Glenisle Hotel

Small Hotel

Shore Road, Lamlash, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8LY

    Officially acknowledged as the Best Small Hotel in Scotland at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2014, the Glenisle is an ancient island inn which has been lovingly refurbished. This is Arran at its best.

    This charming, ancient island inn is now an award-winning boutique hotel. Nestled in the charming village of Lamlash the hotel boasts one of the most beautiful locations on the Isle of Arran; looking across Lamlash Bay toward the Holy Isle which rises 1,000 feet out of the sea. The Glenisle was honoured at the 2012 Scottish Hotel Awards, scooping up a the Island Hotel of the Year award as well as winning a Gold Medal for Hospitality for the second year running. 

    No one knows when the hotel was built but it is probably one of the oldest hotels on the island and most likely dates from the middle of the eighteenth century. The entire hotel was refurbished in 2008 and guests now comment on the freshness of the rooms and the sense of relaxation and charm. 

    The inspiration for the interior redesign has been Arran itself. The colours reflect the heather of the hills, the grey of driftwood and the shifting colours of the sea. In this characterful, old building every bedroom has been individually designed; each has a different colour scheme, some have gabled windows, some look over our walled garden and some look directly across the sea to the Holy Isle. 

    The Glenisle Restaurant is a favourite of locals and visitors alike because of its excellent food and friendly, relaxed ambiance. The menu changes with the seasons and the chefs delight in producing mouth-watering dishes from the produce of the region as it becomes available. 

    Once you have experienced Arran from the comfort of the Glenisle Hotel you might find yourself, like so many others, coming back year after year for a regular break which both relaxes and revitalises.

    3 Small Hotel
    Regional Winner Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Cosy Double Room - ensuite
    £108.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Premier Suite
    £168.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Standard Double Room - ensuite
    £116.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Standard Single Room - ensuite
    £75.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Standard Twin Room - ensuite
    £116.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Superior Double Room - ensuite, direct sea view
    £147.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Superior Twin Room - ensuite, direct sea view
    £147.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Hotel Breaks
    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Private Bathroom
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Kosher Meals
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Organic Food
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Room Service Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Road Directions

    From Glasgow take the M8 towards Greenock/Kilmarnock/M77. At junction 28a exit onto the A737 then follow signs to the ferry terminal at Ardrossan. The ferry to Brodick Pier takes approximately 55 minutes. From Brodick, follow the A841 south for about 4 miles to Lamlash.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Brodick Tourist Information Centre go south for 4 miles. Buses and taxis are available from the nearby ferry terminal. By car, follow the A841 south.

    Getting there by railway:- From Glasgow Central Railway Station, take the boat train from Glasgow to the ferry terminal at Ardrossan Harbour. The ferry to Brodick Pier takes approximately 55 minutes. Bus/taxi to Lamlash - 4 miles. Bus meets all ferries.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport - rail link to Paisley and to ferry terminal in Ardrossan (40 mins). From Prestwick Airport - Rail link to ferry terminal in Ardrossan (30 mins). Ferry to Brodick in Arran (55 mins). Bus/taxi to Lamlash - 4 miles. Bus meets all ferries.

    Getting there by ferry:- Ferry crossing from Ardrossan to Brodick. The crossing takes approximately 55 minutes. Bus/taxi to Lamlash - 4 miles. Bus meets all ferries.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Services for guests with hearing impairments :
      • emergency call system with flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)
      • emergency call system with vibrating pads (if fire alarm is activated)
    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Services for guests with visual impairments :
      • contrast markings on glass doors and full-height windows
    • Personnel who have contact with guests have had disability awareness training
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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