Looking for a romantic place to take my wife for her 40th birthday, I found Duncraig Castle's well presented website. However the experience failed to meet expectation and at £139 per night it was poor value.
Heading down the driveway, the first thing you see as you emerge from the trees is the monstrous modern extension - thankfully due for demolition, so we were told. More effort could be made to soften the austere exterior of the building - e.g. signage, banner, planting etc.
The owner, unusually for a B&B, was nowhere to be seen. The service from the two young members of staff was variable - one gave a genuine, friendly and helpful welcome - whilst the other tried very hard but seemed to be following a set script ("did you enjoy your cereal?") and a little out of her depth.
The room was very pleasant and comfortable with a superb view, but the bathroom had a wobbly toilet seat and a dirty bath. We had a problem with a group of guests who were partying in the lounge until after 1am. The lounge faces directly onto the corridor with bedrooms. Things improved when I asked them to close the lounge door!
Breakfast was disappointing - old, soft cornflakes and a smaller than average cooked breakfast. We were unable to pay by cheque, which I haven't come across at a B&B previously.
To be honest we've stayed at numerous B&Bs (for £30 each per night) which were better than this one. A bit disappointing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Temporarily closed for renovation. OPEN SPRING 2018. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Duncraig Castle Hotel Plockton
- Duncraig Castle Plockton, Scotland