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Balbirnie House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Balbirnie Park, Markinch KY7 6NE, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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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
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 ,

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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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! .

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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

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30 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Hello NorthernHeatseeker, a 5 Star review from such a keen reviewer, well that is just wonderful. Thank you so much for your kindness. Nicholas / MD Balbirnie More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

Mr Richards, we are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal, thank you kindly for your 5 Star review. All best wishes, Nicholas More

Langbank
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

Hello Graham, most unusual to have a 'review' posted a year after a visit. I have endeavoured to contact the original architect to highlight the issue regarding the step in your bedroom, however - alas - it appears to be the case that he unfortunately passed away circa the year 1800. For all daily updates and photographs, competitions and offers,... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

Lengthy response written and posted. Post subsequently removed by TripAdvisor. I guess that'll be that then. Nicholas / MD Balbirnie x More

Cruden Bay (Port Erroll), United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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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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