Stayed here for a weekend visiting friends in Stranraer. Lovely facade as you drive up to the hotel, and lovely reception and dining room. Check in was friendly and when we got to our rooms pleasantly surprised!
Large, clean and with lovely little sitting area aswell. The bathroom was clean and the shower fantastic!! The bedroom itself was dated but it suited the building and wasn't done tackily. It really was a dated charm to the rooms and the hotel overall.
Breakfast was great. It was an a la carte breakfast - we both had the castle grill with sausage, egg, tattie scone, bacon, black pudding and tomato. There was also a small selection of cereal, fruit and yogurt and the pot of coffee was also fab!
On checking out we were greeted by the much talked about Mr Macmillan, the owner of the chain! The hotel may not be the most modern but the decor, staff, and management all give it that locally run, über customer orientated feel almost like staying in someone's home!
The only bad points were that the hotel unfortunately overlooks the old stena line terminal which is an eye sore for the whole town and not just the hotel. We forgot to put our "please make my room" card on the door and our room didn't get cleaned - not an issue I've ever experienced before but technically our fault. The seagulls are also very vocal each morning but obviously not something the hotel can do anything about!
Lovely weekend stay overall.
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- Also Known As:
- North West Castle Hotel Stranraer, Scotland