We stayed in this hotel in September 2021, the management and food is dreadful. The local staff were friendly but overall the experience was very poor. I would reconsider booking this hotel. There are lots of good reviews of this hotel, but its now under new management and the standard has dropped considerably! Be warned.
If you are staying on Arran then this hotel is highly recommended. The room quality was great, with lively soft furnishings and a clean fresh bathroom. Everything seemed well maintained and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We also ate in the restaurant a couple of times and very much enjoyed it. Overall, a delightful little hotel that deserves to be recognised as a great place to stay on Arran. It even had a EV charger!
We had an amazing three night stay at the Glenisle. The staff were great and couldn’t be more helpful. Although they were very short staffed they still made time to have a chat and make us feel very welcome. The food (breakfast and dinner) was delicious and made to a very high standard. We stayed in one of the “cosy” rooms which was clean and comfortable. We’ll definitely be back.
The hotel is located along the main ring road roughly in the middle of the village. There is a tiny car park at the back that gets filled up very quickly (you could also get blocked in there) so parking on the road is preferable. We stayed in the Superior Room 14, with stunning views. The room and the bathroom formed one suite with sliding doors separating one from the other. As a bonus, the bath was located in the middle of the bathroom affording an unforgettable panorama over Holy Island and the Firth of Clyde, whilst having a leisurely soak. The bed was huge and very comfortable. There were tea/coffee making facilities and even a pair of binoculars but no fridge. Rather limited wardrobe space. With this being an attic room, the ceilings were sloping everywhere so one has to need to watch one’s head. Food in the restaurant was absolutely delicious. We learned subsequently that the new chef had just started and he really knew how to impress! Both steak and salmon were in piquant sauces and melted in the mouth. Watch out for Sundays though: dinner finishes at 6pm! Staff were friendly and helpful. With the owners planning to refurbish the hotel further this is the place to stay on Arran Island.…
Nice room albeit a little small for us both to move around. Bathroom and shower small although the toiletries were lovely locally produced on the island. Breakfast was fabulous. Young man who checked us in and served us throughout was lovely and very helpful. Unfortunately the restaurant was not open for a meal and there were limited drinks available at the small bar but there were 2 other restaurant/ bars in the village so no bother. Price a little on the high side but in line with what other establishments are charging at the moment. I believe this is because of reduced capacity and a very busy season!