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Glenapp Castle

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Ballantrae KA26 0NZ Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Beautiful Scots Baronial castle set in 36 acres of stunning gardens and woodland overlooking the Ayrshire coastline and out to Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre. The castle is Scotland's highest rated Country House Hotel with 5 AA Red Stars and 4 AA Rosettes, 5 VisitScotland Gold Stars, EatScotland Gold Award and a Michelin Star.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Tennis court
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Bathrobes
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Flatscreen TV
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Melanie W wrote a review 3 Oct
42 contributions15 helpful votes
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We have just returned from the most fabulous overnight stay at Glenapp Castle and will definitely be back. The Castle boasts absolutely stunning grounds, fabulous gardens and glorious rooms and the professionalism, friendliness and attentiveness of the staff was truly second to none. We opted for the 6 course taster menu which was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The best part was being able to take our year old American Cocker Spaniel pup who was also well and truly spoiled. Knockdolian was perfectly situated to accommodate his walks and howls, with his own bed, bowls and treats! Cheers to all the Glenapp team, you were awesome!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Melanie On behalf of all the team at Glenapp Castle, we are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having an opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Kind regards Will Oakley General Manager
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Kevin W wrote a review 3 Oct
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom51 contributions24 helpful votes
We had a lovely two night stay at Glenapp - very highly recommended. Excellent food (and not sure why not Michelin starred?), attentive service, lovely hotel atmosphere and superb grounds. A very enjoyable and relaxing end to our two week trip along Scotland’s west coast!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Kevin Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the food that Joe Gould and the kitchen team prepare and cook for our guests. We hope that you will return again soon. Kind regards Will Oakley General Manager
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Jenna A wrote a review Sep 2021
East Bergholt, England16 contributions26 helpful votes
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We have just enjoyed the most wonderful girls weekend at Glenapp, celebrating our friends 50th. The castle is just beautiful but the service is what makes it really magical. We felt like VIPs from the moment we arrived (by sleeper coach overnight). We were greeted by a piper, champagne and beautiful pastries, and were shown down to the glasshouse for a perfume-making morning. The grounds are fabulous and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed a lovely three course dinner then the staff opened up the glasshouse for us so we could have a dance and laugh in our own private Victorian disco (without disturbing other guests). Day two was a foraging activity around the grounds, then a run down through the woods and waterfalls, to the ocean where we all had a dip in the sea, before the castle came to collect us in their minibus! We then all dressed up for a delicious tasting menu in the Library, and more dancing in the glasshouse. There are too few adjectives to describe this gem in Scotland. But suffice to say we felt in entirely safe hands, thoughout the planning stages and our entire stay. We will be back! Thank you Glenapp for a truly awesome weekend.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Jenna It was our pleasure to host the birthday celebrations for you all and I am thrilled that you have had such a wonderful time at Glenapp Castle. Hopefully it wont be too long before we are able to welcome you back. Kind regards Will Oakley General Manager
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Zisiszeelife wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
We've just had a 2 night stay and everything was really spot on. All the staff are friendly and you could tell that all of them really wanted to "deliver". We had a fab dinner on both evenings and the location of the hotel is just beautiful. Thanks to Louise and also to the lovely Portuguese manager (sorry.....can't remember his name) who gave us great recommendations for a drive in the nearby countryside, including the Mull of Galloway, Logan botanical gardens and Portpatrick which added to the experience. Would love to go back one day.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Lorna Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience at Glenapp Castle. It would have been Nelio, the Assistant General Manager who would have assisted with recommendations and it is wonderful that you were able to experience the beautiful Mull of Galloway and Logan Gardens. Please do come and visit us again soon. Kind regards Will Oakley General Manager
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Mobile02666750748 wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Amazing location and incredible service with great staff and as for the food - wow!!! Couldn’t fault any of these and having been a couple of times, have never been disappointed. This time we noted a few issues which surprised us given the normal high standards. And while these points may appear to be picky, they can all be resolved with a little extra care and attention. A rug in the room was slightly concerning as a potential trip hazard as every time we walked over it, it moved and creased up creating a ripple effect and we had to fix it for fear of tripping. The seal on the shower door was worn and was instantly noted. There were dead insects on the window sills and the blinds in the bathroom could have been cleaner. And one of the air vents at the windows was broken too. Such a shame that these things were noted. But all can be easily fixed. The grounds are lovely and while some recent works have taken place, they could be improved to reflect the work on the building and the overall feel of the hotel. We can appreciate the grounds are vast but they could be landscaped to a higher standard in the immediate grounds, which would match the warmth and efforts of all staff inside the hotel, thereby creating a truer 5 star experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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USD 331 - USD 635 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
glenapp castle ballantrae, glenapp castle hotel ballantrae
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United KingdomScotlandAyrshireSouth AyrshireBallantrae
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenapp Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Glenapp Castle?
Nearby attractions include Lagganhouse Country Park (3.6 km), Bennane Cave (6.6 km), and Ballantrae Windmill (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glenapp Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Glenapp Castle?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Glenapp Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Glenapp Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Glenapp Castle have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Glenapp Castle offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glenapp Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Glenapp Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Glenapp Castle offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Glenapp Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Archie Hamilton Memorial (7.4 km), Craigneil Castle (7.1 km), and Kirkhill Castle (7.4 km).
Does Glenapp Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.