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Craignelder Hotel

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Cairnryan road, Stranraer DG9 8HA, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Stranraer
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
tonyjohn Liphook, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liphook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight in June en-route to Belfast. The room was spotless and the bathroom exceptional by modern standards. We had dinner at the hotel which was quite god although the staff were very stressed. All the staff wre helpful

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night B&B here. The whole place is spotlessly clean and nicely decorated, and the room was large and well appointed with very comfortable beds. Excellent breakfast with friendly and helpful staff. I would be very happy to stay here again.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stranraer is a friendly town just a short taxi ride from Cairnryan ferry terminal and with a train service to Glasgow. We had a lovely twin room overlooking Loch Ryan and enjoyed dinner in the restaurant, which appeared to be well-patronised by locals. The hotel owner kindly went out of his way to look up bus and train times so... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We chose to stay here as our caravan site is closed the month of February. What a beautiful room we had, clean, modern, and accessible. We had also booked a family 21st Biirthday party and the meal and service was faultless it was also great value for money. We highly recommend this hotel and restaurant and will definitely use the... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Due to our love of train journeys, we stayed just an overnight at the Craignelder Hotel. It is a nice ‘hotel’ as what we think a Hotel is on the continent is not a Hotel in the UK. This apparently is a converted sandstone house which may put it in the ‘guest house’ category. However it runs like a Hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My family had a wonderful weekend, my wife and child had the family room which was pristine, warm and very, very comfortable. The staff were outstanding and we had our family over for dinner in the restaurant which was absolutely fantastic!! This hotel makes us really look forward to our next visit to Stranraer!! Thank you to all the staff... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have just returned from a 2 day stay at the Craignelder. I would recommend anyone travelling to Stranraer to stay in this hotel rather than any other (and I've stayed in a few with great reviews) Rooms are lovely, comfortable, clean and properly furnished with good quality furniture and fittings. Staff are extremely helpful and pleasant. Food in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stayed here last weekend with wife and 2 teen sons, all of us loved it. Very clean, well equipped rooms. Staff friendly and helpful. Ideal for ferry to Belfast. Breakfasts great. Restaurant outstanding, a meal here is a must even if you're staying elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

About 11 of us went for a meal and the food was fantastic. The staff were very helpful, friendly and kind and checked with us to make sure we were all ok and catered for! Great atmosphere will def be back!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Have stayed a few times now as we come to Stranraer to visit family and always stay at the Craignelder Hotel and can't complain. Find both the dinner and breakfasts always spot on and always stuffed at the end if the night. Highly recommend the bread and butter pudding! Find the staff friendly and nothing to much bother which is... More 

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