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76 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in The Lodge from the 14th to the 18th of November, this was our first visit and we were most impressed with the lodge. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean with the bonus of the wood burning stove in the living room. We ate in the bar a couple of times and felt the food was good value... More 

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Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for reviewing your stay with us. The wood burning stoves definitely help keep the cold winter weather at bay, we tend to have the central wood burner in the bar roaring too! We look forward to welcoming you back- fishing gear and all! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived here for a 3 night stay with my partner and in-laws. We were greeted with lovely staff and given our keys and map and also some menus for the restaurant. Our lodge was glen esk which looked right over the fishing ponds. There is a twin bedroom and a double with a bathroom on the ground floor then... More 

Thank Caroline1304x
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Hello Caroline, Thanks for taking the time to write a positive and very informative review to other travellers. It's great to hear that you really enjoyed your stay in Glen Esk lodge and that you got the chance to sample some locally sourced produce in the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back to the resort sometime soon! With thanks,... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Just a perfect venue for a wedding. Great views and gardens, lovely rooms, delicious food, friendly staff. Chalets are very nice. Plenty to do for a family break. No criticisms whatsoever. Perfect in every way. We had a great time.

Thank Riccygirl
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for choosing our resort and for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We work really hard to ensure every guest has the best experience and I am so glad that our efforts paid off with you. We hope you come to visit again soon! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

These premises are conveniently situated to provide for a post-funeral reception to the nearby Pitkerro Grove Cemetery. There was quite a number attending and everything had been well planned. The plentiful supply of cakes, etc. was well presented on (possibly) 20 tables of eight. The well-presented staff were very attentive but unobtrusive, carrying out their duties with care. I would... More 

Thank Pitnolen
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at the resort. We are proud to know that you would recommend us as a venue. With thanks, Kingennie Management Team More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We got married at Kingennie on 09.10.16 and the day was incredible. This was mostly down to how absolutely amazing Kingennie were from the moment we chose to have our wedding there a year ago to the day itself. I'm going to start by explaining that my husband and I are based 8 hours south from kingennie but due to... More 

Thank Sarah S
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Palmer, Thank you for your glowing review, we are so satisfied to hear that your time at the resort was incredible! We understand how stressful planning a wedding can be (especially from a distance!) so we do our best to minimize that stress. We are pleased that all of your guests were blown away by the... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

These are quality holiday lodges built around fishing lakes, a golf course and a restaurant with bar and function room for weddings. The lodges are mainly 2 or 3 bed chalets. The older ones are in the woods and quieter. The newer ones are a higher standard, but you can be subject to occasional noise from weddings. We have been... More 

Thank Grant B
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Hello Grant, Thank you for taking the time to review your 10 years worth of experience visiting the resort. I am sure you will have seen some real changes throughout those 10 years of coming here as we are continually reinvesting to make sure that we offer the best experience possible to all guests. We hope to see you around... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited her for a wedding and have to say the waiting staff were very professional, the setting is gorgeous and the food is amazing..... only thing is the steak and ale pie was somehow sweet though? Over all very nice day.

Thank Marie-Elizabeth F
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Dear Marie- Elizabeth, Thank you for reviewing your experience at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort. Providing excellent customer service is important to us so we are glad that you felt the staff were very professional and that the food was amazing. I am sorry the steak and ale pie wasn't to your taste, you're right to think that it is... More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stayed in lodges again, with same friends for annual golf tournament. Almost entirely positive and new refit of bar and terrace is excellent. Food this year was very nice. Only comments would be that they badly need fitted sheets on beds to avoid sticking to plastic undersheet every morning (!!) and lodges possibly just in need of a freshen up... More 

Thank KevinHen
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Hello Kevin, Thanks for your review. It is fantastic that you come to us every year for an annual golf tournament. Our bar and veranda refurbishment took place at the start of the year and we have had some really positive feedback, so we are happy that you got the chance to enjoy the space too! We are really sorry... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Staff friendly and helpful with great facilities and excellent food. Went fly fishing with some friends and was impressed with the beautiful surroundings , golf course also looked very tempting. Certainly, would recommend.

Thank sophiesmith2574
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Hello Sophie, Thanks for the brilliant review. You will need to come back and have a game on our golf course soon! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We loved every day we got to spend at Kingennie. The staff are lovely the room was amazing and so was the golf. So relaxing yet short drive to everything you could need. We enjoyed a nice meal and drink also on the verandah and it was so relaxing. Highly recommend

Thank mlan0
Kingennie, Manager at Forbes of Kingennie, responded to this review

Hello, We are pleased to read that you loved every day that you spent at the resort. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for some more relaxing! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Forbes of Kingennie
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Cuisines: British, Scottish, Bar, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whether you are looking for an activity holiday with family and friends, a romantic short break, the perfect wedding venue, or somewhere to celebrate that special event, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort has it all. With top-class golf and fishing on the estate, the peaceful and unspoiled environment is also home to some of the very best luxury woodland and lochside lodges in Scotland. Its location makes it the perfect spot to explore Scotland's glorious countryside or play a round or two at the world's best know golf courses nearby. Conference and business meetings and events are all catered for, while sister company Corporate Kingennie can create memorable and effective team building or corporate days out. In the heart of the countryside, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort nevertheless enjoys easy access to major towns and cities. Dundee is only 6 miles away, while Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen are within easy reach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forbes of Kingennie

Address: Kingennie, Dundee dd53rd, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dundee
Price Range: €85 - €578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forbes of Kingennie 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Forbes Of Kingennie Dundee, Scotland
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Dundee
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“Wide choice of lodges, speak to the manager to book what suits you best.”
  • View of middle fishing lake and restaurant from lodge bacony
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“Bards Neuk is a lovely home in the woods, close to the ponds and east walk to the club house if u want your meals there.”
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“Request one of the lodges closer to reception”
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 of 5 bubbles daviesim, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
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