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Fife Lodge Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed over one night whilst on business. I didn't arrive until quite late and had to leave before breakfast was served. I was offered a cold selection for breakfast or something to take. A small fridge was placed outside my room with a selection of requested breakfast options. Although I arrived quite late the booking company informed me that dinner would be available on my arrival regardless of when that would be. I can highly recommend this hotel for friendliness, service, quality of food and spotless rooms. I would not hesitate to book again as I know that anyone staying would be well looked after.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

i booked this hotel as we had to stay for a family funeral in the area, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff and owner were really nice, gave us all we needed, as this was a sad time we needed the space, we had a family room to sleep four, clean and spacious, pity we could not have stayed longer, its a hotel that obviously has standards, plenty of free parking, not too far from the town, but far enough to discourage drunks, GREAT. as we are not party goers we will be back, the place is clean and quiet, other guests respected you, as we did them, I suppose if we looked hard enough we could have picked a couple of things, but hey life is too short, too many TV programmes giving people ideas, the breakfast is enough to set anyone up for the day, plenty of everything, well cooked local produce, a great base to visit an abundance of local attractions, will be back for the whiskey trail very soon, you must give this hotel a visit if your in the area, I also noticed that even the tradesmen were treated as equals, no matter how they were dressed, I thank you all for looking after us in our sad loss of my sister, places like yours are few and far between, Regards from Mal, Katherine, Christine.

we will return.

Room Tip: all rooms are great, all have good views, plenty of space to move about,
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Ron T, Owner at Fife Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Thank you for your kind words. We were glad to be of service at this sad time and hope we will see you again sometime in the future.

Linda

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

What a gorgeous Christmas we had as a family at the Fife Lodge Hotel. Friendly staff and excellent service all round, scrumptious food and a festive atmosphere. The kids had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the nearby park.
BRIDGID ABRA

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Ron T, Owner at Fife Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

We really like hosting people from different countries and hope to welcome many more South Africans. Thank you for your positive review

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Visited the Fife Lodge for a meal before attending a wedding dance.
4 in our party and we decided to eat in the lounge bar instead of the restaurant as we could get a table right next to a big roaring log fire.
The waitress was really nice and we got our drinks quickly.
We went straight for mains as we all fancied pudding afterwards.  Mains were Slow roast lamb shank and  with mash & roast veg gravy; Chicken fillets in home made batter; Fresh haddock in beer batter and Breaded Scampi.
The Haddock and Chicken were definitely home prepared and both delicious.  The scampi was classed as good, but unfortunately the lamb shank I thought was flàvourless.  Lots of lovely tastes on the plate with the mash and roast veg gravy, which were both perfect. So its a pity about the shank lacking some good flavour.  However, it was cooked well and the fork pulled the meat from the bone.
Puddings were: Portsoy ice creams; cheescake, sticky toffee pudd with caramel suace and cheese board for myself.. Everone enjoyed their dishes and the presentation on the plates was excellent as you could they had spent time in making the presentation look appealing.
The cheese board had 4 large oatcakes and 4 crackers, a few grapes, celery, and a small bowl of home made chutney. 4 different cheeses   and portion size was just spot-on. The sticky toffee pudding came in a large bowl with a fair sized portion of spoge and sailing in caramel suace and cream - absolutely perfect.  The cheescake had the constitution more resembling a moose but the portion was large and extremely tasty. Ditto, you cànt go wrong with Portsoy icecream and it arrived on top of a smooth chocolate sauce.  Perfect.
So overall the meal was really enjoyable and the only failing (for me) was the lamb shank. Everyone ejoyed themselves we were concious that a large wedding meal was being served in the hall, but we never once felt neglected.  We will definitely be back and the staff were great and very helpful throughout.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Ron T, Owner at Fife Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

We appreciate your review and we were happy to see that generally your comments were positive about service, and that you enjoyed your meal.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We went to the Fife Lodge with my brother in law and his wife along with two other couples. Great atmosphere and an excellent mix of other guests. The group on was Wrapped Up a band from the Glasgow area who were excellent ! All great covers of Kings of Leon,The Proclaimers , Queen , Keane Michael Buble, all excellent !! Stovies served at 10 am, The Bells at midnight was great, Auld Lang Syne etc !!! Cant wait for next year !!!! , and that's from a Yorkshireman !!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Ron T, Owner at Fife Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

All the staff at the Fife Lodge Hotel appreciate your comments and ratings given it's nice when a party comes together.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Since the takeover by new owners, this hotel has gone from strength to strength. (The bar even stocks my favourite Campari now - a rarity amongst bars!)

We had our 2013 Christmas Lunch here and it was honestly one of the best I've had since my Mum passed away. The staff were friendly, helpful and polite, the service was spot-on and the food was truly delicious. My husband & I chose different puddings, but each came with a little tour de force from the chef: spun sugar toffee snowmen, with even the carrot for the nose made out of the sugar. They were such fun, and also tasted great.

The hotel even colluded with friends of ours to provide a lovely surprise - when we'd finished our sparkling wine, soft drink and canapes (included in the menu) and gone through to our beautifully decorated table, we found an envelope addressed to us which we thought must be another nice touch, a Christmas card. Instead, it turned out to be a Gift Voucher for a future meal at the hotel. What a lovely surprise, and all praise to the hotel for managing it so nicely.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ron T, Owner at Fife Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

We would like to thank you for your kind words. It will be our pleasure to have you back to the Fife Lodge in the future.

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Visited this hotel as part of a business trip in May 2013. The hotel was comfortable and welcoming with friendly and helpful staff. The food was very enjoyable indeed, what I would describe as good quality pub fare and well cooked. In particular the hotel's breakfast was very enjoyable. MY only criticism would be the somewhat hit and miss wifi, which on a business trip in a pretty remote location is important. Both myself and my colleagues struggle to connect. However a relatively minor gripe for what was a very pleasing stay

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Ron T, Owner at Fife Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

We thank you for your kind comments, we have already boosted the wifi signal to the 1st floor bedrooms and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Fife Lodge Hotel

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Additional Information about Fife Lodge Hotel

Address: Fife Lodge Hotel Sandyhill Road, Banff AB45 1BE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Banff
Price Range: £93 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fife Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Country House Hotel located in the Historic town of Banff and set in its own private grounds. ... more   less 
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