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The Knowes Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   78 Market Street, Macduff AB44 1LL, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Macduff
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mansefield House recommended the Knowes Hotel for evening meals, and they were right to do so. The Owner Debbie made me most welcome and the Bar staff were all very friendly, and efficient and professional at the same time. I happened to mention that I had a birthday whilst I was away, and Happy Birthday was sung for me... More

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Orkney
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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We travel down to MacDuff to get our workboat refit at the shipyard and are always guaranteed a warm welcome at The Knowes Hotel. Debbie and John go out of their way to make sure we are comfortable and well cared for. We arrived without a reservation and we were given the very top room (number 5) and there was... More

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Ashby De La Zouch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I stayed for one night while touring the coast of Scotland by motorbike. The welcome was warm and helpful, without being overbearing. The parking was ample and felt secure, albeit on a steep slope. The cooked breakfast was excellent. The room was clean and the bed comfortable; the shower was an unlit plastic cubicle standing in the corner - entirely... More

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We visited Debbie & John Anderson with a view to present them with an historical Lithograph which we had owned for over 40 years. Research showed that The Knowes Hotel building was formerly a 'Ragged School' which was built in 1849 with funds donated by businessman John Murray who loved Macduff and wanted to help the destitute children in the... More

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Macduff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

John and Debbie and the Knowes Hotel provided excellent service and location for our sons 18th birthday party. Very helpful staff ,understanding that their were some under age guests who would have liked to have been served alcahol but were profesional enough to let these guests down gently.Doormen were very polite & profesional.All in all a great venue for a... More

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Bologna, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

One of the highlights of our journey around Scotland was staying at the Knowles hotel! We stayed in a room on the highest floor if the hotel with gorgeous views over the ocean. The room was well-appointed and the huge bed very comfortable. A gluten free breakfast was happily provided. The hotel provided a great place to explore the gorgeous... More

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England
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Stayed just one night, but were impressed. It's a lovely spot and the hotel owners work hard to make guests comfortable and welcome. The room was well equipped and serviced, the bed being v large and comfortable. The view from our room was incomparable!

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We arrived on a very cold, windy wet, spring evening in need of some nourishment and a drink. The exterior is dated, but we were warmly greeted and the service we received was excellent. Our meal, soup, fish and chips was exceptionally good. Couldn't see the view due to the mist but imagine it would be stunning on a summer's... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nothing much to say about this poor attempt at a hotel. Nae ale and what beer came was flat and lines obviously dirty. A little lemon for our Gin and Tonic was long awaited. Our decision to leave and eat elsewhere was quickly decided.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A lovely little spot. The exterior doesn't say much and it's a heck of a climb up the hill but the view over the water was worth every penny. We got a lovely personal experience from the two staff we encountered, and anything that might have been an issue (like a pernicaty shower) had been identified beforehand. Our room was... More

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Also Known As:
Knowes Hotel Macduff
The Knowes Hotel Macduff, Scotland
Address: 78 Market Street, Macduff AB44 1LL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Macduff
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Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Macduff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Knowes Hotel 3*
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