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“Very helpful staff and good ale” 5 of 5 stars
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Kenmuir Arms Hotel
Main Street, New Luce, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 New Luce B&B and Inns
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Very helpful staff and good ale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

I visited the Kenmuir Arms Hotel whilst walking the Southern Upland Way in September 2010. I arrived soaked through on a day where it never stopped raining. The staff, who were very friendly offered to dry my wet gear and gave me the use of their caravan for the same price as a camping pitch due to the horrendous weather.
I found the food to be good and the real ale was excellent.
What left an impression was the helpfulness of the owners. Despite just paying for a camping pitch they went out of their way to let me use all the facilities of the hotel and the village itself is very quiet and peaceful. I'll be back.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

Had recent 3 night stay whilst on walking holiday,an injury requiring a bit of rest and found it a wonderful place for a relaxing stay.The village,New Luce and surrounding area has a different pace of life to what I am used to,even in my own fairly small village.Quiet with hardly any traffic.
The hotel itself is clean and full of character with garden next to lovely river.Food was excellent,good beers and friendly locals.Couldn't ask for better hosts,Gordon and Susan.Definitely hope to return again myself someday.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2009

I was recommended the Kenmuir Arms Hotel, when working in the area in April 2009.
I must say I was impressed by the good food, and the general standards of cleanliness and customer care.Some of the rooms are ensuite, though none have Telephone/Tv or Radio. However there is a residents lounge with Tv, dvd`s and games etc.

Public transport is limited, so a car becomes essential to see the area at it`s best, whether you are a tourist or on business. If you are the active type, then New Luce has the Southern Upland way for walkers, and the river Luce for fishing. If golf is your passion, then the world famous Turnberry golf course is less than 1 hour away by car.
The port of Stranraer for the Ferry to Ireland, is a mere 9 miles or 15 minutes drive away. Stranraer is the gateway to the Mull of Galloway, with it`s sandy beaches and lovely scenery.

I have stayed in a number of hotels in this area, and would recommend this hotel for it`s excellent value for money, and friendly proprietors.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kenmuir Arms Hotel

Address: Main Street, New Luce, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > New Luce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in New Luce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Luce is a tiny village, 9 miles north of stranraer, and 5 miles north of Glen Luce. It is a small Hotel catering for walkers, fishermen and tourists. ... more   less 
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