Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club

English St., Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG1 2DF, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $109.00

Travel Blogs from Dumfries

Sausage Rolls in Paradise

A travel blog entry by jsafnuk


... on to our picnic spot. This place was an old dynamite mine and had stunning views over the water, just amazing. We had our sausage rolls in paradise. Next we visited the kilt rocks which is rumoured to have been made by a giant hanging his kilt there too long and it made impressions in the stone. If you listened close there you could hear the fairie horns calling. Our final tour adventure of the day was a bus ride up the mountain (very small, very ...

A Pit-Stop on Our Way South

A travel blog entry by jaclyn.brian


... and so we didn't hesitate to consume as much as we could. At one point, I looked to a television to find honest to goodness NFL on—although my attention was immediately diverted to the skyline behind the stadium. I looked on in disbelief, then looked down at the team's name in the end zone and yes, it was Bank of America Stadium and that WAS the Charlotte skyline. It was strange that, after so long ...

Allergies Getting You Down? Try These Tips!

A travel blog entry by toothsomealcove

... the-counter, so find one that works for you.

Before you make plans to spend a day outdoors, visit the AAAAI National Allergy Bureau's website and enter your zip code to find up-to-date information on daily mold and pollen counts. This is also a very useful resource for choosing a destination for your next vacation. It's difficult to enjoy yourself when you're battling allergies.

If you are one of the millions who suffer from allergies, ...

The quality resorts of the Western Alps

A travel blog entry by andersonl2013


... people take to skiing quicker than others. It is a matter of perseverance in some cases but you should be on the beginner slopes by the end of the week doing some simple manoeuvres. Next time around you are likely to be a little rusty when you first arrive so just remember, perseverance.

Everyone perhaps needs a little refresher before being ready to resume at the level achieved on ...

Day 25: Berlin-Manchester-Carlisle-Dumfries

A travel blog entry by samanthaanne


... fruit, fruit juice, a coffee, and biscuits. Ideal! I paid much more for Ryanair flying out and got diddly-squat! The stewardesses were also very friendly. I fell asleep for a bit, and woke up as we seemed to be descending. It was obvious that we were running about 10 minutes behind schedule, but I thought I would be okay as the train station is joined onto the airport anyway. How wrong I was.
As the aeroplane began to land, we got very close to the ground, i.e. close enough ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on English St., Dumfries, is near Robert Burns House and Ellisland Farm.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Dumfries

    Very average


    stayed 3 nights on business.

    Extremely Poor Value & Tatty Rooms


    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!

    Interesting experience


    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.

    Not a 3 star


    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.

    I should have checkerd Tripadvisor


    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

    Our Opinion


    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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Dumfries

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent