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“Great space for bigger groups or 2 families”
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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Glenlivet, Moray, Scotland

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1875er
Edinburgh
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great space for bigger groups or 2 families”
Reviewed 26 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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person found this review helpful

We had some issues on arrival but the caretaker responded immediately to take action and the owners were also very good with their communication before, during and after our stay.

Pros:
- location is beautiful
- loads of space inside the house for eating and relaxing
- hot tub always a winner
- caretakers and owners respond quickly to issues
- great to be able to bring dogs
- great being next to a working distillery though would have been better if it had actually been open at the time of year we visited
- access via keybox at the door keeps it simple and easy when in a bigger group as key can be left securely at the house

Could be improved:
- some areas of the house need a little more attention when cleaning
- some areas are a little tired and need some maintenance
- wifi was terrible during our stay
- would be great if part of the garden either front or back was completely enclosed as had to take dogs out on lead all the time due to proximity of sheep and other wildlife
- would be good to know we needed to bring basic supplies of dishwasher tablets, firewood etc.

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Liked best: location and lots of space inside
Liked least: things detailed above that could be done better
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
27 Feb 2016
Thank your for taking the time to give us your feedback, always helps us improve. Best wishes Mark
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JenWooton
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage with a great hot tub.”
Reviewed 25 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This was our second visit to Hillview, and once again it was excellent!! The cottage is very large, all rooms are very spacious. The kitchen/dining/lounge are are perfect for socialising. The hot tub is great, with perfect views of the stars on a dark evening.
Would thoroughly recommend this cottage for families or groups of friends. Would like to return for a third time.
Thanks for a great holiday.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Feb 2016
Thanks Jenny for your great review, always welcome back :-) thanks Mark
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tergran
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
“warm spacious cottage in a tranquil setting with outstanding views”
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

booked this cottage for 6 days in early October, the interior of the cottage was very spacious and welcoming, had a nice homely feel from the moment you walked in,spotlessly clean throughout with a lovely large hot tub to relax in,front and rear gardens well maintained with wonderful views into the distant hills.Would highly recommend this cottage to any one looking for a superior holiday let.It will not disappoint, teresa and grant,perth

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Liked best: the open plan kitchen
Liked least: no set time period for daily hot tub cleaning,therefore privacy was compromised
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
13 Oct 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments Teresa and Grant, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks Mark
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Elmur23
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic place for a chilling experience. Xxx”
Reviewed 19 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Just came back from here for my 40th birthday wkend away with friends and this place was fabulous... we all had a fantastic time and will definately be back. Cannot give this place enough stars.. place was brilliant for a complete chillaxing retreat... xx

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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John C
Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent place for our Xmas weekend”
Reviewed 11 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

A group of 10 of us stayed here in December for our xmas weekend, we usually booked hotel party nights but wanted to try something different and we weren't disappointed with the facilities at Hillview. Its in a stunning location write on the doorstep of the distillery (which was closed for the winter when we visited). Cottage was very clean and was well stocked up with tea, coffee and towels. The hot tub was excellent and was cleaned daily when we were there! All the bedrooms were clean and comfortable and we were all very sad to leave. Hopefully we will visit here again very soon.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
15 Jan 2015
Love to see you again and glad you tried something different.
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Brenda L
Perth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Family get together”
Reviewed 27 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Hillview Cottage is a great place for a large group (12-14 people) as spacious and plenty of room to have privacy (if needed). It was well equipped, very cosy and the hot tub was enjoyed tho' as it is advertised as "cottage with hot tub" was a little surprised that I had to pay extra to be able to use it.
The Internet was a little temperamental which meant those who wanted it found it a little frustrating.
The baby's cot was found to be broken the first night we stayed but was replaced quickly when we phoned the caretaker.
The kitchen floor was badly needing attention. We thought that previous residents had perhaps defrosted the fridge/freezer and water had spilt onto the wooden floor causing it to swell - whatever - it was a danger and could easily result in a bad trip especially from an older/ younger party member. The cooker hood/food mixer weren't working and perhaps the kitchen itself could do with a lick of paint.
All the bedrooms were clean and tidy but again the showers/ bathroom could do with a clean and freshen up.
The surrounding area is, of course, beautiful with lovely walks etc

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The size and location
Liked least: when I go away I expect the place to be at least the same as home but (ie clean comfortable etc) or even better but Hillview needed some attention as detailed above
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Harry M
UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place, great service!”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Enjoyed ourselves! Will be coming again!
Place is very large and the hot tub was a lot of fun!
Kitchen has room for everything and they have all the towels you can use!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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