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“Great location, good food, tired bedrooms”
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Glenesk Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edzell
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location, good food, tired bedrooms”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Under refurbishment which is well overdue. We stayed here as part of a wedding party, so didn’t have to spend too much time in the tired rooms.

Pro’s
Fantastic location
High quality of the food at the wedding meal (& evening buffet)

Con’s
Rooms – carpets in bathroom, strained and showing age
Poor service at breakfast, not enough staff to cater for the wedding party

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank DeltaGolf67
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Dear Guest, we would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Glenesk, we are quite aware of the tired rooms. We will attend to these over time and then anyone can benefit. What one has to realise is that this will hardly be transformed into a premier lodge or a new build property as we plan to keep traditional soul, design and beauty of the Victorian building from the late 1800s, but it will be brought to a high level of comfort in the very near future.
We are very sorry for the slow breakfast service that particular morning but as you are aware it is all of al-a-carte breakfast menu for wedding guests and requires ordering and cooking. With the compliments taken from everyone on the standard of food we think we are choosing the correct path for the new Glenesk!
Once again many thanks from all our team for staying with us, your comments are noted and appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Glenesk.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Stayed at this hotel with my partner, as we decided to see some of the beautiful scottish country side and we couldn't of asked for anything better! We were given one of the newly refurbished double rooms and it was excellent. Very stylish, spacious, comfortable and it was cleaned daily. The hotel has lots of great facilites even for those rainy days. Pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym and a lovely bar to relax in. Staff at the hotel could not be more helpful, very approachable and friendly. Food in the hotel is excellent, defiante compliments to the chef!! After eating in the hotel on the first night, we enjoyed it that much we wanted to try everything else on the great menu! Highly recommened for family and couples.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank debbie w
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Dear Guest, many thanks for taking the time to write your review, it was a great pleasure to have you staying with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the whole experience of Edzell & Angus. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Stayed at this hotel as a last minute booking, I am a regular with work in the Angus area, I will be back for sure. Facility's are great, sauna, pool, jaccuzzi, gym. Special thanks to the chef for my late meal. Staff are just so helpful and friendly, and apparently recently just been took over. Gave me a free upgrade with my room. Totally faultless. Oh by the way best breakfast in Scotland, FANTASTIC!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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3 Thank Hamlin7
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us at the Glenesk, all our team look forward to welcoming you again, we are genuinely happy to receive such a good feedback as we aim to provide a first class service to all our guests.
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Letham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We got married at the hotel. The staff were excellent in the organising and run up to the wedding, answered all questions i had. The rooms were really nice and comfortable. For being a wedding, catering for a big number of people, the food was delicious, everyone said it was excellent. Overall i would recommend the hotel for a function or short break as it has excellent facillities set in a beautiful area close to popular attractions.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 Thank Claire D
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Dear Guest, congratulations to you both and thank you for choosing the Glenesk as your venue. We are so happy that you enjoyed your day along with your stay, we are only weeks into a takeover and it is good to hear we are on the right track with your positive comments and we look forward to welcoming you back as our very special guest for your anniversary or in fact any other time.
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2012

We have just returned from a four day break at the Glenesk Hotel. We had a most enjoyable visit. The hotel is ideal for a golfing holiday, as the Edzell Course is just next door with easy access.
The owners and staff were most welcoming and friendly and provided excellent service.The food was of very good Quality, with generous portions.
The hotel has very recently changed hands and the new owner is redressing previous problems including an improvement and refurbishment program which will result in a most desirable holiday destination in this beautiful country location. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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6 Thank Elspeth D
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Dear Guest, it was an absolute pleasure to have your party at our hotel so early in the changeover of ownership, thank you very much from all our team for your genuine comments and we hope to welcome you back to the Glenesk. We can assure you of our best attention at all times in as you said and we aim to deserve to be called “a most desirable holiday destination in this beautiful country location”.
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Property: Glenesk Hotel
Address: High Street, Edzell, Brechin DD9 7TF, Scotland (Formerly The Glenesk Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Angus > Brechin > Edzell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edzell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenesk Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close your eyes and think of a hotel that is set in some of Scotland's most spectacular countryside. A hotel that offers traditional four star luxury and that vital ingredient of owner attention. Picture a hotel that is only a short wedge away from a championship golf course, and is within a short drive of such courses as Carnoustie and St. Andrews. Visualise a hotel that offers shooting, fishing, hill walking breaks and golf packages to suit all standards and tastes. Imagine a hotel which boasts fine cuisine, from traditional Scottish breakfasts to a la carte dinners all expertly prepared by our award winning chef. Now, turn these pictures into reality by visiting the Glenesk Hotel in picturesque Edzell. A village famed for its success in Britain in Bloom and is a superb holiday base with a Historic Scottish Castle, folk museum and many tourist attractions. Our well equipped leisure club offers guests free use of the swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, steam room, fitness suite and snooker room. Combine this with the wide range of locally available outdoor pursuits and you'll realise why Glenesk Hotel is the perfect place to get away to it all. Catering for parties between 1 and 200, Glenesk Hotel prides itself on an outstanding reputation and is classed second to none on event and conference management. Whether you come for an overnight stay, a weekend or a two week holiday, you'll always be assured of a warm welcome and will soon see why guests who visit the hotel come back again and again. Numerous distilleries, to name just a few, Fettercairn and Glencadam offer tours to our guests. 4 star Visit Scotland Glenesk Hotel is ideal for shooting, fishing and hill walking breaks in spectacular countryside just 45 minutes drive from Aberdeen or Dundee airports. For convenience of our guests we offer transfer service to and from many destinations. ... more   less 
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