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Reviewed 8 November 2020

Stayed for two nights during the COVID restrictions that prevented enjoying a glass of wine with our dinner. Despite visiting during these strange times the hotel greeted us with a great hug of Scottish hospitality.
Our room Winton was lovely, great views from every window including the little window by the loo in bathroom.
I do love to visit places with character and history sloping floors creaky stairs and draughty nooks. This hotel I have to say is super cosy no draughts here.
The grounds are lovely for walking, Glen Taitneach on the doorstep we had a super walk.
Enjoyed dinner in the restaurant first night, second night we had a casual cosy bar meal by the fire.
Staff really lovely, helpful happy to help in every way.
Lots to explore nearby. Wildlife abundant saw eagles, hares on our walk.
Will definitely visit again. Had the most peaceful nights sleep and breakfast is absolutely amazing.

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mhairi Duncan, General Manager at Dalmunzie Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2020

Hello,

I am delighted that you have had an enjoyable break with us and were well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you for another peaceful stay when restrictions have eased.
Best wishes,
Mhairi

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Reviewed 6 November 2020

On two night visit, first night thought we were in foodie heaven, all three courses were delicious, beautifully laid out, a picture on a plate .On second night ordered same again (pork belly) as it was so good previously. Huge disappointment, overcooked, not laid out neatly and missing glaze. Dry and tough, whereas it was tender and succulent before. Room missing a dressing table with mirror, so wife could not sit down to do her makeup etc. Room name Rattray.

Date of stay: October 2020
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Mhairi Duncan, General Manager at Dalmunzie Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2020

Oh no, I am so sorry that the pork was not as good on the second night. There is nothing worse than a meal not living up to expectations. I do hope that we got something else for you and that you managed to still enjoy your break with us.

Best wishes,
Mhairi

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Reviewed 5 November 2020

The hotel is an absolutely gorgeous old baronial country lodge, warm welcoming and cosy. The DBB rate for our stay, including wine was extremely reasonable and would recommend you select this option.

Room: We were lucky to receive and upgrade to one of their turret rooms (as this was our mini honeymoon!). The room was large, comfortable and charming (and clean!) the views were simply breath-taking. The only negative, and the main reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5, is that the bathroom does not have a functional shower, it is just a short shower attached to the bath meaning one has to hang their head over the bath to wash their hair. I think this is quite problematic.

Food: The food was superb and beautifully presented, the excellent price for DBB allowed us to splash out on some excellent wines (from their very nice list). Breakfast as well was a delight, the produce was fantastic in their cooked breakfast, their pastries were a delight and the homemade muesli delicious!
The service was warm and welcoming, however the co-ordination between staff is lacking, as well as their attention to detail. Considering the calibre of food and wine on offer, needs to be improved to provide a more seamless service. i.e ensuring all tables are booked in properly, making sure appropriate cutlery is on the tables, serving the wine properly etc with a bit more training my review would move from 4 to 5 stars for the service!

All in all it is a wonderful DBB location, I would definitely recommend a stay here, it is ideal for golfers and walkers alike (make sure you remember your boots!) I will most certainly be back and should the amendments detailed above be taken in to consideration this would become a true 5 star experience at an extremely competitive price!

Date of stay: November 2020
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Mhairi Duncan, General Manager at Dalmunzie Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2020

Thank you for your review, lovely to hear that we have the basics right. As with most things in life there is room for improvement and we strive to get a five star review from you on your next visit.

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Mhairi

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Reviewed 2 November 2020

A lovely hotel for those who like to really get away from it all in a traditional and old style country house that has not conceded to modernity for the sake of and has not lost its charm and kept its uniqueness without being in any way tired or not maintained . Nestled in the Spittal of Glenshee about 2 miles off the main road its a very quiet retreat that would be great in the summer (or the winter too ) we spent a long weekend here when the weather was particularly challenging (rain and high winds) so we couldn't make the most of the wonderful landscape to walk in as much as we wanted.. Contrary to some of the reviews the road to the hotel is perfectly drivable and acceptable and fully tarmacked right up to the drive way . It is no worse that many public roads you may find in the UK with a few potholes but that's hardly surprising considering where this hotel is , only 5 miles from the largest ski resort in the UK ,so winter cold must take its toll . It is better than those roads and the real reason to keep your speed down is the likelihood of coming across some wildlife , e.g. a hare or two on the drive up , which we did . Our room was large and had considerable character to it with wonderful 4 poster bed and antique solid wood furniture . It was also warm and tastefully decorated in character . Some lovely old artifacts in both the bedroom and the bathroom. This hotel is not going to suit those looking for a modern budget hotel chain (which you wont find anywhere around here thank goodness) , nor someone looking for no expense spared top of the range luxury of the nearby Fife Arms (at 8 times the price no less !) . But if you want to stay in something with super character , clean, comfortable and authentic with pleasant staff who make the effort and fantastic walking and scenery all around I couldn't recommend this place enough. Pet Friendly too ..

Room tip: 4 poster bedrooms are large and fantastically decorated (Our room was "MacKenzie) .
Date of stay: October 2020
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Mhairi Duncan, General Manager at Dalmunzie Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2020

Hello Graham,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. I am so pleased that you appreciated the character of the hotel and embraced our remote location.
Best wishes and see you next time.
Mhairi

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Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

Stayed at Dalmunzie 25th/26th October. Although weather wasn’t great we received a warm welcome to the hotel. All COVID 19 safety measures were in place and we were very comfortable meeting friends for dinner. There was a good choice of food and it was all well cooked and very tasty. We had a look around the grounds and surrounding hills. It all looked lovely but would have been spectacular if the mist had lifted. Definitely worth a visit. We will certainly be making a return visit.

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mhairi Duncan, General Manager at Dalmunzie Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2020

Hello,

Thank you for leaving a lovely review. Hopefully we shall see you in spring time with some brighter weather.

Best wishes,
Mhairi

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