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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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Poolewe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I very rarely write negative reviews. However, after being turned away from another very busy local hotel, we visited the very empty Knowles hotel in Macduff. One knows from experience that you should always find a busy hotel/restaurant, but, we were quite desperate. The car park was empty, barring 2 cars. The understaffed serving staff were inexperienced and even had... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were the weary travellers that checked in late - and were fortunate to enjoy a great meal from an extensive menu - had a window table overlooking an amazing North Sea! The lounge area / sun room is prefect to relax in! Rooms are well appointed and spacious ! Friendly staff with great efficient service! Highly recommend this place... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had a lovely lunch at the Knowes Hotel. We were the only customers in there and were seated in the window so that we could enjoy the splendid view. My friend had a sandwich and a bowl of Cullen Skink which was very tasty. I enjoyed the scampi which was nice and fresh, with well-cooked chips... More 

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South Lanarkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having searched for somewhere to have lunch we chanced upon the hotel. we were the only people there apart from some staff. However we were served quickly and the sandwiches and toasties were well presented and tasty. Views from the windows are amazing so can only imagine what further distance can be seen from the bedrooms. Good value for lunch... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel perched up very high over Macduff. The views are simply stunning, especially at night when the lights over Banff go on. Beds so comfortable and cleanliness of rooms are to be praised. Would suggest that they got handles on wall at bath edge for ease of getting in bath and shower, especially for older people... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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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 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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 

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