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Solway Lodge Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bank holiday”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We travelled up to Gretna from Manchester on the bank holiday for a short break and found this lovely little friendly hotel the receptionist was very friendly and helpful as we're all the staff bedrooms were smallish but clean and comfortable and we had a walk in shower which was good for my wife who has a bad leg also lovely restuarant which serves excellent food would recommend the chefs curry made as hot as you like lovely breakfast as well ample parking on site and a well stocked bar will stay again

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

First impressions were good; the friendly receptionist unhesitatingly changed our room from one with just a shower to one with a bath; and the bar staff when we went for an afternoon G&T were equally friendly. However, the TV in the new room was unusable - presumably because of poor signal strength in that locality, an active (i.e. amplified) indoor aerial was provided - but the power supply was missing. Possibly it had been stolen by a previous guest (why???) but, whatever the reason, the set was unusable (we did report this to reception the following morning and received an apology).

As for dinner, the menu was somewhat better than average pub grub but nothing outstanding, although we did enjoy the starters (more than the mains). Breakfast was OK.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leven, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My bath had brown sludge running out of the taps. I was told a plumber had been working in the room! The single bed had a 13tog double quilt on it in the summer. The carpet was stained. The lock didn't work properly. Couldn't get a 2nd cup of coffee at breakfast as no staff in sight. No staff when checking out. Contacted the hotel and they don't appear to care one way or another.

Room Tip: Don't book room 1 in the outside annexe.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights while booking a wedding, Fiona Joyce was excellent and helped to sort things for us, the room was really clean and the food was beautiful, nothing is too much trouble for everyone who works here, can't wait to go back next year for our wedding x

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff. Good non greasy cooked breakfast. Room small but nicely decorated. Shower didn't work properly, shower door was broken and bathroom door didn't shut. Evening meal was nice but basic. Thought it was expensive for what you got, and no offer of discount or refund for the problems with the bathroom. We were told that the room had already been discounted as £60. Butvthe same roombwas £35 a couple of months ago according to a previous review. Won't stay here again, but will try one of the other hotels in the area, of which there are many.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Booked This Hotel as my Sister was getting Married in Gretna Green at the Blacksmiths, As this place is Very close to the Venue.
Its a Great place to stay Staff are very friendly, Rooms are clean, Great Breakfast!!
Would Recommend and go Back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

i booked three rooms for two nights to accomodate my wedding party 4 adults and two toddlers. the honeymoon suite plus two double rooms, in the weeks before we arrived i rang the hotel a couple of times to arrange details and query things and the staff were brilliant on the phone. all three rooms were beautifully decorated and clean. the beds were very comfortable and the food was excellent the staff were also very friendly and made us feel very welcome and had no problem with giving us exactly what we wanted for our two toddlers to eat. we will definately stay here again when we return in future years to celebrate our aniversary. thanks solway lodge.

Room Tip: room 15 (honeymoon suite) room 14 and room 18 are all very nice.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Solway Lodge Hotel

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 #5 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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Also Known As:
Solway Hotel Gretna Green
Solway Lodge Hotel Gretna, Scotland

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