We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Markinch hotels

Balbirnie House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Balbirnie Park, Markinch KY7 6NE, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Balbirnie House to your Saves list
Balbirnie House
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
82%
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Markinch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Maxdeuk UK
Write a Review

325 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    195
    74
    37
    13
    6
See reviews for
58
146
1
32
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (57)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
UK
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A one night trip for a family wedding. Super service and lovely location. The staff deserve great praise for excellent service provided at all time with a smile. I hope to come back for a private stay sometime soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
scotland
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is magnificent and the Public Areas have been well restored and are extremely comfortable. Was there for a Business Meeting,party of 12. We were looked after very well indeed by friendly and enthusiastic staff...food was good. Bedroom was of good size and had decent amenities. Bed and pillows though were not great! Hotel has a good Spa... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few days at the hotel whilst touring the area,the welcome was wonderful as was the service.Nothing was to much trouble.great place to stay,good food and a stunning setting.surrounded by a golf course with a craft shop and lots of walks on the property. Ideal for golf ears and also very good for local visits.We travelled to St Andrews... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
59 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a very enjoyable wedding recently - in fact, last weekend (Sunday). I have to point out that the setting, the staff on duty throughout the day, the food and the overall occasion thoroughly deserves the highest of praise. Six of the guests, including my wife and myself, were booked in overnight - the Triplex Apartment was an appropriate size... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
scotland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for a wedding, the hotel is gorgeous, the staff and friendly and welcoming and everything went perfectly on the day. The room was very spacious and the bed was very comfortable. We had a meal the night before the wedding in the restaurant which was amazing and the food on the day itself was again perfect. The staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really cannot recommend this hotel/staff enough. We were married at Balbirnie so it has beautiful memories for us. As a surprise my husband booked us into the honeymoon suite for the night. So much planning had gone into this surprise and the hotel and all its staff were happy to be part of it. We had lunch in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Dear HatestobeRippedOff, well what a lovely and kind post, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Congratulations on your 10th Wedding Anniversary, and we are so touched by the romantic aspects of your husband's surprise. I'm delighted to hear that your stay was so enjoyable, and I recall the day well, as I myself participated that evening in The... More

freckles1982
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were married at Balbirnie on the 8th June this year and to my shame I am only now getting round to posting a review, but I really wanted to share the wonderful experience we had, from our first enquiries right through to breakfast the next morning. If you are thinking about a wedding venue, Balbirnie comes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Freckles1982, and thank you so much for your kindness, and the denoting of a 5 Star review. It is always just lovely to hear when we have delivered beyond expectations. Kirsty and Angela will be over the moon to hear that you have made such a special mention, into the public domain. 'A very special place' - I can... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My daughter got married at Balbirnie on Friday. always a nervewracking occasion for the parents of the Bride. We need not have worried at all. From check in to check out, we had the most amazing service. The wedding meal, and the evening meal prior to the big day were raved about, and we all like to think we are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello PartyGirl!, and thank you so much for your kind comments. We're absolutely delighted to hear that the day was such a wonderful success. In this calendar year we have circa 170 weddings taking place at Balbirnie. I cannot begin to convey how special it feels every single day, as a hotelier - to see so many brides and grooms... More

Livingston, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Have Lunched here in the Orangery on numerous occassions , always a lovely experience, my daughter also got married here and it was a fantastic magical day,, Service and food top class , the Bistro is also a good choice for a less formal meal ,

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Avryl, 'fantastic and magical', well those two are certainly always the endeavour! Thank you so much for your kindness, and please convey our best wishes to your daughter. So glad to read your comments, obviously all checked for factual correctness by TripAdvisor!!!??? And life at Balbirnie moves onwards. Dear Readers, if you want to see something that will bring... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed over night following the most magical wedding on the 20Th July 2014. Venue,staff,service quality could not be improved. Compared to other wedding venues Balbirnie is second to none. Note- bar is the cheapest we have been to for a wedding so nice not to feel ripped off. Lots of seating areas great for guests Will definitely return! .

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House, responded to this review

Hello Moi12Rugby, and thank you so much for your kind comments and 5 Star review. Thank you also for highlighting bar pricing. In my book 'great prices = busy bars and delighted guests'. Currently £3.70 a pint, in context simply wonderful value. You are certainly correct in what you say. I never cease to be amazed at the pricing proposed... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Balbirnie House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Balbirnie House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, HotelsClick, Odigeo, Otel and Venere so you can book your Balbirnie House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Balbirnie House Hotel Markinch
Balbirnie House Markinch, Scotland

54 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (32)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (23)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
Other (4)