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“Friendly and relaxed stay with helpful hosts, gorgeous rooms and an amazing breakfast...”
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Dunedin
Ranked #5 of 12 Kirkcaldy B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Thanks to Yvonne and Les for being perfect hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were really impressed with the rooms and especially the breakfast! It was lovely to have such helpful owners who could recommend places to eat and a big thank you for storing our bikes as well.

We would definitely come back if we were in the local area.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Thank ClareChriz
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dunedin25, Owner at Dunedin, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2011

Dear ClareChriz,

Thank you so much for staying at Dunedin - your custom is appreciated.

You both stayed with us for a couple of evenings whilst visiting family in Elie. We were more than happy to store your bicycles for you and we're so glad you liked our rooms and the breakfast on offer.

We hope the weather is kinder to you both the next time you visit Fife and we hope to see you both again soon.

Thanks again

Yvonne & Les

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Reviewed 21 August 2011

My son, who stays in Kikcaldy, had booked us rooms as he was getting married locally. We were most impressed with the accomodation and the breakfasts on offer.
Central location. Very attentive hosts.
My mother enjoyed her stay.

Room Tip: Our room was facing street, large and airy with en-suite which was perfect. Towels changed daily.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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dunedin25, Owner at Dunedin, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2011

Dear Thomas G,

Wow - that was one of the fastest reviews we have ever had - yourself, your wife and you mother-in-law stayed with us on the 19th & 20th August and your review was posted on the 21st!

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to give us such a positive review. We're glad you liked the rooms and we're pleased the breakfasts met your expectation, particularly when during our chats you admitted to being a "bit of a foodie" and have even been on chef courses at college.

You were a pleasure to have stay with us and hope we see you all again the next time you come to visit your son.

P.S. Please pass our congratulations onto your son and new daughter-in-law.

Best regards

Yvonne & Les

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Reviewed 7 August 2011

During our Scotland roundtrip, we (couple with 16-year old son) stayed 2 nights in the Dunedin. This was our best B&B experience in Scotland! We liked the modern designed and very clean rooms, the excellent breakfast and the very helpful recommendations where to eat and shop and what to visit . Yvonne and Les were perfect hosts and we plan to visit the Dunedin in the near future to explore the coast north of Kirkcaldy (including St. Andrews) in more detail. The Dunedin is highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank KlausRockster
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dunedin25, Owner at Dunedin, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2011

Dear KlausRockster,

Thank you so much for your very kind review of Dunedin. To say we are the best B&B you have visited in Scotland is high praise indeed.

It was a pleasure having all three of you stay with us and we hope we helped wet your appetite for visiting the rest of Scotland's beautiful countryside.

We appreciate your custom and look forward to welcoming you to Dunedin soon.

Best regards

Yvonne & Les

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Reviewed 30 July 2011

One of the worst B&Bs I have stayed in. I was given a twin room which was fine, but there wasn't an ensuite and in order to go to the bathroom during the night I had to take my room key with me - ridiculous for a single woman on her own. The bathroom was of a very low standard - the tap was coming away from the sink and the shower only trickled out. According to the landlady I had adjusted the showerhead. This was untrue, and even when she had readjusted it the water still only seeped out of one side. Not good enough to have a decent shower in. Breakfast was a cold affair both in terms of atmosphere and the bacon, and the toast was like eating cardboard. Luckily it was only myself and my parents there because I would not have liked to share a table with a complete stranger. Loud banging woke me up at night - I don't know if it was other people coming into the establishment but whatever it was it was loud.

The only plus point was the information that the landlady gave us about Kirkcaldy. She is obviously proud of her town and gave us tips on getting out and about.

Definitely not worth the amount they are charging, unfortunately it was the only B&B that had vacancies at the time - I wonder why!

Room Tip: Don't accept the room without an ensuite - see general review for reasons why.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank spookiepixie
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dunedin25, Owner at Dunedin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2011

Dear Spookiepixie,
It would appear that we have disappointed you during your stay at Dunedin and if that is the case we apologise, but would like to respond to several comments:
When your father booked the rooms he was informed that one room had en-suite facilities and the other room (yours) had a private shower room. If you feel the lack of en-suite facilities was “ridiculous for a single woman on her own” you should have taken this up with your father who booked the room for you.
Your “bathroom” was in fact a private shower room just one step away from your bedroom door for your exclusive use. When you mentioned the shower didn’t work properly we immediately investigated and within seconds had the shower operating perfectly. We dispute the water “still only seeped out of one side”.
If your bacon was cold we can only apologise but did you mention this at breakfast? No. You were also offered fresh tea/coffee/toast on several occasions throughout breakfast but did you mention your “cardboard” toast at any time? No. This obviously did not spoil your appetite.
With reference to the “loud banging”: We only had you and your parents stay with us that evening (as your review pointed out) so we are at a loss as to exactly what it was you heard – particularly when we didn’t hear it.
We are very lucky at Dunedin to receive overwhelmingly positive reviews with many guests returning to stay with us on several occasions. We always try to make guests feel valued, appreciated and welcome, and accept constructive criticism in the spirit in which it is given – to improve what we offer our guests.
It is unfortunate that on rare occasions some guests seem unwilling to give us the opportunity to rectify any legitimate complaints at the time, preferring instead to voice their opinion on various forums where everyone can read it. Your review illustrates perfectly that you really can’t please all of the people all of the time – but we will keep on trying!
Yvonne & Les

