We receive comments from guests either directly to our e-mail address or sometimes (for those visitors who booked through the booking site we use) via FreeToBook. The latter include scores out of five for location, cleanliness, facilities and service/staff. All of these reviews are now too numerous to list on just one page of this website, so we’ve collected them together and made them available as separate documents. Click on the following links for our Direct Reviews or our FreeToBook Reviews.

If you’d just prefer a quick taste of what previous guests have said about us here are a few excerpts from the feedback we’ve received over the last few years of welcoming guests to East Lodge:

∗ “Had a wonderful comfortable three-night stay at East Lodge, a home from home with everything we needed and more… Ian was super helpful, and I am planning another trip.”

 “Spacious lodge set in a beautiful town park… Thoroughly recommend this place.”

 “East Lodge is like a home from home. We had a wonderful four-night stay…and loved every minute.  The attention to detail really impressed us. The communication from Ian was superb, and the welcome treat for us and our dog was a lovely touch.”

“East lodge is the perfect place for a holiday in the area. I’ve already recommended it to friends and family. Great facilities, perfect location. 11/10!!!”

 “We would highly recommend it, but try to book two weeks instead of one as you won't want to leave.”

“East Lodge is one of the most dog-friendly cottages we have stayed in...beautifully decorated and furnished – a real ‘home from home’. 5 stars!”

 “Thank you for a lovely stay. Would highly recommend and use again if in the area. 10/10. :-)”

 “Thank you for a wonderful stay!”

 “We have been to many cottages/gîtes in the UK and France as we don't do hotels and East Lodge is unequivocally the best we have come across.”

 “What a fantastic find: well-equipped, perfect location and everything we needed (and for the dog too). A warm welcome and a cosy cottage. We shall return.”

 “I can see us having an annual trip to East Lodge to recharge the batteries, and would encourage others to do the same!”

 “Highly recommended – Ian could not be more helpful and friendly.”

 “Really enjoyed our stay at East Lodge cottage – what a great find! Great location, plus having park right outside was an added bonus.”

 “The cottage was the perfect place to stay and we cannot think of any improvements. It was very welcoming and the fruit and doggy treats very generous.”

 “East Lodge was such a great find. We stay in holiday cottages in Scotland frequently, but rarely have we found such a well-equipped, comfortable and welcoming property. Ian was just so helpful; the cottage has everything you could want and more besides. We will certainly be recommending East Lodge! Thank you, Ian, for being a lovely host. We will be back for sure.”

 “Absolutely delightful stay in this lovely property.”

 “East Lodge is a gem. What a find! Everything about it is just wonderful. The interior, the location, the area, the proprietors. It is the most beautiful and best self-catering accommodation I have ever stayed in. Top notch all round!”

 “So pleased we found this, and we will definitely be back.”

 “We were really impressed with everything about East Lodge. The location is perfect in the lovely Grant Park and it's just a short walk to peaceful woodlands and the amazing views from the top of Cluny Hill and Nelson's Tower.”

 "We arrived at East Lodge, Forres half expecting it to look nothing like the photo, but it is exactly like that, if not better! Cannot recommend East Lodge highly enough; we will definitely return.”

 “Due to the property being on one level with parking to the rear this is an ideal property for people with limited mobility. Highly recommend and will be back.”

 “One of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in – I even took note of the brand of pillow for my own bed at home! A rare treat waking up to a backdrop of this beautiful park. Would definitely stay here again!”

 “East Lodge is very comfortable, and it is not every holiday place that comes with a park and woods attached!”

 “Thanks for a lovely stay, we would definitely recommend to others! Thanks also for the well-stocked condiments/fresh fruit/tea/coffee and biscuits – those touches really make a difference. It was great to find the lodge was clean, well equipped and freshly decorated, and the bed was very comfortable. We really didn't need for anything.”

 “East Lodge is the perfect retreat after a day enjoying the glorious countryside of Moray which is, literally, right on your doorstep.