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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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with friends here on Saturday 16th. Staff were amateurish from start to finish! Didn't know the menu.... Brought pre dinner drinks beers and warm white wine spitzers in the same glasses. Loud music was playing in the reception lounge which was out of character with the lovely setting. The food was Luke warm although the flavours were lovely.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Durn house was the perfect place to spend a few nights in luxurious comfort, the staff were extremely accommodating and the decoration of the whole house was beautiful. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here, the surrounding countryside and coastline is stunning and Portsoy has a delicious ice cream shop with a whole host of exciting flavours to try! We... More 

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

My husband and I stayed here last weekend, and from the minute we entered we felt very welcome. Joseph, a very enthusiastic person, took us through to the drawing room for a cup of tea. After we had seen our room, which was amazing, he showed us round the rest of the rooms, and they were all very nice. We... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon the Durn House when a different hotel cancelled our reservation at the last minute. What a pleasant surprise as the Durn House was spectacular. Our journey had been fraught with illness, lost luggage, and the cancelled reservation at another hotel. From the welcome to the departure, the manager and staff were professional, courteous and helpful. Rarely does... More 

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

Arrived at durn house at 3pm and on check in were asked to pre order our dinner and reserved table for 7.15. We were then shown to our room The Ferguson suite which was very nice with a large bathroom en suite.However room had a cold draught from the window. We went down for dinner at 7.15 and from there... More 

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

Beautiful service, glorious food, very special bed linen. Only one night but blimey, I could have stayed for ever. Fabulous hot stone massage from Debbie, exquisite hosting from Agnes and team. Already planning my return! Loved it, thanks. Jenny.

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

My family spent two nights being spoilt by wonderful service, delicious food and in 3 sumptuous rooms. I could not think of a better venue anywhere as a base for my 60th birthday celebrations, visiting Speyside and seaside over 3 days. A very happy time. Agnes was brilliant in helping us organise the visit to Durn house and chef Luke... More 

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