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Durn House

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Stayed at Durn House for six nights in early November 2015. Beautiful, well-maintained house. Lovely large, comfortable, en-suite bedroom with a comfortable bed. Relaxing guest lounge. Friendly staff who were happy to help; they also suggested some lovely local places to visit in this unspoilt area. Breakfast freshly cooked to order with a wide choice of food to choose from....

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Ellon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This brief visit to Durn House was very much a last minute organised affair. My Wife and I booked a few nights away on the recommendation of my daughter and Son-in-law, who had discovered this wee gem a few weeks before. We were very pleasantly surprised on arrival with the friendliness of the staff and when we were shown to...

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

Hi Dan WOW thankyou for you extremely kind words. Indeed the Dunbar suite is an outstanding room and i am glad that your were more than comfortable. We are extremelly lucky to be away from the hustle and bustle and the whole team is overjoyed that you enjoyed your stay We hope to welcome you back soon The Durn House...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I stayed at Durn House with my wife recently - November 2015. The house is a beautiful Georgian Mansion, full of character. We were capably looked after by friendly and helpful staff. Breakfasts were beautifully cooked with a good range to choose from. Our room, the Ferguson Suite was large and sumptuous with an en suite that is bigger than...

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

Hi Colin. Thankyou for your lovely reveiw of Durn House. All the staff will be very gratefull for your kind words. The ferguson bathroom is a wee gem, and one of our favourites. We Hope to welcome you back soon on your next trip to scotland The Durn House Team

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We spent a blissful weekend in Durn house. The rooms were very big and the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. The food was of a very high standard and you left the restaurant feeling very satisfied and full. I can't recommend this place enough for anybody looking to have a break away in idyllic...

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

Hi Martin Thankyou for taking the time to write a excellent reveiw of Durn House. All of the staff regularly read tripadvisor and i am sure they will all be uplifted byyour kind words. We hope to welcome you back soon The Durn House Team

Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Had a brilliant overnight stay at there murder mystery night, hotel is lovely in a stunning setting. Staff attentive and helpful. The food was lovely and i felt the price for the weekend package was reasonable! The bed was one of the comfiest ive ever slept in! Well worth a visit.

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

Hi Annette Thankyou for taking the time in writing a reveiw for Durn House. We are glad you enjoyed the murder mystery evening. we know we did! We are hoping it was the first of many so keep an eye on facebook and our website for any future events. Hope to welcome you back soon The Durn House Team

Banff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Attended the murder mystery on the 7th of November. The whole night was fantastic, all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The actors were brilliant, so much effort was put towards the planning of the evening and they played it so well! The food was great as was the service. Well done to all at Durn House, I will...

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

Hi Thankyour for your lovely reveiw of Durn House. We take pride in creating bespoke events and we are overjoyed by the success of our first murder mystery evening. We are hoping its the first of many so please keep an eye on facebook and our website for upcoming events We Hope to welcome you back soon The Durn House...

Reviewed 4 November 2015

We spent a long weekend relaxing in the most luxurious surroundings at Durn House. The Staff were welcoming, attentive and very professional in their approach. The rooms were warm and very comfortable - we were in the Durn Suite and it was a real treat! The food was first class and the chef has to be commended for his lamb...

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

Hi Mary Thankyou for your extremelly kind words. It was a pleasure having you and your freinds stay with us for the weekend, and i am glad that you left feeling suitably relaxed. We would love to welcome you back next year. Kindest Regards The Durn House Team

Cle Elum, Washington
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Having been in business for 15 years and using service accommodation for small group tours all around the UK we have seen this happen before. We had a lovely stay here two years ago, but the difference between then and now was unbelievably. The house has got so caught up into being so many different things that the people who...

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ABEREEEN
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This was our 3rd visit to Durn House. I had booked a "special" offer night for my husband's birthday. The house itself is still as pretty and cosy. The rooms still comfortable and immaculate, however the atmosphere that we experienced on the other visits has gone, some of the staff were like 'startled rabbits in headlights' and the food on...

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We have visited Durn House three times and would high recommend it to others. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, food is excellent and the staff are friendly and courteous. On site parking is also a useful facility.

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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 

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Address: Durn House Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Portsoy
Price Range: €101 - €149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Durn House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Do bear in mind that it's an old building with no lift to the second floor!”
eurotraveller010, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Well signposted once you get to Portsoy”
lauriecampbell, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms look good but suite well worth a little extra.”
532kateb, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Most but not all bedrooms are spacious and en suite. The hotel does weddings.”
Reports, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look for out of season break”
corriecoich, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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