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Darroch Learg

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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
  • 2 weeks ago
    “Open?”
  • 5 Jan 2015
    “Fabulous!”
56 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5UX Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Pool
Fitness centre
Business Centre
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is it open or not? Cannot find any information about hotel or restaurant. Used to be a wonderful place for a special meal. No information available as far as I can tell when it will reopen after the devastating fire.

6  Thank Marian B
Reviewed 5 January 2015

If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable place to stay while in Ballater, this is it! The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food is incredible! You will be provided with a full breakfast in the morning with delicious coffee, choice of cereals, fruit,...More

Thank B P
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Nigel and Fiona and there wonderful staff (including the ever-patient Kevin) made our stay with them wonderful. The room was comfortable, clean, had a lovely view, and was quiet. The food was fantastic. It was only a short walk down into town for shopping, and...More

2  Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Don't be put off by the reception area which is pretty dire.However the reception by the staff is warm & friendly.The food is excellent & this alone is worth a visit. Nigel & Fiona Franks also run a good cafe in the old railway station...More

Thank ray E
Reviewed 18 September 2014

If a visit to Scotland is on your agenda then the Darroch Learg in Ballater on the River Dee is a must on your list. A warm welcome by owners Fiona and Nigel with a cup of tea and a piece of shortbread was the...More

1  Thank Anthony W
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About
Description
CLOSED FOR MAJOR RENOVATION A Highland Retreat based on the edge of Ballater in the heart of Royal Deeside. Numerous activities from walking to rock climbing can be organised along with exclusive visits to nearby More Balmoral Castle. In the evening guests may enjoy dinner prepared by the 2005 winner of Scotland's Hotel Chef of the Year. This is complimented by the best wine list in Scotland.(as named by The UK Top 100 Restaurant Wine Lists). Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel class
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$ 117 - US$ 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Darroch Learg Hotel Ballater
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Darroch Learg Ballater, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Hotel class
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$ 117 - US$ 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Darroch Learg Hotel Ballater
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Darroch Learg Ballater, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
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"Any room here will be wonderful!"
346bp
5 Jan 2015
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"The upper floors have wonderful views, but no wifi signal, although there are two very pleasant public..."
719natashah
17 Oct 2014
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"Avoid the rooms at the top of the hotel.as theres a bit of a pull up 2 flights of stairs"
rayE344
6 Oct 2014
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"We had Room 1, Balmoral, with its own balcony on which to enjoy the sunshine."
AnthonyW329
18 Sep 2014
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