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McDonald Arms Hotel
Ranked #15 of 49 Perth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Forres, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great little hotel”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed here for one night after a hectic day up and down the A9. We had a lovely meal with family to celebrate our 45th! wedding anniversary. It would have been more relaxing if littlest member of the group had not fallen and put his tooth through his lip. However Euan and staff helped out with some ice and he was still able to eat his meal. Hopefully we will return for longer break.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

I stayed in a fairly basic single room which was okay for the money. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to eat in the restaurant due to work commitments. However, what for me at least transformed my experience from average to good was the lady in charge who served me breakfast. She was a lovely friendly person. I hope she does well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Easingwold, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to MacDonald Arms Hotel for a wee get away and it was awesome. Euan was extremely helpful, welcoming and informative. The room was clean and just what we needed. I wouldn't hesitate to go back again. Thank you Kirsten, but especially Euan.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Come for a 40th birthday party.from the moment we walked through the doors we were made to feel welcome . Kirsten the owner booked us in and showed us to our room. It was very spacious with the best shower I have had the pleasure to use.we ate in the resturant my wife had the dressed haddock and I had the steak pie both were superb but a special mention has to be made for the hand cut chips. Breakfast was great after a heavy night full cooked Scottish . Good value for money and nothing seemed to much trouble for the owners . Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ferg255
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Dufftown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Stayed here overnight on a cycling trip. Everything about the stay was great, it's clean, friendly and the food was excellent. We were made to feel very welcome and really looked after. This is what all service shout be like. Great value for money too.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Me and a mate booked very last minute and were more than impressed by service, standard of food and room. Euan and Kirsten are very friendly and the breakfast is awesome! I'll be staying again once I'm back in the area!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Christopher C
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Cairneyhill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Firstly, we have to thank Euan and Kirsten for making us feel so welcome.

Very clean hotel and a wonderful breakfast.

You can't meet nicer people than Kirsten and Euan, it's like chatting to your mates !
Euan even gave us a lift to the Wedding venue, he even has a Fiat 500......

Would recommend this hotel without hesitation, we will be back......................

Jeff and Cathy

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeff B
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Additional Information about McDonald Arms Hotel

Property: McDonald Arms Hotel
Address: Main Street | Balbeggie, Perth PH2 6EU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Perth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — McDonald Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the village of Balbeggie (6 miles from Perth city centre), The MacDonald Arms Hotel was purchased in 2007 and is run by current owners Euan & Kirsten Smith. Great food is served all day everyday from 12.00 noon, high teas & snacks also available. There are 8 en-suite bedrooms, all with freeview TV. Free WiFi is available throughout public areas. With open fires, a very warm welcome awaits you at the MacDonald Arms. ... more   less 
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