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Forbes of Kingennie

Kingennie, Dundee dd53rd, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 30 hotels in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to visit this spectacular venue last week and we received incredible hospitality, particularly from Colin, Beverley and Andy. It was only a flying visit as we were interested in the history of the place and what they did there. The staff freely gave up their time to show us round and made us feel so welcome.... More

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay quite locally and used to be a regular visitor bit out is quite expensive and the last twice we have visited have had an extremely long wait. You can't choose a cake anymore have to choose from dessert menu so noone visits for coffee and cake. The menu had become pricey and it has discouraged locals from visiting... More

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Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your most recent visits were not up to the standards we have set for ourselves. We do operate an extensive list of freshly baked cakes in addition to the dessert list. We are sorry this was not made available to you - this was an error that we will address... More

Arbroath, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Lennon Boat house for our wedding anniversary. Such a beautiful location. The boat house itself is lovely little cottage placed in the middle of a fishing lake sporting beautiful views and peace and quiet. Very clean and tidy and very comfortable stay. Would definitely recommend if your looking for a romantic break. It's self catering so... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented 6 cottages for a week in June. Cottages are well equipped and have beautiful views. The best part is the staff. Whether in the restaurant, pub or in the sports shop the entire staff was so friendly and helpful - you couldn't ask for better service. Some of the cottages could use a good cleaning but that didn't... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Second visit but this time disappointing. Remnants of balloons still in gallery which were there a year ago!!! Cobwebs in evidence and lots of light bulbs not working. Outside lodge appeared neglected (rhone pipes overgrown etc). Service in restaurant exceptionally poor and meal disappointing. (Please bring back Carlo - surely he is worth his weight in gold). Instantly obvious that... More

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Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your most recent visit was not up to the standards we have set for ourselves. We do have some fantastic staff here at Kingennie. While we appreciate Carlo did a great job for us he has sadly moved on. We are currently working well with the development of our current... More

Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We booked for 5 nights but only managed 4. Bed not comfy, lodge shabby, dirty pan in kitchen, dirty towels in bathroom. Restaurant menu was quite boring. Golf was fab but fishing rubbish. Left feedback but haven't had acknowledgement yet. So sad because I really thought I had found something really great. I wouldn't bother again.

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Bury St Edmunds
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Forbes of Kingennie is a little hard to get your head around. Is it a hotel complex? Is it a self catering place? The website seems a little unsure- and on arrival it was hard to describe. A new build it stands in beautiful grounds, although everything from the ground up is clearly landscaped. Like the lakes and the view... More

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Forfar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

As a teacher,I attended a school prom here, and after reading such excellent reviews I was really looking forward to a magical night for the pupils in their last celebration as pupil cohort. The venue and location are spectacular, and the views from the room are fantastic, especially when taken on the outside decking. Many fabulous photos taken in posh... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed in Lyon and found it to be very dated and not very clean, grubby would be a good word, certainly not luxurious, the kickboards in the kitchen dropped to the floor when I opened the cupboard, (the clips were broken) the wooden floor in the living space/kitchen/dining space is in desperate need of sanding/polishing or better still a carpet... More

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newcastle upon tyne
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

This is our 4th year staying in the Leannen boat house, it is sheer bliss especially when you open your bedroom door on to decking on a lake, the time we were privileged to have 2 swans come right up to us on the lake.The menu is very good the food superb and the scenery is just awesome.

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Address: Kingennie, Dundee dd53rd, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dundee
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Whether you are looking for an activity holiday with family and friends, a romantic short break, the perfect wedding venue, or somewhere to celebrate that special event, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort has it all. With top-class golf and fishing on the estate, the peaceful and unspoiled environment is also home to some of the very best luxury woodland and lochside lodges in Scotland. Its location makes it the perfect spot to explore Scotland's glorious countryside or play a round or two at the world's best know golf courses nearby. Conference and business meetings and events are all catered for, while sister company Corporate Kingennie can create memorable and effective team building or corporate days out. In the heart of the countryside, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort nevertheless enjoys easy access to major towns and cities. Dundee is only 6 miles away, while Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen are within easy reach. ... more   less 
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