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“One Night Stay 29th September”

Macdonald Hill Valley Spa
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

As soon as we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Hotel is lovely and we had lovely clean room with plenty of space also we have a view of the golf course. All Staff made us feel welcome and the shepards pie was great. We will return soon
Steve and Michele.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Michele P
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Two of us have just spent 3 days here and we have no complaints at all, the golf was excellent , the courses both the Sapphire and the Emmerald were both in really good condition, The lady in the golf shop really made us feel welcome and went out of the way for us , unfortunately my playing partner had to attend a funeral so we needed to switch things around and nothing was to much trouble, we will return again .

So the hotel , nice and comfortable rooms, very clean and welcoming, tv , shower and baths in all rooms , tea coffee etc , the hotel staff were really friendly , Kirsty on reception was lovely and very helpful and quick to answer any queries we may have , not your normal stand offish member of staff.
The food in the hotel was overall very good with a good bar menu which I used on a couple of occasions, again the staff in the bar were very friendly, the food in the the borders restaurant was fairly priced , although we were on a golfers package this was explained to us by Katie who again was very helpful, the food was good and service was excellent .
Breakfast offered a variety of juices and cereals and a good cooked breakfast . So overall and excellent stay and we are already looking to book next year , over the last few years we have played other well known courses in the same locality and feel both could learn a lesson in hospitality and how to look after there courses from Hill Valley.
Well done guys , look forward to next year .

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank olliesdad183
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I have visited the spa 12 months ago and had a lovely experience. So I decided to take a friend to have a spa day together. I booked the rasul treatment and champagne afternoon tea.
Firstly the spa facilities are very good for the price you pay, the staff are very helpful and friendly, the relaxation room is lovely and very cosy! We both had the self treatment which was a lovely experience. Although on the day I came over all light headed and fainted during my treatment, the staff there acted quickly and made me feel well looked after and I cannot fault them for this.
However our afternoon tea was the let down to our experience... last time I visited it was presented on a 3 tier stand and we had it in the spa lounge which was all round lovely. However this visit we had it in the restaurant area which we didn't mind.
But the experience in the restaurant area was sadly let down by the staff member who didn't seem very helpful. Firstly we did asked politely if we could change tables as we were right by the window but it seemed a lot of trouble to move 1 place mat so we stayed to avoid hassle. The afternoon tea was not presented on a 3 tier stand instead was placed on 3 separate plates where we were very tight for space. The scones were very disappointing as they were very small. And the tea pot looked unpresentable as it had all stains on the lid. And finally very minor but the window ledge had marks of fly muck on as well as a dead fly, although this was only little fault it just made it look unpresentable and not appetising when your dining.
I hate to complain but I just thought a lovely experience at the spa with helpful and polite staff, was sadly let down by the restaurant area.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We stayed a couple of nights to attend a wedding in the area. The room was spacious and had everything needed for a short stay. The decor was somewhat bland, but we were not there all that much.
There was a pleasant welcome at reception. Check out was simple. Breakfast was a self service buffet with plenty of choice with a cafetière of coffee.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ron D
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

We had a lovely spa day, the spa treatments were excellent very thorough and attentive best treatments we have ever had. Lunch was lovely on time with prosecco, and we had a free Elemis gift bag, would come back. Thankyou

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank carol v
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