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Glenburn Hotel, Rothesay

Hotel Summary

  • Set in an outstanding position
  • Enjoys a superb panorama across the waters of Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Peninsula
  • A wealth of outdoor pursuits on the isle, from fishing to bowling or golf to walking
  • Indulge in a game of snooker or just enjoy the evening entertainment.
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5 out of 5 stars ( from 21 customers )

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About Glenburn Hotel

Set in an outstanding position above its own terraced gardens, the Glenburn enjoys a superb panorama across the waters of Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Peninsula. The town's shops, harbour, medieval castle ruins and sporting facilities are just a pleasant walk away along the palm fringed promenade. Step inside the hotel and you'll be greeted by spacious well-proportioned rooms which offer a level of comfort which should immediately put you at ease. With a wealth of outdoor pursuits on the isle, from fishing to bowling and from golf to walking, it's up to you how you choose to relax at the Glenburn... socialise in the bar, escape to the quiet lounge, indulge in a game of snooker or just enjoy the evening entertainment.

This hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. There is usually some on street parking available and there is also a public car park nearby, charges apply.

Glenburn Hotel
Mount Stuart Road
Isle of Bute
PA20 9JP

: 01700 502500

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Room Type Details

Bay Glenburn Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay Glenburn Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Spacious rooms
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Glenburn Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Glenburn Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom. 

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Shaving point

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Rothesay:

Places To Visit

  • Bute Museum
  • Mount Stuart House
  • Sea Loch Cruises
  • Rothesay Castle
  • Ardencraig Gardens

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Kathy Downer


12 August 2014

Glenburn Hotel - Wonderful Base

We had a 3 night, half board, self-drive break 1st August 2014. I think I speak for all four of us when I say we had a lovely time. Our rooms were clean & comfortable. The food was second to none. A lovely selection at each meal. Staff were all friendly & helpful. The waiting staff all worked so hard. Our waiter, Archie was so busy yet cheerful. My friend & I were so surprised that our single rooms had a sea view. We all looked forward to it since booking at New Year & it didn't disappoint

Mrs Julie Robinson


3 July 2014

Fantastic 5 day break

This is our (Me and my young Daughter!) second visit to the beautiful Isle of Bute, Rothesay is relaxing, scenic and with plenty to see and do makes for a great holiday. The Glenburn fantastic accommodating, staff especially re my special dietary needs, always a smile and attentive cannot fault it so much were going again in August, one of our personal favourite Shearings holiday destinations, good tours to local attractions, friendly helpful drivers, so looking forward to our next 5 day break.

Susan Monk


7 April 2014

Laughting for 5 whole days

We had a ball it was the 2nd time there and it was just fab staff are great Gary is a star works so hard but gave a great show every night sometimes during the day too. Coming back in October 6th can’t wait. Thanks Glenburn your hotel is fab. X

Ann and Susan


6 October 2013

First but not the last visit

My friend and I have just returned from the Glenburn and had a fantastic holiday. Had a lovely sea-facing room, good food, friendly staff and fabulous cabaret with wonderful Gary/Elvis as host. Six of us are returning in November for 5 days and will be coming again next July/August to go on the paddle steamer. Must also mention our very knowledgeable driver Dave who lives on the island and hopefully we will get him again.

Norman Rodger


26 August 2013

A worthwhile visit

Came back to The Glenburn again to find that it still gives good value for money. The food is very good and varied served by a very helpful staff. The cabarets are very entertaining. The only drawback is if there are a lot of coaches in when things can get very busy!! We will be back again as it is one of our favourite places to come to.

Ang Glen


1 April 2013

First ever coach holiday

Hotel needs some money to maintain as the building is beautiful and in dire need of makeover. Plenty of choice for dinner, good value! Breakfast was not .Small portions. Entertainment?! Well were a couple in our 30's and the entertainment certainly was aimed at the more mature guest which was a shame as we would of stayed in the hotel. The games room? Ripped snooker table no darts! Maybe replace with giant screen and a Wi-Fi for younger guests?!? Room adequate, kept clean. Helpful staff thanks 4 fan!

David and Pauline


2 March 2013


A last minute booking and it proved to be an excellent decision. Downpoint. Transfer times. Can be horrendous depending on traffic. Cut down on this by bringing your own car. Parking at Normanton is I believe £4 a day. Reasonable Standard rooms are a little dated but very clean. Sea Views. Stunning. Staff. Extremely friendly and helpful. Service. Very good. Food. Really very good value Entertainment. Adequate. Value. Marvellous. See full review on Trip Advisor. But otherwise. GREAT BREAK. Mark 8/10.

Clare and Dan


21 February 2013

Glenburn Hotel - Isle of Bute

Young couple in early 20s. This was a surprise trip for my partner - a big fan of Shearings. Booked Superior Room with sea view and wasn't disappointed, stunning room, huge bathroom. Good variety of food but felt was not to 4 star standard ie. instant mash was served. We also thought the portions could be bigger and breakfast was early which meant no lie in on free days. Staff were pleasant, especially coach driver Roy. Enjoyed our stay and would come again but feel these points should be raised

Mrs Iris Ward

West Midlands

28 December 2012

Very enjoyable Christmas

GLENBURN HOTEL ISLE OF BUTE Just returned from five day Christmas break Roy our coach driver was clean smart and informative could be abrasive at times Food was excellent and our waitress Dominica was very efficient. Impressive hotel but could do with lot of improvements e.g. room 208 shower head not secure so basic manual shower also shortage of shelving for toiletries. This can be overlooked when taking the scenic view from the window well worth sea view extra. Recommend next Christmas to all.

