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Glenapp Castle

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Paphos, Cyprus
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were really looking forward to staying here having read so much praise. We stayed for a night and enjoyed the overall experience. However there were various hickups that did not meet our expectations: 1: We arrived at the gate where we had to call to be let in. So we did. It rang for a while and then we...

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spend a long time planning trips and treats and so was really looking forward to our visit and it far exceeded my high expectations. From the moment we drove through the wrought iron gates it felt as if it was a special place. Our Sea View Suite was very spacious and comfortable with a fabulous view of Ailsa Craig....

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Paradise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing staff, beautiful grounds and some of the finest cuisine you could imagine. I'm not sure when we'll make it back to Scotland but Glenapp Castle will be on the top of our list for another stay. The Castle grounds have many trails to explore. Birds singing, deer roaming a beautiful pond and vibrant flowers. Afternoon tea in the "walled...

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2Thank Rhonda M
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we will pass on your lovely comments to the team. Thank you so much for taking time to post a review on Tripadvisor and we hope to welcome you back whenever you can manage it. Siobhan

Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glenapp Castle is stunning, a little gem off the beaten track but well worth going to. Went with my partner for afternoon tea, you enter via security gates and once in front of the Castle the staff welcome you in the car park and make you feel at home straight away. The interior has just been renovated/decorated and is still...

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1Thank elaine m
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We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us at the castle and that you had time to walk in the gardens as well. Thank you for your lovely review on Tripadvisor and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Siobhan

Girvan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today for afternoon tea for my dads 87th birthday. The afteroon was excellent from start to finish. The staff , the food and the gardens. Special thanks to Chris for making my dads day special.

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Thank you so much for your lovely Tripadvisor review. We are really delighted that you all enjoyed your afternoon with us, especially as it was for such a special birthday celebration. We will pass on your thanks to Chris and the team and we hope to welcome you back soon. Siobhan

Leyburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We - two couples, stayed here on the first night of a week touring Scotland. It was a wonderful start to our adventure. Whilst the decor may not be to my cup of tea it has to be said that is a beautiful building and is being renovated as I type. We had a wonderful meal on the evening and...

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Thank you so much for taking time to post this kind Tripadvisor review. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful team. We will pass on your lovely comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you. Siobhan

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never posted a review before, but beautiful Glenapp Castle and its wonderful staff deserve special praise. This is a lovely, unique place: On the beautiful Ayrshire coast, with gorgeous views over the sea towards picturesque Ailsa Craig, situated in large grounds boasting pheasants and deer and with beautiful gardens, partly designed by Gertrude Jekyll, sits a fairy tale castle...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate it and will pass your comments to the team. We hope your three year has now fully recovered and that we have the opportunity to welcome you and your family back to the castle again soon. Many thanks. Siobhan

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, along with three couples, had the most incredible time at Glenapp imaginable. From the second we were welcomed at the front door of the castle, we all knew we were in for a great time. The wonderful service, beautiful room and grounds, superb food, we are all planning a return trip. John, Hugh, and everyone else...

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Thank you for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate your comments and will pass them on to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Siobhan

Reviewed 19 April 2017

I can't say enough about this hotel. The property is breathtakingly beautiful with so much to do there. Our room was fabulous and the meals were excellent. I would defiantly recommend it for a romantic vacation, for a family or even couples. This Castle is spectacular

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Thank you for your kind comments and for taking time to post this review on Tripadvisor. It means so much to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Siobhan

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Just returned from a 3-night stay and everything was first class and better than expected relative to other Relais Chateaux properties we've stayed at and really good value as well. The rooms were tastefully appointed. The staff were so friendly and paid special attention to our toddler son. We ran into a couple of issues during our stay (not their...

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Thank you so much for this wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this. Your kind comments will be passed on to the John and the team. We hope you had a good jounrey home and we look forward to welcoming you back to the castle soon. Siobhan

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glenapp Castle

Address: Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ballantrae
Price Range: $523 - $684 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Glenapp Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“The Master Sea View Room had a wonderful view to watch the sunset behind Ailsa Craig and Arran.”
Morag007, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“If required certain rooms are available for guests with dogs. Please ask before booking to check availability.”
52hilaryl, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“i suspect they are all good”
dizzy900, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great .. try one with a spectacular view of the sea and Asila”
parkhall01, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Each room is different and all are massive and stunningly decorated.”
Skihound12, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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