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Glenisle Hotel

Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8LY Scotland
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This charming, ancient island inn is now an award-winning boutique hotel. Nestled in the charming village of Lamlash the hotel boasts one of the most beautiful locations on the Isle of Arran; looking across Lamlash Bay toward the Holy Isle which rises 1,000 feet out of the sea. The Glenisle was honoured at the 2011 Scottish Hotel Awards, scooping up a Gold Medal for hospitality as well as the prestigious Rising Star Small Hotel award. Once you have experienced Arran from the comfort of the Glenisle Hotel you might find yourself, like so many others, coming back year after year for a regular break which both relaxes and revitalises.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Gavin M wrote a review 12 Sep
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SNash33 wrote a review 10 Sep
Aylesbury, United Kingdom17 contributions15 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Wendy J wrote a review 10 Sep
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Globetrotter008 wrote a review 3 Sep
United Kingdom1162 contributions299 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Room 14 for the views
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Laura T wrote a review Aug 2021
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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!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$123 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandIsle of ArranLamlash
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenisle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Glenisle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Isle of Arran Heritage Museum (3.7 miles), Glenashdale Falls (3.8 miles), and Auchrannie Leisure Centre (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glenisle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Glenisle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Glenisle Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glenisle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Rock, The Old Pier Tearoom, and The Coffee Pot.
Are there any historical sites close to Glenisle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Giants' Graves (4.1 miles), Arran Clearances Memorial (0.07 miles), and Duke Of Hamilton Statue (3.5 miles).
Does Glenisle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Glenisle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.