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13-15 Victoria Road, Ballater, AB35 5RA, United Kingdom – Show map
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Ski Storage, Ski School
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Skiing, Darts, Canoeing, Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Bicycle Rental, Evening Entertainment
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Nestled in 2 acres of private woodland in Cairngorms National Park, this family-run hotel offers free Wi-Fi, spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains, log fires, delightful dining and inviting...
Score from 124 reviews Good
Nestled within Cairngorms National Park, Schiehallion is a family-run guest house ideally placed for enjoying the local walking, cycling and skiing opportunities.
Score from 93 reviews Good
One of the oldest coaching inns to be found in Scotland, this hotel was built in 1432 and has played host to Jacobite leaders and even later, Queen Victoria.
Score from 269 reviews Review score
This former church has been tastefully converted, enabling retention of the original features. Auld Kirk Hotel is situated in the heart of picturesque Royal Deeside.
Score from 107 reviews Excellent
Hotel is in a great location for wandering around the village and surrounding walks.
The open fires and general relaxed atmosphere.
The location, the service, the restaurant food was stand out good, friendly staff, the common areas and the space to sit and relax
Our room (a standard one) was pretty dated as was the bathroom. In need of a refurb. But clean and comfortable.
The location which was very central and quiet The breakfast which was excellent The friendliness of the staff The beautiful lounge and dining room which were tastefully decorated and charming Excellent value for money at £84 for the room with breakfast
The bathroom was a bit old and tired and the bathroom door made a loud noise when you shut it! The bed was only a double, so a bit cramped
Downstairs hotel lounge, dining room and bar. Furnished in Scottish style, and comfortable. Soothing on the eye. When we asked for something to be addressed, service was good, except for food. Good hot water in room.
Hotel kitchen seems to close about 9pm. Breakfast was over by 1030am. Rooms and corridors to rooms were exactly like hoarding school. Pale green, no deco, no warmth. Room was cold (they knew we were arriving late) with night storage heater that needed a PhD to operate. Bathroom so small, so small. No chest of drawers. Had to ask for hairdryer.
Comfortable good sized room Good location Room warm enough Bar food very good
Proper shower over bath would be good Another rasher of bacon at breakfast would be good Main light in bedroom not working
The staff were wonderful. Due to the lack of taxis in the area they offered to drop us off to the wedding we were attending. They were always polite, friendly and nothing seemed too much trouble to them - such a shame the facilities didn't match up to the quality of staff.
massively overpriced for what you get, room are very basic, bathroom even worse, the water took an age to warm up and the shower was so small and old it was rather unpleasant. Generally if we hadn't paid over £100 a night, I wouldn't mind the basic standard of the rooms. If the cost was more like £70 a night I would have no issue. Also the food in the restaurant was again overpriced for what you got - presentation was nice, but food lack any taste.
I liked the old world interior of the dining room and lounge down stairs. The Traditional Scottish interior was very cosy. The reception also was very traditional in terms of architecture with dark wooden beams and tartans. The staff were helpful, the food very good, breakfast was served by a waiter/ waitress. Up stairs it is getting redecorated bit by bit. There was a kettle etc and tv in the room. The bathroom was old fashioned with lots of hot water.
There was no fridge in our room
Location great and staff very helpful
Rooms very dated and in need of a major upgrade.Hotel grossly understaffed especially in the dining room causing several guests to have been kept waiting in excess of thirty minutes before their order was taken
Bathroom is in need of an upgrade. No wifi in bedroom.
Menu pricing format relative to the double pricing structure leaves a rather sour in the mouth.
Location to Braemar Highland Games was good.
Grossly understaffed considering the Inn was fully booked for the Highland Games. Room rates were excessively inflated considering the poor state and cleanliness of the rooms. Parking was not available and guests were required to find a parking spot on the street and carry their luggage to the Inn. Reception was dysfunctional - often empty as the staff of 1 tried to sort out numerous issues raised by guests.
Friendly staff, good location, good food
Very small bathroom, hopeless shower, a bit pricey for what it was. Not as good as other Crerar hotels we've stayed in
Tiny bathroom. Squeeky floorboards.
Comfy warm beds,clean towels every day.hardworking friendly staff.extensive breakfast menu.central location ,just what we needed for our break.comfy lounge
No lift ,decor a little tired
The food and service in the restaurant was good and nice friendly staff
This was in no way four star accommodation, we were ut in a ground floor room which was so basic it was untrue, the wardrobe rail was broken so there was nowhere to hang any clothes, the hot and cold taps were back to front, you could only plug the kettle in if you stood it on the floor as the cable was so short, there was no hairdryer and on checking out I complained and said how disappointed I was, I was given the excuse that I should have been told before I was given the keys to my room that they were being refurbished !!!! I was told I would be contacted by the hotel manager and to this day I am still waiting. Would I recommend this hotel, certainly not !!!
Most attentive & friendly staff at mealtimes. Nice lounges
lack of attention to cleaning my room daily Expensive for quality of room.
Very good breakfast. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotel has a nice lounge area.
The lighting in the bar was not very cosy. I didn't feel I wanted to stay there long.
All the other issues
The location is excellent and I liked the atmosphere of the common areas.
Noise from passage and other rooms No lift No on-site parking Over priced
Facilities were OK, nice lobby and restaurant
staff slow, 30 minutes to get a cofee and 45 minutes to get cooked breakfast, confusions when paying etc.
Location Downstairs decor was lovely Front desk staff friendly
No shower in room!!! Had booked large suite and had a tiny room with old furniture Breakfast staff hadnt a clue - 20 minute wait for coffee - had to ask two different staff for butter - 10 minute wait - toast then cold
Excellent staff, the food in the restaurant was of good quality (freshly made). Good location to discover the Highlands.
The rooms were rather small and decor might be a bit dated. Good value for money (we booked last minute and it was the peak of the season - Lonach gathering)
Location was great. Staff were efficient and friendly.
felt it was over priced. Room was basic and appeared quite drab. I wish i hadnt dined in the restaurant. It was quite expensive and menu was limited. Perhaps a couple of more basic choices. I realised after i had eaten that there was fish and chips on offer but was never pointed out to me when menu was brought to me
Very noisy (water pipes, ventilation). Small rooms. No WiFi in the rooms. Very expensive for this lack of comfort. Takes advantage of the very limited number of hotels in the area
The staff in all areas of the hotel were very friendly and could not do enough to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. The waiting staff in particular were very helpful in both food and wine choice! The steaks (they were so good we had again on 2nd night of a two night stay) are the best I have ever tasted and cooked to perfection. I am usually very adventurous with my food choices but when steak is this good I couldn't see beyond it! Room was clean and well serviced during our stay. The reception staff were very well informed and helped with information requested. This hotel is well managed and we would stay again. The breakfast matched the high standards of the dinners had.
The only downside to this hotel is the antiquated shower system over the bath. It's the combined tap and Shower combo which worked well only after considerable adjustment of taps to get to a temperature that was comfortable. This then fluctuated in use (suspect other hotel guests showering may have been to blame!). Snoring neighbours could be heard through the walls reducing the score for sleep quality.
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