Extremely welcoming, clean and relaxing -
The cleanliness of our whole accommodation was exceptional. You couldn’t wish for more friendlier and accommodating hosts. We had an amazing breakfast and were catered for our dietary needs. The finest vegan breakfast we have ever had. Nothing was too much trouble and our hosts even went to the trouble of recommending and printing off a beautiful walk in the nearby area, with directions as to where to go. The setting of Merlindale was just beautiful and the interior has been renovated to an extremely high standard. I can not recommend this place enough and left our stay feeling like we had left our friends house. If you go to Crieff stay here.
Morning Annuska and Dan,Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and your vegan breakfast. We really appreciate the feedback as we love meeting guests and being able to ensure everyone has great experience with us in our home and our surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back to Crieff and Merlindale in the future. Best regards. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:Annuska , (GB) | Wed 17th Apr 2019 | 2 days ago
The owners were very welcoming and just lovely people! They made breakfast for us early as we had to leave early one morning. They also dropped us off if we need a lift. Great hosts! The location is perfect! The house is stunning and very comfortable. Decorated very well!
Hi Sophie, it was lovely to meet you and Tony at the weekend and glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Merlindale and hope you had a good journey home after a great weekend wedding. Thank you for providing a review, very much appreciated. All the best and kind regards. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Sophie , ( | Mon 8th Apr 2019 | 1 week ago
Second visit even better -
We booked Merlindale again after our visit last year visiting friends nearby as it was comfortable ,friendly and location perfect.to our surprise the owners( Paul & Helen) had decorated the rooms and new laid new carpet throughout, the staircase looked amazing(ill have to see it ypurself) ,rooms as before clean beyond clean ( believe me wife, is very particular and even she was impressed :-)).breakfast selection is more than you can eat, quality food served with 5 star attention ,save room for the full Scottish it is filling ,morning walk required to work it off , and located right by the Crieff Hydro its location means your out in what feels like the high lands within 5 minutes open to some superb walks and scenery. All round ,service,decor,quality & attention to detail .should be an even higher rating, 5 stars from us. Until next time.
Hi Stuart,Many thanks for your review and kind words, very much appreciated. It was great to see you both again at Merlindale and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. All the best. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:C | Mon 8th Apr 2019 | 1 week ago
Had a very relaxing, enjoyable stay and will definately return.-
The bedroom was beautiful with an exceptionally comfortable king size bed and lovely furnishings. The bathroom was a real treat, with a fabulous, deep roll top bath, a very powerful shower, and the underfloor heating making is very cosy. The proprietors had thought of everything to make it special from the lovely toiletries provided in the bathroom to the delicious home made shortbread and tablet left in our room every day. The finishing touch was a wee dram of whisky every night, so thoughtful and very much appreciated. The breakfast was first class, with plenty of choice from fruit juices and cereals to the fully cooked breakfast which was delicious.
Good afternoon Liz, it was so lovely to meet you and Andreas and so pleased the weather kind of held which allowed you to get out and about and explore our lovely countryside. We are so glad you had a lovely stay with us at Merlindale and thank you for your lovely review and we so look forward to welcoming you back for another break. All the best to you both. Kindest regards. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Liz , ( | Fri 5th Apr 2019 | 2 weeks ago
Super friendly host, nice place!! Very pleasant stay...
It was lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Merlindale and thank you for your review and kind words. Hope you have had a good journey home to Italy and we look forward to welcoming you both back one day. Kindest regards Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Silvia , (IT)| Wed 3rd Apr 2019 | 2 weeks ago
The best I’ve stayed at. -
The decor, the meals, the friendliness of the host, everything about the place was top class. The bathroom was particularly outstanding, unfortunately I couldn’t take advantage of the complementary treats in the bedroom, but it was a lovely thought. I would not hesitate to stop here again, and will definitely be recommending this to friends and family.John.
Morning John,It has been our pleasure to meet you and welcome you into Merlindale and have you stay with us for the last 4 days and we are delighted you have had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. It must have been a lovely weekend spent with your family and you must be so proud of their sporting endeavours. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and hope you have a good journey home. All the best Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Reviewed by E | Tue 2nd Apr 2019 | 2 weeks ago
We really enjoyed our three night stay. The bedrooms were very tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice. Paul and Helen were great hosts who couldn’t do enough for you. We would definately recommend this four star b and b, Which should really be five star. Thanks very much for a lovely stay.
Morning Mike and Debbie,It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are delighted you had an enjoyable 3 night stay with us at Merlindale and so glad the weather held up so good for the duration of your stay. Thank you for your kind review and very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you back in Crieff and Merlindale again in the future. Best regards Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Michael C | Tue 2nd Apr 2019 | 2 weeks ago
Great B&B -
Helen and Paul are a lovely friendly couple and great hosts. The bed was so comfortable and the room was beautifully decorated and very clean. Great choice of breakfast too and they're happy to cook gluten free or vegan if asked. The Merlindale is just a 10 min walk into Crieff. I'd thoroughly recommended this B&B.
