I had booked the hotel through Groupon as the offer was very good value for money. When making the booking the man on reception was polite if a little frustrated-sounding.
The room was bright and clean with tea/coffee-making facilities which we love (sad but true!) Also the wee toiletries were a nice touch (which we also love!). Previous reviews have described the rooms as dated. Although the decor is far from modern I don't consider that to be an important factor. Our room had many positives such as a good-sized TV, lovely clean bathroom with the option of shower or bath and extra pillows if desired. My only complaint is the hardness of the bed; wasn't very comfortable to sleep on.
A 3 course meal and glass of wine were included in the deal; as mentioned very good value. Choice of 3 options for each course; I chose lentil soup, vegetable lasagne and chocolate fudge cake which were all very good. The lasagne was particularly good with a creamy cheese sauce; delicious! Partner opted for the chicken Balmoral which also got a thumbs-up. If I was to be nit-picky the dessert would have benefited from some cream or ice-cream along with it but it was lovely and moist. Dining room staff were friendly and attentive with the exception of 1 young girl who was rather frosty, no idea why but spoiled the service slightly.
Abington is very quiet so you don't need to worry about traffic noise, etc. If you're looking for things to do, Biggar is about a 20 minute drive away and is a picturesque town with lots of wee knick-knack shops and eateries to wander round.
All in all my partner and I enjoyed our stay and would recommend Abington Hotel, particularly if you get the Groupon deal or similar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located less than a mile to the M74 at Junction 13 South of Glasgow. The hotel is accredited 3 stars by Visit Scotland. FREE WI-FI access, spacious and comfortable ensuite rooms with hospitality tray for tea and coffee, remote control televisions, hair dryers, direct dial telephone and free parking.Wake up to a full cooked Scottish breakfast included in our value for money discounted internet rates. A perfect location for leisure breaks such as walking,fishing and golf, for an intimate Scottish Wedding or for a business meeting as the motorway location of the Hotel lends itself to be the ideal half way driving distance from the main cities. Easily found, this friendly family run hotel is within a short drive of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Stirling, the Trossachs, Ayrshire and the Scottish Highlands. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abington Hotel Scotland