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Douneside House

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“leisure centre”(25 reviews)
“swimming pool”(14 reviews)
“croquet lawn”(10 reviews)
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4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had a 2 night stay at this lovely hotel. We did not stay in the main building but one of the Casa cottages just along the drive. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable we ate at the restaurant in the main house and...More

Thank weeman55
Response from GM-Douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Weeman55 Many thanks for taking the time to write your recent review. It is amazing to get your great feedback which I have shared with the team. The Casa Apartments are about to undergo a new refurbishment to make them even more comfortable, hopefully...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Just far enough out of Tarland to be perfectly quiet with beautiful views to the hills. Refurbished last year, tastefully. Friendly, efficient staff, without being pushy. Excellent food. We were in room for, with a fantastic view. Can't really fault anything, and want to go...More

Thank AberdeenJim_W
Response from GM-Douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 26 October 2017

Dear AberdeenJim_W Many thanks for your review, I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay. Very many thanks for your wonderful review of Douneside all of which I have shared with the team. We enjoyed having you with us and even more look...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely very picturesque hotel amd grounds. We stayed in a Casa apartment which was very well equipped. It would be great if the website pointed out that these are apartments with cooking facilities and fridge etc as we would have taken a few supplies. The...More

Thank claire27660
Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 8 October 2017

Very many thanks for your review, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your two night stay with us. We would, of course, have much preferred if there had been no cause for the 'but...'. Very many thanks for bringing this to my attention, I...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Came here with a group of 6 ladies for afternoon tea. Firstly, we couldn't believe the beautiful views there at Dounside from the front of the house, absolutely stunning. The staff were attentive and very friendly. We couldn't believe our eyes when the we each...More

Thank debbiehg87
Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review of our afternoon tea! We're delighted to hear it's the best afternoon tea you have had. We do like to offer an individual cake stand for each guest, that way there are no arguments over the last sandwich...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Had a midweek break at Douneside recently and I've not been that relaxed in a long time! The Tarland area is picturesque, and the hotel setting is no exception. On the edge of the Cairngorms, it's also a prime base for exploring the national park....More

Thank NorthEastHamish
Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you so much for your comprehensive and lovely review of Douneside. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We aim to offer a peaceful haven for our guests during your time with us, so we're glad to hear you were able...More

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Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Conference Facilities
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
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Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Tennis Court
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US$200 - US$319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
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Price range
US$200 - US$319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
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Emma F
13 August 2017|
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Response from CaroleLed | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but they are closed to the general public for July & August while they cater for military personnel exclusively. Check the website for actual dates as I'm not 100% sure.
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CaroleLed
3 February 2017|
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Response from douneside | Property representative |
Many thanks for your enquiry. Dogs are most welcome in our apartments and cottages but they aren't allowed in the main hotel building or bedrooms. There is a vast network of footpaths and trails from our doorstep - perfect... More
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"Any of the rooms at the front of the house but all are good"
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"Every room has something unique to offer, you would have to be very fussy to be disappointed."
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"front rooms look over the hills"
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"Standard room had great views to the back of the house"
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