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“Great hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cannon House Hotel

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Cannon House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Rothesay
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5 reviews
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“Great hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2011

Stayed at the hotel for 1 night to celebrate my cousins birthday.
Found Graham to be a very good host and could not do enough to ensure we had a good time.
We chose to eat in the hotel restaurant which was a great idea, good food and great service.
Would highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed April 2011
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2010

Booked this hotel at the last moment due to a change in plans.Purpose of our visit to Bute was to do some walking.Location of hotel superb and the room was clean and tidy.
The owners were very kind and attentive. Had dinner at the Hotel which was a treat and breakfast was just as good .Had agreat day on Bute with great weather beautiful scenery and a very nice hotel . Unfortunately could only stay one night but hope to return to the lovely island of Bute and the Cannon House Hotel in the near future.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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West Des Moines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2010

I found the accommodations to be more than adequate and when I commented that I couldn't say warm, Graham was prompt to bring up a space heater for me. Everything was within walking distance and if it wasn't, bus service was readily available. Beautiful island, took the Open Top Bus Tour to see some areas I wouldn't normally have been able to visit and took the tour bus to Mount Stuart. This tour is a must if you visit the island. I found the shop keepers to be very friendly and informative. Recommended the island to a well-travelled Brittish gentleman I sat next to when travelling to Rome after my stay in Scotland. He was most impressed with the pictures and would give a stay serious consideration.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2010

We enjoyed a weeks stay at cannon house,everything about the place was better than we ever expected. The room was clean The food and service was the best.. The location is a short walk to the center of town .For us it was the trip of a lifetime.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

We were made most welcome on our arrival by the owners Graham and Fiona. We stayed for a week and enjoyed every minute of our visit.

We had a large room on the first floor overlooking Rothesay Bay which was spacious and comfortable with an excellent ensuite bathroom. The views over the bay were wonderful.
Cannon House Hotel is only a short walk from the ferries, stopping point for the Waverley, taxis, cinema, museum and local shops. The local bus stops are opposite the ferries and we used the buses a lot. The 490 bus ( different on Sundays) runs from the top to the bottom of the island hourly during the day and even drops you off at the Visitor Centre for Mount Stuart,and at the Ascog Fernery. There is even a small bus running to the top of Canada Hill where people used to go to catch a last glimpse of their family and friends as they departed on the boats to Canada. The next stop would be the colourful Ardencraig gardens and the mile woodland walk down to the town The bus drivers are very friendly and helpful and are proud to show off their beautiful island.

We visited a few places to eat during our stay in Rothesay but we really enjoyed returning to Cannon House Hotel for our evening meal knowing that the food and drink would be great and the ambience very friendly.

Graham and Fiona are great hosts and it was enjoyable meeting and seeing some of the local people having dinner there. Fiona makes full use of the fresh local products and produces delicious meals.

When we where out and about in Bute people would ask us where we were staying and they all spoke highly of Cannon House and it's food. There are not that many good places to eat in Rothesay so we were pleased to be at Cannon House.
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It would be nice to be able to return soon.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2010

The hotel was well-kept and clean. The rooms were nothing special but perfectly good for a short stay. We had a lovely view over Rothesay Bay. The owners were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was not great - way over-cooked mushrooms, an over-poached egg, weak coffee.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2010

Very welcoming place, great views, the couple who run the B&B couldn't be more helpful.
Well appointed for a guest house, lovely gardens and great location.
If there was one slight criticism (and I'm really trying!) it would be that the breakfast seemed a little bit 'budget' - it was generous in size, but the produce seemed a little bit ordinary. In such a great location I would have loved to see something really Scottish! Also, it was unseasonably cold on the island - could have done with having the heating on.
But really highly recommended, overall.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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GrahamRothesay, Owner at Cannon House Hotel, responded to this review, 21 July 2010
Thank you for your kind entry on Trip Advisor.
In response to your comments the breakfast at Cannon House Hotel are from far budget.
The menu is very comprehensive offering everything from fruit juices, cereals including porridge to fresh fruit and yoghurt. In addition of course to the full Scottish breakfast which includes local sausages, best bacon, potato scones and award winning black pudding. The lighter option is also available which includes locally purchased smoked salmon from the famous Ritchie brothers and scrambled eggs.
If customers feel a little cold at night portable heaters are available to everyone and I must add that a heater was actually located in the room this family stayed in.

Kind regards
Graham
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Property: Cannon House Hotel
Address: 5 Battery Place, Rothesay PA20 9DP, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Bute > Rothesay
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Rothesay
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cannon House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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