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“Another great aqua ladies night” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Garvock House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Dunfermline
Certificate of Excellence
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Another great aqua ladies night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Myself and my fellow aqua ladies had our summer night special dinner on the 22 June 2012 at Garvock and as usual had a great night with great food and drink. The staff were very attentive and looked after us like royalty. We will be back again for our Christmas night out and would have no hesitation to recommend it to all our friends

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

We didn't stay here but went there for my Grandparents joint 90th birthday lunch. About 18 of us of varying ages ate lunch in a private dining room which allowed us to enjoy ourselves in a relaxed setting. Food was tasty wuth very generous portions. The staff were very attentive and tuned in to the relaxed pace of the celebration. Many thanks

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dunfermline
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

From the very begining in the planning stage right thru to the wedding day the staff at the Garvock were amazing nothing was to much trouble and always available to answer all the questions we had The whole day and evening went like a dream from the bacon rolls and bubbly when getting ready to the meal at the reception to the stovies and fish and chips in the evening was lovely The guests were full of praise for the food We stayed the night in a large comfortable room with a lovely bathroom and the following morning we has a well cooked and large breakfast I would like to thank all the staff at the Garvock for all there hard work for making my daughters wedding day go without hitch and a day to remember

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank happyscotDunfermline
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

We attended a family wedding here last week in the glorious Scottish sunshine.

On arrival, we were directed to our rooms (we deliberately arrived before most of the wedding party) and were very pleasantly surprised by how spacious they were. Spotless rooms and gleamingly clean toilets left a good impression, as did a couple of bottles of water.

The wedding reception started with champagne in one of the large lounges, but as the weather was so good, most folk headed into the grounds. Lots of seating provided, and plenty of space to spread out. Bar was a bit small, and the staff a bit swamped by folk looking to get served, so a slight queue built up; nothing too bad. Prices were fine - not cheap, but as expected.

The wedding meal was nothing short of spectacular. The food was, unusually for these type of events, piping hot and really tasty. Soup, chicken with haggis followed by cheesecake really hit the spot with everyone.

Reception itself was well organised too - the evening buffet was a little out of the ordinary, but great. Fish n chips in a cone, mini pies with potatoes and beans, rolls and sausage and rolls and bacon. Shame most of the guests were still bagged from dinner.

After a good nights sleep, the only disappointing part of the weekend was breakfast. The cold buffet itself was excellent again, but the serving of hot breakfasts was nothing short of chaotic. Folk were served on a random basis, and some folk at our table had finished 30 minutes before others even saw their hot food. Not sure why this was such a problem and the staff, while friendly enough, were less than helpful, just saying it'd be ready soon.

Overall though, a highly recommended hotel for either a reception or just an evening meal.
Don't think we can guarantee weather will be as good, though.

Room Tip: All the reports of the rooms were excellent - whole party had a great nights sleep, although possibl...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

We came to the Garvock House Hotel for a Sunday lunch on the recommendation from a friend and we were NOT disappointed.
The welcome into the hotel was warm and friendly. Our 'waiter' had a good sense of humour ... when I asked if the smoked haddock was dyed, I was told that he sincerely hoped so because it was not alive! (Hee hee ...I do like a pun and the fish, when served, was superb, by the way!) This spontaneous 'off the cuff' remark had us all laughing.

The lunch menu was a mouth-watering choice of good Scottish fare .. nothing 'fancy' (as I recalll) ... and the food was so+so tasty.

I shall return ...... sometime soon, I hope, and I'll fight you for a table.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We recently spent two nights in this hotel at our friends daughters wedding,The wedding itself was fantastic,well organised and the staff ensured everything ran smoothly for the couple and guests.We have since already spent another overnight stay there due to the experience of our first stay and have booked yet another stay for our wedding anniversary in June.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel but i'll try anyway. The food is first class,i have had something different to eat on all occasions and it is food heaven.All the staff are very friendly and nothing is a problem for them.The rooms are excellent and hotel is in a nice setting.
I would confidently recommend this hotel to anybody and look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: front rooms favourable on second level
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Scotland
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had occasion to stay at the Hotel last month and found it excellent. The breakfast was beyond reproach and the supper on the Sunday night was unbeatable value and quality. We have told many people of our experience and even altough it is not far from where we live we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 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 Subaru
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Additional Information about Garvock House Hotel

Property: Garvock House Hotel
Address: St. John's Drive | Transy, Dunfermline KY12 7TU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Dunfermline
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Dunfermline
Hotel Class:3 star — Garvock House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a delightfully elevated position in the ancient capital of Dunfermline - Garvock House sits proudly in over 2 acres of gardens, a glorious testimony to its hey day as a stunning family house. Truly 'the country house hotel in town.' Family owned and run, Garvock House has been transformed into a delightful hotel retaining an authentic and rather special country house charm and informality: relaxing and elegant with classic interiors, very comfortable furnishings and spacious rooms. And a passion for fresh produce which remains undimmed. Dunfermline hotels just don't come better than this. ... more   less 
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Garvock House Hotel Dunfermline, Scotland

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