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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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Shropshire
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for just one night to break journey to the north of Scotland. Stayed in a Riverside room which was very well appointed with a splendid location overlooking the Tay. Did not dine at the hotel but breakfast was excellent. Lovely grounds and dog friendly too. Could not fault things and price very reasonable

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

Dear Shropshirelad66, Many thanks for posting your very positive review. I do hope that you enjoyed your trip to Scotland and I hope that when you return you will have time to stay again at Ballathie and enjoy all it has to offer. That includes some fabulous food and service from our enthusiastic and talented team. Regards, Gail Schofield More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited sadly for 1 night only. 40th anniversary celebration. Lovely big room overlooking the river Tay. Ate in restaurant. not cheap but worth every penny. It was probably the best meal we have had in many a long time. Could not fault our stay in any way.

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

Dear JEpsw, Congratulations on your 40th anniversary, I was delighted that you chose to spend it with us here at Ballathie. It was very pleasing to read that you had enjoyed the wonderful food which our talented team of chefs work tirelessly to produce. Regards, Gail Schofield More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (my fiance and I) got a deal on GroupOn for my birthday for this place which was made all the better as we were told that the hotel is 'dog friendly' which is a massive plus for us. For the hype, the place lived up to expectations, it was amazingly beautiful and the rooms were clean and gorgeous and... More 

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

Dear TravelingLaminator, Thank you for the very positive review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and also the beautiful surroundings. You are quite correct in stating that our menu prices are not cheap, we do however feel that the quality of the food justifies the price and indeed the feedback generally from our guests is... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely hotel on the banks of the River Tay. We really enjoyed walking along and watching the fishing parties go out. The long drive down the private road makes you realise that you can escape the outsdie world. It a traditional style hotel which is a refreshing change. The room was brilliant as were the staff and the... More 

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

Dear ScottishTemplar, Many thanks for posting such a lovely review following your recent stay with us. Like many others you have enjoyed the location, service and fantastic food which our hard working team provide. It is true to say that this is a great place to get away from it all and recharge the batteries. I do hope that you... More 

Anstruther, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ballathie is my husband and myselfs favourite little escape , and our daughter and her future husband were enchanted by it on a visit and so the wedding was booked for June of this year . We had guest arriving for the Friday night through to the Sunday and the house was ours entirely for the Wedding on the Saturday... More 

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

Dear margo1, Many thanks for posting your review, I was so delighted that you enjoyed your special day and that your dream wedding came true. Ballathie is a special place for a wedding and we are so proud of the fabulous surroundings but it is the food and service that we work so hard at and indeed Jalal and his... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to this hotel and last. First room was terrible and we were offered another in the annex which was not much better. It was not clean. It was worn out . We did not stay as we felt we could not sleep in the room so had to hand back the key and find somewhere else on internet.... More 

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

Dear Margaret M, Thank you for taking time to post a review of Ballathie. I am sorry that you did not find your experience positive and I can assure you that we will take on board the comments that you made both at the time and also in this review. You were indeed located in our Sportsmans Lodges which are... More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Location: 8 Style and design: 5 Atmosphere: 6 Public areas, bars and restaurants - décor, fittings and furnishings: 6 Cleanliness: 8 Facilities and activities: 7 Hotel and grounds - maintenance and upkeep: 6 Accommodation Room / suite - décor, fittings and furnishings: 6 Room / suite - comfort: 8 En suite - décor and fittings: 7 Food and beverages... More 

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

Dear SirPause, May I take this time to thank you for taking time to post such a thorough review. I am pleased that in the main you had an enjoyable stay with us. I understand your point that we are not perfect but we do strive to achieve this wherever possible. You made mention of the wonderful food and I... More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place, all the staff are very helpful and friendly. We stayed for 1 night with 2 dogs and we couldn't have been made more welcome.dogs appear to be allowed in any of the bedrooms, not however, in the public rooms. We had an excellent evening meal, when I say that we had to eat in the hall,... More 

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

Dear Robert J, I was delighted to read your very complimentary review after your recent stay. It is good for our hard working team to get good feedback and I will be sure to pass this on to them. Ballathie is a lovely place to come with a dog as the estate has many interesting walks and lots of fabulous... More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the service inside the 4 star hotel is awful & the lodges are equivalent to a travellodge - but at a luxury price. it took 20 minutes & 3 requests to get a bar meal - room service menu & then the choice was a soup or sandwiches. they apologised for the delay, saying it was because the restaurant was... More 

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

Dear Michael P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am sorry that we did not meet with your expectations on this occasion and I apologise for the poor service which you feel you experienced from our team. As you will see from the majority of our reviews we receive many positive comments... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a one night stay and loved the location and friendly staff. All the staff were exceptional and we were made very welcome. Even the sun shone!! Would visit again and take my dog and plan a fishing or cycling trip. We stayed in the lodges and had a lovely view of the River Tay.

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

Dear Jill H, Many thanks for taking time to write this review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are very proud of our hard working team and the fabulous food created by our talented team of chefs in the kitchen. It would be lovely to welcome you back again in the future and we would love to meet your dog... More 

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