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“Fantastic stay, didn't want to leave” 5 of 5 stars
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The Hideaway Experience
Balkello Farm | Auchterhouse, Dundee, Dundee DD3 0RA, Scotland   |  
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“Fantastic stay, didn't want to leave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for the weekend for my partners 30th and we both had a fantastic time, the lovers hideaway was amazing, we didn't want to leave, the hot tub was probably the best, sitting out at night under the stars with champagne was a brilliant way to relax an unwind :) will definitely reccomend and will definitely be returning, no faults whatsoever great service xxx

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for providing the review of your stay earlier this year. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed the Lovers' Hideaway during your partner's 30th birthday and that you had a 'fantastic' time. The hot tub is a favourite with our guests and it is at its best when enjoyed at night time with a glass of bubbly. I hope that we can welcome you both back in the very near future, perhaps for another birthday celebration.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed a night in the Honeymooners as a birthday treat and had a really great time. The accommodation was of a very high standard throughout, warm, clean, spacious, homely, and done with good taste. We really enjoyed the spa area, it was the ideal way to spend a winters night, having a sauna and then enjoying a beautiful starry night from the comfort of the hot tub!

Although we live locally we felt like we had left everything behind, gotten away from it all, and enjoyed the quiet reclusion of the site. The staff were really nice and attentive and it has all been well thought through for your needs. I would highly recommend the hideaway to anyone looking for a romantic and relaxing break - spoil yourselves!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Thank you for your comprehensive review of your winter break in the Honeymooners' Hideaway. I was very pleased to read that you had a great time during your stay and that you enjoyed all the facilities including the sauna and the hot tub, with the latter really coming into its own during the chilly winter nights. Thank you for your recommendation and I very much hope you will 'spoil yourselves' again by booking another stay with us. Thank you once again.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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Newport-on-Tay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Our second time at the Hideaway.. First was in the Lovers, this time the Honeymooners.
Fantastic, secluded, luxury where you are able to switch off from it all and enjoy being a couple!
Highly recommend this to all couples.. We will be back x

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide the review of your Honeymooners' Hideaway break earlier this year. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed this Hideaway as well as your previous stay in the Lovers'. As you have said the Hideaways are a great place to simply enjoy being a couple. I hope that you find the time to stay with us again in the future.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful break away from the hustle and bustle in this quaint & quiet setting. Found not far from Dundee (15mins by car) you are far enough without being isolated.

With the countryside on your doorstep, the birds tweeting and even the sun out, this was a perfect setting for our Anniversary.

A lovely introduction/tour round the hideaway on our arrival ensured we were left to our own for the rest of our stay - however assistance was available if required.

A stunningly decorated cottage with a large touch of luxury, made it a joy.

Hoping to return again soon.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your anniversary break at the Hideaway Experience this summer. I am delighted to read that you found your Hideaway to be in a quiet setting but also that it was not too far from the amenities of Dundee. For a large number of our guests the combination of the peace and quiet of the countryside but the closeness of Dundee is very important. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the welcome on arrival, as we try and offer this when possible as we believe this helps guests to settle into the Hideaway with ease. Thank you once again for providing your feedback and I very much hope that you have the opportunity to stay again the future.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a 2 day break in The Lovers Hideaway & we can't praise it enough. Indeed, we're struggling with anything negative that's been written!
From start to finish this was fantastic. From the fresh bread & fizz in the fridge on arrival to a spotless hideaway which had everything & more you'd need for a get away from it all break. Sauna, wet room & outdoor hot tub to clean, white cotton bed linen & fluffy robes, this was luxury+. The kitchen was beautiful & we found the books of information really helpful.
An unobtrusive, succinct walk round & welcome from the staff made us feel welcome & prepared for our stay.
The weather couldn't have been better & this made sipping fizz in the hot tube just a bit special! We made good use of the cocktail bar too & loved the small touches such as magazines, takeaway menus, cocktail book & DVD selection to the washer/dryer & gas BBQ. Everything's been thought of!
Yes it's a working farm but at no time did we have any intrusions & the other hideaways ( which were all occupied) were far enough away you heard & saw no one - bliss!
Can't wait to return & can't praise the staff & hideaway enough.
We'd rather come back here than spend similar sums going to some well known hotels/spas in Scotland that we've stayed in. This really is luxury at it's very best.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Thank you very much for providing such a comprehensive review of your stay at the Lovers' Hideaway earlier this summer. I apologise for the delay in responding to it. We were very pleased to read that you enjoyed each and every feature of the Hideaway from the sauna, the hot tub to the kitchen and the gas BBQ. Thank you also for the kind comments regarding the welcome you received and the information you were provided with, which is all with the aim of allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay in peace and without inconvenience. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide your comments and I very much hope we can welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind regards
Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Booked 24 hours in the Honeymooners as a surprise for my hubby. Was an amazing night. Pure luxury. Totally exceeded my expectations!
We will definitely be returning. Highly recommend these hideaways for anyone looking to get away from it all and just enjoy each other ;)

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Honeymooners' Hideaway. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your 24 Hour Break and that you managed to keep it a surprise from your husband! We were really pleased that the experience exceeded your expectations and that you would recommend it to others. As you have said the Hideaways are a great place to simply enjoy being together. I hope that you find the time to stay with us again in the near future.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What can i say...my husband and i have just spent one evening at the romantics. It was wonderful! I feel like i have been away for a week! Hot tub was amazing and we made great use of the spa facilities! The home made bread was a lovely touch and the butcher pack was delicious! It is so nice to travel only an hour and a half from home and experience such a relaxing peaceful setting! We were not overlooked at all..even though the lodge is near to the farm house, it is completely private. Thank you very much for a wondefu nights stay, we will hopefully be returning soon :) xx

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thank you for writing such a positive review of your recent stay in the Romantics' Hideaway. I was really pleased to read that even with just one night away that you felt like it was a week! The privacy of the Hideaways is a key feature and I am delighted to read that you felt that experience as part of your relaxing break. Thank you also for the kind comments regarding the bread and the local butcher meat pack. I hope that you find the time to book again in the future and that you have a longer break next time!

Kind regards
Claire Moncrieff
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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Address: Balkello Farm | Auchterhouse, Dundee, Dundee DD3 0RA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dundee
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Dundee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hideaway Experience is Scotland's couples only 5 star exclusive accommodation. No children, no groups, no stag parties just three 5 star luxury Hideaways located entirely on their own, set well apart from each other in beautiful rolling countryside at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills. Designed for complete privacy, rest, relaxation and fun the luxury Hideaways have a layout and facilities of a luxury hotel suite, but set alone from each other in the Scottish countryside. Guests can enjoy a dedicated spa room, outside hot tub, modern kitchen with a range of gadgets and SMEG appliances, double sided fire, four poster bed, cocktail bar. Located on a farm, guests can enjoy romantic walks, use the mountain bikes provided or take a short journey into the City of Dundee for great restaurants, shops and nightlife. ... more   less 
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