We returned today from a 3 night special offer (self catering). Our experiences:-
Positives: 2 large bedrooms, very comfortable beds, clean linen, plenty of coat hangers and storage space. Ensuite and family bathrooms were large, great showers which did not lose their power when both were being used at the same time (always a bonus). White fluffy towels provided. Open plan kitchen and lounge was very large and comfortable, Family size fridge freezer and dishwasher. Plenty of kitchen equipment. Basic cleaning materials provided. Wall heaters were very powerful and the room retained its heat despite it being very cold and windy outdoors. The furniture was comfortable and ideal for relaxation and practicality.
Negatives: yes, there were stains on the carpet and one of the sofa's had several small torn pieces - the stains could easily be removed with an industrial cleaner. The sofa would, I suspect, need recovered.
Positives: All the staff we met whether reception, bar or facility staff, presented as professional and friendly. The provision of 'bar food' and restaurant caters for all tastes and set priced menus (£15 for 3 courses in bar and £27 in the restaurant) and a la carte menus suit all budgets. The grounds were well kept and the ducks provided an additional interest. It's ideally located with Aberfeldy town centre within easy walking distance and plenty of countryside to stroll around. Ideal location base for exploring the local area.
Negatives: A big part of our decision to come to Moness was the provision of the swimming pool. Unfortunately, the bar overlooks the pool. As someone who does not feel overly confident either wearing a swimming costume or swimming - being viewed on by people in the bar area (both the children's play area and in the eating section ) put me completely off using the facilities. However, if this isn't an issue for you -great, but if it is - be aware that you will be being observed
It would have been good to have had a lounge area outwith the Terraces bar (which caters for dining and family play). A nice room with sofas and comfortable chairs were you could relax with a quiet drink after a meal or to enjoy a quiet read would add greatly to the facilities.
Overall: We really enjoyed our time at Moness however, we paid with a Groupon deal (£189 for 3 nights self catering) which resulted in us paying less than half of the online rates. I would have been disappointed if we had paid the full price. Definitely good value on a 'deal' but online rates are overpriced and I don't think the resort is worth that. The stains on the carpet and the small tears on one of the sofas did not detract from the overall cleanliness of the accommodation - it was otherwise spotless. The cleanest self catering accommodation, I have ever stayed in.
Would I return? Probably not - but mainly because of the lack of privacy in the pool area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scotland’s longest and loveliest glen, its longest river (the Tay), some of its most spectacular mountains and lochs, and a rich and historic culture. All this and more are part of the welcome we extend to you from Moness Resort, a 35-acre woodland estate in Aberfeldy at the very heart of Highland Perthshire. Whether you are looking for a 4* Perthshire hotel break or a charming 4* country house hotel in Scotland, Moness is the perfect choice. Moness House hotel is a former shooting lodge dating back to 1758 and the oldest dwelling in Aberfeldy. Lovingly refurbished to retain the integrity of the original while introducing the essentials of modern day comfort, it is the ideal place to relax after time spent exploring this beautiful and unique part of Scotland. Hotel accommodation in this unique house been individually styled and offers a range of Deluxe and Superior rooms, graded according to size and location. All are furnished to an exceptional standard that will leave you feeling truly pampered. Or choose to stay in one of our Perthshire holiday cottages and lodges. They range from traditional to beautiful four star cottages that make the perfect gathering place for a family break in Scotland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moness Hotel Aberfeldy
- Moness Hotel Country
- Moness Resort Aberfeldy, Scotland