I have stayed at a few 5-star establishments but none in my home country. I got the opportunity to try their 'Taste of Summer' package which included a night in an Estate Room, Meal at the Strathearn restaurant, breakfast and full use of the facilities.
Part of me was expecting a Scottish approximation of 5-star service but it couldn't have been further from the truth. Gleneagles really is world-class.
The room was beautiful. Based around traditional scottish themes but modern, clean and stylish. We had a great view from a bay window, over the tennis courts with the mountains in the background. Staff were friendly and respectful without being too deferential (or condescending - a common complaint in high-end establlshments).
l used the gym which was well-equipped and very clean.
The meal at the Strathearn was a real highlight. Again it had a formal edge but with that friendly Scottish earthy realism. Waiting staff were knowledgeable and flexible, helping fix a specific cocktail that wasn't on their menu. Food used the very best of Scottish produce and I can highly recommend the venison (and pigeon!). There was no sense of urgency and really was a quality dining experience. Breakfast was equally good with a wide range of food on offer.
Gleneagles is expensive and it really has to be. Scotland needs more places like this, where five star is more than just a badge.
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- Also Known As:
- Gleneagles Hotel Auchterarder
- Gleneagles Resort Auchterarder
- Gleneagles Hotel Scotland/Auchterarder