Glenmorag Hotel Dunoon - almost too late.

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Roderick

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I don't normally post the places I visit because BikinGlynn has usually been there
before me and taken much better pics than I ever could, however Glynn missed this
one (or perhaps just hasn't posted it yet). Nobody else will get there now so I've
posted rather a lot of pics as possibly the only record of it's demise (sorry it's not the most photogenic building).
I visit Dunoon from time to time and I've had a couple of goes at this place but security has always
confounded me. However, a couple of weeks ago I was there and noticed
demolition had started and apparently security was down to one man so during a lull I
slipped in, annoyingly they had already destroyed the bit with the tower, reception and
the staircase which complicated things a bit.
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In a better vanished time the people of Glasgow and surroundings would catch the
train to amazing Wemyss Bay Station (Well worth a visit today if you are in the area) and
transfer to the ferry to take them over the estuary to Dunoon. This hotel, with lovely
views overlooking Dunoon’s West Bay covering an area of 15,414 sq ft was built in 1934,
for many years it was a major feature of social life in the town. It had 74 bedrooms,
big-name cabaret evenings and dances in the impressive ‘Pride of the Clyde’
ballroom were common. It hosted many special events even including a naturist
weekend with a naked disco! However with the local tourism decline the hotel was
obliged to look to the coach party market which in turn was badly impacted by the
lock-downs – leading to closure of the group (Hart Hotels) in mid 2020. It still has a
facebook page with lots of info about its past life if anybody is interested.
The battery in my camera went flat after the first picture so the rest are taken with my phone.

The entrance has a nice little gatehouse which despite the holes in the roof was the only part of the site with electricity
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Inside the gate house could be tidier
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The main frontage
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looks good

Reception, boiler room etc
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‘Pride of the Clyde then and now
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Ballroom Bar
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Brass from taps brings in £40+ per bucket full so most of the sinks looked like this.

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This bedroom on the first floor was typical, only the view changed from room to room.
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First floor landing shows steel framing
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View of reception from first floor
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Up to the second floor landing, rooms and views similar to 1st floor
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Second floor bedroom
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The third floor was still fairly intact.
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Until you reach the end
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The other end is better
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Shortly after I sneaked back out in a steady Scottish drizzle the destruction resumed. The view from the town will never be quite the same again.

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Nicely done. U are pretty safe with that one Iv only ever made it just North of Glasgow, well out my area Im afraid lol
 

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