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“You dont want to leave, its so great”
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8 reviews
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Kellas House
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Main Entrance to Kellas House. Kellas Lodge is located next to the entrance and can also be rented.
Living Room
one of the 9 bedrooms at Kellas House
One of the unique heating radiators at one of the bathrooms
View from one of the bedrooms
Front side entrance to Kellas House
Views from Kellas House into garden
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9 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 17
Elgin, Moray, Scotland

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David C
Bedlington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“You dont want to leave, its so great”
Reviewed April 5, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Our second stay at Kellas, and we immediately felt at home, the house and welcome are second to none. The Chef and server produced fantastic food, which all our party could not fault. The rooms are spacious as you would expect from a grand house, and the gardens complement the setting. The regular visits from the Roe deer sauntering across the lawns made it really majical. The entire party were sad to leave, and only hope to return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Apr 2018
Dear Dave & Judith,
Thanks you so much for your kind feedback. We are very glad to hear you had a great stay and hope to welcome you back soon. Maybe in the Lodge or again at the house. You know where to find us. Take care Roy & Vivienne
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Danny S
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing experience”
Reviewed September 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

I took a group of 8 friends for my 40th birthday to Kellas House for a whisky tour of Speyside. Viv was an amazing host, and the property was simply spectacular. I couldn't imagine a better home base for our trip -- the estate, the rooms, the activities... it was all amazing. I hope to have the opportunity to be back, and I highly recommend this property to anyone considering a visit to the area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Sep 2017
Thank you Danny for your very kind words. It was great to have you all over to stay. I think it is fair to say I have never met people do passionate about Whisky. Thank you for choosing Kellas House as your home for 4 days. Hope to welcome you back one day....
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B4344ORcm
Amsterdam
2 reviews
“Feeling like a 'sir'”
Reviewed February 15, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

If you want to enjoy the feeling of Scotland, including all perks going as nobility, this is the place to visit!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Feb 2017
Thank you Chris, we are already looking out to your visit end of the year.
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1 review
“Fantastic special occasion weekend break.”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I organised to book Kellas House to celebrate my 60th birthday with my family. We were a party of 14 consisting of 8 adults and 6 children aged between 9 months to 12 years old. The owner of the property was very welcoming and the house was well equipped for our needs, very clean, comfortable and had ample dining and seating areas. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. The owner of the property very kindly offered to organise catering for us which we booked for dinner one evening. This was provided by Kathy and Kaye who prepared and cooked an absolutely delicious meal, which they served then washed and cleaned up afterwards. I feel very fortunate to have been able to stay in this wonderful house and hope to be able to do so again at some time in the future. I and the rest of my family highly recommend Kellas House as a truly special and wonderful place to stay .

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Liked best: The feeling of staying in such a truly special, beautiful peaceful place.
Liked least: Not a thing. We loved every minute of our stay.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Aug 2016
Dear Hazel, Many thanks for your very kind review. I am glad you had a very good stay and home to welcome you again one day. Kind regards from all of us at Kellas
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David C
Bedlington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Feels like home”
Reviewed May 27, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A group of our family and dear friends had the pleasure of renting Kellas House for a week, whilst we attended our Son's wedding. The welcome we received from Vivienne was warm and inviting, and could not have been bettered. Whilst the house is large, it is welcoming and feels like a family home. Every need is provided for, and the grounds are amazing. Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were, and that there was a copious supply of hot water. Our stay made all of our group feel it was a special holiday.

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Liked best: You felt at home immediately
Liked least: Having to leave
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 May 2016
Thank you Dave. We hope to welcome you soon again in Lodge or the House. You know where to find us.
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LindsayCo...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous Property, Jovial Hosts and Highly Recommended”
Reviewed March 31, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

A group of us went to Kellas House for a relaxing weekend celebration of a friend's 40th - boy were we happy with what we got.

Kellas House is gorgeous with period features and modern amenities surrounded by land that you can walk about and discover.

Vivienne was lovely, relaxed, helpful and full of interesting facts about the house and area.

I'd fully recommend this place for special occasions to get a group together were you can drink and reminisce around the pleasure of an open fire. We are all planning a return trip we loved it so much!

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Marieke S
1 review
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“A real Schottish treasure”
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Kellas Estate is a hidden treasure! We stayed here with the whole family for a week. During our stay Vivienne and Roy took very good care of us. Not often have I experienced such cordial hospitality. We enjoyed all the beauty that Scotland has to offer. Golf, fly fishing, Nature, Clay pigeon shooting, culture and the gastronomy. I would definitely recommend this to people who are planning a trip to Northern Schotland.

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Liked best: The Hospitality and location
Liked least: I would recommend a better WiFi connection.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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