Fodor's Expert Review Cally Palace

Off A75, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2DL, Scotland

Many of the public rooms in this Georgian hotel, built in 1763 as a private mansion, retain their original grandeur, with elaborate plaster ceilings and marble fireplaces. The newer Forest Wing is set in the grounds and is more modern; some balcony rooms have views across the golf course. The bedrooms are individually decorated and filled with nice touches like plush robes and complimentary bottles of sherry. Surrounding the house are 150 acres of parkland, with gardens, a loch, and a golf course. In the restaurant, local ingredients star in such dishes as seared medallions of venison. The staff are friendly and prepared to spoil you. Guests also have access to a fitness suite and swimming pool.

PROS

  • beautiful views from balconies
  • impressive setting
  • piano music at dinner

CONS

  • decor is bland and rather old-fashioned
  • some beds are past their prime
  • slightly isolated from other sites

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01557-814341

HOTEL DETAILS

56 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Feb., Breakfast

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