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Saturday 29th November 2008 Advent Dinner | Dunoon

Saturday 29th November 2008 Advent Dinner

  • Grilled goat’s cheese crostini salad with toasted pine nuts and homemade peach chutney
  • Warm sliced breast of duck with a maple syrup vinaigrette and wild mushrooms
  • Conwy crab cakes with chef’s sweet chilli sauce

Fresh tomato and basil soup with Anglesey sea salt croutons

  • Roasted whole Caerhun hen pheasant stuffed with ricotta and thyme, and garnished crisp dry cure bacon
  • Rack of Welsh lamb with minted hollandaise and a fettucine of vegetables
  • Monkfish wrapped in prosciutto on a bed of creamed leeks

Served with fresh market vegetables and new season potatoes

  • Translucent apple tart with crème fraiche
  • White chocolate pannacotta in a raspberry coulis
  • Panatone and poached nectarines

Selection of Welsh and English cheeses

Tea or coffee

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Friday 28th November 2008 Advent Dinner | Dunoon

Friday 28th November 2008 Advent Dinner

  • Smoked salmon blinis with crème fraiche and salmon caviar
  • Confit of game with clementine and cranberry relish and toasted brioche
  • Whipped stilton with figs, watercress and walnuts in a redcurrant and red wine dressing

Chestnut, parsnip and bacon soup

  • Venison Wellington
  • Pan seared fillet of wild sea bass on a bed of crushed new season potatoes, vine cherry tomatoes, wilted spinach and olive oil

Served with fresh market vegetables and new season potatoes

  • Traditional trifle
  • Cefn Isaf bramble bread and butter pudding
  • Pear tatin
  • Selection of Welsh and English cheeses

    Tea or coffee

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Mother’s Day Lunch Menu | Dunoon

Mother’s Day Lunch Menu

  • Gravadlax with a mustard & dill sauce
  • Chef's pressed leek terrine with a tomato and cracked pepper vinaigrette
  • Warm seasonal salad of sliced locally smoked duck breast in an orange and balsamic reduction Cream of celery and stilton soup

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Market

Every week, our chef heads for market to select the best vegetables, fruits and herbs he can find. It’s not just an issue of getting great value by going to source, but seeking out the top quality he demands, and for the latter he would rather use his own eyes and nose, rather than rely on the judgment of other suppliers. The task is not without its pains, chief of which is getting up at 3am to ensure he gets the pick of the produce. But it brings its rewards in terms of freshness and quality on the plate.

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Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk

Our other principal wine supplier is Adnams of Southwold in Suffolk. As famous for beer as wine, Adnams is a perennially award-winning, independent supplier of distinctive wines from producers with a real passion for their craft. They believe strongly in the idea that each wine is a natural product of its growing environment and the winemaking philosophy of its maker. The company has a commendable approach to sustainability with many of the wines they supply produced using organic or biodynamic methods.

www.adnamswines.co.uk.

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Yapp Brothers, Mere, Wiltshire | Dunoon

Yapp Brothers, Mere, Wiltshire

Yapp Brothers, based in Mere, Wiltshire, are widely recognised as Britain’s leading supplier of wines from the Rhône, Loire and Provence. Following in their father’s footsteps, brothers Tom and Jason concentrate on delicious, distinctive and extremely high quality wines, often made in only modest quantities by similarly independently spirited producers. Their repetoire has widened to other areas in France, such as Languedoc-Rousillon, Savoie, Champagne and the Midi, but their philosophy of seeking out a region’s finest holds firm.

www.yapp.co.uk.

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TJ Parry Jones & Daughters, Trefriw and Tal-y-Bont | Dunoon

TJ Parry Jones & Daughters, Trefriw and Tal-y-Bont

Butchers TJ Parry Jones & Daughters in Trefriw and Tal-y-Bont down the Conwy Valley, know where every pound of meat they serve comes from, often right down to the nearest field. You’ll never look at a meadow in spring quite the same way again.

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Mermaid Seafoods, Llandudno | Dunoon

Mermaid Seafoods, Llandudno

Mermaid Seafoods here in Llandudno is the area’s premier fishmonger and furnishes us with fish and other seafood, which generally means deliciously fresh sea bass, monkfish, bream or whatever catch has been landed that day.

www.mermaidseafoods.co.uk.

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Blas ar Fwyd, Llanrwst | Dunoon

Blas ar Fwyd, Llanrwst

Blas ar Fwyd is a delicatessen in Llanrwst, whose owner Deiniol ap Dafydd, as much as anyone in North Wales, champions local food. Although they provide all manner of Welsh and continental deli fare, it is to their hugely impressive and expertly selected range of Welsh cheeses from Snowdonia, Cennarth, the Llyn and elsewhere that we most frequently turn. Justly namechecked by Rick Stein as one of the country’s “Food Heroes”. They also – through their drinks company Blas ar Wîn –supply some of our wines.

www.blasarfwyd.co.uk.

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View Directors’ Selection | Dunoon

View Directors’ Selection

Of course, we could happily recommend every wine on our list, which is why they were selected in the first place. Many of the more familiar wines probably do not need highlighting as you will find your way to those unaided. So instead we have decided to feature some of the less well-known, more interesting wines that you may have had little opportunity to sample in the past, or else draw attention to some truly outstanding bins on the list.

