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“Food wonderful! Service impeccable! Always a great experience!”

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Garvock House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Dunfermline
Certificate of Excellence
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Food wonderful! Service impeccable! Always a great experience!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Have had several meals at Garvock and have never been disappointed. Always made to feel welcome and the service is first rate as is the food. Beautiful dining rooms and setting superb. Would thoroughly recommend for a special night out.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sheila M
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Pauline R, Public Relations Manager at Garvock House Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Hello Sheila. Thank you for your lovely review - it's much appreciated. I hope we'll be able to welcome you back again soon!
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a family of 10 gathering for an anniversary dinner.all our meals were delicious,fresh and tasty.Each course was served by very pleasant,attentive and courteous staff.We also thought the meal was well priced.Lovely relaxed dining room in a beautiful period building.
Looking forward to returning in May for a wedding.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Thistlebug
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Pauline R, Public Relations Manager at Garvock House Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for your review, so glad that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again next May.
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed here for a weeding held at this Hotel, and what with the good weather it was a great weekend. The Hotel was wonderful and the staff very friendly and most helpful, our room was good and very comfortable.

some people think this Hotel is over priced. However, we booked well in advanced and got a very good deal. The food/breakfast was very good and again the staff very helpful, they went out of their way to help you.
We would defo stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Shrig
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Pauline R, Public Relations Manager at Garvock House Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for your review - we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Dunfermline
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2013

A couple of months ago I booked two twin rooms for next September and received a printed confirmation of the booking. The following week I received a telephone call from a rather snippy woman saying my booking was no longer accepted. This I found out was because the hotel had been booked out for the Ryder Cup after my booking had been accepted.
I have recommended this hotel for many years especially American guests and have organised dinners at the hotel.
For a fast huge profit in the short term they have lost a long term regular patron. No more recommendations for this hotel I'm sorry to say.
Unknowing to me by law they should have supplied another hotel at the same pricing or they are meant to pay for an upgrade. That's the law as I understand

Room Tip: Be careful of the prices and I agree with some other guests, you may have to wait at the bar especia...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

On 24 August our daughter and her new husband held a dinner party for 25 of their friends following their return from their wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii. As they live in Dunfermline and know the Garvock House Hotel quite well it was an obvious choice for their party.
My husband and I stayed overnight - a wise and thankful decision! Our room was spacious, very clean and comfortable with ample and pleasing furnishings. We had a twin rooom and both beds were really cosy and comfortable. The en-suite bathroom was spotless with ample toiletries should you need/want them.
The dinner party was held in one of the private dining rooms where the three large circular tables were decked in pristine white linen; glassware and cutlery gleaming and overall the room was excellently displayed.
All the guests found it easy to rate their three course dinner regardless of what starter, main or sweet course they'd selected as 'TOP OF THE RANGE'. All the food was beautifully prepared, cooked and well presented - tastes were 'out of this world - vegetables too were fresh and not over-cooked.
Service was first class - with young waiters/waitresses very attentive yet unobtrusive; they were friendly, helpful, polite and smartly kitted out.
All in all this was one of the happiest and most enjoyable occasions we have attended for some time and it was heart-warming to hear the younger guests saying the same thing. After our splendid meal the party, needless to say, continued in one of the lounges when the guests had a chance to catch up on viewing wedding photographs and hearing of the many exploits the newlyweds had enjoyed on their holiday of a lifetime - parasailing, shark cage swimming, a visit to Pearl Harbour, sailing, snorkelling, swimming with dolphins and seeing endangered green turtles swim by - to name a few of the activities they took part in.
Full marks to all the staff at the Garvock House Hotel for helping to make this such a happy and memorable occasion. We'll certainly use this hotel again and highly recommend it to those who enjoy fine dining, comfortable accommodation and beautiful surroundings.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Morganva
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Pauline R, Public Relations Manager at Garvock House Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Morganva,

Thank you for your lovely review - we're so pleased that you and your family and friends enjoyed this visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Garvock House before too long!
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel before and found it very friendly and clean. They clearly take pride in their restaurant. This time I found the staff less welcoming (except the girls at breakfast, which was also excellent), The thing I really found annoying was a smear on the bathroom wall from the previous resident. Which seemed to be ignored when the cleaner came to clean my room. I frequently visit Fife but will probably will not stay here again

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Visi2r801
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Pauline R, Public Relations Manager at Garvock House Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, I'm sorry that your last visit didn't meet your expectations. I hope that you will visit us again and look forward to welcoming you back to Garvock House.
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Earlston, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Just back from a family lunch at this hotel. My son and his fiancé are getting married here next October so thought we'd check it out. Fabulous food, beautiful grounds and friendly helpful staff. Can't wait till next year!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Christine M
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Pauline R, Public Relations Manager at Garvock House Hotel, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you Christine. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we're looking forward to welcoming you back your son's wedding next year.
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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 #2 of 12 Hotels in Dunfermline
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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