Since announcing the 15th of July as its reopening date last month, enquiries have doubled with 15% more bookings this June compared to last year.

Results will be different from property to property and from region to region but this is a clear indication that consumers are eager to travel.


The hotel has also seen a 50% increase in enquiries for weddings and exclusive use of the hotel for large family gatherings. The majority of the hotel’s enquiries are from the UK staycation market. To ensure confidence, the hotel has created a ‘Stay Safe’ policy and a few of the measures involved in this carefully thought out policy include hygiene packs being available in all bedrooms (sanitizer, masks, temperature strips, sanitizing wipes) and staff having their temperature taken upon arrival on every shift.


A rise in interest for groups is great news for the hotel, since Glenapp Castle is gearing up for an exciting few months ahead with the launch of their brand new penthouse suite, The Endeavour, opening in September 2020. Through the conversion of the castle’s entire top floor, The Endeavour provides 4,500 sq ft of luxurious accommodation. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, the option of private dining and full butler service, this is the ideal accommodation for large groups or families. 


Glenapp Castle prides itself on being a destination hotel. In addition to its stunning location, the castle, with its extensive grounds, is renowned for offering an abundance of 65+ indoor and outdoor activities. From perfume making, wilderness living, archery, clay pigeon shooting, stargazing, foraging, bee keeping, tank driving, mountain biking and even interactive falconry displays, there truly is something for everyone.


Another key factor is the hotel’s bespoke Hebridean Sea Safari, a unique and popular four-night adventure enjoyed by many of Glenapp Castle’s guests. Exploring the Scottish isles in true style aboard the Glenapp Castle boat, there is the chance to spot incredible wildlife including basking sharks, dolphins and minke whales, but also explore the remote islands of Jura, Islay, Eilean Mor MacCormick and Gigha. The Sea Safari team is one step ahead of the voyage, arriving in advance of the travelling team to pitch luxury glamping tepee tents. A private chef joins the team on board to cook up sumptuous feasts along the way. Whilst sipping on a local dram, late evenings are spent looking out over the spectacular scenery and calming waters, before retreating to the luxury glamping tent in the wild. 


To top this all off, Glenapp Castle has passed the new UK-wide industry standard developed by the four National Tourist Boards of the UK (Tourism Northern Ireland, VisitEngland, VisitWales and VisitScotland) and are now approved with the  ‘We’re Good To Go’ Accreditation.  


We wish the team at Glenapp Castle all the best with the reopening. 


Glenapp Castle


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