White

7. Valdeorras, Gaba do Xil, Telmo Rodriguez, Spain 2005 - 13.25

Liquid delight from Telmo Rodriguez, the hottest property in Spain’s winemaking industry: a soft, dry white reminiscent of Viognier with aromas of honey and apple peel, dried fruit flavours with a clean finish.

4. Falanghina, Sarrapochiello, Lorenzo Nifo, Campania, Italy 2005 - 15.85

A little obscure maybe, but highly recommended. Crisp and clean with an appetising minerality and aromas of fresh white peaches and grapes.

18. Pic Saint-Loup/Coteaux du Languedoc, Les Mûriers, Mas Bruguière, France 2005 - 15.95

One of the finds of the year. Fantastically drinkable with good depth and colour. Pic Saint-Loup is not strictly an appellation, but it would be hard to find a more expressive example of terroir. An unoaked blend of Marsanne and Roussanne delivers a fresh, dry wine evocative of orchard fruit and wild flowers.

19. Vin de Corse, Porto Vecchio, Domaine de Torraccia, Christian Imbert 2005 - 15.95

Another equally compelling discovery. A base of Vermentino offset with a touch of Ugni Blanc produces a pleasing dry, mid-weight, unoaked wine evocative of the island’s wild herbs.

24. Mâcon-Villages, Domaine de la Bongran, J Thévenet, Burgundy 2004 - 19.95

A truly exceptional wine. “No one in the Mâconnais can match the depth, concentration and downright weirdness of Jean Thévenet’s late-picked Chardonnays. This is textured, funky, ripe, slightly honeyed and rich.” Tim Atkin MW, Observer Magazine.

Red

47. Quinta do Crasto, Douro, Portugal 2005 - 13.50

An absolute cracker from the Douro valley in northern Portugal, named in a previous vintage. Red Wine of the Year at the International Wine Challenge (the Wine Trade’s Oscars). Rich, ripe and spicy.

40. Serpaiolo, Rosso di Toscana, Serpaia, Maremma, Italy 2005 - 14.25

“Serpaiolo is a stunner. Medium-weight, juicy, ripe, red and black fruit flavoured, and with a twist of fresh herbs and spices, this is a dream wine for all-purpose food and wine matching. When you are least expecting it, a wine like this comes along - that’s the beauty of wine.”Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail

94. Sangiovese, Ceravolo, Adelaide Plains, South Australia 2004 - 14.75

Characterisically vibrant Aussie take on an Italian classic, spectacularly juicy with flavours of morello cherries and a pleasing bite on the finish. Currently my father’s favourite red.

77. Brézème, Le Grand Chène, Jean-Marie Lombard, Rhône 2003 - 18.25

Really delicious yet little known, micro appellation of Côtes du Rhône. This Brézème is full-bodied with lots of dark pitchy fruit and firm tannins that could see it happily age for a decade. Perfect with game and stews.

59. Antiyal, Alvaro Espinoza, Maipo Valley, Chile 2003 - 23.95

“One of the great reds emerging from South America, this uniquely Chilean blend of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah is a powerful style in which voluptuously rich cherry and blackberry fruit flavours mingle with smooth-textured tannins and a rare purity of fruit flavours.”The Independent – Best 50 Wines, December 2006. And still with a small enough production run for every bottle to be hand numbered.

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New House Wines | Dunoon

New House Wines

We have taken a huge amount of time and care developing a really cracking range of house wines, a selection that delivers great quality, variety of grape and styles, as well as excellent value for money. Not for us, the indifferent, weirdly named quaffing tackle that populates so many house wine selections, but instead genuine – mostly Old World – class and character that should inspire you to explore the rest of the main list.

White

An elegant evolution from the pristine, dry crispness of the Sauvignon Blanc to the fuller, sweeter fruitiness of the Domaine Millet Côtes de Gascogne.

Sauvignon Blanc, Casa Rivas, Maipo Valley, Chile 2007

Clean, dry and fresh, with aromas of ripe grapefruit and lemon zest. “Casa Rivas wines are among the tastiest that the Maipo Valley produces,” says Jane MacQuitty of The Times.

Chardonnay, Côteaux de l’Ardèche, Union des Vignerons Ardèchois, France 2007

Deliciously and refreshingly unoaked Chardonnay from the region’s top drawer cave co-op, with orchard fruits to the fore and citrus on the finish.

Chenin Blanc, Saumur, Loire Valley, France 2006

A clear, fresh, zesty wine with delicate citric nuances. It displays a bracing mid-palate and a lovely clean finish.

Colombard/Ugni Blanc, Domaine Millet, Côtes de Gascogne, France 2006

Sweeter, crowd pleasing fruits of La Famille Déche’s labours in south-west France, full of exuberant citrus fruit.

Red

Another gentle progression from the soft, mellow Pinot to the full and spicy Australian Shiraz blend.

Pinot Noir, Côteaux de l’Ardèche, Union des Vignerons Ardèchois, France 2005

A lovely, youthful, sapid Pinot with soft, juicy fruit in a light drinking style produced by one of the region’s exemplary cave co-operatives.

