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“Average accomodation”
Review of Powfoot Golf Hotel

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Powfoot Golf Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Powfoot
Certificate of Excellence
Stafford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Average accomodation”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Stayed here for a wedding with 30 friends and family. Found the hotel rather dated and locked in a time warp. Bedroom we were allocated was very poor with a dated bathroom.
Service was very slow with only one member of staff running reception and bar, We had a bar meal on our first night which was very good. Found breakfast a bit shambolic with one waitress serving the whole restaurant. Our meal following the wedding was very good and service exceptional, I therefore ask the question why can't it always be to that standard.

Room Tip: The better rooms are overlooking the golf course in the newer part of the hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Alan B
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Charlesworth
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Have visited this hotel many times over the past 10 years but only as a non-resident (as used to stay in a caravan nearby) and have always enjoyed the food and hospitality.
We stayed for two nights over as weekend, an were very impressed with our room. requested a seaview room which we got, providing us with excellent views over the Solway.
the room itself was spacious very clean, with a large comfy bed.
roomy and well appointed bathroom, again very clean.

The food in the hotel was outstanding (both evening meals & breakfasts), and the service was also excellent

We had a great weekend, in a lovely quiet location in a great hotel, and will definitley be staying here again in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Nikman28
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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We frequently visit this hotel for lunch and a walk along the Solway Shore. They serve Samuel Smiths organic lager and a great value sandwich but todays special lunch looke too enticing to resist.

Service can occasionally be a bit Acorn Antiques but the hotel and location cannot be bettered.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2013

I came here on Sunday the 22nd September and they had a set menu for the sunday lunches. i had the beef and my partner had the salmon was cooked to perfection. the two waitresses where very friendly and always seemed to have a smile on there faces.. i also had a sticky toffee pudding. (thumbs up) it was extremely busy and food was coming out quick.... i will recommend this to friends as i was extremely pleased..

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Booked this hotel at the last minute. The location overlooking the Solway Firth is lovely. Powfoot is the perfect place if you are looking for a peaceful break. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The evening meal and breakfast were super. Our room was a bit dated but the bed comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan E
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England
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Had occasion to have a meal here a few weeks ago. What a disappointment long wait and unfriendly staff. We felt that we were an inconvenience at one point my husband had to go and look for someone to bring us a jug of water. There seemed to be a shortage of staff and what staff they did have could not cope with the few diners in the restaurant. We left without having dessert as the waitress was just not interested whether we had one or not. I have known this hotel for many years it is in a prime location and could be a first class place but the owners just don't seem to care.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank ScotEngland
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I am so delighted that I decided to revisit this beautifully positioned hotel - the location is so tranquil and very special it is not surprising that I decided to give it a second and third chance!

The staff are all very professional and also welcoming, they clearly wish to ensure that the guests wish to return (unlike the departed previous manager!). The food is outstanding in freshness and quality.

Lunch - We ordered roast beef baguette with salad and crisps, Prawn Marie baguette with same which it was very well presented on oval dinner plates. Very nice indeed and beef so moist it was clearly carefully cooked and certainly not the usual left over roast other places may deliver. My friend raved about her lunch and thought that the portion size was very generous as well as the presentation being lovely.

Evening meal - We chose fish and chips as main course although there are many courses and choices available. The fish was fantastic - fresh and tasty with super crispy batter! The hand cut chips were also tasty. I wondered if they placed the chips aside the fish instead of under it, wether the chips would be even crispier as there would be no trapped steam that could make them soggy.

Event - I saw two weddings on my visits - amazing and how welcoming the staff were. Very relaxed and free for bride and groom and family to wander through the areas feeling special, with children wandering freely and happily! I noticed a box of toys cleverly placed for little ones. The events did not impact on other guests due to the spacious layouts etc which may be reassuring.

Wishes
1 - keep it up!!
2 - No local presence - and the place does feel at times a bit lacking of local involvement ie it could be anywhere and needs a bit more local identity which would avoid visitors feeling like they are the only people in the building.
3 - Develop your outside seating - only two picnic benches is inadequate as lots of visitors would use when seeing a lovely view and place to sit for refreshment and / or food.

Advice to
those unsure - it is a rare treasure - do not miss out!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank hall-of-fame
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Additional Information about Powfoot Golf Hotel

Property: Powfoot Golf Hotel
Address: Links Avenue, Powfoot DG12 5PN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Powfoot
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Powfoot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer luxury en-suite accommodation, fine food, golf breaks, weddings, functions, and much more in the charming village of Powfoot near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. The original house, which was built in the 19th century as a private residence, has been modernised to create a stylish and comfortable hotel. There are wonderful views stretching for miles over the Solway Firth toward the Lakeland hills. Most of the 25 bedrooms overlook the sea or Powfoot Championship Golf Course. ... more   less 
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Powfoot Golf Hotel Scotland

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