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The Cluny Bank Hotel

69 St. Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 hotels in Forres
Travellers' Choice
A Small Hotel (Restaurant with Rooms, really) set in the best residential area of Forres, Moray. There are lots of activities within easy reach of the hotel such as golf, the world famous Malt Whisky Trail, castles, beaches and much more. Inverness is only 30 miles (airport 25 miles) away and there are many places of interest which can be reached. We have an extremely good reputation for food as you will see from the reviews.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
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Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Sandra Watt wrote a review Dec 2020
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We first visited this hotel in 2016. It was amazing. Four years later the standard was even higher. Great welcome from Jules. Wonderful food prepared by Lloyd. Beautifully decorated rooms with huge beds. So comfortable. Thoroughly recommend a visit here. We will be back - hopefully not wait another 4 years!
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Date of stay: December 2020
doug m wrote a review Nov 2020
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom29 contributions25 helpful votes
Very much enjoyed our two night stay at the Cluny Bank in mid November. This small hotel (Restaurant with Rooms) is well located in a quiet area a short distance from the town centre. Our room (Cavanagh) was large, warm, clean and very comfortable, if a little dated, but in keeping with the style of the impressive stone building. The welcome was very friendly and Covid related measures were all clearly in place and made us feel safe. Without a doubt the highlight at the Cluny Bank was the food which was outstanding! We ate dinner both nights and everything was superb! Breakfast was equally good with lots of choice. Could not fault the food in any way! Would definitely stay here again in the future (making sure sure we had reservations for dinner in the evening!)
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Date of stay: November 2020
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stephenbarnes5 wrote a review Oct 2020
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at cluny bank immensely. There covid precautions are without fault.Jules and Lloyd are perfect host cheerful and do everything possible to make your stay perfect. Our room was very clean comfortable and equipped with all amenities. Breakfast was plentiful fresh well presented with an excellent choice Dinner is a gastronomic delight with again an excellent choice wonderfull you will not find better. Cluny Bank is in an exercise locatiin a great place to stay .
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
David G wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom47 contributions8 helpful votes
This was my 3rd visit to Cluny Bank and was delighted to find that despite all the Covid safe regulations in place, the quality of the service and food remained high. Always a warm and friendly atmosphere here, with nothing too much trouble for the charming hosts Jules and Lloyd. I look forward to visiting again without the face masks.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Boondoggler wrote a review Sep 2020
Nairn, United Kingdom391 contributions295 helpful votes
We had an excellent stay with Jules and Lloyd at the Cluny Bank. It describes itself as a restaurant with rooms. Our room met our needs but the food in the restaurant was outstanding. Their covid planning was exemplary and they did everything you cope hope to make us feel very safe. The standard of cooking was very high and the innovative way they narrated dessert options in a covid compliant way made our night. Great option if staying in the Moray area.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$155 - US$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cluny Bank Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Cluny Bank Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sueno's Stone (1.0 km), The Nelson Tower (0.5 km), and The Falconer Museum (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cluny Bank Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Cluny Bank Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cluny Bank Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cluny Bank Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mosset Tavern, Kristoff's Bar &Restaurant, and The Peppermill Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cluny Bank Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Tolbooth (0.7 km).