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Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast
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Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 13 Kirkcaldy B&B and Inns
Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
“Weekend away”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Excellent B + B, value for money. Family room was very modern, plenty of space with nice en suite facilities. Landlord was very helpful, breakfast was excellent and totally filling. All round good egg and snappy dresser. Thanks Keith for your patience, we will no doubt be back again. BTW, my mum is fine.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Bob L
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Keith011, Owner at Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Hi Bob, Thanks very much for your kind remarks and look forward to you coming back. I am glad to hear your mother is fine. Best regards Keith
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Newburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

My friend and I stayed here on saturday night - had a great sleep - Keith was very welcoming, and went the extra mile to keep us happy and to meet our needs. Breakfast was great - made fresh, and Keith was filling up our drinks and making sure everything was fine.

Thanks for having us!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Keith011, Owner at Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank you ladies for your kind remarks it is really appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and if that hunk from Hollyoaks is coming to Kirkcaldy again I hope you come and and stay at Ashgrove. Kind regards Keith
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Elgin
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We have now stayed at the Ashgrove every year for the last 4 years. This year we were in the family room which has been nicely refurbished since our last stay. Clean, comfortable with a nice spacious en-suite. In addition to this the breakfast, value for money and the friendly welcome make this our first choice when visiting Kirkcaldy.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Keith011, Owner at Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Many thanks for your kind remarks look forward to see you all next year. Best Regards Keith
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Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Was very late at night when me and my colleague walked into the Ashgrove to book a room being in Scotland on business all week and staying in a variety of hotels. Was impressed by how clean and tidy the place was, the room was a good size with very cleanly washroom facilities. We had a very good nights sleep and was presented with an extremely large full Scottish breakfast in the morning. The owner was very friendly and also humorous. Recommended if you are in the area. Will certainly be staying again same time next year. Great Stay

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Keith011, Owner at Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Sam, Thank you for your very kind remarks it is much appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to you staying with us in the future. Kind Regards Keith Christie
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was staying there with work so i didnt book the room, i arrived around 18:30 hrs and was told that i was the only on staying there that night, i was then asked what time i would like breakfast i said is 07:15 okay as i wanted to be on the job for around 8am, i was told that was to early so i said okay what about 07:45 that was also too early i was then asked that as i was the only one staying there would i mind not having a full breakfast as it wasnt worth him getting up to cook for one person, he said he would leave me cereal and fruit juice in a flask, which he did.
He then asked for cash payment there and then which i paid and i got £2 knocked off the origional price of £42 for not having a cooked breakfast.
I would say that the Ashgrove B&B is not a very good advertisement for Scotland and the Scottish tourist board.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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6 Thank Kenneth M
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were sent to this B & B having tried 2 others in the town which were full. Keith, the owner, was friendly and welcoming, he put us in the family room on the ground floor. Although it was cramped (2 bunk beds and 2 singles) the decor was cheerful and there was a large en suite. Keith asked for a cash payment, upfront, no receipt....unusual in my experience. The shower door had dropped, the washbasin plug was ineffective, the TV was stuck on channel 19 until we discovered that the batteries in the remote were in the wrong way round. The mattresses were the most lumpy and uncomfortable I have ever come across in a B & B and the towels smelled of cigarette smoke.
After a dreadful night's sleep (this room is also directly on a main road) we arrived for breakfast at 8.00. No-one was there so my husband rang the enquiries bell, unfortunately Keith was still in bed! He insisted that he'd told me breakfast was not before 8.30... he hadn't said this. When we returned for breakfast at 8.30 Keith accused me of lying and when my husband suggested that he put up a notice giving breakfast times Keith accused him of "kicking off". We shut up, let him blame everyone but himself, ate our breakfast (which was good) and left. Keith charges as much as places which give much better quality accommodation, in all our travels we have never been to such a disastrous place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank hilary24
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Keith011, Owner at Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
I feel I have to correct you I was not in my bed as I had just finishing having my shower as for accusing you of lying that was also incorrect. As I do with all guests on arrival I ask what they want for breakfast and what time they wish it at. You did not ask for breakfast at 8 am if you had I would of been happy to serve you with it at that time. I do though object to somebody telling what I should do and should not do as your husband was saying to me in a very loud voice, asking is always better than telling! Regards
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

wll where do we start,the host when we got there gave us his do.s and demands as i had no money on me and was going to pay on card that didnt happen so got a lecture which didnt need after 300 mile drive so had to make sure had it for breakfest great start was not offered any fruit juice first morning and had to ask for pot of tea twice we stayed in room 3 very dark the bed had a plastic under sheet on which caused a lot of sweating breakfast fine kirkcaldy a ghost town at night and we stayed there all weekend

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Keith011, Owner at Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Mr Burnton, I am sorry to hear you were unhappy with your stay at my bed and breakfast. I wish you had said at the time so it would have given me a chance to rectify any issues you had, like the mattress protector on your bed it is there for a reason but it could have been removed if you had asked. If I was on one of your coaches and unhappy with something I would have said to you face to face to give the chance to rectify it. As for do's and don't I quite sure you would have them as well with people on your coach. As for making a demands, on the time you made your booking I informed you method of payment either credit card or cash and that full payment was required on arrival at that point you said you would pay by cash on arrival. I don't make demands on my guests I only ask if they would pay and if you ask somebody for something in my book that isn't demanding. Regards Keith Christie at Ashgrove Bed and Breakfast
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Property: Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast
Address: 213 Nicol Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1PF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Kirkcaldy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkcaldy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ashgrove Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Ashgrove Bed&Breakfast is a family run 3 star Visit Scotland listed bed and breakfast. We are central located to all amenities and travel 5 mins walk. ... more   less 
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