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Dalmunzie Castle
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Having read the great reviews for the hotel, I'm sorry to say that we are one of the very few who had a disappointing time at Dalmunzie House Hotel.

We booked a room to celebrate a birthday using a voucher deal and paid to upgrade to a four poster room.

We arrived just after 3pm to see preparations were in place to greet a wedding party - it would definitely be a great hotel for this purpose. The problem from our perspective was that with it being a small property, we immediately felt that we were in the way.

The noise from the 20 or so guests enjoying canapes in the entrance hall was audible in our room. We decided to go for a walk but had to navigate around the wedding party and the staff bearing canapes on trays in the small entrance area to get to the front door.

On our return the guests were still in the entrance area and we didn't feel we could sit there so we got a glass of wine and went back to our room. It turned quiet as the guests made their way to the wedding breakfast. We had an hour and a half of hush until we heard music starting up from somewhere in the hotel. We initially assumed this was part of the wedding entertainment but realised when we went down for our meal that it was coming from the restaurant under our room.

The amuse bouche and starter were disappointing, as was the cold bread served with fridge cold butter. We had to wait for our sorbet 'palate cleanser' to defrost before we could enjoy it as it was evidently straight from the freezer and difficult to attack with a spoon, however when it did soften, it was delicious and the rest of the meal was good. The menu was limited to three options per course instead of the four on the website which restricted choice but it was very kind of the waitress who was looking after us to manage to get us some cheese and biscuits in place of the three sweet options.

After the meal it was quiet until around midnight when the wedding guests started returning to their rooms.

We awoke to the sound of loud voices and laughter from the breakfast room beneath us as the wedding guests congregated again - all in understandably high spirits, but giving us no option of a long lie in.

The breakfast we had was very good and easily the best part of our stay - the two members of staff were excellent and got the customer service spot on.

The room itself was also charming - worn around the edges as some other reviewers have described but we didn't mind that. We did however have only a third of a toliet roll provided with no spare, only one teacup and a strange assortment of teas and coffees with only one sachet of certain items such as herbal tea and hot chocolate.

We mentioned most of the issues we had as we checked out and one of the staff noted that they normally only do exclusive use of the hotel for weddings but this party had been an exception - the original booking had been for 5 people but this had increased to 20.

There were some good aspects to the stay - particularly the attention of some of the staff in the restaurant, but we left feeling tired and slightly short changed bythe experience. It seems from previous reviews that our timing were unfortunate but you can't change a birthday.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Willowcat74
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We stayed at this lovely hotel a few days ago and couldn't be more smitten with the place. It is set in the most stunning surroundings, exactly what you expect from a relaxing retreat in Scotland! We were greeted by very friendly staff and taken to our cosy room with a wee dram waiting for us. We had dinner included on the first night and we couldn't be more blown away by the quality. It completely exceeded our expectations. It was fine dining but without the pomp and ceremony you usually have to entertain. This brings me on to the staff... What stars they were! Our main dealings were with a very friendly chap in the bar who had loads of advice about the area and quick routes for longer trips, we left feeling like he was a friend. Then there was a young guy serving us for dinner who seemed genuinely happy to help us make our minds up for dinner choices and we had a real giggle with him. The chef was also happy to offer 'off menu' the next day, but we were unable to take them up on the offer due to other plans. We wanted to write a review to share what a wonderful trip it was - but we feel like it's out little secret and nobody should know about it!

I will add that whilst our experience was fantasic, if you want modern decor, fixtures and fittings, this isn't the place for you. The bathrooms especially were a bit tired, but we hear that the hotel has new owners and they are investing more money into the hotel. I just hope they don't make it too modern and take away the charm!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank CTT85
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Visited Dalmunzie on 20 October 2013 for a birthday celebration with a relative who has always wanted to go. It absolutely surpassed expectation!
The location and hotel itself are stunning, however, the real jewel in the crown are the staff. Genuinely warm and friendly without being overbearing.
Felt incredibly spoilt and rested after our one night stay. Dinner and breakfast were a highlight.
Also looking forward to seeing what life the new owners breathe into the hotel with their sympathetic renovations.
Would highly recommend Dalmunzie - you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank AMW1981
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Our Satnav knew exactly where Dalmunzie House Hotel was. The drive to the hotel was beautiful. Our reception was warm and our room was warm and comfortable. Dinner was excellent, as was the service. Eggs Benedict and Florentine in the morning were superb!
Strongly recommended.

Room Tip: Generally peaceful views of the hills
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Malcolm M
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Service at the hotel can not be faulted - all staff were friendly and seemed genuinely happy doing their job.
Food was exceptional and very good value (when booked with a room).
Being a manor house we were pleasantly surprised to find that is was cosy and not at all stuffy.
Real fires and seating areas mean there are plenty of places to disappear.
The bedrooms are tired, and the shower could be better, however this is an ancient building and should be appreciated for what it is.
Romantic setting, and miles from civilisation. Lovely grounds with plenty of walks. I'm certain on a clear night the stars would look fantastic, however we were scuppered by clouds.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the building (we were in MacPherson) have a view of the grounds and mountains.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Becky_and_Darryl
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