Award-winning Garvock House Hotel is continuing to flourish, standing handsomely in an elevated position overlooking historic Dunfermline.
Since opening in 1996, the current owners, Pamela and Rui Fernandes have created an oasis amidst lush gardens as it marries the convenience of a town centre location with the peaceful feel of a countryside retreat.
The 200-year-old house has elegantly restored original features and contemporary twists of chic styling which make it a unique choice for weddings and meetings, special family occasions or informal lunches with friends. Each of the 26 bedrooms has been lovingly renovated with individual styles and character and the restaurants and function suite are widely acclaimed for dining with chefs using locally sourced high quality fresh seasonal produce.
Pamela sought assistance from Business Gateway Fife during COVID restrictions in 2021. Her business adviser, Samir Rhazali said: “Pamela has shown real determination and commitment to ensure that the business remains sustainable through these uncertain times. We were able to give her Expert Help to formulate a marketing strategy, signposted her to the Hospitality grant and gave her access to some workforce upskilling via Skills Development Scotland and she has since recruited two new apprentices.”
Pamela said on the latest developments to the hotel: “It was vital that we found ways to increase our viability and offering at Garvock House to combat the restrictions brought on by COVID-19. We are very grateful for the support that we have received through these challenging times. Our business ethos remains very much about providing the best customer service and quality in unique and beautiful surroundings to create the best possible experience for all our guests.”
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