Good afternoon Jan,Good afternoon Jan,Thank you so much for leaving feedback and for your very kind review, very much appreciated as it helps future guests make a decision to book their break with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and so lovely to meet you and get to know you. Hope you've had a good journey north and home. All the very best and we look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale again in the future. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:Jan onH | Sun 31st Mar 2019 | 2 weeks ago
B&B superbe avec un accueil remarquable -
Un B&B superbe, avec un accueil on ne peut plus agréable, la chambre très belle et la salle de bain aussi, quant au petit déjeuner :un régal pour la vue, le service et les papilles !! A recommander les yeux fermés !A superb B & B, with a home could not be more pleasant, the room very beautiful and the bathroom too, as for the breakfast:a treat for the sight, the service and the taste buds !! To recommend with eyes closed !
Bonjour Ann,Merci beaucoup pour votre aimable critique de notre B & B et nous sommes ravis que vous et Herve ayez apprécié votre séjour parmi nous.Nous espérons que vous avez passé un temps fabuleux à parcourir l’Ecosse et à Glencoe, à Fort William et bien sûr à voir le fantastique pont «Harry Potter» - Glenfinnan? Nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir un jour à Merlindale. Sincères amitiesGood morning Ann,Thank you so much for your kind review of our B&B and we are so delighted you and Herve enjoyed your stay with us.We hope you had a fabulous time touring Scotland and had a great time in Glencoe, Fort William and of course seeing the fantastic 'Harry Potter' Bridge - Glenfinnan? We look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale one day. Kind regardsPaul and Helen.
Reviewer:Anne , ( | Mon 25th Mar 2019 | 3 weeks ago
A home from home -
The house is beautiful, rooms are large, clean and comfy. I enjoyed the welcome dram and tablet in our room. Took a short walk up the Knock from the house on a snowy morning, with stunning scenery. We were there with other family members, and Paul and Helen could not have been kinder or more helpful. We also made friends with Louis, their lovely dog, who also has a lovely nature. We will definitely be back.
Good evening Graham,Many thanks for your kind review of your family stay at Merlindale, it was so lovely to meet you all and we are so delighted you all had a lovely time with us and enjoyed your time in Crieff. Saturday was certainly a great day for a walk up the Knock with the snow on the hill, sadly all gone again already. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Paul, Helen and Louis
Reviewer:Graham M | Tue 19th Mar 2019 | 1 month ago
Merlindale B&B -
Have just spent a wonderful 2 nights at Merlindale with my family. Thank you Paul and Helen for your superb hospitality which made us all feel so welcome, and the fantastic breakfasts which were much too good to resist ! We look forward to returning in the future and wish you every success with your new venture in Crieff. We cannot recommend you both highly enough.Thanks again,Alistair and Laura Mitchell
Good morning Alistair and Laura,Thank you so much for your kind review of your family visit to Merlindale for the weekend and we are delighted you all had a great stay. It was our absolute pleasure hosting you for the weekend, meeting and getting to know you all.We will continue with our renovations of the house and look forward to showing you the results when you come back to see us in the future. All the best to you and your family. Warmest regards. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:Laura H | Sun 17th Mar 2019 | 1 month ago
Little gem -
Everything was perfect from the minute we walked through the door. Greeted by an amazing host. The room was fabulous. Little touches were perfect. A cup of coffee on arrival was lovely too. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. The perfect experience staying at a lovely place.
Good morning Lucy,It was lovely meeting you and your family and thank you for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again some day. Kindest regards. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Liucija S | Thu 7th Mar 2019 | 1 month ago
Merlindale first class B&B in Crieff Perthshire -
Everything, welcome, friendliness , helpfulness, cleanliness, excellent breakfast our room was spotless, toiletries supplied were of good quality. Could not fault anything. Would recommend Merlindale and we will certainly be going back.Absolutely nothing, everything was perfect, Paul and Helen were super.
Good morning Ewen and Denise, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale and it was our pleasure to meet you both over the last couple of days and we are so delighted you had a good time. Thank you for your review and lovely feedback as it means so much to us. Warmest regards. Paul and Helen. p.s. We look forward to welcoming you back to Crieff and Merlindale.
Reviewer:Ewen G | Thu 28th Feb 2019 | 1 month ago
Excellent - I'd definitely recommend. -
Location is excellent. Breakfast was really good and the standard of service was also excellent. The room was spotlessly clean, with a comfortable bed. There were nice little touches - complimentary dram in the room.
