BBC Amazing Hotels to shine spotlight on Scots gem again as Glenapp Castle episode set for rerun

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby presenters Monica Galetti and Rob Rinder outside Glenapp Castle
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby presenters Monica Galetti and Rob Rinder outside Glenapp Castle -Credit:BBC Two

A five-star luxury retreat along the Ayrshire coast is set to make a return appearance to the small screen. Glanapp Castle, which first featured in last year's 'Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby' series, will have its episode aired again on BBC2 at 8pm this Thursday, May 9.

Glanapp was the only UK hotel to feature in last year’s popular series, and reported a surge in bookings off the back of its appearance. International guest numbers have soared, with 65 per cent of bookings coming from overseas last year. The Glenapp team say hitting the BBC screens again this week will bring more "global recognition" to their quiet corner of Scotland.

Jill Chalmers, Managing Director of Glenapp Castle, said: “We’re very excited to see Glenapp Castle return to our screens on Thursday and are thrilled that the BBC has chosen to rerun this episode - the team had such fun and enjoyment hosting the BBC team during the filming.

"We have seen continuous momentum in bookings and interest following the initial airing last year; we are pacing well ahead in terms of bookings for our special Hebridean Sea Safari experience, and as the programme highlighted our magnificent penthouse suite, this has also seen an increase of bookings, not to mention a number of exclusive use bookings and celebratory events. We’re confident that this is largely due to our appearance on the episode. Of course, it’s also a joy to see our team’s hard work shown again in the rerun and to re-live such a fun project that we so enjoyed working on with the fabulous BBC team.”

The rerun will offer viewers another chance to follow celebrities, Monica Galetti and Rob Rinder, as they experience the castle’s historic interiors, explore the hotel’s impressive 110 acres of manicured lawns, local woodland and private estate, and embark on a magical boating adventure on The Hebridean Sea Safari.

The unique experience sees guests begin a seaborn adventure through the Scottish Hebrides on the Glenapp Castle RIB boat to the remote island of Jura, that is also home to an Atlantic seal colony. Here, guests can find Glenapp Castle’s glamping site where they are met by the hotel’s chef and concierge team who will cook food in the wilds before retreating to their African safari inspired tents.

The show also gives viewers an exclusive tour of the hotel’s impressive penthouse suite, The Endeavour - the largest suite in the whole of Scotland. The luxurious nature of the penthouse is conveyed as Rob looks out to the stunning and romantic views of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. Monica and Rob also take part in various activities and experiences from Glenapp Castle’s 70+ activities and experiences programme, such as flower arranging and an address to the haggis.

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