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 614 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 08/2017, Christina E wrote this review.
This hotel is in a beautiful and quiet setting. When we arrived the receptionist was on the phone. There was no acknowledgement that we had walked in and were standing in front of her. When she finished the call and was recording our arrival, she … See more
This hotel is in a beautiful and quiet setting. When we arrived the receptionist was on the phone. There was no acknowledgement that we had walked in and were standing in front of her. When she finished the call and was recording our arrival, she said "You have not reserved breakfast." We explained that we had, and showed her the confirmation mail as evidence. No reaction or correction or apology was forthcoming. We had reserved a 'Classic King' room. We got a dismal room, with a view of the restaurant roof, and, from the small window in the corner behind the bed, a view of a field. The main light was flickering, which could not be repaired after 35 minutes and repeat visits by the Duty Manager. The bathroom fan did not function. The kettle was located in a small cupboard. The kettle lead was so short that we could only use it on the floor. The Duty Manager gave us a free drink at the bar as compensation for the inconveniences of the light in the room. This was fortunate given the high price of the drinks. Wifi was not available in the room nor in the public areas. Other guests were experiencing the same problem. Sleep was disturbed until the early hours by the endless creaking of the floors and ceiling, and the closing of doors. At breakfast we were informed again that we had not reserved breakfast!!! The breakfast was OK, after the breakfast received was corrected to the one ordered. These issues were reviewed with the General Manager who handled the concerns correctly and gave us compensation for the disappointing experience. Collapse
Could have made our stay so much more pleasant
Stay Date: 08/2017, Susanna D wrote this review.
As a birthday treat my husband booked us in for one night B&B with a cream tea thrown in for good measure. Although it had been lashing with rain, my spirits rose when we arrived at Pittodrie House The hotel itself is a grand old building with a w… See more
As a birthday treat my husband booked us in for one night B&B with a cream tea thrown in for good measure. Although it had been lashing with rain, my spirits rose when we arrived at Pittodrie House The hotel itself is a grand old building with a welcoming entrance. Then it all went wrong! There was a couple who arrived just before we did, and had booked a table for afternoon tea. There were two members of staff on reception. Not once did they " Meet and greet" catch our eye to say " Welcome, I will be with you in just a moment" instead electing to bury their heads and immerse themselves in paperwork and completely ignore us. They both moved away from reception leaving us feeling very uncomfortable. Eventually one of them came back, and asked us the usual name etc..... She then gave us a key and sent us on our way up many flights of stairs to the dingiest room I have ever laid my eyes upon. Don't ever accept the Tap room! I traced my steps back to reception and asked for the room to be changed for the reasons given above. This the receptionist did without question, and I later thanked her for giving us a much nicer room with lots of light and a good view. when we arrived we asked where to go for our cream tea and we were directed into the sitting room adjacent to reception. After unpacking we descended into the sitting room to enjoy our tea. There were already a few people in there taking afternoon tea and we took two seats by the window and waited, and waited and waited to be served. Then a group of four arrived for afternoon tea, and we were unceremoniously asked to vacate the seats we had taken because " These people have booked to have afternoon tea". I opined that we too had booked afternoon tea, but moved to let the family of four take our seats and we moved to where they had been sitting, also a table for four but not made up for afternoon tea. Now you would think that our order may have been taken for tea....but No! another 21minutes lapsed until I became quite fed up and went to reception to ask when it was likely our order would be taken. Eventually some 37minutes later tea arrived, no white cloth and was a bit of a disappointment. We decided we would not stay for dinner as we did not want to be disappointed and so found a great Indian restaurant instead and had a first class meal. The only saving grace from our whole trip was a very nice waiter in the restaurant at breakfast who had a good sense of humour and knew how to deal and enjoy the general public. As for the rest of the staff we came into contact with ..... shame on you. If you don't like the jobs you are in then find something else you will enjoy. You are in the hospitality business but were totally inhospitable. Would I go again? - Not unless there is a good shake up in management and customer service. Did I enjoy the experience? No Did it spoil the day? Yes! Think what a difference a warm greeting would have made and efficient service....... more returning customers. It's not a lot to ask for. Collapse
Lovely hotel, excellent service
Stay Date: 08/2017, Rosanna Y wrote this review.
My husband and I visited at the weekend and had a beautiful, large room with a bottle of prosecco and a delicious 3 course meal included in the package we had bought from easy breaks. Breakfast was also included which was of a very high standard. The… See more
My husband and I visited at the weekend and had a beautiful, large room with a bottle of prosecco and a delicious 3 course meal included in the package we had bought from easy breaks. Breakfast was also included which was of a very high standard. The staff were extremely attentive and the surroundings are gorgeous. Will definitely return. Collapse
Would not return
Stay Date: 08/2017, curlygillian wrote this review.
The hotel exterior is beautiful and it is set in lovely grounds, however, the inside was quite disappointing. We booked our room over the phone and were told on arrival that no booking was found - luckily there was a room available for us. Not a gre… See more
The hotel exterior is beautiful and it is set in lovely grounds, however, the inside was quite disappointing. We booked our room over the phone and were told on arrival that no booking was found - luckily there was a room available for us. Not a great start. Hotel in need of a face lift as it appears to be stuck in 2000. Tables in the lounge were sticky having clearly not been cleaned in a while. No wifi in our room and poor wifi at reception which made checking out a much longer process than it should have been. We enjoyed both dinner and breakfast at the hotel - both of which were average at best. No non-alcoholic beer or wine selection (which is standard nowadays in most hotels). Overall not what I would expect from a 4 star hotel - the management need to up their game and bring the hotel into 2017. Would not recommend to others. Collapse
Beautiful hotel in a fantastic location
Stay Date: 06/2017, Lewis S wrote this review.
Attended a wedding reception here in June. Staff were really friendly, food was fantastic and the rooms were great (also very clean). Great place to relax and stay the night especially with the views.
Attended a wedding reception here in June. Staff were really friendly, food was fantastic and the rooms were great (also very clean). Great place to relax and stay the night especially with the views. Collapse
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