Hi Michael,Many thanks for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a good meeting too. Thank you for your feedback and your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. Best regards. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:M | Wed 27th Feb 2019 | 1 month ago
Excellent facilities wonderful experience and welcoming hosts.-
The facilities were exceptional. The owners Paul and Helen extended a very warm welcome to us. The breakfast was an excellent choice and beautifully cooked. All in all a wonderful experience. We would definitely go back. I will also pass on their details to family and friends.
Hi Carol and Peter, it was lovely having you stay with us and thank you for choosing Merlindale. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale in the future....and family and friends. Hope you've had a good journey back home after a nice walk round the knock.
Reviewer:C | Sun 24th Feb 2019 | 1 month ago
A Gem -
Stayed at Merlindale for just one night on Friday on our way home. We had a very warm and friendly greeting form 'mine host' Paul who explained the history of the house and outlined the work he and his charming wife Helen has been carrying out since they took over the property last year. The house is beautiful and our room was enormous, clean and well furnished. Nice touches like a small decanter of whiskey with tablet showcase the attention to detail that Paul and Helen have added. The breakfast was stunning and quite obviously sourced locally. Nothing was too much trouble for the new young owners. We would unreservedly recommend this B & B and will of course return if ever in the area. Thanks Paul & Helen and good luck.
Hi Mike and Dawn,Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale as part of your return journey back home, it was a pleasure meeting you both on Friday and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim is toprovide an environment and service we would like to receive if were staying at a B&B and really appreciate you taking time out to provide your feedback. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale again one day.
Reviewer:m | Sun 17th Feb 2019 | 2 months ago
Great weekend at a fantastic B and B. Attentive hosts without being intrusive. Rooms are comfortable and large. Within easy reach of many excellent facilities in Crieff and beyond. I would return at the drop of a hat. Thanks
Morning Richard, it was really nice meeting yourself, Stewart and Becky over the weekend and we are delighted you enjoyed your 3 night stay with us and thank you for your review as customer feedback is so important to us and our business. We look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale again soon. Hope you had a good journey back home and managed to miss any snowfalls. Best regards Paul and Helen
Reviewer:RICHARD W | Tue 29th Jan 2019 | 2 months ago
Helen and Paul were the perfect hosts, beautiful, spacious and comfortable rooms combined with one of the nicest breakfasts we’ve had in a long time. We look forward to our next visit. Thanks again.
Good morning Iain,It was an absolute pleasure meeting you both over the weekend and we are delighted you had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and plan to return in the future. Good to hear you had a great time at your Burns night and hope you have had a good journey north and enjoy a few days relaxing in a gorgeous background. Warmest regards. Helen and Paul
Reviewer:Iain M | Mon 28th Jan 2019 | 2 months ago
Fantastic friendly welcome -
Excellent stay - as soon as I booked, I received a friendly, personalised email, followed up with a phone call the day before arrival to check if I had any questions or special requirements. Helen was lovely, offered us a different room when we arrived which was even better than the one we booked. We were going to a local function that evening and she offered to drive us there rather than us take a taxi. A comfortable night followed by a fantastic Scottish breakfast. Thanks and hope to see you again when we revisit.
Hi Phil,It was lovely to meet you and Carol, thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Merlindale. Best regards. Helen
Reviewer:Phil onH | Fri 25th Jan 2019 | 2 months ago
A wonderful visit -
We had such a warm welcome when we arrived. Merlindale is a beautiful house and our room was spacious, beautifully decorated and with a luxurious en suite bathroom. Breakfast was delicious and our hosts were so helpful with directions. I highly recommend Merlindale and hope to be back to visit in the future.
Hello Ann and Jane,It was lovely to meet you both and thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards. Helen
Reviewer:R | Thu 24th Jan 2019 | 2 months ago
Fantastic stay at the Merlindale! -
A lovely house, gorgeous rooms, great breakfast and the owners couldn’t do enough for us.Thoroughly recommend the Merlindale!
Good morning Bill and Jessy, many thanks for staying with us at the weekend, it was lovely to meet you both and I hope you got back home okay through the weather and I am sure the puppies will have grown and gained more character even in the short time you were away. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year to you both, we look forward to seeing you again next year. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Elaine W | Tue 18th Dec 2018 | 4 months ago
Quick visit - not long enough -
A very warm welcome from Paul and Helen. Beautiful house, warm and welcoming . Rooms were lovely - and nice to have homemade shortbread and tablet - and a dram - in your room! Bathrooms are fab - Breakfast was delicious.Perfect - and we will go back. Will look forward to the changes Paul and Helen plan for the house.