Château de Crécy, Bordeaux, France 2006

Thoroughly reliable Merlot-based luncheon claret, described in The Times’s Top 100 Summer Wines as “impressive… dusky, seductive and exotic, berry-laden with myrtle fruit to the fore”.

Château Roubaud, Costières de Nîmes, France 2006

Sturdy and hugely satisfying, a mini Châteauneuf du Pape in so many ways: blend (Grenache/Syrah), weight and emerging class. A wine of soft damson fruit, underlying earth and spice, with supple tannins.

Canoe Tree Shiraz-Cabernet, Langhore Creek, South Australia 2006

Full bodied, rich, spicy with a dark berry fruit palate, but still smooth and very approachable. Typically Oz then.

175cl glass
£3.35
250cl glass
£4.50
Bottle
£12.95

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Sunday Lunch, Sample Menu | Dunoon

Sunday Lunch, Sample Menu

  • Duck confit hash with quails’ egg
  • Chilled Galia melon with mixed berry coulis
  • Cucumber and prawn gazpacho
  • Baby leaf spinach, bacon and new potato salad with a lemon and basil reduction

  • Thick slice of Welsh topside of beef with parsnip mash and béarnaise sauce
  • Oven baked fillet of haddock with a herb crust in a pimento reduction
  • Roast leg of Welsh lamb in a mint scented gravy with roast potatoes
  • Butternut squash and blue cheese risotto

Served with potatoes of the day and fresh market vegetables


  • Selection of homemade desserts

Starters; £3.50

Mains; £10.50

Desserts; £3.50

 

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Dinner Menu, Sample #3 | Dunoon

Dinner Menu, Sample #3

  • Salmon goujons with a ginger and lime dip
  • Chilled Galia melon with Champagne sorbet
  • Cumberland sausage on a bed of champ
  • Warm slice of pea and parmesan tart served on a bed of rocket

  • Cream of celery and stilton soup

  • Slow braised ham hock with herb crushed potatoes and parsley sauce
  • Spiced sugar-roasted salmon on a bed of cabbage
  • Chef’s steak, Guinness and oyster pie
  • Wild mushroom and parsnip lasagne topped with smoked Welsh cheese

Served with mashed potatoes and a selection of fresh market vegetables


  • A choice of homemade puddings

  • Selection of Welsh and English cheeses

  • Tea or coffee

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Dinner Menu, Sample #2 | Dunoon

Dinner Menu, Sample #2

  • Smoked fillet of trout with peach and watercress
  • Chilled duo of melon with a mixed berry coulis
  • Fresh pea and feta salad served with mint dressing
  • Chef’s homemade pate served with a red onion compote and warm toast

  • Cream of carrot and ginger soup

  • Roast topside of Welsh beef served with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding
  • Coq au Riesling (breast of chicken poached in white wine with lardons of bacon finished with cream and mushroom)
  • Pan-seared fillet of monkfish wrapped in prosciutto on a bed of creamed leeks
  • Ricotta and balsamic tortellini in a red pimento sauce

Served with celeriac dauphinoise potatoes and a selection of fresh market vegetables


  • A choice of homemade puddings

  • Selection of Welsh and English cheeses

  • Tea or coffee

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Dinner Menu, Sample #1 | Dunoon

Dinner Menu, Sample #1

  • Warm slice of bacon and leek tart served on a bed of mixed leaves
  • Locally smoked breast of duck in an orange and balsamic reduction on seasonal leaves
  • Baked field mushroom filled of roasted vegetables and topped with Perl Wen
  • Homemade fishcakes with chef’s sweet chilli sauce and samphire

  • Cream of tomato and basil soup with Anglesey sea salt croutons

  • Roast leg of pork with garlic and thyme roast potatoes and topped with apple sauce
  • Seared fillet of wild sea bass on crushed new potatoes, vine cherry tomatoes, wilted spinach and olive oil
  • Venison Wellington (Prime Scottish venison saddle with a mushroom duxelle wrapped in puff pastry with a red wine and tarragon jus)
  • Pan fried courgette topped with Welsh rarebit and red pepper sauce

Served with buttered new potatoes and a selection of fresh market vegetables


  • A choice of homemade puddings

  • Selection of Welsh and English cheeses

  • Tea or coffee

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Access Statement | Dunoon

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At the Dunoon Hotel we have made every effort to tailor our facilities to the needs and wishes of our guests. We have wheelchair users staying with us almost every week that we are open and many of our guests have special needs due to their age or illnesses and we try very hard to anticipate their requirements and to act on any feedback that they give us. We have developed many features around the hotel which make life easier for our guests. Our staff are trained to be welcoming and helpful to all guests, whatever their needs.

Transport and location

We have a private car-park and offer assistance with unloading suitcases to all guests from a drop-off point directly outside the hotel. We offer help in reserving wheelchairs, scooters etc from our local Shop Mobility office and the items are delivered to and collected from the hotel. There is a regular bus service to local towns with stops within 500m of the hotel.

Main entrance and reception features

We have created a permananent rank from the street to the front door of the hotel (a very gentle incline) and the hotel’s double doors open to provide wide access. There is a bell on the door to gain access if the guest has difficulty opening the door.

