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Cluny Bank

69 St. Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW Scotland
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#1 of 3 hotels in Forres
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A charming luxury bed and breakfast in a Victorian mansion, 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
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Special diet menus
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English
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Craig wrote a review Nov 2023
Beauly, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
Treated to a nights B&B as a prize in a local raffle and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Stayed in the recently refurbished Davies room and it was stunningly luxurious. Beautifully decorated with a log burner providing a lovely warmth to the room. Bed was comfy and huge and the bathroom with underfloor heating, freestanding bath and massive walk in shower just gorgeous. Our stay was completed with a delicious cooked breakfast in the morning. Highly recommended, definitely a treat to stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Bruce M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Excellent accommodation in a fine old building maintained to sa high standard. Both bedrooms and common areas and all neat, clean and comfortable, . Friendly and efficient staff. Wide choice of breakfast including prepared to order.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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toffi2018 wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
We stayed one night at this beautiful boutique hotel whilst travelling through the U.K. Our room which had been recently renovated was so lovely as were all the amenities provided. Breakfast was delicious and many options to choose from including gluten free. Whilst travelling through England and Scotland staying at many hotels, Cluny Bank hotel was by far our favourite. Thankyou to Shanti for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nancy A wrote a review Jun 2023
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I walked the Moray Coast Trail with a friend last week and our first 2 nights were spent at this wonderful hotel. Our hostess was friendly and professional. The room was opulent. Especially the en suite which had a wonderful free standing bath. I dreamed of that bath on my last night of the trail when I was footsore and weary. I heartily wished that I had spent my last night off the Trail at Cluny Bank. Breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Scott L wrote a review Apr 2023
Inverness, United Kingdom6 contributions
What a place! Everything oozed quality from towels to the various teas on offer in the room to the bed linen. A very quiet place and a peaceful nights sleep. The breakfast was incredible. I will definitely be back. 😊
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Date of stay: April 2023
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HelenJeffery2 wrote a review Oct 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom40 contributions23 helpful votes
Where to start? On a much-needed break from London, we spent four glorious nights in this charming hotel. Our room was airy, comfortable, scrupulously clean and more than adequate to our needs. We were particularly impressed by the stringent, but unobtrusive, Covid precautions in place - would that we had these in England! The many glowing reviews we had read about owners Julia and Lloyd were spot on. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming or attentive. And now to the food... Wow! Absolutely fabulous, though it would be remiss of me not to issue the warning that a stay at The Cluny Bank is not for anyone trying to lose weight. Every meal was a treat from start to finish – and with so many little dishes between courses. Previous guests have spoken about Lloyd's obvious passion for cooking and his personal attendance at the table to describe, in amongst all the jokes, the mouth-watering desserts he so lovingly prepares - they were not wrong! All in all – a really lovely stay. In Arnie’s immortal words: we’ll be back…
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Date of stay: October 2021
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RK wrote a review Oct 2021
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
Cluny is tucked away in Forres Definitely overdelivers Food was way above expectations. Lloyd is a very talented chef. You will be looked after well at this establishment It’s clean and bedroom was all we needed We had dogs which catered for well in the annexe room Recommended
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adrian E wrote a review Oct 2021
Newport, United Kingdom40 contributions10 helpful votes
Excellent hotel and restaurant. Superb cuisine, expertly described with each course, especially the desserts talked through in detail and enthusiasm by Lloyd. Also provided a recipe to take away. Great breakfast too. Excellent room facilities, and setting in grounds, with good access to north coast sites for nature etc. Would love to come again when in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Clootiedumpling wrote a review Sept 2021
Watford, United Kingdom347 contributions99 helpful votes
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Stayed 2 nights in Balchins Den... A lovely room, which although attached is separate to the main hotel, with its own entrance. 10 years had past since our first stay but apart from fresh decor, nothing had changed. Julia & Lloyd work hard to ensure all guests have a quality, comfortable and memorable stay, which they achieve in spades. Everything is spotless and plush. The cosy bar is a delight and a great place to chat with other residents late afternoon or after dinner. Mostly to compare notes on places visited and what Lloyd served from the varied menu that evening. I highly recommend booking dinner, bed and breakfast as the food is the real draw in my book. Lots of little extra surprise tidbits make the meal fun too. However, save room for pudding, as that's a particular highlight as Lloyd explains in his own inimitable style the delicious desserts he's lovingly prepared. The standard of food and accommodation is outstanding and offers such great value for money in our opinion. Cluny Bank/Forres is well located too being only a few miles away from the beautiful coastline and towns of Elgin & Lossiemouth, to name but two. A good selection of Nature reserves are close by too. Check out the Windswept Brewery in Lossiemouth if you have the time & inclination. The popular Captains Table Inn in the village of Findhorn offers beautiful harbour views as well as good food. So hope we can return sooner next time around!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bob C wrote a review Sept 2021
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Jules met us when we arrived, made us feel safe and welcome, gave us the brief and then showed us to our room. The day we arrived was the hottest day in Scotland for 115 years but the room was very cool, clean and comfortable. Obviously heating was available but not required. We both slept well in a very large and comfortable bed and woke feeling rested. Breakfast on both days was most excellent and well catered for my being a coeliac and requiring a gluten free diet. Both Jules and Lloyd understood my dietary requirements and discussed them with us at each mealtime. We had not planned to eat in the restaurant the first night as we had family connections in Forres and our itinerary was uncertain but we did eat in on our second night. What a delight it was to have a fine dining experience with gluten free food, it was really special. Lloyd came and talked to all the diners about their food and his infectious banter was a delight to everyone. The meal was superb and we are planning to invite family members to dine there on our next visit. The appetizers between each course were a welcome surprise and very tasty. Overall we had the most delightful stay, felt very safe whilst there and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cluny Bank
Which popular attractions are close to Cluny Bank?
Nearby attractions include Sueno's Stone (0.6 miles), The Nelson Tower (0.3 miles), and Forres Mechanics Football Club (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cluny Bank?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Cluny Bank?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cluny Bank?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cluny Bank?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mosset Tavern, Franklin's Restaurant at Cluny Bank, and The Bonnie Beastie.
Are there any historical sites close to Cluny Bank?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Tolbooth (0.4 miles).