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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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Monterey, California
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87 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Ballathie for only one night. Our room was small but very clean, quiet and comfortable. We had an amazing view out our window of the river and the green lush grounds. We ate both dinner at breakfast at the hotel and both were excellent. I would recommend this to my friends and I hope to return... More 

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North Lanarkshire
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57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an over night stay with an Itison deal at Ballathie House Hotel. The beautiful driveway in the grounds of the hotel was simply stunning with magnificent mature trees. Our first glimpse of the hotel as we came down the driveway was very impressive. We were not disappointed with the actual interior. It is as if it has stood... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old World hotel.Pretentious staff "fine dining" which fails. Crumpled bedroom carpet and failed light and razor point in bathroom. Completely spoiled wedding anniversary celebration. Not surprisingly did not acknowledge letter of complaint . Fraser

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing wonderful about this place is the EXTREMELY friendly staff. Wow....lovely people who helped in every way. The rest of it needs a major major facelift for it to be worth the price of a night's stay and the considerable distance you need to travel in order to get there from basically anywhere around. I was looking for... More 

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

Dear dutchdroux, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post the review following you're recent stay. I was sorry to hear that we did not meet with you're expectations, we certainly understand that the hotel is in a remote location and its décor is representative of a country house hotel. Many of our guests are keen that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most beautiful stay in this hotel. One of the most relaxing weekend and one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in. Would definitely recommend this for a visit. Staff were amazing and very friendly and helpful. Many thanks for a wonderful weekend. 😄

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

Dear Pauline B, Many thanks for the wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed you're birthday weekend away and do hope that you will return again to Ballathie and enjoy our beautiful surrounding and lovely food and service. Regards, Gail Schofield More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for one night. When we called reservations they didn't mention that they had an annex building which was more quiet and half the price, so we found and booked it online. The hotel building is nice and charming, there's a cute river in front of the hotel but really it felt like a retirement home more than anything.... More 

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

Dear John A, Many thanks for posting you're review. I am sorry that we did not manage to offer you the experience to match you're expectations. As you will see from the many other reviews we receive lots of compliments and indeed have a large number of return guests who enjoy the peace and quiet of our wonderful location. I... More 

Athens, Greece
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87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is really pity because this hotel could be really great. The building and especially the surrounding area and gardens are very beautiful. Our first impression was a “wow”, since the location, right next to the river, is magical and the estate well maintained. Also Stanley is a very good base to travel both towards east and west Scotland. But... More 

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

Dear mLouisa12, Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to post you're review. In the review you have made many important points which of course I will follow up on with the staff concerned and take action where necessary. As you will no doubt have read from other visitors we receive many excellent reviews of our food and service,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this fabulous hotel to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The room was huge and the bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom had a bath and a shower plus the wash hand basin in a turret. The breakfast was amazing as was dinner. The menu looks limited with only 4 options to choose from but the service was exceptional... More 

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

Dear Gillian E, I was so delighted to read you're review and I will make sure that the comments are passed on to our extremely hard working team. We are very proud of our superb hotel and the stunning location but it is the hospitality, service and food that our customers come back time and time again to enjoy. Scott... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I popped over for lunch as I wanted somewhere quiet. It was certainly that as the dining room only had one other ding party in. We arrived to an empty reception even although the reception office is next to the reception desk. The receptionist addressed us with 'Yes ? ' I enquired, 'may we have lunch ?' She looked bewildered... More 

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

Dear Elaine F, Thank you for visiting us and for posting your review. I was sorry to hear you're comments regarding our reception, we are at present training a couple of new staff and perhaps they are not quite comfortable with all the aspects of the hotel. I will pass these comments on to our Head Receptionist and ensure a... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Hotel in a great position on the Tay. Lovely walks around the extensive grounds and along the river. On the night we stayed the main hotel was full during the evening for a wedding so we stayed in the annex. This was superb for dog owners! We also ate in the Bistro situated a few hundred... More 

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

Dear Christopher H, Many thanks for your excellent review following your stay at Ballathie. As well as the many positive comments which we get for our food and service we are also proud of the surrounding area and in particular the estate in which the hotel is located, made extra special by the fact that we are on the banks... More 

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