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The Cluny Bank Hotel

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69 St Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not leaving Jules out...she does a beautiful job of serving and tending to every need of the guests. She does a wonderful job. Lloyd is a genius in the kitchen and I really just wanted to stay and spend the day in the kitchen learning from him. The food was amazing and his enthusiasm is contagious. Our room... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very comfortable hotel with excellent food. However, the experience was overshadowed by the reception. One expects a warm welcome and friendliness at such a small establishment. However, this was not experienced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here at the end of April for one night. I agree with the official description that this is a restaurant with rooms in that the meal in the restaurant was to a very high standard and enhanced by the enthusiasm for his menu displayed by the chef patron. The accommodation did not quite match the standard of the... More 

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jazz1957luke, Owner at The Cluny Bank Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post the review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the food served in the restaurant and that you found the rooms comfortable and clean. We took the decision a few years ago to take the tourists bodies designations as a "Restaurant with Rooms" due to us feeling that the food surpassed what... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Was booked in by a client to this hotel, i would not normally have chosen it. Rooms were clean and well presented, the building is an impressive victorian mansion and looked good from the outside. I was shocked to see the price of the restaurant menu food - London prices in quiet little Forres. Not happy at the thought of... More 

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jazz1957luke, Owner at The Cluny Bank Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry and truly saddened that you did not enjoy your stay with us and I can only apology if you found we did not meet the required standards for your stay. Your Client (our customer) has now been booking and paying for rooms with us for the last 18 months, mainly due to their colleagues and business associates... More 

Wangs, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

"Best Hotel stay ever" is not the truth, because it isn`t just a Hotel, it is a perfect mixture of accomondation in a wonderful house and best dinning in a very pleasant restaurant. We enjoyed it very much as a very warm, friendly place to stay ! We loved to start an end the Dinners in the bar, which is... More 

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jazz1957luke, Owner at The Cluny Bank Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your lovely review of your stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated everything we do to ensure our guests feel relaxed and comfortable and it is really lovely to hear that you will return. Great to hear you found the same wine as you... More 

Spotsylvania, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Cluny Bank in March of this year. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property. Beautiful, conveniently located and did I mention the amazing hosts?? Jules was very helpful and answered all of my questions and Lloyd is an AMAZING chef and hilarious to boot!! Our room was cleaned and restocked daily... More 

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jazz1957luke, Owner at The Cluny Bank Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are only too happy to help out were we can and thank your booking your table in advance and enjoyed your dining experience with us. More 

Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had I not driven for five hours to reach this establishment, and arrived at 7.45pm, I would have walked out. On arrival I enquired as to the availability of food. Food was available but only on the basis of room service. When questioned why, I was informed that the restaurant had to be booked in advance. The first time of... More 

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jazz1957luke, Owner at The Cluny Bank Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us and apologise for the answers given to your questions on arrival. We really do not set out in any way to make our guests feel unwelcome and do try to accommodate our guests requests as much as we can. Cluny Bank is a restaurant with rooms and in... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The experience is one not to be missed when it comes to being totally looked after from arrival to departure. This was our second visit and it was even better than the last time. The very warm welcome we received and the constant attention to detail in meeting our needs was first class. The room was very clean and as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have just left Cluny Bank after our 4th visit. Once again we had a fabulous stay. Jules and Lloyd always make you very welcome. Between them you get great food, fabulous hospitality and a relaxing friendly and thoroughly enjoyable stay. Lloyds food is simply stunning, always excellent and often a few surprises along the way, Jules always has a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

LOCATION: Excellent. in a nice and quiet posh end of the town. HOTEL: Lovely building with lots of character, nicely decorated rooms FOOD: Excellent cooked breakfast menu and superb dining HOSPITALITY: Very friendly atmosphere created by the owners. they even offered to give us a lift to the station the day we were leaving, as the taxi was late.

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