Good morning Louise, it was lovely to meet you and your mum at the weekend and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully you both got down the road home safe and well given the little glimpse of winter we had at the weekend. We look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale next year, have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:L | Tue 18th Dec 2018 | 4 months ago
Fabulous find! -
We were recommended this B&B and it didn’t disappoint. Superb location within easy reach of some stunning attractions including Gleneagles. Crieff itself is a lovely village.Beautiful house which is absolutely immaculate. Owners are so friendly and helpful. Rooms excellent, spotlessly clean and great facilities. The beds are also really comfy!Great breakfast with lots of choice and best homemade yoghurt I’ve tasted.Would definitely recommend this place to anybody heading to Scotland. Excellent value for money.We couldn’t fault a thing! Wonderful stay
Good evening Amanda,Thank you ever so much for your kind review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Merlindale. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to welcoming you back for another stay with us. All the best. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Amanda C | Sun 2nd Dec 2018 | 4 months ago
A Gorgeous Gem! -
What can I say - a recommendation that surpassed my expectations!Firstly, Helen & Paul were wonderful hosts who could not be anymore welcoming. They were very helpful and friendly, something that is truly appreciated after a long journey!The rooms are very spacious and extremely clean, with personal touches.The en suite bathroom in The Bluebell room is amazing, although all of the rooms are of a very similar and high quality!If you are ever in Scotland, book your stay at the Merlindale, you won’t be disappointed!
Good evening Vicky,It was lovely to meet you both during your recent visit to Crieff and a pleasure having you stay with us in Merlindale. Thank you for your review and kind words and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Scotland and Merlindale. All the best. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:N | Sun 2nd Dec 2018 | 4 months ago
Weekend Break -
A lovely B&B in Crieff.The room was spacious and well appointed. The bed was comfortable with luxury sheets / duvet etc. The room i had was at the side and there was a little noise from the road (perhaps I am more sensitive being a light sleeper)The bathroom was down a few steps and was large with both power shower and bath.The breakfasts were great with an ample choice of freshly cooked hot items and cold buffet as well as a special home cooked treat - buns one day and croissants the next.Paul &Helen were great hosts keen to advise on local restaurants and attractions - perfect if you don't know the area. There are a good choice of restaurants in Crieff. Would I stay again if i visit the area again - yes of course.
Good afternoon Philip,Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time in Crieff and at Merlindale. It was lovely to meet you and be able to provide some assistance and guidance around restaurants and places to visit. We are so fortunate in Crieff with lots of amazing eateries all within a 5 - 10 minute walk. Hopefully business is going well for you and may bring you back to Crieff again....we look forward to welcoming you back . All the best. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:Mr Philip C | Wed 28th Nov 2018 | 4 months ago
Beautiful property -
Lovely accomodation, amazing roll top bath! Merlindale was immaculately clean, warm and welcoming. Paul and Helen are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was excellent.We didnt sleep well due to an ongoing noise throughout the night in our room, however Paul has vowed to find the source and sort it out. So we'll be back!Also Pauls a fellow biker and so very biker friendly.
Good evening Lindsey, it was lovely to meet both yourself and Dave over the weekend and thank you for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale. We really appreciate you taking time to let us know about the buzzing noise through the night and I am delighted to say we have located the noise and with the colder weather we had been running the heating right through the night and it was indeed the boiler (thanks Dave). This is the first time we have received feedback about noise and really appreciate you letting us know in order that we can put it right for future guests, thank you. We have now put the heating on timer till late and back on early in the morning so that guest comfort is still priority, just without an annoying noise through the night.We would be delighted to see you both again and absolutely either with or without the bike. We will have the garage ready to accept bikes by Spring along with looking at providing drying area for biking /walking and fishing gear so that guests can have an all round great experience with us at Merlindale. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend and we look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale. Best regards. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:Lindsey H | Sun 25th Nov 2018 | 4 months ago
A very happy stay -
We felt very much at home after a lovely, friendly welcome from Paul and Helen. The room was comfortable and the bathroom was incredible. Nothing was too much trouble. We will come again.
Morning Margaret, it was lovely having yourself and George stay with us for a couple of nights and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Merlindale. We look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale and hopefully the weather will be somewhat kinder. Warmest regards. Helen and Paul
Reviewer:Margaret P | Sat 24th Nov 2018 | 4 months ago
We spent a night in the Merlindale during a visit to Crieff. Paul and Helen are excellent hosts. The rooms are large and spacious, and a welcome malt whisky! The friendly welcome is just the start, Paul is happy to help in any way he can. The breakfast was superb. If you are visiting Crieff I would recommend you book here.I would advise you plan in advance, this is, quite rightly, a very popular guesthouse and availability will be scarce.
