Back from the Glenburn after a 4 night stay from 17th to 21st.
Great hotel this, and the second time we have stayed.
Rooms a bit dated, but very comfortable and warm.
Given top floor room 339 on the side of the hotel while our traveling companions in room 340.
The lift passenger lift had broken down before we got there, and having been unwell, we did not fancy climbing the stairs to the top floor. The reception staff were very reluctant to let us use the service lift, which was the only other lift that was available, but, with a lot complaining and persuasion, got a member of staff to take us up.
I think that there should have been arrangements made to use the lift, as many of the guests would have asked for a lower floor room if they had knew that the passenger lift was out of action. The lift was fixed on Wednesday afternoon.
Room 340, where our friends were staying was a victim of subsidence, and the door to it was like the house that jack built!, but was comfortable, although John, my friend said that the bed moved during the night, (he was in a single bed if you are getting any funny ideas).
Our waiter Swarvek (probably spelled that wrong) was great and very efficient, but on his night off, the waiter was in over his head.
The plan was to go to eat early, and then get to the ballroom quick, to get a good seat to see the singer on Thursday, but although we were the first to enter the dining room, we waited ages for our main and sweet courses, while the waiter served other tables, who had finished and left long before we did. We ended up with a table at the back of the ballroom.
The food was good and varied, and we all enjoyed it. Our tea got cold very quickly, as the milk supplied was very cold. I asked for some warm milk but was told that it could not be supplied.
The excusions off the island are no more, so the only trip was around the island. We had been on such a trip before and really enjoyed it, as the driver we had last time we stayed lived on the island and was very informative in his comments as we had travelled round. The driver this time (Paul) said that he was a stand-in and knew very little about the island, in fact the only sit that he brought to our attention was a settee in a field!
All in all, we had a good week at the Glenburn.
It is such a pity that the lift broke down, and the waiter on Thursday and the coach driver let us down.
Our previous stay was absolutely fabulous, and this one OK, but would certainly return to the Glenburn again, and would recommend it to others too.
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- Also Known As:
- Glenburn Hotel Rothesay
- Bay Glenburn Hotel Rothesay, Isle Of Bute
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exuding an air of grandeur and charm, this impressive Victorian sandstone Hotel was built in 1892. Set in an outstanding position above its own terraced gardens, the Glenburn enjoys a superb panorama across the waters of Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Peninsula. Step inside the hotel and you’ll be greeted by spacious well-proportioned rooms which offer a level of comfort which should immediately put you at ease. With a wealth of outdoor pursuits on the isle, from fishing to bowling and from golf to walking, it’s up to you how you choose to relax at the Glenburn… socialise in the bar, escape to the quiet lounge, indulge in a game of snooker or just enjoy the evening entertainment. The town’s shops, harbour, medieval castle ruins and sporting facilities are just a pleasant walk away along the palm fringed promenade. The hotel contains some guest parking which is located at the front and side of the building. ... more less
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