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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a business trip and looking for an interesting hotel. We certainly found it. The building itself is striking and when you arrive it just looks classy. Greeted on arrival by a friendly face, it set the theme for a continued excellent service - nothing was ever too much, the staff even catered for a special dietary requirement... More 

Thank davidjh286
Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely small hotel in the suburbs of Forres, where we stayed for a weekend break. It is a family run hotel, where attention to detail and quality customer service is the name of the game. The double room was a superb size, with everything you could want, plus a few added extras! A small dressing area off the bedroom... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here whilst up on Business locally. Got in fairly late and eat in the restaurant. Had a very nice Hake dish with Langoustine which was excellent and the eggs benedict in he morning was superb. Had complimentary bread with roasted garlic and a lobster pre-appetiser which was a nice touch. The restaurant was fairly formal and there was a... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Third visit to the Cluny Bank Hotel, the food, service and hospitality is exceptional as always. Wonderful intimate setting, starting off with a gin and tonic in the lounge before heading to the dining room for a splendid dining experience. The food is faultless and the deserts are divine!

Thank Philippe C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stayed here last month for a couple of days. We had dinner at their restaurant and the food was excellent. Arguably the best restaurant in Forres. The rooms always smells fresh and very clean. The rooms also have a lovely view.

Thank Arthi M
Warrnambool, Australia
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194 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Never ever have we had a more welcoming and totally enjoyable couple of days stay in any establishment we have ever stayed in. Even if we were accommodated in a tent out the back, the hospitality bestowed upon us by our hosts, especially Lloyd would have made our stay enjoyable. The house is old and dates back to 1859 and... More 

Thank blueshark_m4ko
Norfolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was our 2nd visit to this outstanding hotel. We cannot wait for our 3rd visit. Everything about it was 1st class! The room had lovely views - best of all was seeing the red squirrel, woodpecker and countless other birds in the garden. The bed was comfortable and the service was exceptional and Lloyd's food is the best we... More 

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, elegant room! The owners Julia and Lloyd are both very friendly and easy to talk to - excellent customer service 😃 Recommend dinner in the hotel - Lloyd cooks and is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about every dish he creates! Dinner and breakfast were both next to none!!! Thank you for a lovely stay!

Thank Julie B
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

This little hotel was a great surprise.The property is well situated and to have a restaurant and bar attached was a huge bonus. Staff were lovely room beautifully presented and the restaurant amazing. Little bar enables you to have a little drink and the the food is amazing cooked by lovely Llyod who comes out specially to give you a... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

6 pour and 1 terrible review out of nearly 200 really says it all. We have just returned home from a 5 night stay including 4 evening meals, one a special occasion with relatives. If you want a nondescript, passionless hotel with no character this is not for you. You get a full on welcome, especially if it's Lloyd who... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cluny Bank Hotel

Address: 69 St. Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Forres
Price Range: £135 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cluny Bank Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“All the rooms are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles davidjh286, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good but book early as its so popular it gets full pretty quick!”
 of 5 bubbles 263joanneg, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Garden room is particularly nice and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinL860, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the castle door - if you want to feel like you are in a world of your own, then this is perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles Jordienz, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If on a couples getaway see if you can book the room separate to the main hotel - it's like a mini honeymoon suite. Very cute!”
 of 5 bubbles LondonSweet_Pea81, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
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