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“Good Place for Dinning” 4 of 5 stars
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The Alona Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell ML1 3RT, Scotland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Motherwell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good Place for Dinning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I have not stayed in this hotel but have been for an evening meal. We were well met by the staff on duty, nice people. I was surprised how few people were there to dine it did'nt have the impression of being busy so alarm bells were ringing a bit as it was a Saterday night. However the meal was excellent and the menu had something to please most tastes so no complaints there. Only problem we had was the band, while there music was good it was a bit loud and it was quite hard to have a conversation while they were on.
I would certainly recommend The Alona a three course dinner with drinks at around £30 per head was quite reasonable

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IanDonnachie, General Manager at The Alona Hotel, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your positive comments. We are pleased with the quality and variety of the menu the chef has prepared and are delighted that our guests are commenting very positively. I also take on board your comments regarding the band and will advise them on saturday when they are next in. Thank you again for your psoitive comments.
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Ian Donnachie General Manager Alona Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Haven't stayed in any of the rooms here, but hav eate in the restaurant a few times and the food (although smaller portions) is always very good.

Right next door to M & D's and in the day you can walk through the country park to Hamilton and Motherwell.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IanDonnachie, General Manager at The Alona Hotel, responded to this review, April 6, 2012
Thank you for your very kind comments regarding the quality of the food presented in the restaurant. We have a very settled brigade of chefs which has enabled the quality and consistency of the food to be enhanced. I'm pleased you have enjoyed it on several occasions and I look forward to welcoming you again to the Alona Hotel.
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

My first stay at the Alona on business and was pleasantly suprised how good it was.

A warm welcome and a free glass of wine at check in.

Fanstastic Scottich Buffet Breakfast and an excellent evening meal in the reastaurant.

Rooms are comfortable with a great walk in shower. Free tea and coffee as well as a chunky KitKat. Free WiFi and a bug flatscreen TV in the room - Perfect.

Outside they are in the middle of a country park with a great walk around the lake.

Will stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IanDonnachie, General Manager at The Alona Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Thank you for your positive review of the Alona Hotel. We are pleased that you have found the Hotel and look forward to welcoming you again. When the sunshines we are in a great area for walking and the walk around the loch builds an ideal appetite before dinner.
Kind Regards
Ian Donnachie
General Manager, Alona Hotel
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Darwen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Have stayed at the Alona many times on business and it does what it needs to. The staff are friendly, the rooms are large and well appointed, free wifi is available throughout the hotel, breakfast is good and fresh. Don't need much more. I don't eat dinner in hotels so the only slight negative is you need to travel for altenatives. There are good choices within a few minutes drive. I have colleagues who dine at the hotel and they tell me it's good, I just like to get out in the evening.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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IanDonnachie, General Manager at The Alona Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
Thank you for registering such a positive review. We are pleased that we provide the quality and standard of service that you require and that you have found this to be true on a consistent basis. Maybe one day we will encourage you to dine with us and enjoy dinner too.
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Ian Donnachie General Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

First of all, great value! Wasn't expecting such fresh comtemporary decor and fantastic service with the price! It was spotlessly clean as well. The service was great from the start. We were offered a complimentary glass of wine at the front desk. The staff then very proactively offered to help with our luggage. It is within the Strathclyde Country Park which is absolutely beautiful. We had a very comfortable stay and it can easily match any of the other 4 or 5 star hotel for the quality but at super value! I have a 10 months old baby & I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling with young children. It is next to the motorway so it's very convenient if travelled by car. I would definitely stay at this hotel again without any doubt!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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IanDonnachie, General Manager at The Alona Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2012
Thank you very much for your positive comments. The staff are encouraged to be pro active and offer help even before the guest requests it. I'm pleased that you found this to be the case and I trust we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Hotel..
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

On the plus side, the room was quite large and the breakfast was fresh. But, for the price and alleged quality of this hotel we were pretty disappointed. It was valentines weekend and we were placed in a room where it sounded like there was a contant, although irregular, drip behind the walls and in the ceiling - it continued most of the night and I'd estimate we probably managed about 30 minutes uninterrupted sleep all night. It was very disappointing to make an understatement. We complained, however, were told that this was a fairly common problem with the pipes and were not offered any compensation and were not moved to another room the next night. We won't be going back.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IanDonnachie, General Manager at The Alona Hotel, responded to this review, March 8, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Alona Hotel. I am very sorry that your sleep was disturbed and I can assure you that I will be looking into this matter to have it rectified. Your comments are important to us and help us improve standards for the future guests. I do trust that we may still be able to welcome you back to the Hotel in the future.
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Ian Donnachie
General Manager
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Inverness
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel 4 or 5 times in the last 2 years and I have not been disappointed once. It is consistently good. The service, food, drink, facilities are excellent. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the staff are friendly. I stayed at another well known hotel in nearby Bothwell recently which was a huge mistake. The Alona will always be my first choice.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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papasmurf9, General Manager at The Alona Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to record how much you had enjoyed your stay at the Alona Hotel. We are delighted that you stayed with us and look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon.
Kind Regards
Ian Donnachie
General Manager
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Address: Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell ML1 3RT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > North Lanarkshire > Motherwell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Motherwell
#4 Business Hotel in Motherwell
#4 Romantic Hotel in Motherwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alona Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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