Arrive and revive with us at The St Ives Guesthouse in Dunoon!
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 Guesthouse, your next intimate getaway to Dunoon.
Beautifully refurbished, with stunning sea views and a short stroll away from the town centre.
Things to do in Dunoon
In less than an hour from Glasgow, you will find yourself surrounded by enchanted forests, magnificent lochs and glens and with all the amenities and modern comforts nearby!
Dunoon is a perfect place for a relaxing break but also a great base for exploring and outdoor adventures - walking, cycling, paddle-boarding, kayaking, quad-biking and more. In fact, we have recently been hosting some top notch international, UK-wide and Scotland events such as Scottish Enduro Mountain Biking, Scottish Rally Championships, European Waterski Racing Championships, numerous marathons, concert and festivals!
Benmore Botanic Gardens is an absolute must-visit - very scenic and home to world-famous collection of flowering trees and shrubs. We love spending our Sunday mornings here with the kids and it’s dog-friendly.
Dunoon is also a perfect base to explore the neighbouring towns and attractions such as the famous Inveraray Jail and Castle.
We will gladly help you with your itinerary!
Meet Jon and Katia, your hosts at the St Ives Guesthouse
We moved to Dunoon from London in the summer of 2017 to follow our life-long dream of running a traditional British bed and breakfast (see, dreams do come true!).
We love meeting people from all over the world and sharing our passion for Dunoon and Cowal with them.
In our spare time, we are always out and about with our three children and two border collies exploring Argyll's stunning landscapes and wildlife.
Our rooms at the St Ives Guesthouse
We have seven cosy guest bedrooms at The St Ives, all with en-suite facilities. Each room has a high speed wifi and secure wired internet connection, Smart TV loaded with Netflix and YouTube, fluffy towels, slippers, toiletries, a hairdryer and a hospitality tray stocked with tea, coffee and Scottish tea cakes. Some rooms have a coffee machine too.
Our famous breakfasts are included in the price of the room and we use quality Scottish foods. Our salmon comes from the local award-winning Argyll Smokery and our coffee is hand-roasted in the neighbouring village of Tighnabruaich by the lovely Eve at Argyll Coffee Roasters.
Make sure you try our signature supper platter - delicious and handy when you prefer not to go out especially after travelling all day! CLICK HERE for more info.
Our cosy guest lounge with spectacular sea views is ideal for unwinding with a wee dram while listening to the soothing sound of waves or watching your favourite box set while snuggled up on the sofa. We have plenty of books and board games to enjoy by the fireplace.
We have a lovely bar - come and taste our local gins and whisky. And ask Jon to make you one of his signature cocktails!
If you have any special requirements or need help with planning your trip, simply get in touch and we would do our utmost to help make your visit to Dunoon special and memorable.
CLICK HERE to see our availability and prices. Remember, it's best and cheaper to #BookDirect with us than via booking. com or any other medium.
See you soon,
Jon and Katia
"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."
"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!!"
"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?"