FAQs

Who are the owners of the hotel?


John and Elisabeth McTaggart, who got married in the hotel in July 1996!


Why did you move away from the ‘old hotel’?


During the pandemic we decided that an Exclusive Use type of property would be more attractive, with more folk choosing to have ‘staycations’ with family and friends.


What type of rooms do you have?


We’re renovating a double room just now. It will be ready by March. When it is complete, we will have 2 single rooms, 3 twins and 8 doubles.


1st floor:


The Suite Double

Room 1 Twin

Room 2 Double

Room 3 Double

Room 4 Single

Room 5 Double

Room 6 Single

Room 7 Double

Room 8 Double


Second floor:


Room 15 Double

Room 16 Twin

Room 17 Twin

Room 19 Double


Max capacity 24 overnight guests


Do you have any rooms on the ground floor?


No.


Can we have a dance?


Yes! John will be happy to set up the sound system in the Grant Room, including the disco lighting. Just bring a laptop, tablet or phone with your playlist and boogie oogie oogie.


Karaoke?


Yes!


Can we watch a film or play a presentation we’ve made?


Yes, the Grant Room has an excellent projector and screen.


Table Tennis?


That’s there too.


Can we all eat together?


Yes. The Kelso Room is a flexible space where you can organise the tables and chairs the way you want.


Is the Gin Palace open?


Yes. But it is in Scotland! We wouldn’t recommend al fresco reveling outwith Spring and Summer!


Do you still do weddings?


Yes! We love having weddings, please contact us if you’d like to have your ceremony and/or evening reception with us.


How do we book golf?


John, the owner, is a keen golfer. He will book your games at Aberdour GC and/or Burntisland GC where he can get the best rates. John will also be happy to advise on golfing options in general. Or just talk about golf all day with you.


Are there good walks nearby?


Yes. We are on the Fife Coastal Path.


Is the bar manned or do we bring our own drinks?


It can be either. Some guests like a manned bar, others are happy to bring their own refreshments. There is a minimum spend for the manned bar. Our guests so far have not found this to be a difficult amount :-)


Can we have a meal cooked for us?


Yes. John and Elisabeth also own McTaggart’s cafe just two minutes along the road. The McTaggart’s staff are delighted to prepare and serve meals. Contact us to discuss your requirements.


Is the kitchen available for us to prepare our own food?


Yes. There is a 6 hob electric cooker with an oven, a microwave, two fridges and a freezer. There is an ample prep area too.


Is the pool table in the bar free?


Yes.


Are there TVs in all the rooms?


There are smart TVs in all the rooms.


Is the wifi free?


Yes.


How many free car parking spaces are there?


15.


Are there good places to eat nearby?


Yes. McT’s does a mean breakfast and great lunches. It’s licensed too! The RiverView restaurant at Aberdour golf club is very welcoming, with great options. Room With a View is a top class seafood restaurant, for that special occasion. Louie Brown’s in Dalgety Bay is popular too. The nearby Fife Retail Park has all the usuals; Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, KFC, Smashburger…


A pub?


The Foresters Arms is across the road. It sells cask beers and has sports channels.


Are there good takeaways nearby?


Yes. McTaggart’s does takeaways during the day. At night, nearby Burntisland has fish and chips, Chinese, Turkish kebab and burger outlets, who all deliver. Dalgety Bay has fish and chips, Chinese and Indian delivery options. Details of all of them are in the room packs.


Can we have food deliveries eg from Asda organised in advance?


Yes. Contact John. Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose all deliver to this area.


Are there local shops we could support for food?


Yes! We'd love if you could purchase food from local family owned businesses..

Butchers: Tom Courts

Fish: HS Murray

Vegetarian: Grain and Sustain


Is there a newspaper shop nearby?


Oh yes! Willie’s newsagents, two minutes away. We can have newspapers delivered.


Can you be flexible about check in/out?


Notionally, it’s 4pm check in and 11am check out. We always try to be as flexible as possible.


How long does it take to get into Edinburgh?


Up till 6pm at night there are two Scotrail trains per hour into Edinburgh. The hotel is a five minute walk from Aberdour train station. The train takes about 35 minutes to get into Edinburgh Waverley and 30 mins to Haymarket. Trainline


Can you recommend a good taxi service from Edinburgh airport?


Yes, Lee’s taxis


How accessible is the hotel?


Unfortunately we do not have a lift. We have nine rooms on the 1st floor and four rooms on the second.

There are 22 steps to the first floor with a landing after 13 steps. There is a further 19 steps to the second floor, with a landing after 9 steps.