Our family of 4 stayed at the beginning of July for 4 nights. The room was clean and spacious, with the kids bunk beds in their own little niche, creating a little bit of privacy at night. The TV picture was snowy at all times, so that could be improved. The food was good overall, particularly the breakfast. It's fair to say that service at evening meals could be slow - one night we had to wait 45 minutes for our main course. The pools were excellent, with the kids pool being considerably warmer than the adults pool. Our kids attended a couple of the hotel activities - cookie decorating (small extra charge for this) and a magician, and they were both good fun. All staff were very friendly and helpful.
Ballater is a beautiful location. The town centre has several nice shops and cafes, and is an ideal base for whisky fans as there are a number of distilleries in the immediate area. Wildlife was interesting too - on our travels we saw a few red deer, a hare and a bee beetle (look it up!).
Overall we'd definitely consider returning here to explore the surrounding areas in more detail.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch is a beautiful resort in Royal Deeside. It boasts 32 newly developed luxury timeshare suites along with it's existing 99 lodges set within the grounds, the Keiller Brasserie and Lounge offering a fantastic range of frshly produced and local menu items, an indoor lagoon pool, LivingWell Health Club and The House Spa. The resort also includes indoor games room and squash court together with outdoor play park and tennis courts providing activities for all the family. The resort is perfectly located for walkers and hikers to take in the beautiful surrounding scenery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel Ballater
- Hilton Hotel Craigendarroch
- Hilton Hotel Ballater
- Hilton Ballater
- Ballater Hilton
- Hilton Grand Vacations Club At Craigendarroch Lodges Ballater, Scotland