Lovely Scottish Getaway
16/01/2017 Adele D, Glasgow, United Kingdom
We arrived over an hour before check in as we had planned to go ice skating but were using map on the phone which had run out of charge. On arrival at hotel explained we were not there to check in but... more
We arrived over an hour before check in as we had planned to go ice skating but were using map on the phone which had run out of charge. On arrival at hotel explained we were not there to check in but could we charge the phone so we could find our way to the ice rink. This wasnt a problem, I used the rest room and on return was told we could check in to our room as it was ready, bonus. The chap on the desk kindly led us to our room and we were pleased with what we saw although there was no view and the window was clouded over for this reason but it wasnt a problem. The room was spacious, had tea, coffee and hot chocolate hidden away, I was pleased to see sweetener provided as many hotels dont provide. There was an iron and a hair-dryer along with extra blankets in the wardrobe but the room was toasting hot so no need for these. A nice sized bathroom with a bath which we requested and many products for use as well as heated towel rails.
We then headed to the ice rink and the helpful man on reception offered to give us walking directions but we went by car instead.
On return we had our cream tea in the lounge area, this was a couple of scones with jam and cream and a pot of coffee, would have liked some butter but im sure this would not have been a problem if I had asked as all the staff were so helpful. We were also given a glass of prosecco as this was included in our deal. The scones were very tasty and we took our coffee out to the gazebo just outside the hotel.
We later returned to the lounge area for some beers and the log fire was on the go, th only thing I would say about the lounge is there is not much ambience, the lights are very bright and there is no music so you can hear everyone's conversations.
We went back to relax in our room for a while and watched the large tv with many channels and again returned to the lounge to enjoy some wine. We again took the wine outside to the gazebo and were joined by a few people who were attending a dinner to celebrate Lockerbie ice Rink being 50 years old, it was nice to have a chat and learn some more about the area.
We had a comfortable sleep, breakfast was tasty and filling, you could choose, fruit, cereals, juice etc and also have a friend breakfast which we both had.
We had a nice time and the staff here were very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to visiting again. less
wrighty147, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the near future.