Visited July 2014 for 5 days of golf.
The location is second to none for the courses we wished to play.
The hotel is very individual with very quirky decorations, mainly dominated by golfing memorabilia and DUCKS (a play on the theme created by the owners surname - Duck).
The food in the hotel bistro was very good quality. A short menu meant that we felt we needed to eat elsewhere for two of the four nights we stayed.
All staff were exceedingley pleasant and customer focussed.
Bedrooms were modest, but the beds were comfortable. It is an old hotel so rooms should not be compared to chain establishments with standard decor.
Malcolm Duck, the owner is a character who has a range of personal opinions which he is happy to share with anyone with the time to listen. We didn't receive any of his ramblings with offence, although I could see how some might occasionally. This in my opinion would be mainly caused by a misunderatanding of Malcolm's sense of humour.
We would be more than happy to stay again, is visiting the area.
If I was to offer any comment / advice on how to improve the hotel, it would be to ensure a regular cyclical replacement policy in respect of decorations and carpets. Costly, I know, but actually an important factor in the appearance of the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1638, the eight bed roomed house and the neighboring school were converted into a 23 en-suite bedroom hotel in 1970. All rooms have central heating, hairdryers, ironing facilities, direct dial telephones, wi-fi access, colour televisions and tea/coffee making facilities. In Duck's Restaurant you can enjoy fresh local produce prepared skilfully with care. Other facilities include Donalds bar/bistro with an extensive whiskey collection, real ale and a sheltered courtyard for alfresco dining and drinks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ducks At Kilspindie House Hotel Aberlady
- Ducks At Kilspindie Hotel
- Ducks At Kilspindie Aberlady
- Ducks Inn Aberlady, United Kingdom