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Gretna Hall
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gretna Green | Dumfriesshire, Gretna Green DG16 5DY, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Gretna Green
UK
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

It was very comfortable stay and fantastic. Rooms were clean and tidy. The staff were friendly. Breakfast, lunch and dinner had good choice of options and tasted good. The hotel is located located close to the famous blacksmith.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Willenhall, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stopped here March 2013. we were married at Anvil Hall, and stopped at Gretna Hall Hotel. The hotel was fantastic, the bridal suite was beautiful, my guests rooms were lovely and clean and tidy. Both the food and service was second to none. We were sad to leave!! We enjoyed it so much we are going to go next year on our first anniversary. So a big thankyou to the staff for making our first stay in Scotland, so magical, just fantastic really.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If this is your first visit to Scotland, and the Gretna Hall is after all just about the first hotel in Scotland, it's not a bad place to start. It's picturesque, comfortable and famous for eloping lovers.
I saw several callow youths with their blushing young ladies at a wedding party - none of them were the bride and groom though. The food's pretty good, and the prices are very reasonable. Even though the wedding party had moved on, there was a decent stab at evening entertainment. It's a good little appetizer for what lies further north. The downside? The proximity to the motorway might spoil the atmosphere for some and the hotel plumbing can be to put it mildly, eccentric. Overall, though, a decent enough place to stay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Really friendly, helpful staff. Clean gardens and grounds. Relaxing atmosphere at the bar, Room was a decent size, all mod cons, cheap but really nice - more than we were expecting. Convenient location just off the motorway. Check the postcode though, one letter is wrong which the hotel receptionist will tell you about when your sat nav takes you to the wrong location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Spent two nights in this hotel. On first look at the website it only shows pictures of the bridal suites. You don't imagine that they have 100 rooms. When we booked in the receptionist was so helpful, asking if we needed an early morning call, newspapers, etc. The room was very small but so clean and just the right amount of storage space for a few days stay. Breakfast on both days was a self-service and you could either eat in the restaurant or in the bar. Both nights we ate in the bar but the food was gorgeous. It's a gorgeous hotel and well worth a look if you are thinking about getting married. Whether you want a large wedding or a small one.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Romford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We booked this hotel because it was to be honest cheap, two nights bed and breakfast £68. The hotel was clean and comfortable and the food was very good. Our breakfasts were very filling and lots to choose from and the bar food was excellent, especialy the soup, so filling. Our room was comfortable and once we had got the heating on it was very cosy, We would definately stay again and would recommend to anyone needing a room in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunvegan, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I stayed one night at the hotel while travelling from the west Highlands to the south of England. I booked online, and chose a double en-suite room for single occupancy. The price included breakfast, and was unbeatable at any other hotel or B&B that I looked at.

Overall, my experience of the hotel was average. The hotel was very quiet. Check-in was brisk but rather impersonal (no 'how was your journey' or any other 'chat'). I was handed a key and sent to struggle alone to find my room with my bags.

Reception and public areas were warm and looked smart. Bar meals were available, but I had not planned to eat at the hotel that evening.

My ground floor room was compact, and contained a double bed with two bedside tables, a desk/dressing table, a wardrobe, a small upholstered chair and a small armchair. Lighting was poor - I had no adequate light to sit in the armchair and read. There was a flat-screen TV, but no wi-fi. There is no central heating, but there was an electric heater standing on the floor, which had clearly been on for a while, so the room was warm. The room was very clean. The furniture looked fairly new, but was poor quality, and was already showing signs of damage from careless use by previous occupants. Decor was poor, with plain walls, no pictures, and uneven walls with holes from previous fittings. The curtains dragged on the floor. The ensute was very poor. The fittings were old fashioned. The ceramic tiles on the floor were badly discoloured, and lacked grouting - they looked awful. The toilet seat was wobbly. The bathroom door rubbed against the floor and would not close. The bathroom door handle was hanging off.

Overnight, the bed turned out to be very comfortable, the hotel remained quiet, and in the morning, I was pleased to discover the shower was powerful with ample hot water.

Breakfast was served in the restaurant - a somewhat old fashioned and low-ceiling-ed room, but the tables were smartly laid up. The menu included porridge, haggis and kippers. There was a buffet with a good choice of fruit, yogurt, ham and cereals. Hot food was cooked to order. I chose to have a full cooked breakfast which was of very acceptable quality. Service was brisk, but like reception - not especially friendly.

At the online booking price I paid for my stay, I considered my night at the hotel to be excellent value, and I was prepared to overlook the shortcomings. However, now, one week later, I have been seeking a place to stay overnight for my journey back to the Highlands. The price for a room at the hotell has gone up by a third, which makes it much less good value, and I have booked a nearby B&B instead. Report to follow...!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gretna Green | Dumfriesshire, Gretna Green DG16 5DY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna Green
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Gretna Green
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gretna Hall 3*
Number of rooms: 116
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