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“Nice B&B”
Review of The Glenartney

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The Glenartney
Ranked #2 of 16 Brodick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Warrington, Cheshire
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Nice B&B”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights. B&B was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated but our room was so small that it became quite unbearable after the second night. It really should have been sold as a single room as there was hardly space to walk round the double bed. The en suite bathroom was very tiny as well, no bath only a shower.

When we returned to the B&B at night we sat in the sitting room downstairs for a while before bed as our room had only one hard chair and a tiny wall mounted TV. It was also disappointing that guests were not allowed to take a bottle of wine into the TV lounge. You can only have a drink there if you buy it from the owner's bar in the B&B.

Have to say the breakfast each morning was excellent. The facilities were good. For example there was a drying room at the rear of the B&B for wet walking and golf gear etc.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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gg'sArran, Owner at The Glenartney, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
So sorry you felt your room was not a comfortable size. If we had known whilst you were with us we would have tried to move you to a more preferable room.

Our rooms are small but do come up to visit Scotland standards for a 3 star guest house. If they were larger our star rating would be at 4 star. We do try to tell everyone about our rooms being small on our website and other web descriptions also a short study of previous reviews would also give this info.

Thank you for mentioning the high standard of decor, cleanliness, breakfast and facilities we really try exceed our 3 stars where ever we can.

We have 2 lovely lounges for our guests to relax in, one with a large flat screen TV. Our bar is there for our guests and drinks are very reasonably priced infact tea and coffe is free of charge! If however you do want to drink your favourite drink we charge a small corkage ,this is detailed in the guesthouse information.

Thank you for your review, we do try to improve The Glenartney all the time as a result of any feedback.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

My wife and I and our two friends, stayed in the glenartney for two nights. Glenartney holds a nice position in Brodick and is just off the main road,and is central for shops etc. The rooms are small but spotless with good views over the bay and hills. Our hosts were very nice and helpful and accommodating.For a guest house there is a small bar with a fair choice of drinks, although no draught beer. they dont do evening meals which is a pity,if their breakfasts are anything to go by, they were brilliant. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in the Glenartney. We went for a quiet break and to recharge our batteries also to explore the beautiful isle of Arran. We were not disappointed. Our hosts were welcoming and their beautiful home was a delight to stay in. Our room was quiet and comfortable and the ensuite was spotless.Breakfast was wonderful and set us up for the day. You could eat whatever took your fancy from a vast array of fruit, cereal, fruit juices, porridge, yogurt, followed by a huge Scottish cooked breakfast along with toast made with home made bread. Following that feast, I can honestly say you shouldn't require much, if any lunch. There are 2 very comfortable lounges for the use of guests and to top it all a bar! We didn't use the bar so can't comment on choice of drinks available.
The house has beautiful paintings on show, by the co- owner who also has her studio in the grounds of the house. A highlight for us was to see " work in progress" when Angela showed us a painting she is working on at the moment. Prints and cards of her paintings are also available to purchase from the Glenartney,which is a nice momento to have.
Thank you to Angela, Robbie and their helpers for a lovely restful break. We shall return!!

Room Tip: We had Room 6 on the first floor which was a twin room. I am led to believe that it may be one of th...
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Paisley, Scotland
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The hotel is really easy to find but is well sign posted if you dont know Brodick. The owners are always available if you need them but leave you to yourself if that's what you prefer. The room me and my wife rented was immaculate and was cleaned every day we were there.The breakfasts were outstanding with mostly local produce being used.I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.There are 2 sitting rooms available to relax in and a bar opens at 5.30pm for residents to enjoy local ales etc and wind down after their day. It's an ideal location if you are a seasoned hiker or just wanting a relaxing break.A bus service is located at the Pier where the ferry docks and covers the whole Island.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Worcestershire
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

On our way by bike from Lands End to John O'Groats we decided on a rest day on Arran. I booked Glenartney by chance and wasn't sure what it would be like. I needn't have worried as it turned out to be one of the best on the whole trip. Immaculately presented and immensely well thought out. Nothing was too much trouble for Robbie or Angela and the whole experience was one of a homely yet professionally run B&B. Breakfast was first class as were the two lounges, local information etc. I have already recommended Glenartney to friends and will certainly stay there again if visiting Arran. Highly recommended.
Incidentally we ate in both evenings at the Douglas Hotel where the food and service were also excellent in quality and value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Never been to the Isle of Arran before,chose the Glenartney as a central base and easy to find off the ferry close to the town but away from any traffic noise.Our room had a nice view over the harbour, the room was comfortable, cleaned and refreshed everyday.The breakfast was superb with a good choice to suit all tastes.the hosts were happy and obliging with a good friendly manner.Overall a really great place to stay to explore the island.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

we had 2 nights here in this really lovely guesthouse, only a short walk from the main street so your never disturbed by traffic and other tourers, it is very tastefully decorated in suttle shades, we liked the lounges just to sit and relax in the evening since the room we had was very small. Breakfast was excellent, and packed lunches are also available on request.There are seats in the lovely garden,which on a good evening would be lovely to sit in. The view form our window was lovely toosee with the mist just hanging on the mountain. We were the "older part" of an organised charity cycle around Arran so were fortunate to see around the whole island and also fortunate in our choice of accomodation in the Glenartney,we are hoping to revisit Arran and would like this to be our base.

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Property: The Glenartney
Address: Mayish Road, Brodick KA27 8BX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Brodick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Brodick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dramatically diverse landscapes make Arran an ideal destination for both adventurous and relaxing breaks. Hannah and Ross welcome you to the Glenartney. We pride ourselves on our personal service and together with our friendly team, our aim is to make your stay with us as enjoyable as it can be. From the locally sourced produce used in our breakfasts, to the two guest lounges, home baking and a place to store and dry your sports equipment, the Glenartney is a real home from home. Our 12 bedrooms include everything you need for a comfortable stay. Free WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, TV, hair dryer and Arran Aromatics toiletries are provided in our rooms. With stunning views across Brodick bay and the surrounding hills, the Glenartney provides a great base to explore Arran. ... more   less 
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