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Bay Glenburn Hotel

Mount Stuart Road, Rothesay PA20 9JP, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our recent coach holiday with National Holidays. Shearings offer the same trip and charge far more for the equivalent holiday so save money and go with National Holidays. We paid a little extra for a sea view room and found it well worth it as the view was amazing, the wild red deer were seen one evening right... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent a weekend here at beginning of August, the hotel is in a prime position five mins. walk to the main street. The bedroom was a good size and though could do with upgrade it was very clean. There is a varied menu in the nice dinning room, and staff were very helpful. Entertainment was good. Saturday night was Elvis... More

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a 5 day break at The Bay Glenburn Hotel with Shearings Coaches We really enjoyed our stay. The Hotel staff were very welcoming and the restaurant staff in particular were very polite, and helpfully and the service was excellent considering they were rushed off their feet each meal time. The food was good and portions... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went to the Glenburn last weekend to celebrate our 65th birthdays and had a wonderful weekend. The weather was not very good but the entertainment at the hotel was excellent. On the Friday they had an Elvis night which was great and on the Saturday it was a tribute night which featured Gene Pitney my all... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is fabulous to look from the out side but you get into the building and it is in badly need of decorating and it is only that ,that is letting this beautiful building down. We found the staff very good the food was fantastic and the views from some of the rooms window breathtaking.The towns people were very... More

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The-Glenburn, Deputy Manager at Bay Glenburn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. As you will have seen it is a massive building and it we do have a refrubishment plan in place but it takes time. Many thanks for your lovely remarks about the food and the staff we do appreciate them. Glad you enjoyed the Waverley paddle steamer it is a... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 4 days at the Glenburn on a Shearings break and must compliment all concerned. All staff starting with Steve, (our main coach driver), all hotel staff, the staff on the ferry from Wemyss Bay and the local pubs, in particular The Taverna, were great, very friendly and very helpful. This hotel boasts a great location, has wonderful grounds... More

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The-Glenburn, Deputy Manager at Bay Glenburn Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your thoughts on our site. By all acoounts you have enjoyed your stay with us and we really do apperciate your great comments. As you will see from other posting the views over the bay are mentioned a lot so I would recommend paying the little extra for them. Look forward to seeing you again in... More

bournemouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A spectacular place to spend a weekend. Four of us travelled to the Isle of Bute on 1st August, 2014. I for one had looked forward to it for 7months since booking. It didn't disappoint.The staff were helpful & friendly. The rooms were spotless. I had a sea view, to my surprise, & delight.. The food was delicious & plenty... More

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The-Glenburn, Deputy Manager at Bay Glenburn Hotel, responded to this review

Great to see that you had such a lovely break with us and what a fantastic review so thank you for that. We have a good team of staff at the Glenburn and they always do their very best to please I will pass your comments on to all concerned. Hopefully you will come back and visit us again. Thank... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying here to accompany my mother and her friend for a few days - and as the hotel caters a lot for coach holidays we were probably the youngest guests by about 30 years! Although it is a fine, grand building, the most imposing in the town, it is not a 5-star, gourmet, all-the-frills hotel - but it doesn't pretend... More

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The-Glenburn, Deputy Manager at Bay Glenburn Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your review on or site. We would agree that we provide good value for money holidays so thank you for mentioning that. Archie has been with us at the Glenburn for many years now he is a character and I will make sure we pass your comments on to him. Thank you again for a great... More

Glasgow, Scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we found new receptionist cold and unwelcoming. At 2.57p.m. we asked if room keys could be handed out and she told us that keys were not handed out until 3p.m. There was a queue at our back waiting for keys also. As soon as we left reception, the keys started to get handed out to guests behind us... More

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The-Glenburn, Deputy Manager at Bay Glenburn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for coming back to stay at the Glenburn. Sorry to see that you found reception unwelcoming when you arrived. The only thing I can say is the guests that were getting keys before you had been with us all week and not new arrivals. I will pass your lovely comments about the... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very surprised how good this place is. After reading negative reviews I wasn't to sure what to expect. It's not 5 star so don't book it if that's what you are looking for. It's a good 3 1/2 star. Good food ,entertainment and good value for what we paid. Yes would come back again.

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The-Glenburn, Deputy Manager at Bay Glenburn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the the time to post your review on our site. Very happy to see that enjoyed your break with us at the Glenburn. Yes please do come back and see us again sometime soon. Many thanks More

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Address: Mount Stuart Road, Rothesay PA20 9JP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Bute > Rothesay
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Glenburn Hotel Rothesay
Bay Glenburn Hotel Rothesay, Isle Of Bute

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Exuding an air of grandeur and charm, this impressive Victorian sandstone Hotel was built in 1892. Set in an outstanding position above its own terraced gardens, the Glenburn enjoys a superb panorama across the waters of Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Peninsula. Step inside the hotel and you’ll be greeted by spacious well-proportioned rooms which offer a level of comfort which should immediately put you at ease. With a wealth of outdoor pursuits on the isle, from fishing to bowling and from golf to walking, it’s up to you how you choose to relax at the Glenburn… socialise in the bar, escape to the quiet lounge, indulge in a game of snooker or just enjoy the evening entertainment. The town’s shops, harbour, medieval castle ruins and sporting facilities are just a pleasant walk away along the palm fringed promenade. The hotel contains some guest parking which is located at the front and side of the building. ... more   less 
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