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Reviewed 20 July 2011

A fantastic find. Dunedin is definitely the best B&B we have stayed in anywhere. We were warmly greeted and then shown to an immaculate room. The decor was contemporary, but still felt warm and welcoming. Breakfast was excellent. The food was beautifully cooked and very tastefully presented. Yvonne was an attentive and very interesting hostess. We will certainly return on our next visit to Kirkcaldy.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Moi61
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dunedin25, Owner at Dunedin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2011

Dear Moi61,

Many thanks for your very kind words.

It is always encouraging when guests take the time and trouble to write a review and we always try to respond to every one whenever possible.

Your custom is appreciated and we hope your son enjoyed his time in Fife.

Hopefully we will see you both again soon

Best wishes

Yvonne & Les

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Reviewed 19 July 2011

This was our last stay during our round trip through Scotland. We really enjoyed the hospitality of Yvonne&Les. As somebody mentioned earlier, Yvonne is like a travel agency, she knows every single sight, bar, restaurant etc. within a radius of 100 km (at least). Breakfast has been delicious and we especially liked the neat and modern design of the rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anglaser
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dunedin25, Owner at Dunedin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2011

Dear anglaser,

Thank you so much for your review of Dunedin. We enjoyed having you both and look forward to you coming back to Scotland and staying with us again.
Regards

Yvonne & Les

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Reviewed 9 June 2011

Location and quality are two words that stand out in my mind when I think of Dunedin B&B in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. And I am not sure in what order. My wife and I stayed there for two nights in May and could not have been happier. We were able to visit the shoreline north of Kirkcaldy (up to St. Andrews) on our day of arrival (and Yvonne and Les, our hosts, provided great guidance and recommendations; including dining tips). On the following day we took the 30 minute train ride into Edinburgh (the Kirkcaldy station is a short 5 minute walk from Dunedin and the train station in Edinburgh is right in the heart of the city). We were driving through the UK and I wanted to stay away from taking the car into the city so the quick and inexpensive train trip was perfect. The off street free parking offered by Dunedin was where we left the car until our departure. So we had convenience. But then there is the quality (of the B&B and also the friendliness of the hosts). The common areas and rooms are spotless and the bed was one of the most comfortable of our trip (we had been on the road for three weeks when we arrived at Dunedin). All furnishings are directed toward the comfort of the guest and the bath area was modern (with enough room that taking a shower felt like you could stretch out, bend over, and not bump your head on anything). It was a great way to begin or end a day. The food was just as the web site presented. It was high quality and ample (as much as you want). After three weeks of “eating our way” through the UK we still were able to over indulge (we could not help ourselves). And Yvonne and Les were the perfect hostess and host. Welcoming and knowledgeable they immediately made us feel at home and provided just the right touch of information (without overload) so that we could make informed decisions regarding our daily agenda. Without a doubt I was glad that I found Kirkcaldy and a B&B of the standards that the Dunedin so very well exemplifies. Our thanks to Yvonne and Les!

Room Tip: Just ask. Les and Yvonne are wonderful.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank brooklyn45
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dunedin25, Owner at Dunedin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2011

Dear Brooklyn45,
Well....what can we say!!!
Thank you for choosing to stay at Dunedin in the first instance and thanks again for such a comprehensive (and glowing) review.
We are so glad you enjoyed the room/bed/shower/breakfast etc and if our tips on where to go and what to see helped you make the most of your limited time in the Kingdom of Fife, we have done our job!
Without a doubt, the best thing about being in the hospitality industry is the wonderful people we get to meet ...and if we're really lucky we meet them again when they come back and stay with us once more - we hope that will be the case with yourselves!
Many thanks again.

Yvonne & Les

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Additional Information about Dunedin

Address: 25 Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy KY1 1HB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Kirkcaldy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkcaldy
Price Range: £58 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for "boutique" style accommodation in the heart of Kirkcaldy? Stay at Dunedin! Excellent and regular transport links are just a short stroll away. Large, comfortable en-suite rooms with a modern contemporary feel. Off-street parking and free wi-fi access. Breakfast is simply superb and if you're tired of the "traditional" cooked breakfast try the fresh salmon, scrambled eggs and croissant - you won't be disappointed. ... more   less 
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