cottages Dunoon
The Old Ticket Office Cottage
Sitting on the shores of Loch Long, this charming Victorian cottage has been beautifully restored. This detached building allows guests to participate in a variety of activities such as fishing, cycling, and even water sports!
With home-from-home facilities including a washing machine, bedding and towels, TV, and dishwasher, you’ll have everything you need to make your stay even more comfortable.
The ultimate in holiday rentals, this beautiful self-catering property is surrounded by the Glenbranter forest, where you may even spot the rare red squirrels!
The apartment offers two double bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen equipped with a cooker, fridge, and microwave. It’s only a 10-minute drive from Dunoon, Argyll & Bute and the Isle of Mull is just a short ferry ride away.
The Wee Ludging
With so many holiday rentals to choose from in Dunoon, it can be hard to pick one! Let us make your decision easier by suggesting The Wee Ludging self-catering accommodation!
This accommodation is situated in a riverside setting very near to the Argyll Forest, and Dunoon is just a 10-minute drive away.
Designed especially for couples, these studio holiday rentals offer bedrooms with double beds, a sun deck, and many other homely amenities including a fridge, towels, and a flat-screen TV. You’ll also have your own private entrance and gated parking.Check Online Availability
Privately owned, Chestnut Lodge is a timber lodge nestled close to Pucks Glen and the famous Benmore Botanic Gardens. This charming self-catering accommodation is perfect for couples or families who want either a relaxing retreat or an adventurous getaway.
Beautifully and newly redecorated, the lodge is a high-quality and contemporary holiday home. The open-plan living room has a comfortable lounge and dining space equipped with a TV and complimentary WiFi.
The Chestnut Lodge sleeps 4 and the kitchen is roomy and kitted out with handy appliances. There are two bedrooms, one double and one with twin beds, along with a shared family bathroom and shower.
Because of its location close to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the lodge is perfect for walking and hiking enthusiasts! It’s also one of those ideal places for cycling and fishing at Loch Eck or to just enjoy the attractions and quaint villages that Dunoon has to offer.Check Online Availability
Dunoon Accommodation Self Catering
Benmore near Dunoon has a great range of lodges where visitors can go to chill out and enjoy the outdoors. Many of the accommodation which is available here have self-catering facilities.
St Ive’s gets the best breakfast award for Dunoon.
This stunning boutique hotel located on West Bay beach offers guests morning coffee with stunning seaside views. Choose between a traditional Scottish breakfast with smoked salmon from Argyll Smokery or alternatively, one of the hotel’s chef can whip up a Vegan delight.
All seven stylish bedrooms at this accommodation have everything you need for a weekend getaway – including traditional Scottish tea cakes.
Originally called the Alisa Tower, the guest house was built in 1840 for Lieutenant-General Pleydell and then renamed St Ives in the 1960s.
With a beautiful seafront location, you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Firth of Clyde! There’s free parking for all St Ives guests and the bedrooms have been beautifully refurbished and redecorated.Check Online Availability
If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay in Dunoon, rest your head at the Douglas Park guest house.
This location is perfect for those travelling around this part of Scotland by bike as guests have access to a secure garage where they can store their equipment.
It is also fifteen-minute drive away from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
The beautiful Victorian Villa is located on the seafront of Kirn, a quiet spot with amazing sea views. The five bedrooms have been carefully and thoroughly refurbished and redecorated to a high standard, offering comfortable and elegant self-catering accommodation.
Enjoy a welcome cup of tea and home-baked goodies in the relaxing guest’s lounge before you head to your room!
Why not start your new day in Scotland with a hearty and delicious breakfast or choose from a variety of lighter options. Special dietary requirements are also catered for, meaning there’s something for everyone.Check Online Availability
Ard Darach Lodge
Our top pick for self-catering accommodation near Dunoon is a bit of a wild card, but it was love at first sight when we saw Ard Darach Lodge.
This log cabin in is 5.6 miles from Dunoon. Visitors that stay here can enjoy its stunning surroundings as it offers views Scottish mountains and untouched woodland areas.
Suitable for six people, this hidden gem has all the trimmings, including a balcony, kitchen area with an oven and free WIFI!
Located in Puck’s Glen, this charming self-catering lodge is on the Cowal Peninsula of Argyll, right between the Holy Loch and Loch Eck. Sitting in a group of privately owned holiday rentals, Ard Darach Lodge is ideal for exploring the amazing countryside of this area.
The Cowal Peninsula is an incredible region encompassed by forests, glens, and lochs. It’s the perfect spot for fishing, cycling, and hiking. Dunoon is only a short drive away, where you’ll find an abundance of warm and friendly pubs, shops, cafes, and friendly locals.
Perfectly located for day trips and sightseeing, the Ard Darach Lodge allows guests to discover the many beautiful neighbouring areas. With many exciting outdoor activities available, the whole family is sure to enjoy a holiday at this wonderful lodge!Check Online Availability
Located in Dunoon in the Argyll and Bute area, The Essence self-catering offers guests free parking and comfortable, homely accommodation.
The cosy living room is kitted out with a TV and the kitchen has everything you need, including a dishwasher, microwave, and a fridge.
The bathroom features a shower and hairdryer, plus there’s even a garden and terrace for guests to enjoy. Pets are also allowed with no extra charges! The Essence sleeps 6 so it’s perfect for family holidays.
There are books, music, and DVDs to keep the children entertained on rainy days. You’ll also be able to make use of the balcony and enjoy the view of the lake, with a comfortable seating area for those relaxing summer evenings.Check Online Availability
Glenfinart Caravan Park
Looking for holiday rentals at great prices near Dunoon? Check out the Glenfinart Caravan Park, situated in Ardentinny. This self-catering holiday home has beautiful sea views and a terrace for you to chill out on with your favourite tipple!
A comfortable living room with a flat-screen TV awaits you and the family bathroom has its own shower. The caravan sleeps 6 so it’s ideal for a couples break or a family holiday.
For an enjoyable holiday in Dunoon, why not choose Lyndhurst Corner? This self-catering caravan is ideal for couples and families who want to explore what Scotland has to offer.
Nestled in the Glenfinart Caravan Park in Dunoon, Argyll & Bute, this holiday home offers guests a beautiful view and access to many activities. One of many properties to choose from, the self-catering caravan has an inviting living room, comfortable bedrooms, and free parking.
The bathroom has a shower and the kitchen is fully equipped with appliances to make your holiday experience even more pleasant.Check Online Availability
For an enjoyable self-catering holiday in Dunoon, take a look at Queens View, a ground-floor apartment with an amazing view of the promenade of the Firth of Clyde.
The 3 bedrooms have all been stylishly decorated and the bathroom features a nice big Jacuzzi bath so you can relax at the end of the day. Not many holiday rentals can boast having a Jacuzzi!
Outside you’ll have the promenade on your doorstep. Take advantage of the seating areas and keep an eye out for grey seals, swans, and even dolphins!Check Online Availability