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The Glenburn Hotel

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#2 of 3 hotels in Isle of Bute
Certificate of Excellence
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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. The Hotel is about to embark on a major renovation on bedrooms and ground floor lounges due for completion by February 2017.
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Breakfast Available
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
61Somewhat walkable
Grade: 61 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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We were looking for a place to stay and ended up at the Glenburn for a reasonably priced two nights. The room was at the back and enormous. The room was warm despite the high ceilings. We stayed for an evening meal which was adequate but nothing special and I had the impression
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Response from Glenburn-Rothesay, Deputy Manager at The Glenburn Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank for taking the time to post a review on our site and we always appreciate guests comments on their stay and lovely to see we exceeded your expectations. We cater for both private and coach parties here at the hotel and in all honesty we have more private business than coaches. We have tried buffet style breakfast on a couple of occasions but it really doesn't work for us due to the size of the room when we are running full. We look forward to welcoming you back and hopefully not before to long. Thanks again for your posting. Kind Regards Debbie
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Every Easter Monday my sisters and I go on a Shearings holiday for 5 days and this year it was to the Glenburn on the Isle of Bute. We were actually recommended to go on this holiday by a couple on our last trip and they were right it is a lovely place. We are limited in our
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Response from Glenburn-Rothesay, Deputy Manager at The Glenburn Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Hi again was lovely chatting with you during your stay and really can't thank you enough for your kind comments on your stay. Always good to see our guests enjoy our beautiful island and what we have to offer here at the Glenburn. Well you will need to stick to your promise and return some day soon take care for now and thanks again for your posting.. Kind Regards Debbie
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Fabulous old building with amazing views. Our first ever coach trip with David Urquhart. 3 nights 4 days. Requested a twin room which we got. Large room, clean with comfortable beds. Tea, coffee topped up daily, good quality. Sadly no view from our room but we didn't spend much
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Response from Glenburn-Rothesay, Deputy Manager at The Glenburn Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Glenburn. The views are indeed stunning and with the weather just now our guests are taking full advantage of the veranda. I will look in to some of the points that you have mentioned that let your stay down but we do hope that you plan a return visit in the future. Thank you again for your posting. kind Regards Debbie Deputy Manager
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Absolutely stunning looking hotel with period features within, beautifully and tastefully decorated. We had paid extra for a sea view which we got but was spoiled a bit with the top of an outside feature jutting out, still a nice vista. I am disabled so was pleased to see there
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Response from Glenburn-Rothesay, Deputy Manager at The Glenburn Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your posting beautiful hotel which is very much appreciated. Such a shame that you felt a little let down on customer care and the breakfast. I have noted your other comments and will raise with the relevant departments. Many thanks again for your review. Kind Regards Debbie
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Had a nice 2 days in Rothesay at the easter weekend, at the time of booking we noticed they do specials every weekend with cabarets, just happened to see on facebook page, glad i did, rod stewart was really good and a bonus, met a nice couple, room was lovely, food was very nice
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Response from Glenburn-Rothesay, Deputy Manager at The Glenburn Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Great to see you enjoyed your Easter break with us and can't thank you enough for your lovely comments on your stay with us. We have loads of different tribute acts throughout the year so hopefully you will come back and sample another weekend with us. take care for now and many thanks again for this wonderful posting. kind Regards Debbie
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$76 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandIsle of ButeRothesay
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