Arrive and revive with us at The St Ives!

Are you ready for an unforgettable break, fresh sea air, the most beautiful scenery and hospitality like no other? Then you are most welcome at The St Ives Guest House, in the heart of Dunoon in West Scotland.

We are Jon and Katia, the proud owners of The St Ives. We have recently moved to Dunoon from London with our three children to follow our dream of running a B&B. Dreams really do come true!

We are Jon and Katia, the proud owners of The St Ives. We have recently moved to Dunoon from London with our three children to follow our dream of running a B&B. Dreams really do come true!

We have given the St Ives a complete makeover turning it into a bright and cosy boutique guesthouse with all the modern amenities and creature comforts but still retaining its Victorian charm.

It's safe to say there is no place like ours in Dunoon! It is now a perfect getaway for couples, families and groups. We are only an hour and a half away from Glasgow Airport and two hours away from Edinburgh.

There are seven cosy guest bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Each room has a high speed wifi and secure wired internet connection, a comfortable bed, Smart TV loaded with Netflix, YouTube and Amazon, fluffy towels, slippers, toiletries, a hairdryer and a hospitality tray stocked with tea, coffee and Scottish tea cakes and biscuits.


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Our delicious breakfasts are included in the price of the room and we use quality, Scottish foods. Our cosy guest lounge with spectacular sea views is ideal for unwinding with a wee dram and features a 50" Smart TV, books and board games. We have a well-stocked bar - come and taste our local gins and whisky!

We are a family hotel, we welcome children of all ages and your dogs. We love fussing over our guests, making sure each one of you has a great experience and goes home rested and re-energised.

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!


"Wonderful hospitality in lovely location!
Jon and Katia were warmly welcoming and helpful hosts. They've done the place beautifully and their affection for the local area is evident. The rooms are spotlessly clean, v comfy bed, good shower, and the wee touches and attention to detail make it a special place to stay and an ideal getaway. They looked after us very well. 5* breakfast too! Wish we were staying longer! But looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommend."

Naomi W, stayed in November 2018

"Best Hotel! St Ives was booked for me for a work trip and I have to say it’s one of the best hotels I have stayed in. From the moment of arriving I was welcomed with open arms, Jon really made comfortable from the start asking about food intolerances to make sure I had the best meals prepared for me. He give me a great tour of my room which was clean and comfortable, and was so helpful when I asked for anything. The breakfast was always beautiful prepared with a wide range of selection. The meals at night were all delicious and amazingly price as well. The hotel is not your average hotel it feels like being part of a family, it’s warm and welcoming...I would recommend this place to anyone! I will also go back just for a weekend away. St Ives is the best place to be!!"

Rebecca M, stayed in September 2018

"Wonderful location, great hosts!
Large group booking for 13 of our family to celebrate a 50th Birthday. Hotel is very well decorated and appointed and very clean. Loved the large sitting room with games, television, etc. Great host who was most helpful, breakfasts were lovely and the dinner they laid on on Saturday night for us was wonderful.Great value for money, and dog friendly too. Would most definitely recommend. Jon, Katia, Wiola, Stella, the kids and Lucky the dog, many thanks for a wonderful weekend. We will be back.....if you'll have us?"

Graham F, stayed in August 2018