So we were only able to stay one night here, which was a shame. however, we had a great night regardless. A surprise get together for our family. We had the place nearly to ourselves and had a great dinner with more family staying nearby. The dinner was a bit limited but understandably so as we were a large party. The food was really good though. It does feel as if it is in the middle of nowhere and you don't get much of a mobile signal - which some people will like. Rooms are being done up and the end results are nice.
We were only able to spend the one night at Suie Hunting Lodge and our first impressions are largely positive ones. Our arrival welcome from Pauline and Robbie was warm and welcoming. I'd already read the reviews so understood that the lodge refurb is a work in progress, had I not, I might have felt a bit differently. The bedroom (9) was rear facing and well considered from an interiors perspective, the couple do have a good design eye, but the paint job was definitely rushed and the dark wall needed a wash! However, the new sumptuous carpet was a delight under the feet - not something one can often say about a hotel room. The room was also well stocked with tea, coffee and my favourite - Tunnocks Caramel! We were warned about the water, but it is filtered and perfectly ok to drink, but the offer of bottled was a kind touch which I can imagine means a lot to some. The bathroom was yet to be refurbished, we hoped!, but it was clean, and that matters more these days than the aesthetics! We did have an (early at 10pm?) bedtime after a really long drive, but as soon as the room below came to bed, the sound of their TV travelled up through the chimney and we could hear it with the clarity as one would in their own room. Sadly they left it on for hours. The occupants in the room next to us were equally as loud, though we tried hard not to imagine what they were doing. . . but we do recognise that this was once a home, a lodge, not a purpose built hotel so. . . perhaps that one is on us. It could have been so romantic! The bar is small but perfect - somewhere to lounge would be nice, but perhaps that is to come? The food - excellent. We really couldn't fault it and were still talking about it two weeks later! We do love a whisky and would have loved to see some different ones on the list, but again, we just had the one night. . . the pairing with cheese is genius and something we are replicating for friends this weekend! Breakfast was delish - I've never enjoyed a breakfast out as much as this one. We are really looking forward to returning some day - and look forward to seeing the changes to come. It's a brave thing to do - to open 'unfinished' but it does seem to have worked for the McCaigs. It's amazing what communication does! Thank you Robbie and Pauline and good luck with it all and we can't wait to come back!…
If you are looking for something a little different try Suie Hunting Lodge, it is excellent. The owners and staff were very welcoming, considerate and determined to make our stay enjoyable. Our room was comforatble and had everything we needed. The food was wonderful, specially the vegetable sharing platter.
Booked an overnight stay and would totally agree with all the compliments paid here. As for the odd negative ones, we couldn't see any evidence of them. Had the room at the front with roll top bath as pictured. It's on the road side of the building with the great view but hardly noticed the road noise mentioned at all and certainly not an issue. So everything was great!
Amazing boutique style hotel. The owners are making a great job transforming this once traditional hotel into a great destination. Styled with very unique and quirky pieces. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We ate from the bar menu and it was just what we needed. Our Scottish breakfast was “just braw” and just what we needed to continue our road trip. Thank you