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“Great food and nice view” 4 of 5 stars
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Tufted Duck Hotel
Corsekelly Place, St Combs, Fraserburgh AB438ZS, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in St Combs
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food and nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We went to the Tuffted duck for Sunday lunch where they had a carvery on. The food was excellent. There was roast beef, pork or gamon as well as a good selection of veg and other trimmings. I went for the roast beef and is was fault less. They also had a whole grain mustrad gravy that was superb.
It has been a long time since I was last at the duck and I noticed a big change. The hotel has been completely refurbished and looks great. The staff could not have been more helpfull and there is a great sea view to enjoy. I wont be leaving it so long to go back this time.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have been to the Tufted Duck twice now - once for a wedding and once for a Golden Anniversary lunch. Both times I've been I've really been impressed and I'd choose it if I had a special occassion to plan. It is quite far out from anywhere though so maybe better for if you are local.
The function room is decorated really nice and the best part about it is the view that you get of the sea - very nice.
The bar had a really good selection of drinks and in terms of the food - can't fault it. Really good quality and very tasty.
I haven't stayed over so cannot comment on the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

The hotel have a Nice view but really Needs a be rebuild. It's old-fashioned.
Food isn't tasty.

Cheese for breakfast couple of days old. Poor and not nessesarry. You don't expect this with 4 stars hotel.

People are friendly and try to remember you as guest.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

spent Hogmanay at the tufted duck,well furnished rooms,with ensuite,very polite staff they make the booking in and out so easy,evening entertainment kicked off with arrival drinks,5 course meal which was excellent,during the meal the local pipe band played a few songs then on to the band which also was excellent,took the bells at 12 for the new year in with the band then everyone went outside for a spectacular fireworks display,then disco till 1,breakfast in the morning was served in one of the large conservatories overlooking lovely scenery out to sea,went for a walk along the beach it was quite mild for this time of year but you do have to wrap up,then back for a mouth watering carvery lunch which was also in with the package,all in all it cos £230 for the 2 of us which was money well spent,would certainly go back again.

Room Tip: ask for one at the back,my wifes parents had number 5,with excellent views out to sea.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Cannot fault this establishment - lovely location; friendly welcome; exceptionally clean and well presented rooms; great food served by pleasant staff in a restaurant overlooking the sea.....go for a drink in the bar as you enter from behind the serving counter!! I thought free drink was on the menu!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

When i approached the building by the narrow access road at dusk after a 4 hour drive i have to admit that i was wondering why on earth i had booked into this drab looking 70's style hotel....
However, once inside the building, myself and my colleague were greeted by a lovely, efficient receptionist who was very pleasant, and extremely helpfull in explaining about rooms, dinner, the bar etc.
My colleague and i had executive rooms and were pleased to have a sea view, which is preferrable to overlooking the austere car park.
The room itself was very clean, nicely decorated and had a nice, modern ensuite bathroom. On a slight negative, i would say that for £125 per room, the tv should be a bit larger as mine was too small.
The guest entrance to the bar is a little unusual in so much that you enter from behind the bar, but i was told that this will be changing in the latest phase of refurbishment which is ongoing at The Tufted Duck.
Craig in the bar was very friendly and efficient, as indeed were all the staff that i came into contact with during my one night stay, so well done on staff training!
The food is excellent and very well presented. Again, another slight negative was the fact that the kitchen door on the guest stairwell was fixed open throught my stay. Just a personal preference but i don't neccessarily want to see back of house when front of house are doing a great job of looking after guests.
I was given a deal rate on my room which was appreciated but i wouldn't have been happy to pay £125 per night. I appreciate that The Tufted Duck is in a lovely coastal location but my personal opinion is that i would be happier paying £85 at a push or less if available.
Having said all of the above, this hotel does offer great food and fabulous views if you're lucky enough to get a sea view.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Very nice place, a bit exspensive but is worth the money well done, the food is also very nice and would be a very nice place for a family trip. Also nice place, not alot round st combs a very nice calm quiet village and also a great ice creamer down the road!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corsekelly Place, St Combs, Fraserburgh AB438ZS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Fraserburgh > St Combs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in St Combs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated with panoramic coastal views, the Tufted Duck Hotel is located on the North East coast of Scotland, within the historical fishing village of St Combs. Only 40 minutes from Aberdeen, the hotel offers rest and relaxation in its resplendently decorated interior, accompanied by superb dining, fine wines and of course impeccable service. We’re already looking forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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