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Balbirnie House

4.0 of 5 Balbirnie Park, Markinch KY7 6NE, Scotland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been back a few times and keep forgetting to take Nicholas up on his offer of a Vespa Martini! And due there again next week. Recently enjoyed a very nice business dinner in a beautiful private room. Food was of the usual good quality usually enjoyed in the Orangery; in fact my Flank Steak was perfect. My room was absolutely... More

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Inverness, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our daughter's wedding at Balbirnie and have to say that from first contact culminating in the day itself it was a wonderful experience we will always remember. I first looked at Balbirnie as it seemed to encompass everything on my daughter's wish list of her "dream wedding" - and she wasn't disappointed! Kirsty and Meghan were great to... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just wanted to say thank you so much to yourself and the team for making our wedding day run so smoothly. The dinner the night before in the West Room set things off so nicely, and from then on it was just fantastic. One of the main reasons we wanted to have our wedding at Balbirnie was because we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Balbirnie on our wedding night and my husband stayed the night before too. We were delighted with the service we received! Everything from the restaurant to kind words from a waitress working at our wedding, everything was just perfect!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Balbirnie for two nights to attend a wedding on the Sunday. We checked in on Sat pm and given our room keys, this being room 301. Well, on entering we were shocked to say the least, this was not what we expected from a hotel of this rating. This was not a room but more like a prison... More

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Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Valerie, the first room checked into, it literally the last to go in the house. It isn't classified as 'Standard', it is sold as such, at a very reduced rate. Our terms and conditions are always crystal clear, and if within a group allocation, that is also the case. Our Triplex apartment is usually £300 per night, sleeping 6... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a Sunday wedding at this establishment when you come up the drive you have the WOW Factor the hotel looks absolutely stunning in the autumn sunshine . As the wedding was at two in the afternoon and rooms only available from 14.00 we had to pay a £30 early check in supplement which on top of £130 bed... More

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Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Colin, delighted to see that the wedding was excellent. With circa 165 large weddings taking place at Balbirnie this year, it is lovely to see such an accumulating history. We are an old house, 1777. Dear Readers, we have a constant program of rolling repairs, renewals, refurbishments. Last 2 years, some 65 areas done, and so - it continues,... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended a family wedding here and stayed for 1 night. The hotel has a variety of large public rooms to enjoy. The bedrooms are spacious and the food at the wedding was excellent. As always with hotels like these it can appear a bit tired in places but this shouldn't really put you off having the experience of staying... More

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Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Martin, and many thanks for your comments. Confused about 'Boutique' hotel. We do not sell Balbirnie as a 'Boutique' hotel. Underlined as well, buffet breakfast is completely comprehensive, Full Scottish Breakfast. All best wishes More

Bangor, Co Down
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from staying one night at Balbirnie while attending my previous employer's 60th anniversary dinner for long serving staff. The hotel exudes old world class with excellent staff and good quality food. This hotel would make a great centre for exploring the Kingdom of Fife for a few days. It is a 25 minute drive to St Andrews. There... More

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Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Bill, and many thanks for your comments, delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay. Noted the comment about the bathroom panel, and wallpaper. Last 2 years we have refurbished 65 areas within Balbirnie, the program never stops. Anyone wishing to Follow, please head on over to Facebook. Many thanks More

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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel so we could watch the practice days and first day of the Ryder Cup. We booked a double room but were delighted to find we were allocated an enormous suite. The furnishing were first class and the bathroom perfect (except there was no plug in sink and the bath plug didn't fit) - lots of space... More

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Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Ann, and many thanks for your kind comments. I wish you had mentioned re WiFi, our entire premises is fully enabled Free no charges whatsoever for WiFi, perhaps the nearest transponder had simply lost it's Mojo, and required a one switch and two seconds re-boot? Confused re breakfast 'nothing fantastic', as we offer absolutely everything aligned to continental and... More

Niagara Falls, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 1night for a family wedding at the end of Augustand loved every minute. The decor takes you back in time, the rooms were cosy and comfortable, the food was amazing, and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and the wedding was amazing. The co-ordinator seemed to have every detail in order. If there... More

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Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Carolmon, and many thanks for your kindness. 'absolutely beautiful', well that is praise indeed. Sorry it has taken me a few days to reply to your comments, along with 5 million other people over here, I became distracted momentarily, by what happened to our country with our Referendum!!! Kindest regards to you and yours over at The Niagara Falls.... More

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Additional Information about Balbirnie House

Address: Balbirnie Park, Markinch KY7 6NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Markinch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Balbirnie House 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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