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Review of Dunnikier House Hotel

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Dunnikier House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Kirkcaldy
cupar
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great grub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2009

Stayed overnight at the Dunnikeir after a wedding. This old mansion was built in 1793, so is a bit tired if you are looking for something "yuppie".
For:- wedding meal was really great, and evening buffet was excellent. Staff very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was of very high quality in terms of food used and new chef knew just how to cook it. Open LOG FIRE in reception--well say no more. Separate venue for evening reception, so other guests not annoyed with disco noise. Very old paintings and carved wooden fireplace gave one the impression of being "The Laird"
Very large comfy bed and cosy once your in. Massive bath!!!
Against::- Yes, the rooms are tired but clean, and furniture is nearly new pine. Floor boards creak something awful. central heating inop, but fan heater in place.
Overview:- Present owners just been there for a year and new chef is trying (and succeeding) to take the dining experience up a few gears. This very old mansion would cost a "bankers bonus" to modernise, but give the folks half a chance, and im'e sure improvements shall be made. There is a limit to what you can do with these prestigeous old properties without spoiling their charm, which is what many people patronise the place for.

  • Liked — Staff, food and log fire.
  • Disliked — no lift, floorboards.
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank johndeed007
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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UK N.E. England
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2008

I travel all over the UK on business. As a woman on my own I like a Hotel which feels safe and friendly. This Hotel does both. Lynne the Manager is what a Manager should be. Kind, courteous and open to Feedback. OK, the Hotel is being upgraded and is a little tired at the moment but it is comfortable, set in nice grounds and the staff are amazing. I would recommend.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank CatieNE
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Highlands, Scotland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2008

We booked this hotel based on the three stars from the scottish tourist board and the AA, however, the hotel has changed hands and the standard was appalling! The food was barely edible in the evening and i am sure no chef would dare to present it, they had turned off the central heating because they had painters and carpet fitters in - so it was cold and smelt horrible. The bedrooms were tired and off course cold, but they had put small heaters in them, the real joy was the bathroom, this had no heating so when i came to have a shower in the morning it was freezing in there and just to top it off the shower was scolding hot - even with the cold tap on - so i had to have a Swedish bath! Even though there were only two other people there for breakfast the service was terrible, the one waitress disappeared only to re-appear with my poached egg - i use the term loosely - This was not cooked and the white was still runny - by this time i have had enough but had i wished to complain i would have to try and find the waitress first! So i take my complaint to the front desk, were with every complaint i am meet with 'but we were taken over 10 weeks ago.' I am told i have to pay for the full amount including the dinner - again i use this loosely - and am informed the manager is not in and would have to speak to them, they will phone no later than 11 - as you might guess i am still waiting!

  • Liked — I Survived!
  • Disliked — That it was open!
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank roodixon
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Edinburgh
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2008

This was booked through Laterooms as a stop off up to St. Andrews.
The staff were friendly on arrival. Unfortunately, the room was so tired our hearts sank when we walked in. The window in room 12 is a health and safety hazzard. The bathroom was very disappointing. The hotel is set near a golf course and a park and has great potential. Sadly, the whole hotel could do with an upgrade.
Quality of the breakfast was good. The staff were friendly and efficient.

  • Liked — Was an ideal stop midway between Edinburgh and St. Andrews
  • Disliked — The room quality
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TheStandardGuest
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2007

My husband & I had the pleasure of staying at Dunnikier House for 4 nights during which time we were married at a local castle. We stayed at the hotel with 14 other members of our family (their stays varied between 2-4 nights) and returned to the hotel for the most magnificent meal after our wedding. The staff are to be complimented in every aspect. Our room was kept clean, we were served promptly at the bar, our wedding requirements were well planned and truly perfect on the day and all of the food was fantastic throughout our day. We stayed in the bridal suite throughout our stay which was fantastic but all of our guests were happy with their accomodation and any problems were addressed promptly. Although I felt the hotel was a little short staffed, the staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The local area is quiet but there are some excellent places to visit locally if you have a car. Thoroughly recommended as a hotel to stay at and as a venue for any after wedding celebrations.

  • Liked — Friendliness of staff and service provided
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed October 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank m4dm4dg3
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Tromso
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2006

Any place that offers complimentary chocolate and wine has won me over! Dunnikier House also served the tastiest breakfast we got on our 6 day journey in Scotland. We stayed at a family room on the top floor, with small windows, which made it a bit dark and stuffy (hence the average rating). Apart from that, the room was clean and comfortable. We had a nice dinner in the bistro, and their rhubarb crumble was the best crumble I've ever had! Service was fine, and we appreciate every B&B/hotel that welcomes children. Since we were on our way north, we didn't check out the local area, but we did visit the nearby playground. It was a tragic sight indeed - with so much litter and broken glass that it would have been madness to let the children use it. (But this is of course not Dunnikier House's responsibility.)

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marianncl
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Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2006

We were fortunate to stay at the Dunnikier House Hotel for one night only and would loved to have stayed for longer. The Hotel itself is a beautiful building set in grounds that include a golf course and childrens playground. As we arrived late the night porter let us in and was happy to serve us a much needed drink as well as show us a menu for the next days breakfast. The room itself was gorgeous. I have never seen such a huge bed. It was comfortable and luxurious. We just melted into the duvet and pillows. There was also chocolate and wine which was a great touch. We also had the usual coffee/tea making facilities. The bathroom was clean and the white fluffy towels a treat. Next morning the waitress at breakfast was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious and they used the best of Scottish produce. If you have booked to stay here or even to have your wedding here - then you are in for a brilliant experience. There was nothing negative that can be said about this hotel.

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Additional Information about Dunnikier House Hotel

Property: Dunnikier House Hotel
Address: Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy KY1 3LP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Kirkcaldy
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Kirkcaldy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Dunnikier House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Dunnikier Hotel Kirkcaldy
Dunnikier House Hotel Kirkcaldy, Fife

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