Macdonald Pittodrie House
(Pitcaple (Nr Inverurie)) 4 4 Star:
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Macdonald Pittodrie House, set in 2000 acres of private estate, is one of Grampian's most historic hotels. The public rooms, dining room and some of the bedrooms are furnished with family paintings and antique furniture - with log fires burning, the atmosphere is of a welcoming country house. All 27 bedrooms are uniquely decorated and the dining room serves seasonal ingredients grown in the Victorian walled garden. Activities can be arranged on the estate such as quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, off road driving and archery. Game Fishing, shooting, golf and horse riding can all be arranged locally. Other attractions include the Glenfiddich & Glendronach Distilleries, Craigellachie Cooperage, Fyvie and Craigievar Castles
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Mini bar
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: INVERURIE
- Distance: 6 miles
- Name: ABERDEEN
- Distance: 16 miles
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Baby Listening
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Pets Allowed Cost: £5.00 per night
- Nearest Rail Name: Inverurie Distance: 6 miles
- Nearest Airport Name: Aberdeen Distance: 16 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 634 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Very comfortable stay
Stay Date: 12/2017, CalAndy1 wrote this review.
We were attending a wedding and booked this hotel for just one night. The hotel is beautiful and very well appointed. Because of the time of the wedding, they allowed us to check in early to our room to get ready. Staff were very pleasant and polite… See more
We were attending a wedding and booked this hotel for just one night. The hotel is beautiful and very well appointed. Because of the time of the wedding, they allowed us to check in early to our room to get ready. Staff were very pleasant and polite. Breakfast was delicious and included in our room rate. The only slight downside is that although the hotel is set in glorious grounds, our room had a view of outbuilding roof tops which was disappointing. The wardrobe was slightly wonky (one leg was propped up with a bit of cardboard to try to even it up) but still rattled as we walked around the bedroom. All in all though, our stay was comfortable and I would have no hesitation in recommending it and would look forward to staying again... but... preferably in a room with a view. Collapse
Stay Date: 12/2017, hogne wrote this review.
We struggled with snow and a long ride to arrive at the hotel and being told neither lunch or coffee could be served as all staff was engaged in another arrangement. How is this possible for a MacDonalds hotel open for the public?
We struggled with snow and a long ride to arrive at the hotel and being told neither lunch or coffee could be served as all staff was engaged in another arrangement. How is this possible for a MacDonalds hotel open for the public? Collapse
Beautiful Builfing & Location
Stay Date: 11/2017, MrsChurchy wrote this review.
The location of this hotel was beautiful & picturesque. The inside is a bit of a maze because it’s an old building but it has real character & charm. Lots of steps both up and down when going back to the room & I didn’t notice a lift (although that d… See more
The location of this hotel was beautiful & picturesque. The inside is a bit of a maze because it’s an old building but it has real character & charm. Lots of steps both up and down when going back to the room & I didn’t notice a lift (although that doesn’t mean there wasn’t one). The family room we stayed in was lovely - very spacious with a quirky circular en-suite. The only thing I’d say about the room is that it took a long time to get it warmed up, especially in the en-suite. We were staying for a wedding & the staff were lovely, especially Gill who went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed and that everything was right. The food was also really lovely both during the wedding and aside from it. The only negative comments I have are that there didn’t seem to be enough staff on - cooked breakfast took an age to arrive & both mornings there were items missing with no explanation. We didn’t say anything because it had taken so long to arrive & we didn’t have time to keep waiting. Also the bar staff were very thin on the ground during the wedding. And the only other thing was that I’d called 2 days prior to our visit to confirm a couple of things including the room rate. When I came to pay, the room rate was £10 per night more expensive than quoted. Unfortunately we had booked and confirmed over the phone so we didn’t get any email confirmation, so had to pay the higher amount. All in all a lovely weekend away in a beautiful hotel. P.S. A spa or pool would be a great addition! :) Collapse
A very nice wedding
Stay Date: 11/2017, SgtCheese wrote this review.
My daughter was recently married in this hotel on the 11th November 2017. The entire event was held in the hotel including the wedding ceremony, the meal and the evening entertainment. Overall I was very pleased with the day and could talk for ages… See more
My daughter was recently married in this hotel on the 11th November 2017. The entire event was held in the hotel including the wedding ceremony, the meal and the evening entertainment. Overall I was very pleased with the day and could talk for ages about it! To save the readers boredom, I will focus on the positives and negatives of the day and then provide a closing summary. It MUST be stated from the onset, that the positives by far exceed the negatives. Hence the 4 star review. The positives: - The cost of the wedding was quite reasonable. - The staff were very pleasant to communicate with and willingly offered assistance, hosting numerous visits to the hotel in advance of the wedding day - On the day, the staff were so hard working and very professional, from the waiting staff to the management. My daughter was assisted by staff every time she made a move. By the time the entertainment started and as expected, the assistance was no longer required and withdrawn. I was so impressed with how they assisted my daughter through the day. So professional! - The hotel is a beautiful building and makes a perfect venue for a wedding - The food served during the day was excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed every course - The ballroom was set up perfectly for the wedding ceremony and the meal. The decoration was excellent. - The hotel rooms are excellent - The following day breakfast was excellent - The location of the hotel, just 3 miles out of Inverurie is perfect for local services, such as taxis. Taking approximately 15 minutes for a taxi to arrive following the initial call to book - The ballroom transformed into an excellent and good sized area for the evening entertainment. With more than enough room for 150 guests - The ‘stovies’ served during the evening entertainment were excellent Now for the picky negative observations: - The time taken to turn around the Ballroom between the three events that formed the whole day, was quite long and during this period guests were asked to move to other areas of the hotel, but many of the areas were quite cold. You could see that the staff were working VERY hard and professionally during the turn arounds, perhaps there was just not enough of them. - The bar prices and especially spirits, are very expensive. I have read previous reviews and see that the hotel management appear to defend these prices. I must say that I felt quite disappointed to see this reaction. The drinks are expensive, regardless of the measure volume. - Despite the high drink prices, at times the main bar serving the ballroom was under staffed, with people waiting two or three deep to be served. The main question would be: If you had to make the decision again, would you choose this venue for your daughters wedding? My answer would have to be ABSOLUTELY! WITHOUT A DOUBT! What a fantastic day, made possible by the hotel staff primarily, followed by hotel location. Wish I could do it all again! Loved every minute of it! A big thank you to all of the hotel staff!!! Thank you for giving us a day we will never forget! Many of the guests commented on how beautiful a day it was. Collapse
Charming Hotel in Northern Scotland
Stay Date: 11/2017, Nils Y wrote this review.
We stayed five days while attending a family wedding held at the hotel. Our rooms were comfortable, the food was surprisingly good, and the staff friendly and attentive. This is a hotel you go to for relaxation and to spend time following the foot … See more
We stayed five days while attending a family wedding held at the hotel. Our rooms were comfortable, the food was surprisingly good, and the staff friendly and attentive. This is a hotel you go to for relaxation and to spend time following the foot paths along the mountain. In summary, a great place to go for a weekend or a short holiday. Collapse
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