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Castle Hotel Huntly
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Huntly
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Recently had Xmas lunch with my good friend. Dining room really cold, waitress supplied a fan heater for our feet. Food not very hot, traditional turkey and trimmings, no mashed or boiled potatoes, only a few rubbery roasties, no stuffing, gravy tasted like instant. Soup was tomato and butternut but tasted like a tin of Heinz cream of tomato. Service slow and erratic but friendly. Moved to lounge for dessert and seeking warmth but sadly not much warmer. Sat with milk and cup but no pot of tea, offered mince pies while still eating dessert, no napkin or sideplate to put them on so declined. No hot water in toilet. Front entrance shabby looking and lacking festive charm. Suggest some background music, candles, nice smells, mulled wine as a welcome would be a nice gesture. It didn't cost much, £20 each including tip, so we didn't complain. Beautiful setting and has such potential.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner on a Saturday night. We pre booked and stayed in the bar area. This enabled us to choose from bar menu and a la carte menu. If you choose to sit in restaurant then only a la carte available.
Great traditional ales with fast service. My glass was never empty for long!
Food was excellent and would definitely recommend it.
We shall definitely return.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank Zen1th
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights while visiting family. The hotel is lovely with all the grandeur that you would expect from a property of this age. It was very busy, and due to this the service was slow on the first night. Food was amazing, we opted for the bar menu both nights and were not disappointed. The chicken and leek pie is amazing!!!! Breakfast the first morning was slow again with the service but the food was definitely worth the wait, eggs Benedict, yum!!! We stayed in room 18 which was stunning, over looking the long drive way, you certainly felt like the king and queen of the castle. Would certainly stay again.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have stayed at the Huntly Castle Hotel quite a few times over the years when I visit family and friends in the North East and am always well looked after in this family run hotel.

Probably the best thing is the peace and quiet. Being a former country house in its own extensive grounds, there is no traffic noise or other disturbances – you are guaranteed a goods night sleep in the well appointed bedrooms. It’s a comfortable and relaxing hotel to stay in.

Breakfast is served in the dining room and cooked to order. I take my evening meal in the bar - as a single traveller it’s a bit more informal and generally the hotel’s focus in the evening, and can get a table to spread out paper work and portable computer and connect to the hotel’s wi-fi network.

I have stayed at many hotels in the North East with various degrees of success, but can thoroughly recommend the Huntly Castle and have every expectation of returning there. Enjoy !

Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at this elegant country hotel well located in Huntly, close to Aberdeen.We were upgraded to a lovely suite with a 4 poster bed. The hotel is family run and they have excellent staff. The food is a very high standard especially the bread and butter pudding. The hotel is situated in lovely grounds with plenty of parking.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We ate in the bar area as you get access to both the bar and restaurant menu. The food was high quality and delicious without the high price tag. We were referred by a nearby B&B we were staying at and could not have been more pleased. The staff were friendly and laid back and the overall atmosphere was just lovely. My boyfriend had a great time trying a few of the many whisky's they have available. I had fish and he had steak, both were wonderful.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We found the place very nice, set us even when we were very late.
the Bridge is out and a navigation system will send you the wrong way, take the Portsoy road from dufftown or Huntly.

We did the Sunday supper, it was very nice indeed. Tried the Chicken stuffed with Haggis and the Venison. Both were wonderful. We then Completed the meal with a nice whisky.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Castle Hotel Huntly

Address: Huntly AB54 4SH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Huntly
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Huntly
Price Range: $163 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle Hotel Huntly 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Castle Hotel is a beautiful four-star country house located in the heart of Scotland's Castle and Whisky country. You'll find a genuine friendliness and sincerity that is effortlessly nurtured by a team of dedicated individuals who strive to ensure your stay in Scotland is everything it should be. The Castle Hotel encapsulates the very essence of charm and warmth and exudes unparalleled sincerity. Its tranquil location and breathtaking views make it a formidable escape. ... more   less 
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