Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club
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... those good times for cyclists as the diversions mean the cars go different ways and the road is quieter.
We managed to get in most of the route but decided that we'd have to leave castle Douglas out as it was getting a bit late and it would add another 10km to the trip which ended up being about 85km anyway. Though as we had a tail wind coming home it's one of those we'd have been okay if we'd done it (though you don't know that ...
The first thing I noticed was the intense smell of urine...guess it was a rest area after all! I put down my pack to make sure I would be able to actually get to the loch, and I could. The path was very steep (what else!!) and grizzly. I went down without my pack, then literally drug it down after me (sorry Scarlet, mud washes out!). It was pretty covered by trees and there was a big rock I could sit on and change my clothes, which is precisely what I did. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Dumfries
I booked on the internet and my Mother-in-Law also wished to stay with us, so I told my wife to phone the hotel reservations line the following day and ask for a "linked" booking. The receptionist was quite rude and told her to revert back to the internet as that was the whole point - we did all the work, not them!
Having read the reviews on Tripadvisor after the booking was made we went with some trepidation. Our room was adequate, the meal was very good and the service in the dining room could not be faulted. There was the added bonus of a ceilidh for residents which was good fun. On retiring to our room at midnight,however, we found that there was another ceilidh going on in the function suite below and that there was a loud noise from a generator or extractor fan which we could hear in between the dances! We went out for a walk (clear starry night!) and came back as Auld Lang Syne was playing. But alas, no rest for us: the generator/fan noise was still there. At 1.40 am the porter arrived to escort us to another room - four poster bed, fancy bath, but freezing. He left us with an electric fire to take the chill off the air! So a poor night's sleep marred an otherwise enjoyable stay. No reduction in price offered for our inconvenience, which was disappointing.
This hotel is fine
Despite the comments above we found the Hotel to be good in many ways. Some issues in obtaining promised items on time from reception and one disappointing meal. However rooms were good, other meals excellent, staff helpful and drinks reasonably priced (for a hotel!!)
The hotel has been in the same family ownership for over 20years and over this time we have invested added over 60 ensuite bedrooms,extensive conference facilities and a new leisure club.This would not have been possible without being able to attract an increasing number of guests or by becoming complacent.
I stayed in this hotel for one night and requested a smoking room prior to arrival. On arrival, smoking room had not been arranged, but the hotel did find one for me. However, I was most disappointed with the standard of room which was squeezed into a corner of the hotel. Furniture was dated, bedding was washed out and room was tiny. I tried to call another room where my in-laws were in, but even although you could hear the phone ringing it didn't in their room - they had also been trying to call my room but it just wasn't happening. I went to their room which was a no smoking room and what a difference - a clear discrimination against smokers. There was a disco on in the hotel that night and when I got back to my room about 9pm it was jumping with the noise from the disco below - there was no way anyone would have slept through that! I requested to be moved and got moved into the 'no-smoking' quarters, but that was ok as all I wanted to do was sleep. However, with all the noise of doors slamming shut, shouting, screaming of revellers, not much sleep was to be had. All in all, not what I was expecting.
We never stay anywhere without checking Tripadvisor - but this trip to visit family was arranged quickly - We would have stayed in a tent in preference to the Carndale.
Absolute rubbish avoid at all costs
booked a room for overnight stay requested a smoking room when arrived all things requested not given room we were given was badly needing cleaned and updated staff very unhelpful would not touch this hotel with a bargepole, left early and booked in elsewhere no refund offered
Overnight stay only. Staff helpful and friendly. Sawney Beans restaurant was average. Room clean but could do with an update.
Bedroom refurbishment ongoing.
For best rooms request 'Burnock' or Park House Executive rooms and suites
Avoid this place
We unfortunately booked this Hotel for a one night stay. A BIG mistake .The rooms were musty and not clean. Even when moved to what they termed a Superior room wasn't much better,Uggh.
Do not go there.
Ongoing work over Winter months has seen upgrading work to Leisure facilities and refurbishment of bedrooms.
Recent appointments also included Head House keeper, Head Chef and Restaurant Manager who are all striving to make improvements throughout the hotel