I don't even know how to begin this review!
The hotel itself is beautiful, inside and out. Inside is very tastefully decorated, with gorgeous stained glass windows at the top of the staricase, as you walk in the front door. Outside, the grounds are very well maintained, with breathtaking scenery and beautiful grounds, visited regularly by local wildlife, including red squirrels and roe deer.
The rooms are excellent. (The ones with the sea views are especially stunning.) They're all very comfortable and spacious. (Again, especially those with the sea views, which are quite enormous.)
The food was amazing. Both cooked and presented beautifully. Servings were very generous and the more expensive ingredients weren't scimped on at all.
The hosts, Colin and Christine, as well as their staff, really made our stay for us. They were warm and welcoming from the word go and although you felt completely at home there (enough to wander about in bare feet!), there was no mistaking the four star luxury either. A perfect balance was struck.
We had hired the hotel out on an exclusive use package for our wedding and we couldn't have had a more perfect two days. There were so many little extras, such as welcome cards in our rooms on arrival, and Colin and Chirstine were extremely accommodating of our special circumstances, cooking a fourth main meal on the wedding day (instead of the usual three) to suit one of our party's unusual dietary requirements.
I really couldn't rate this hotel any more highly and am really looking forward to returning, perhaps to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled high amongst established woodland with sensational views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see, Abbot's Brae has earned for itself an enviable reputation as a luxurious home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbots Brae Dunoon
- Hotel Abbots Brae
- Abbot's Brae Hotel Dunoon, Scotland