Good afternoon David,Lovely to meet you both on your recent visit to Crieff and I am sure a very pleasant surprise for your friends too. We really appreciate your feedback and we are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend a visit to Merlindale. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the very best. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:Reviewed by d | Sat 17th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
Delightful Scottish B&B ,with 5 star service. -
Located perfectly for Crieff centre and surrounding areas ( Glen Eagles or crieff GC for example golfing) ,Merlindale exceaded even my expectations,the house,the rooms,the ensuite wow the ensuite ,and its owners ( Paul & Helen) were all superb,from the warm reception ,making sure we were settled & had all the information we needed, to the departure like we were saying bye to old friends as they made us feel so welcome.but let me not skip the room ,clean ,very clean (my wife told me and she is v hard to please;-)),the ensuite was as big as the bedroom and that was not small i can assure you. TV ,wifi ( great speed fyi) a Wee Dram FOC in the room ,tea coffee etc and what i now know as "Tablet" ,home made and far to Moorish (if thats a word),v nice.the only negative was they do not warn you ,you might put weight on ,Breakfast is full scotish and/or continental and plenty of it ,cooked to perfection ? well just how i liked it for sure, porridge starter ( made with water and a bit of salt ) yuck!! i hear you say, me to, the scotish way i am told, but outstanding i am converted ,I needed no more food until dinner ( we ate next door after our full day out, there is a resturant which is really good,"Yan's",but thats another review). Paul and Helen certainly do a great job welcoming you into and at Merlindale its not just a B&B ,it really is a not,it has that little bit extra you want but never seem to get elsewhere( mainly down to the owners). I will definatley be returning and would highly recommend it.
Good afternoon Stuart,It was lovely having you both stay with us for a few days at Merlindale and we really appreciate your feedback and review and we look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again. Glad to see we have converted you to porridge made the Scottish way and to the delights of homemade Scottish tablet. Many thanks. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:C | Fri 16th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
Excellent Estabhlishment -
I discovered Merlindale by chance and spent two very comfortable nights in what is possibly the best B&B I have ever stayed in. The genuinely friendly welcome I received from Paul, who runs the B&B with his wife Helen, made me feel at home straight away. The twin room I booked was very comfortable, quiet, and warm. The full Scottish breakfast I ordered both mornings, which was prepared by Helen, was excellent - not only was it really tasty but the portion size far exceeded what most other B&Bs serve. There is no doubt in my mind that if I ever need to stay in Crieff again, I will be checking into Merlindale. I have already been recommending Merlindale to my family and friends
Hi Gavin,Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale and we are so pleased you have had a comfortable stay at Merlindale and thank you for sharing your thoughts on our home and service and we look forward to welcoming you back. We both hope all goes as well as it can for you and your family over the next few weeks. Kindest regards and thank you for recommending us and Merlindale. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Gavin B | Thu 15th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
relaxing stay and good food after a long drive .-
good location for town centre, warm and friendly couple, great breakfast.
Hi Robert, thanks for leaving us a review and really appreciate the feedback. We are so pleased you and Julie enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to meet you both. We look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale and hopefully the weather can be a little kinder!! Kindest regards. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:robert , (GB)| Wed 7th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
Fantastic B&B with amazing hospitality! -
Having read fantastic reviews about Merlindale, I was looking forward to my stay in the Bramble Room following a wedding in Crieff. On arrival the welcoming hospitality was more than I could have asked for, this included a tour of the room by Paul which did not disappoint. The Room was filled with plenty of homely comforts and you could tell that Paul and Helen took great pride in their B&B, the room was accompanied by a fantastic en-suite which rivaled the room for its size! The added extras to the room where appreciated, including the wee dram of whiskey and homemade tablet. The comfortable bed made for a great nights sleep after a fantastic Bath! In the morning the cooked breakfast was perfectly cooked and went down well with the good selection of continental choices.I can most definitely say I shall be back in the hopefully near future for another fantastic stay. Thank you so much Paul & Helen for a lovely stay.
Hi Mark,Thank you for giving us your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Merlindale. It was a pleasure meeting you and having a good chat with you and we look forward to welcoming you back to see us soon. All the best with the great work you do in your job helping others. All the best. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:S | Mon 5th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
Fantastic B&B, highly recommended -
Absolutely fantastic! Both Paul and Helen were very accommodating through out my stay, always happy to offer assistance and nothing was too much. The accommodation was lovely with large room and bathroom. It wasn’t like staying in a B&B When going in and out of the building I didn’t feel like I was walking through someone’s home, although I new they were around should I need anything. A fresh supply of coffee and treats on a daily basis and a decanter of whisky on arrival in my room. Breakfast was a wide selection of cooked and pastries etc. I try avoid B&B normally however these guys have converted me. I will definitely be staying again when back in Crieff or surrounding area. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Hi Gareth,It was great to meet you last week and a pleasure having you stay with us and so glad we have 'converted' you to the B&B way and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale when you are back in the area. Hope the renovations are all going well. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:G | Fri 2nd Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
A home from home. -
Excellent,stay.Accomadation first class.Paul and Helen, very friendly and helpful.Breakfast foods to a very high standard, with plenty of variety. Looking forward to return visit . Thank you both.
