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Turriff, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was ok but not a choice of veg and 3 lettuce leaves with our fish n chips so why bother .service was very poor never asked if it was ok or if we needed anything else etc we had to hunt out the staff n had to wait an hour for our food that we didn, t bother with...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mothers day treat evening meal, beautiful place. Meal was fantastic & staff were so polite & professional. Definitely staff to be proud of. Want to come back & stay the night it was so magical. Looking forward to coming back and using the afternoon tea voucher i received for Christmas.

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely Review. We shall pass on your kind comments to our staff, who work so hard to ensure that Guests enjoy their stay at Durn House. We hope to be able to greet you again in the future. Kindest regards John and Sandra

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful place - sold as a B&B but more of a hotel. The house itself is very interesting and the room we had was beautiful - decorated in a style which suited the building. The staff were all lovely and attentive. We had dinner in the restaurant - everything was cooked to perfection and breakfast didn't disappoint.

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely Review. We shall pass on your kind comments to our staff, who work so hard to ensure that Guests enjoy their stay at Durn House. We hope to be able to greet you again in the future. Kindest regards John and Sandra

Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful intimate little gem. Please enjoy. Staff were efficient, professional and so friendly. The chef, Colin, is hugely talented and could'nt do enough to meet our slightly weird dietary demands. Love the place, you will too.

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Lunch with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Aberchirder, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch was in a lovely "period-style" restaurant. The menu was different but very nice. No soup and sandwich deals or the like, but in a way that was good, as we chose something completely different. Service was excellent. Only down side is that there is not a lot of parking places.

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Lunch with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for one night whilst away on business. We had our dog with us. There is no place for you to eat with your dog and they are not allowed unattended in the bedrooms. We we reluctant to leave our dog in the car after such a long journey so the wonderful duty manager suggested that...

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Visiting Durn House for a weekend away was a real treat. The house is charming, your chance to be Lairdess / Laird of the manor. The young team who looked after us were brilliant and really helped to make our stay. Food was great - we dined in both evenings. I would go back to eat there even if I...

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Prestwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Last minute booking, defiantly not the last visit!!! Stunning house, beautiful decor, exceptionally comfortable bed and very attentive friendly staff. Great breakfast look forward to full menu. No trouble recommending this place

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our stay in this hotel was delightful. We were in Durn suite a fabulous room with four poster bed. The en suite was huge with fireplace and free standing bath and well equiped.The staff were very helpful,polite and friendly. We had dinner and breakfast in restaurant both were excellent and ell priced. The jotel was mot licensed for our stay...

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

very impressed with the place - staff were very kind and cared after your every need. we managed to arrive on the wrong date (my fault entirely) - staff took it in their stride and made us very welcome. room (Silk Room) was very spacious as was the bathroom - a bit odd to not have it en suite but...

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Thank you so much for ypur lovely Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Durn House nestles on a quiet country road, by a small stream, and within easy walking distance of the main street and Portsoy's famous 17th-c. Old Harbour. Durn House is an elegant Georgian Mansion House in its own grounds offering luxury accommodation in large rooms with luxury en-suites or private bathrooms at sensible rates. Warm hospitality, excellent service and sumptuous breakfasts await our guests. Steeped in history, Durn House was believed to have been built in the Adams style by Sir James Dunbar of Durn in circ. 1770. The house has retained many of its original features with huge open fires, superb plasterwork, magnificent stone spiral staircase, and very large rooms. Durn House has many important historical links including the Battle of Culloden, as well as being home to the famous Scottish Astronomer James Furguson. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Durn House

Address: Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Portsoy
Price Range: €90 - €161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Durn House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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