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Buchan Braes Hotel

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Buchan Braes, Boddam, Peterhead AB42 3AR, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Peterhead
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Buchanan11 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arrived late as a single female traveller for a 2 night stay, I had stayed before so knew the set up of the hotel. Breakfast staff were a delight I'm sure it was Helen who was in charge and would do anything for you. No vegetarian sausage or haggis to offer which is disappointing of a hotel of this standard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Buchan Braes on business for one night. It has been transformed from an old officers mess. The quality of the room was excellent with good furnishings and a great standard of service. It was the small things that made the difference; sweets left on the pillows, a sewing kit and shoe shine in the dressing table drawers.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on - I believe - an old RAF site....hence the design and surrounding buildings. Very modern and tastefully decorated interior with spacious and spotlessly clean rooms. Meals in either the Lounge area or the 'Grill Room' - which is more expensive (but not excessively so) - are of a really decent standard. My ONLY grump would be the lack... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely NOT 4-star: the rooms or the restaurant. Although we book a table for 6:30, we weren't seated until after 7:00. Guests are not allowed into the restaurant until their food is out of the kitchen. Probably a way to force drink sales in the bar. And no hot water for showers this morning. Will never be back!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended my nephews wedding reception at Buchan Braes last night. The hotel is located just a few miles outside Peterhead. The reception staff were very welcoming and check in was fine. My room was on ground floor at the rear of the hotel which proved to be very quiet. Room and bed very comfortable, bathroom well equipped with a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is truly an unexpected hotel. It seems like a place out of the seventies in its atmosphere and decoration. But do not let it fool you. The food is excellent, the rooms very efficient and the staff pleasant and helpful. I recommend stopping there, even though Peterhead is not a great stopover.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I stayed at this hotel last night on business, when I arrived the staff were very attentive. I am not good with room on ground floor and reception staff were very good about moving me. Thank you for that. Room lovely and comfortable. Would say that the bathroom was rather small and the glass around the sink could be dangerous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very nice spacious rooms. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The area itself is away from peterhead but not too far. I used the conference facilities too and the service was great. Breakfast choices were adequate but the dinners weren't exceptional. highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went for lunch with a friend over the May holiday weekend, the hotel itself is very nice but the surrounding buildings are very shabby and off putting, our meal was nice but I felt there wasn't a lot of choice on the menu, the service was ok but felt it was expensive compared with other restaurants in the same... More 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have to say a review of this hotel based on its rather dreary surroundings would be unfair indeed. There are several derelict and abandoned buildings in the vicinity and this detracts from the actual quality and refinement of the hotel's interior. The architecture is not very nice either but inside you are in a different world. The fittings and... More 

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