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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 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I stayed overnight at Balbirnie with family recently ( first time away since having our little girl).... We booked out 3 rooms. We arrived at 13.30 ish and on arrival knew check in was for 1400hrs, staff were more than happy for us to sit in lounge and we ordered tea while waiting until 2. There was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well me and family arrived early so had a drink , very welcoming and when we checked in we had to wait a other half a hour till they give us a room on third floor , we had a pram and four months baby so asked for a change so got room on first floor , I know what... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My Fiance and I stayed at Balbirnie House last weekend. It was a beautiful hotel, with absolutely stunning grounds. Our room was lovely, roomy and bright from the lovely sunshine. The food in the restaurant was delicious! The disappointing factor was the service we received (or lack of). My Fiance woke up in the middle of the night very thirsty;... More

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

Hello NMAug2014, and I see this is your very first TripAdvisor review - welcome! I firstly convey my congratulations to your good self and your fiancé. May I enquire as to a decision having been made with regard to choice of venue? We have some 170 large weddings taking place at Balbirnie this year, and it is so incredibly wonderful... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights - in early spring - staff extremely helpful and attentive - kitchen took great pains to cater for a dairy / gluten free diet to the extent of producing a separate special menu - that there was a choice was such a great experience.

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

Hello 1953 Nicholas, from 1967 Nicholas! Sir, thank you for your kindness, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for denoting 5 Stars all round, it is lovely to hear when we have delivered upon expectation. For all daily updates and photographs, competitions and offers, please do head on over and join The Balbirnie... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this hotel/house - it is a very picturesque and interior is like a proper old country house - open fire etc Food was great down in the bistro and bar is well stocked with a range of nice whiskeys. The rooms are nice, quality mattresses, would benefit from some modernisation in the near future. Overall very nice indeed.

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

Hello David G, and many thanks for your kind comments. Modernisation? Over the last 15 years we have re-invested £5M+ into the fabric of the assets. We've never closed for refurbishment, as we maintain a rolling program. Last year we refurb'd 40 areas, this year we've already completed 7... wear and tear is however another matter, with up to 1,500... More

Santa Clara, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two nights for a business function. My room was especially large facing up the entry drive overlooking the golf course. Quite nice, a bit tired, but that doesn't bother me. Colleagues had a wide variety of rooms (all much smaller than mine). WiFi in the guest rooms simply didn't work. The house and public rooms were comfortable, large expanses... More

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

Hello JondF, we are delighted to hear that you consider Balbirnie to be a lovely house on beautiful grounds. Very encouraged by that. With regards to WiFi - we recently invested some £15,000.00 installing and enabling FREE WiFif across the entire premises. Having read your comment, I have personally walked the entire premises, and right enough, we have a couple... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a family wedding and managed to pick up a (very) last minute room. The wedding, organisation and food were all second to none, absolutely perfect in fact! Our room however was extremely disappointing in comparison. When I asked my husband if we had a nice view of the grounds I thought he was joking when he said the 'room'... More

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

Hello SpecialKeh, Delighted to hear that the wedding was Outstanding, that is just great to hear. This is something which we intend doing our very best to continue. With regard to your room, (and I obviously know which room you refer to) this is usually used in conjunction with adjacent Classic double, to form a 2 bedroomed apartment. The room... More

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a midweek overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast. This was our first visit to Balbirnie but shall definitely return. Lovely relaxing stay. Evening meal in The Orangery was fab. Staff were really friendly. Grounds are lovely.

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

Hello Eeliis family, and our gratitude for your kind comments and 5 Star review. As you have projected some lovely positivity out there into the great ether, I anticipate that it'll probably go full circle and come back to you in the future, in some format! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Balbirnie, it is certainly... More

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152 reviews 152 reviews
23 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here to celebrate our daughters 21st birthday (mentioned on booking). We chose here after much deliberation because our daughter loves mussels and that is advertised as a house speciality. We have dined in the Orangery before and thought it lovely so weren't worried about our choice. When the waitress came to take our order the first thing she mentioned... More

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

Hello NorthernHeatseeker, I am sorry we ran out of Mussels. I mention in passing that we do maintain a constant endeavour to ensure that the only thing we run out of is space. Obviously we cannot however 100% guarantee 100% availability of all menu items. Sometimes for example, certain menu items are restrained in the market-place, due to reasons outwith... More

Leith
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12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had another great night at the Balbirnie. It is brilliant for a quick get away from Edinburgh or Glasgow. The hotel is very quiet and romantic, and you are not overwhelmed by any events that are going on - there was a wedding on when we stayed, but their celebrations were removed from us. Thank you for upgrading us... More

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

Hello JBoyLeith, and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit again to Balbirnie. Thank you for your kindness, and for denoting a 5 Star review. Please do feel free to dm me on your next visit, so that I can ensure all is as it should be. (etc!) Really happy to hear your comments on our Scottish cheeses.... More

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Additional Information about Balbirnie House

Also Known As:
Balbirnie House Hotel Markinch
Balbirnie House Hotel
Balbirnie House Markinch, Scotland
Address: Balbirnie Park, Markinch KY7 6NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Markinch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Markinch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Balbirnie House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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