In addition to securing the title, Balbirnie also claimed the titles of “Best Classic Hotel in Europe”, “Best Country Hotel in Europe”, and “Best Function Venue Hotel in Europe” at the annual awards, which relies heavily on the positive feedback of guests.
The award follows the hotel’s recent “extensive refurbishments” to its guest rooms and bathrooms, whilst the hotel’s four kitchens have undergone nearly £250,000 worth of improvements.
Nicholas Russell, managing director, Balbirnie House, said: “As 2020’s events continued to unfold, we saw many wedding clients needing to change their intended wedding dates up to five times, and successfully managing that timeline was the single biggest hospitality challenge we have ever seen in our three decades as a hotel.
“To the boys, girls, men and women who have made up our hotel brigade over the three decades. We are once again so very proud to have been invited to represent Scotland in the global awards, and we are so very humbled once again by the results.”