Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater

Braemar Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5XA  show map
 3 stars
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Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid on-site parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Dining room

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The spectacular Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel offers an airy accommodation in the heart of Ballater. Built in 1891, the hotel is a combination of Victorian architecture and contemporary facilities.

This hotel is located in a ski area, 9.6 km from Crathie Church, Huntly Castle and Glamis Castle. The center of Ballater is 2 km away from the venue.

Occupying perfect location, the hotel lies close to a national park and a wildlife park.

Guests can reach Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel by car from Dyce airport in 55 minutes.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of Duplex Two-Bedroom Duplex Suite, Duplex Two-Bedroom Suite and Two Room Studio that come with bright décor as well as free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, ironing facilities, an in-room safe and a sitting area. Some rooms feature views over Cairngorms National Park and Dee Valley. Room facilities also include a microwave, an electric kettle and a dishwasher for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The onsite elegant restaurant entices with Caribbean dishes. Guests are welcome to the Alfresco bar to relax with a drink.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The property offers conference equipment and a business center for business guests staying at Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel.

Relax

Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel provides cribs, a play area and a game room for children. A gym, aerobics classes and a fitness center as well as lawn tennis, snooker and racquetball are available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   32.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Snowsports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Squash
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbeque grills
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater Ballater location
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Hotel Address:

Braemar Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5XA

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City Center
  • Ballater
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Dyce (ABZ)
    54.3 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    67.1 km
  • Bus stop
    10.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    32

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Rooms and availability

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Two Room Studio
Bed type: King-size bed
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
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Single room

Room facilities
    Studio
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
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    King Studio Room

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      Suite
      Bed type: Twin beds or 1 Single bed
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      Room facilities
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        Duplex Two-Bedroom Duplex Suite
        Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 99 m²
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        Two Bedroom Duplex Suite With Sofa Bed

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          Duplex Two-Bedroom Suite
          Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 99 m²
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          Double room

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater Ballater location
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            Hotel Address:

            Braemar Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5XA

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Ballater
              1.2 km
            Airports
            • Dyce (ABZ)
              54.3 km
            • Dundee (DND)
              67.1 km
            • Bus stop
              10.1 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  4 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of rooms:
              32

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBallaterHilton Craigendarroch

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            Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Larks Gallery - 900 m
            • Number Forty Six - 1.1 km
            • Mcewan Gallery - 1.4 km

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1.1 km

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Balmoral Castle - 10.1 km
            • Royal Lochnagar Distillery - 10.1 km

            Theaters

            • Bruce A Thomson - 10.5 km

            Local attractions

            • Crathie Church - 9.5 km
              Crathie and Braemar, Aberdeen
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  4 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  10 am
              • Year renovated:
                2008
              • Number of rooms:
                32

              Hotel Awards

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              3 stars
              47 km
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              4 stars
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              Hilton Craigendarroch Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hilton Craigendarroch

              Average guest rating

              7.6out of 10
              Fabulous
              Based on 21 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Group of friends
                5.8

                Breakfast was very good indeed, with plenty to choose from.

                I did not like the location of our room or the outlook. Unfortunately we were overlooking the backyard and dustbins and there was a generator under our window which was very noisy all night.

              • Older travelers
                6.6

                The views from a resonable sized bedroom & a very comfortable bed

                The check-in was very slow mainly due to people checking into the Lodges and there was little space to accommodate people. The hotel is looking tired and shows signs of lack of investment. Bedrooms not easy to get to and key did not work - had to return to reception to be told that only put the key in 3/4 and this should work- it did! Bathroom very small.Food did not live up to expectations and the smell of chlorine while eating was not conducive to a pleasant meal nor was sitting on banqueting seats at an unbalanced table

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Very Comfortable - easy dining at fair price - good food

                Waiters in Restaurants tended to rush around a bit

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                The food was of a very high quality and the staff very much in control

                The Spa was very busy and past its sell-by date. The staff were not interested.

              • Group of friends
                5.0

                We did not use the spa nor the swimming pool but if we had had the time, this would probably have been nice. The surrounding was fantastic.

                The location was a bit away from the village center. The beds was too hard. Totally impression is: Not value for the money.

              • Older travelers
                7.8

                Price and the fact that we had friends in one of the lodges.

                Chair in bedroom ripped upholtery

              • Couple
                9.0

                Comfortable Room,Excellent Dinner in Club restaurant,Good Leisure complex

              • Couple
                6.2

                Location

                The standard of food was unnaceptable, especially the buffet at the lochaber suite. the breakfast could have been much better and not what I would expect of the Hilton chain! The rooms were too small and very dated and not at all up to the standard I would expect for a Hilton. Overall I was not impressed at all with the Hilton Craigendarroch hotel. This hotel could be so much better as the location is absolutley perfect.

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                Restaurant was fabulous.

                Did not like that the spa was no longer open.

              • Couple
                7.4

                Overall trip was good with a couple of niggling issues. Wifi access cost 14.99 for 24 hours- this is a massive pet hate for me- if you spend money on a decent hotel wifi should be free as standard, the hotel has it anyway, it's a ridiculous hidden cost too many hotels seem to find acceptable. Stop treating your customers with contempt. 2nd , our tv was broken, not usually an issue but the weather was poor and it would have been nice to have a cosy night with a movie. Initially all tvs were down due to weather, then just ours was broken. No urgency at all to fix this and when it was fixed the quality was so poor we couldn't watch it anyway. Again a nighle which shouldn't be an issue in a decent hotel.

              • Couple
                6.2

                Good location for walking and hiking in the Cairngorms

                The bathroom in our room was moldy, damp and smelly and fairly grim and not something you'd expect from the look of the rest of the hotel and the price. Our double room was about half the size of the really spacious twin room we had booked for our friend for the same night.

              • Family with children
                6.2

                For the purposes of our visit it was a good choice.

                The hotel is in need of upgrading, the public areas are tired, carpets are worn, paint chipped and the bathroom in 46 was ridculously small. It was odd that our daughter was placed in a large room in the old part of the house when we were placed in the rather bunker like new wing. The Club House building design is odd, it does not make use of the views, the dark glass windows in Scotland in the middle of the winter does not work at all. Staffa t breakfast were very 'stressed'. The breakfast buffet at 9.30 was depleted of a number of things on both mornings so -food resourcing needs attention.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater Ballater location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Braemar Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5XA

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Ballater
                1.2 km
              Airports
              • Dyce (ABZ)
                54.3 km
              • Dundee (DND)
                67.1 km
              • Bus stop
                10.1 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  4 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  10 am
              • Year renovated:
                2008
              • Number of rooms:
                32

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBallaterHilton Craigendarroch

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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