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    Douneside House

    | Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4UL, Scotland
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          Free Wifi
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          A TripAdvisor Member
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          Reviewed yesterday via mobile

          Lovely place. A hidden gem not yet discovered by the masses. Nothing could have prepared us for the absolute beauty of this location and house. The food and service was amazing too. Going to book to come back for the weekend.

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          Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

          After reading previous reviews, my expectations were high and thankfully Douneside House did not disappoint. The setting is stunning, the service was superb and the food was by far the best meal I've eaten in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire. It's in a different league to any of the...More

          1  Thank rumbles
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          This beautiful hotel is set in stunning grounds, with incredible views. The staff are warm and friendly. We had a standard room but it was far from standard, smaller than other rooms but was very comfortable. We used the newly refurbished leisure facilities, all excellent....More

          1  Thank Jockette67
          Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 1 week ago

          We're delighted with your review, it's fantastic to hear we provided one of the best fine dining experiences you've had - I'll certainly pass your comments onto our restaurant and kitchen team. That is one of my favourite walks too, it is a bit of...More

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

          Took my wife here for a birthday surprise. Found out about Douneside after reading a colleagues post on FB. What a find. Really beautiful and little known. Yet...Aberdeenshire has a hidden gem. Really interesting history, brilliant restaurant and staff so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

          1  Thank David M M
          Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 1 week ago

          Thank you so much for your review, I'm delighted to hear you and your wife enjoyed her birthday surprise. I look forward to welcoming you both back to Douneside soon. Best wishes, Marcel

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

          Stayed here the night before my wedding . Stayed in a big cottage that sleeps 6. Place was stunning and the fitness and leisure area was a big bonus. The only let down was the service it was hard to find any staff to help...More

          1  Thank Curtis N
          Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 1 week ago

          Thank you so much for your review and it was our pleasure to have you staying with us the night before your big day. I am, however, sorry to hear you couldn't find staff at certain points. We have a buzzer located in the reception...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Room Service
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Conference Facilities
          • Room Service
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Tennis Court
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$ 179 - US$ 367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Suites ,
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 28
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          • Scotland >
          • Aberdeenshire >
          • Aboyne
          • Also Known As
          • Douneside House Aboyne, Scotland
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          Hotel & Grounds (84)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          CaroleLed
          Are dogs allowed in the hotel? Are they restricted to non public areas?
          3 February 2017|
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          Response from douneside | Property representative |
          Many thanks for your enquiry. Dogs are most welcome in our apartments and cottages but they aren't allowed in the main hotel building or bedrooms. There is a vast network of footpaths and trails from our doorstep - perfect... More
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          "We had room 14 which had a nice private terraced area"
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          "Rooms at the front of the hotel."
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          "We have not booked a stay yet, used the restaurant and gardens only."
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          "Ask for a room with a view of the front"
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