Our ground floor is level throughout the back exit of the hotel (a fire escape) has a moveable ramp to navigate a small slip on the door frame. Our reception on the ground floor is away from the public rooms and relatively quiet. There is a seat for guests who have to wait to be attended to.  Staff are instructed to take guests to a seating area with low tables if they are unable to use the counter for payment of bills.

We have a large ground floor unisex toilet with grab-rails and low wall-mounted sink which is designated for disabled guests use. We have no public phone in reception (not an AA requirement) but guests are welcome to use the telephone in reception in an emergency. All doors, entrances and corridors are wide enough for wheelchair/zimmer frame/pushchairs.

Other public areas

The hotel has a lift to all floors and whilst some rooms are access via a couple of steps we are careful to ask whether a guest will manage steps when they book the room.

Accommodation

All rooms are clearly signed and whilst they are not indicated in Braille type, a member of staff would always be available to guide a guest to their rooms at whatever time of day or night they needed help. We have a room which is specifically adapted for wheelchair users (Room 45). It is very close to the lift, can be made either a twin or a double or indeed occupied as a single by special arrangement, has a large bathroom with a ‘wet room’ shower, grab rails, shower seat and low sink with lever taps. Another room (Room 43) has both a ‘wet room’ shower and a roll-top bath and two further rooms on the first floor (Rooms 4 and 7) have relatively large bathrooms that wheelchair users have been comfortable in. All beds are standard height but specific requirements can be discussed with a member of the reception team. Assistance dogs are welcomed. Rooms service is available throughout the day with meals available at certain times of the day. Task lighting – an anglepoint lamp is available from reception on request. There is a telephone in every bedroom.

Restaurant

The hotel’s spacious restaurant is assessable to wheelchair users (certain tables are designated for this purpose) and we have accommodated horizontal bedchairs in the past. We are also sensitive to requests for quiet tables, well-lit tables and special seating for children. Menus are clearly typed and can be read to the guest on request. Chef can adapt meals for special dietary requirements with advance warning.

Fire safety

Our usual policy is only to accept non-mobile guests with carers who would be responsible for their evacuation in the case of a fire since management cannot guarantee assistance with evacuation.  We require that those guests who might need assistance in the case of a fire discuss their requirements with us on check-in.

Although we have tried to be as accurate as possible and include as much detail as we can in the statement, we are always willing to give more information on any aspect of this hotel or discuss specific requirements with prospective guests.

Charlotte and Rhys Williams
Directors

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About this Site | Dunoon

About this Site

The web is used by many millions of people. There are a range of obstacles some of them face in life, including colour blindness, poor eyesight, complete blindness and impaired motor functions. While these are only a few examples, and there are many others, it is easy to realise that such difficulties affect how these people experience the internet.

Accessibility in terms of the World Wide Web means accommodating for all users, attempting to ensure that everyone can get the most out of a website that they are able. No one should be restricted by poor design.

Accessibility is not just for the disabled; an accessible site makes navigation, information dissemination, and general use as easy and intuative as possible, for everyone.

This website attempts to be as complete and easy to use as possible for all groups of people using all types of equipment. It has been tested against the WAI guidelines and achieves a minimum of level two compliance out of a possible three levels. While no website can offer perfect access for everyone, and no set of automated tests can provide meaningful benchmarks for all scenarios, I have designed this site with accessibility in mind.

Website built and designed by ViewCreativeAgency.

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Theatre and Arts | Dunoon

Theatre and Arts

We keep a note of significant cultural events and exhibitions in our Events Diary, so check there or with the various venues before visiting. Suffice it to say, that contrary to the possibly widely held misconception, not everything “cultural” in Wales need necessarily revolve around Max Boyce, bards and Charlotte Church. Theatre Clwyd in Mold runs a full repertory programme, while Venue Cymru hosts a variety of events and shows, including seasons by the Welsh National Opera. The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art in Conwy and Oriel Kyffin Williams outside Llangefni both fly the flag for Northern Welsh art, the latter housing a permanent collection of work by the late, great Kyffin Williams. Bryn Terfel’s celebrated Faenol Music Festival takes place on the Faenol Estate outside Caernarfon every August, while St Asaph hosts the well established and much admired North Wales International Music Festival in late September.

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Golfing Breaks | Dunoon

Golfing Breaks

North Wales is awash with golf courses, the most noteworthy being the celebrated links at Conwy (which hosted an Open qualifying tournament in 2007), Royal St David’s at Harlech and, probably the most spectacular course in Britain, the clifftop course at Morfa Nefyn. There are two excellent courses here in Llandudno, the challenging parkland Maesdu Golf Club and the charming links North Wales Golf Club. We have preferential green fees at a number of local courses, so please enquire when booking.

www.golf.visitwales.com.

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Family Days Out | Dunoon

Family Days Out

As well Electric Mountain, the beaches, steam trains and castles, North Wales has heaps to keep a family happy for weeks. Greenwood Forest Park is an excellent woodland activity park near Caernarfon, while closer to home there’s the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay and Bodafon Farm Park here in Llandudno, where you can also take Britain’s only cable operated street tram (and one of only three in the world) to the summit of the Great Orme. The cable car from Happy Valley provides a pretty dramatic, high level alternative and you can even ski part of the way down. Anglesey Sea Zoo works well on rainy days and Foel Farm Park is a good double header with the Sea Zoo as it’s practically next door. Elsewhere, travel deep underground into Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog and learn about North Wales’s once great heavy industry, and on the way back call at Top Adventure Tree near Betws-y-Coed. Opened in 2007 it’s basically a high-level adventure playground in the woods, with all manner of ropes, harnesses and tree top scrambles. Everyone we know who’s been there with older children says it’s a complete blast.

