Welcome to the Selborne Hotel

Your Hotel

The Selborne Hotel is superbly situated looking South across the Clyde with rolling lawns reaching down to the promenade and water’s edge. All the public rooms and many of the bedrooms offer uninterrupted views of the river which is a constant source of interest. Dunoon is a great base to explore the surrounding attractions of Argyll Forest Park which is home to some of Scotland’s most spectacular mountain scenery, and nearby Benmore Botanic Garden. Don’t forget to upgrade to a room with a loch view to witness the extraordinary landscape on offer.

For our self drive holiday makers, free hotel car park is available to use. Also, waiting to be explored, various fascinating destinations are nearby for you to visit.

  • We have 98 bedrooms, some of which have excellent sea views where you can sit by the window and enjoy the view of the estuary
  • All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All rooms have a telephone for internal communication 
  • Ironing facilities are available from reception
  • Upgrade your room today to enjoy a spectacular loch view from the comfort of your own room
Dining and Entertainment
Dining and Entertainment
  • Bar lounge with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings 
  • Breakfast: Freshly cooked full Scottish Breakfast served at your table.  Take your pick from freshly cooked bacon, sausages, fluffy hash browns, eggs cooked just the way you like them and more. We also offer continental options, with fruit, cereals and yoghurt.
  • Dinner: Three course freshly cooked menu with vegetarian and vegan options served at your table, featuring many Scottish Classics and with tea and coffee to finish.
  • On arrival, you will be allocated a reserved time for the duration of your stay. If you wish to vary this time, please speak with your Restaurant team. Restaurant times may vary on departure and arrival days – full details available from Reception.
  • Special Diets: We can cater for most dietary requirements, please advise us when you book so we can ensure we can meet your needs.

Splendidly situated on the western shores of the Firth of Clyde, where Loch Long and Holy Loch join the sea. Take your pick from lovely gardens, two bays and a flat promenade. The journeys along Long Eck and to Colintraive are amongst the most memorable anywhere in Scotland.
Your Resort
Your Resort

Set in Scotland's first National Park, Dunoon is two great resorts in one: a traditional seaside resort with marvellous sea views and plenty of amenities and a base from which to explore the rugged mountains of Argyll - some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. It has lovely gardens, the remains of a castle, a four mile promenade and a 19th Century pier with panoramic views across the Clyde. Pleasure cruises run throughout the summer months sailing to destinations ranging from Loch Goil to Largs and Rothesay. You may even catch the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world, the Waverley, which is still a regular visitor to Dunoon. Nearby sports facilities include an indoor swimming pool, bowling greens, tennis courts and golf courses. There is a cinema and in the season, a range of entertainment at the Queens Hall. The resort stages international jazz and dance festivals and hosts the Cowal Highland Gathering, the biggest highland games festival.


Castle Gardens offer a delightful green space, rising from Dunoon's ferry port to the historic Castle House, which is now a museum. There are further green spaces at the restored Burgh Hall and between the Hall and St John's church. However the main open space in Dunoon is the beach on the shore of the Bonnie Clyde. Our hotel, the Selborne, includes a delightful lawn leading down to the river at West Bay, with exceptional views across to Muirshiel.


Dunoon has one of the largest town centres in the area. Its main street is partially pedestrianised and is filled with shops selling an array of goods, from fresh bakery items to outdoor clothing.

Isle of Arran Loch Awe Inveraray Waterfront

Where to find us

Selborne Hotel

Clyde Street, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 7HT

[email protected]

01369 702761

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