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“Popped in for lunch”
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Torrance Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in East Kilbride
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Popped in for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

A warm reception and friendly and professional service.Excellent food and so pleased to see a gluten free menu with such variety
I am looking forward to Christmas Lunch with my friends,already booked here in advance

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank grannycake
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Fawn F, Manager at Torrance Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review,

We are delighted that you had a great time within the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends back this Christmas, if not before.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

I chose this venue to stay for my brothers wedding in May and booked for Malmaison Glasgow the following evening. In short, I wish I had stayed my entire trip at The Torrance.
Genuinely unexpected. First class service from the friendly and attentive team. Nothing was a problem and they were just fantastic.
The rooms were of a high standard and great attention to detail.
I will definitely return. If you are going to East Kilbride make this your first and only choice.
Claire McCusker

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank claire m
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Fawn F, Manager at Torrance Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review,

We are delighted that you had a fantastic time within the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Torrance Hotel in the near future.
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

In March I celebrated my 65th Birthday at the Torrance Hotel in East Kilbride. I had been at their restaurant a couple of times and was impressed by the food and the staff so decided to book my party here. Great choice! The staff were incredible, everything was well organised and I felt they went the extra mile to make sure it was a special night - including the barman going downstairs to get the ingredients for my French Martini! The buffet was lovely and there was plenty of it. I even got a free drink from the owner when he found out what I was celebrating. My family and friends loved it too. Thank you for making my night so wonderful.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Helen T
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Fawn F, Manager at Torrance Hotel, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review,
We are delighted that you had a fantastic birthday celebration within the hotel,
We look forward to welcoming yourself and your family back to the Torrance Hotel in the near future.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Torrence hotel as a venue is absolutely stunning.
We recentlt attended a wedding held here from start to finsh.
The wedding itself was held in a beautiful room, fantastically lit, music system and decor, I couldnt fault this part.
There was a small, very small actually, holding room/bar where guests were kept before the service, before the meal and after the meal as it was dressed for evening reception.
This room although beautiful was not large enough, and did not have enough seats to accommodate the 100 guests included in their wedding package. The small bar struggled to keep up with the queues of guests and one tiny toilet per sex was a nightmare (yes i do appreciate there was a bar downstairs but at certain times we were told to remain here... Before wedding service etc)
The longest wait of the night came after the meal, where for almost 2 hours the original 100 guests were met by the evening guests as they redressed the room for the reception.
The room was horribly warm, cramped with all these extra guests and no extra chairs were included here, the noise levels of 150+ people meant we couldnt even have a conversation without shouting.
The guests grew more and more restless and a queue formed at the door which led to a barrage of guests bursting in when they had finally opened the doors and running for tables to sit with friends and family.
The food for the meal was lovely, although service was very slow, the top table were finished each course long before my table had been given food (and we were not the last table to be served) more staff would have definitely helped. The buffet ran out very quickly, I was only around the 30th guests to attend it and there was no chicken left and the pakora was almost done. I felt it could have included more options for those intolerant to certain foods... I am intolerant to salad cream and mayonnaise and almost all sandwiches and wraps included this deeming them inedible for myself.
The resident dj was good and played a varying amount of old and new music and handled all requests, the room and led lit dance floor was beautiful.
Thankfully we had a nice day to attend the wedding and the grounds for photos were well used.
I hope the bride had a wonderful day
My friend is looking at venues for her own wedding and I dont think she was won over at the torrence although myself and partner would return again for a meal/overnight stay i think.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank fionax
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Fawn F, Manager at Torrance Hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you had a lovely day at the wedding. We appreciate all of your comments particulary regarding the décor of the hotel and the quality of the food.

With regards to the size of our Village Suite, this suite is the smaller of our two function suites and has been designed to be used for a short period of time i.e. during turn around, photographs etc. At the point of sale the bride and groom is fully aware that there will not be seating for all 'day guests' as this area is offered purely as a private area for their guests. However, more often guests choose to mingle and enjoy some drinks whilst the photographs are being taken and the main room be re-set. At these points during the day, the wedding guests have several other areas within the hotel which they can go to enjoy a their arrival drink whether it be in our beautiful gardens, beer garden or downstairs in the main bar which many guests choose to do to enjoy the lovely weather which was on offer on the particular day in question.

As all of our function suites are fully air conditioned we are surprised to read your comments re the heat within the room as on warm days the a/c is always used to ensure guests comfort.

