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The Cluny Bank Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   69 St Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Forres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food. Comfy rooms with great characters, great hospitality. Great bar selections. Within 30 minutes driving distance, you have access to major Speyside whiskey distilleries and golf courses. Inverness is within a accessible range. Great place to stay

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel! Unbelievable food! Lovely people! I was fortunate enough to spend 10wks at the Cluny Bank whilst working in the area. Although working away from home both Lloyd and Julia worked tirelessly to make this a home away from home. Rooms are clean, spacious and equipped with everything you would need for your stay. The food is something special...expect... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Warm welcome when we arrived by Lloyd & Julia and a wonderful box of homemade fudge! The room was spacious and absolutely lovely! The bed was HUGE, complimentary bottled water, and lots of little details to ensure we were comfortable. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the most relaxing part of our journey through Scotland on the Whiskey Trail at... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A lovely warm welcome from the owners, lovely big room with ensuite bath and shower, absolutely fantastic food and great atmosphere throughout our stay. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting a warm welcome and extra special food. :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the Cavanagh room which is on the first floor overlooking the front garden. The room was very spacious, with a large (very comfortable) bed, fireplace and sitting area. The room was filled with nice touches: free wi-fi (good strength), complimentary local bottled water (replaced each day), delicious fudge and tea & coffee making facilities. The... More

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Fergus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This has been the most comfortable stay thus far in Scotland. The room is spacious, period style and has a great bathroom with fantastic service and friendly staff. The wi-fi is reliable and the atmosphere relaxing.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A wonderful place to rest and spend some time on your journey. We were on our travels from Sydney, and spent a wonderful evening at the hotel sampling Lloyd's wonderful food and hospitality. If nothing else, definitely have dinner here. I smile every time I think about it. Thanks again to Lloyd and Jools for a wonderful stay. Will definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were looking for an over night stay around the Forres area as it is only a little over an hour drive from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. After perusing trip advisor and looking at reviews, we decided we would book the Cluny Bank due to the fantastic reviews. Well all I can say is WOW!!!!! What an amazing find!!!! The grandeur... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Hi Lloyd & Julia, I saw you won quite a prestigious award about a week and it jogged my memory to leave a little feedback: my stay with you was awesome and more importantly the food was superb. Liked the idea of chef acting as waiter and chef. The bed was comfy so all good. Best wishes Jody

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely surprise! This is exactly what I love about traveling in the UK. Forget the commercial blandness of chain hotels in Inverness and choose this lovely family-run hotel. The hotel is gorgeous (looks straight out of film set) and the owners make you feel like you're their most valued guests! Our room was very spacious and well appointed.... More

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Address: 69 St Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Forres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cluny Bank Hotel 4*
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A Small Hotel (Restaurant with Rooms, really) set in the best residential area of Forres, Moray. There are lots of activities within easy reach of the hotel such as golf, the world famous Malt Whisky Trail, castles, beaches and much more. Inverness is only 30 miles (airport 25 miles) away and there are many places of interest which can be reached. We have an extremely good reputation for food as you will see from the reviews. ... more   less 
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