Best Western Balgeddie House Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed for 2 nights just after new year. Couldn't have been happier. Everything here is done well, the rooms, common areas, pool and spa are clean to a high standard. We had selected a winter special offer from the best western website which worked out at just over £200 for 2 large double rooms. The rooms were large with good size bathrooms and were spotless as we're the ensuite bathrooms in both which were a good size, the beds were huge and comfortable. Breakfast was included on our deal, this included a self service bar and a few hot items from the menu. The food on the self service bar was fairly basic but tasty including pastries, fruit, cereals and toast. The cooled breakfast was well done, slightly better on the first morning than the second, it was perfectly sized, not too much but enough to fill the void. After the breakfast order was given the food was served rapidly within a few minutes and was nice and hot. The brasserie has a great menu with selections for everybody, I sampled the haggis burger on the first evening along with the chicken breast starter. Tasted great overall, particularly the burger. The salad was a little dry and basic, but did not detract from the rest of the food. The swimming pool was clean and well serviced with good facilities, sauna and steam room and decent sized changing facilities. Shame about the lack of a hot tub but still good overall. Great place doing everything right. Staff were some of the friendliest I'd ever met!
My wife and I were looking for a break between Christmas and New Year and found this hotel online. We were looking for a hotel with a swimming pool, sauna etc. and a deal that included breakfast. We booked it online around October time direct through the Hotel website. Around a week before we were due to arrive my wife had a look on booking.com and saw the same room type with breakfast on the same dates we had booked at a much lower price. I phoned the hotel and spoke to the manager, he offered to match the price on booking.com and keep us in the same standard of room which was a newer, deluxe room. I thought this was excellent customer service and started off our experience with the hotel on an excellent footing. The hotel is in a nice location, around a 5 minute drive from Glenrothes town centre and is near a housing estate, the hotel has very nice grounds and as it had been snowing when we arrived it looked really beautiful and I have attached a picture of the view we had from our room. Glenrothes itself doesn’t have much to offer although there is a good shopping centre and we visited Riverside Park which we thought was great and looked really nice in the snow. The location is good for visiting towns in fife, we went to Anstruther and Leven which were a short drive away. We found the check in process really easy and the person was very friendly and helpful and explained times for breakfast and how to get towels for the swimming etc. The swimming pool was very clean and quite modern and there is a large sauna and a really good steam room. We visited the pool 3 times during our stay and it was always very peaceful, quiet and relaxing and very clean. The changing rooms were also clean and modern. The breakfast was excellent, it was a menu and we got the full Scottish breakfast on each occasion, very fresh and tasty food and really nice surroundings with a view of the grounds. On the second night we also ate in the hotel and the meal was great, staff very friendly and the prices were reasonable. Overall it was a really enjoyable stay and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing break.
My partner and I recently stayed at Balgeddie house hotel to attend our close friends wedding followed by their Hogmanay party the following night. We were in a deluxe double which was lovely. The bed was huge! The hotel was very clean and the staff were very nice and extremely helpful. The food was good quality and the portions were very generous. We enjoyed the facilities within the hotel also.
We could only stay for 1 night on this occasion but it didn't disappoint. The room was lovely and bathroom and shower great. I didn't use the pool but my husband did and really enjoyed it - said it was a fantastic pool. I always enjoy my breakfast at the Balgeddie House Hotel but I think this weekend they surpassed even their own excellent record. The cooked breakfast can't be bettered and there is now a more interesting selection in the buffet. Well done to the really helpful staff and we hope to be back soon.
Stayed in the one of the Garden Rooms, very spacious, clean, well decorated and presented. Large shower and separate bath. The bed was extremely large and comfortable. Access to the garden via French doors was very nice.
