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Fournet House Guest House

18, Balvenie Street, Dufftown AB55 4AB, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My brother and I stayed here with a couple of friends from Germany. We were on the Whisky Trail and the Fournet is well located for lots of distilleries. There are also a couple of good pubs for whisky and beer just round the corner. One is also a good restaurant. We weren't sure quite what to expect of Fournet... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I stay in many guest houses due to my occupation and this must be the worst I have ever stayed in the smell of cats was unbelievable, the rooms were dirty and the clutter was worse. Did not have breakfast as I was worried about the cleanliness of the place. No sound on the television in the room a shared... More 

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AlisonWatFournet, Owner at Fournet House Guest House, responded to this review

Trip advisor's response to a review of this type is 'we encourage visitors to read all the reviews so that they can see this review as a mere aberration.' I see it as an opportunity to thank all the people who have helped me especially the firm whose disinfectant has such a high specification that it can be used in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My first impression was the strong smell of cat urine in the common areas. Alison has a few cats, and while they stay mostly confined the smell permeates. It's not so bad in the rooms, especially higher up, but I still needed to keep my windows open to be comfortable. My next impression was of all the pillows and trinkets... More 

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AlisonWatFournet, Owner at Fournet House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your response which I have only just read and I have to say I am totally horrified and appalled to read your words. I can only apologise, I am so very sorry and will take every precaution possible to ensure that guests are both more than comfortable and really enjoy staying here at Fournet. Yes, the internet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had a wonderful stay here thanks to the helpfulness and graciousness of our hostess, Alison. She is a marvelous cook, very accommodating to our special dietary needs. Before we came to Dufftown for the first time, she gave us information on taxis and other things via email; really went above and beyond. The house has two living rooms and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed for a week for the Autumn Festival. Fournet House is cozy n warm, very conveniently located to distilleries. Alison is a wonderful host and kind. The rooms were warm and reasonably sized. Bathroom is great, spacious n clean. Alison runs a tight ship without hard n strict rules, and makes an awesome hardy breakfast. Prices are very reasonable. Internet... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Attracted by the colorful car in front of the Fournet House and the bright exterior I wanted to check it out! Inside I felt like Alice in Wonderland. The rooms have so many decorative things, that looking around feels like a treasure hunt. Little baskets, lamps, mirros and cushions make this place everything but your ordinary guest house.The bathroom even... More 

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We had a really lovely stay at Fornet House, Alison is a very welcoming hostess and a great cook. We really enjoyed the breakfasts and also enjoyed a very memorable late supper of Scottish smoked salmon and French red wine. We stayed one night in the yellow theme double room and another in the pink. Both have beautiful and quirky... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We have stayed at Fournet House several times now and fully intend to return again and again. The whole place is comfortable, relaxing and very friendly. Alison always does her best to make us feel at home and looks after us very well! (I had a rotten cold this time and was promptly provided with ginger and lemon tea and... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

This is a lovely place to stay. We stayed for the Dufftown Highland Games after arriving in town with no where to stay. Alison was generous and very accommodating. Would highly recommend this place.

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Aberdeenshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

A warm, friendly, nurturing place with very good food.

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