With regards to the buffet, we can only cater for the numbers as directed by the bride & groom, with regards to the offering again this is the choice made by the bride & groom to which we adhere too. We are sorry to hear that you weren’t able to eat the sandwiches, during the planning process, the question of guests dietary requirements is always raised during the planning stage. Therefore if we are not made aware of any dietary requirements, we are unable to prepare this. However, if this had been mentioned to a staff member on the night, our Chefs would have been more than happy to make some sandwiches without mayonnaise.

Once again we thank you for your comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Nice hotel. Friendly welcome on arrival and staff allowed us to eat prior to checking in as other members of our party had arrived before us and ordered dinner. The food was fine and good service. Our room wasn't the biggest but perfectly adequate. We were in a room with an adjoining door, unfortunately there was little or no soundproofing and consequently could hear our neighbours conversations. A nice touch was the Tunnocks tea cake and caramel log with the complimentary tea/coffee. Breakfast was fine but service was very slow, only one person serving. Overall, a nice place for a short break. If I'm back in East Kilbride I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank K4B
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Fawn F, Manager at Torrance Hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at the Torrance Hotel. We only have one interconnecting room within the hotel which we normally keep for families. However from time to time we have to let these rooms individually due to demand. Re breakfast, all hot breakfast dishes are cooked fresh to order which may result in you having to wait that little longer, we do hope it was worth the wait.

We are glad that you would choose to stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back to the Torrance in the near future.
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glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had our wedding in the Torrance on 28th June 2014 and can only say that the Hotel was fantastic , we booked there platinum package and were not dissapointed with anything, the meal was served promptly and piping hot our guests raved about it all, along with the Hotel staff who were very pleasant and helpfull both wedding coordinaters Fawn and April were amazing and couldnt do enough for myself and my husband ,some of our families and friends stayed overnite and were all very pleased with their rooms which were of a very high standard. The honeymoon suite is fantastic with its own spa complete with a sunken jacuzzi bath ,we would thoroughly recommend the Torrance Hotel for anyone celelabrating a special occasion

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank toosh72
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Fawn F, Manager at Torrance Hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Mr & Mrs Wallace,

Thank you for writing your review,

We are delighted that you both had a fantastic wedding day and it was a pleasure planning it with you both,
We wish you all the best for the future and look forward to welcoming you both back to the Torrance hotel in the future.
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I visited the restaurant with four of my former colleagues. We usually meet every few months and try different restaurants and hotels. We enjoyed the pre-theatre menu. The starters we chose were either melon or soup; main beef stroganoff or risotto; desserts were icecream and cheesecake. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal with clean plates all round. The service was excellent and the staff are to be complemented. As we all live locally, we didn't need to use the hotel facilities.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Maureen B
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Fawn F, Manager at Torrance Hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review,
I am pleased to hear that you had a wonderful evening within the Torrance hotel, I have passed on your comments to all of our restaurant staff.

We look forward to welcoming yourself and former work colleagues back to the hotel in the future,
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Property: Torrance Hotel
Address: 135 Main Street | The Village, East Kilbride G74 4LN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > South Lanarkshire > East Kilbride
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in East Kilbride
#3 Romantic Hotel in East Kilbride
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Torrance Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcoming traditional village hotel in walking distance to Scotland's largest undercover shopping and leisure centre in East Kilbride. East Kilbride has many local attractions including Village Theatre, Golf Courses, Ten Pin Bowling, Ice Skating, Odeon Cinema and is only 7 miles from Glasgow city centre. Built in 1773 by General Stuart of Torrance as a cotton-spinning mill and workers' houses the building in Torrance Square provided a focus for town life. In its many incarnations the popular Torrance Hotel has also housed a school, a shop and a Coaching Inn, but it has always been at the heart of East Kilbride. The building has retained all its original character and charm. We have 20 comfortable bedrooms including the newly refurbished Honeymoon Suite for 2007. Enjoy a meal in our warm and friendly restaurant or lounge bar which caters for a wide range of food from traditional meals to bar snacks. We are a 5 minute walk from the local train station which will take you straight into Glasgow's Central Station which runs every half hour. If more information is required then do not hesitate to ask our friendly receptionist staff. We would like to advise guests that there will be no bar or restaurant facilities for the next 4 months. We are undergoing a major refurbishment to improve the services to the guests in the future. ... more   less 
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