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“What a Wonderful Welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Gables Hotel

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The Gables Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Certificate of Excellence
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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“What a Wonderful Welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here and had a great stay. The staff are so friendly & helpful you really feel valued as a customer. The room was spotless, a little smaller than we are used to, but it had everything you needed. The food is excellent we ate twice in the bar & once in the restaurant. Great choice for lunch and dinner everything was cooked to perfection and really nicely presented.Portions are rather large so my husband was thrilled. Well worth visiting. They so deserve the good reviews they have.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Hi
Thank you for a great review and comments , we hope to see you again in the future.

Regards
JAN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

My husband and I just stayed and had our wedding reception at the gables. From the moment we arrived we couldn't have asked for more helpful staff. The hotel is comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. The wedding breakfast was amazing, from the table lay out, table service to the perfect food. Special thanks to Louise and James for everything they done to make our stay and wedding perfect. The perfect venue for a gretna stay/wedding.

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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Hi
We are so pleased to read that you had a perfect day here at The Gables.
many thanks for a lovely review.

Kind regards
JAN
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We spent two nights here for our wedding, and couldn't fault anything at all. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and couldn't do enough for us! Nice relaxed atmosphere and an enjoyable stay. Would recommend 100%.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Many thanks for your review and you would recommend us 100% , Hopefully see you again .

Kind Regards
Jan
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

but I found the place to be a bit like Mars - little discernible atmosphere.

Previous stays had been livelier, given the buzz about the place that those who had, or were about to get married imparted.

Perhaps the fact that we stayed on a Sunday meant that there were no such guests staying, hence the more sombre atmosphere

All that is purely subjective, I'll say a little now about our experience of the place

It's been a while since we last stayed, so I can't be sure if its recently been refurbished, but it struck me as such

The room itself, once we got there - the place is a bit of a rabbit warren, and all the fire doors are going to annoy you if you've got lots of luggage - was a good size with
an enormous, well appointed bathroom.

We dined in the restaurant, and had a well prepared, well presented 3 course meal with good quality ingredients. The service, if not particularly friendly, did run with an efficiency that bordered on the Teutonic. We almost got the feeling that the aim was to get the punters in and out as soon as possible.

Breakfast next morning was much the same.

I really cannot fault the place as accommodation, but on a purely subjective basis, I can't say that we totally enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear reviewer,

Not quite sure how to reply to this mixed review ,All i can say is unfortunately you were here on one of our quieter days. Hence the reason you may not have got the buzz you quite expected. sorry we did not live up to your expectations.

Kind regards
JAN
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Bellshill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Spent two nights in the gables with friends ,staff were all fabulous,ate two nights in restaurant food excellent.Rooms spotless all in all fab week end and would definitely return many thanks to all the staff.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Hi
So pleasing to read that you enjoyed your weekend and your shopping trip with friends.
Hopefully see you again

Kind Regards
Jan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in March to celebrate our wedding -there were 40 of us all staying in total and everyone loved the hotel. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We stayed in the 4 poster room which was clean and spacious with the added benefit of a Jacuzzi bath. Our wedding day was made perfect in every way thanks to everyone at the Gables. Our meal was really tasty and a good time was had by all! I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone planning to get married in Gretna Green :)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Hi
So pleased to read the review and a good time was had by all for your wedding celebrations and your day was perfect here at The Gables .

Kind Regards
Jan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

I came here with my family to check it out prior to my wedding which is in September.
When we arrived and went to reception I was greeted by 2 lovely ladies. Ellie dealt with me and couldn't have been more helpful.
She showed me the Galloway suite for our wedding breakfast and a double , 4 poster and the Alisa suite which we will be in for our wedding night. All rooms are lovely.
We eat in the bar and the food was lovely.
All in all our visit to the gables was excellent and we couldn't have pick a better hotel. Can't wait for the big day.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Gables1, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Hi
Thank you for your review , after visiting the Gables prior to your wedding in September and you found it all lovely.

Many Thanks
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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