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Glenapp Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Beautiful Scots Baronial castle set in 36 acres of stunning gardens and woodland overlooking the Ayrshire coastline and out to Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre. The castle is Scotland's highest rated Country House Hotel with 5 AA Red Stars and 4 AA Rosettes, 5 VisitScotland Gold Stars, EatScotland Gold Award and a Michelin Star.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Tennis Court
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Hidden Gems
Full view
Getting there
Prestwick Airport33 mi
Machrihanish Airport37 mi
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a charming five star hotel. Stunning location, very comfortable public rooms and bedrooms, excellent food and a very warm and personalised service. We were a party of 6 staying for two nights. From the moment we arrived and throughout our stay we were...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank petemcgrath2014
Response from JillC1222, Managing Director at Glenapp CastleResponded yesterday

Dear Pete Thank you for your wonderful review and 5 Star rating, this really means so much to the whole Glenapp team. I will certainly pass on your comments to Andrijs in particular and I am sure he will be thrilled, thank you. I do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a one night stay here after a long 8+ hour drive from London. We arrived at the main gate around 5.30pm and were given instructions on how to get to the castle itself. On the dark drive up the lane we saw a...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank YasminN299
Response from JillC1222, Managing Director at Glenapp CastleResponded yesterday

Dear Yasmin Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and thank you for all your lovely comments, these will be shared with the team. Our aim is to make you feel relaxed and as comfortable as possible during...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this wonderful hotel for a wedding. Everything was perfectly organised. It started with the welcome of the staff in front of the door when we arrived. We stayed in the most marvellous Master Suite with open fireplace an a splendid view. For...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Chrisberlin2013
Response from JillC1222, Managing Director at Glenapp CastleResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chris Thank you for making time to write such a wonderful review and for all your lovely comments which will be passed on to the team, they will be thrilled. Obviously, you were staying with us for a wedding but there are lots of...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018

One of the best parts of our trip was hearing the audible gasp from my wife when we turned the corner and saw the castle for the first time. It is an awe inspiring sight to see the grounds and having the staff waiting for...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank noahp310
Response from JillC1222, Managing Director at Glenapp CastleResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Noah Thank you for your wonderful 5 Star review, this means so much and I will pass your lovely comments onto the team who will be thrilled. We always want Glenapp to feel like your Scottish 'home away from home' and I am delighted...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Cannot imagine bettering the service here! Beautiful room, lovely sheets, towels etc. Shower took a little while to warm up. 6course evening meal plus wine which was fantastic. Breakfast was also excellent. Loved this placeMore

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jackie b
Response from JillC1222, Managing Director at Glenapp CastleResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Jackie Thank you for making time to write such a wonderful review and I will pass your lovely comments on to the team. You are right the castle dining experience is really something special and always one of the highlights of any stay. I...More

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11 August 2017|
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Response from johnoI7107WQ | Property representative |
Hi, We have guest suites with separate baths and showers and other rooms that have showers over baths. Please call us and we can discuss individual rooms. The law in Scotland prohibits smoking inside, we have two... More
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14 August 2015|
Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs , but the staff were very helpful, so I would give them a call and ask.
Room Tips
"All rooms are individuell, the Master Suite was great."
5 weeks ago
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"Room appointments were very appropriate and matched our surroundings perfectly. Toilet room could have..."
4 Sep 2018
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"Earl of Inschape was breathtaking."
27 Aug 2018
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"The suites would be perfect for a family staying with young children!"
13 Aug 2018
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US$264 - US$516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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