My partner and I decided on getting away from it all for the weekend, we were feeling really worn out after a hectic Christmas with our children, Booking a quick getaway for the weekend with four kids and the family dog is normally a daunting experience, but “Wow” the staff at the hotel made what is normally a nightmare into an absolute pleasure.
Our goal was to find somewhere to relax, where we could take in the scenery and nature and the ability to go for good walks with the children and our dog.
We looked around for a while, and a friend advised me of a little gem of a hotel that he had stayed a few weeks before on a shooting trip with his business colleagues.
I rang the hotel and enquired about vacancies, the lady on the phone checked for ability and confirmed the rooms were available, when I asked about our family dog I was told “ This is a dog lovers hotel sir !” “You dog is welcome to stay in one of the rooms with you”.
On our arrival we were greeted by very friendly and professional staff that really have captured the essence of making you feel welcome, even our dog had a treat waiting for him at the bar.
After we had settled in our rooms and freshened up, we went to the lounge for a drink before our evening meal.
The Owner came over and welcomed us, during our discussion he explained to me that the hotel had recently been refurbished , I was surprised that they still managed to retain the aged feel to it, the place has to be seen to be appreciated words can’t do it justice.
For my evening meal I had the Aberdeen Angus Steak, my mouth waters thinking about it, it truly was food to die for. The standard of food and the waiting on service is exceptionally high, better than many of the red rosette establishments we have visited before.
After our meal we went through to the public bar, the locals were very friendly and treated us as if we were locals ourselves, the children loved it they spent their evening playing pool and darts, and even our dog was happy playing with the hotels pup “Ringo a 6 month old Lab”
The room was very comfortable and homely, I had an amazing night’s sleep, the beds are orthopedic they are extremely comfortable and did wonders for my backache, the bathroom was spacious and very clinical both myself and my partner were very impressed with the value for money.
The breakfast was as exceptional as the evening meal, after our breakfast we took a walk to the monument, the scenery is beautiful. On our return we had some lunch then took a trip up to the glens the scenery is amazing and is well worth the visit
To the Staff a really big “Thank You”.
“The Royal Jubilee Arms” this hotel really is the gem of the Angus Glens, we will definitely be back !
- Also Known As:
- Royal Jubilee Arms Dykehead