The Gleneagles Hotel Auchterarder
Style & personality
Sparkling out of a multi-million-pound refurbishment however in a means that is subtly siphoned to its 1920s railroad resort resort history. It is still Scottish Baronial matches French château (if you dismiss the dull-looking contemporary accession to a single side). But within the fancy-pants bling was mostly replaced with a lovingly researched, light-touch homage to the hotel’s Art Deco origins. Everything which makes Gleneagles so particular stays — but with an additional sense of design.
Service & amenities
Service is exemplary; specialist but not stuffy, while the quality of housekeeping is something of wonder. It is possible to purchase diamonds and cashmere from the miniature Burlington Arcade of stores and there are too many services to record — suffice to say it is very good to know there is a crisis mending and adjustment service (in the event you’ve overindulged) also you are still able to purchase caviar in midnight. The scenic Glendevon Room was returned to guests — a bright lounge where you could have coffee, afternoon tea or simply see a book in peace (if it is possible to take your eyes away from the very best view in the resort).
Or go for the leisure center, with 2 pools, an outdoor spa, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, fitness center and fitness training. Feeling energetic? There are indoor and outdoor tennis courts, in addition to croquet, archery and bicycle hire. Or try a few of those remarkable selection of country pursuits — an increasing fascination, such as off-road riding, an equestrian college, shooting, fly-fishing, gundog training along with the completely fascinating falconry college.
There are 3 pristine and challenging championship golf courses, in addition to a nine-hole Academy class for novices. Professional training is available for players of every skill — from complete beginner to experienced expert. The Dormy Clubhouse has changing rooms, saunas and a store selling everything from putters to polo tops, in addition to the railroad club-car reminiscent Auchterarder 70 Tavern, a railroad club-car reminiscent bar offering craft beer and sharing plates.
Among the finest in Scotland: a sublime harbor of sybaritic delights with an extra health measurement, offering complementary and alternative therapies provided by specialist therapists and professionals. The selection of ESPA offers cover every possible body and face therapy. For absolute blissed-out, all-over health, indulge in a few of those signature treatments. With saunas, steam rooms, hydrotherapy ‘energy’ pool and excellent relaxation regions, you might not ever wish to leave.
Five-star around, with chambers in 3 levels (and 27 suites). An artful mix of classic and modern, using subtle colors drawn from the landscape, emphasized with decorative details (a bowler hat on top of a wardrobe, classic binoculars on a rock mantelpiece) supplying character, moving the appearance firmly away from resort generic toward well-considered boutique. Pretty well every amenity, such as minibar, handsome bedlinen, Asprey toiletries and all of the rest, but similarly satisfying is your focus to subtler details (check out the bespoke ‘Timorous Beasties’ Scottish programmer badge liner paper).
Food & beverage
Do not despair if you can’t find a desk in Andrew Fairlie’s eponymous restaurant; the frothily lilac and cream Strathearn Restaurant includes two well-deserved Rosettes and waiters who split and flambé in your own table. For something less formal, go to your Birnam Brasserie with it is fairly chilly backyard, or even the Century Bar to get a ‘mild’ dinner (Aberdeen Angus Burger with or without foie gras). Come night, come across all Great Gatsby and apparel up for the American Bar; a darkly romantic, stylishly clever spin on a 1920s speakeasy where the cocktails are works of art.
Value for cash
Double rooms from275 in low season; also out of #380 in large. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi. Free parking. Free transfers from Gleneagles station.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Fully accessible rooms available.
Dripping in luxurious, the resort has an additional measure of pleasure for parents and kids. Special menus, also a playroom, a games area for teens and loads of actions — such as a junior off-road riding class in mini-Landrovers or the superbly fun ferret college.
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