Advent Weekend at the Dunoon is a unique event with very much a house party feel, celebrating the coming of the festive season, without ever pretending for one second that it really is Christmas just yet. We deck the halls, hang out the garlands, put up our tree, light the candles and the fire in the front lounge so that the hotel takes on its customary warm and welcoming winter glow. It is all very mellow and relaxed, and the hotel looks a treat.

Our chefs create wonderful seasonal Two AA Rosette menus, Colwyn Male Voice Choir delivers its lusty yet dulcet tones on Friday evening with, we hope, some familial accompaniment, while we look to conjurer Howard Hughes for his devilish sleight of hand over dinner on Saturday.

The idea is to create a sense of general conviviality, which sits somewhere between the relaxed and the jocular, with a couple of more or less setpiece entertainments to help the weekend along on its way.

Deck the halls, hang out the garlands
Celebrate the coming of the festive season

Our Advent Weekend 2018 is an inclusive two-night package. It will begin with afternoon tea on arrival Friday 30th November and end with a hearty lunch on Sunday 2nd December.


  • Afternoon tea on Friday
  • AA Two Rosette rated, festive five-course dinners on Friday and Saturday
  • Breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday
  • Drinks receptions on Friday and Saturday
  • Sunday lunch


For this year the tariff for our ever-popular pre-Christmas weekend is as follows:

  • £262.00 per person in a Standard room
  • £275.00  per person in a Standard Plus room
  • £288.00 per person in a Superior or Single room

You can extend your stay by a further night, either Thursday or Sunday for the price of dinner at £29.50 per person per night.

We do place a limit on numbers, so it might be as well to contact us sooner rather than later.

A sense of general conviviality, which sits somewhere between the relaxed and the jocular