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Rivendell B&B
Ranked #8 of 52 Dumfries B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Booked at last minute for a quick trip to Scotland, used Rivendell as a overnight midway stopover, Bruce couldn't have been more helpful, we were arriving outside normal check in hours, and Bruce made very easy arrangements to ensure we could get to our rooms with minimum of fuss.
We were surprised at our rooms, in a good way! Spacious considering we only wanted basic single occupancy each, perfectly clean, good facilities, comfy bed and a wonderful shower.
Breakfast was fantastic, typical scottish helpings! Freshly cooked and piping hot, nothing was to much trouble for them.
If you need somewhere to stay in the area then look no further!

Stayed May 2014
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Bruce_Harper_RD, Owner at Rivendell B&B, responded to this review, February 13, 2015
Thanks for your very positive review. I'm glad you guys enjoyed it.

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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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Egremont, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

normally my partner and l stay in hotels.but we only were staying away for 1 night somewhere handy we thought so we decided on dumfries and what a nice surprise at rivendell b/b.really great value and would defintley return.very old world but nice with it.good breakfast cook just for you and pleasant staff with plenty choice on menu.lovely restaurant just up the road little itlay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 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 Gordon C
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Bruce_Harper_RD, Owner at Rivendell B&B, responded to this review, February 13, 2015
Thank you for your review.

Bruce Harper,
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Campbeltown, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a 3 night stay in the Rivendell & cannot praise it enough. My wife fell in love with the house & the staff were friendly, efficient & welcoming. We will definitely stay there again when we are back in Dumfries.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Ian A
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Bruce_Harper_RD, Owner at Rivendell B&B, responded to this review, February 13, 2015
Thank you for your review. We'd be happy to see you return any time.

Bruce Harper,
Rivendell.
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Great Missenden, Bucks, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were a group of 12 skaters staying here for two days and taking part in the Dumfries Synchronised Ice Skating comp. Bruce, the owner, bent over backwards to accommodate us even when one of our team forgot two of our group which meant he had to rethink our sleeping arrangements, nothing fazed him. We also had to be at the rink before breakfast on the Saturday and would be returning after breakfast had finished so Bruce came in two hours early, before his staff and cooked us all a full Scottish breakfast himself! The rooms were amazing - clean, comfy and fitted out to the highest standards; the house has been beautifully restored and it was conveniently located for the town and especially the ice rink. If we skate Dumfries next year, we will definitely book here again although this time we'll make sure we communicate the correct numbers in our party!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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1 Thank Debbie K
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Bruce_Harper_RD, Owner at Rivendell B&B, responded to this review, February 13, 2015
How could I forget!?!? Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again next year.

Bruce Harper,
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

Enjoyable stay in room 6. Wonderful shower. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and lovely biscuits replaced each day. Someone earlier commented there should be tissues in the room - well there are now!
The staff were friendly and breakfast was great.

The only very slight problem for me was the pillow was too firm - but I am picky, my partner thought it was fine. It would not stop me staying again: I would just take my own!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Bee1956
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Bruce_Harper_RD, Owner at Rivendell B&B, responded to this review, February 13, 2015
Thank you for your positive review. We do offer a wide choice of rooms and a wider choice of breakfast but pillows.... hadn't even thought of that one! You are more than welcome to return and we won't be offended if you bring your own pilow..

Bruce Harper,
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Whithorn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Booked the Rivendell Guest house in dumfries because of two hospital visits ,thought we would have a nice night away In a lovely room with a four poster bed .Wrong , we arrived about 3.15 because we knew we couldn't check in till after 3 only to find the door locked and a note saying to phone as the owner wasn't present .Luckily there was another couple in there who let us in ,and told us the owner was on a school run not long after he turned up and apologised .Then it turned out the other couple were in the wrong room ,our room so he sorted that out ,and then proceeded to say he had to go out again and off he went not to be seen again .The room was a disappointment four poster bed yes but it was quite a dreary room with dirty windows I made us a cup of tea and had to use up all the milk there was four of those silly little cartons .So later I went in search for someone ,anyone for more milk no chance the place was deserted .So gave up I'm really not impressed with paying £78.00 for this room it was only worth. About £40.00 cheap kettle hardly any toiletries and the lovely four poster was hard ,in the end we consoled our self by going out to lovely restaurant nearby called Little Italy which was fantastic .Surprise surprise in the morning there was staff who were friendly helpful and served us a lovely breakfast ,to add insult to injury a big tree came crashing down whilst we were having breakfast missing our car by about four feet (of course that was not the rivendell s fault ) so all in all we can honestly say we have never stayed anywhere like it take our advice don't bother

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

We arrived here at around 7pm. The owner had left a key out for us and we let ourselves in and wrote down our breakfast orders for the next morning.
The building itself is beautiful and our rooms were clean and fresh.
The only issue was that at around 7am a continuous noise began which sounded like it was coming from the pipes and was very loud. My partner went downstairs to speak to a member of staff who looked around and realised that the gentleman who was staying next door had turned his heating up to full blast and left! When that was turned down the noise stopped immediately.
Breakfast was lovely and service was excellent too and we had a nice chat with the member of staff. We were then given a discount by way of apology for the noise which we had not asked for. As we left a plumber arrived to check the pipes!

Would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BeccaMoore
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Bruce_Harper_RD, Owner at Rivendell B&B, responded to this review, March 3, 2015
Thank you for your positive review. It appears a sticking radiator valve was the problem and we had this replaced the same day. We hope to see you again for a quiet night's sleep in the future.

Bruce Harper,
Proprietor.
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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 52 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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