Dear Moira and Lawrence, thank you for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure meeting and chatting with you both. We hope you had a great time up north and a good journey back and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:Mr Mrs Lawrence L | Thu 1st Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
Wonderful stay -
We stayed for 2 nights at Merlindale and occupied all 4 beautiful rooms. The place is stunning, warm and cosy, the beds are lovely and everything is very neat and clean. We like to hike, so using the incredible baths after a long walk added to the experience. Paul and Helen were fantastic hosts, gave us lots of excellent tips about nearby hiking and visits, and they are just absolutely lovely to talk to. The homemade breakfast was delicious and kept us walking for hours:-) All 9 of us absolutely adored this stay, and we’d come back any time.
Dear Annelies, friends and family,It has been our absolute pleasure meeting and getting to know you all and welcoming you into our home. It has been a joy to have staying with us at Merlindale. We are so glad you adored your stay and had a great time walking and visiting the local area, we are every lucky in Crieff with so many great places to see and enjoy. Hope you have all had a great journey back south and have arrived back home. All the best. Paul and Helen. P.s. Good luck with the next card strategy game!! :-)
Reviewer:L | Fri 26th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
A perfect stay thank you from the moment we arrived. We will definitely be back.
Dear John and Chris, thank you from Helen and myself for your kind words and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Merlindale and we look forward to seeing you again in May with your friends. Warmest regards. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:John K | Thu 25th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago
From the moment we crossed the threshold, we were made to feel most walcome.-
Everything was superb. Every day, the wee dram of single malt whisky in our room was a master touch.
Hi Iain, many thanks for your review and we are delighted both you and Paula had a lovely stay with us, it was really nice to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again. Hope you had a good journey back home. Best regards. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:IAIN , (GB)| Sat 20th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago
Excellent and recommended. -
The accommodation was excellent, very clean and comfortable. The hosts could not have been any more welcoming and friendly. The breakfast was excellent and the little touches with the dram of whiskey and tablet in the room were lovely touches. I would have no hesitation in recommending Merlindale to anyone, it is first class accommodation.
Hi Cara,Thank you for leaving us a review with feedback on your stay, both Helen and myself really appreciate your very positive comments as they make us feel very proud of the 'job' we are doing. We love meeting all our guests and ensuring you and all our guests receive a warm welcome and enjoy their stay with us. Hope work is going well for you and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:C | Thu 18th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago
thoroughly recommended -
great place to stay. warm and friendly welcome and good breakfast . lovely room . we will be returning .
Good afternoon Robert,Many thanks to you and Julie for choosing Merlindale for your stay and we are delighted you did. It was lovely to meet you both and hope you had a good travel back up the road without any weather disruptions. We look forward to seeing you both again and please do contact us directly for best pricing. Warmest regards. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:robert g | Sun 14th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago
A perfect stay -
I spent 2 days here and thoroughly enjoyed staying in this very comfortable, relaxed home. I stayed in a beautiful double room with all the comforts you would want. Great breakfast and nothing was too much trouble for the lovely couple that run this B&B.
Hi Anne,Thank you for your lovely review and kind words and so pleased you had a lovely relaxing stay with us at Merlindale and it was really lovely to meet you. Hopefully you managed to enjoy your Monday off from work and we look forward to seeing you again. Kindest regards. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:anne s | Fri 5th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago
Beautiful hotel, Welcoming hospitality -
My husband and I stayed at the Merlindale, Monday to Friday last week and I couldn't be more delighted with it. The hotel is lovely. Very clean and welcoming and the "wee dram" was a perfect added bonus. The room we stopped in was enormous and had its own bathroom. Helen and Paul were the perfect hosts. They were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast in the morning was great for setting you up for the day. All home cooked and plenty to choose from. All requests were catered for. I couldn't recommend a more perfect hotel to stay in when visiting Crieff.Thank you Helen and Paul for such a great week!
Good afternoon Nora and Keith, thank you for choosing to stay with us at Merlindale and it really was a pleasure having you both stay with us last week. It is lovely to read your review and it makes us smile with pride to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again. Our 'job' is made so worth while when we get to meet lovely guests all the time. Thank you Nora and Keith and we hope to see you again. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:n | Tue 2nd Oct 2018 | 6 months ago
Superb B&B -
We really enjoyed our stay at Merlindale. Our room and en suite were lovely and a good size. The bed was very comfortable and breakfast was excellent. Paul and Helen were so welcoming and the wee touches - tablet and a dram were very much appreciated. The icing on the cake though was Helens homemade shortbread. The best we’ve tasted. We’ll definitely be back.
