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“10 year vow renewal”
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The Gables Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Certificate of Excellence
Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“10 year vow renewal”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were married here 10 years ago and had our 10 year vow renewal on 22nd August. The staff, food and ambience are second to none! Chef you are amazing! Carol you too are amazing! This hotel cannot do enough for you! Thankyou so much for making everything just perfect.
To the future guests, if you want the perfect venue in the romantic Gretna stay here!
The only slight negative is some of the rooms need a little TLC. Eg, poor pressure in the showers and four poster quite rickety! But actual mattress quality very good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gables1, Front Office Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear guest. Thank you for your wonderful review of the hotel, staff and service received. We are all really pleased your stay with us was enjoyable. We do have a few rooms that are included in our on-going refurbishment programme and the maintenance issues raised are in the process of being addressed.
We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards

Louise
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I stay in hotels for business purposes for about 40/45 weeks of the year, I've never once written a review good or bad but I feel this hotel deserves a mention. I was originally booked into the gable for 1 week but ended up extending my booking to a month. The staff are superb, nothing is too much trouble, the hotel is spotless and the food is quality! Would highly recommend and we defo book the hotel in future!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Stacey D
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Gables1, Front Office Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Hi Stacey. Thank you for writing such a great review. We are pleased that we made your stay comfortable and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind Regards
Louise
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Wow where do we begin. Everything was perfect. There is not enough words to describe how amazing our weekend was and it was all down to the wonderful staff at The Gables. From when all our family and vey close friends arrived on the Friday night right through to us all leaving on Sunday morning we were all looked after and made to feel like we were the only people in the hotel even though the was another 2 wedding parties there. How the staff all cope is amazing. I can not thank the staff enough. Carol and Joanne our Wedding co-ordinators you were wonderful. James, Front of House thank you so much you was outstanding and to all the waiters and waitresses and reception staff and not forgetting housekeeping staff, thank you all so very much for our truly wonderful weekend. We could have not picked anywhere better for our reception. The food the whole weekend was amazing. Our rooms were lovely and the setting was beautiful. Thank you so much for how you all looked after us not just us the Bride and Groom but how you looked after all our family and friends. Our Wedding weekend was made so special by how we were all looked after by every member of staff. Thank you so much to the hotel Manager and ALL your staff for making our Wedding weekend make our dreams come true. Jason and Amanda Cunningham xx

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Padiman01
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Gables1, General Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Hi Jason & Amanda. We are so pleased that we were able to share your special day with you and your guests. All my staff have seen your review and are delighted that they helped make your day as perfect as you had imagined.

We look forward to welcoming you both back any time.

Kind Regards

Jan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 18, 2013

What to say about the Gables..... What a fantastic hotel, we attended the wedding of a good friend of mine here and the staff are great, very courteous and well dressed. The meals can only be described as fantastic. Normally i would enjoy a 3 course meal whilst dining out but in this case after i had left a good ammount of my main (not because of it being uneatable but because my belly couldnt take anymore) i had to pass on desert. Anyway the only fault i could find was that the toilet seat is loose in room 32 and needs fixing. Once we had brekfast in the morning we packed to check out and it was at that point we encountered the cleaners.... Jeeez the are so uplifting, they both have a cracking sense of humour. We had a good 10 mins howling with laughter. All in all a cracking stay. The staff are an incredible asset and the rooms are well equipped, the beds are very comfy and the rooms feel very inviting and homely.i would definately stop here again

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank Karlzat1986
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Gables1, Front Office Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear guest. Thank you for such a lovely review, your kind comments will be passed onto all staff who will be pleased to hear your stay was so enjoyable.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind Regards

Louise
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of our wedding package, in a bridal suite. The welcome was very warm and the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Room was small but adequate, although more storage space would have been good. The bathroom was lovely, but we could only get hot water out of the sink tap. I did report this and I it was dealt with. Unfortunately the day we left it was faulty again. My only other comment is for a bridal suite the bed was particularly squeeky!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dougie D
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Gables1, Front Office Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear guest. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Gables Hotel. We really appreciate all your kind comments. I do apologise for the lack of hot water during your stay, this issue and the squeeky bed have been dealt with by our maintenance department and we thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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Louise
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stayed here for my brother s wedding the room was really small and not worth the money we stayed for two nights when the wedding was over THE next day was bedlam one party goes the next in they don't cater for the other guests the bar was full of guests for the next wedding so we couldn't get in the staff are really polite and helpful our room wasn't cleaned on our second day because they came at 4pm and that was to late it's like a conveyor belt one in one out some of our family stayed in BBC down the road they were much better and a lot cheaper

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sam L
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Gables1, General Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Gables hotel. I can only appologise that your stay did not live up to your expectations. Due to our location and in general fabulous reviews we are a popular choice for weddings, receptions and functions however this does not mean we do not cater for guests in other functions or not involved at all. Our biggest priority is to treat everybody the same and make sure everybody is receiving the same amount of service and attention. At this busy time of year schedules such as houskeeping can be delayed through the course of the day but again the service will always be provided.
Kind Regards

Jan
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Milton Keynes, UK
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stopped here on our way N as part of LEJOG so good that the hotel is cycle friendly.

Good accommodation and friendly staff. Had food in the bar and a drink too which was just fine after a hard days cycle.

My only gripe was the inability to open the windows much more than an inch or two on a baking hot day but I guess how often does that happen in Scotland.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank RichardW99
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Gables1, Front Office Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear guest. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Gables Hotel. We are pleased that we were able to accomodate your group and that your stay here was a comfortable break from your cycle tour.

We look forward to welcoming you back if your ever in the area again.

Kind Regards
Louise
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Property: The Gables Hotel
Address: 1 Annan Road, Gretna DG16 5DQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gables Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gables is an independent, family owned hotel in the heart of Gretna. This beautiful, grade-II listed Property is steeped in history and has become one of the leading wedding venue hotels in Gretna.From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you are assured of a warm, friendly atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble.The Hotels restaurant has earned a reputation for fine, traditional Scottish food, offering the ideal setting to enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family, boasting a full & varied A La Carte menu complemented by a carefully selected wine list. For those who prefer a less formal setting, our cosy lounge bar offers delicious home cooked bar meals including many traditional favourites. Offering Free Wi-Fi and ample free onsite parking, The Gables Hotel is conveniently situated only a mile from the M(A)74, M6 & A75 giving easy access to Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle. Perfect for exploring the colourful heritage of Gretna Green and designer shopping at The Gretna Gateway Outlet village is just minutes away. ... more   less 
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