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Glenapp Castle

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Ballantrae KA26 0NZ Scotland
Getting there
Glasgow Prestwick Airport33 mi
Machrihanish Airport37 mi
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Went today for mums birthday and top marks all round from arrival till we left, very attentive staff, wonderful surroundings and lunch itself was delicious will certainly come back and recommend to anyone
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Booked as a Christmas gift for afternoon tea for two. The setting was stunning with breathtaking views from the garden to the sea in the distance. The seating was comfortable in the drawing room. We enjoyed the attention to detail of service and welcoming charm of the staff.
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Having the whole castle for exclusive use for a weekend we were looked after impeccably. The food, wines and organisation of the events over the weekend was impressive, friendly and welcoming. The staff were so helpful and attentive to any request. An absolute pleasure to stay
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We had booked a one night stay at Glenapp, as part of a present for our daughter’s 15th birthday. As she had long wanted to visit Scotland and as such, we had each been eagerly looking forward to our stay with high expectations. Notably, as our daughter had, herself deemed
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We spent the weekend here to plan another weekend for a birthday celebration later in the year, having already booked Glenapp for that. We were not disappointed. Upon leaving we felt as though time had somehow bent and as if we had enjoyed a week, rather than a long weekend.
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Great views of Ailsa Craig
Earl of Orkney Suite
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Hi, We have guest suites with separate baths and showers and other rooms that have showers over baths. Please call us and we can discuss individual rooms. The law in Scotland prohibits smoking inside, we have two dedicated areas available for smokers outside. The castle does not have any balconies. My email address is gm@glenappcastle.scot if I can be of any further assistance. Best wishes John
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are dogs allowed in hotel
I did not see any dogs , but the staff were very helpful, so I would give them a call and ask.
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"The Brice room has sea views and a view of the gardens at the back of the castle."
"All rooms are individuell, the Master Suite was great."
"Room appointments were very appropriate and matched our surroundings perfectly. Toilet room could have done with a bit of an upgrade."
"Earl of Inschape was breathtaking."
"The suites would be perfect for a family staying with young children!"
$266 - $524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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