We arrived early on a Friday afternoon when it was apparent Wedding preparations were in full swing and staff were very busy. Despite this we were promptly attended to at Reception and were delighted that our room was ready ahead of the normal check in.
Lovely big double deluxe room which oozed character and had views of the garden. Tea/coffee facilities but no mini-bar which was a surprise but not a problem. Nice big bathroom with a deep bath but no shower which was unusual but again not a problem. Shampoo/shower gel supplied was of a good quality. The TV offers movies/music etc at an additional price (unlimited music/movies) of £11 for unlimited use which was excellent value if like us you just wished to relax in the room.
We opted to eat in the basement Bistro which had a nice atmosphere about it. It was very busy and again the service was excellent. The menu was extensive and the food was delicious so we would definitely recommend.
Served between 7-10.....in the Orangery Dining Room. Service was good again and quality of food was good. My wife follows a wheat/gluten free and as such suitable toast was provided when we asked. My only point would be.....more variety/choice of fresh fruit/individual yogurt pots.
In summary - lovely location, elegant Country Hotel, good service, stately rooms and good food. Would we return.....absolutely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balbirnie House is a quite unique multi-award winning country house hotel which combines understated luxury with superb service and outstanding value. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest of the privately owned small luxury hotels in Scotland, Balbirnie offers a wonderful experience, whatever the occasion of your visit. Fine food, lovely surroundings and above all a real sense of friendly Scottish hospitality combine to create quite a unique setting for today’s house guests to enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balbirnie House Hotel Markinch
- Balbirnie House Markinch, Scotland