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The Ellangowan Hotel

St. John Street, Creetown DG8 7JF, Scotland
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When reviewing a hotel you must consider the price you paid and this hotel isn't that expensive. It's a lovely old Victorian building, well built with thick walls and quiet rooms. They were well sized. Our room was a twin room, the bedroom area was in good condition, comfy beds with clean sheets and towels. The bathroom was a bit... More 

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Title says it all everything is old and dirty its the kind of place I stayed at in the 70s when I worked away inother words dirty. I have notning good to say about this place food was terrible and the horrable girl behind the bar spent more time outside smoking than serving drinks I just do not understand why... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The hotel doesn't cost much so don't expect it. The hotel is trying and has fitted new carpets including in the bathroom. The bed linen and towels where also new and very clean. Some of the decor is dated and the shower wasn't great. The cooked breakfast was excellent I have had much worse in much more expensive hotels. This... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Most boring place on the planet. nothing I mean nothing to do! If I lived there I would be suicidal!Room was ok staff polite. The food was standard frozen fodder.in fact i bet the place hasn't changed since it was built an probably won't not for me!!!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stayed one night and the hotel was fine. But it's not a place to linger. Obviously built in more prosperous times. It is now a bit run down. Efforts are made, the room was clean, with comfy bed, but the shower was mouldy and the decor dated. Full marks for trying, but the location is wrong for this hotel... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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 March 16, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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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