I arranged a night here for my husband's 40th Birthday and I cannot rate this whole experience highly enough. I am a fussy traveller and expect high standards so for Glenapp to impress is no small undertaking! Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. The entrance is signposted but very minimal so as to keep a private, secluded feel. The drive to the castle is impressive and you are spoilt from the moment you step out of your car. We were shown to our suite with a private turret for entrance/exit. The bathroom was an incredible size with a claw foot bath (a personal favourite) and the most luxurious Penhaligon toiletries. We had a birthday cake delivered to the suite and the 2 members of staff sang happy birthday to my husband!
We went down to dinner at the time arranged and found a birthday card from Mr and Mrs Cowan (owners of this beautiful retreat) on our table. The food was out of this world; tied with the staff's knowledge of food and wine it was a pure delight! The chef even piped a happy 40th message on my husband's plate.
Every little touch made this break wonderful. The staff are amazing, housekeeping are incredibly fast at tidying up, closing the numerous curtains etc. This is well worth every penny and we will most definitely be returning at some point! Many thanks to all involved in making our break so special!
- Also Known As:
- Glenapp Castle Hotel
- Glenapp Castle Ballantrae
- Glenapp Castle Hotel Ballantrae
- Glenapp Castle Ballantrae, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Scots Baronial castle set in 36 acres of stunning gardens and woodland overlooking the Ayrshire coastline and out to Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre. The castle is Scotland's highest rated Country House Hotel with 5 AA Red Stars and 4 AA Rosettes, 5 VisitScotland Gold Stars, EatScotland Gold Award and a Michelin Star. ... more less
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