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The Knowes Hotel

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78 Market Street, Macduff AB44 1LL, Scotland
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    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Level Contributor
    3 reviews
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    Arrived about 7 pm on 27/7/15 (our anniversary). We were shown to room 1 not the biggest (no sea veiw) the wonderfull smell of smoke as staff puff away under window. A cupboard leaning wires for tv vaguely pinned to wall, sink tap very loose (had been for a while) curtains that don't fit and less said about shower the... More 

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

    My Wife and I have just returned home after spending 3 nights at this 2 Star Hotel. Our room was tidy and faced out onto great views from the front of the Hotel The shower in the room does not give a strong jet of water but is very adequate. Fresh towels are supplied daily if needed. The bed was... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

    Great menu, fantastic view and lovely staff. This is my second visit since the hotel changed hands. Really nice, no complaints and will definitely go again. A friend had also booked a room which he said was also really nice. We visited during the week and there was a nice buzz about the place.

    Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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    26 reviews
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

    Was working in the area and needed accom for 1 night. Found The Knowes Hotel here on TripAdvisor. Phoned up and booked a double bedded room single occupancy b&b rate of £60. Got a friendy reception on arrival, my room was the Glendeveron. Very clean modern fresh ensuite was small but had a very good electric oower shower in a... More 

    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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    88 reviews
    24 hotel reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

    Only visited the restaurant where we enjoyed a lovely dinner and the service afforded to ourselves was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for the young lady who looked after us. Delightful menu offering local food at a reasonable price. There is also a children's menu and the food chosen by them was obviously enjoyed by them since I noticed... More 

    Washington DC, District of Columbia
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    3 reviews
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

    Stayed here with a baby and had a lovely stay. For a 2 star rating this is a really great hotel. Staff very friendly, rooms had everything we needed and views of Banff and Macduff were great. Cooked breakfast was very good.

    Elgin, United Kingdom
    2 reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

    Room cold on arrival. No reception on TV. Upon returning to room at 12:45 am after enjoyable night at a wedding dance the door to our room would not open. The owner's assistant spent 45 minutes breaking into our room. When owner/manager finally arrived she gave no apology despite our forbearance and calm manner. Excellent breakfast in morning and great... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

    Went for a meal with my wife and 2 kids. Absolutely fantastic service from Peter and his staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be back for the food and the stunning views. Would recommend to anyone.

    Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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    26 reviews
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

    Have been to the Knowes on several occasions and every time the meal has been absolutely delicious and very good value for money and really large helpings. It is a very cosy friendly hotel with excellent service and staff. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

    Have been here for many previous occasions. Went for a friends birthday. Had a fantastic meal 3 courses for £25 was excellent value especially since I had the tornedos Rossini fillet which was cooked beautifully! Highly recommended for food and service

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