Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel
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Our second rest day today and zero walking miles. We have however travelled several hundred. Last night after finishing in Haltwhistle, we jumped in a taxi and headed for the airport, catching the last flight to Heathrow. Our aim, to surprise Lucy. Both Rob and I have been very conscious that our walk has rather distracted from the fact that Lucy ...
... eventually. It was exceptionally windy, especially when we climbed to the top of the hill. Hadrian's Wall was built by the Romans as a strategical holding for their empire, which encompassed Britannia. You can still see the entrance and the ruins of many buildings, as well as some great views. The gale force winds caused many of our students to rush through the site, but Allison and I took our time to view it all. It's not every day you ...
... it in two.
As a martial art, Shootfighting is very hard to beat. It teaches students to be aggressive in battle and end the fight as quickly as possible. It also teaches students self control and self esteem as well. There are no belt classes with Shootfighting, as it is more or less a self defense system that was originally designed for the streets. It has proven to be very effective over the years, both on the streets ...
... simple as waking up every morning and forcing yourself to write down one positive thought about yourself. Over time, these positive thoughts will start to outweigh the negative thoughts and your brain will start to automatically think in such a way. Bad self esteem is a difficult thing to battle but with one small step each day it is possible.
Building upon your goals and aspirations to become a better person or even to achieve and conquer new things, ...
It's 9.26 and I am on the train to London, the first stop on my adventure of self-discovery, as one friend called it. At approximately 2.51 I will arrive in London and divide the rest of my day between spending some quality time with my aunt and quietly collapsing inside into a small bundle of nerves at the prospect of what lies in store for tomorrow...
If you ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel
We have stayed at Smiths twice, once shortly after it opened and again in August for our wedding, we stayed for two nights and had our wedding meal at the hotel,
Our stay was perfect, the staff were so friendly and helpful, especially Sharron in the spa (Highly Recommended)
We will certainly be back in the future, our favourite hotel anywhere.
We got married at Gretna, having first booked into another hotel and then cancelling after reading poor reviews posted on this website. By chance we stumbled on this gem, Smiths at Gretna. Very stylish, contemporary hotel.
Beautiful hotel - perfect for my sister's wedding reception
My sister had her wedding reception at Smiths yesterday and it was fabulous. A lot of the guests stayed overnight and some of them decided to book for a further night because they loved it so much.
The accommodation was superb and frankly, the staff couldn't do enough for us. The food was excellent and made from really good quality ingredients.
The way they'd decorated the tables was lovely with white cloths and lots of sparkly things and large white fluffy feathers in the wine glasses.
All the wedding reception rooms have patios outside with french doors to them and as it was a sunny day people kept popping outside to sit on the benches.
I would highly recommend this hotel as it's absolutely gorgeous.
Childrens meals fantastic
Nice new hotel. Kids loved it with TV in each bunk !
The food was good, especially the £3.50 childrens meal deal, all good wholesome home made produce down to the banana smoothie. Would stop again if passing through.
Very comfortable indeed. Sparkling new, some really fresh/original design, friendly staff, a good brasserie. Not cheap for the area, but a very, very comfortable stay - recommended.
We stopped at Gretna on our way to Fort William and had no accomodation booked, I had in mind a small B&B and was surprised to find that Gretna offered such a good hotel, we were offered a discount on the room, even without asking and the staff were so friendly we stayed, despite not planning to!
The room was a deluxe double and was suberb, all mod cons and very relaxing. When asked the staff even moved us to the front of the hotel for a better view!
We ate both dinner & breakfast at the hotel and both meals were up to par.
Will definatley stay here again!!!
Smiths is special - new and different
We were invited to pre-view Smiths prior to it's official opening. It is an impressive hotel; the rooms and decor are stylish and very, very comfortable.
An ideal venue for conferences - just off the Motorway - and all the necessary business facilities are available.
Smiths is sure to become a top venue for Weddings, Parties, Receptions and Conferences.
We expect to visit Smiths again and are already recommneding it to friends and business colleagues.
Smart but affordable and comfortable
Smiths at Gretna Green is owned by the Houston family who run the Blacksmiths Shop and many other businesses at Gretna. It shows in the care and attention to detail. The decor is high quality but understated, the rooms each have an open fire and very comfortable beds, our room had a sitting area with a table and easy chairs. The food was excellent and mostly sourced from local suppliers. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic. Convenient access from the motorway (a mile or so)and with excellent conference facilities. A very satisfied wedding party was there at the same time.