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The Knowes Hotel

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2.0 of 5
78 Market Street, Macduff AB44 1LL, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Elgin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very nice comfy and friendly. Had a week here recently and had a first class stay great staff and atmosphere Recomended to anyone visiting the area* Great view from my room at the front of the hotel over Macduff and Banff thanks to you all for making it a great day Hopefully Stonemouth will shoe the area in its beauty

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Giessen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our stay in a beautiful room with a stunning view over the whole town and coast. The breakfast was good the evening meal was ok. Don´t be fooled by the aged front of the house! We stayed for 1 one night and would do so again.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Staff really welcoming and helpful. Evening meal in restaurant was excellent with locally sourced food, good menu choice, breakfast super and service throughout was wonderful. Would definitely stay again.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spend during our Scottland round Trip here 4 Nights. Strategic decision for playing Golf @ links courses and good location for checking some Malt Whisky Distilleries like Macallan. Team is very helpful, friendly and supportive. Ask them for help to chose the right places. They will help. After coming back from dinner, a great Scotish Beer is waiting for... More 

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Coupar Angus, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Having read other reviews of the Knowes I was sure this the place for me - and it was. The views from the hotel of the Moray Firth are stunning be it first thing in the morning or as sun is setting in the evening. The rooms are lovely and clean, have a TV, free Wi-Fi and a very comfortable... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a great place to stay. Fantastic hostess and staff. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Food well cooked and plentiful. Views over the bay from the hotel were superb and the situation was an excellent base for touring the Moray coast

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