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Durn House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Aberchirder, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Lunch was in a lovely "period-style" restaurant. The menu was different but very nice. No soup and sandwich deals or the like, but in a way that was good, as we chose something completely different. Service was excellent. Only down side is that there is not a lot of parking places.

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Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Lunch with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for one night whilst away on business. We had our dog with us. There is no place for you to eat with your dog and they are not allowed unattended in the bedrooms. We we reluctant to leave our dog in the car after such a long journey so the wonderful duty manager suggested that...

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Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Visiting Durn House for a weekend away was a real treat. The house is charming, your chance to be Lairdess / Laird of the manor. The young team who looked after us were brilliant and really helped to make our stay. Food was great - we dined in both evenings. I would go back to eat there even if I...

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Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Prestwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Last minute booking, defiantly not the last visit!!! Stunning house, beautiful decor, exceptionally comfortable bed and very attentive friendly staff. Great breakfast look forward to full menu. No trouble recommending this place

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Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our stay in this hotel was delightful. We were in Durn suite a fabulous room with four poster bed. The en suite was huge with fireplace and free standing bath and well equiped.The staff were very helpful,polite and friendly. We had dinner and breakfast in restaurant both were excellent and ell priced. The jotel was mot licensed for our stay...

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Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

very impressed with the place - staff were very kind and cared after your every need. we managed to arrive on the wrong date (my fault entirely) - staff took it in their stride and made us very welcome. room (Silk Room) was very spacious as was the bathroom - a bit odd to not have it en suite but...

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Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Another fabulous meal at Durn House, it never disappoints. We went to their Steak Night last Friday and it was delicious, so much for your money and cooked perfectly. Wonderful place to relax and never rushed when eating and even moved to the drawing room to enjoy our wine in front of the fire and told to take our time....

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Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Dinner with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Wow lovely place warm welcome from staff and the open fire sitting next drinking some tea was great. Our room was lovely and comfortable with very large bed. Breakfast exceeded my already high expectations staff

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Hopeman, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Greeted warmly and offered tea by lovely warm log fire before heading to the Culloden room. This was a beautiful, restful space with great views over the countryside. Steak meal in evening was fantastic as was breakfast next morning. Julie and Fiona were friendly and attentive. Would not hesitate to return to this lovely country house with so many gorgeous...

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Scotland
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed every minute. We stayed in a room called Ferguson which had a really spacious bathroom with robes and excellent storage space. The staff at the Durn are particularly helpful and welcoming -something which comes across straight away. This Georgian house is located just outside Portsoy in its own grounds and close to a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Durn House nestles on a quiet country road, by a small stream, and within easy walking distance of the main street and Portsoy's famous 17th-c. Old Harbour. Durn House is an elegant Georgian Mansion House in its own grounds offering luxury accommodation in large rooms with luxury en-suites or private bathrooms at sensible rates. Warm hospitality, excellent service and sumptuous breakfasts await our guests. Steeped in history, Durn House was believed to have been built in the Adams style by Sir James Dunbar of Durn in circ. 1770. The house has retained many of its original features with huge open fires, superb plasterwork, magnificent stone spiral staircase, and very large rooms. Durn House has many important historical links including the Battle of Culloden, as well as being home to the famous Scottish Astronomer James Furguson. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Durn House

Address: Durn House Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Portsoy
Price Range: $154 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Durn House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Do bear in mind that it's an old building with no lift to the second floor!”
eurotraveller010, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Well signposted once you get to Portsoy”
lauriecampbell, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms look good but suite well worth a little extra.”
532kateb, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Most but not all bedrooms are spacious and en suite. The hotel does weddings.”
Reports, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look for out of season break”
corriecoich, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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