Macdonald Pittodrie House
(Pitcaple (Nr Inverurie))
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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 629 reviews
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Wedding & family/friends reunion
Stay Date: 10/2017, mikethepub wrote this review.
What a fabulous setting, with spacious comfortable rooms and excellent facilities. Attentive and helpful staff. The catering should be commended too. But you have to be fit! This is a listed building, and a lift is out of the question. Quirky flight… See more
What a fabulous setting, with spacious comfortable rooms and excellent facilities. Attentive and helpful staff. The catering should be commended too. But you have to be fit! This is a listed building, and a lift is out of the question. Quirky flights of stairs and winding corridors, but this only went to enhance the whole experience! Function rooms and bar were excellent. Several smaller areas to relax in. Overall, very impressed. Collapse
Stay Date: 10/2017, Granderbob wrote this review.
My daughter was married here a few weeks ago and everyone had a wonderful time. Lovely room for the wedding ceremony and the function room was super. The food was excellent as was the service. The wedding co-ordinator did a marvellous job. All in all… See more
My daughter was married here a few weeks ago and everyone had a wonderful time. Lovely room for the wedding ceremony and the function room was super. The food was excellent as was the service. The wedding co-ordinator did a marvellous job. All in all it was a wonderful, unforgettable day. Collapse
Lovely wedding reception
Stay Date: 10/2017, stigBridgnorth wrote this review.
Lovely setting, furnishings and friendly staff. Good walks in the area. Had a large, beautiful room after climbing and descending many stairs. Good night’s sleep but didn’t like lavender toiletries (personal preference). Attended a great wedding rece… See more
Lovely setting, furnishings and friendly staff. Good walks in the area. Had a large, beautiful room after climbing and descending many stairs. Good night’s sleep but didn’t like lavender toiletries (personal preference). Attended a great wedding reception with mostly lovely canapés & drinks, and wedding breakfast food. Vegan provided for. Sushi though had too much wasabi. Breakfast service could improve. Coffee should have been first, not last and wasn’t as good as the coffee in the room. Toast was cold and butter & jam not available until requested. Wrong meal given and boiled egg over cooked. Things eventually rectified when requested. Collapse
Saturday lunch out?
Stay Date: 10/2017, m ruth r wrote this review.
Out walking the beautiful hills of Bennachie. Called in here for soup & a roll but the place was empty & deserted. 2 staff on reception. They asked the purpose of our visit & suggested we made ourselves comfortable in the bar whilst they located the … See more
Out walking the beautiful hills of Bennachie. Called in here for soup & a roll but the place was empty & deserted. 2 staff on reception. They asked the purpose of our visit & suggested we made ourselves comfortable in the bar whilst they located the chef. After 20minutes we were still sitting alone in an empty bar with no drinks & no further acknowlegement of our presence. We decided to leave & wondered how we could politely explain our departure to the reception staff. We needn't have worried. The reception was unmanned & no one in sight....no guests, no staff.....a Saturday lunchtime!! Collapse
Could be wonderful
Stay Date: 10/2017, DJM1965 wrote this review.
I stayed at Pittodrie House whilst in the area on business and, after a long day on the road, decided to book a King Feature Room on a D,B& B deal. I fancied a bit of comfort and pampering, hence the decision to go for one of the best rooms. I boo… See more
I stayed at Pittodrie House whilst in the area on business and, after a long day on the road, decided to book a King Feature Room on a D,B& B deal. I fancied a bit of comfort and pampering, hence the decision to go for one of the best rooms. I booked direct on the MacDonald website where the Feature Rooms were listed as having bathrobes/slippers; bottled water; fruit bowl, and an I-pod dock. Unfortunately, none of these were actually in the room. I spoke to Reception and they managed to sort the robe and water but the fruit and iPod dock were unavailable. The room was a good size and designed in traditional style, however was possibly looking a bit tired and in need of a refit. The ensuite was also very spacious but the fittings weren't high end. The shower was poor with virtually no hot water despite being turned up to the highest level- this isn't good enough. There is clearly a problem with the thermostat as hot water was getting to the basin tap. On the basis of the above, I would have given one star to Pittodrie House as things fell way short of expectation. However, there are some wonderful aspects to the hotel which have increased my star rating. The building and grounds are outstanding and the drawing room is delightful. I sat at the Fire with a few single malts and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There weren't many staff members, it being an off-season Monday, but the staff were pleasant, especially the lady who oversaw dinner service and the lad who was multitasking, including bar duties. I had dinner in the main dining room and the food was nice, with polished service. All in all I found the Pittodrie rather frustrating. It is a jewel of a place and should be wonderful but delivery fell short of expectation; there was no excuse for the mis-selling of spec in the Feature King Room and the Shower experience was very poor. I also reckon that the hotel needs some investment, both in fabric and in staffing/service levels. It has so much going for it but needs some TLC and focus. It could and should be one of the finest hotels in Scotland. I got a rate of £167 for Feature King Room D,B &B (this gives a dining allowance of £35, albeit the chap at reception wasn't clear on this at check-in time). If the room was as it should have been, this would have been a very good rate. Just checked my bill again and the deal should also have included a £10 amount towards spend at the hotel, which wasn't honoured. There is a major disconnect between the deal offered and the deal delivered. Would I return? Possibly , yes, but I'd adjust my expectations and just book a standard room. Collapse
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