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Engineering and Architecture | Dunoon

Engineering and Architecture

Electric Mountain, aka Dinorwic Power Station, Llanberis, is a triumph of vision and engineering. Perfect for a rainy day. Clough William-Ellis’s Italianate village at Portmeirion and the Dwyryd estuary it overlooks (particularly when the tide is out and you can walk on the sands) are a treat. Instead of spending his whole time trying to escape, we never understood why Patrick McGoohan’s Prisoner didn’t just buy an ice cream and admire the view.

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National Trust Properties | Dunoon

National Trust Properties

Visiting the world renowned Bodnant Gardens almost goes saying, but within easy striking distance are a host of other National Trust treasures. Set in spectacular surroundings on the Menai Straits, Plas Newydd on Anglesey has a military museum, an important collection of works by Rex Whistler and lovely gardens. Penrhyn Castle, just outside Bangor, is an impressive 19th century fantasy castle with railway and dolls museums, and gardens. The elegant and atmospheric mansion of Erddig, near Wrexham, provides a wonderful evocation of grand family and servant life in on a country estate in the 18th and 19th centuries. The nearby medieval fortress Chirk Castle is the last of Edward I’s Welsh castles still in occupation and well worth the trip.

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Conwy and Castles | Dunoon

Conwy and Castles

Start with Plas Mawr, Cadw’s masterpiece restoration of an Elizabethan townhouse, pop into the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art around the corner, then walk the town’s walls before finishing at the castle. Along with its counterparts at Harlech, Caernarfon and Beaumaris, Conwy Castle is the handiwork of Edward I and part of his campaign to subjugate the Welsh. All have been jointly designated a World Heritage Site and each warrants a visit, although probably not on the same day or even – unless you are a complete castle nut – on the same trip to North Wales.

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Beaches on Anglesey | Dunoon

Beaches on Anglesey

With views across the sea to Snowdon and a nature reserve all around, Llanddwyn beach near Newborough is comfortably the most beautiful in the area. The long, gentle walk to the tip of Llanddwyn Island at the western end is a must. Glorious, even in a storm. Aberffraw, just a few miles further along, is quiet, long, sandy and good for swimming. Rhosneigr is best for rock pools and ice cream.

For the latest on water quality and awards go to www.goodbeachguide.co.uk.

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Steam Railways of North Wales | Dunoon

Steam Railways of North Wales

Pick up the justifiably world famous narrow gauge railway for a round trip from either Blaenau Ffestiniog or Porthmadog. Alternatively, take the recently extended Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Porthmadog. There are also steam trains running on the Llangollen Valley Railway and around Llyn Padarn in Llanberis.

Read about these and others at www.greatlittletrainsofwales.co.uk.

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Mountain Biking in Gwydir Forest | Dunoon

Mountain Biking in Gwydir Forest

North Wales is fast developing into a Mecca for mountain bikers, with spectacular trails through Gwydir Forest and Penmachno, and plenty of back country freeriding.

Learn more at www.mbwales.com.

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Hiking in Snowdonia | Dunoon

Hiking in Snowdonia

The possibilities are near endless, from gentle woodland and lakeside trails in and around the Conwy Valley, to the more challenging scrambles across and up the Glydyrs, Carneddau and the Snowdon range. Just take care to have the right kit and provisions, and to keep an eye on the mountain weather forecast at www.metoffice.gov.uk/loutdoor/mountainsafety/snowdonia.html.

For more information about here and other coastal walks on Anglesey and the Llyn, try www.walking.visitwales.com.

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Contact

Get in touch with us online by filling out the form below, or alternatively ringing us on 01492 860787. If you would like to enquire about availability, then please fill out the enquire form.

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Venue Cymru | Dunoon

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Venue Cymru

The recently extended and revitalised Venue Cymru is playing a lead role in helping Llandudno flash on the cultural radar. It now runs a lively programme of theatrical, musical and comedy events, including seasons by the Welsh National Opera. It is also firmly established on the live music circuit, with bands such as the Kooks, Pendulum, Feeder and Duffy playing last year.

See the full programme of events at www.venuecymru.co.uk.

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Recommended | Dunoon

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The best region in the world. Maybe? Definitely

Fabulous days out abound in North Wales, rain or shine, from the hugely active to the positively sedentary, for couples, for families or for those striking out on their own. Llandudno sits at the junction of the Conwy Valley and the North Wales coastal strip and is therefore the perfect base for exploring Snowdonia and the coast.

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Events Diary | Dunoon

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Events Diary

Visit Wales has a useful events finder, however we've sifted out some of the more noteworthy dates for you.

