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“Nice place/location comfortable but in need of refurbishment.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Murray Arms
Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice place/location comfortable but in need of refurbishment.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

Pleasant atmosphere, good food. Useful distance from Ferryport. Interesting area and pretty village.
We understand that the new owners intend refurbishing the hotel shortly so we look forward to that on our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Daveom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

We had dinner in the hotel last night,wow! What a difference a year or two makes.My husband and i thoroughly enjoyed our 2 courses and coffee.
I had the goats cheese starter and the other half had the smoked salmon,both presented well.We both chose the venison in a red berry sauce,absolutely divine,served with a good portion of well cooked dauphinaise,and red cabbage,and a separate dish with more vegetables.Coffee was served with homemade tablet,very very nice indeed.
We also thought it was very competitively priced- Venison £13,Goats cheese- £5.75.
We have eaten in their sister hotel "The Ship" and think the chef
is so much better in "The Murray""
The staff were very friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank vin5red12
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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

We did not stay in the hotel. However, we were looking for a nice place to eat with our 2 children and our dog, and were recommended the Murray Arms Hotel. The staff were helpful and booked for us to dine in a little alcove beside the bar where we could bring our dog in too. The food was a fair price, and of an excellent standard. There was a varied menu, a good choice of starters, mains and desserts with 4 or 5 specials as well. The food was fresh and presented well, and was delicious, and the children's menu was not the usual fish fingers and nuggets - although they were on the menu made fresh from chicken breast! The staff were excellent, friendly and attentive, and it was lovely to sit in a quiet area to eat without constantly telling the kids to be quiet and not disturb other diners and was nice to be able to bring the dog in, and not leave her in the car all the time. Overall, we really enjoyed our meal and would recommend it to anyone with or without the family pet in tow. I see they received a few bad reviews in 2009, but the hotel seems to be under new management, and this must be reflected in the quality of the food in 2012.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Lynne H
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

The food was fantastic! very tasty and really good value for the quality we received.
We had stayed clear of the Murray for several years due to the previous poor Management but with the new Management and with the 'face lift' the Murray is ten times better and I would recommend everyone to try their food when passing through Gatehouse Of Fleet. The service was quick and the staff all very polite and well trained. I would say the menu was quite fitting for a scottish restaurant, with many scottish themed dishes; but not entirely scottish which was nice to be able to have a choice. The only downside was the atmosphere, it was very quiet the night we went and it most likely didnt help that the weather was miserable too, but to be fair they cant help that it was Autumn.

One a whole I would certainly go again and i recommend everyone to try it. Great Stuff!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AdRT05
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

Have been staying and dining at this hotel for a long time now, and have watched it getting more tired each year. However it has recently come under the ownership of Mr Jim Stewart, who has an excellent track record in improving run down hotels in Galloway, and I believe he will make a good job of this one too. The signs were all there, pleasant and trained staff, efficient person in charge (Mr Stewart's daughter actually) and the food has improved dramatically. It was an imaginative dinner menu, and the quality was very acceptable. There was also a good breakfast choice. and it was presented nicely. The bedroom my wife and I occupied was very tired, but clean, and bedroom renovations are definetely on the 'to do list' I,m convinced that the future is bright for The Murray Arms.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tuchenclut
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

The Murray Arms is a beautiful historic hotel with Burns connections but is currently experiencing a central heating breakdown. Just check it has been mended before you book. The waiting staff are friendly and cheerful (and cold themselves.) New management not in evidence. New chef doing well. Breakfasts very good. We had the duck and salmon at dinner - both good. We love Galloway, Gatehouse and the shabby charm of The Murray Arms - it`s just cold at the moment.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 650Lucy
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Strathkinness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2011

Staff were very smiley and helpful. However there was a degree of understaffing. For example girl on bar was also seating dinner guests, serving drinks, taking dinner orders resulting in slow service. Hotel needs refurbished. Very tired looking in parts but I understand it has just been taken over so hopefully it will be given a makeover. Overall enjoyed food and friendliness of staff made it a nice stay.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JoynerSE
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Additional Information about Murray Arms

Property: Murray Arms
Address: High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gatehouse of Fleet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Gatehouse of Fleet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Murray Arms 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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