Hi Joanne,Many thanks for your review and kind words and we are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Merlindale. It was lovely to meet you both and hope you and Richard have enjoyed the rest of your weekend. We look forward to being able to welcome you back to Merlindale. Many thanks. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Joanne M | Sun 30th Sep 2018 | 6 months ago
Excellent accommodation and warm hospitality -
We returned to Merlindale, now under new management by Helen and Paul Forsythand found that they have carried on the warm hospitality we experienced in previous years with John and Jacky. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and the comfort of the rooms and quality of breakfast is outstanding. We will be back!!
Dear John and Sheila, it was a pleasure having you stay with us and thank you for choosing to come back to Merlindale and it makes us so pleased and proud that we are carrying on from where John and Jacky left off and you enjoyed your stay and will be back to see us again. We look forward to welcoming you back. Hope you all had a good round of golf and had a great time with the clan. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:John M | Tue 18th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago
I’ve stayed in many guest houses and hotels and this is one of the best -
I’ve stayed in many guest houses and hotels and this is one of the best. Lovely couple - stunning room, great breakfast, highly recommend.
Hi Peter, thanks for your feedback and it was really nice meeting you and we hope to see you back again soon.....maybe a wee trip with your wife. All the best and thank you as feedback is so important to us and very much appreciated. Most of all glad you enjoyed your stay.
Reviewer:peter m | Sat 15th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago
Excellent B&B -
Paul And Helen were able to accommodate us at very short notice, and it turned out to be a wee gem of a B&B.The attention to detail and attentiveness of our hosts was second to none, made all the more impressive that they had only been running the business for 5 weeks.We thoroughly enjoyed staying, and would absolutely recommend to anyone. I look forward to visiting again in the future.
Dear Ross and Vicky, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you on Saturday and having you stay with us. So glad you had such a good night at the wedding reception and the venue you attended is stunning.Thank you for taking time out to provide a review and feedback regards your stay and we are delighted to hear you will be back......it means the world to us as we love providing bed and breakfast and meeting all our guests. We feel very lucky to be able to do what we do and for people to enjoy their stay and want to come back again. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:R | Wed 12th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago
Wonderful and friendly!!! -
I would absolutely recommend the Merlindale if your staying in the lovely little town of Crieff, Gorgeous, pristine rooms, our room had the most amazing en suite with a roll top bath, the room was so pretty with the comfiest bed ever!! Breakfast cooked to perfection but if you prefer a healthy one it’s all there!Above all that were Helen and Paul, who went above and beyond to make our stay so welcoming and even gave us a lift to our wedding venue at the Crieff Hydro, I really can’t say enough to highly recommend this beautiful B&B.Thank you so much Helen &Paul, it was lovely to meet you both and wish you all the best in your new venture, you are doing a fantastic job already!!I will definitely be back 😃Thanks again Shirley x
Hi Shirley, thank for your feedback, very much appreciated and glad you and your mum enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Paul and Helen. Glad you had a really enjoyable night at your family wedding.
Reviewer:Shirley F | Mon 10th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago
The room was amazing! The bed was really comfy and ensuite beautiful (freestanding bath tub in the middle of the bathroom!). Paul and Helen were very helpful, friendly and went the extra mile - I asked if I could get the key early as I was going to wedding in the area and they were very accommodating. Great b&b, I would highly recommend and stay again.
Natalie, thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Merlindale, both Helen and myself are always happy to help and never an issue with dropping off bags and picking up keys early. If we know in advance as you kindly did we can always ensure we are around to facilitate and make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to Merlindale again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:N | Sun 2nd Sep 2018 | 7 months ago
Absolument génial ! / Absolutely awesome -
Nous avons été très chaleureusement accueillis par Paul et Helen. Dès que nous sommes arrivés, Paul nous a proposé de nous réserver une table dans un restaurant qu’il connaissait. C’était un excellent choix. Paul et Helen habitent dans une très belle maison du 19eme siècle, spacieuse. La chambre que nous avons eue était grande, bien aménagée et avec une très grande salle de bain. Nous avons eu un petit déjeuner écossais très copieux et bon avec œufs, saumon, bacon, céréales, fruits frais, jus de fruit, etc.... service impeccable. Mais surtout Paul et Helen se sont montrés d’une gentillesse infinie, nous ont conseillé, aidé. Cela a vraiment été un très grand plaisir de les rencontrer, de discuter avec eux. Une très jolie rencontre. Nous recommandons vivement !We were very warmly welcomed by Paul and Helen. As soon as we arrived, Paul offered to book us a table at a restaurant he knew. It was an excellent choice. Paul and Helen live in a beautiful 19th century house, spacious. The room we had was large, well appointed and with a very large bathroom. We had a very hearty and good Scottish breakfast with eggs, salmon, bacon, cereals, fresh fruit, juice, etc. .... impeccable service. But especially Paul and Helen were infinitely kind, advised us, helped. It was really a great pleasure to meet them, to talk to them. A very nice meeting. We highly recommend!
