Despite the dreadful weather we received a warm and welcoming reception at the Murray Arms.
This family run hotel is set in the centre of the lovely town ( village ??? ) of Gatehouse of Fleet, only a few miles from the Scottish coast.
Even in February it is a charming place to visit and the Murray Arms makes a great base.
Our room ( Number 8) was very spacious, with two extremely comfortable beds, a TV , plenty of tea/coffee, a huge bath and a shower, with ample hot water and big fluffy towels. We had an excellent nights sleep. The building is very old but was extremely clean, and even though it was blowing a gale outside, our room was nice and warm .The owners had put in extra heating prior to our arrival to supplement the central heating, which was working full blast due to the very inclement weather.
Double glazing would have helped as the single glazed windows were a bit draughty, but it is a listed building after all.
There is a small but cosy bar with a big choice of drinks at very reasonable prices. Even at dinner a decent bottle of wine was only £13 .
The staff could not due enough for us. Nothing was too much trouble. We were attending a private party at the Murray Arms and had the most wonderful meal. The menu was mouthwatering and our dinner was freshly cooked and delicious. They obviously have a very good chef and kitchen team.
Breakfast was also not to be missed. Try the full Scottish, eggs, bacon, sausage, hagggis, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans, and potato scones. As much tea and coffee as you can drink as well a full range of cereal, toast and jam, fruit, yoghurt and juices.We didn't need to eat again until dinner time.
Like a lot of old buildings in Scotland, there is on going renovations. Don't visit if you want a modern faceless hotel room , but if you want an historic rambling hotel , fuill of interest and quirks, with great service and hospitality that is second to none then this is the Murray Arms is for you
We shall definitely go back.
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- Also Known As:
- Murray Arms Gatehouse Of Fleet, Scotland