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The Esplanade Hotel
3 out of 5
4 HIGH STREET, Rothesay, Scotland
The price is £40 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
0.15 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (25 reviews)

"A standard overnight, cold room with window not able to shut , was hanging down slightly from the top, thin curtains with no heater turned on for arrival, cold through the night, early loud delivery noises"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

The Esplanade Hotel
No 1 Bridge Street Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1 Bridge Street, Rothesay, Scotland
The price is £325 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep
0.16 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Spacious comfortable central location very large a

"4 bedroomed large apartment in central town location . All necessary kitchen equipment and large dining table , 3 large and very comfortable sofas,"…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2018

No 1 Bridge Street Apartment
The Glenburn Hotel
3 out of 5
Mount Stuart Road, Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
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0.62 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (57 reviews)

"I loved the location and views. The hotel was very comfortable. It was quite forma; in some ways and reminded me of a bygone age when service was important. The food at the bar meals was really good and very quickly served."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2019

The Glenburn Hotel

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Glendale Guest House
4 out of 5
20 Battery Place, Rothesay, Scotland
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0.47 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (30 reviews)
A good place to stay on Bute.

"Kier was very welcoming. We had a lovely comfortable room and the most delicious breakfasts. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2019

Glendale Guest House
The Coach House at Stewart Hall
5 out of 5
Stewart Hall, Rothesay, Scotland
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2.14 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Stuart House Isle of Bute

"Fantastic location with top of the range fixtures and fittings A very relaxing few days away from the chaos of Christmas Well recommended"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

The Coach House at Stewart Hall
Argyle Guest House
3 out of 5
3 Argyle Place, Rothesay, Scotland
The price is £59 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
0.46 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Trip away

"Friendly welcome on arrival. Host gave good clear instruction on Covid situation. Only fault was we only had an early breakfast time available, however it was superb and very organised."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Argyle Guest House
The Bayview Hotel
4 out of 5
21/22 Mountstuart Road, Rothesay, Scotland
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0.78 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"It had a lovely view of the bay and room was really spacious as well. Enjoyed having a seperate living room space"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

The Bayview Hotel
Cannon House Hotel
3 out of 5
5 Battery Place, Rothesay, Scotland
The price is £63 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
0.38 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (28 reviews)

"Great location. Walking distance from ferry & town. Nice modern room & a lovely breakfast with lots of choice."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019

Cannon House Hotel
Summers Bay Hotel
3 out of 5
23 Battery Place, Rothesay, Scotland
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0.48 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (42 reviews)
Overall nice stay

"Friendly owners breakfast was good, rooms themselves could do with some TLC other than that nice place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2019

Summers Bay Hotel
One Marine Place
4 out of 5
1 Marine Place, Rothesay, Scotland
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1.31 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Excellent place to stay

"Beautiful apartment, clean very comfortable, host was very friendly and helpful. Great location, loved everything about it."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

One Marine Place
The Victoria Hotel
3.5 out of 5
55 Victoria St, Rothesay, Scotland
The price is £68 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
0.15 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (19 reviews)

"Excellent stay, great service, great location - highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

The Victoria Hotel
Kennels
3.5 out of 5
Kennels Mount Stuart Rothesay, Rothesay, Scotland
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3.36 mi from city centre
Kennels
Nether Stravannan South
3.5 out of 5
Nether Stravannan South Nether, Stravannan Kingarth, Rothesay, Scotland
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4.59 mi from city centre
Nether Stravannan South
Nether Stravannan North
3.5 out of 5
Nether Stravannan North Nether, Stravannan Kingarth, Rothesay, Scotland
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4.59 mi from city centre
Nether Stravannan North
Quien East
3.5 out of 5
Quien East (Spence Cottage) Scalpsie, Farm Rothesay, Rothesay, Scotland
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3.9 mi from city centre
Quien East
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Visiting Rothesay

Visitors can enjoy all that Rothesay has to offer including the waterfront and monuments. The welcoming and scenic setting also entices those visiting the city. Top sights around the area include Benmore Botanic Garden and Loch Fyne.

  • There are 35 hotels and other accommodation options in Rothesay
  • The closest major airport is in Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), 24.2 mi (38.9 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), 28.5 mi (45.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Rothesay

The city is notable for landmarks like Mount Stuart, Rothesay Castle and Victorian Toilets. Taking a ferry is a top activity, and Rothesay Ferry Terminal is one place to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Ardencraig Gardens and Ascog Fernery and Garden.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 35 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Rothesay. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • St. Ebba B&B - With a stay at this 3-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room iPod dock. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • The Bayview Hotel - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms at this guesthouse. This 4-star guesthouse features free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.
  • The Glenburn Hotel - This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, a restaurant and a bar. Expedia customers like its dining options and bar.

Popular places to visit outside the city include Benmore Botanic Garden, located 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from the heart of the city, and Loch Fyne, which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away.

Dressing for Rothesay

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 8°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 1°C
  • From April to June, the average is 18°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 19°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 15°C as the daytime average and 6°C as the night-time average
  • About 31 millimetres of rain falls on Rothesay each year
  • August and June are usually the hottest months averaging 18°C, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 3°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Rothesay?
The Bayview Hotel is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star guesthouse offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend The Glenburn Hotel and The Ardyne as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rothesay, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best options available in Rothesay.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Rothesay?
The Coach House at Stewart Hall is a top dog-friendly apartment and offers a restaurant for its human guests. Cannon House Hotel is another option for you and your pet.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Rothesay?
The Bayview Hotel is a top 4-star guesthouse for a beach holiday, and features free WiFi and free parking. The Ardyne is another good option for your beach trip. Head to St Ninian’s Bay or Scalpsie Bay Beach for some quality time by the water.

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