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“pityfull indeed” 1 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Castle   |   Letham KY15 7RU, Scotland   |  
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“pityfull indeed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Arrived as guests to find our room dirty and extremely dusty, hairs in bath, no shower and the skirtings in the bathroom were filthy, also thick urine stains on underside of loo seat!!!! sheets on the bed appeared to be laundered but had awful stains on them. there were dead flies on the carpet too, which in my opinion had not seen a hoover in weeks or perhaps months. We complained about the cleanliness of the room and was given a £30 discount, still feel ripped off as we have stayed in travelodges for £9 a night and felt more like king and queen of the castle!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Spennymoor, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We had a fantastic and fun trip upto Fernie Castle. The castle it's self has all the character you would expect of a 450 - 500year old castle and more. The rooms we stayed in along with the public spaces which we had the pleasure to use druing our stay, (bar, banqueting hall, breakfast room and lounge,) were clean, decorarted and furnished with character. All of the staff were very helpful, friendly and accomodating making our stay altogether fun and enjoyable. I would definitely have no problem visiting Fernie Castle again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We stayed at Fernie castle with friends & family, and had an amazing time, The castle its self is fantastic, the grounds are beautiful and a lovely loch to walk by.
The bedrooms were spotless, nice white crisp bedding, fresh & clean and huge, we had the Monarchs suit and it was fabulous.
All the rooms that our group had were very clean as we all had a look at each others "a girlie thing" Not one of us was disappointed.
The staff were very helpful and friendly we couldnt of asked for a nicer place to stay. the food was amazing.
Hopefully we will be returning again soon, it was an amazing weekend all thanks to family & friends.
But most of all Many Thanks to the staff & owners of Fernie castle XXX

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

I stayed here with a colleague, and we were impressed with the building, although the weeds on the driveway let down the overall effect. The bedrooms are huge, but not entirely fresh. My loo had stinky drains, obvious as soon as I went into my room. The bar is in a nice stone cellar, although sadly draught beer is absent. The dinner menu was very limited indeed, although the food was adequate.
This is a wedding venue, possibly a very good one, but it doesn't quite work if all you want is a comfy bedroom and good food and drink.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We went here for Y2K and went back again more recently. We love Fernie Castle. The service is fabulous, the dinner is wonderful and the food is splendid. The first time we stayed, we were surprised to find that we got the room in the brochure! Very comfortable bed and nice amenities. When we returned, the rooms had been upgraded and are of even better quality. My favorite part of the castle is the Dungeon bar! Recommended!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

We attended a family wedding at Fernie Castle on 23/07/11. The location was perfect,the hosts were wonderful and too top it off the weather was as good as you could get.
The happy couple were able to get married outside at a quaint little archway which really made for a memorable day. The guests had travelled from all over to attend the wedding and the ones lucky enough too stay in the castle were impressed with the accomodation.The food was very tasty and the Laird was a very cool calm and collected host, his timing was just so and talking to him you could tell he had a very dry sense of humour.
I look forward to returning to Fernie castle as a weekend guest in the near future.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Having recently held our wedding at Fernie, I am shocked by the negative comments. Half of the family travelled from Wales and the other half are local Scots. It is now a week after the ceremony and all of our family members are still raving about the occasion. It would simply not have run as perfectly as it did had we not gone to Fernie. The Laird was wonderful, calm, professional and a credit to his castle. The accommodation was clean, photogenic, and utterly romantic. They have obviously conducted many weddings over the years but ours felt like the most important one they had held. That surely tells you that they care deeply about what they do. I could not falut one thing. We would strongly recommend Fernie and all of its staff who helped us celebrate an unforgettable day. Mrs & Mr S.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Letham KY15 7RU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Letham
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Letham
Hotel Class:3 star — Fernie Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Fernie Castle Hotel Scotland/Letham

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