This was my 4th stay at the Rhins of Galloway and I have only 1 complaint - it wasn't long enough! I wasn't entirely joking when I asked John & Paul to cancel another guest's booking so I could stay longer. Having initially chosen it as a convenient base for a daytrip by ferry to Belfast, Rhins of Galloway is now my actual destination for a short break, with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. The value for money is fantastic, the rooms are immaculate and furnished to a very high standard. As mentioned in other reviews, the flask of fresh milk is a lovely touch, as is the option to have tea or coffee served in the lounge (at no extra charge).
I must also mention the 'snack menu' - a name that really doesn't do it justice! As a lone female traveller I don't always enjoy eating out alone so its good to have the option of an evening meal on the premises. At just £5 I have to recommend the salad (options include ham, tuna mayo, cheese etc), which is a full plate including salad leaves, coleslaw, potato salad, pickles etc, and served with plenty of bread & butter, easily enough to fill me.
Although not licensed, Paul and John are more than happy to provide glasses if you want to take your own alcohol, another small touch that makes a difference.
Because there were no single rooms available when I booked this trip, I was upgraded to a double room, which was huge by most standards. As well as the 'usual' bedroom furniture, it included a little lounge area, with 2 comfy chairs in front of an electric fireplace and a decent-sized flat-screen tv - which I could still see clearly from the bed at the other end of the room.
I'm already looking forward to planning my next stay...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rhins of Galloway is perfectly located beside the A77 connecting Cairnryan and Stranraer, just 1 mile south of Cairnryan P&O ferry terminal and 2 miles south of the Stena Line Cairnryan ferry terminal. This special and unique historic building is set in lawned gardens overlooking Loch Ryan. The fact that neither a licensed bar nor evening meals are offered defines the building as a Guest House rather than a Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rhins Of Galloway Cairnryan, Scotland