We picked this hotel because of its excellent reviews and were quite happy with our stay. The staff were friendly and obliging and the hotel itself clean and comfortable, the public areas and restaurant were nicely decorated, if a bit dated, and there was a buzz about the place on an evening as locals came to eat etc. The food was good, although perhaps not quite as fabulous as some reviews state, with attention paid to presentation. We stayed for 2 nights and used the restaurant for both choosing the taster menu one night - the ecclefechan tart is definitely worth a try if like us you haven't encountered it before, but we were disappointed with the strawberry and white chocolate popcorn tower from the main menu as some of the corn hadn't popped and was inedible. We also thought that the portions were a bit generous for the taster menu when we expected only taster size plates but that isn't a complaint more an observation.
We stayed in a junior suite room which was quirky with a separate lounge and extra bathroom. It was the same price as a standard room I think and meant that one of us could go to bed or relax in the bedroom while one watched TV so it worked well for us. The room was clean with good facilities but again the decor was dated. The bed was very comfortable with quality linen and we both slept very well.
The area itself is pretty and laid back. Most of the towns are quaint but lacking in facilities. If you are blessed with good weather there is probably lots to see and do out of doors but unfortunately we weren't so we took in loads of galleries in the area instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17 Bedroom town house hotel. Privately owned and operated. 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and cosy lounges. Free Wi Fi throughout, all rooms en suite, 60% of rooms now fully refurbished.Ideal base to discover SW Scotland. Walking, fishing, cycling, golf or just relaxing and enjoying our award winning cuisine using the best of local produce. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Kirkcudbright
- Kirkcudbright Best Western
- The Selkirk Arms Hotel Kirkcudbright, Scotland