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Banchory Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Banchory
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Stayed here for a short business trip due to a conference in Aberdeen taking up all hotel rooms. The more time you spend there the nicer you realise this place is.

The setting is idillic, full blown Scottish salmon river location and stunning grounds which are amazingly maintained.

The hotel itself drips with character from reception to the bedrooms. I was fortunate to have a room facing the river and left the window open to be lulled by the sound of the river.

Salmon leap in the river and we were blessed with brilliant weather and skies at sunrise and sunset which were stunning.

My colleague and I enjoyed an excellent meal in the huge bay window of the restaurant overlooking the river. Steaks were perfection as was service, wine and pretty much everything.

When you take into consideration the size and complex layout of the hotel, together with traditional nic nacs everywhere, they do a great job of keeping the place clean.

A bit of a hike to Aberdeen but I would use it again, just wish I'd brought my camera!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

My husband and I stayed here in July 2011. What A FIND. Old style hotel, bedrooms absolutely fabulous, decorated with old style furniture and four poster beds.Over looking the river with beautiful views and walks all round. An ideal place to relax. Food in resteraunt was also fabulous. Lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

My cousin and I were looking for an escape for a brief break and chose the Banchory Lodge. We couldnt have been happier, the setting is beautiful and as in the previous review we staying in room 23, with a fab outlook and stone patio outside the double doors to the room, which was huge.

Yes, the hotel is a little tired in places, but has bags of character, is clean and the beds were so comfy.

We had a wander up to town with the intention of eating out, but after looking around decided to go back to the hotel where we had the most delicious meal which was extremely reasonable and were sat by the window overlooking the river.

The best part of the hotel is Susan on reception, who always seems to be there. She cannot be more polite, cheery and helpful and is a real asset to the hotel.

We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

A beautiful lodge in the banks of the River Dee. The grounds are beautifully kept, the interior tastefully decorated with antiques. Staff attentive, and charming. Our dinner lasted nearly 4 hours. We relaxed in the lounge while our meal was prepared, & watched salmon jumping in the river Dee during dinner. The choices were varied....5 of us had different meals, & all were superb. The prices were reasonable for the choices. Beautiful china, linen & flowers & superb service. We enjoyed all 4 courses ( good portion sizes too), & retired to the lounge after for coffee & tea.
Highly recommended....even for dinner if staying elsewhere in Aberdeen

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

The Banchory, in a lovely setting on the shore of the river Dee, could not be better. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the service is friendly. Not to be missed is at least one meal, either in the dining room or in the room adjacent to the bar. The food is simple, and deliciously prepared. The accommodations are reasonably priced. If ever I am in the Banchory area, I will look forward to staying again at the Banchory Lodge.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

An excellent hotel with attentive and endearing staff. The rooms were very individually decorated and well serviced. Whatever room you get you won't be disappointed. The staff were very caring and attentive at all times. The food was excellent with plenty of choice and well presented. The outlook from our room was second to none (Room 23). The situation of the hotel couldn't be better. You think you are in the countryside not in a town. We will be back for a second visit.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Wonderful place to sit and have z drink. Bar food/snack food is excellent, however the restaurant food could be better for the price. A lovely location to sit on a summers evening and their afternoon tea and scones are amazing! Friendly staff who are always pleased to see you and who make you feel very welcome on every visit. The hotel is in need of a refurb but we love it all the same!!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Additional Information about Banchory Lodge

Address: Banchory Lodge Dee Street, Banchory AB31 5HS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banchory
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Banchory
Price Range: $117 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banchory Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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