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Clonyard House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Dalbeattie
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Little Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stayed two nights, ate in the hotel both lunch and dinner times. Food was exellent with good service from both bar and waiting staff. Rooms were cosy, comfortable, clean and en-suite. I would recommend the Clonyard to familys, couples, and older people, great service, lovely grounds! The locals are friendly, down to earth, and included us willingly into the group and conversation! We had a lovely experience at the Clonyard!

  • Stayed February 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Midlands UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We ate here on a wet February evening. We knew about it having been along time ago, but is easily missed as it is concealed by lots of trees and the hotel itself cannot be seen from the road - but there is a sign. This may put passers by off as it is nice to see where you are going.
The car park and entrance are poorly lit too.
However.....we had a very good meal in the cosy bar with a real log fire (not gas!)The food was reasonably priced and came with lots of extra veg. The haggis starter especially was very good and portions were generous.
Overall a great experience and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This privately owned hotel has loads of character, the main house is beautiful and the bedrooms delightful, the bedrooms in the annex were less so, but were clean and warm with excellent en-suite. Food was excellent and cooked to order and breakfast was served with a smile. We were part of a large party for the new year celebrations and the staff were very helpful and worked their socks off during the three days we were there. Excellent service and well done to all concerned.

Room Tip: Rooms 1 - 3 are in the main house. 1 has a very comfy bed (daughter slept there) 2 has a 4 poster a...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Revenge Steaks ( Revenge is a dish best served cold )

My wife and I dined at Clonyard House Hotel on Thursday 28th November 2013

The ambience was good; the wine was good; the chips were absolutely fabulous,

but the sirloin steaks were cold, my medium rare was raw, the grilled tomato was stone cold, and the mushrooms tasted as if they had been cooked in rancid butter,and it was all served on cold plates.

Will we be going back? I think not; will we be telling our friends in Kippford? We already have!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

The Clonyard is not an anonymous bland chain hotel. It is privately owned and quirky with loads of character. The main house is very attractive and most of the bedrooms are in an annexe with the benefit of a lovely peaceful green aspect and a patio and chairs outside each room. The breakfast offers a lot of choice including haggis and kippers althouh does not offer a fried veggie breakfast. The staff are friendly. The rooms have all mod cons including bath and shower also phone. The hotel is 5 minutes from beaches and small towns, plenty to do in the area. The hotel has an early check in and late check out so is relaxed. Very quiet at night .Good bar meals too.

Room Tip: there are three larger bedrooms in the main hotel but the ones in the annexe have patios
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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East Wemyss, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Just arrived back from a long weekend at the Clonyard with 4 other couples. We were the last to arrive (8:00pm) and didn't have to wait to long to book in.
Our room was 16, which was as far away from the bar/reception/dining area as could be, and joked all evening that we would have to get up at 6 to be along for breakfast with our fellow travellers by 8:30. The evening meal was superb, the waitress was very good at making sure our orders were put to the right rooms. When the food arrived it was piping hot and there was plenty of it, to much in fact. After our meal we invaded the bar area and again the staff were excellent at taking our orders.
Back to room, which was spacious, although a bit tired on the decoration front. the duvet on the bed was to heavy for our liking, this is a personal thing though. I didn't sleep to well as there was not a spare blanket or sheet that I could use to substitute the duvet, so I did spend 50% of the night waking up because I was to cold or hot.
The morning shower was a shock as the water pressure was not sufficient to really get wet, so what should have been a 10 minute shower turned into a 30 minute shower to try and get clean. This did spoil it for me.
We realised at breakfast that our party had taken up 5 rooms and there was one other room being used whilst we were there, so why we were at the far end of the hotel I do not know.
As I have stated the food was fabulous and there was way to much, over 40% of the extra's were sent back. The breakfasts were superb with plenty of choice, but again way to much. Our requests of one egg seemed to be ignored every morning and our plates would arrive with two eggs.
If the proprietors were to cut back on the portions they could save the money from the food bill and spend it on doing the rooms up.
I would love to have given this a 4 if not 5 star, and it does deserve that for the food, but the water pressure and the tired decoration lets it down.
This would not stop me from going back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Nazeing
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was the first time for 14 years that we have visited the area and we stayed for just 1 night on our way further North in Scotland. We thought the hotel needed a lot of TLC - the resident areas and rooms looked like they had been fitted and decorated very hastily, carpets crawling up the skirting boards or not quite reaching them, moss covered patio areas, mold in the shower, the list could go on. This is a shame as I remember the hotel as a lovely place. I think that when we next go to the area we will be looking elsewhere for somewhere to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Clonyard House Hotel
Address: Colvend Rockcliffe, Dalbeattie DG5 4QW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dalbeattie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Dalbeattie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Clonyard House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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