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“A 3star hotel with 5 star service”
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Glenesk Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edzell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We arrived here to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary ! Great welcome staff fantastic ,we had four rooms all recently decorated all en suite spotless . Dinner both evenings wonderful great selection of local produce seafood, game , beef and lamb ,all at respectable prices .Saturday we were treated to a musical duet modern and standard themes. Service in the restaurant matched the welcome we received on arrival . Finally the small spa with pool was a favourite with our 3 year old grandson ,so with a cracking weekend gone we will be back soon !!thanks glenesk.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Dear Guest, Firstly, may we say: we are honoured that you chose to stay here as part of your celebrations of your wedding anniversary, and are very pleased that we could cater for your every need on your special weekend. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed our entertainment and found time to sample our leisure facilities. Thank you for rating us so high, every member of our team is extremely happy when a guest becomes a regular, we do our best to make your every stay here special and looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Stayed at the Glenesk with a group of golfers for a 2 day golf break. Hotel has been upgraded and accommodation, food and staff were excellent. Would definitely recommend for anyone considering staying in this area.
Charles.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Dear Charles, Thank you for your review, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and recommend us for any golf enthusiasts. With the new season approaching refurbishment works are nearly completed and we would be happy to invite you back and make it even more enjoyable with our golfing packages 2015.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We've used the Glenesk as a base for our annual golf outing for about 8 years or so. It always 'fitted the bill' - the location alone is second to none for local golf. However, it has to be emphasised that over the last few years ( under new ownership/management) there has been significant investment & improvement across all the facilities - and the 'step change' since last year was very noticeable. Now I've stayed in many very good hotels but been made to feel like a number; the friendly service ( nothing seems to be a problem!) is on a par with the quality with which the service is accompanied. No hesitation in recommending this venue!

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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Dear Morag, We were very happy to welcome you back once again for your golfing trip, and are glad that the changes made to the hotel did not disappoint! A lot of work has gone on since and we are now finishing the final phases of this, and always feel rejuvenated when a guest comments on how wonderful the place is looking! Here at The Glenesk Hotel we are determined that no guest will become a number, and are pleased to read that service and quality are highly thought of by yourself. Thank you once again and we are looking forward to seeing you in forthcoming season.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Stayed here recently with 9 other guys for a golfing weekend. The hotel was an excellent base and provided very comfortable & clean en suite accommodation. The hotel seems to have undergone refurbishment, all rooms & public areas were very fresh & tastefully decorated. There is also a swimming pool with jacuzzi & a small fitness gym.

The breakfast & dinner menu's were extensive & the food served was of a very good standard. I thoroughly recommend this hotel for a short stay.Full marks to Dillon & his staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

The Edzell golf club is literally on the doorstep & is superb. Brechin & Forfar golf clubs are in easy
reach & are also recommended.

Room Tip: My twin room (no.2) was small but adequate for a 2 night stay. I understand larger rooms are availab...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Dear Sandy, Thank you for staying with us, we were pleased to cater for you and your golfing group during the weekend, and we are delighted that everyone enjoyed their stay and our facilities. We hope that golfing packages we offer in the season 2015 will also be attractive for your group. Thank you for recommending our hotel for golfing breaks, we simply surrounded by best courses in Scotland, so you can try a few and even visit Open at St Andrews and Carnoustie, all within easy reach and, of course, we can guarantee special deals with adjoining Edzell Club. We look forward to welcoming you and your party back in the hotel this season.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed here for 1 night on 30.06.2014. Travelled with my brother in law and nephew for a game of golf at the local course. Was very impressed that that the staff had remembered my brother in law from the same time last year, when they welcomed him back by name. This is my first time at the Glenesk and I was made very welcome. We had dinner, bed & breakfast at the hotel and the food was lovely. Just before we went in for dinner, we asked the hotel manager Mark, if there was any chance of getting the Big Fight on the TV between Froch & Groves. Well within 30 minutes and to the delight of everybody in the restaurant, it was on. Mark had contacted the owner, who had contact Sky without hesitation, and made it so. Needless to say there was a good crowd of guys that just stayed in the hotel all night, and like me, spent all their money here. So from me & the family, many thanks to the owner, Mark and Staff for having a great stay. You will definitely see us again next,

