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“Owner Is Alcoholic and trouble”
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Gillbank House B&B
Ranked #5 of 5 Thornhill B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 13, 2011

We stayed here and the owners son is a complete shambles. Clearly a troubled individual who likes more than just a drink. Bad service and bad food with an owner whom displays a complete lack of respect.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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11  Thank Greg V
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

Gillbank is well-located on a quiet street close to the business section of the pretty town of Thornhill. It is a most convenient base to use for exploring the ‘highlands of the lowlands” of Scotland. Wifi is not available in all guest rooms, but the signal is strong in the guest lounge.

Leif and Hanne are very welcoming and helpful with anything the traveler may need. The rooms and baths are spacious, spotless, and comfortable. Hanne's breakfasts were the best I had in Scotland. Her homemade marmalade is especially delicious.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank EFFor
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

This is a very well run B&B / Hotel where I have enjoyed fabulous customer service and contemporary comfort for a few years now.
The owners Lief & Hanne Gronberg have elevated their B & B status to 5star + and handle everything personally, where nothing is too much trouble.
There is nothing to touch the Gillbank if you're in South West Scotland.

Room Tip: All rooms I've stayed in are contempory and modern doubles/ twins/ single with en-suite wetroom...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank RS500Black
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

A group of seven of us called for a night whilst cycling up to Ben Nevis. We were warmly welcomed into a beautiful house that lived up to the images posted on their web site ( I thought it looked too good to be true). Very accomodating (dried out our kit overnight and gave us an early breakfast when we asked). Enjoyed a great meal at their associated Thornhill Inn. Fantastic place that we all said we would look out for future visits.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank IanWManchester
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Reviewed March 7, 2015
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Michael S
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Additional Information about Gillbank House B&B

Address: 8 East Morton Street, Thornhill DG3 5LZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Thornhill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Thornhill
Price Range: $50 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gillbank House is a boutique guesthouse located in the centre of Thornhill and offers luxury en-suite accommodation with private car parking and gardens. Recognised by the 5 AA Diamonds proves the quality and consistency of this establishment.Built in 1895 by the Jenners family from Edinburgh as a holiday home it offers grand rooms with panoramic views of Nithsdale and the Lowther hills in Dumfries and Galloway.The property has king size double and twin rooms with one four poster and two ground floor rooms with one having disabled facilities. The rooms all have Digital LCD flat screen televisions an there is free WIFI access.Thornhill is only 3 miles from Drumlanrig Castle situated on the Buccleuch and Queensberry Estate. The Madonna of the Yarnwinder by Leonardo da Vinci used to be on display at Drumlanrig Castle until it was stolen in 2003.Thornhill is located only one hour drive by car from Glasgow and 1 hour and 20 min from Edinburgh. Ideally located for Golfing, Fishing – Trout and Salmon, Shooting at Drumlanrig Estate, Walking, Hill Walking, cycling, Southern Upland Way, Mountain biking, Weddings, exploring Andy Goldsworthy’s works or simply exploring the area.We can recommend Thornhill Inn’s Restaurant for a quality and comfortable dinner experience. Thornhill Inn is located approx 150 metres from Gillbank, just a short walk round the corner.We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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Gillbank House B&B Thornhill, Scotland

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