So.....if you are a fan of the ubiquitous "lego" rooms all thesame design type "Travel Inn?" type hotel with rubber sausage breakfasts then do not stay here.
This is an old "Lairds' house set in what seems looks to have been the estate grounds in it's original days. Although now public ground the huge grassy area still gives you the impression you are living in the manor house. To the rear there is a golf course and woods so no concrete jungle outlook here.
As you enter the hotel you come into an entrance lobby withe real oak panelling old family portraits and a big fireplace which dominates the left hand side
The welcome is genuinely friendly and as the weekend went on the staff were so welcoming I did wonder what they put in the water. Every member of staff we saw was pleasant and smiley and really seemed to enjoy working there.
The rooms are quaint, decor a little dated but clean and comfortable and the squeaky floorboards are there to remind you you are not in a concrete monstrosity hotel. One of the reasons we chose the hotel is that it is dog friendly. This applies not only to the bedrooms but also the public areas and it was so nice to be able to enjoy the bar with the dogs by our side. There are also extensive wooded areas within the grounds for walking the dogs.
You can often judge a hotel by the breakfast and here you not only have the choice of the full Scottish breakfast but also alternatives such as the smoked haddock with egg off your choice. I chose scrambled egg and you could tell these were freshly cooked by a chef who knew is trade, Not cooked to rubber but just set and well up to the standard Escofier set for this not so simple dish.
Evening meals were of an equally high standard and we ate there twice out of the three night stay.
Finally, we were so impressed we have booked in for Christmas this year.
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- Also Known As:
- Dunnikier Hotel Kirkcaldy
- Dunnikier House Hotel Kirkcaldy, Fife