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Guest, Firstly, can I say that it was our pleasure to have your brother back and you staying for the first time. Here at the Glenesk Hotel we strive to provide quality service, and aiding you in getting the Big Fight was just another way of saying thank you for staying. Mark’s attention to the guests’ requirements is noticed and appreciated by everyone staying or working here, and yet again he came up with the goods - we only hope the Big Fight was up to scratch as well (I am assured that it was!). Thank you very much for your review, and we hope to see you both again very soon.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Hotel very clean. Great breakfast and excellent dinner menu. Private entrance from hotel to golf course. Very friendly staff and I would stay here again.

If your playing golf at Edzell I would recommend an iron off the first tee for safety, then a pitch to the green for a chance of a birdie.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a view of the golf course.
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Tommy, Thank you for your review (and golf tip - I will be sure to pass on your advice to future guests!). We are pleased to read that everything was up to scratch during your stay, and hope to welcome you back again very soon.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We booked this hotel for a special treat and were pleased that it could accommodate our ancient Jack Russell.

Our superior room was large with a decent sofa. The bed was both enormous and comfortable. The curtains were not very efficient at keeping out light which meant that we awoke quite early. We ate out for dinner but had an excellent breakfast.

The staff were very friendly. We met the “new” owners/managers who are clearly spending a great deal of time, money and effort into upgrading what was by all accounts a rather tired hotel. It is a lovely old building with all the benefits and disadvantages that brings. For instance there is no lift and fire regulations require some rather unfortunate doors to break up a lovely old staircase. Our bathroom had a separate shower but the water pressure was very low. I understand that this is a known problem that is due to be rectified. An amazing range of toiletries were left out including a neat little shaving kit.

This hotel is clearly popular for weddings. After an awful experience in another wedding venue I am not sure I would want to stay here if there was a wedding on.

The village is beautiful and there are wonderful walks in the nearby Angus Glens. If coming south from Aberdeen don’t follow the Satnav. It is very close to the main Aberdeen Dundee road but we must have gone at least ten miles down an unnecessary B road.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Dear Niall, it is always appreciated when guests who are in the trade themselves find time to travel and share their experience, thank you for your words and understanding the age of the property and all that comes with it. We are glad you enjoyed the area and service we provide. Even after refurbishment we keep the hotel pet friendly and it would be our pleasure to see you back.

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Additional Information about Glenesk Hotel

Address: High Street, Edzell, Brechin DD9 7TF, Scotland (Formerly The Glenesk Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Angus > Brechin > Edzell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edzell
Price Range: £88 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenesk Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close your eyes and think of a hotel that is set in some of Scotland's most spectacular countryside. A hotel that offers traditional four star luxury and that vital ingredient of owner attention. Picture a hotel that is only a short wedge away from a championship golf course, and is within a short drive of such courses as Carnoustie and St. Andrews. Visualise a hotel that offers shooting, fishing, hill walking breaks and golf packages to suit all standards and tastes. Imagine a hotel which boasts fine cuisine, from traditional Scottish breakfasts to a la carte dinners all expertly prepared by our award winning chef. Now, turn these pictures into reality by visiting the Glenesk Hotel in picturesque Edzell. A village famed for its success in Britain in Bloom and is a superb holiday base with a Historic Scottish Castle, folk museum and many tourist attractions. Our well equipped leisure club offers guests free use of the swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, steam room, fitness suite and snooker room. Combine this with the wide range of locally available outdoor pursuits and you'll realise why Glenesk Hotel is the perfect place to get away to it all. Catering for parties between 1 and 200, Glenesk Hotel prides itself on an outstanding reputation and is classed second to none on event and conference management. Whether you come for an overnight stay, a weekend or a two week holiday, you'll always be assured of a warm welcome and will soon see why guests who visit the hotel come back again and again. Numerous distilleries, to name just a few, Fettercairn and Glencadam offer tours to our guests. 4 star Visit Scotland Glenesk Hotel is ideal for shooting, fishing and hill walking breaks in spectacular countryside just 45 minutes drive from Aberdeen or Dundee airports. For convenience of our guests we offer transfer service to and from many destinations. ... more   less 
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