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“Well worth the detour” 5 of 5 stars
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Knockinaam Lodge
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Portpatrick DG9 9AD, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Portpatrick B&B and Inns
Lanarkshire
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“Well worth the detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Through Stranraer and down a long winding road to Knockinaam, sitting in a broad lawn, with private beach, and hemmed in by cliffs. A warm welcome at reception, and a nicely decorated room with large bathroom in the country house style. Then a trip into the comfortable lounge, complete with log fire, tea , coffee and excellent shortbread.
Dinner was first class, from the little cod balls to accompany drinks, to the Luce Bay sea bass , with a super beef dish, followed by Passion Fruit souffle and sorbet. Extensive wine list, if a little pricey.
Outstanding breakfast, followed off by a tour round the garden , and taking the air on the beach.
A really relaxing stop, and one to be repeated.

  • 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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  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dollar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Fabulous location, delicious food, friendly and professional staff and very comfortable room. We had two nights here for a weekend break and enjoyed everything about it. Would love to go back in the summer but enjoyed the drama of being there on a stormy winter weekend.

  • Stayed February 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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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited on Valentines weekend , we were only people in dining room & we were given a table facing onto the sea . Fabulous view as we ate a fabulous lunch . This was our second visit & we were not disappointed .A small point was that our coats were only taken from us when we asked , after being seated for a while in a lovely lounge . We were made to feel very welcome & food was of a high standard .

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

As a treat after Christmas we decided to have an D/B/B and Knockinaam Lodge who's food was recommended by the Sunday times.
Lovely setting, comfortable Hotel, nice people. Nice room but no towels - phoned reception- towels arrived. No soap ! - phoned reception - got soap.
Dinner superb untill the duck - nicely pink but very tough with wet rubbery skin. Mentioned this to very nice waitress who offered a sharper knife. Fabulous souffle and the best cheese board my husband has ever had. I was kindly given a recipe fot the sorbet I admired
Would I go back or recommend it ? I don't know. A one star meal should be perfect - it wasn't.
For the price the Hotel should have been perfect - it wasn't and has left me feeling disconcerted .So much was superb but attention to detail was lacking and having read the wonderfull reviews I feel hard done by that I did not have the same experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We had Sunday lunch here & were very impressed from start to finish . Great attention to detail in serving of food & it was faultless in taste . Fillet steak was possibly best we have tasted . Great personal attention from staff from being met at the front door on arrival to information about the hotel & is rooms . We have already booked to return ...

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I arranged a family get together at Knockinaam and it was nothing short of superb. The location is stunning, the hunting lodge is beautifully kept, the staff are incredibly accommodating and the food is amazing. We booked a number of rooms and all of them had their own individual personality and charm. The pictures on their website really don't do them justice. It can be difficult to serve a large group for dinner at the same time but Knockinaam did a wonderful job - and at breakfast too. I loved the bar with the wood paneling, open fire and extensive selection of whiskeys. Also watching the sun set over the gardens and beach was a real treat too. We all felt very spoiled. Thanks Knockinaam for an unforgettable experience.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The hotel was all that we expected it to be in a superb location overlooking the sea. The room was superb, the public rooms excellent and the ambience just right.
Of all the highlights the food and the presentation thereof could not be bettered.
One simple highlight at breakfast was an offer of a surprise omlette. Delicious!!
Needless to say the wine and spirit list was expansive. The local Bladnoch 20 yr old single malt hit the spot.
For outdoor activities there is a safe beach fronting the hotel with beach hut and a superb walk starting from the hotel to Portpatrick.
All in one of the best!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Portpatrick DG9 9AD, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Portpatrick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Portpatrick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Knockinaam Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Knockinaam Lodge is an extended Victorian house set in an idyllic cove with its own pebble beach surrounded by 30 acres of delightful grounds and was the location for a meeting between Churchill and General Eisenhower in World War II. Today, a warm welcome is assured from the proprietors and their committed team, and much emphasis is placed on providing a sophisticated but intimate home-from-home experience. There are just ten individually designed suites and our award wining restaurant provides a daily-changing four-course set menu which showcases the best local produce available. ... more   less 
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Knockinaam Lodge Portpatrick, Scotland

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