We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Balbirnie House

    Balbirnie Park, Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6NR, Scotland
    Save
    May 14
    May 15
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    SAVE US$124
    US$226
    US$103
    US$107
    US$220
    Traveller (193)
    Room & Suite (26)
    Dining (14)
    BEST WESTERN Balgeddie House Hotel
    481 reviews
    #4 of 9 hotels in Glenrothes
     
    Lomond Hills Hotel
    534 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Freuchie
     
    Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes
    283 reviews
    #6 of 9 hotels in Glenrothes
     
    Banner's House Hotel
    59 reviews
    #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Markinch
     
    Overview

    • Excellent67%
    • Very good17%
    • Average9%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “course meal” (30 reviews)
    “bistro” (115 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    4 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
    BEST WESTERN Balgeddie House Hotel
    481 reviews
    #4 of 9 hotels in Glenrothes
     
    Lomond Hills Hotel
    534 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Freuchie
     
    Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes
    283 reviews
    #6 of 9 hotels in Glenrothes
     
    Banner's House Hotel
    59 reviews
    #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Markinch
     
    Rooms
    14 May15 May
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view 10 other deals from US$103
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Markinch hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "bdbf28bbf8fa413a86e434d0dbb2f562", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":189682,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[32609809],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":14,"month":5,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":15,"month":5,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":103,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"bdbf28bbf8fa413a86e434d0dbb2f562","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":226,"lowestMetaPrice":103,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":226,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":226,"lowestMetaPrice":103,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":226,"hotelName":"Balbirnie House","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImJkYmYyOGJiZjhmYTQxM2E4NmU0MzRkMGRiYjJmNTYyIiwiQUlLIjoiNDBlYWYzMzhiOGQ2NGY3YjlhOTBmYjg2OTBkNTA0OWIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "14/05/2017", "checkOut": "15/05/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$103", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"32609809":"Expedia","32495353":"BookingCom","78855070":"OrbitzEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/hotels\/sherpa-TA.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (789)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    1 - 5 of 789 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We had a family afternoon tea in the Orangery, the whole experience was excellent. Very friendly staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. The sandwiches, cakes and scones were perfect and just the right amount and complimented with a lovely glass of Prosecco. Would...More

    Thank ScottyB8814
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We were married in the hotel in 2011 and had an amazing day, the staff were wonderful and the planning service provided by Gaynor was excellent so we were excited to visit again this year. We had a really lovely stay. The room was beautiful...More

    Thank catherine787
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Attended a family wedding at Balbirnie House Hotel yesterday and have to say I was really impressed. A lovely building in picturesque gardens. We were fortunate to get a little bit of sunshine which meant we could relax and explore the grounds whilst the bride...More

    Thank Catherine H
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I came here with my stepdad to use a voucher he'd been given as a present. We started with appetisers in the lounge then 4 courses through in the Orangery, all of which were very nice. My only criticism would be that my goats cheese...More

    Thank NJMacEwan
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was the first time I had been at the Bistro in the Balbirnie House Hotel, while I have to say that the hotel & grounds look excellent, and the lunch myself & 2 companions had was very good, portions adequate, and the staff very...More

    Thank myallmar
    Response from Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie House

    Hello myallmar, Many thanks for taking the time to post your comments. We do have a designated parking area, in front of the hedge to the immediate left of our main entrance. We also have a lift which can take you to the floor on...More

    BEST WESTERN Balgeddie House Hotel
    481 reviews
    #4 of 9 hotels in Glenrothes
     
    Lomond Hills Hotel
    534 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Freuchie
     
    Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes
    283 reviews
    #6 of 9 hotels in Glenrothes
     
    Banner's House Hotel
    59 reviews
    #1 of 5 B&amp;Bs / Inns in Markinch
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Golf Course
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$118 - US$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    Photos
    Traveller (193)
    Room & Suite (26)
    Dining (14)
    Hotel & Grounds (164)
    Nearby
    Nearby Hotels
    Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes
    283 reviews
    2.81 km away
     
    Golden Acorn Hotel
    194 reviews
    2.06 km away
     
    The Gilvenbank Hotel
    114 reviews
    1.14 km away
     
    Travelodge Glenrothes
    181 reviews
    2.84 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    The Orangery Restaurant
    171 reviews
    .01 km away
    The Stanes
    90 reviews
    1.48 km away
    Banner's House Restaurant
    190 reviews
    1.25 km away
    Carleton Coffee House
    15 reviews
    1.00 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Skydive St. Andrews
    589 reviews
    5.79 km away
    Falkland Palace & Garden
    491 reviews
    6.19 km away
    Balbirnie Leather Company
    5 reviews
    .77 km away
    The Kino Cinema Glenrothes
    52 reviews
    1.88 km away
    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Nicolaaffleck14
    What times is breakfast served at Balbirnie?
    20 July 2016|
    Answer Show all 3 answers
    Response from paterson5 | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure but most hotels are open for breakfast at 7.00am to cater for business visitors
    0
    Votes
    wendyhouse20
    What does afternoon tea consist of please?
    20 March 2016|
    Answer Show all 4 answers
    Response from Babs M | Reviewed this property |
    Hello,, I have not had the afternoon tea yet but as everything else food wise is excellent, I would guess that it would be lovely. Babs
    0
    Votes
    billybusiness
    I personally feel your comments made to a local lady celebrating her 35th wedding anniversary were horrible! I fully support dawn t on this and feel your response is condescending in the truest sense of the word, you appear to show an attitude of patronizing superiority when you state, " Balbirnie's Snr Manager in charge of Guest Services, has already gone a country mile to do everything possible to exceed what any logically thinking guest would consider as truly wonderful service" How dare you? this part of your statement, "logically thinking guest" is an insult to dawn t and your lifeline in your chosen career, hospitality - GUEST SATISFACTION! What gives you the right to be this demeaning and make such an arrogant statement ? When you book the Orangery at 8-00pm you expect the Orangery at 8-00pm and not pathetic excuses on one's special night saying you were busy. As dawn t specifically points out, you weren't busy/fully booked when she arranged their anniversary event. Is it the fact dawn t is simply a local lass spending what could be classed as an inconsiderable amount of money in your establishment in comparison to the larger parties, that she is relegated to second/third class service whilst the larger groups receive a better class of service, I hesitate to use the words first class as it doesn't apply unless every guest is satisfied and, as this event experienced by dawn t shows, that was not the case. This response is purely my personal opinion at the way you have handled, or mishandled this complaint. I hope you do host dawn t again, should she choose to visit, and get it right next time. Lastly, ponder this, most people get married once. But after that they celebrate that event annually, perhaps you need to consider this as a more important, and consistent, alternative revenue stream than you currently seem to.
    11 October 2015|
    Answer
    Response from Helen D | Reviewed this property |
    I haven't had afternoon tea, I've only ever had lunch in the Orangery, but friends recently had lunch in the Bistro and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
    -1
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Pearl Suite or delux room is well worth the extra money!"
    Read review
    "Ask for a newer suite if you are wanting to really experience luxury! All rooms however are lovely!"
    Read review
    "All the rooms I viewed were of high standard, Ist floor overlooking the grounds would be my preference."
    Read review
    "high floor facing the gardens"
    Read review