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Darroch Learg

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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 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).
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Free parking
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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We had a wonderful stay in September 2018 and plan to return in April 2019. Fiona and Nigel were as welcoming as ever and the rooms have been updated but still retain their charm. Bathrooms are state of the art and there is now a lift. We didn't have dinner in the hotel but are
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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.
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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, juices and a choice
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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 easy hikes up the
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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 in Ballater,well worth a visit
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3rd floor room
"Any room here will be wonderful!"
"The upper floors have wonderful views, but no wifi signal, although there are two very pleasant public rooms downstairs with clear signals and very comfortable seating."
"Avoid the rooms at the top of the hotel.as theres a bit of a pull up 2 flights of stairs"
"We had Room 1, Balmoral, with its own balcony on which to enjoy the sunshine."
"Ask for a view room and make sure to make a dinner reservation"
darroch learg hotel ballater
United KingdomScotlandBallater
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