We stayed in the House Hotel which was beautiful. The decor very traditional but in keeping with the building. A lovely warm reception area with open fire (you may need to fight to get the best seats here :-). Hotel room beautifully decorated, with warm colours which no-one could be offended by. The rooms have own iron/board, tea/coffee facilities, fridge with fresh bottled water daily. Lovely fresh towels and towelling robes. We had two wonderful nights sleep with no disturbance from other guests. First night we took evening meal in the 1869 restaurant which was lovely and the staff so kind and helpful (food cooked to perfection). Second night, evening meal taken in the Spa Resort in the Cruize bar brasserie which is very trendy and an elegant style...a good choice of informal foods, pizza, fish and chips (which was amazing and enough to feed four people). A great place if you have children as they have Playstation area etc...Prices for the drink and food where a few pounds cheaper in the Cruize bar than the House Hotel, but we were there to enjoy ourselves and not penny pinch :-).
The location was ideal, 1 mile from the Ferry Terminal, so even if you do not have a car, you could walk, or try a cab and be at the resort in under 5mins. We also tried the Local Arran cheese factory...truely scrumptious cheese. Next door to cheese factory is Arran Aromatics...the smells out of this world. A good place to visit is the local Arran brewery...you can have a wee nosy for a couple of pounds and try a wee sample or two. The Arran distillary is a must for Malt lovers, this was 13miles from Auchrannie (Lochranza) but certainly worth the drive. We had the distillary all to ourselves and found this to be excellent. I would recommend Auchrannie to everyone. We had the deal with the hotel, whereby you get the ferry crossing, B&B with £20.00 evening meal voucher, per person per night and free access to the leisure facilities. It was quite sad to leave as we could have spent a lot longer than 2/3 days there.. We can only imagine how beautiful Arran will be in the summer. We will definiately be back again - very soon. Last but not least, all the staff in the hotel were exceptional and very kind, which can make all the difference.
- Also Known As:
- Auchrannie Country Hotel
- Auchrannie Country Brodick
- Auchrannie House Hotel Brodick, Isle Of Arran