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“Doonhamer delight” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huntingdon House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 52 Dumfries B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Doonhamer delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012


Great hotel. Stayed for one night just wish it had been longer.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank adejefan
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Brill, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

I was totally amazed at the standard of cleanliness. Superb host . A definite the return trip in future.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Laraine C
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Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

We stayed here for just one night on our way up to Edinburgh, taking the scenic route using A and B roads . . . as this is a trip we do often, normally using the M6 and M74, we never see the beautiful scenery in this part of the country.

Huntingdon House is an imposing building at the top of a sloping driveway, it does not have a good outlook thanks to commercial development but it is well located just a few minutes walk from the town centre and very close to the station.

We were warmly greeted by the owner Lynne who showed us to our room (5), which was a reasonable size with a very good sized bathroom - BIG shower! The bed was huge and very comfortable, one slight negative - the pillows were a little limp for my liking but, if you read my other reviews, you'll see this is something I always moan about so may be it's just me! We slept well, the hotel was quiet - no banging doors or corridor parties here! The whole hotel was absolutely spotless.

We were advised by Lynne to walk into town for dinner, which we did, but it was a little late and by the time we found somewhere we liked the kitchen had just closed . . at 9pm! We eventually found an Indian restaurant which was fine (I have reviewed this separately). A Thursday evening in Dumfries isn't a 'not to be missed' experience - dare I say desert?!

When we returned to the hotel Terry, the other half of the owner partnership, was in the bar doing what a good host does. We passed a very pleasant half an hour or so having a drink with Terry and another guest, who also knew the area well. We were given lots of helpful advice on what to see in the area and also the best route to use to continue our overland trek to Edinburgh.

In the morning the breakfast was excellent and well presented. You choose your breakfast items from a list, and the time you want it serving, the night before which ensures it is freshly cooked.

We left having thoroughly enjoyed our stay and following another chat with Lynne who was preparing to paint fences!! A hotelier's work is never done they say . . . !!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank poppybabe
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Subic, Philippines
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156 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We hadn't booked anywhere in advance and just drove past this place as we entered Dumfries. We drove around Dumfries to look at options for accommodation but found ourselves coming back to the very first place we saw. Only 5 mins walk into town

Looked at 2 options for rooms, one was 65 and the other was 75 GBP / Night / 2 people. We took the 75 room which was very nice, clean and very spacious, it even had 2 bathrooms. The breakfast was very well done and organised.

The lady of the hotel was probably the most helpful hotelier I have come across (except maybe 1 guy in Cambodia). She was very polite, friendly and spent time to advise us on which places would be best for us to visit in the short time we had here.

Often you find that these old houses that are converted into hotels just don't work very well, usually because of a lack of planning and low budget. This is not the case with this hotel, it has been converted well and the decor is well fitting.

Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Dumfries based on location, cost, cleanliness, comfort and friendliness.

Room Tip: Room 2 is very nice, overlooking car park
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank S35owl
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Stayed on a Saturday night in room 6 with bay window looking over the front of the hotel. Nice clean fresh room - a little small - but more than adequate for a short stay. Good breakfast freshly cooked to order.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gordonburns1
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

We stayed here for a few days over valentines week. Having to check in at 4pm is a bit of a pain but we arrived just after 3.15pm and we were welcomed with opened arms by Terry. After a brief chat and settling the bill, we went up to our room. The room was very nice, big big bed, large bathroom with a nice shower in there. Very clean and tidy, plenty of towels and tv mounted up on the wall. We were asked to fill in a card for breakfast and leave it on the reception desk, which is a geat idea. I had booked a meal at a local restaurant , Bruno's , which is about a 10 min walk from the hotel , well worth it. After the meal we headed back to the hotel and spent about an hour and half chatting the Terry in the hotel bar, Breakfast was very nice, and once again we were served by Terry, who was chatty and helpful. After a day out touring the local area and visiting the Red Kite feeding station, we came back to the hotel and met Lynne, she was friendly and informative and suggested a local pub for a nice meal for our final night there, and even offered to drive us there. Once again after having the meal we headed back to the hotel and headed for the bar, where Terry was once again obliging to sit with us and have a chat. Overall , a nice comfy, friendly and relaxed hotel, Well worth a visit and we shall be heading there again sometime soon.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Fazertony
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

We travelled from Motherwell for an overnight. We had read previous reviews and were looking forward to our stay. We were not disappointed. The reviews tell it all. Great personal service. Terry booked us in and showed us to our room. Great touch. We loved our room. (room 5) the Wi-Fi was very easy to use. The personal touches in the room are great. The bed was enormous, to the fact that I couldn't reach the hubby to heat my cold feet. Lynne was very helpful with reccomending a nice restaurant. We loved it. The local map was very helpful. Ordering breakfast the night before was a great idea. Breakfast was fantastic. Loved the porridge. We will definitely stay here again. It is lovely and has high level of cleanliness. Parking is great. We would highly reccomend this hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank faigy69
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Additional Information about Huntingdon House Hotel

Property: Huntingdon House Hotel
Address: 18 St Mary's Street, Dumfries DG1 1LZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Dumfries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Huntingdon House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1863 by Jean Aitkin Carlyle (Thomas Carlyle`s sister), this large sandstone house offers the ideal location to discover the delights of south west Scotland. A friendly and courteous service awaits you, making it the ideal place to visit Scotland. The house has been completely refurbished and benefits from double glazing, central heating, free Wi-Fi and a large car park. The entire hotel is strictly non-smoking. ... more   less 
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