Ok I had written this review using my iphone and it disappeared, so here goes, again!
Travelled to Arran on Sat 8th Dec by ferry, there was 8 of us and we were all extremely excited about our Christmas night away. We were not disappointed. I am going to review Auchrannie in detail in order that my readers appreciate it as much as I did.
We were picked up at the ferry terminal by the Auchrannie mini bus and taken directly to the leisure resort.
We were checked in very quickly and I do apologise to the gentleman who had the pleasure of checking us eager beavers in, we sort of rushed him in our anticipation!
Upon entering our twin room, myself and my sister, let out squeals of delight at the room before us. We had 2 great sized single beds (very comfortable too) complete with a separate sitting area with a double sofa bed that was also a bed if required for extra people or children. There was a fabulous amount of space in the room, complete with a flat screen tv, there was a huge dresser with ample space to put out all our belongings. Adequate power sockets throughout the room too. There was a huge wardrobe that had extra pillows etc as well as an ironing board and an iron. In the mini bar were 2 complimentary bottles of still spring water and a complimentary bottle of bubbly, which was opened instantly. Only thing missing was a docking station for our ipod.
The bathroom was fresh, the towels even fresher, complete with Arran Arromatic products. The power shower was amazing.
Our Christmas party night began with a 3 course meal being served in the Cruize bar, the service was fabulous and didn't lack attention even with the amount of people there. The food retained it's quality despite the fact the chef was cooking for over 100 people. We were attended to at all times by our waiter.
The entertainment that followed the meal was great, catering for all music lovers and going back a few decades on request. One negative here, would be, if you are not quick after eating, then you will not be seated next to the dance area as there isn't enough space, which meant a lot of people were forced to remain at their dining tables. The dancefloor was pretty small too. But this did not affect the quality of the night and is merely an observation. Our rooms being down the corridor meant that we could retreat there for some time out every now and again and to deal with the sore feet lol or in someones case, to watch the X-Factor final :-D
After what was one of my best nights sleeps in any hotel, I woke up and the power shower worked its wonders and blew away any chance of a hangover. Breakfast was just as delightful as dinner had been. There was something for everyone, from fruit, to salmon, to cooked items, you name it, it was there. I took full advantage of the breakfast and devoured a healthy setting.
No sooner was breakfast done and we had rebooked for 2013.
This Christmas party night was the best I have attended in 9 years of trying various venues for a Christmas party.
We were driven back to the ferry terminal and intended on catching the 11am sailing, however, due to adverse weather conditions, the sailing was cancelled until 2pm. This did not dampen any spirits, instead it offered us the chance to sit and reflect on our fabulous night at Auchrannie.
I can't wait to go back and intend on taking my daughter there sometime soon. She's 6 and will love the play barn.
Thank you for a first class, second to none, service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Auchrannie Spa Resort consists of three separate accommodations - Auchrannie Spa Resort, Auchrannie Country Club and Auchrannie Country House Hotel. With its dignified Scottish Baronial Facade and soft contemporary interiors, the Spa has a unique blend of traditional values of service and quality as well as effortless style. As you would expect from Auchrannie, great care has been taken when designing the contemporary interiors of the Spa Resort's 36 spacious bedrooms to ensure that your every need has been anticipated. All rooms sleep a family of up to two adults and two children comfortably. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Auchrannie Hotel Brodick
- Auchrannie Spa Resort Brodick, Isle Of Arran