Helen and Betty

Barrow in Furness

2 December 2012

Great hotel and holiday

We have just come back from 5 day break had a good driver Stuart clean tidy hotel very roomy waitress Gabriella excellent plenty choice on menu but trifle could be a bit bigger and ten out of ten for bead an butter pudding I would recommend this holiday good all round and value for money and the scenery is fantastic and to top it all you meet lots of new friends.

Michael and Joyce Mc Veigh

Egremont, Cumbria

25 November 2012

Glenburn Hotel, Isle of Bute.

Great Value on our second visit to the Glenburn with the Super new Ballroom having great entertainment every night other guests creating good company, We believe the food was the Best we have had in any of the other Shearing visits we have had not that we had any complaints with others but £ for £ the food was lovely served very quickly and well by superb staff as was service of staff in every section of this most pleasant Hotel, Dave our driver great pro playing his part providing great holiday

Jim + Isobel Barr

Bellshill - Lanarkshire

22 September 2012

Beautiful hotel-Glenburn---Beautiful holiday resort-Rothesay.

We have just returned from a 3-night superb stay at the Shearings Glenburn hotel-Rothesay. The hotel compliments the island (of Bute)-overlooking the bay. The promenade gardens are beautifully well kept. The hotel is awe inspiring, as you stand on the promenade and look across and up. First impression- a building of beauty, quality and character. --Cleanliness comes to mind-the foyer, rooms, lounges, ballroom etc. constantly being "looked after" by the staff. Dining room + food A1-thank you all.

Thomas Hurney


4 September 2012

Good Hotel

The Glenburn is one of the best hotels I have stayed in room 117 was very large clean also food was great plenty to eat quick service and pleasant staff very helpful. There is so much to see and do on Bute and so much history there. I was very surprised with the variety of entertainment, and the gift shearing’s gave to everyone won't say what as be a surprise when you go. I would look forward to going back there again and can recommend Bute a must place to visit.


St Albans

13 May 2012

Glenburn Hotel

Have just returned from a Shearings holiday to the Glenburn Hotel. What a lovely place! Although I would say my room (223) needed a lick of paint it was always clean and tidy. The dining room needed a bit of a spring clean but the food was excellent and the staff always quick and efficient. Every member of staff was friendly and helpful. I shall definitely visit again in the future.



11 March 2012

Glenburn Hotel

We have just returned from our second self drive holiday to the Glenburn Hotel and wish to say what a transformation in the newly refurbished ballroom. It is very well laid out and the entertainment on both nights was excellent. The staff were efficient and friendly and the food was very good. The hotel is in a great location and Bute is a lovely island. I travelled with my partner and two friends. We will be back. Called in at the Tarbet Hotel on the way home and had an excellent lunch.



21 February 2012

Excellent value and experience

We stayed at the Glenburn Hotel last week on the HB inclusive package and were very impressed. The staff did an excellent job of looking after large numbers of guests at once. The staff were always helpful and willing which helped make our stay very pleasant, nothing was too much trouble, Our room 108 was clean and tidy. The meals were very good and there was a reasonable choice. I would certainly consider doing something like it again, a good stay thank you.

Brenda Sanderson

Brighouse, West Yorkshire

22 December 2011

Great Holiday good value for money

Really enjoyable holiday, the hotel is by the sea in a beautiful setting. The rooms are spacious and have everything you need. The food was good and served quickly we did not have a long wait for any of the courses. The new ballroom is well laid out, I suppose it would have been better if it catered for more people who wanted to watch the shows. The bar staff were quick and efficient, only a wait at the opening of free drinks time and at 10.20 ish, but only because of last free drink time. Fabulous.

Mrs Wiseman

Widnes, Cheshire

27 October 2011

Brilliant hotel fabulous time

My husband and I have just returned from a 5 day holiday, staying in the Glenburn Hotel it is our second, break with Sherings. And all I can say is they are brilliant, good value for money. You can’t fault the care they take of you, from the moment you step on your coach to the end of your holiday. I would recommend them to anyone. The Glenburn was a beautiful. Old majestic hotel, Very clean and comfortable, Food and Entertainment was very Good Scenery Stunning we definitely would go again thank you.

Mr D Wilkinson

Bradford, Yorkshire

18 July 2011

Glenburn Hotel

My wife and I travelled to the Glenburn hotel with Shearings, the journey was made more pleasant by the information given out by the driver, Alan, a resident of Bute. The hotel was very clean , and the meals were well presented ,the service by the waitress Moneque was excellent . we were in room 114 which was fine apart from it needed the attention from a paint brush , and new bathroom curtains, but was kept clean everyday by the staff, the only fault we found was the reception, a bit slow

Mr & Mrs Moseley


18 July 2011


Recently returned from a great 5 day break travelling with Shearings to the Isle of Bute firstly, full marks to our driver Alan who was very informative and knowledgeable. The Glenburn is a beautiful, spacious and very clean hotel, the staff were helpful and polite and our waiter at meal time was also very accommodating, there was a good choice of menu something for everybody, food was well prepared and presented. The newly refurbished ballroom was opened for the first time during our stay WHOW!!!



1 May 2011

What a Lovely Place

The Glenburn is a Shearings Hotel and caters mostly for their clients. My room was 109 with a full sea view, this was stunning and spotlessly clean with piping hot water. The room was cleaned every day. We also had room 242 which has a large bathroom and side sea view, also spotlessly clean. With 3 coaches in, the service in the dining room was first class. Many thanks Christof and all the kitchen and waiting staff. The food was great and everyone was friendly. Our coach driver Alan was also great, very knowledgeable about the Island of Bute and all the countless other places we visited. I can only recommend our holiday and look forward to our next Shearings holiday.

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