Just returned from a 3 night stay, travelled on a 4 day coach hol from Preston (National - also part of Shearings and Bay Hotels). Hotel is in an impressive location, with excellent views across Rothesay Bay to Loch Striven.
Parts of the Hotel are in need of a little / lot of refurb. Stayed in Room 321 on the 3rd floor, and inside situated room overlooking the back of the hotel.Room was fine, no major problems, although the shower was tempermental. Mind you from past experience this is par for the course with Bay Hotel properties.
Food - Well you pay so much and you get so much - Breakfast excellent - no hassles, set menu. Dinner - a curate's egg , 2 out of three were not too bad. The third a definite reminder of school dinners. Still given the overall cost, I cannot complain.
Also included were 4 drinks vouchers per person for use on the Saturday night, certainly these vouchers more than made up for the poor Sunday Dinner.
Entertainment - Overall it was entertainment. More 2 to 3 star than 5, the Elvis tribute was poor, Neill Diamond pretty good, and the Female Singer / Comedian on the Sunday not too bad at all.
I would also add the Rothesay is certainly not the centre of the universe,apart from a number of traditional Scottish Pubs (sawdust in the floor types) and a couple of resturants, there is not a lot to do. So the entertainment on offer was the only action available.
Would I return, yes but probably May or October.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exuding an air of grandeur and charm, this impressive Victorian sandstone Hotel was built in 1892. Set in an outstanding position above its own terraced gardens, the Glenburn enjoys a superb panorama across the waters of Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Peninsula. Step inside the hotel and you'll be greeted by spacious well-proportioned rooms which offer a level of comfort which should immediately put you at ease. With a wealth of outdoor pursuits on the isle, from fishing to bowling and from golf to walking, it's up to you how you choose to relax at the Glenburn... socialise in the bar, escape to the quiet lounge, indulge in a game of snooker or just enjoy the evening entertainment. The town's shops, harbour, medieval castle ruins and sporting facilities are just a pleasant walk away along the palm fringed promenade. The hotel contains some guest parking which is located at the front and side of the building. The Hotel is about to embark on a major renovation on bedrooms and ground floor lounges due for completion by February 2017. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenburn Hotel Rothesay
- The Glenburn Hotel Ltd Rothesay, Isle Of Bute