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Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gretna Green
Certificate of Excellence
Widnes, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wedding experience”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We got married over the anvil and stayed at smiths hotel absolutely fantastic experience would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of eloping the staff couldn't do enough for us from storing left over cake to helping with getting into wedding dress. Family room fantastic kids loved it, salon staff were brilliant with makeup and hair for bride(me) and 2 bridesmaids.
Had the best day ever and so glad we decided to marry in gretna is very surreal seeing brides come and go but still doesn't detract from your special day. Also bAck at hotel staff had arrNged a table for us in restaruNt at short notice. Cannot thAnk staff enough for making it such a memorable day for us and we will definitely be back for anniversarys or cheeky little romantic trip without children

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Victoria R
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Smiths-GG, General Manager at Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Victoria - a cheeky little trip back without the kids...do it! I'll reserve a suite with some Champagne shall I, just let me know the date. Thanks for the review, lovely comments. Regards Darren
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Kirkcaldy
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This is a very upmarket hotel, made to feel very welcome, the rooms are top class, the food was fantastic and well priced. Although geared towards wedding clients we were made very welcome and had no need to venture out for food or drink. The staff were very attentive.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Smiths-GG, General Manager at Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Barry, Shelley cheers for the post - great to hear from you. Really pleased that your stay was up to scratch. Regards Darren
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Our party was stranded when our coach broke down the staff found us a function room to feed 53 people at very short notice. Great food and fantastically friendly and helpful staff. Just brilliant! Thank you so much.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Smiths-GG, General Manager at Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
No worries MUpritchard, to be honest the team loved the drama and having a coach of 53 pull up is a fun little challenge - we enjoyed having you. all the best Darren
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for my birthday. We stayed one night in a standard double room which was modern spacious and had a nice view . We were booked in early and visited the blacksmith wedding venue and maze which was opposite. Plenty of parking spaces and lovely food made this a great birthday treat and also the friendly staff and cleanliness of the hotel. Yes I'd stay again if in that part of the world. Well done guys.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Smiths-GG, General Manager at Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thanks David, it was a delight having you here. if you are back in this part of the world, then youre always going to be welcome at smiths. Regards Darren
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stayed here for one night on our way up to Skye as it's at roughly the midway point. The hotel stood out as looking modern and efficient and that is how it proved to be. We were greeted by very friendly staff who explained everything we wanted to know. We had a nicely furnished and spacious room with a good sized balcony overlooking The Old Blacksmith's, which seems to be the main tourist attraction in Gretna, and wide open countryside. Very quiet.

We ate in the bar and the food was very good indeed as, once again, was the service. I had a steak sandwich and salad that has to be amongst the top tastiest sandwiches I've ever eaten. My wife was also knocked out with the quality of the food she ordered. Breakfast in the morning was also excellent as was the service.

We really enjoyed staying at this hotel and will make a point of staying here the next time we visit Scotland later in the year. The value for money is amazing and the service, for us, was perfect.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Smiths-GG, General Manager at Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
That's great news you'll be returning SLKmaniac, there's nothing better than having guests become friends, returning over and over. Happy travelling sir. Regards Darren
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Booked to stay here for one night for my husbands Birthday. Asked for a quiet room with a bath and that's exactly what we got so thanks for acknowledging peoples requests. The room was much nicer than I was expecting and had a great view. Definitely worth asking to be at the front of the hotel . The bed was very comfortable, nice modern bathroom and big fluffy towels. We ate in the hotel on the evening and the food was very good, we both had the chicken curry and it was very tasty, good portions. The breakfast was also very good with quality products. Would definitely return and would recommend it to anyone. Just one thing another biscuit would be nice in the room as they were tasty and one seems a bit mean.

Room Tip: Definitely ask to be at the the front of the hotel we were in room 44. Nice view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank treacle5
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Smiths-GG, General Manager at Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thanks treacle, great feedback. good to hear that the birthday stay went well and you got to relax and enjoy each others company. Regards Darren
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Have been staying at Smiths overnight on way back from Skye since they opened. Have also stayed a couple of times at Premier Inn, M6, Jct 44. Hadn't booked anything so spent an hour from Glasgow to the border on Premier Inns app trying to book without success. Got to Premier Inn and explained - were told plenty of rooms available but at £7 more than if I'd booked online, which couldn't do via their app. Walking in, the entrance was covered with cigarette ends and a flower trough full of many days rubbish. Not impressed so phoned Smiths. Rooms available but above function area so not the quiet room we were looking for. Receptionist offered a cottage, which for B&B was just £35 more than Premier Inn wanted for room only. "Cottage" is an understatement! Fabulous suite with large, separate sitting area, dining area/concealed kitchen area, beautiful bedroom area, two TVs plus use of towelling robes and mules. Everything so immaculate we thought it must be brand new but actually 1 year old. Never heard a sound. Had excellent meal in restaurant. Only disappointment was that the lovely Maria wasn't on duty that night. Premier Inns did us a favour and in future I'll do what I should have done and contact Smiths first!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cherryannee
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Smiths-GG, General Manager at Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Thank you cherryannee, glad you ended up staying with us again. Really pleased about your feedback in relation to the cottages, superb aren't they and to be honest more available than I'd like for a cheeky upgrade when checking in - just ask the receptionist, this because a lot of guests prefer to stay in the main hotel building as opposed to having to , well, cross the road. They're well worth the experience so thank you for feeding back the merits of them on this forum. I'm so very pleased you enjoyed your visit. Best regards Darren
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Property: Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel
Address: Gretna Green DG16 5EA, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna Green
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gretna Green
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Hotel Class:4 star — Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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