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Durn House

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
Reviewed May 14, 2015

We happened upon the Durn House when a different hotel cancelled our reservation at the last minute. What a pleasant surprise as the Durn House was spectacular. Our journey had been fraught with illness, lost luggage, and the cancelled reservation at another hotel. From the welcome to the departure, the manager and staff were professional, courteous and helpful. Rarely does...

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and generous Review. Serendipity is a wonderful experience and we are delighted that we went some way to making your overall trip to Scotland a memorable one. We look forward to maybe meeting again in the future - Haste Ye Back Warmest regards John and Sandra

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 11, 2015

Arrived at durn house at 3pm and on check in were asked to pre order our dinner and reserved table for 7.15. We were then shown to our room The Ferguson suite which was very nice with a large bathroom en suite.However room had a cold draught from the window. We went down for dinner at 7.15 and from there...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautiful service, glorious food, very special bed linen. Only one night but blimey, I could have stayed for ever. Fabulous hot stone massage from Debbie, exquisite hosting from Agnes and team. Already planning my return! Loved it, thanks. Jenny.

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind and generous Review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Durn House. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future - Haste Ye Back!! Warmest regards John and Sandra

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 9, 2015

My family spent two nights being spoilt by wonderful service, delicious food and in 3 sumptuous rooms. I could not think of a better venue anywhere as a base for my 60th birthday celebrations, visiting Speyside and seaside over 3 days. A very happy time. Agnes was brilliant in helping us organise the visit to Durn house and chef Luke...

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and generous Review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your Birthday stay with us. We are always reviewing our food offerings to ensure that Guests are offered the very best of Fayre, with locally sourced produce being utilised as far as possible. We hope to see you again in the near future...

Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Well I came to Durn House for a getaway treat for myself and it did everything & more to fill my expectations. The building, decor and area is absolutely beautiful! Couldn't have faulted my room! I stayed in The luxurious Durn Suite and throughly enjoyed my free standing bath and massive cosy bed! I thought I was going a bit...

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind and generous Review, we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also appreciate the fact that you recognise the efforts that our Team take to ensure that Guests receive the highest levels of service and attention. We look forward to greeting you again in the near future -...

Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon here. The food was fantastic - especially les macarons. You can bring your own Prosecco but have to pay corkage. We had the room to ourselves with good music playing which set a very nice atmosphere. The interior was well decorated. We enjoyed learning about the history too; will definitely be back.

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and generous Review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea. We aim to provide the highest levels of food offerings coupled with a relaxing ambiance in order for our Guests to enjoy the occasion. We look forward to greeting you again in the near future - Haste Ye Back Warmest regards John...

Portsoy, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I had an excellent meal last night at Durn House. This was a Christmas gift and we were not disappointed. We have had many meals here for different occasions, but this was just because we had been given a gift voucher. There is a new chef since the last time we were there at New Year. Luke...

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Fiona for your kind and generous Review. We shall pass on your praises to the Staff, who we are sure will be delighted with your comments. Our new Chef, Luke, is beginning to build up a reputation for fine food and we shall be introducing new and exciting menu's in the future, reflecting the vast array...

Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Me and a few friends came to stay for a few days and as soon as we arrived to the day we left we was most pleased with our stay. Staff were very nice and felt very comfortable. I will definitely be planning on returning to durn house in the near future. Thank you for making my stay very enjoyable...

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to greeting you again in the near future - Haste Ye Back Warmest regards - John and Sandra

Moray, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited Durn house for a pre booked Easter Sunday lunch and found the day a total disaster. On arrival we were greeted by a sweet young waitress who eventually took our drinks and menu order after a long wait. We were then called to the dining room where we waited a further 20 minutes before our starter arrived on...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 16, 2015

Friendly helpful staff excellent food. Well run. Just amazing place to relax. Really enjoyed and felt very welcome! Whilst we were there they also had a comedy night which was very good. I would recommend anyone to stay at durn house, I'll also be wanting to come back.

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and generous Review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to be able to greet you again in the neat future. Haste Ye Back Warmest regards John and Sandra

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Durn House nestles on a quiet country road, by a small stream, and within easy walking distance of the main street and Portsoy's famous 17th-c. Old Harbour. Durn House is an elegant Georgian Mansion House in its own grounds offering luxury accommodation in large rooms with luxury en-suites or private bathrooms at sensible rates. Warm hospitality, excellent service and sumptuous breakfasts await our guests. Steeped in history, Durn House was believed to have been built in the Adams style by Sir James Dunbar of Durn in circ. 1770. The house has retained many of its original features with huge open fires, superb plasterwork, magnificent stone spiral staircase, and very large rooms. Durn House has many important historical links including the Battle of Culloden, as well as being home to the famous Scottish Astronomer James Furguson. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Durn House

Address: Durn House Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Portsoy
Price Range: $114 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Durn House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Durn House Hotel Portsoy
Durn House Portsoy, Scotland
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“Do bear in mind that it's an old building with no lift to the second floor!”
eurotraveller010, Apr 3, 2017 | Read review
“Well signposted once you get to Portsoy”
lauriecampbell, Mar 30, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms look good but suite well worth a little extra.”
532kateb, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
“Most but not all bedrooms are spacious and en suite. The hotel does weddings.”
Reports, Feb 3, 2017 | Read review
“Look for out of season break”
corriecoich, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
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