Four of us [2 couples] have just had a three night break here...and the title of this review says it all! It was on the face of it a brilliant break for the cost with really good food and very nice staff. There was a special cabaret on Saturday night with a tribute to Lulu - the singer was really good. Gary, the compere did an Elvis tribute on Friday night - he did well - and did a few songs on Sunday evening, when the audience was rather depleted - a lot of people had gone home. However there are several points to make - first of all the hotel really does need a full refurbishment [I think this is being done in stages]. We were in a room which badly needed painting and also had a window with a broken sash so was propped open with a block of wood. We couldn't close it so had to keep the heating on to provide warmth! In addition Rothesay is on an island so everything has to be brought over meaning everything was quite expensive. The drinks in the bar were really pricey. For us there was also an issue over diet lemonade - the hotel doesn't sell it yet one of our party could only drink it because she is a diabetic. It took quite a long time to convince the hotel to let her use her own mixer. There was also the crazy situation over parking - a charge for parking has recently been introduced which we paid, so we were allocated a space. But one of our party has impaired mobility so she has a disability badge, yet none of the disabled spaces could be allocated to us. Perhaps this needs to be reviewed by management. Overall the weekend was great and we enjoyed ourselves but there were some niggles which caused a few problems.
- 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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