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“Very nice place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Merryburn Hotel

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Merryburn Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Birnam B&B and Inns
Sandnes
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great staff, good service. The food for breakfast and dinners was great. Hillary is a great host and you feel very welcome .
The hotel have good parking and are excellent stay for salmon fishers in Tay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Skientusiast
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

We are newlyweds and we had our Reception there, and we had a fab time!! Hilary and her staff did everything that we asked for and more, we cannot fault the service from any of them.. We had a meal there before the wedding and the food was to die for (especially the Tomato and Herb Soup!!) The food at the reception was amazing, most of our guests even said it was the best meal they had ever had!! (Compliments to the Chef!) We even got up late on the Sunday morning and Hilary still had a breakfast table set up waiting for us, making sure we still got our breakfast after a very heavy night, which certainly helped our hangovers!! We will certainly be recommending them to anyone who is thinking of staying there, or having a meal.. Or a Wedding....

Room Tip: Room 5 has an en suite and a very comfortable bed..!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kerry S
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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Me and my wife come to Dunkeld fishing quiet a few times and stay for many weeks over the year.
We didn't know of Hilary's place until our usual hotel didn't have any room one night.
We can come to Dunkeld for a couple of day's and end up staying a couple of weeks so we usually extend our visit as and when.
The friendliness shown by Hilary was really warming, nothing was too much trouble.
The food was really good and plentiful.
We have stayed at 4 other hotels in Dunkeld during our trips and can honestly say this is far better than most, even the one's at £150 per night.
Don't expect a castle or your average b&b !!! it his neither,
it is clean, warm, friendly with good food and excellent service.
We have just booked back in ! why don't you give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CaptWilko
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Birnam
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

I am a local to the Merryburn. I have to say over the last few years and me and my wife know its has been a long hard road for Hilary sweat blood and we are sure probably a few tears this place is now in a good place. We eat here all the time when I am home. I have to say (as a chef myself of over 25 years) the food is great. My family when they come too visit always book there rooms here which are always tip top and always comment on Hilarys hospitality and the way she goes out her way to make you feel special.( and believe me that's from people who have very high standards).
Take from a local to avoid disappointment book a table enjoy the hospitality the great value freshly cooked food, and the great banter in the cellar bar. A great day/night out that wont break the bank.
Keep up the work Hilary and Cliff in the words of a famous film build it and they will come.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PeachieBirnam
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

Another lovely trip to Dunkeld , stayed at the Merryburn . Very well looked after by the staff, they cannot do enough to make you feel at home! We had dinner at Howies Bistro in Dunkeld this trip , which is also fabulous. We had a great breakfast with good choice and great local eggs. The hotel is in good location , no noise , great for walking , we had a lovely walk along the river to Dunkeld and Back. We Will be back!! Thanks to you all for making our weekend so special.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HOTELINSPECTORABZ
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Markinch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

This lovely wee hotel left us feeling more like having stayed with good friends and cannot be recommended enough. It is a small hotel with a very friendly bar and good restaurant and is all the better for it. Your host Hilary will do her best to make you feel relaxed and welcomed. We had bought our 2 night deal on a B&B basis as part of a Groupon offer but would have happily paid full price and indeed will contact Hilary directly in future. Hilary was even willing to be flexible with the Groupon voucher expiry date should we be unable to find a weekend to suit my Wife's holidays, however this was not required in the end.

We stayed in Room 1 an ensuite double (or twin if required) and as was a zip together the bed was huge much bigger than the King Size we're used to at home.

The first night we walked into Dunkeld for a meal at the lovely Howie's Bistro and had a couple of Drinks in Dunkeld.

The second evening we decided late in the day around 7pm to eat in the Merryburn, as when we arrived back at the we could smell the specials for the evening, a selection of homemade curries which were excellent and very good value. Even although we hadn't previously booked or even mentioned this to Hilary, who was probably just wanting to finish up for the evening, this wasn't too much trouble. The breakfasts on both mornings were also very good, using good quality ingredients.

The hotel had a couple of anglers staying the first night who were obviously loyal regulars and it would be just the sort of place where the more you returned the more you would want to go back.

As others have mentioned this hotel is about 50 meters from the A9 and about 100 meters from the railway line and station but I can honestly say I never heard any real noise and I often have problems getting to sleep if noise is an issue. The hotel is directly opposite the Birnam Arts Centre and about a 10-15 minute walk into Dunkeld should you wish.

The weekend we stayed a local family were leaving for pastures new and a small bash was being held in the Cellar bar on the Saturday night and I can honestly say Ive never been made feel more welcome in a local bar for a long long time.

An excellent time and we hope to return once again in the near future.

Room Tip: Room 1 was to the rear looking south towards the railway and had no noise issues that I was aware of...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Saintoid
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

We had a great time at this hotel. Our room was fine. . Just what we expected for the price. Clean and fresh with a little en suite. It was very quiet, I was a bit worried as a previous review mentioned it near the road, but I can honestly say I never hear the road. It is a family run hotel with Hilary being one of the most helpful owner I have met. We were walking to the hermitage and she printed of a map for us without being asked. She couldn't do enough for us. There were six of us for the weekend and we all thought it was a perfect weekend. As for the breakfast, it was great, our every request was met. We will all be going back it really felt like home.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bubblesjax
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Property: Merryburn Hotel
Address: Station Road, Birnam PH8 0DS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Birnam
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Birnam
Number of rooms: 5
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