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Loch Kinord Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ballater Road | Royal Deeside, Dinnet, Ballater AB34 5LW, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Dinnet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel for its location and description as relaxing and friendly. We arrived early and were helpfully informed of a nearby walk around a loch which we took and thoroughly enjoyed. This was followed, after check-in, by a delicious evening meal of excellent quality. The hotel sells itself on being traditional, and has features such as tartan on... More

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Wormit Newport On Tay
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the better ones, staff friendly, food top rate as was the service also dog friendly rooms with private balconies. Okay very near a busy road so you do ge traffic noise but can you get everything in one location, this family run hotel ticks so many boxes I would certainley recomend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a hotel for walkers, with trails to loch and in woods in Cairngorm National Park. The staff are the friendliest we have encountered in the U.K. Even volunteered to do our wash. The dinner and breakfast were very good. The rooms in the main building have nice individual balconies. There are also very attractive wooden cottages for families.

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40 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

After reading the web site and reviews we booked here expecting a great experience. Initially very surprised to find the hotel fronting a main road. We gained impression from website etc that it was in the countryside! On arrival a sign on door said hotel closed for private function. We walked into a wedding party getting very boisterous Reception a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fantastic hotel. Great staff, great attention, great dinner and breakfast and very comfortable room and bed. Good shower!! Staff and owner, Andrew can't do enough to make your stay very comfortable. Very pleasant Hungarian chap makes everyone welcome and anticipates your every need as do the other staff. Andrew the owner is on hand to ensure the smooth running of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Popped in here for a spot of lunch as we were holidaying nearby and wanted to see what was going on all about us. Ambience nice, staff friendly and the food good. Nice looking hotel from the road and inside it has an authentic old type feel to it. However - £35 for 2 sandwhiches, 9 chips, a can of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Excellent menu at very reasonable prices (Two courses plus Coffee for £25). Attractive dining ambience, attentive service and a great meal. Having eaten in at least 10 restaurants in the area, this was easily the best dining experience in the Ballater - Aboyne area. Recommend booking to avoid disappointment. Next time, we'll stay the night and enjoy the comprehensive wine... More

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had a one night stay at the hotel with the wife and the dog, staff was very helpful asked them to get flowers and chocs in the room at the last minute, the staff did very well to get them before we arrived. Room was clean and tidy and the bed was comfortable got a good nights sleep. Had dinner... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a great hotel in a fantastic location. Friendly staff and excellent food. The rooms are amazing. I went to a function with work and the atmosphere was brilliant. The rural location adds to the atmosphere too. I recommend this hotel 100%.

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Fife, Scotland
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had a one night break with husband and 2 dogs - really easy and enjoyable. Lovely outside area to sit and look at the small garden in the evening sun. Dinner was very good - set price, good choice and very tasty. Dogs are allowed in bar, so we retired there after dinner with our wine. Very relaxed friendly feel... More

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Address: Ballater Road | Royal Deeside, Dinnet, Ballater AB34 5LW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater > Dinnet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Loch Kinord Hotel 3*
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Set in the heart of Royal Deeside making an ideal location for many sporting & tourist activities in the area including Balmoral Castle, whiskey distillery, Cairngorm National Park and Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve on the doorstep. Great food, fine wine and Malt Whiskey to enjoy in front of real fires. Family owned and run country house hotel so you can be sure of a warm welcome and attentive service. ... more   less 
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