• Find your break:

  • Great for:
  • 46x44-icon-walking Walking
  • 46x44-icon-gardens Gardens
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  • 46x44-icon-activities Activities

Hotel Overview

At a glance


  • A Partner Hotel
  • Panoramic views and great entertainment from a carefully selected partner hotel
  • 118 bedrooms
  • Superior Room upgrades available
  • Beautiful terrace gardens
  • Excellent live entertainment
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 10am
  • Hotel parking

The Glenburn Hotel is located in an idyllic setting and offers guests stunning panoramic views of its elegant surroundings. This impressive Victorian building dates back to 1892 and stands above its own terraced gardens, overlooking Rothesay Bay with views to the Cowal Peninsula.

The hotel has benefited from a programme of refurbishment carried out in 2016 and 2017, which is apparent from the high-quality furnishings and stylish décor. Hosting 118 bedrooms with a choice of Standard or Superior, guests can choose from simple and stylish or luxurious and indulgent, with plenty of thoughtful details that help the Glenburn to stand apart from its competitors.

Close to the hotel, you’ll find plenty to see and do, despite the island measuring in at just 15 miles by four. The town offers a variety of shops, an attractive harbour and fascinating medieval castle ruins, all of which can be reached with just a short walk along Bute’s promenade. Bute has outdoor activities aplenty and our staff can advise on walking, cycling, bowling, fishing and golf nearby (with a 50% discount for residents on green fees at Rothesay Golf Club).

The hotel itself is perfect for a peaceful retreat and guests can do as little or as much as they please. Relax with a drink at the bar, enjoy your favourite tipple on the terrace or tuck into a delicious meal at Glenburn’s restaurant, where the hotel’s friendly and attentive staff are always on hand to serve. After dinner, make your way to the hotel’s stunning ballroom for an evening of entertainment with exceptional tribute acts, such as Tina Turner, Nat King Cole, Elton John and Shirley Bassey, or simply put your feet up with a good book in the Glenburn’s own small library. Whether you’re looking for an adventure or an escape, this delightful accommodation guarantees you a wonderful break.


Great offers available at this hotel

Room Types

The Glenburn Hotel features 118 bedrooms, including the chance to upgrade to a Superior Room for an even more comfortable stay on the beautiful island of Bute



Standard Room


Superior Room

Location & Useful Information


Glenburn Hotel

Mount Stuart Road


PA20 9JP


01700 502 500

The Glenburn Hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £6.00 per day. There is usually some on street parking available and there is also a public car park nearby, charges apply

Local Attractions

Despite its relatively small size, Bute has more than its fair share of attractions

Rothesay Castle

A magnificent ruin that has been partially restored, Rothesay Castle has enjoyed a long and close connection to the Stewart dynasty. It dates back to the early 13th century, when it was built by the Stewart family as part of their defences from invading Norwegian fleets. The ruin’s huge circular curtain wall, much of which is still standing, is unique in Scotland

Mount Stuart House

Mount Stuart House is a stunning neo-gothic mansion and one of the most technologically advanced houses of its era. This impressive building is set amongst 300 acres of grounds which incorporate woodland, designed gardens and coastline. Call in on Bute Kitchen during your visit for tasty wares that are homemade from scratch using local fresh produce and Scottish ingredients. Fresh sandwiches, salads and hearty soups provide the perfect lunchtime food with delicious cakes, scones and hot ‘Bute bakes’ to round off your meal

Bute Museum

Bute museum explores the historical and natural heritage of the Island, from Mesolithic and Neolithic times up until the end of the 20th century. The museum’s website gives full details of the museum’s opening times and special events, which include occasional music evenings. 

Ardencraig Gardens

A stunning, colourful destination that is open from May through to September, with delights and displays to watch out for all year round. 

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