Dear Agnes and Frederic,Thank you for your very kind words and review and we are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us in our home Merlindale. We take great pride and sheer pleasure in providing a great place to stay, eat and relax and we would absolutely hope to see you again at Merlindale and one day we shall come to Paris to see your beautiful city. Many thanks and have a safe journey home. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Agnès G | Mon 27th Aug 2018 | 7 months ago
Lovely Stay -
We have nothing but compliments for the lovely BnB that Paul and Helen run! They ‘put us up’ very last minute and we wish we could’ve stayed longer. Lovely hosts, gorgeous room (AMAZING bathroom) and brilliant breakfast. We felt very welcome and would highly recommend. Thanks again for our stay.
Hi Mairi and Sam, really nice to meet you both and hope you enjoyed the horse trials and of course the dogs too. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hopefully we can welcome you back to Merlindale soon. All the best. Paul and Helen.
Reviewer:Mairi W | Fri 24th Aug 2018 | 7 months ago
Delightful stay in comfortable stylish B and B with fantastic hosts -
Delightful stay Great hosts and lovely accommodation Would want to return again and again The room was large twin ensuite bathroom with lovely period detail Great breakfast and a welcome dram of whiskey Definitely be returningMichael and FionaLondon
Hi Michael and Fiona, really nice to meet you both and having you stay with us at Merlindale and look forward to seeing you both again. Hope your journey back was a little easier than your earlier journeys and the car is now fit and well. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:m | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
Highly recommended -
We recently stayed at Merlindale in Crieff for 6 nights and had a great experience:nice room and amazing bathroom but, most of all, a warm welcome. Helen and Paul were really very friendly, always available for suggestions and useful tips. Their sense of humour and patience with our not perfect English were also highly appreciated. The breakfast offer was great too, including homemade and cooked dishes. We really felt part of the family and we already miss this! Trust we can come back soon.
Hi Monica and Adolf,We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us for 6 days, we are always happy to help and offer any suggestions for places to eat or visit and are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope you had a good travel home and we look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:monica m | Sat 18th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
Lovely rooms and really sweet and helpful hosts -
The host couple Paul and Helen seemed very professional, welcoming, helpful and interested in their guests. By coincidence we stumbled upon their B&B in the end of our holiday and we (5 adults) were welcomed with free whiskey! We wanted to stay more nights at their B&B but unfortunately we couldn't. The rooms are elegant and nice and the bathrooms are modern. The small town Crieff is a good starting point for trips to other areas.
Dear Nina,Thank you for your feedback and it was a pleasure to have you staying with us and hopefully you will be back in Scotland and staying with us again soon. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:Nina N | Thu 16th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
Wonderful B&B and extremely friendly hosts -
Cannot rate this beautiful Victorian B&B highly enough! My wife and I had a 2 night stay in the Bramble room which was a large spacious room offering a comfortable bed for a great night’s sleep. The en-suite was also very spacious boasting a large powerful shower and a luxurious deep claw foot bath which was great to relax in after a long day's walk. The hosts Helen and Paul were lovely and couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful and our breakfasts were cooked to perfection just as we ordered. We would highly recommend Merlindale to anyone looking for a comfortable luxury stay in the heart of Perthshire.
Many thanks for your kind words and really pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us in our home at Merlindale and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Paul and Helen
Reviewer:b | Thu 16th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
Superb bed and breakfast experience.-
We had anexcellent stay with Paul and Helen at the Merlindale .This lovely couple who have just started the business could not have been more welcoming . Very comfortable room andluxurious en suite bathroom.We only meant to stay one night and move on butenjoyed it so much we stayed two -we had to havea second delicious breakfast. They provide extra littletouches homemade tablet in the room and I welcome dram. I cannot recommend a stay with themhighlyenough. We woulddefinitelylove to return. Thank you so much.
Hi Rosemary,Thank you ever so much for your very kind review, as you know we are new to Merlindale and receiving reviews is so important to our business and future customers. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit, it was a pleasure to meet and chat with yourself and Dale and we would love to see you back again soon. What we want to deliver is a quality of stay and service that we ourselves would be delighted to visit and receive ourselves and your words help us to believe what we are doing is heading in the right direction. Many thanks and hope to see you both again soon.
Reviewer:R | Tue 14th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
Everything was Wonderful -
Merlindale is very conveniently located both in the village and the country. Its a few 100m to the tower pub where the staff and locals are friendly and informative and the food is great. The very pretty village is a short walk down the road. We drove from oban in a couple of hours. Stirling doune and campbell castles are close to do in a day trip. And we drove through cairngorns park leaving after breakfast and got to glenlivet for the 2.30 tour.Merlindale itself is lovely. We had the blue room which is just beautiful. A long deep claw foot bath was taken advantage of. John is lovely and very helpful. We had A wonderful stay and i recommend merlindale very highly..... while john is still there.
Reviewer:K | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
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