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Kinnettles Castle
Ranked #2 of 15 Forfar B&B and Inns
glasgow
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“Amazing”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This 5 star beautiful castle/ boutique hotel is truly amazing, from when you first drive through the gates up the sweeping tree lined approach up to the castle. From the moment you step through the doors into the inviting entrance you know that you are just going to love it's warm and friendly atmosphere. Deco is a mixture of old and new- the old is the beautiful cornicing, original open log fire in the bar/lounge which is modern boutique style. The bedrooms were great with all the usual home from home appliances.

The food was amazing, for lunch we had a mixture of chicken with mango open sandwich, blt and a club sandwich which were amazing. Diner was as you would expect for a 5 star castle/hotel simply the best-:) Jacquie and Marlene were great both very warm and attentive, they couldn't have offered to do anymore. Will definitely recommend to friends. Thanks again-:)-:)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Not much more can be said about the venue and location...But I'd like to back up the sentiments of others. Kinnettles Castle is just beautiful.

Upon arrival to the grounds, you're immediately entranced: From the gated entrance (with it's own wonderful Gate House) to the tree-lined approach up to the castle itself. It's all you would hope for from such a special venue.

Internally, the decor is just right. There are some stunning traditional features such as the grand main staircase and the beautifully crafted cornicing throughout. The bar/lounge area is a modern boutique-style with large comfortable leather sofas but still retains some of the more original touches such an open log fire, which creates a cosy and homely environment.

As for our accommodation, my wife and I stayed for one night in the 'Tower suite'. Whilst it's space was impressive - it's split over 2 levels - it didn't quite have the wow factor I would expect of a 5 star suite. In the bedroom, the decor is contemporary as is the bathroom but there were some marks on the walls and a couple of worn looking fixtures which could be addressed. The upper level is the living area which consists of large sofas, a further TV (there is one in the bedroom) and a lovely traditional fireplace. Again though, it could do with a refresh and some additional touches/niceties to make it look less sparse. To be honest, these are very minor issues which didn't detract from the overall experience.

Up there with the stunning location and views is the service from the staff. And the food! Beautifully cooked duck, risotto and a fantastic cooked Scottish breakfast. Brilliant. As I alluded to already, the staff are wonderful. Special mention has to go to both Jacquie and Marlene (apologies for any misspellings!) who were lovely - both very attentive, warm and friendly. They couldn't have offered to do any more, another feather in the cap of Kinnettles Castle.

We'll be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The newly opened Kinnettles castle hotel is a dream venue for a wedding or conference but also superb for anyone with business in the Angus area with fast easy road links to Dundee,Perth, etc
Great find delighted with the standard of accommodation and the value for money cannot be beaten.
Try it out now before they push those prices up.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Kinnettles Castle is amazing !
On arrival , an enchanting castle , spacious grounds and fine views . Interior decor more modern but well thought out and and very comfortable boutique style, homely feel . Very spacious bedrooms and fantastic facilities, dining room(s) , bar , recreation rooms , conservatory etc . You don't need a pool or spa here (its a Scottish castle!), this is for a luxurious break and accessible to many local tourist attractions if you want to leave!
Staff were wonderful and special thanks to Morag for her help throughout and to Manger Andrew and his team on getting 5 stars. . We look forward to returning again and will happily recommend Kinnettles to our family , friends and to anyone wanting an escape to this lovely Scottish castle .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

What can i say Kinnettles Castle is fabulous,
Wonderful reception by all the staff ,who were fantastic and so willing to ensure your stay at the castle is relaxed an enjoyable. The room was lovely & very spacious, and spotless. The view from the room and area around the castle was stunning. Shall definately go back again. One of the best hotels we have stayed at also the food was delicious.

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scotland
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Just returned from an overnight stay with my best friend.
We were treated so well by Morag we felt we had made a new friend!
The room was the best I have ever stayed in and as you know I have been around the globe a bit !
Everything you could want was catered for and the food was delicious....fresh....yummy and ...innotative. I cannot wait to return,
The castle is so beautifully decorated and I have had never had a bathroom with such a beautiful view.
Well done Castle Kinnettles
All awesome especially Morag who could not do enough for us including bring us extra white toast and brown and tomato sauce. Your bosses should be so proud to have such an attentive and professional staff member.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the castle for 2 nights over a weekend and were amazed. The building itself is like something from a Disney movie, totally unique and a real talking point. The inside is very well decorated in a contemporary style, it may not be to everyone's taste but the look and feel has been achieved very well. The Games rooms give a little bit of indulgence and add to the feeling of it being a venue rather than just a hotel. I agree with an earlier review that nibble etc could have been good, there was the idea that you could have anything but you needed to ask. There were lovely little touches however like wellies and walking canes by the front door :-). The wine cellar dining package is very special and intimate.

We were a little disappointed to realise that the majority of those staying had paid much less for relatively more by booking through a daily deals website, which brought the premium feel they're going for down a little as it lost its air of exclusivity for us.

Overall though one of the best places we have stayed!! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a romantic/ boys weekend. Would be prefect for a sophisticated stag weekend!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Kinnettles Castle
Address: Forfar DD8 1TR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Angus > Forfar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Forfar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kinnettles Castle 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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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