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“Perfect for families” 4 of 5 stars
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Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Ferntower Road, Crieff PH7 3LQ, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Crieff
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Perfect for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Just returned from a 2 night mini break here. The strength of the hotel is undoubtedly it's facilities for children. The big country kids club is great and my 2 year old had a brilliant time there which meant my husband and I could enjoy a peaceful dinner both evenings. The staff are really lovely and I felt very comfortable leaving my little boy with them. The kids high tea each night also works really well- good choice of food. Only comment would be to provide children's knives and forks instead of adult ones.

We dined in both the brasserie and Meikle restaurants. The service was excellent in both. We were both abit disappointed with our main courses in the brasserie - fish dishes that were abit greasy but that was only a small thing and the great cocktails more than made up for that.

Overall a great stay- not ever stayed anywhere so geared up towards families and would definitely return

Stayed March 2014
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CrieffHydroHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for your brilliant review, Faye W. Our BIG Country team members were cock-a-hoop to read how much your wee boy enjoyed his time there and thank you for your cutlery suggestion too. We're really chuffed to hear that you're already planning another visit and hope to see you soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a log weekend in Neitherleigh - the lodge which has 6 bedrooms - it was perfect for our family of 7 adults and 5 children. Any minor problems were rapidly resolved and it was very warm and comfortable on a cold weekend. There is also plenty of activities for every age group.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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CrieffHydroHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
We're thrilled that our newest Lodge, Netherleigh, came up trumps for you and your family, Helen B. Here's hoping you'll all return in warmer climes, when you can take advantage of our wonderful range of outdoor activities.
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the last. The service we received for our evening meal at The Brasserie was excellent. We love the location and the walks on the hotels doorstep. The only bad point was that our bedroom was too warm through the night for us.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CrieffHydroHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
It's brilliant to read that your second stay was great fun and value for money, Bensterboy. Sorry that your bedroom was a bit too warm at night-time 'though. Please remind us when you next book and we'll be sure to allocate a cooler room. Hope you'll be back before long.
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Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We recently spent 2 nights at the hydro with my 4yr old son, my mum and my 86yr old granny. Needless to say I was very skeptical as to how this trip would pan out and whether or not Crieff hydro was for us. Well I can safely say that we had a brilliant time from start to finish. The staff are amazing, so friendly and seemingly so happy in their work (quite a rare thing to see). Our rooms were perfect and the food was delicious! (I wish they would tell me their whisky cream sauce recipe!). The best thing for me, however, was the big country kids club. My son is autistic and I was worried he wouldn't settle. How wrong I was. The staff made him feel at ease (and myself) and he loved his time there. The facilities they have there are brilliant and I couldn't fault it. With this and the kids tea the hotel lays on, meant that I could have a relaxed 3 course dinner and my son was happily playing in the club making lots of new friends, perfect for both of us. They have lots of activities at the hotel but unfortunately we weren't there long enough to enjoy them. We enjoyed the pool facilities and it was lovely to have a toddler pool that was so warm. My only criticism would be that the hotel itself was absolutely roasting. Apart from that, it was a prefect break for all our family and I can't wait to go back and this time for longer.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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CrieffHydroHotel, Public Relations Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
We had a 'warm and fuzzy' glow after reading your stellar review, MrsHogg. Thanks! Our Executive Chef was beaming from ear to ear to be complimented on his Whisky Sauce and he'll gladly share his recipe if you'd care to contact us. We're all delighted to hear you're already planning to return.
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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Returned to hotel Last week for the second time this year, my birthday, and again found the staff so nice and helpful. My wife has a Assistance Dog and not once we're when challenged or refused entry, the staff were obviously were trained.

The accommodation was first class, room cleaned and towels changed daily all with a smile.

Breakfast would keep anyone going all day what a variety something for everyone and eat all you want, where as the evening meal was very relaxing and staff could not do enough to make your meal enjoyable.

Had a go at the 4x4 driving, an experience not to be missed.

Room Tip: Both rooms I have been in were excellent.
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  • Stayed March 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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CrieffHydroHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
We remember you and your wife well, woody-troon - not to mention your wife's fantastic 'hearing dog' and we're all thrilled to receive such a glowing review. Our CEO also circulated a copy of your lovely 'Thank You' letter to all the team. Here's hoping you'll be back to see us soon.
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A fantastic place to go to set in a beautiful part of Scotland to get away from the rat race. The room in the hotel was very nice and comfortable and the food was fantastic. Lots of activities to take part in or a great place just to chill out and relax. Will be back.

  • Stayed March 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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CrieffHydroHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
We all felt pretty chilled out after reading your "Relaxing" review, Marty19683. As firm believers in the importance of allowing time for R&R, we were delighted that the Hydro ticked all the boxes for you on this occasion. Great to hear you'll be back someday.
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Irvine, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Recently spent three days at crieff hydro and every member of our family definitely gave it the thumbs up! From the minute you wake up and have the fantastic breakfast, there is a massive array of activities to keep you occupied, and unlike other resorts they don't always cost extra! We went off road driving, swimming, walking and my 5 month old went to mini monsters. We all had great fun but there is always a little area of the hotel you can find for some peace and quiet or to read and have a drink away from the buzz. Our room was gorgeous and we had dinner included which we took in the Meikle restaurant. The food was exceptionally good and we couldn't find fault with it. All in all great hotel, great staff and we will definitely be back

Room Tip: We recommend a family room in the main hotel
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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CrieffHydroHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
If we could write the perfect review it would probably look very much like yours! We were all so chuffed to read what a brilliant time you had during your 3 day break. To hear that you're already planning a return stay was just the icing on the cake! We can't wait to see you all again.
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Address: Ferntower Road, Crieff PH7 3LQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Crieff
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Crieff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 254
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arguably the most comprehensive family resort in Scotland, 4 star Crieff Hydro is centrally located in its own 900 acre estate with an unrivaled range of leisure pursuits for all ages. Choose from over 40 on-site leisure activities and take advantage of inclusive daily childcare for 2-12 year olds in the 700m2 kids club. Extensively redeveloped from top to bottom, Crieff Hydro is only an hours drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. ... more   less 
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