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Durn House

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Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 6 Portsoy B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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Craigellachie
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We booked a table to celebrate our anniversary and were looking forward to sampling the food that had been highly rated in a local magazine. I have to say the food didn't disappoint us. It is remarkably good value at £28.95 for a 3 course meal with canapés and petit fours, all home made. The chef had taken a lot... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charming and quaint. Beautiful old house. Our room was very comfortable and quiet. great bed, nice bathtub. The staff was very nice and friendly. The food for both breakfast and dinner was exceptional. We really enjoyed our stay!

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John S, Manager at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your 5/5 review, i am personally delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met your expectations. I hope to welcome you back to scotland in the future. Kind Regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights in the Culloden Suite. Can find nothing to fault our stay at the hotel, the food, the room, the location and staff were all very good. Would recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Portsoy. Also a much shorter walk into town than it looked on the map!

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John S, Manager at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi Luke, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive reveiw. It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us, and we hope the last leg of your journey back to aberdeen was as pleasurable as the rest of your trip. (it can be a long journey on the bus) We hope to welcome you back... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the way back to Aberdeen wen spent a night in Portsoy, at the Durn House. A historic landmark, very well kept and decorated. A warm reception with hot tea served, a warm burning fireplace and Frank Sinatra playing in the background. Could not have been any better after a long drive and rainy day.

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John S, Manager at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi Andre Thank you for your reveiw of Durn House. We strive to create the best atmosphere possible for our guests, so it is good to see that what we do is appreciated. I hope to welcome you back, perhaps on your next visit. The Durn House Team More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent afternoon tea today at Durn House, we highly recommend it! Excellent portion sizes, I shouldn't have had lunch before I arrived! We also got to take home the cakes that we had no room for, so that we can enjoy them tomorrow. Friendly service & nice surroundings.

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John S, Manager at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi Elaine, Thanks for your kind reveiw. We strive to deliver the best possible food and service, and it is a personal pleasure to know that we are meeting our valued guests expectations. I hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Turriff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from durn house,where I attended their afternoon tea/spa treatment which was purchased for me from my daughter,on arrival we were greeted by Aaron who was very welcoming & courteous,coffee was served whilst we waited for our therapists,who again were very welcoming:) I opted for a pedicure which was most relaxing & I was delighted with my choice... More 

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John S, Manager at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi Elaine, Thankyou for your lovely review. I am glad that you had a wonderfull day, and i hope that you and Nikki felt thouroughly relaxed. Please keep an eye on our website for future spa deals, I hope to welcome you back soon More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the lovely welcome to the comfortable spacious room with an enormous bed, the dedicated off suite bathroom, the cosy bathrobes, the excellent staff, the incredible five star food, the quiet and relaxing surroundings; it was all fantastic. What didn't we like...it rained a bit. We will be back, many thanks.

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John S, Manager at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi David. Thank you for your extremely kind words, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Chef and the rest of the team will be delighted with your feedback, Hope to see you soon. More 

, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with 3 friends for a girly spa day and really enjoyed it. Its a lovely building with loads of history. A staff member showed us around and the rooms were amazing. We had lunch in the dining room then cofee in another public room before being taken through for our treatments. It was very relaxing and we all... More 

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John S, Manager at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi, Thankyou for your lovely reveiw on trip advisor. Julie, our therapist will be delighted at the positive feedback, as are we. Please keep an eye on our website for last minute deals, especially for the spa, and i look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended. We had a lovely stay here, the room was beautiful and the staff were great - very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend staying for dinner, the seven course taster menu was delicious, as was the breakfast. Would certainly choose here again.

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John S, Manager at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi Paula, Thank you for your review on tripadvisor, it is good to know that we are providing the services that people expect. i look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

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

The staff were friendly and helpful,some were quite new to the job and were very good. We were in the Culloden Suite the room was decorated in keeping with the rest of the house and there was good parking. The area around was quiet, lovely countryside and close to the coast. The breakfast was very good. The only thing to... More 

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Hi Derek, Thank you for your kind words on trip advisor. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and that Durn House lived up to your expectations. It is a great boost for the team. Please be sure to look on our website for future offers, and i look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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