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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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Turriff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS REVIEW IS ABOUT DURN HOUSE HOTEL IN PORTSOY ABERDEENSHIRE this is the third time i have written this review and it seems the owners must have a special arrangement with trip adviser as they are constantly able to have it removed claiming their establishment is not the one i am writing about, MY FRIENDS AND I HAD A TERRIBLE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Durn House for dinner last minute on a Monday night. Lovely leafy surroundings and grand entrance hall, lots of stags! We chose 3 courses for around £40, which really turned out to be 6 courses (canapes, appetizer and pre-dessert). All courses were very well presented will lots of flavour. Staff very attentive and friendly. Definitely recommended for quiet... More 

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

Just spent two nights at Durn House in the Culloden Suite. Ambience was first class and atmosphere relaxed - a great deal of thought has gone into this first class guest house. Staff were friendly and courteous. Dinner was excellent with lovely little touches throughout and breakfasts were also superb. A very enjoyable stay.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quaint small hotel with very friendly staff. Bed and pillows very comfortable for us, maybe a little soft for some. We looked like we may have been the only guests on this evening, so I guess that didn't help the atmosphere, or lack of it. Breakfast I have to say was a little disappointing, everything was nicely cooked and... More 

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Macduff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our wedding at Durn House in May. It has to be one of the best days of my life. The attention to detail from the staff was fantastic, with special mention to Louise Cowie who made sure that everything was perfect on the day and whos lists of questions kept us making sure our day would be perfect.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great night away together away from kids time to chillax stayed in the durn suite fantastic room with best en suite bathroom had a super 7 course dinner followed by drinks and gentleman's club ,stayed before great place ,great old house it's a one off ,thanks again to staff for looking after us jim n lesley

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

We stayed for 2 nights using an Itison Voucher. Nice welcome on arrival. We were then taken to our room which to be honest was a bit on the small side but had a large ensuite :(. There was nice touches in the rooms well stocked tea/coffee tray with a selection of biscuits , a bowl of sweets . We... More 

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

Another lovely weekend at Durn House. We stayed for my husbands birthday in The Durn Suite which is very special, comfy bed and huge bathroom. We booked in for dinner and breakfast , and as before the food was amazing, compliments to the chef and a big thank you for the sorbet plate that he made up for us to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is an excellent small hotel. The owners have restored this former large house in a quaint old worldly way. It is a cross between a private house and a small hotel. The hospitality is wonderful, being welcomed by tea and coffee in one of the public rooms where the staff introduce you to the premises and explain some of... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Enjoying a quiet location on the outskirts of Portsoy village, Durn House was a delight. Full of old world charm, yet with all modern amenities, we enjoyed a lovely short stay. Dinner on Friday evening was excellent, served by young,friendly staff, as also was the full Scottish breakfast the following morning, both served in an elegant dining room. Our bedroom... More 

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