Fodor's Expert Review Eisenhower Hotel

Culzean Castle, A719, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE, Scotland

It would be hard to imagine a more spectacular location for an overnight stay than the upper floors of Culzean Castle, which looks out toward Arran and the Atlantic Ocean. Known originally as the National Guest Flat, it was given to General Dwight D. Eisenhower by the Scottish people in recognition of his role in World War II. Its six luxurious rooms, heavily furnished with a great deal of antique furniture, are now part of a hotel run by the National Trust for Scotland; the most luxurious suite was where Eisenhower himself stayed during his rare visits. Prices vary substantially depending on the room, and the restaurant has a prix-fixe menu.

PROS

  • beautiful setting
  • luxurious lodging
  • a strong sense of history

CONS

  • A little remote
  • rather formal
  • not for minimalists

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01655-884455 | 0844-493–2149

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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