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Balbirnie House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Balbirnie Park, Markinch KY7 6NE, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Markinch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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171 reviews 171 reviews
30 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since my last review we have enjoyed a very special overnight stay here with dinner in The Orangery. We were lucky enough to get the most beautiful bedroom complete with four poster bed. The stay was just perfect and the staff couldn't have been nicer. (I did write a lengthier review before but this was not allowed by TA as... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can i just thank all your staff for a excellent service my wife and i received tonight, we had a 4 course meal in the orangery restaurant, it was one of the best meals we have had, our table service was first class, please pass onto all your staff. We will certainly be back soon, all your staff made us... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a wedding last year that we had been invited too. The venue for the wedding reception and the food were good, but, the room we were allocated which was upstairs at the end of a corridor was very poor and in need a major upgrade. The room was actual on two levels which... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited to my friends's wedding at the beautiful setting that is Balbirnie House. I spent 2 nights and firstly let me say the scenery, grounds, rooms, food, and day time staff cannot be faulted- all were ideal and what I would expect from a venue with such a good reputation. However, let me discuss Thursday the 3rd of... More

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Cruden Bay (Port Erroll), United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son and his new wife got married this week. Fantastic venue, perfect for a special day, service at the wedding was 1st class. Rooms all different but a decent standard. Only issue we had over the two days was the service and speed of resetting tables at breakfast time. Would recommend to anyone for an ideal wedding venue.

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

Hello Thepo, and delighted to read your comments about the wedding. (Dear Readers, 3 wonderful new wedding press articles added to our Facebook page today. Please head on over and have a look.) Sorry to hear comments re breakfast, we can usually accommodate all guests, and we only have to re-set tables if we have external guests also joining... For... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Bistro in June 2014. Enjoyed a great lunch with friends. Staff were attentive and friendly throughout. Food came out well presented, in a reasonable amount of time and tasted great. Would return again.

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

Hello Karen, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Balbirnie Bistro. For all daily updates and photographs, competitions and offers, please do head on over and join The Balbirnie House Hotel Facebook page, we have more than 6,000 individuals who now receive Balbirnie’s Daily Updates, and exciting chat! This is now an accumulating historical... More

Calgary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to the Bistro and called on chance that we might be able to get a table quite late on the Saturday evening, we were welcomed and a table found for us in the very busy restaurant. The food was excellent and very fairly priced and the service was both prompt and courteous. We had a superb evening... More

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

Hello Ian, delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visits to The Balbirnie Bistro. For all daily updates and photographs, competitions and offers, please do head on over and join The Balbirnie House Hotel Facebook page, we have more than 6,000 individuals who now receive Balbirnie’s Daily Updates, and exciting chat! This is now an accumulating historical archive of information,... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed two nights for a family wedding and had a fantastic time at this lovely place Balbirnie is a dream venue for a wedding in such a beautiful setting and everything went smoothly on the day. We ate in the Orangery on the evening before and had a delicious 4 course dinner, with canapes to start in the elegant... More

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

Well Hello SquidgitMidgit, and thank you for your 5 Star review, 'A dream venue for a wedding', - we thank you for your kindness. We are delighted that a wonderful occasion was celebrated, and isn't this just a lovely time of year for a wedding! For all daily updates and photographs, competitions and offers, please do head on over and... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stopped in for lunch with friends. Went to the Bistro downstairs, found it rather small and cozy for such a large facility. Service was good, but not exceptional. We opted for the 2 or 3 course lunch, so had prawn cocktail and fish & chips. Both wee good. Didn't have a drink as I was driving, so can't comment on... More

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

Hello Raffles T, and delighted that you enjoyed lunch. Sorry that The Bistro wasn't large enough for your liking, but it actually can seat almost 50 guests!?! Many thanks for your kind comments. A delicious Prawn Cocktail, which I hasten to add - are now served with 'revolutionary lemon squeezers', followed by beautiful fresh haddock deep-fried in light batter, lovely... More

Glenrothes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was with friends for a meal. We were shown to a lounge given peanuts and left, not asked if we wanted drinks while we waited, we found the bar ourselves. When we ordered our meal some of us didn't want a starter the waitress looked shocked at this. It wasn't untill some canapés arrived that one friend pointed out... More

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

Posted a very detailed response. TripAdvisor removed my reply without informing me. Kind regards one and all, Nicholas More

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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*
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Balbirnie House is a quite unique multi-award winning country house hotel which combines understated luxury with superb service and outstanding value. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest of the privately owned small luxury hotels in Scotland, Balbirnie offers a wonderful experience, whatever the occasion of your visit. Fine food, lovely surroundings and above all a real sense of friendly Scottish hospitality combine to create quite a unique setting for today’s house guests to enjoy. ... more   less 
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