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“25th Wedding Anniversary”
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Solway Lodge Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed at the Solway Lodge in August this year to renew our vows at the Old Blacksmiths, From the day I booked to the day we left Ian was very accommodating. He rang to discuss our requirements and was so helpful. We booked 6 rooms and had a total party in the restaurant of 16 people, the food was excellent, well presented, filling and very reasonably priced, everyone had different things, but the timing was perfect when we all ate. Fiona and the team really helped us to feel special on the day, the rooms were very clean and well equipped and our only problem is that we only stayed for one night. We had a fantastic renewal of our vows which was made better by the staff at the Solway Lodge who took all of the pressure and left us to enjoy our celebrations. Very good breakfast too. When we returned home we realised that we had forgotten our wedding flowers, but once again Ian sorted and returned them to our home address. Would like to say thank you to everyone at the hotel and will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mandy W
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williemacleish, Manager at Solway Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

hi mandy really did enjoy having you here and pleased you had a good time will hopeffully see you again in new year

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Me and my new husband stayed here in August this year for a weekend and were joined by 18 of our family and friends . All the staff were fantastic and more than helpful , the actual wedding took place at Auchen Castle but we all returned to Solway Lodge for our meal which was very enjoyable and plenty of it . The staff did alot more for us than we expected and were very pleasant throughout our stay . We will definately be staying here again and would definately recommend this hotel to anybody .

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank EricaB861
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Perhaps we were just unlucky.........
Stayed for one night. turned up without booking to get last available room. Room was clean, spacious enough, en-suite etc.. and not a bad price (£85 on a Friday for B&B for two). Food in bar / restaurant was adequate and reasonably priced.
However, most of the rooms seemed to be allocated to guests of a wedding. Having travelled much of the day, we were keen to get a good nights sleep prior to the drive home. At something past midnight we were woken by a drunken man swearing violently in an adjoining room, and having to be calmed down. This lasted for a good 30 minutes before abating. OK I thought, he'll take an age to sleep it off. How wrong I was. He was up at 6am throwing up the contents of the previous evenings intake. We heard every last delightful chunder disappear into the loo.

If you are looking to stay here, try and be lucky. The room sound-proofing is non-existant

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank leftfoot
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williemacleish, Manager at Solway Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

thaks for your comments and we will strive to keep noise down to a minimum in future but this is always hard when wedding parties come to enjoy themselves and sometimes unfortunately have too good a time!

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Went for Sunday lunch. Meal was enjoyable but asked to pay bill and leave because they were expecting a wedding and would be getting busy. Could've asked us to move through to the bar. Disappointed as we are local to the area. Service was not good and we won't go back as a result.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank KarenNorman-T
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williemacleish, Manager at Solway Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

apologies for your experience on sunday lunch and steps are being taken to ensure this does not happen again

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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We were staying at the Solway Lodge as part of Family Wedding Party of 16 including two toddlers! The actual ceremony took place at the Old Blacksmith Shop but the meal was held here. The staff couldn't have been better or more friendly, adapting the menu to cater for the toddlers etc. A special mention goes to Gary the chef and i think its Yvonne ( Sorry if its not! ) from the bar as they helped make our night a good one by getting involved with the family and chatting away to the kids.
The hotel is excellent value for money and is only a short drive away from both central Gretna and the Outlet Village. We stayed in one of the chalet style rooms on the far side of the hotel which was nicely decorated and seemed newer than the hotel rooms. Overall a fantastic stay! Oh and they even let a couple from the wedding party bring the family dog!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Just been back a few days after staying 2 nights at The Solway Lodge with our family members for our Wedding at the Gretna Hall Blacksmiths. All I can say is there was great effort made by all staff to make sure we were well looked after, they went above and beyond with their service. Our wedding 3 course meal was gorgeous could not have wished for any better. Excellent manners of all staff, friendly atmosphere, we want to stay there every year on our anniversary.The food we would highly recomend , fresh well prepared dishes to suit everyone. This is also a beautiful area of Scottland not to be missed for a short visit. My new husband and I cant wait to go back there soon. Thank you team for making our wedding extra special !

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Lesley M
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Very warm welcome on arrival, but then put in a motel room out the back of hotel, decor far from what was advertised, very basic room, by the hotel smoking area which was very noisy and by the big kitchen extractor fan which was noisy again. Most of the hotel staff were pleasant except for the, shall we say "large" man who was serving behind the bar, very miserable and unpleasant, serving us was an effort. Ok for a 1 night stopover but way way overpriced.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank nicolawood
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Additional Information about Solway Lodge Hotel

Address: Annan Road, Gretna DG16 5DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Price Range: $68 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Solway Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run hotel specializing in good food and wines. ... more   less 
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Solway Hotel Gretna Green

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