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Glenapp Castle

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ballantrae
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
cazza101 Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely experience of Afternoon Tea plentiful choices and excellent service. After being greeted by two very nice gentlemen at the door we were shown into a lovely lounge where we were presented by a Fantastic Afternoon of sandwiches and cakes galore. The service provided by the two men was splendid which i felt actually made our day even more special.... More

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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having received a family present for afternoon tea at Glenapp Castle we chose to use this as part of our 39th anniversary celebration. A breathtaking experience. Cannot speak too highly of the castle, the location and the friendly helpful staff. Has to be one of Scotland's gems.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A birthday dinner that just excelled all expectations. My husband, son and I went to this beautiful place to celebrate a 'big' birthday. The welcome was warm and personal, the staff made us feel at home. The food, well this is the best meal I have ever eaten, especially the variety of cheese. I cant wait to go back.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

On the whole it was a delightful experience . Clean , attention to detail and the food FANTASTIC. The down side was there are not log fires in the rooms , no bar and lacking atmosphere as no cosy room to sit and chat as always felt you are disturbing other guest who wish to read. A little music in... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I doubt there are many people left in the world who actually live like this but a stay at Glenapp Castle gives you some feeling about what it must be like. They know you are arriving as you have to press a call system at the gate and after a wonderfully long drive through the trees you find yourselves going... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We have recently returned from approx our 10th visit to this welcoming and splendid castle 'retreat'. After the whole eating experience here, everywhere else will disappoint. We are so lucky to have this only one hour away from our home in Whithorn.The service, friendliness, helpfulness of all the staff is consistently exceptional. It was decorated exquisitely for Xmas on this... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We were warmly welcomed by several staff waiting for us at the main entrance. There is no reception area, which we found a little inconvenient. On either side of the hallway, as you enter, the doors are open to reveal a washbasin. While I appreciate that the castle is used by hunting parties, etc., and washrooms right by the entrance... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My wife and I have just spent a great weekend at Glenapp on a star gazing event. From the moment we arrived we were greeted at the main door and its clear that the service levels are going to be good, and they don't disappoint throughout the entire visit. The setting is perfect, the bedrooms are good, the public areas... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

As part of an indulgent treat for my 50th birthday, my friend and I came to Glenapp for a champagne afternoon tea. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and though we had arrived almost an hour early, planning to walk first and eat later, were quite happy to allow us to eat first, walk later. We were given a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our second visit to Glenapp - and once again we were treated to an amazing experience which combined first class service from most attentive staff, amazing hospitality in the superbly appointed rooms and a menu that was second to none. On arrival we were met again by Hugh who recalled our earlier stay, presented with personalised menu's which reflected our... More

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Also Known As:
Glenapp Castle Hotel
Glenapp Castle Ballantrae
Glenapp Castle Hotel Ballantrae
Glenapp Castle Ballantrae, Scotland
Address: Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ballantrae
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ballantrae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Glenapp Castle 5*
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 
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