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“Excellent hotel in the middle of Dunfermline”

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Garvock House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Dunfermline
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I stayed overnight after a family get-together last week, and was impressed. The check-in staff were pleasant, and helpful even though I arrived bit early; my wife arrived a bit later. The room we stayed in was comfortable, clean, and warm, so no issues there either. The bathroom was clean, but with a shower over the bath, I prefer a shower only, but that's personal.

We hired a private room for dinner, and the staff could not have been better. The food was good too and from the full dinner menu: not a cut down option. Breakfast the next morning was equally good, and despite being the second last couple in the room my wife and I did not feel pressured to leave.

The only thing that stops me from giving Garvock five out of five is some of the corridors smelt a bit stale, not off-putting but enough to notice. This aside, it's an excellent hotel, and I recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Will1957
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Great hotel. Rooms good size. Look recently decorated and the food was amazing. Stayed on the Sunday night treat deal and thought was great value. Loved the little extra touches like little dog as do not disturb sign. Staff incredible. We will definitely be returning.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Held my mothet's surprise 80th party for 20 folk at Garvock. Meal and staff good in cosy private room. Stayed over too and rooms adequate. Delighted to discover we could have our dog in room too. Some tatty & smelly parts in hotel though.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank RickDewar
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

i spent a weekend there as i went to a wedding nearby. being in this place made me feel special. the reception, the diner room, the breakfast area, the rooms, etc..everything was very tastefully decorated and represented the perfect place to a quiet romantic weekend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank eddie2208
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

A bit old and tired but staff try to be friendly. Rooms are a good size and food is okay but dining room is dark and unappealing. No atmosphere at all in the bar and what is with the cheap corn snacks! The Garvoc House hotel sets itself as a four star but it has delusions of grandeur.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank the-young-five
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

As part of our Silver Wedding celebrations we decided to meet with family for a meal at The Garvock House Hotel.

We were warmly welcomed and when one member of our party was delayed by 30 minutes it was no problem at all and we were assured that there was no need to worry about our table.

The meal itself was excellent and the service was friendly and professional. There were three generations of our family there that evening and everyone had a great time.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Fay L
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

I stayed here for a night to celebrate a family birthday. On arriving we were welcomed to the hotel at reception and the lady was well immediately aware of the booking and the arrangements for the evening meal without even having to look it up which gave an immediate feeling of importance. We had a few extra things we wanted to organise (balloons for the table etc) and she was very willing to help us out and get everything sorted. We were shown to our room which was nicely decorated with a King sized bed and ample space to move around.

In the evening we met in the bar where there was a table reserved for us and had a few drinks as all the guests arrived. The waiting staff were nicely attentive and ensured we were looked after. A little before our table for dinner was ready they gave us our menus so we could enjoy choosing our food from the comfort of the bar - always a nice touch I think. The choice was no easy task as the menus offered a delightful sounding array of options.

We were led through to the dining room where for our meal and what a meal it was. I opted for cured salmon, rib-eye steak and cheese to finish. Each course was nicely presented and tasted divine. The salmon was delicious with light hints of whisky coming through from the curing.

A very comfortable night’s sleep followed, although this might have been aided by the couple of whiskies from a decent selection in the bar after dinner.

The next morning we had a very extensive choice for breakfast. As well as a continental breakfast there were choices ranging from the traditional cooked fry-up, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes, croque-monsieur and eggs benedict. Even little tweaks to the orders were no trouble at all as the young waitress saw to our every need.

Between the party the evening before and breakfast at least two of our group commented that parts of their meal had been the best that they had ever tasted, quite a compliment seeing as both would consider themselves foodies.

Although the staff were very friendly and catered to us well they did seem to be lacking in the counting department... On receiving the bill for the meal there were only six main courses detailed, although there were nine of us, and again in the bar a round of drinks was missing several items from the order when it came to paying for them. We alerted the staff to this and the barman was most grateful.

A lovely stay in a fine hotel. Definitely worth another visit for a celebration in the future.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank michaelgfindlay
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Additional Information about Garvock House Hotel

Address: St. John's Drive, Dunfermline KY12 7TU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Dunfermline
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Dunfermline
Price Range: £96 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garvock House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a delightfully elevated position in the ancient capital of Dunfermline - Garvock House sits proudly in over 2 acres of gardens, a glorious testimony to its hey day as a stunning family house. Truly 'the country house hotel in town.' Family owned and run, Garvock House has been transformed into a delightful hotel retaining an authentic and rather special country house charm and informality: relaxing and elegant with classic interiors, very comfortable furnishings and spacious rooms. And a passion for fresh produce which remains undimmed. Dunfermline hotels just don't come better than this. ... more   less 
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