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The Esplanade Hotel

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Lovely welcome and good service. We had the haddock which was excellent but the chips were not as good. We were told that it was the type of potato. Overall lunch was very good and I would recommend this resturant.

2Thank undian
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and friends and I have just spent 2 nights in this iconic hotel, from the moment we arrived until the we left we were treated to a wonderful experience in Rothesay hospitality, the room although not ensuite were simply decorated and catered for every need, we had a room overlooking the square which was lovely, we ate in...

1Thank Jan160752
Dunoon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Stopped at this lovely hotel for dinner last Sat 25th Oct with my husband and 3 children. Food was delicious and would definately go back. The staff were very friendly and it was a lovely atmosphere. Thank you

Thank Wendy M
Hednesford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Visited Isle of Bute for day trip in Rothesay and decided to have a coffee - we are fussy coffee drinkers and their coffee was made from freshly ground coffee beans. Managed to get a table on their 1st floor restaurant in the long window overlooking the bay, stunning view of sunny blue sky and departing/arriving ferries. Decided to stay...

Thank Anita H
Jersey Channel Islands
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Ate here twice on a recent visit - the second time only because a family friend wanted to go. On both occasions my husband and I were acutely aware of the very overseasoned food. We tried the steak pie and the chicken special the first visit and the chorizo cassoulet and lasagne the second time and all were very salty....

3Thank aliandderek
figaro15, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Not very good for our ratings but we suppose we need to take the good with the bad. Very over seasoned food? Its off to the kitchen to see what's going on and for a wee taste. The result? Well I like the food and being the busiest restaurant in Rothesay, I think I am...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Not the most appealing building from the outside, and the interior could probably do with a facelift too, but as a lunch venue it is ideal. Situated in the town centre, a short walk to the ferry and with views across the bay, it is handy for locals and travellers alike. The menu selection was pretty standard fare, soup, toasted...

1Thank Finlay122
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Last week was my first visit to the Isle of Bute, and I was staying from Monday to Friday at the Glenburn - a fifteen minute walk into Rothesay. Went into the Esplanade Hotel on Tuesday looking for Pinot Grigio, as they were charging an eye watering £19.50 per bottle at the Shearings hotel! The co-owner, Angela I think, was...

Thank LeoneCumbria
Rothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Called in for a coffee cream scones, they came hot, with your own little pot of jam and fresh cream so much nicer than the spray in a can stuff, liked it so much we called in the next day for more. We also were back with family, again a lovely enjoyable evening, and before we left the manageress asked...

Thank 667Kath667
Rothesay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Had friends up from England last weekend at took them to the Esplanade for a meal because we go there all the time. The food was, as usual excellent, the staff as always were professional and courteous, the visit made a great impression on my friend and his wife. Thank you everybody at the Esplanade for making my friend and...

Thank rossyragbag
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

Had a cracking weekend visit to this quirky little hotel! You get what you pay for nowadays and I was more than happy with my experience as a stay in a no frills older hotel is what I was looking for and I have no complaints at all as the room was very clean, the bar was well stocked and...

Thank Pjwill1965

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Esplanade Hotel is situated prominently beside the harbour with spectacular views over Rothesay Bay. Offering good quality budget accommodation and excellent food, it is very popular with groups interested in fishing, walking and golfing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esplanade Hotel

Address: 4 High Street, Rothesay PA20 9AR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Bute > Rothesay
Price Range: $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17

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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?