Places to stay UK – Magnificent MacDonald Crutherland
24 Seven lifestyle had the pleasure of visiting the MacDonald Crutherland Hotel on the south of Glasgow, one of Scotland’s major cities. Situated in 37 acres of unspoiled countryside, the MacDonald Crutherland Hotel is the perfect place to hold a wedding, relax and unwind at the Vital Spa facilities they have to offer or hold an adventure packed team building event.
Macdonald Crutherland House was originally built in 1705 as a manor for Lady Dowager of Torrance Castle, and now offers an exciting mix of stylish contemporary accommodation within a historic setting not to mention the wide range of facilities they have to offer, from wedding venues to conference rooms, spa retreat to team building events look no further this amazing hotel can cater for you whatever your need. With Glasgow nearby, business, shopping and nightlife is easily accessible too!
Let’s start with the accommodation…
The MacDonald Crutherland Hotel has a wide range of rooms to offer, from luxurious executive rooms, honeymoon suites to classic family rooms.
Large comfy beds with luxury ensuites come as standard in all 70+ rooms within the hotel, not to mention all rooms are fully equipped with free wifi, large desk, sofa or armchair, ironing and tea and coffee making facilities and satellite TV. Upgrade to feature executive rooms for extra luxuries like fine wine, fresh fruit, DVD player and luxury toiletries.
24 Seven Lifestyle had the pleasure of staying in the Ash room, one of the hotels feature executive rooms and was greeted with fresh fruit and bottled water upon arrival. With fluffy bath robes and slippers to use throughout our stay, an extra large comfy bed and spacious living area, this felt like a home away from home, we can’t recommend this hotel enough. The elegant bathroom suite complete with complimentary luxury toiletries made this the perfect place to relax after a long day travelling.
Next the Dining…
Hung with a collection of paintings from the old manor, The Restaurant is a refined setting in which to savour the finest Scottish cuisine. All food is prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients. With a wide array of options from a choice of 2 menus, food lovers will not be disappointed. The 2AA rosette restaurant is open daily for breakfast and evenings for candlelit meals to both guests of the hotel and non residents.
After your indulgent meal you can relax in the cocktail bar or numerous country house style lounge areas the hotel has to offer or even out on the sun terrace should you be lucky enough to witness the extremely rare UK sun.
This hotel also offers a superb selection of afternoon tea choices from cream tea with fluffy scones and Jam to Moutard Champagne and finger sandwiches or even create your own! Whilst visiting 24 Seven had the pleasure of attending the hotels award winning restaurant, not only witnessing first hand the exceptional attention to detail staff, providing a fantastically high level of service to all guests, we also got to savour the sophisticated flavours of two very well thought out menus. With a choice of breads to nibble whilst you wait for your delightful starter you will not go hungry here. If staying on a dinner, bed and breakfast package the hotel provides a choice of 3-courses from the Table D’hote menu or an allowance of £28.50 for those who wish to eat from the A la carte menu. Both menu’s are put together perfectly with each course complementing the next and finishing on a fabulously fashionable deconstructed dessert you are sure to leave with a smile on your face.
Finally the facilities…
With spa packages available from as little as £75.00 in the onsite vital health and well being club, the MacDonald Crutherland hotel makes the perfect place to relax and unwind, with onsite healthy spa cafe there is no need to rush off, just sit back and relax with the hotels helpful, friendly staff there to accommodate your every need. With expert spa therapists at hand to offer personalised treatments, why would you want to be anywhere else?
Tone-up in the fully equipped techno gym, take part in one of the varied range of exercise classes they have to offer or have a fun filled family splash in the heated 18-metre indoor pool with poolside loungers with
views of the beautiful surrounding woodland or soak in the heat of the sauna, with friendly helpful staff at hand whenever you need them this hotel has it all. 24 Seven had the pleasure of experiencing all these facilities which come fully inclusive with all room bookings or if health and fitness is your thing, all MacDonald hotels offer health club memberships to use at any MacDonald Hotel in the country, with packages to suit every lifestyle.
If adventure is more your thing, the MacDonald Crutherland also offers fun filled team building exercises from Archery to messy quad biking through the vast woodland surrounding the hotel, what better way to relieve the stresses of the office?
The MacDonald Crutherland hotel is overall a fantastic place to visit, the staff and management are a credit to this ever welcoming establishment.
So if you ever feel the urge to enjoy the enigmatic Scottish countryside this is the place to visit. With a wide range of spa facilities and function/conference rooms available to meet everyone’s needs you will not
be disappointed. The highly trained staff are a credit to this hotel, with a smile on their face and a helpful hand, nothing is too much to ask.
Check out the hotel website for full details of what this fantastic retreat has to offer…