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Advent | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Warm, relaxed and festive: a winter house party with friends

The idea behind Advent Weekend was to create an event that celebrates the coming of the festive season and captures the essence of Christmases past at the Dunoon, without ever pretending for one second that it really is Christmas. Tinsel and turkey it is emphatically not. However, we do hang out the garlands, put up our tree and light the candles and fire in the front lounge, so that the hotel takes on its customary warm, welcoming winter glow. It is all very mellow and relaxed, with very much the feel of a house party with friends. We lay on some gentle entertainment, which last year included the lusty tones of Cor Meibion Llanrwst (Llanrwst Male Voice Choir), devise some great menus and provide a little fun of our own. If you are interested in receiving an invitation to join us for Advent, please email or ring us at the hotel.

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Other Occasions | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Celebrations built around your needs not ours

As well as weddings, we are licensed for civil partnerships, renewals of vows and naming ceremonies and can arrange the appropriate celebrations around those. We also host countless lunches and dinners across the season to mark all manner of occasions, from birthdays and reunions to christenings and Christmas celebrations.  We tailor each event to your wishes and requirements, whether they relate to menus or seating plans. Purveyors of mass production, one size fits all catering we are not. And while we may not be the cheapest in the area, we think we just might be the best.

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Weddings | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Weddings that are as elegant, beautiful and distinctive as you

Our starting point is that no two weddings should ever be the same and the only things they should share in common are elegance and perfection. In advance, our dedicated ceremony planner provides a single point of contact for you, shaping the hotel’s resources and know-how around your needs and desires. And on the day, they ensure that we are at our attentive, professional and personable best. Through our own expertise and the network of contacts we have carefully cultivated, we can help with you with every last aspect of the day. We even know a chimney sweep, who can provide the good luck bag of soot. The hotel is at its warm and welcoming best in the winter, when you can have exclusive use of the hotel for the weekend. We are, of course, licensed for civil ceremonies.

Photography: Martin Vaughan

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Suppliers | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Independent. Passionate. Award-winning.

During our years at the Dunoon, we’ve worked hard to find suppliers with a similar world-view to ours. These are independently minded, enterprising, by and large privately owned businesses, who are passionate about their craft and who share the same commitment to quality and service.

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Wine Club | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Mixed cases for wine nuts or is it mixed wine for nut cases?

The 2009 season sees the launch of the Dunoon Wine Club, aka The Celtic Vintellectuals. Throughout the year, Rhys will put various mixed case selections that will put you in touch some of our best growers, such as Alain Graillot, Andre Vatan and the Queen of Condrieu, Christine Vernay. You can order from us and have cases delivered to your home or collect them from the hotel next time you visit. You can also order a case of the wine you particularly love from the hotel list (although you would need to order a minimum of 12 bottles). If you are interested in joining, please fill out the form below and we can keep you updated with what is on offer.

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Drink | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Making the great affordable and the affordable great

For its combination of quality, range and sheer value for money, our wine list has few equals. Too many hotels and restaurants today apply a mark-up on wines that borders on cynical and greedy. Here we deliver outstanding quality at sensible prices, ensuring the truly excellent wines are affordable and that the affordable wines are truly excellent. Through suppliers such as Yapp Brothers in Wiltshire, Adnams of Southwold and Blas ar Wîn here in North Wales, we’ve concentrated on the characterful and intriguing, often less celebrated but always outstanding. Where we do feature the more familiar names such as Pinot Grigio, Beaujolais or Bordeaux, we ensure they are noteworthy in taste and benchmark in quality.

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Eat | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

We take great ingredients and try our hardest not to spoil them

We source the best and freshest ingredients we can find locally and then prepare them simply and sympathetically. Of course we make sure our food looks appetising, but we care more about delivering great flavours than fussy presentation and fancy descriptions. After all, great food speaks for itself. Daily deliveries bring fresh fish from Mermaid Seafoods here in Llandudno, cheeses from Blas Ar Fwyd in Llanrwst and meat from the Conwy Valley. We make early morning trips to market to handpick vegetables, fruit and herbs, and even periodically raid our own fields and orchards at home for the best blackberries and apples.

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Pets | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Pets

We do welcome small dogs by prior arrangement at a cost of £10 a day. Our only request is that owners show their customary consideration by not taking their animals into any of the hotel’s public rooms, particularly where food is served. There is no charge for goldfish, although you will need to bring your own bowl.

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Disabled Access | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Disabled Access

We welcome visitors each year with many different needs. The hotel has easy access via a gently sloping ramp to the front door, as well as disabled loo facilities on the ground floor. Although a handful of bedrooms involve stairs, the vast majority of bedrooms are on landings directly accessed by lift. We have a dedicated room with a specially adapted bathroom for independent wheelchair users, as well several other rooms suitable for users with help. Most eventualities can be catered for, but it’s as well to detail as many requirements as you can think of in advance. That way we can understand how best we can help. Read our access statement for more information.

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Standard | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Standard

Standard

Standard rooms offer everything available in our standard plus and superior rooms. Although slightly smaller than our standard plus rooms, they are nevertheless perfectly formed and set out. ideal perhaps for a couple or perfect for a single traveller in the mood to splash out a little.

