Bed and breakfast, and dinner
THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND
at Culzean Castle
A chance to stay in a clifftop Scottish Castle about 50 miles south of Glasgow.
The Eisenhower Hotel is a small, country house-style hotel, located on the top floor of the Castle, enjoying superb panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde towards the Isle of Arran. Comprising 6 bedrooms, a circular Drawing Room and elegant Dining Room, the Eisenhower is one of the most exclusive places to stay anywhere in Scotland.
Guests can choose to stay in one bedroom and enjoy the country house ambience with other guests who may be staying - or alternatively, why not take exclusive use for a family gathering, anniversary celebration, wedding or birthday party?
The Eisenhower is also ideal for entertaining VIP guests in style, for a small board meeting or business negotiations in the complete privacy and comfort of this very unique retreat.
Robert Adam's staircase
The Oval Staircase at Culzean displays Robert Adam at his innovative best. So logical is his design for this oval, colonnaded staircase with light pouring in from above that it would seem that the entire house was built to accommodate it.
In truth, the building of the Oval Staircase was the final stage of the Adam re design of Culzean.
All of the rooms within the Eisenhower are arranged around the top floor gallery, looking down into the Oval Staircase. As one steps from the lift lobby onto the gallery, the full impact of this imperial stairway is realised.
The Eisenhower Balcony
As the Eisenhower is completely self-contained from the remainder of the Castle, guests reach the top floor gallery by way of the original elevator, which was installed during the 1920's for the benefit of the 3rd Marquis.
The Eisenhower Balcony is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies - up to a maximum of 18 guests may attend.
Weddings can be hosted in this setting in conjunction with an accommodation booking.
The Eisenhower Suite is named in honour of General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. This was where Eisenhower stayed when visitng Culzean, staying here four times and once as President of the United States. He refered to Culzean as his Scottish White house.
The Eisenhower Suite features a 6ft superking double bed (can also be split into twin beds if requested) in a large bedroom, with a comfortable seating area.
The adjacent dressing room can accommodate extra beds if required, making this an ideal room for families. En-suite facilities.
The view from the bedroom and dressing room windows is of the Fountain Court Garden, Viaduct and Ruined Arch.
The en-suite bathroom offers splendid views over the Carriage Ring, Clocktower Courtyard and views of Culzean Bay.
The Eisenhower, Tariff: Double Occupancy: £375.00. Single Occupancy : £250.00
Perfect for a romantic getaway.
Ailsa takes its name from the title "Marquis of Ailsa" which was bestowed upon the 12th Earl by King William IV. The name Ailsa is derived from Ailsa Craig, a volcanic island located in the Firth of Clyde, which can be seen from the Dining Room windows.
The Ailsa Suite features an original Kennedy family four poster bed, in a large bedroom with comfortable seating and a spacious en-suite. bathroom. The view from the large, bright windows in both the bedroom and en-suite bathroom is of the Carriage Ring, Clock tower Courtyard and views over Culzean Bay.
The Gault is named after General Sir James (Jimmy) Gault, Eisenhower's Chief of Staff during the Battle of Europe.
Gault features a wide superking double bed (can also be split into twin beds if requested), in a comfortably sized bedroom, with en-suite bathroom.
Its position on the cliff-edge side of the Castle offers outstanding panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde towards Isle Arran.
The Adam is named after the renowned Scottish architect Robert Adam, who was responsible for the re-design of Culzean Castle from a modest tower house into a neoclassical mansion.
Located at the top of a short, steep flight of stairs, the Adam Suite features a super-king double bed (which can also be split to twin single beds if required) and an en-suite bathroom.
The circular original oeil de boeuf window offers views over the Fountain Court Garden, Viaduct and Ruined Arch.
The Cairncross is named after Hugh Cairncross, the Clerk of Works employed by Robert Adam during the late 18th Century re-design of the Castle.
Located at the top of a short, flight of stairs, the Cairncross Suite features a wide king-size bed, in a comfortably sized bedroom, with an en-suite shower room.
The circular original oeil de boeuf windows in both the bedroom and en-suite offer views of the Fountain Court Garden, Viaduct and Ruined Arch.
The Kennedy Room
Kennedy is named after the family of the Marquis of Ailsa. The Culzean Kennedys are one of Scotland's oldest families and trace their ancestry to Robert the Bruce.
The Kennedy features a 6ft wide superking double bed (can be split into twin beds if requested). Kennedy has its own seprate, private bathroom just across the corridor with sea views over to Arran. Bathrobes are provided.
A large, bright window offers views of the Carriage Ring, Clocktower Courtyard and view of Culzean Bay
The elegant, circular Drawing Room boasts breathtaking and panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde towards the Isle of Arran - and on a clear day you might even catch a glimpse of the coast of Northern Ireland.
All Eisenhower guests share the use of this delightful room, with its abundance of comfortable seating, grouped around two opposing fireplaces.
Cream Tea consisting of handmade Scones and fresh Cream, is served here at 3.30pm.
The Drawing Room is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies - up to a maximum of 18 guests may attend .Wedding celebrations can be hosted in this setting in conjunction with an accommodation booking.
The Dining Room
With stunning views over the Fountain Court Garden and the Firth of Clyde towards Ailsa Craig, relax over a delicious meal, freshly prepared by our resident Chef.
For an exclusive-use booking, or a family gathering, the large formal dining table can seat up to 16 guests in comfort. Otherwise,guests dine at their own individual tables.
A three course dinner, followed by coffee served in the drawing room, is available at a cost of £55.00 per guest, per night. A full wine list is also available.
Breakfast is served from 8 am until 10 am. Special diets catered for with advance notice.
The cost, per room per night, includes Cream Tea (served at 3.30pm) and full Scottish breakfast and VAT. We do not charge a deposit as confirmation of your booking but do require credit card details as guarantee. In the event of a cancellation with less than 7 days notice the full accommodation cost will be charged to your card. However, please ask for our Booking Conditions for full details on cancellation charges. We accept either Mastercard or Visa.
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Ayrshire, KA19 8LE
Tel: 0844 493 2149
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Photographs © National Trust for Scotland and John Boyd-Brent.