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“A lovely pub”
Review of Hazeldene Hotel

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Hazeldene Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Gretna Green B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

On arriving here for a wedding we met everyone as it was local to various hotels our group were staying in, we ordered food which was very reasonable i had the chicken and bacon burger and chips which was of a huge portion. The bar area seemed to be a local pub to residents of the area but we were made to feel welcome and staff were lovely. The next day after the wedding breakfast at a different hotel we came back here for the evening and they let us have the restaurant side to ourselves as no one was in there eating as it was after 9pm. we were a group of 15 and staff were lovely towards us. We even returned the next day to have an evening meal and watch the football. The meal again was delicious and portion of pasta was so big I couldn't finish it, the beer prices were very good compared to other places in the area so I was surprised its not busier with the wedding crowds but it seemed we were the only ones except the locals. Overall a enjoyable visit and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights for my daughters wedding, having stayed for 1 night in May I knew it would be good.
Amanda, Kath, Stacy and all the other staff could'nt haved done enough for us, they are all so freindly spoiling my granddaughter and grandson rotten,nothing was a problem you only had to ask and they attended to it. They went above and beyond. Making it a really special event which we will remember.
All the meals were very nice especially the wedding reception meal.
Rooms were clean and comforbable plenty of hot water for showers.
WELL DONE THANK YOU
Sue Scott South Shields

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank yellowdoll
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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

We have just got back from a great weekend in Gretna, please don't believe any of the bad reviews about this hotel, form your own opinions and give it a chance, the place does need a bit of a makover but on the whole is really good, it makes a nice change from the faceless premier inn type hotels because the place is full of character. Amanda is brilliant, she really made us feel welcome and nothing was to much trouble, even to the point of picking us up from another hotel where the wedding was that we attended because we were stuggling to get a taxi! Thank you so much for making our weekend so special To Amanda and all the staff at the Hazeldene, we would definatly reccomend this hotel and stay again if we were in the area. Try and avoid the Smith's hotel down the road, the drinks prices are off the clock £ 7.60 for a pint of Carlsberg and a bottle of strongbow!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Paulmac11
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Visited here on Tuesday whilst we were in the area to book our wedding!we wanted to see what accommodation and reception they could offer and stay for lunch whilst there!! Well we waited at the bar to enquire for 10 mins before we were even acknowledged even then it was a girl saying "somebody wil be with you soon" we hung around for a few more minutes without interaction so we just left!!! To be honest the place looked grubby anyway

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Charlene M
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff were all fantastic and made the stay even more memorable. The chef at the hotel should be awarded a michelian star as the food was excellent, thank you.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Whatever has happened to this place needs to be sorted ASAP... Otherwise it's going to find itself going under (not that it should be a bad thing).

The sign outside says "Award Winning Food"... Never has a sign been so misleading! Unless the award is some sort of booby prize.

We went in for some evening food, something good but not too expensive. We waiting at the bar for what felt like an age to ask for a menu and buy some drinks. The two bar staff were messing around with a CD but were very aware of our presence. We ordered food... Eventually. Some time in the future it arrived.

My "Golden Scampie" was not 'golden' it was brown and burnt and hard and horrible. It was advertised as coming with "Fries and our homemade Tartar Sauce" and I saw no evidence of either... It had oven chips and no sign of the sauce I was promised.

I really don't want to waste more of my time moaning about this place, just awful service throughout. The staff didn't know how to operate the AC and it got to about 30degrees in there. They didnt care about customer sevice or being pleasant. The food was awful and misleading... Just awful.

As a side note, the grammar on the menu was terrible and the table was too small. I'd rather eat wild flowers, naked in a garden of nettles than go back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We held our wedding reception here in December 2012. We married at the old blacksmiths workshop, gretna green, we had 18 guests who stayed at the hotel with us for 2 nights. The staff were extremely friendly and couldn't do enough to help. We arrived the night before our wedding and had a beautiful meal served at a time we wished. I took all my wedding reception decorations which i had bought and the staff listened to the way i wanted my tables set out for my reception and set out our tables beautifully, i was so thrilled when we got back from our ceremony, they announced us as man and wife into the room and when we walked into the room and saw how they had set out our tables and decorations We knew we had made the right choice of hotel. Our wedding meal was delicious, first class and every one of our guests was very impressed and completely enjoyed their 3 course meal. The staff went out of their way to make our day special and enjoyable, even making sure we had our choice of music for our first dance. The hotel was clean and comfortable, we had the honeymoon suite and our gusts took the rest of the hotel rooms. All of our guests commented on how helpful and friendly the staff were, and how clean and comfy the rooms were and said the food was gorgeous and the servings huge. My husband and i stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in all and have booked to stay here for our 1st anniversary. We made new friends when we stayed here and we both look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite is so romantic for couples, our family and friends said any of the rooms were clean...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Donna R
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Address: Main Street, Gretna Green DG16 5EA, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna Green
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Gretna Green
Price Range: £55 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hazeldene Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family run 11 bedroom hotel in the UK's Wedding Capital; Gretna Green. We have recently undertaken a £250,000 refurbishment of the hotel; now boasting a 60 seat restaurant and a 40 seat covered decking area adjacent to the restaurant, with a door access inbetween. So therefore this area can accommodate up to 100 diners. ... more   less 
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