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“Our first visit to The gables Hotel but not the last”
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The Gables Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Certificate of Excellence
northumberland
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Our first visit to The gables Hotel but not the last”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and me chose this hotel based on the lovely reviews that our fellow trip adviser members took the time to write. We were staying for one night due to my daughters wedding being held in the famous blacksmiths shop on the 2nd January 2014. The Gables hotel is located near to wedding venue, yet not to close. We were met by Jan at reception whom made us most welcome and made signing in so easy and simple. We stayed in room 35 which is at the rear of the hotel in the newer part of the building over looking lovely countryside and very quiet part of the hotel which suited us perfectly. Our room was spotless just like all of the hotel was and very we'll equipped. The food was excellent and the breakfast was one of the best we have ever experienced, with so much to choose from. The staff were very smartly dressed, and pleased to offer any help or advise that we required. We liked the hotel that much that we stopped another night because it was so nice. The staff were all very helpful and but to name a few were Jan, Tom and James whom were outstanding and committed to their work and made our stay most pleasant and enjoyable. last but not least we asked to see the ailsa suite which is on the first floor, this suite was previous the managers flat with two bedrooms and is now totally converted into a lovely luxury suite, this is the top end price of the hotel but would be excellent for that special occasion. Finally the area where we stayed has a car park around the back which allows easy access to you car and plenty of parking also includes area on the mono block surface to park your car if you or guests are disabled which is a big bonus, this is not mentioned in the web site but worth mentioning here. Many thanks for a wonderfull experience and we would highly recommend this hotel as others have.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
How very pleasing to read your review and your lovely comments ,all of us at The Gables strive to make our guests welcome and comfortable and exceed their expectations .
Hopefully see you again on a repeat visit.

Kind Regards
JAN
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Northampton, Royaume-uni
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed in this hotel for my daughter's wedding. Right from the start the staff on reception were welcoming and very friendly. We stayed for 2 nights and the breakfast consisted of a good choice of cereals, toast, pastries and croissants, with the accompanying preserves. The evening meals were very good indeed, served on hot plates also. The wine list covered all the popular choices.
The only problem we had (possibly because we were on the 1st floor in the original building) was the water pressure, or lack of it, for the shower. They did look at it and improved it marginally, and offered a choice of another room. There is a newer addition to the hotel which possibly has better water pressure.
But apart from that I would thoroughly recommend it and would stay there again.

Room Tip: As my review, possibly the newer section of the hotel would be better.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Hi
Its great to read that you enjoyed your stay here at The Gables , and that you would recommend us., It is good to read that the staff on duty did try to rectify your niggle straightaway.

We all at The Gables wish you a Happy New Year
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JAN
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I stayed at the Gables hotel in December 13 during a work trip. I have used a number of hotels in Gretna in the past and found this to be, by some margin, the best so far. The rooms were spacious and well equipped. The internet free and very fast. The Christmas menu was all that was available, but the food was excellent. The staff were superb from check-in to check out. I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for a such a great review, we are all pleased that you had a pleasant stay , and hopefully we we see you again if on a business trip in the area.

Kind Regards
JAN
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Just back from an overnight stay and it was wonderful.
We stayed through a DB&B deal at a very good price which we have done often elsewhere and I can honestly say that this was the best of them all.
From Reception staff to Barmaid/Waitress the service was exceptional, so friendly and pleasant.
We had the Christmas Menu and I was sceptical as to the content but it was very good, lots of choice and very well cooked. The breakfast was also a credit to the chef.

Our room was comfortable, clean and very up to date (although quite dark due to low wattage light bulbs I think, but that was the only niggle)
I would highly recommend a visit and would like to thank The Gables staff for a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Many thanks for a great review, and you had a wonderful stay here at The Gables .

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hotel again.

Regards
JAN
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Eastriggs, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

We did not stay at the Gables but our party booked for a xmas meal.
To be honest it was not one of the best meals that I have ever had, the soup was tasteless and the main course was quite bland.
The surrounding were nice and the staff were pleasant

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear AlastairA756

Very sorry to read a such a disappointing review , I have passed on your review to our chef who sends his apologies , On a positive note it is nice to read that you liked the surroundings and the staff were pleasant.
I do hope this will not deter you from returning to us in the near future .

Kind regards
Jan
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

What a great hotel all staff very pleasant from reception to bar staff and the young lady who served our meal.A smile from them all and nothing to much trouble.would love to stay here again.a big thank you to everyone.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
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Delighted to read such a lovely review and the praise you have given the Staff. These kind words will be shared with all concerned.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hotel again.

Kind regards
Jan
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

We spent one night at the Gables Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.We had a wonderful dinner and a superb breakfast,the next morning.The room we had was very clean,warm and comfortable and the facilities were excellent.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Blackpooldiner

Thank you for such a lovely reviw and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

All the best to you.

Kindest regards
Jan
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Property: The Gables Hotel
Address: 1 Annan Road, Gretna DG16 5DQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gables Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gables is an independent, family owned hotel in the heart of Gretna. This beautiful, grade-II listed Property is steeped in history and has become one of the leading wedding venue hotels in Gretna.From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you are assured of a warm, friendly atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble.The Hotels restaurant has earned a reputation for fine, traditional Scottish food, offering the ideal setting to enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family, boasting a full & varied A La Carte menu complemented by a carefully selected wine list. For those who prefer a less formal setting, our cosy lounge bar offers delicious home cooked bar meals including many traditional favourites. Offering Free Wi-Fi and ample free onsite parking, The Gables Hotel is conveniently situated only a mile from the M(A)74, M6 & A75 giving easy access to Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle. Perfect for exploring the colourful heritage of Gretna Green and designer shopping at The Gretna Gateway Outlet village is just minutes away. ... more   less 
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