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“Excellent in every respect !!”
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Rivendell B&B
Ranked #8 of 51 Dumfries B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stevenage
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent in every respect !!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

I selected The Rivendell for my recent trip to Dumfries based on Trip Advisor reviews and I was not disappointed, indeed it exceeded my expectations. If there is anywhere offering better value value for money in the area, or even further afield, I would be very surprised. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide all the facilities expected from a good quality B&B, breakfast was excellent and the house spotlessly clean. My room at the back of the house was pleasantly warm on arrival and I was able to leave a window open overnight without any disturbance to my sleep. I would have no hesitation in returning to The Rivendell and would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for good quality accommodation at a very reasonable price in the area.

Room Tip: I spent a total of 8 nights in room 4 which is on the first floor and at the back of house and very...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Rooms very spacious. Clean and well presented. Hair dryer, TV, shower and kettle provided. Selection of free tea coffee and hit chocolate. Bed very comfortable. Taxi to Town centre costs £5. Food great. Staying at Rivendell at Christmas time. Fab wee place.

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  • Stayed November 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I stay at Rivendell on a regular basis for work and have sampled the various rooms, each one is finished to an excellent standard.From speaking to Bruce he is constantly seeking to improve the experience of his guests and you can see from TripAdvisor that people are more than happy to make a return visit. The breakfasts are excellent quality and served in a lovely dining room. The setting is picturesque and very convenient just being off the by pass coming from north or south, plenty of parking space is also a bonus. I would not go anywhere else in town.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Stayed for two nights here in October 2012 and it was very pleasant. Really great, friendly staff, excellent breakfast, comfortable and large rooms and for single occupancy of a double room it was only £35 / night. Couldn't ask for better.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

C Farrell & K Bell

We have been staying at Rivendell since it opened 10 years ago. We travel around Scotland every year and a stay in this superb establishment is always an automatic inclusion in our plans. Bruce has looked after us and on occasion, elderly family members accompanying us, and all that he provides is of the highest possible quality. The style and taste of the interior of this beautiful property is an indication of the high level of service available to guests. I think by now we have experienced every room and each one is as beautiful as the rest. The rooms are comfortable and stylish, breakfasts are delicious, the whole experience is one of true welcome. We don't consider any other accommodation during our visits to Dumfries as we have always stayed here - in the best one on offer!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Picked up Rivendell house from Tourist info brochure and booked with no fuss 20 mins before arrival. Room clean, warm, welcoming and atmospheric due to the Rennie McIntosh style. Slept like a log in the 4 poster with en suite facilities A1. Bruce proved to be an excellent host, providing us with a terrific breakfast after which he more than obliged with a historic commentary on the house. No hesitation to book again should we be on another of our seven stanes adventures.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

My partner & I stayed at Rivendell for 8 days recently & had an absolutely wonderful time. Our room was really comfortable, clean & well equipped. The Scottish Breakfast was excellent & got my partner into loving porridge - although she only managed half portions. It's a fairly short walk into the centre of Dumfries & really easy to manage in about 15/20 minutes. There is an excllent pub in town for evening meals called The Caven Arms & the Italian restaurant across from Rivendell was also impressive. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time & would'nt hesitate to stay again - in fact we'll certainly pay Bruce & his staff another visit sometime. For the record, we're a couple in our 50's. !

Room Tip: Rooms to the front, on the first floor are gernerous & spacious.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rivendell B&B

Property: Rivendell B&B
Address: 105 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Dumfries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivendell B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very warm welcome and comfortable stay is guaranteed at this striking Charles Rennie Macintosh inspired Arts and Crafts Mansion situated in mature, award winning grounds close to Dumfries town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite and furnished to the highest standards. Drying facilities and secure storage is available for cyclists, golfers and walkers. We have free Wi-Fi connection and multi channel digital television in all of our bedrooms. We also have a large secure car park. We are easy to locate and an ideal base for touring the historic and scenic Dumfries and Galloway Region. ... more   less 
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