Shore Road, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, KA27 8LY
Telephone: 01770 600559
Visit Scotland 3 Stars
|This may well be the most beautiful location on Arran|
|This charming, ancient island inn is now an award-winning boutique hotel. |
Nestled in the charming village of Lamlash the hotel boasts one of the most beautiful locations on the Isle of Arran; looking across Lamlash Bay toward the Holy Isle which rises 1,000 feet out of the sea.
The Glenisle was honoured at the 2011 Scottish Hotel Awards, scooping up a Gold Medal for hospitality as well as the prestigious Rising Star Small Hotel award.
Completely refurbished, each bedroom has been individually designed to reflect the many moods and colours of the island itself. Most of the 13 rooms have direct or indirect sea views and all are en-suite. There is a choice of double (most with super king-size beds), twin and single rooms plus a luxury suite.
The Glenisle Restaurant is a favourite of locals and visitors alike because of its excellent food and friendly, relaxed ambiance. The menu changes with the seasons and the chefs delight in producing mouth-watering dishes from the produce of the region as it becomes available.
The Glenisle Terrace has spectacular views over Lamlash Bay to the Holy Isle. Enjoy lunch, morning coffee or afternoon tea and cakes (including cream tea with scones and locally made jam) while enjoying the view.
The Snug is a popular place for relaxing with coffee, tea, or drinks either during the afternoon or after a restaurant dinner. The area features exposed, sandstone walls and a large, original fireplace which was used for domestic cooking when this part of the hotel was actually the local police station.
The Library Lounge has comfortable arm chairs to curl up in, a selection of books and games should you so desire and windows which look over the sea towards the Holy Isle. It's the perfect place to meet friends and unwind.
The Walled Garden
To the side of the hotel is a large, historic, walled garden which provides an oasis of calm around the hotel. Many of the bedrooms as well as the restaurant have views of the garden with its colourful flowering shrubs, expanse of lawn and towering palm trees.
|Known as Scotland in miniature due to its mountainous north and lowland south the Isle of Arran lies in the Firth of Clyde, enabling it to combine a feeling of remoteness with easy accessibility to central Scotland. Arran offers much for visitors, ranging from some of the best mountaineering and hill-walking to be found in Scotland, other sporting activities such as fishing or golf on its 7 golf courses, specialist interests such as ornithology and geology or for the less energetic simply exploring one of Scotland's most beautiful and unspoilt islands. Brodick Castle and its gardens in the hands of the National Trust for Scotland is a must for all visitors, as is the distillery at Lochranza with its Visitors' Centre which offers tours and the chance to sample the unique Arran Malt.|
For more information visit www.glenislehotel.com