 

Rates - 2014

  • Five-course dinner, bed and breakfast: £71 per person per night, £420 per person per week
  • Bed and breakfast: £55 per person per night, £336 per person per week
  • Single occupancy: please enquire

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Singles | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Single Rooms

Single Rooms

Often the first to sell out, our single rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We have 11 standard single rooms: seven out and out single rooms (that’s to say rooms with a single bed), and four small doubles, which we let for single occupancy at the standard single rate. There are a further nine superior single rooms, namely double occupancy rooms in which we allow single occupancy for a small premium. Of course, we also welcome single occupancy of our largest superior double and twin rooms, but this does involve a rather larger premium.

Rates - 2014

  • Standard single, five-course dinner, bed and breakfast: £81 per night, £483 per week
  • Standard single, bed and breakfast: £65 per night, £392 per week
  • Superior single, five-course dinner, bed and breakfast: £92 per night, £546 per week
  • Superior single, bed and breakfast: £76 per night, £462 per week
  • Single occupancy of larger rooms: Please enquire

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Families | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Families

We have one family room, which can comfortably accommodate a family of four between a double bed, single bed and sofa bed. There are three further rooms with a double bed and single bed that might suit a family of three. We also have cots and can provide further inflatable mattresses if required. We have high chairs for the dining room, however if you decide you fancy a quiet dinner for two one evening, we can arrange early supper for the little ones and a baby listening service while you eat later on. Having recently had children ourselves, we are also awash with kit such as bottle warming equipment, mini fridges and a baby bath.

Rates - 2014

Children under 11 sharing with two adults: No room charge*

Adults:

Either £83 per person per night dinner, bed and breakfast (£67 bed and breakfast) in a superior family or triple room, £78 per person per night dinner, bed and breakfast (£62 bed and breakfast) in a standard plus triple room, or £71 per person per night dinner, bed and breakfast (£55 bed and breakfast) in a standard triple room.

Children’s charges:

Children under 11, no charge
11-15 year olds, £25 bed & breakfast, £35 dinner, bed & breakfast

These rates only apply when a child or children are sharing with two adults

Note:

  • Anyone aged 16 and over is treated as an adult (in all respects).
  • *Please note that if, for example, there is only one adult sharing a room with two children, one child is charged at the full adult rate.

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Standard Plus | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Standard Plus Rooms

Standard Plus Rooms

Standard Plus twin and double rooms are ever so slightly smaller than superior rooms, although they are still pretty spacious, particularly those on the Third Floor. They naturally share precisely the same facilities as our superior rooms (the Egyptian cotton bedding, Molton Brown in the bathroom, flat screen televisions, kettles and so on).

Rates - 2014

  • Five-course dinner, bed and breakfast: £78 per person per night, £462 per person per week
  • Bed and breakfast: £62 per person per night, £378 per person per week.

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Superior | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Superior Rooms

Superior Rooms

Superior twin and double bedrooms give our guests that little bit extra space in which to sit back and relax. There are 12 in all, mostly to the front of the hotel. They vary a little in size, but they all share the same high quality finish and attention to detail.

Rates - 2014

  • Five-course dinner, bed and breakfast: £83 per person per night, £497 per person per week
  • Bed and breakfast: £67 per person per night, £406 per person per week.

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Enquire | Dunoon

Enquire

If you would like to enquire about availability, then please fill out the form below. Do let us know if you are at all flexible in your requirements as this helps with finding rooms at busier times. We will contact you as soon as we can with an idea of availability and options.

Alternatively, ring on us 01492 860787.

Please note that we do NOT pass any of your personal information to other parties.

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Find Us | Dunoon

Find Us

Find us by Road

Turn off the A55 North Wales Expressway at Jct 19 and follow the A470 into Llandudno. After passing Asda on your left, move into the right hand lane and turn right where the road forks sharply. After passing the retail park, the road forks sharply. Head straight on to the promenade. Turn left and follow the promenade until you come to a T-junction. Turn left, and cross the first roundabout into Gloddaeth Street. The Dunoon is 200 yards or so on the right, just after the second roundabout. Our Car Park is behind Dunoon Lodge, 30 yards up from the hotel on Clement Avenue.

Find us by Rail

If you are coming into Llandudno Junction, which is approximately 3.5 miles away, you are advised to take a taxi. If you are arriving at Llandudno station and feeling energetic, you can walk the half-mile to the hotel. Turn left out of the station into Augusta Street, go straight on at the traffic lights into Madoc Street. At the junction with Lloyd Street turn right and immediately left into Chapel Street. At the island turn left onto Gloddaeth Street. The hotel is 50 yards up on the right hand side.

For SatNav, key in any of the following:

  Latitude Longitude
Decimal N53 19 30 W3 50 05
Deg, Min, Sec 53.32513 -3.83476
GPS N 53 19.508 W 3 50.086

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Rates | Dunoon

Rates - 2014

Bookings for any time in the year confirmed (ie deposit paid) by that date will be honoured at these rates. Be sure to keep an eye open for special offers at different times of the year and for late cancellation rates on Last Minute Dunoon.

