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“Last minute gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast

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Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 28 Stonehaven B&B and Inns
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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379 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Last minute gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Due to a change in plans, I had to find last minute accommodation, and Frank was able to verify quickly that he had a room available.

At the time that I made the reservation, he suggested that I would need dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant, and he sent me 4 different links to check out.
After looking through the info, I sent an e-mail with my choice, and within short time, received confirmation from Anne that a reservation had been made with a window view. How nice was that? (The restaurant proved to be fabulous, by the way.)

Anne also went out of her way to get the information regarding Sunday Mass at the local church for us, which was a great help to us as well.

We were greeted by Anne and Frank upon arrival. Anne went through all of the details with us, and showed us our room.

Our room was on the second floor, the Morning Sun room. There are no numbers on any of the doors, so we were certain to make a mental note of the location so that we did not inadvertently attempt to open the wrong door upon our late return.

We were able to park our car in the back of the driveway and walk into town for dinner. We had no trouble with the walk into or back from town.

The room had a lovely hostess tray, complete with chocolates and complimentary tea and coffee.

There was a trouser press (which we did not use) and a hairdryer.
The shower was hot (very nice).
Towels were fluffy. Washcloths were included. (always a BIG plus for me).
The room was cozy warm, quite the opposite of where we had stayed the night prior in a different town.

I must admit that the mattress was quite hard. I appreciate a firm mattress, but this one was a bit extreme.

Also, if you do request this room, please note that the doorknob to the bathroom is very close to the edge of the door, and I actually caught my hand, twice, while closing the door. Ouch!

I did not notice any road noise, but the room is not in the front of the house.

The wi-fi was quite sporadic. This might normally not be an issue for most people, but my husband was in Scotland on business and he had difficulty with the wi-fi going on and off while attempting to access the internet on his work computer. I myself gave up on even trying to check or write e-mails as I did not have the patience to wait to see if the wi-fi would reconnect. Perhaps the connection would be better downstairs, but it was definitely not solid in the room.

Breakfast was adequate. We tend to steer away from the full Scottish breakfast. I had the continental breakfast, and my husband had the porridge with toast. Both were fine.
Frank made the breakfast and was very attentive to our needs.

One thing of note is that they only accept cash for payment.

The overall experience was terrific, and I feel that Frank and Anne went out of their way to assure that we would be comfortable while visiting Stonehaven, even though we were only there for one night.
I would definitely recommend the Glennifer B&B.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank geismom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and the hosts couldn't have been more helpful. We arrived at 7.30 in the morning off the sleeper train. The hosts very kindly took in our luggage, gave us tea and toast and arranged for our room to be ready early. The room was very clean, neat and well equipped. I did find the bed a little hard and could have done with an extra pillow but it was otherwise perfect. I suffer with irritable bowel and quite often find it hard to eat which can be embarrassing but once again the hosts for fine about uneaten breakfast and a request for just toast. A really friendly, warm, welcoming place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nmb92
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Annea, Owner at Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Glad we could help when the sleeper arrived at 7.30am.
Stonehaven doesnt quite wake up until 9 o'clock.
Sorry about the very rainy days of your visit, and hope that the next time you come Stonehaven, the sun will be shining. If you remind us we will give you a third pillow.
Hope to see you next year!!
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Eugene, Oregon
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73 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Good location (a 10 minute walk to the harbor), neat old house, lots of parking, excellent breakfast. The room was small, but quiet, clean and comfortable. The proprietor was very helpful. A very nice experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank squeakybones
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Annea, Owner at Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for your very nice comments, and the title of 'Perfect B&B'
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

What a wonderful place. The owners are lovely and treat customers as real guests. I could only recommend this place. The rooms are clean and comfy with exquisite accomodations.
And we had french baguette and croissant for breakfast !

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheEd09
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Annea, Owner at Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review!
We try not to serve only 'standard Scottish fare' and like to provide our big fruit selection and hot bahuettes and croissantes as an option.
We do enjoy our visitors and get pleasure in welcoming so many nationalities.
As we say in Scotland
'Haste ye back'!!
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Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Lovely house and nice bedrooms ! Anne and Frank are the perfect hosts to make you feel at home at once. The house is located in a quiet street, but still very close to the city center and harbour of Stonehaven. Don't hesitate to choose this B&B when in Stonehaven !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tania-Bart
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Annea, Owner at Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you Tania, we are very pleased you enjoyed our B&B. August is a very busy time of year, very hectic, but a time we enjoy with all our visitors from abroad.
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Gorgeous house and good size rooms. This was only a one night stay but the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was standard Scottish fare. Quiet and within walking distance of the harbor if you can do hills.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Winnilady
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Breautiful home very clean and well presented spacious bedroom. Wonderful breakfast and Frank was a terrific host.......and very helpful. If your in Stonehaven don't hesitate with this one

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jangle77
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Annea, Owner at Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments.
We are in the middle of our busy time, and it is great to see so many home and overseas visitors, all enjoying hearing of each others experiences in the morning, and planning their visits around Stonehaven.
It gives us great pleasure to welcome you.

FRANK BUDD
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Additional Information about Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast

Property: Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast
Address: 15 Arduthie Road, Stonehaven AB39 2EH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Stonehaven
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Stonehaven
Hotel Class:4 star — Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gleniffer is a luxurious 4* B&B located 300 metres from the Railway Station and 500 metres from the Centre of Stonehaven. All rooms are centrally heated, have duvet quilts, colour TV with DVD/CD, hairdryers, radio alarms and tea and coffee making facilities. We also have WI-FI connectivity. For those requiring it, off-street parking should be available. For foreign guests Anne speaks French, German & Spanish. ... more   less 
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Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast Stonehaven, Scotland

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