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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just back from having an amazing evening in Douneside House. They have spent an awful lot of money with a really top quality refurbishment yet have lost none of the character of this terrific small hotel. I managed to sneak into a couple of rooms just in case I got lucky, bumped into the Head Housekeeper, Carolanne who opened a... More 

Thank DJWEdinburgh
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70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having read their article in Trend Magazine it was a perfect retreat to celebrate our friends up and coming "special" birthday. Beacuse there was 6 of us we booked the Gate Hous. Beautifully decorated cottage that slept all 6 of us very nicely. The wood burning stove in the living room is lovely. The main hotel is stunning and it... More 

1 Thank Donna72Aberdeen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time visiting Douneside after hearing good reviews from a friend - we were not disappointed. The location is lovely, perfect for a peaceful break. We enjoyed time in the health club swimming pool and visited nearby Braemar and some hiking trails. For dinner we had the 6 course tasting menu which was a real delight. My... More 

2 Thank Lucy B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove 30 miles to Douneside House for lunch today. The house is beautifully redecorated so we were surprised and disappointed to be shown into an undecorated room adjacent to the kitchen. There were only two couples for lunch but I was able to easily touch the two adjacent tables they were so close. The napkins were made of paper. I... More 

1 Thank Heather J
Greater London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place in a Beautiful setting, perfect for a romantic escape. The interior and attention to detail is outstanding & the service is first class. The food is fine dining, brilliant quality but portions are on the smaller side (so not the place if your starving; but maybe I just eat more than most) Its quality over quantity. Overall... More 

1 Thank snafu1989
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent weekend spent at Douneside House. Staff were very attentive and lots to do. Walk around the large gardens where they grow plenty veg for the kitchens. Swimming pool, sauna,steam room, gym, table tennis, putting, croquet. Excellent facilities. Food very high standard. Tragic story of the MacRobert family. There is a book that you can purchase written by a local... More 

Thank David S
Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have stopped at Douneside House on 5 occasions now and we have never been disappointed. This hotel is basically for HM Forces serving and retired however does now take civilians. Facilities include Gym and Swimming pool Sauna and games room plus loads of NT near by and excellent walks in this Beautiful part of Scotland. Rooms and choice of... More 

2 Thank Dave W
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing stay at Douneside House. We stayed in the Gatehouse Cottage which was so lovely and quaint. It's 3 ensuite bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and pristine with just the right balance of country cottage versus modern living. The cosy living room, complete with log burner, looks out over the amazingly picturesque grounds. We took the short walk up... More 

1 Thank Leanne H
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The story of the MacRoberts boys is tragic but the response of their mother was inspirational and this house delivers on her intent when she established the MacRoberts Trust. The hotel reopened in Summer 2016 after extensive refurbishment. The rooms are very comfortable, the staff are extremely attentive and friendly, and the food in the restaurant is superb. Douneside House... More 

1 Thank E5645LDjohnb
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Douneside house has undergone a major refurbishment over the last 18 months but the character of this wonderful place has not only be retained but improved in every respect. If you have never visited Douneside then put it on your 'to do list'. You will not be disappointed. Family friendly, spectacular location and scenery, 5-star cuisine, pool, sauna, steam room,... More 

2 Thank John737

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Douneside House is a truly special place. A calm and civilised retreat from a busy and hectic world, you can expect a warm welcome, fine dining and luxurious comfort in this most hospitable and unique Highland country house on Royal Deeside. Set in seventeen acres of landscaped gardens, Douneside House lies at the heart of The MacRobert Trust Estate in the Howe of Cromar by the Cairngorms National Park. Douneside is an excellent centre from which to explore the North East Highlands of Scotland and to take part in traditional sporting activities such as fishing and stalking, hill walking and ski-ing. The Douneside Health Club is fully equipped with a 18 station fitness suite, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for the use of our guests. Outside we have an all-weather tennis court and croquet, badminton and putting on our splendid 2 acre lawn. There's plenty to do without leaving Douneside House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Douneside House

Address: Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4UL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aboyne
Price Range: ₹ 12,227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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Douneside House Aboyne, Scotland
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“Best views are at the front of the house”
 of 5 bubbles 789davew, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“very few of the rooms have a bath so ask for one and book well in advance if you want one.”
 of 5 bubbles E5645LDjohnb, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 6. Fantastic views. Lovely bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles lindsayburnett001, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 4 and 6 have best views”
 of 5 bubbles moyreenw, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All will be good.”
 of 5 bubbles petersN2134AJ, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
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