My husband and I booked to stay here for one night as we had heard good things about the hotel and its seafood restaurant, A Room with a View. When I called to book the hotel was closed for the season but they keep a room open for people wishing to eat in the resturant. That was perfect. We asked for a bottle of sparkly to be in our room on arrival and it was there waiting for us. The hotel is steeped in history and has a real charm about it. Our en-suite room was big and comfortable with great views across the Forth.
The meal in the restaurant was excellent and I loved the presentation. It is a small dining room which keeps the ambience cosy but it is clearly a popular destination as most of the tables were booked. The hotel also runs a pick-up/drop-off service to the town for diners which is a great idea as the hotel is situated at the bottom of a country track, which was a bit daunting driving down in the dark but not so scary driving back up in the daylight! We sat in the cosy lounge after our meal with a wee whisky before going off to sleep.
Breakfast was good - even though we were the only people having breakfast, there was a good selection of fruit, cereal and yoghurt, which was followed by a cooked breakfast. I particularly liked the homemade marmalade!
After breakfast we had a walk in the garden before driving home. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. We had a very relaxing stay, we didn't feel rushed and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We also enjoyed meeting Misty, Hannah's gorgeous Border Collie. Every hotel should have a dog!
It was a perfect weekend and we woud definitely go back.