Our Awards

It’s not only our incredible guests who say our beautifully secluded Ayrshire castle is the perfect place to be inspired, recharge and reconnect. There are also many awarding bodies who recognise the unique experience we offer.

The Independent Hotel of the Year Award - CIS 2019

The CIS Excellence Awards recognise, reward and celebrate the exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence in the Scottish hospitality, catering and tourism sectors. This year, they have awarded us with The Independent Hotel of the Year Award.

5 Red star rating

Red star hotels represent the most outstanding examples of hotels in the UK, and we are proud to say that we have been awarded a 5 star rating by the AA for our staff, service, bedrooms, restaurant and presentation.

3 AA Rosette restaurant

Achieving a Rosette is a huge achievement and is determined by a chef’s technique, flavour creation, and ingredient sourcing. Three Rosettes are awarded to restaurants that achieve standards that deserve national recognition and only 10% of AA Rosette awarded restaurants reach this standard or above.

Relais & Châteaux member

Relais & Châteaux selects outstanding properties that offer a truly unique character and experiences that money alone cannot buy. Glenapp Castle is one of just 30 properties across the British Isles that meets the standards required by Relais & Châteaux.

Pride of Britain member

Pride of Britain Hotels is a collection of never more than 50 independent, mostly family-owned hotels in some of the most beautiful locations around the British Isles. Each has its own distinctive style and character, and all are run by people with a passion for great hospitality.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice

TripAdvisors Travellers' Choice award is the highest honour TripAdvisor can bestow and with the Travellers' Choice award being based on millions of reviews from travellers from around the world, this award recognises the very best hotels in terms of quality, destination, customer satisfaction and more.


We are dedicated to making your stay second to none


Explore the many aspects of Glenapp Castle's past over the last 150 years


Relais & Chateaux

Glenapp Castle is a member of an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants across the world


The Gardens

Beautiful, secluded and peaceful gardens designed by the world renowned Gertrude Jekyll