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Ballathie House Hotel

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Kinclaven By Stanley, Stanley PH1 4QN, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Only one word can describe our stay at the Ballathie. Fantastic service. Fantastic staff. Fantastic food. Fantastic huge comfy bed. Fantastic setting. We had a fantastic stay. Will we go back? Yes indeed. Highly recommend this establishment.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Step back in time and stay at this wonderful hotel to make your stay a special occasion. It has to be special, as the prices are like the hotel's standards, very high! We had a voucher to help but the food is expensive 'though excellent. The location is superb, looking over the river Tay in the breath taking morning sunlight.....WOW!... More 

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Glasgow
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit and I would love to go back. The food was fantastic for both dinner and breakfast. The owner spoke to everyone at dinner to check everything was ok. It is an old estate house filled with paintings, stuffed animals, antiques and books. Nevertheless, it is in good condition and rooms are fitted out like a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recently stayed for busines and left dissapointed that such wondeful food could be so badly let down by average accomodation and a horrific wine selection. We were asked to go down to the cellar to look at the available wines and I was amazed to see hardly anything available in stock. Whatever the reason, this was a very bad oversight... More 

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Essex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third year at The Ballathie and as usual continued to delight... The WiFi was MUCH better ! Thank you the food is still yummy although I do agree it might be nice to have some Bar food to mix and match with the fine dining option as three nights on the trot gets a little samey. I have to... More 

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Gail S, Deputy Manager at Ballathie House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs_Picky1 Thank you for your review of Ballathie, it was a pleasure welcoming you back for your 3rd time. Since your last stay, we have successfully installed free wifi throughout the main hotel and the riverside building. Andrew, our General Manager, arranged for your ‘Beaver Stick’ to be sent to you, I am glad you received this safely! I... More 

Fairlie, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My yearly visit as good as always. There is little to beat this country house hotel, the restaurant and staff. Dinner is exceptional, well presented and locally sourced. The cosy bar always good for a night cap or three.

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Gail S, Deputy Manager at Ballathie House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear karylaig Thank you for your very kind review of Ballathie. I am delighted that you once again enjoyed the food, service and ambience that our hotel has to offer. The cosy bar, as you have mentioned, is a lovely place for a pre-dinner drink or a night cap, with a large choice of malt whisky to suit everyone’s tastes.... More 

Fife, Scotland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly one of the best Country House Hotels we’ve stayed at. The building itself is a very impressive Victorian Gothic design, and is well maintained and attractively decorated. Although you can access the hotel via the ‘hotel deliveries’ entrance to the north of the estate, by far the best approach is via the ‘official’ main entrance a little further to... More 

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Gail S, Deputy Manager at Ballathie House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sula-Bheinn Thank you for your recent review of Ballathie. Ballathie is a beautiful Victorian Building with a stunning tree lined drive leading up to it, especially colourful when all of the rhododendrons are in full bloom! Room 10 is a lovely room with 4 poster bed and has lovely views over the River Tay. I am delighted that the... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last night, room 5 within the main hotel is superb, huge bed lovely views and very comfortable. The bathroom is great it has a huge big bath, separate shower area and is set in one of the turrets, really lovely. We great bar service and the waiting staff were very attentive. The food at dinner was superb... More 

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Gail S, Deputy Manager at Ballathie House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lillie189 Thank you for your recent review of Ballathie. Room 5 is one of the master rooms within the main hotel and with a fantastic original period bathrooms in one of the turrets of the house (complete with a few modern modifications!). Thank you too for your very kind comments about the food and service, all of the team... More 

Crieff, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 2 night dinner bed and breakfast stay. What an experience. Beautiful country house which has retained all of its character unlike some I have visited. The staff were all very smart, attentive and friendly. I cannot praise the chef enough. All the food was of an exceptionally high standard, as was the presentation, with the menu being... More 

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Gail S, Deputy Manager at Ballathie House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear trish f Thank you for your lovely review of your ‘Ballathie experience’! I am glad you found our hotel and grounds a relaxing place to be. Chef, Scott Scorer, and his team are delighted with your comments about the food. They work hard to produce delicious dishes using fresh local produce which look like works of art on a... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extremely comfortable hotel that provides friendly and efficient service.The rooms are attractive and comfortable. The food is delicious and the service and ambience throughout the hotel are both excellent.

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Gail S, Deputy Manager at Ballathie House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kandpWiltshire Thank you for your lovely review of Ballathie. I am delighted that you found our hotel to be comfortable and that you enjoyed the food service and ambience. I hope that we will see you back at Ballathie again soon. Kind regards Gail Schofield Deputy Manager More 

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