We found this hotel by pure chance! We were on a weeks cycling tour of this most beautiful area and stopped each day when we had cycled enough, We limped slowly into New Galloway with a damaged bike and decided to stop and the first reasonable place we could find. We stayed three days!!! Susan, the owner, helped us to find someone to repair the bike, juggled rooms around so we could have two twins and, just gererally made us very welcome. This is a small hotel with a lot of atmosphere. All of the rooms have recently been refurbished and they are bright, clean and very cosy with tea/coffee and tv/dvd/radio. Safe and secure bike storage and a drying room - this hotel caters for all outdoor activities. The food was excellent - we ate in every night - the breakfasts were huge and the bar had a good selection of beer and malts and colourful locals!. We decided to stay and use the hotel as a central base to explore the area as we had never been before.
I couldn`t find fault. This is a great country Inn where the relaxed atmosphere belies the work which must go on `behind the scenes` to create the high standards we found.
Have already booked another three night stay with more cyclists for september - looking forward to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17C former coaching in is at the top of Loch Ken and on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. It is set in the centre of the smallest and most picturesque Royal Burgh in Scotland. We have 10 cosy en-suite bedrooms with TV/DVD/Radio and tea and coffee making facilities, a traditional bar with a good selection of Malts and a welcoming log fire and an excellent restaurant specialising in fresh local produce. Wi-fi access throughout Hotel. This is the perfect base to unwind and explore the outstanding natural beauty of South West Scotland. You can enjoy walking, cycling, shooting or stalking, fishing, golf, birdwatching, photography and painting, watersports.........Or just totally relax and do nothing....We welcome well behaved and "dog friendly" dogs. TRADITIONAL HOSPITALITY AT ITS VERY BEST. ... more less
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