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“DO NOT HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aberdour Hotel

Aberdour Hotel
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Aberdour Hotel
Ranked #45 of 52 Dumfries B&B and Inns
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1 review
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“DO NOT HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

We had our reception here two years on, Im still upset and disappointed with the level of service and false promises we received, the hotel was dirty and shabby, they were still clearing the room after another event, we were promised chair covers, the music, cake, table cloths were all not set up and I the bride was setting up the room instead of enjoying with family in the bar, the staff were absent and told my family not to pay for their rooms as my mother was paying, just a disorganised chaos

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank winterwhiteUk
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

This was ideal for us with a young toddler. Our room to the front of the hotel was ideal as there was enough room for our travel cot tent and she was entertained for ages looking out for cars going past and the bowling green opposite. The bar /restaurant was just what we wanted too. They have a couple of high chairs and a good range of food including a childrens menu. We could also sit in the bar downstairs to relax once she had gone to bed (with baby monitor in hand).
We found the owner and staff very helpful and welcoming. The bar was buzzing during the day and into the early evening with locals and other regular visitors coming in for food.
Oh and it was only a short walk to the town centre.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tri40
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

I went to this hotel for a bar lunch with my husband and the service was bad the waitress(blonde large lady) slammed both our plates down and just walked away!!not very welcoming. i had a roast beef dinner the roast potatoes where out of a frozen bag, the beef tasted of nothing and the gravy on both our plates was lumpy and thick .really not happy could not get out of the place quick enough?i have had a meal there a couple of years ago and it was lovely so it really has went down hill for us and we wont be back.....

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank storm89
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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2010

Stayed here for one night with a friend. We stayed in a room on the top floor, from which we could hear water running in the pipes. There seemed to be some sort of event going on in the bar downstairs, it was pretty loud and the entire hotel smelled of fried food. We couldn't close the window in our room so had to get someone to do it for us. Breakfast was good. All in all, I wouldn't bother coming back to Aberdour hotel, but then I wouldn't bother coming back to Dumfries either.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jenannmacd
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AYRSHIRE
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2010

I stayed at the Aberdour Hotel with friends, Family and young Children in December 2009 over New Year! We had a fantastic time, food was lovley, staff couldnt have been nicer and overall the hotel was brilliant.
Our Accomadation was good as well our family rooms were perfect for my children plenty of room clean and warm! Our friends all had lovley rooms and we were kept going with clean linen and towels.
Overall i would recomend this Hotel, dont know where the above comment from Hi Coo came from!!! must not have been the same hotel!
I would like to say a huge thank-you for making our stay enjoyable to all the staff at the Aberdour we will definatley be back!!!

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LYNSEYW91
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Edinburgh
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2009

Was booked into the Aberdour for 4 nights for a business trip - our group left after one night. The hotel at first looked a little shabby and in need of redecoration but on closer inspection it was dirty.

The carpets were filthy - I kept on a pair of socks and wouldn't walk anywhere in the room without them. One of my colleagues walked from the shower back into the room and found that she had 'fuzzy' feet. There were black bin bags in an open cupboard in the hallway, I'm assuming that it was just dirty linens and towels but couldn't tell. The room I was in (no 5) seemed to be the junction of water pipes and was incredibly noisy, the loo didn't flush properly and the shower cubicle leaked so I had to be careful when stepping out that I didn't slip on the wet floor. The mat stuck to the table at breakfast, one wouldn't use the cups in her room because they hadn't been cleaned from the last occupant and another had cobwebs in the shower stall.

This was supposed to be three star hotel but it obviously hasn't been rechecked in a long time. One the plus side the food was OK, the staff were fairly friendly and the towels/linens were clean, but according to others that wasn't always the case in their room.

All in all - even for the price it has incedibly low standards. My advice is pay a little more and get much higher standards.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank hi_coo
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Additional Information about Aberdour Hotel

Property: Aberdour Hotel
Address: 16-20 Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
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Ranked #45 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Dumfries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aberdour Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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