Dog Owners don't get to stay in castle
Booked 2 rooms for myself, husband and 2 friends, we took our small Yorkie with us, as dog friendly hotel it said. It did not say you would not be allowed to stay in the hotel with the dog but given a room in the Rockery (annex) about 2 mins walk from castle. Was not happy with that, but all said the room we got was still nice, but really wanted to stay in the Castle. When we arrived a power cut was happening, and it meant no electricity for 1 hour, bit annoying. Our friends were elderly, in their 80's but were given a room at the top of the castle (they had no dog) which was too much for them, I asked for another room and we were given another room on the 1st floor, more appropriate. The bar was not that good, you had to put the drinks on the room number, which I much prefer to pay cash at time so we don't end up with a large surprise bill on leaving. So we got a taxi into town instead. Breakfast was through the dungeon restaurant and into the Orangery - selection of continental food and cereal, and a list of hot food. We opted for the Scottish Breakfast, this consisted of half black pudding slice, half haggis slice, 1 link sausage, 1 bit of bacon, 1 potato scone, half large mushroom, half tomato. The toast was mixed but so white you could not tell if it was toasted or not. Don't know why the half black pudding, haggis and mushroom - maybe they were running out? As we were not allowed to stay in the castle itself we did not see much of it.