From time to time, rooms become available because of last minute cancellations, which may mean we can offer some pretty generous rates. If you are able to travel almost at the drop of a hat and would like to hear about late availability, then please sign up here

 

Daily break (2 to 6 nights) 

per person per night

Weekly break (7 nights min)

per person per week

BBDBBBBDBB
Superior double and twin rooms  67 83 406 497
Standard Plus double and twin rooms 62 78 378 462
Standard double and twin rooms 55 71 336 420
Standard single 65 81 392

483

Superior single 76 92 462 546

DBB: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
BB: Bed and Breakfast (Five-course, AA Rosette five-course dinner costs an additional £26.50 per person for guests staying on a B&B package)

Rates for single occupancy of larger double rooms are available on request

For stays of one night, add £8 per person per night to all the daily B&B rates quoted above and then a further £26.50 per person for our AA Rosette rated five-course dinner

At Easter, a minimum three-night stay applies. At other Bank holidays, the minimum stay is two nights.

Children’s rates apply to under 16s only when sharing with at least two adults. There is no charge for under 11s. You can view these rates on this page.

Small dogs are welcome only by prior arrangement and at a charge of £10 a night.

Please note: Deposits and Cancellation Policy

A booking can be confirmed only by paying a 10 per cent deposit. Deposits are non-refundable, unless the room is relet, in which case the deposit is retained against a future booking. All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations within a week of scheduled arrival will incur the full charge unless the room is relet, in which case charges accrue on a pro-rata basis. We strongly advise all our guests to ensure they have the necessary insurance cover against any such eventualities (we send out insurance forms to all confirmed bookings of two nights or longer). We regret that there can be no allowance or reduction for curtailment of stays or for meals not taken.

Offers

Special offers apply at certain times of the year, particularly in the Spring and during October, November and December. Please enquire for further details.

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Celebrate | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Stylish celebrations, large and grand, small and intimate

As well as hosting lunches and dinners, the Dunoon is licensed for civil ceremonies, such as weddings, civil partnerships, naming ceremonies and renewals of vows. Whatever the occasion, we work hard to make it special and memorable. A great celebration of whatever size or style is as much about diligent and detailed planning in advance as immaculate service on the day. Critically, we understand that no two celebrations should ever be the same. Although we are closed for Christmas and New Year, we celebrate the festive season with a special Advent Weekend in early December.

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Explore | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Llandudno: a great destination and the perfect base

Of course, we are biased, but we think North Wales is one of the most attractive areas anywhere. It is blessed with eye-watering natural beauty, from the craggy peaks of Snowdonia to the sandy beaches of Anglesey and the Llyn peninsula, from the forests, rivers and lakes of the Conwy Valley to the rolling grasslands of the Vale of Clwyd. The charms are man-made as well: magnificent National Trust properties, steam railways, the Italianate village at Portmeirion and more golf courses than you swing a seven iron at. With the Great Orme, promenade and its perfectly preserved Victorian architecture, Llandudno is a destination in its own right. But it’s also the perfect base from which to explore the whole of North Wales.

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Relax | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

The Dunoon introduces the ultimate in leisure facilities: the armchair

Just to be clear about this, relaxation at the Dunoon does not involve exposing the body to real risk of serious harm by undertaking any or all of the following: a) working out in a gym, b) reaching boiling point in a sauna, c) pounding up and down a swimming pool. Some hotels label the places where such physical pains are inflicted “leisure facilities”. Instruments of torture more like. Our idea of relaxation is sitting back in a comfy chair with a good book and drink of choice (be it a refreshing cuppa, glass of warming red or medicinal malt), leaving it to others to worry about the housework and what to cook for dinner.

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Eat and Drink | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Food and wine to satisfy a desire, not just meet a need

Food and wine are abiding passions, excellence and affordability guiding principles. Our AA Rosette-rated food is fine and flavoursome, the ingredients fresh and, as the seasons allow, sourced locally. The oak panelled dining room is elegant and just a little bit grand, the tables finished with fresh flowers, pressed linen napkins in silver rings, fine china and heavy Sheffield steel cutlery. Impeccable, unhurried service lends every mealtime the right sense of occasion. Our taste in wine is adventurous and approachable, with our list providing much more than you might imagine possible from a modest hotel on the sleepy outer reaches of Britain.

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Stay | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Fifty bedrooms, all en-suite and not a trouser press in sight

Our ethos is evident in the individuality and high quality finish of our bedrooms, and apparent in the attention to detail and appreciation of the understated luxuries that separate the grand from the bland: crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases, thick fluffy white towels and Molton Brown toiletries in every bathroom. All rooms have flat screen televisions and what other hotels describe as “tea and coffee making facilities”, but we prefer to call a kettle. We treat the hotel as we do our home, a place we cherish and nurture rather than simply own and operate. So the Dunoon really is a place where you can feel at home however far away from home you are.

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welcome to the dunoon | Dunoon

The Dunoon Hotel

Welcome to the Dunoon

AA *** (82% Merit Rating), AA Rosette Restaurant, UK Gold Award Great Rail Journeys (2011 and 2012), UK Hotel of the Year (Les Routiers 2009)

The Dunoon is a handsome building in a beautifully preserved Victorian seaside town, a 50-bedroom hotel of antiques and oak panels, of old world elegance and formality, of warmth and intimacy. The air is relaxed and comfortable not hushed or reverential, the service personal and attentive rather than fussy and overbearing. We have an old-fashioned view of what a hotel should provide: quality, character and value. In a world where every high street looks the same and many companies’ idea of customer service is a call centre, the Dunoon is a happy antidote to the carelessness and anonymity of modern living.

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