Hunting for your passport and then braving a crack-of-dawn body search at check-in does not make for a romantic getaway.
Sometimes the most relaxing short breaks are on the doorstep.
Book in to a warm welcome with today’s Big Deal on a dinner, bed and breakfast stay at the recently relaunched Strathaven Hotel.
Situated on the edge of the historic market town of Strathaven in South Lanarkshire, the hotel was built in the 18th century.
New owners have recently given the premises a thoughtful refurbishment.
The end result is a charming hotel that neatly blends contemporary comforts and design with gorgeous Georgian features.
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to enjoy a one night stay in a double or twin room.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, guests will enjoy a two course dinner from the market menu.
The Strathaven Hotel has 22 ensuite rooms with free WiFi throughout.
The hotel is currently working through a refurbishment of the bedrooms, half of which are completed. The new rooms are designed to offer the ultimate in comfort and modern design. The remaining bedrooms will be completed over the coming months.
The chefs at Strathaven Hotel are proud to work with local producers including St Brides Farm, Strathaven Ales and James Preston Butchers.
All the menus have been carefully created to reflect the Scottish larder surrounding the hotel and all dishes are freshly prepared in house.
The market menu changes on a daily basis. Typical starters might be the peppered mackerel pâté with beetroot sauerkraut or the braised pork cheek with celeriac purée and mustard jus.
Popular main courses include the chicken schnitzel; lemon fish pie and roast vegetables with a curried couscous stir fry.
In its latest incarnation, the Strathaven Hotel has not been open long. However, it is already notching up numerous good reviews. We’ve edited the following for length.
This one is from TripAdvisor:
‘Very comfortable stay. I can’t fault this hotel. From check-in through to breakfast everything was fantastic. The staff are so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. I stayed in one of the refurbished rooms which was warm, comfortable, quiet, exceptionally clean and completed to a very high standard. Breakfast… consisted of a good range of cold and freshly booked hot items. I will have no hesitation in returning to this hotel in the future.’
These are from the hotel’s Facebook page:
‘The receptionist was extremely helpful and pleasant. The room was recently modernised… The food was lovely and served quickly… I would definitely recommend this hotel and I will be back.’
‘Been twice this month, refurbished to a very high standard… Meals were first class, good value, staff very pleasant… Overall very good, looking forwards to trying out more of the menu.’
‘Excellent food and service, and very nice rooms. Definitely recommend this hotel!’
While not valid for Valentine’s Day itself, this offer would make a thoughtful Valentine’s gift.
It is also a great opportunity to see the Strathaven Hotel as it enters an exciting new phase.
The people behind it are some of Scotland’s top hoteliers and they have an enthusiastic team who are keen to show the new venture in its best light.
Let them look after you with today’s Big Deal.