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“The Best Yet”
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Glenesk Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edzell
Certificate of Excellence
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Best Yet”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

We have just retutned from an overnight stay at this hotel. We were meeting friends for a pre Christmas get together. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by very efficient reception staff and given the keys to our room which was huge nicely furnished and very cosy. The ensuite bathroom was also large with complimentary toiletries and an abundant supply of towels. The pool was lovely and again the reception staff on duty were most helpful with lockers keys and towels. In the evening six of us dined in the lounge where staff set a table for us so that our two labradors were able to be with us. The meal was first class and service outstanding . Breakfast this morning was first class> The welcome we received with our dogs was the best we've experienced and we will be returning very soon. On behalf of my husband, myself and Brewster and Rebus thank you to all at the Glenesk hotel. To describe our visit in one word OUTSTANDING.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Guest, thank you for your kind words about the building, the staff and your whole experience at the Glenesk. We see an individual in every customer and genuinely care of their comfort during their stay, and their pets, we too are serious animal lovers and understand the attachment. For any choice of ambiance we have nice lounges and public areas. We are glad you enjoyed your room as we try to keep an individual theme in every guest room. All our team greatly appreciates your feedback and we all look forward to seeing you soon.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Our family held a 95th birthday party at the Hotel which was wonderful, the staff and owner worked with me to make sure the arrangements were exactly what we wanted and the chocolate birthday cake made by the chef was to die for. The menu choice and quality of food was excellent, cooked to perfection and loads of it. The staff were very attentive but never intrusive. The "birthday girl" had a wonderful day with all her family and thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the guests stayed over at the hotel and found the rooms very clean with comfortable beds and enjoyed an excellent breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Guest, can I say on behalf of the Glenesk it was an absolute pleasure to work with you and also be a host for such nice people, especially "the Birthday Girl". All the staff at the Glenesk want to thank you not only for your wonderful review but also for your whole appreciation of the input we had planning your day. Nothing more to say other than we wish you and your family all the very best for the future and we hope to see you all very soon, thank you.
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

I have just spent three weeks at this hotel and the only disappointment I have is, I did not find this place sooner! The Glenesk is by far the most accommodating and genuinely friendly hotel I have stayed at in this part of the Country. The owner and his staff went out of their way to ensure my team was not disturbed during the day when it was necessary to work unusual hours, and even kept the kitchen open later than usual so that we could have freshly prepared hot meals. The food was always well cooked and a good sized portion. I will certainly stay at this hotel again and wish the owner and his wife every success with their refurbishment programme.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest, there is not a lot I can say other than it was quite reciprocal, a total pleasure to meet you all, we are so glad you felt comfortable during your stay at the Glenesk and for us it was no trouble at all to accommodate your needs as we understand this is very important to feel like home when your job requires such long periods away from your own place. A big thank you for your words and your business. All our team is looking forward to seeing you very soon.
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed at the hotel at the beginning of November. The staff are very friendly and the service they all provided was excellent. It was very chilly outside, but comfortably warm in the hotel. The room we stayed in was excellent with a good quality range of complimentary toiletries and excellent facilities to make hot drinks. When we asked for some more milk ( we had several cups of tea) we were offered the choice of a cup of fresh milk and this was at 9.30 in the evening-excellent service provided with a smile. The hotel is very clean and it is hard to notice the ongoing refurbishment as there was never any noise. The meals were excellent and we liked the option of being able to dine in the bar or the restaurant. We would definitely recommend a visit to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest, it is fabulous to know that after travelling up to Edzell for the weekend from such a distance we lived up to your expectations. We are in a full program of updating but we respect the guests’ comfort so we minimize any disturbance during works that take place and we are very grateful having guests like you who appreciate what we do. All our team genuinely enjoyed looking after you. We all thank you for such a wonderful feedback and we are looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Erskine, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stayed 2 nights full board on golfing break in late August. Staff were excellent. Very friendly and efficient. MD Mr Dylan Wren was enthusiastic and the hotel seems to be in very good hands.
There was some refurbishment underway which augurs well for the future. Particularly liked the dining room and enjoyed wonderful cooked breakfast and lovely evening dinner. There was also a lovely lounge for after dinner drinks/coffee. Single room was basic but comfortable and had a nice view of the adjacent golf course. Really enjoyed short stay and hope to return next year.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank renbe
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest, it was a pleasure to have you as our customer. I would like to give a personal thank you for your kind words. It is very encouraging to have guests who believe that we are going right direction. We are very pleased you enjoyed your food and overall your whole experience. Thank you again and we hope that your stay with us in 2013 will be even more enjoyable.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Stayed at the Glenesk Hotel in October, right from my arrival the service was excellent! On allocation of my room I asked about WiFi in the rooms, the room I had been allocated was known to have only a weak signal so without quibble they changed me to a different room.
The view in room was fantastic with a view out over a couple of fantastic local peaks! The bed was spacious, comfortable and made my stay even more enjoyable. Finally I can safely say that everything I ate during my stay here was very filing & tasty!!
I look forward to my next stay here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank LiamM254
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and giving us such a fantastic review. It is our aim and policy to do the best we can to provide you with everything you need during the period of your stay. At this moment of time new WiFi system is being installed throughout and once this is completed high speed free WiFi will be available in all our rooms. It is also very pleasant to know that you enjoyed our food, we use only best local suppliers and our chefs are motivated by such comments. Once again many thanks from all the team at the Glenesk and we too look forward to your return.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Beautiful building undergoing some refurbishment to the bar area. Lovely helpful receptionists and (I think) a manager who actually cares what his guests think and took the trouble to ask us personally if we had enjoyed our meals. There is a bar area which was busy, but we chose a quiet lounge so we could take advantage of the free wi fi there.
Our room had a huge bathroom and a very comfortable bed. The Edzell area is very quiet and so a good night's sleep is guaranteed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about the building, the staff and your whole experience at the Glenesk. We are doing some upgrading to bring the Glenesk into 21st century but retain the original traditional Victorian features and the welcoming homely feel. We see an individual in every customer and genuinely care of their comfort during their stay. For any choice of ambiance we have nice lounges and public areas. We are glad you enjoyed your room as we try to keep an individual theme in every guest room. All our team greatly appreciates your feedback and we all look forward to seeing you soon.
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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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