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“does not live up to reviews of others”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Pend

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The Pend
Ranked #3 of 6 Dunkeld B&B and Inns
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“does not live up to reviews of others”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2006

We booked on reliance from the website of the B&B and internet reviews. Despite a warm welcome of the owners, on comparison to other B&Bs we have tried in the other area, it was not very good value for money considering the bedrooms were not en-suite and were very tired. Also due to the old state of the house, beware of the noise from other rooms particularly the bedrooms on ground and first floor.

  • Stayed March 2006
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, Joint Owner at The Pend, responded to this review, June 20, 2006
It's reviews like the one from "Slough" that make owners wonder why they bother rushing around like lunatics seeing to the needs of their guests. Thankfully the majority of our guests do make it worthwhile! Slough says he/she visited in March. We have no record of that and suspect the review is simply malicious and from someone with another agenda. We make no apology for our rates - we use the best quality materials and provide many luxuries to make up for not having en-suite facilities. We collect and return guests to/from the station, wedding venue, reception, etc. We iron clothes for guests attending weddings. We work hugely long hours to ensure everyone staying with us has the best possible experience. Consequently we were selected as the best B&B in Scotland by Which Good Hotel Guide in 2003 and Les Routiers in 2004. We have been highly recommended and featured by Independent on Sunday, Country Living magazine and Delicious. In March, the month Slough was supposed to have visited, we were reviewed by Scottish Field and a 2 page article was published in their May edition. We are to be featured by Le Figaro Japon (the japanese version of Le Figaro) in July following a visit by their journalists and photographers in May.
Please remember that when you visit a B&B it is a home not a hotel. The owners work extremely long hours on your behalf. So treat them with respect, they may be the toilet cleaner but they are also the managing director, waiter and chef!!!
Marina and I are very approachable people. We would exhort any guest who is not happy to let the owners or managemant know their feelings before they leave. It really is discourteous and a little bit cowardly to go away without having said anything, then write a negative anonymous review. Bear in mind it is our livelihood you are affecting.


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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2005

Stayed at The Pend on a trip up to Dunkeld. The B&B is beautifully located, and the room was fantastic. A real home-from-home feel while retaining privacy. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive or overpowering - not a balance that a lot of B&B people get right, in my experience. This was perfect.

Does the Pend do the best breakfast in Scotland? Quite possibly......the breakfast was incredible, and the standard of cooking exceptional. Very good for vegetarians too.

And I so wanted to take the little Westies home with us!! Will just have to go back again for another pat!

  • Stayed August 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2004

We just returned from a brief visit to Scotland for a friend's wedding in Perth; stayed at The Pend and experienced the warm and gracious hospitality we had heard about before our visit. Peter and Marina were exemplary hosts and made us feel welcome and comfortable from the moment we drove up to their beautiful B&B. The location is ideal--just steps away from the main streets of Dunkeld, the Dunkeld Cathedral, the River Tay and a fun little pub, Taybank, around the corner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2004

Had a memorable stay at The Pend last year. This was a return visit to Dunkeld, which I remembered as my favorite small village from a previous trip to Scotland. My stay at The Pend was wonderful -- the hosts were so gracious and helpful, the food was excellent, the accomodations comfortable and cozy. Only wish I could have stayed more than one night!! The village of Dunkeld remains as charming as ever, with great hiking areas surrounding the village. Of course one of the best parts of the stay was being able to play with Molly, the cute little Westie. I highly recommend this wonderful B&B!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2004

Been here twice. absolutely fantastic, with very genial host and hostess, not forgetting Molly (the dog)

would urge anybody visiting the area that they stay here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2003

Stayed in The Pend a few years ago for a wedding. Chosen at random from the list the happy couple were good enough to provide, and my luck couldn't have been better. Simply the best B&B I have ever stayed in. The Pend is an extremely tastefully decorated house. Facilities such as bathroom are shared, but the quality is such that it's hardly an imposition. Breakfast is mountainous, wholesome fare served by the owners, who are excellent hosts. I couldn't recommend this place more highly if I tried.

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Property: The Pend
Address: 5 Brae Street, Dunkeld PH8 0BA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Dunkeld
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Dunkeld
Number of rooms: 3
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The Pend Dunkeld, Scotland

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