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“1st time stay & wont be the last”
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Solway Lodge Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
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“1st time stay & wont be the last”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Stayed at this hotel 11th April for 1 night to break up our journey home to Aberdeenshire to visit family, so glad we did, lovely hotel, pleasant helpful staff & a lovely cooked breakfast to send us on our way the next morning.

We got a special offer price on booking.com, but in all honesty i would still have been really pleased had we paid the full price, lovely room, very clean & nicely decorated. Very pleasant & helpful lady on reception & young guy in the bar, we looked at the menu & looked very good & reasonable but cant comment on food as we went for a few drinks at the Gretna arms got chatting to some locals & stayed longer than intended. so ate there ( which was very nice & a really friendly bar).

We go away quite a bit for a night or 2 & have paid much more than the usual price this hotel charge, but the service, decor & cleanliness of the Solway put many to shame, as i said we got a bargain but no hesitation of booking again, special offer price or not we will definately return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed here last week and really enjoyed it ! The room and service we received was excellent for the money we paid. On the night we ate in the hotel and the meal was really nice :) I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on the 15th march for a wedding that we were attending in Gretna. Upon arriving the hotel looks lovely from the outside, reception nice and welcoming receptionist also very nice and polite. Receptionist showed my husband and I to our room (17). The room was very nice modern & clean bit small but ample for us. Shower very good, only thing was cracks on the bathroom floor, otherwise I cannot fault the room.
The bar area is quite "retro" pine cladding walls and ceilings, the furniture a bit dated but I like that! Adds character.
Breakfast served between 7:30 and 9 bit early for a Sunday. Breakfast was ok bit of square sausage or black pudding wouldn't go a miss (we're still in Scotland after all).

Wifi connection poor but upon speaking to the staff it's due to the age of the building... Built during WW1 so the walls are rather thick.

Overall I had a lovely stay at Solway.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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yorkshire..
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Lovely staff very polite and attentive,happy.We stayed over travelling from Inverness,had our meal in the pub as we didn't like the choices in the hotel,bar in the hotel was ok for a small bar but large drinking area which needs updating to 2013 its not the 90s.Very clean everywhere,room 11 faced onto the front road a little traffic noise nothing to disturb you.Lovely view over the houses. Only point we would raise is that the quilt on the bed was not thick enough why hotels insist on these flat quilts who knows?this then making us cold but solway just needs to invest in some new quilts,the room was modern and the shower was lovely and clean worked well.just a two minute walk to the local pub who also recommended customers to the hotel whilst we were there and i also recommended this hotel.Across the road is the Gretna shopping outlet,private parking in site of hotel.i would stay again and the rate we paid was good.Cant comment on breakfast as we didn't get up for it.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ayrshire, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Have been before but was disappointed with room and standards. However this time the room was small but well laid out with co ordinate furnishings. Nice shower room too. Breakfast was fine.a huge improvement,so would use again and recommend for value for money small hotel. Thanks to Ian and staff for their hospitality.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in a double room which we got for £49 from the hotels own site. This was a great price and the hotel was fit for purpose as of just needed somewhere to stay after a long trip from Northern Ireland before moving on to Smith's Hotel in Gretna Green (I've also reviewed this hotel). The Solway Lodge is on a quiet road and looks more a house from the outside. Inside its very outdated but spotlessly clean and the staff were friendly and courteous. Our room looked lovely - very small but with modern luxurious furnishings and an excellent shower in the en suite. However I had the worst night's sleep ever! The bed was a metal frame with a thin lumpy saggy mattress that looked decades old. I ended up sleeping at the wrong end of the bed as the mattress was marginally firmer here. It was awful! We didn't eat dinner as the menu choice wasn't great, but our breakfast was tasty if a little on the small side. All in all an ok hotel for one night. Would be much better if they invested in new mattresses!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We got married on NYE at the famous blacksmith's shop and had our evening meal/celebration at the Solway Lodge. From start to finish the staff were amazing, particularly Fiona and Karen, both the most friendly and efficient people I have had the pleasure of dealing with. The food was good and came out on time (given we didn't pre-order) for everyone. We were very well looked after by everyone and we, and our guests, had the most amazing wedding day. Thank you to all involved.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Solway Lodge Hotel
Address: Annan Road, Gretna DG16 5DN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Solway Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run hotel specializing in good food and wines. ... more   less 
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Solway Hotel Gretna Green
Solway Lodge Hotel Gretna, Scotland

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