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“Just what we needed :)” 5 of 5 stars
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The Hideaway Experience
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence
glasgow
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just what we needed :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What can i say...my husband and i have just spent one evening at the romantics. It was wonderful! I feel like i have been away for a week! Hot tub was amazing and we made great use of the spa facilities! The home made bread was a lovely touch and the butcher pack was delicious! It is so nice to travel only an hour and a half from home and experience such a relaxing peaceful setting! We were not overlooked at all..even though the lodge is near to the farm house, it is completely private. Thank you very much for a wondefu nights stay, we will hopefully be returning soon :) xx

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thank you for writing such a positive review of your recent stay in the Romantics' Hideaway. I was really pleased to read that even with just one night away that you felt like it was a week! The privacy of the Hideaways is a key feature and I am delighted to read that you felt that experience as part of your relaxing break. Thank you also for the kind comments regarding the bread and the local butcher meat pack. I hope that you find the time to book again in the future and that you have a longer break next time!

Kind regards
Claire Moncrieff
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A complete tonic, luxury and privacy. The hot tub was fantastic even in the rain! We generally have active holidays and breaks but having spent a few days doing nothing we are converts. Our batteries are fully charged now.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Anne359
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback from your stay at the Hideaways earlier this year. We were really pleased to read that you enjoyed the luxury and the privacy of the Hideaway and that even the rain didn't dampen your enjoyment of the hot tub! Hopefully we can welcome you both back when you feel the need to recharge your batteries.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My girlfriend and I have just returned from a stay in the Lovers Hideaway, and it was absolutely amazing!! We were met on arrival and shown around the cabin, how to work different things and given some hints and suggestions, and from then on it was complete privacy. Everything about the cabin was perfect - from the hot tub, to the sauna, to the super king size bed and the freshly made bread! We will definitely be going back!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank hv45
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Thank you for providing the comments regarding your stay in the Lovers' Hideaway earlier this year. We were delighted to read that you and your girlfriend had such a great time and that you found the welcome helpful in allowing you to relax in privacy during the rest of your stay. We would love to welcome you back in the very near future.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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West Lothian, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our minimoon following our wedding and what an amazing time we had. We stayed in the honeymooners Hideaway which was just amazing. Beautifully furnished, decorated and maintained throughout and we had stunning views. We had ordered a Tesco delivery online to be delivered to us after we arrived and that arrived about 10 minutes after we did which was ideal. The reason we did this was so we wouldn't have to go out again as we simply just wanted to "hideaway".
The hideaway itself had everything we wanted and more and the hot tub and huge bath made it even more special. The bed was so comfy and we were always nice and warm. The owners have thought of everything and should be proud of their product. The chilled bubbly in the fridge and freshly baked loaf on arrival were fantastic and made us feel really special. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
We were very pleased to read that you enjoyed your break in the Honeymooners' Hideaway earlier this year shortly after your wedding. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the décor of the Hideaway and we were delighted that you enjoyed some of the key features including the hot tub and the large roll top bath. We were glad that you had the opportunity to 'hideaway' to give you the chance to relax after, what was no doubt, a busy build up to your wedding. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope that we can welcome you back soon.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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wester ross
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Our Hideaway (Honeymooers) was just simply fantastic. It is the most hassle free and easy stay I have had anywhere. We loved the hot tub and were in it within 10 mins of our arrival to watch the sun set and enjoy a nice drink. The hammock was also really comfortable and I really enjoyed lounging around in it and I loved the fire which was great to have burning away while we were enjoying our food.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a relaxing getaway and I will definitely be coming back.

I am nit-picking as I really could not find any faults but a speaker outside near the hot tub would be great just so you can hear a little music while you are enjoying the bubbles.
Thanks to Ross and Caroline,

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank kayak111
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback below regarding your stay at the Honeymooners' Hideaway earlier this year. We were very happy to read that you found your stay 'simply fantastic'. The hot tub is definitely a favourite feature of the Hideaways and we were pleased to read that you were able to enjoy it within minutes of your arrival. Thank you also for your suggestion of a speaker outside near the hot tub, we will certainly look into the possibility of this with engineers. In the meantime we thank you for your recommendation and we hope that we can welcome you back at some point in the future.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The site is everything that was promised and more, I was sadly ill upon arrival and was still made to feel welcome and I'm sure the luxurious surroundings helped my feel better. We stayed in the lovers hideaway and it was stunning, extremely clean and an absolute pleasure to be there. We would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2014
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1 Thank PhilAndJemmaMorris
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding your stay in the Lovers' Hideaway earlier this year. I was sorry to read that you felt unwell when you arrived but I am glad to hear that the surroundings helped make you feel better. Thank you also for your comments regarding the cleanliness of the Hideaway and we have passed your comments onto our Housekeeper. We would be delighted if you were to recommend the Hideaways to friends and also if you were to return for another break yourself.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Our Hideaway (lovers) was perfect. Fairly easy to find, Tom Tom did the job, good location, nice views. The kitchen was much more than we needed as we stayed only one night. The bread was lovely, however the bottle of bubbly was not great. For the price I think a genuine bottle of champagne, or even a good bottle of Prosecco would be more appropriate. The living room was pleasant though we didn't even so much as sit on the sofa. The bedroom was lovely. Bed very comfy, and the red leather chair nearly got put in my suitcase. We had trouble lighting the fire, and we have experience as we have one at home. I think other guests would simply give up. No kindling? The bathroom was fabulous. So big, with the lovely large windows! So enjoyed the bath with the sun streaming in. Sauna was good, but totally adored the hot tub, especially at night, in the dark, watching the stars. Perfect! The Hideaways are not cheap but they are perfectly formed. And I for one can't wait to go back. Next time i hope to experience the double hamper, which was not available to us, seasonal maybe? Saving my pennies.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 2point4kidsAberdeen
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luxuryhideaways, Guest Relations Manager at The Hideaway Experience, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Thank you for providing the review of your stay at the Lovers' Hideaway earlier this year. We were very pleased to read that you enjoyed your one night stay and that you found time to enjoy most of the Hideaway's features, especially the hot tub. We must apologise however for the difficulty you had with the fire and for the lack of kindling, which I think would have helped with getting it lit. This is one of the key items that must be topped up in between breaks and should have been picked up by the Housekeeper or ourselves when checking the Hideaway over. I am very sorry about this and the inconvenience caused. I hope that you can find time to stay on another occasion and hopefully it will be for a more than one night.

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Claire
Guest Relations Manager, The Hideaway Experience
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Property: The Hideaway Experience
Address: Balkello Farm | Auchterhouse, Dundee, Dundee DD3 0RA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dundee
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Dundee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hideaway Experience 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hideaway Experience is Scotland's couples only 5 star exclusive accommodation. No children, no groups, no stag parties just three 5 star luxury Hideaways located entirely on their own, set well apart from each other in beautiful rolling countryside at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills. Designed for complete privacy, rest, relaxation and fun the luxury Hideaways have a layout and facilities of a luxury hotel suite, but set alone from each other in the Scottish countryside. Guests can enjoy a dedicated spa room, outside hot tub, modern kitchen with a range of gadgets and SMEG appliances, double sided fire, four poster bed, cocktail bar. Located on a farm, guests can enjoy romantic walks, use the mountain bikes provided or take a short journey into the City of Dundee for great restaurants, shops and nightlife. ... more   less 
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