Ross Priory is a peculiar cross between guest house/hotel/conference centre/golf club. However this should not put you off. We stayed in a room on the ground floor which was spacious and beautifully appointed with views to die for. Generally no staff remain on site overnight and there is no reception at all. There is an emergency telephone number overnight and the staff are around and available although ringing bells is necessary to locate them. Once around the staff are very obliging and helpful, particularly Kate the housekeeper, who is totally lovely. The purpose of our stay (2 nights) was for a wedding, which is when the novel arrangement of Ross Prior came into its own since there was no-one else to disturb and the party could run to its natural course. Breakfast is good but only served between 8.30 and 9.30am which is a bit limited in my opinion, particularly if one is on holiday and wants a later start.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ross Priory is situated in an unrivalled position on the south shores of Loch Lomond with stunning views of Ben Lomond and the surrounding hills, yet only 40 minutes from Glasgow. It is a secluded and unusual venue enhanced by extensive grounds and gardens including a nine hold golf course and walled garden. There are 11 en suite bedrooms within the house, each of which are let on a bed & breakfast basis. Dinner is available by prior reservation. There is also a self-catering cottage on the loch shore which is let per week or for a 3 night weekend. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ross Priory, University Of Strathclyde Hotel Alexandria
- Ross Priory, University Of Strathclyde Scotland/Alexandria, United Kingdom