I booked Kinnettles for my fiance's surprise valentines treat. Every year we travel somewhere different for 1 or 2 nights at Valentines. As a couple, we travel extensively during the year too on weekends away. Unequivically; Kinnettles has been one our most memorable Hotel experiences.
We've stayed in half a dozen castles and numerous country houses; some are staid and show their age in the wrong way! Kinnettles is excellently appointed with a tastefullness that adds to the unique character of the property. Rarely does the real experience exceed the hype on the website or exceed the majesty of the photos - in this case, both were true. We got much more than we expected.
The staff were superb. No stuffiness; just honest professionalism and a tailored service adding to the feeling of being welcomed into their castle! Jackie is the manager who immediately impressed us by setting up the wine cellar for our intimate evening dinner - very nice and unexpected touch. The proud personalised tour of the castle also allowed us to quickly appreciate the facilities. Jackie made us, and clearly the other guests, at ease with her 'swan like' command of the hotel. Morag was also a lovely member of staff who shared her own stories with us at dinner and stopped to pay an interest in us despite clearly being very busy during service.
Our afternoon tea, bar sevice wine, evening four course meal and in-room scottish breakfast were all a delight. The eveing meal was worth every penny and my partner and I enjoyed the variety on the menu. We consumed several bottles of bubbly and it was very reasonably priced (actually a lot less than other boutique hotels - especially those in cities).
Furthermore, our room (room 1) was a delight. We were a little late in booking to secure a suite however we were allocated a family room which meant having two huge bedrooms, a nice landing and a beautifully appointed bathroom. The main bedroom was impressive with its fireplace, immense and comfy bed and all other character features you can expect in a fine property such as this.
One thing my fiance was quick to note is how lovely and warm the entire property is - other establishments of this age we have stayed at have often been drafty or chilly or generally a tad inconsistent with the temperature. Not Kinnettles: the furness-like Victorian style raidiators are everywhere and made the stay warm thoughout. This coupled with the warmth shown from the excellent staff made this a weekend to cherish.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kinnettles Castle is a truly magnificent boutique castle hotel offering 3 luxury bedroom suites. This stunning boutique castle hotel is set in the heart of the Angus countryside. Located just 25 minutes from Dundee airport, and not too far from Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports, Kinnettles Castle offers luxury accommodation, beautiful grounds and plenty of entertainment opportunities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kinnettles Castle Forfar, Scotland