Originally dating back to 1856, The Royal Marine Hotel in Dunoon started life as home to the exclusive Clyde Yacht Club.
The shop which now sits at the entrance gate housed Scotland’s first telegraph office and was opened to relay yacht race results to London.
In the age of the mobile phone, there is less call for sending telegraphs.
However, The Royal Marine Hotel continues to offer a warm and friendly welcome to travellers whether they arrive by yacht, car or train.
Plot a course for a relaxing seaside getaway with today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay at The Royal Marine Hotel.
Packed with period features and many unique quirks, The Royal Marine Hotel has lots of character and is the opposite of a bland, modern hotel.
Set among the stunning scenery of Argyll, it offers the perfect base for exploring both Dunoon and the surrounding countryside.
Available seven days a week, this offer is for two people to enjoy a one or two night stay in a double or twin room at The Royal Marine Hotel.
Option one is for one night and includes a full Scottish breakfast plus a main course and glass of house wine for each diner.
Option two is for two nights and includes a full Scottish breakfast each morning plus a main course and glass of house wine for each guest on the first night.
There is a £20 per night supplement for Friday and Saturday night stays.
The hotel is currently being refurbished.
The hotel’s Ghillies Café Bar has an informal style with an extensive menu of classic dishes, light meals and succulent grills, all at reasonable prices.
In the summer months al fresco dining can be enjoyed in Ghillies’ spacious garden with spectacular sea views.
The elegant Kilcreggan Room offers dining in a more formal setting with freshly cooked table d’hôte dinners.
See and do
The Royal Marine Hotel is located in an unspoiled area of Scotland where there are plenty of interesting walks and hiking opportunities.
With seven National Nature Reserves, Argyll and The Isles is one of the best places in Scotland to see iconic wildlife, including golden eagles, red deer, otters, seals, puffins, red squirrels, porpoises and rare white tailed sea eagles.
Golf is a major attraction as the local area boasts three golf courses including the magnificent Cowal Golf Course.
Other activities include sailing, wind surfing, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, pleasure cruises plus trips in a high speed jet boat.
The Royal Marine Hotel has attracted lots of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor:
‘Friendliest hotel I have ever stayed in… The food is excellent. The staff cannot do enough for you, amazing. Undergoing renovation but did not interfere with the enjoyment of our visit. To the owner/owners: your staff are worth their weight in gold. That includes kitchen and
‘Superb Clydeside stay. A really interesting and characterful, historic hotel building set on the sea shore at Hunter’s Quay. Superb views over the Clyde with all the ships and ferries coming and going. Really pleasant and helpful staff. First class breakfast. Excellent evening meals. We loved it… and will certainly be going back for some more!’
Available until the 23rd December 2017, this offer would be ideal for a getaway in all seasons.
It would also make an ideal gift.
Bag today’s Big Deal and give yourself an Argyll break.
At just one hour forty minutes from Glasgow and a little over two and a half hours drive from Edinburgh, The Royal Marine Hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway on the coast.