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Balbirnie House

4.0 of 5 Balbirnie Park, Markinch KY7 6NE, Scotland
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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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Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic stay at Balbirnie for our anniversary (we were married here 7 years ago). The staff in particular were so friendly and accommodating and we couldn't have asked for more. We had a beautiful meal at the chefs table, and thoroughly enjoyed watching our meals being prepared. We received a lovely card from the... More 

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

Hello Richard, Many thanks for your kindness, and the denoting of a 5 Star review. We're just delighted to read your comments, and to hear that the Anniversary stay was so special. Thank you also for highlighting Eilidh and Cammy, that is so very thoughtful. It is lovely to welcome Balbirnie's many brides and grooms back to the house for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Balbirnie House in November for a family birthday treat. The Hotel was everything we expected and more. We had dinner bed and breakfast which was all amazing. The room was comfortable and warm and we all had excellent sleeps. The staff are so helpful and cannot do enough for you. The grounds are beautiful and will definitely... More 

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

Hello Gary, many thanks for your kindness and the denoting of a 5 Star review, praise indeed from a Senior Reviewer. We're delighted to read that the Birthday treat was so enjoyable, and will look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion. In the event that you already have particular dates in mind, we've just live a few... More 

Scotland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently attended a Christmas party night with a group of friends. All of the party thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The hotel itself is beautiful, within lovely grounds. The ballroom where the party was held is simply stunning. I'm always a little unsure of what to expect with food on a party night, however the food and service was amazing. The... More 

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

Hello Suzanne, and many thanks for your kindness and the denoting of a 5 Star review for your Festive Party night. It is so lovely to hear that such an enjoyable evening was had. You mention: 'The best Christmas dinner and party night we've been to', well that is simply wonderful. Kindest regards, and have a wonderful few weeks over... More 

Motherwell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were not staying at the hotel, but had dinner at the restaurant which was an exceptionally good experience from the moment we entered the premises. We were taken by a member of staff to the drawing room for drinks and canapes before later moving on to the restaurant for a really good four course meal. Every... More 

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

Hello Mike Baxter, and thank you for your kind words about your dining experience in Balbirnie's Orangery, and the denoting of a 5 Star review. You deliver the verdict of 'remarkable', and I cannot disagree!!! We are ourselves always keen to visit Scotland's top restaurants in order to keep educating ourselves with regard to the ever-changing world of gastronomy, as... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an absolutely fantastic time at Balbirnie where I celebrated a recent birthday with family. Service, setting and food were outstanding and the overall experience was simply superb. I would have NO hesitation in recommending Balbirnie as a venue for a celebration or even just an ad-hoc evening meal.

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

Hello ScottH73, many thanks for your kindness and the denoting of a 5 Star review, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Balbirnie so much. Dear Readers, I wish to highlight this morning, that our Orangery and Orangery Gallery now house a collection of 12 artworks gifted to Balbirnie by Archie Forrest, Scotland's leading contemporary Colourist painter.... More 

Fife, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had another lovely meal in the orangery for a birthday gift. Never too many people to take here for dinner. Food lovely, staff attentive. Coffee by the fire is a lovely way to finish the evening. Would definitely recommend, will be back soon

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

Dear Fiona, thank you so much for your kindness, and denoting a 5 Star review. We're absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your birthday visit . The most wonderful time, of the year! We've had so many wonderful guest comments these last few days, especially about the festive decorations, and festive menus. The house is certainly looking her best... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meet you with the girls for our Christmas lunch yesterday. We've been to the Balbirnie for the last 4 years and it never disappoints. The hotel is lovely with a great cosy area for tea/coffee. The orangery is where we eat and it's lovely. The staff are so pleasant and friendly and the food is great. We're going back in... More 

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

Hello Hazel, thank you so much for your kindness, and denoting a 5 Star review. We're absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your festive lunch. The most wonderful time, of the year! We've had so many wonderful guest comments these last few days, especially about the festive decorations, and festive menus. The house is certainly looking her best in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic time had by all, would recommend to anyone! Stunning location, friendly & helpful staff, fantastic menu in the bistro and spacious, clean rooms. Especially liked the quirkiness of the old building which is impeccably maintained!

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

Hello Colin, and many thanks for your kindness, and the denoting of a 5 Star review. Thank you especially for highlighting your thoughts about how we maintain the house. This is a never-ending project, on a scale of real significance. Over the last 15 years we have re-invested over £5M in improving and maintaining the very fabric of the assets.... More 

Forfar, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say that hasn't already been said about the fabulous Balbirnie House Hotel. Our most recent trip was to celebrate my fathers 70th Birthday by way of a lunch within the Orangery restaurant. If you haven't experienced Balbirnie before let me give you a flavour of what delights you're in for. Upon arrival you're met with wonderfully polite... More 

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

Hello Misschief71, and I firstly congratulate you on such an inventive Nom de Plume! Thank you for your kindness, and the denoting of 5 Stars for your recent lunch visit. Absolutely delighted to read that such a wonderful time was had. 'Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous'. Well that is all we can endeavour to do!!! (Dear Readers, please note that The Orangery... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended for a family get together and meal in the Orangery. Ambience, attention to detail were all excellent and we felt looked after. Food was excellent, well presented and good portions. Waiting staff were very attentive and very pleasant. Would go back without hesitation and good value. Thank you.

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

Hello Fazer, it is praise indeed to be told that Balbirnie is 'Exceptional' - thank you so very much for your kindness. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. Thank you for highlighting 'value' as well. These days some of Scotland's other top destination restaurants are charging the same amount for a main course, as we... 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*
Number of rooms: 30
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