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“Perfect Location, Perfect Relaxation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mabie House Hotel

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Mabie House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 52 Dumfries B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Inverness
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect Location, Perfect Relaxation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2010

The friendly, homely atmosphere of Mabie House is our lasting impression after a weekend break. The rooms and all communal areas were warm, especially the areas with log fires or woodburning stoves where one can relax on comfortable sofas/armchairs with a newspaper/book and perhaps a drink from the well-stocked lounge bar. The staff were delightful, nothing being too much bother for them. What a breakfast! - beautifully grilled and huge! The dinner menu was also extensive, generous and served to perfection, even in a packed dining room.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone; it could cater for all ages and occasions. The magnificent views and internal comforts make it ideal for a chill-out stay, while the extensive grounds and close forest walks make it ideal as a family base.
I'm already planning a return visit and recommending it to friends.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2010

Beautiful country house in peaceful grounds. I had a huge but warm single room, with a bath, as I had requested. The reception area has comfy sofas and a log fire, the staff are kind without being pushy and the food is very good. It is all very good value. I wish I had been staying for pleasure rather than business because I would have stayed longer and gone for walks in the forest, which is right on the doorstep. It would be brilliant for mountain bikers; there are even perfect little log camping cabins hidden in the grounds.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank siouxse
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2010

I recently stayed in Mabie House with a number of clients and colleagues. The rooms were of a superb quality and service and the quality of foo just could not be beaten. In particular, Niki, the owner, was amazing - really helpful, friendly with great attention to detail. This is a place I would definitely return to but also would recommend.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Todd057
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Argyll
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2010

We stayed at The Mabie House Hotel recently and what a fantastic place !!! Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived - we were made very welcome from the moment we stepped through the front door . After being shown to our warm and spacious,spotlessly clean bedroom, which had lovely views of the hotel gardens and the festively lit up tree, we then sat in front of the the huge log fire(which was VERY much appreciated due to the very cold weather) with a drink before dinner and enjoyed talking with the very friendly staff and the resident parrot !!!.
The food was first class -both dinner and breakfast couldn't be faulted in any way -delicious !!! We were actually sorry to leave Mabie House but will definitely return in the future. It isn't often that you find 'wee perfect havens' like this.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Farnham, Surrey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2010

Every aspect of our stay at Mabie House Hotel was outstanding - the welcome when we arrived, the well-appointed room, the delicious food, the helpful and friendly staff and the general ambience. Despite the exceptionally cold weather during our stay, the whole of the hotel was warm and comfortable. This is undoubtedly a gem of a hotel and we shall certainly be staying here again whenever we are in the area.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gordonmcls
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West Sussex
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2009

Mabie is one of those places with location, sound and friendly staff, good grub, comfy rooms, quiet and always warm.
I've stayed here many times over the last four years and it's always good to return to the relaxed and comfortable Mabie.
Another positive....when first staying mobiles phones would not work...fantastic....but then someone installed a mast somewhere and the damn thing rings again - doh! That's a negative.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2009

Mabie House Hotel is friendly and set in a beautiful location. The twin room I stayed in was enormous, but had a slightly odd smell and my bed made so much noise when I rolled over that I ended up putting the matress on the floor the second night.

It's perfectly located for the 7 Stanes mountain biking, and serves a decent Scottish breakfast to keep you going. They went out of their way to accommodate our group of mountain bikers, allowing us to dry our damp clothes in the hallway and keeping the bar open when we arrived back late.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Mabie House Hotel

Property: Mabie House Hotel
Address: Mabie, Dumfries DG2 8HB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Dumfries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful Georgian House standing in its own landscaped gardens in the centre of Mabie Forest yet only 3 miles from Dumfries. A family-run hotel providing friendly, personal service with flexibility to meet your personal requirements. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Mabie House Hotel Dumfries, Scotland

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