This hotel has a total of only 33 rooms but they also do some business as a health and exercise center. We saw classes for swimming and exercise underway. The facility includes a fully equipped gym (new equipment arrived while we were there), a sauna and steam room and an indoor pool. The grounds here and in most of Scotland, both for commercial and private homes, were extremely well maintained…better than the average property in the USA. Adjusting to European style facilities was interesting… Most mattresses were harder than you would find in the USA or Canada. Heating is via modern radiators rather than forced air. If the radiators are ‘on’, you can adjust them up or down but you really can’t control the room temperature. However the staff was very helpful and provided enough heat for us upon request. Like most hotels and motels in the USA, there was rarely enough light provided in the rooms. The bathrooms were the biggest challenge for us. Most hotels including this one, don’t provide washcloths or bars of soap for the shower. They do provide liquid soap but that’s not my preference… We thought that counter space in our bathroom was a bit small but in retrospect, it was ‘roomy’ in comparison to some other places we stayed. My biggest problem with this bathroom was the shower/tub configuration. First of all, like in several other Bed and Breakfasts or hotels on our trip, for an 'old guy' the side of the tub is rather high making it challenging just to step into the tub for your shower. Once I got one foot in, the slippery bottom of the tub almost ended my trip. I had to call for a rubber bath mat to reduce the hazard as the ‘rough’ bottom of the tub just wasn’t rough any longer… The staff readily searched for and provided the mat when I called. We also discovered that the only electrical outlets in the bathrooms are for low voltage electric razors. If a woman wants to blow her hair dry or use a curling iron/brush, she had to do it using an outlet in the bedroom… Of course we adjusted to all of these issues and in the end, they really were just part of the travel experience… We were on the Bed and Breakfast Plan at 122.50 pounds sterling per night per couple. (Approximately $160.00 per night) We felt that it was fairly reasonable with full breakfasts for 2 included in the rate. The dining room at the Balgeddie House Hotel was pleasant and airy with a continental buffet with juice, scones, yogurt, cereal, etc., set up along the end of the room. Two of us opted for the full Scottish breakfast with an egg, English style bacon, a sausage, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, black pudding, baked beans and a piece of fried bread…with lots of toast, butter and preserves on the side. Despite our tourist 'learning curve', there is no doubt that the Balgeddie House Hotel is an above average facility. The building and grounds were well maintained and everything was very clean. The staff bent over backwards to take care of us. Special kudos to the desk staff and all the friendly assistance that they provided!
We had a really lovely time here, very clean and tidy and the staff were fantastic. The food was also really lovely. It’s a shame we couldn’t spend more time here as we were so busy!! And the staff couldn’t do enough for you. I would definitely stay here again.
I stayed here January 2017 with friends and had an excellent experience. The rooms staff and service could not be faulted. Fantastic selection of whisky too 😀We Have just booked again for January 2018
Stayed here for three nights whilst on business trip to Leven. Nice welcome at reception and got a very good room on first floor of new building. Large room,comfy bed,very clean, no issues at all. Had dinner one night in restaurant and bit disappointed, looked like old furniture, place mats etc. Four of us and waited ages for anyone to bring menus or ask about drinks. Menu was a bit dated, all seemed a bit early 1980s type pub grub, scampi, pate etc.,with the same side salads added to all starters and mains. I had fish for main and seemed to be similar to supermarket breaded fillet and over cooked in oven. As the hotel is a bit far to walk into Glenrothes they are really missing an opportunity to have a modern bistro on site, with daily specials and local produce, so guests wanted to eat in. Breakfast in same restaurant was okay, but a bit dark and dreary. We went out the other two nights as a result, so hotel lost revenue... shame as would have eaten in if had been more up to date. Perfectly fine stay otherwise.
Spent last weekend here beautifully clean room on top floor of the original building. Food portions good at breakfast but the dining menu extremely huge & good quality. My only problem were the shower curtains a little bit past their best would have preferred a shower screen as they look more hygienic. All in all a fantastic break, lovely quiet rooms and friendly staff.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
- Health club
Best Western Balgeddie House Hotel places you 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from Falkland Palace and 9.3 mi (15 km) from Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery. This 33-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Hill of Tarvit and Lindores Abbey are also within a 30-minute drive of this Glenrothes hotel.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Garden Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.
The 33 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and desks. 36-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night.
Dating back to 1926, Best Western Balgeddie House Hotel features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. Free offsite parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 538 reviews