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The Ellangowan Hotel

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   St. John Street, Creetown DG8 7JF, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 4 Creetown B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
George B Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roy Herries is the new chef here and he's continuing with the same high standard he had at the Laird's Inn. Varied menu, nicely cooked and friendly service. Good value especially on Sunday when they do a special set menu.

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we followed roy herries from the laird's inn and the food has improved from already very high standards. seafood is excellent. children's menu is varied and as good a standard as the adult food which is rare. friendly service. best food in the area. very good value.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We did not stay in the hotel but there is nowhere to review the restaurant but here, and it is definitely worth mentioning. The Ellengowan now has a new chef, Roy Herries, previously of The Laird's Inn. Fabulous food! We ate here 3 times during our visit to the area and the meals were faultless on each occasion. Prompt and... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

From out side hotel looks v old and a bit run down. Bar is nice, friendly staff and full if locals! Hotel rooms a bit run down and odd mix if wallpaper, but our rm was big and comfy. Nil wifi could only get it in bar, I fact no phone reception at all! Breakfast was nice and staff v... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
4 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

being big wicker man fans, we did our own film tour around the area. this pub was one of our stops. very nice pub and staff. we didn't stay here, just went in for a drink and a look. it was very busy, but we were served quickly. there are lots of wickerman photos everywhere, which was nice to see,... More

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Creetown, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Room is refurbished. Clean. Good bed, tv, wifi ok, lots of space. Village is poor. The bar is a real bar, not for families. Bathroom is old.fashioned. price is reasonable. Very quiet street. Good for a short stay.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Just returned from a three night stay in the Ellengowan and really enjoyed the experience. Although Creetown is hardly a centre of life and laughs, this is a good base to visit a beautiful area. The double I stayed in was beautifully decorated, well looked after and very clean. The breakfast and dinner were both good value and served with... More

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Washington State
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed here in a family room the first week in July and paid thru expedia. My husband didn't know I had already paid so he gave the staff cash for the room upon checkout. They didn't check to see if the room had been paid for and appeared to be in a rush, only one person seemed to be... More

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
41 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

First the positives: staff extremely helpful and friendly, Beds: comfy. Quietness: excellent. Nearness to Gem and Rock Museum: very nice. Museum is worth a visit, we were amazed, never seen so many stones and rocks in my life: We slept very well. Breakfast: OK, but rather slow. However, there are a few negatives. Doorknobs almost fell off. The whole place... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Was attracted to hotel as knew featured in The Wicker Man. Stayed 1 night in a spotlessly clean room. Staff very friendly and helpful and food good. Bar still looks very like the way it was in film. Would stay there again.

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Address: St. John Street, Creetown DG8 7JF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Creetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ellangowan Hotel 3*
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When you've got time to let the world pass you by... give a thought to the Ellangowan Hotel in Creetown. If you want a night or two away without breaking the bank, book a stay at The Ellangowan Hotel. Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Creetown on the beautiful Solway Coast, just off the main A75 Dumfries - Stranraer trunk route. ... more   less 
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