This hotel remains a world class resort and a must to visit on any trip to Scotland. Golf, food and leisure facilities are all exceptional. We played golf and even in October the course was immaculate. We ate in 4 different restaurants and all were fantastic. The breakfasts were wonderful, both in the main restaurant and in Sun room extension.
Set in the shadow of Ochil Hills across 850 acres of land, Gleneagles enjoys history, awe-inspiring landscapes, and culture. It is home to three world-renowned championship golf courses and was named as the European Golf Resort of the Year for 2019. This country estate also offers a variety of activities such as shooting, horse riding, falconry, cycling, and many more country pursuits. Inside, things get better with ornaments that nods at the effervescence and glamour of the roaring twenties roots of the retreat, such as those wall coverings of herringbone in the corridors and antique Persian patterns, and rooms with heavy drapes, along with whimsical features such as vintage binoculars on the mantelpiece. ‘The Club’ indoors, boasts state-of-the-art fitness facilities such as spa, swimming pools, gym, steam room, offering world-class health and wellbeing treatments. From bars and cafes to fine dining, Gleneagles offers the best culinary experience, including the iconic Andrew Fairlie, a restaurant boasting two Michelin stars.
Programmes at Gleneagles
This 850-acre property is set in the breath-taking landscapes, exemplifying the rugged natural beauty of Scotland. It is less than an hour's drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and borders the Gleneagles railway station.
Restaurant Andre Fairlie
Set within the backdrop of rolling Perthshire Hills, Andrew Fairlie is the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin Stars. Providing an environment of assuredness, where attention to detail and thoughtful service are regarded as highly as the creative cooking, you are sure to have a great evening. Ingredients are sourced from the restaurant’s own ‘Secret Garden’. Sampling the signature dish of Home Smoked Scottish Lobster is a must!
Comprising silver service, fine dining and walnut gueridon trolleys, Strathearn Restaurant represents Scotland’s rich heritage, beauty, and history. Savour the infamous Scottish Salmon with savoury cream and red onion. It not only offers vegetarian food but also has a gluten-free menu.
The Birnam Brasserie
For Mediterranean food aficionados, the Birnam presents much loved gastronomical classics. This casual dining restaurant offers Italian and French cuisine, from Risotto Milanesem Venison Rigatoni and Spaghetti Vongole, to Salad Niçoise, Moules Mariniére, and Steak Tartare.
The relaxed and calming atmosphere of The Dormy makes it famous amongst families and golfers. The kindling fire and views of the King’s and Queen’s Golf Courses creates a soothing atmosphere. Grilled classics, stone-baked pizzas, and Indian tandoori delights provide something for all tastes. With views of pristine green hills, The Dormy provides a relaxed and comforting setting ideal for golfers and families alike.
Afternoon Tea in the Glendevon
Afternoon Tea has been served at Gleneagles since 1924. The décor and the music from the 1920s take you back in time. Sample the seasonal selection of cakes, pastries, sandwiches as you marvel the stunning glamorous surroundings of the Ochil Hills. They have also created a special Gluten-Free and Vegetarian menu, ensuring all the dietary requirements are catered for.
The Garden Cafe
If you are in the mood for a little sweet treat, you should go to The Garden Café. It offers a range of mouth-watering delights, including lemon drizzle cake, lip-smacking meringues, carrot cake, scones stacked 10ft high, stunning rainbow cake, and more. Bistro-style settings, comfy sofas, and views of the lawn make The Garden Café the perfect place to enjoy sweet delicacies.
The American Bar
The American Bar welcomes guests into the 1920s inspired lounge offering a range of drinks, including vintage champagnes, signature drinks, canapes, cocktails, and more.
The Century Bar
This bar houses Scotland’s collection of rare and old whiskies and has been serving for almost 100 years. With beautifully restored original panelling, vintage furnishing, chesterfield sofas, you’ll hear whispers of the region’s rich history in The Century Bar.
This impressive bar is located within The Dormy Clubhouse, with fabulous views across the golf course, it features local gins, craft beers, and a fine snack menu. Try dishes of Scottish and British fare at Auchterarder 70, including goujons, fish, calamari, tapas, and more.
The Blue Bar
Open by invitation only, with a wide range of Cuban cigar and whiskies, The Blue bar features a Scandinavian-style log fire and heated leather sofas. The Blue Bar specialises in one thing – Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky – the perfect nightcap after a long day of exhilarating activities!
Facilities & Services
- Fitness Classes
Scotland, famed for it’s landscapes and whisky, does not disappoint when it comes to an abundance of distilleries with picturesque scenery. Gleneagles is within an hour and a half drive of two timeless distilleries: Dalwhinnie and Glenturret; the second of which is the birthplace of Famous Grouse Whisky and holds the covetous title of Scotland’s oldest distillery. If history is more of a passion than whisky, Stirling Castle, Blair Atholl Estate and Scone Palace are also all within an hour’s drive of Gleneagles.
Gleneagles has 233 rooms that include luxury bedrooms, suites, and family rooms. With views of the Gleneagles estate, they are perfectly designed to offer a mix of glamour and homeliness. Luxury fittings, sumptuous fabrics, freestanding bathtubs, and beautiful period details celebrate the luxury of Scottish history at its best. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer, pillow menu, luxury bath products, air-con, Wi-Fi, and TV with free movies.
Large Manor Room
Estate Room, Main House
Estate Room, Braid House
One Bedroom Whisky Suite
Two Bedroom Whisky Suite
Royal Lochnagar Suite
- Off-Road Driving
Home to the ESPA Spa, Gleneagles offers holistic therapies and state-of-the-art facilities designed to leave you feeling re-energised, renewed, and rejuvenated. With heated swimming pools, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and a wide range of spa treatments, it is a perfect place to start work on your well-being.
- Fitness/spa locker rooms
- 20 x Treatment rooms
- Spa cafe
- Steam room
- Hot spring bath
- Hot tub/jacuzzi
Gleneagles focuses on nature’s healing powers while learning from Western and Shinto practices. It uses a holistic approach to bring together different cultures making your stay relaxing. The primary goal is to rediscover inner peace through a range of spa and wellness treatments.
- Treatment rooms
- Sports activities
- 3 x Rooms wheelchair accessible
- Pull cords in bathroom
- Grab rails in bathroom and around hotel
- Guide dog friendly
- Large print menus
- Golf carts
- First Aid
RichardVisited October 2020