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The Ellangowan Hotel

3.0 of 5
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 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 1-yr old daughter and I stayed for a long weekend over Easter on our first family 'holiday' away. We arrived on Thursday and stayed through till Sunday and had the most relaxing time! The hotel catered for all of our needs at a very reasonable rate. The staff were friendly and the breakfasts were amazing! Unfortunately the chef... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: The initial welcome, reasonable price good breakfast . Would have been happy spending 2nd night if there had been no unpleasantness. Cons: Customer service, the practice of you only get the deal for 1 night , the hotel could do with being refurbished, along with some of the staff Location: Good scenery our trip was mainly business therefore did... More 

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sydney
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Still the best accomodation in Creetown, chef or no chef. Great breakfasts, staff, rooms and history. Come and support it, don't let it go the way of so many other businesses in Creetown since the coming of the bypass. A great hotel in a fantastic area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food was good but the restaurant/bar looks like it hasnt changed since the 1970s. We were staying in creetown on mountain biking holiday and were disappointed to find the lairds inn had changed hands from year before but the chef had moved to the ellangowan so gave it a try. Food was just as good but unfortunately surroundings leave... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

What a disappointment to arrive in Creetown to find that the only good restaurant is temporarily closed. Nowhere to eat here now unless you take the car, not good when you like to have a drink with your meal. Is this the final nail in Creetown's coffin?

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Wigtown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I visit the ellangowan very reguarly and i have tried almost everything on the menu and have not yet been disappointed by any of the food or service i had been given.. The duck with hoison sauce is delicious, the strips of fillet steak is melt in mouth and oh yes i can not forget the crispy beer battered fresh... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After reading all the reviews and listening to local people talk about the restaurant here I was looking forward to giving it a try, I wish we hadn`t bothered to be honest. We were seated and handed a menu which lacked any flair at all, I knew they normally do specials and also a fish menu neither of which were... More 

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Fleet, Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We ate here with family who have a holiday home nearby and visit the pub and restaurant regularly. When we first stepped into the pub, I was more than a little apprehensive to say the least. I'm glad to report that in this case my fears were definitely misplaced. We ate off the two course set menu. My husband had... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

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 June 7, 2014

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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