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Glen Lui Hotel

14 Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5PP, Scotland
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Ranked #13 of 18 Ballater B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Alan G Forres, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Forres, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only had one night in the hotel but would have enjoyed more! The staff were excellent, the food was excellent. Only minor gripe - "superior" double room was a bit of an exaggeration! Still, that didn't spoil our stay one bit. Many thanks. Alan & Jean, Forres

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed for one night with a friend but will go back for longer with my husband. Excellent service, all staff very helpful especially Murray. Fabulous food at both dinner and breakfast - best smoked salmon and scrambled eggs I have had. Can definitely recommend. Very close to Balmoral

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came upon this charming country hotel set on the outskirts of Ballater overlooking the golf course. We stayed in a chalet which was perfect for us and the dog with access to the gardens and golf course. Dinner was very good but the PG was a bit pricey. Service at dinner was excellent although there was a small hic-cup at... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have just returned from a one night stay at the Glen Lui Hotel. We were in a chalet as the hotel was fully booked out. We were welcomed and shown to our chalet and the young man very kindly suggested my husband take his car to outside the chalet. There was a decked area on the... More

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We booked here as it is near Balmoral. The reception was very welcoming but the hotel is rather fired. The room we were shown was very small with a tiny shower room. We asked for a larger room and were upgraded for £20. This room was bigger and had a much better bathroom. The food in the restaurant was excellent.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Pleasant stay, food really good, Bed comfortable, decent wifi connection & pleasant welcome. Staff always helpful & hotel is in a quiet area of Ballater so a peaceful sleep is guaranteed. Only down side is that room I was staying in could do with a make over.. bring it up to date. apart from that.. not bad at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed here on a work trip last week and thoroughly recommend it. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, particularly Murray, who runs the hotel with his parents. From the moment of booking to the morning I left, nothing was too much trouble. There was a homely atmosphere that you don't always find.

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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Glen Lui is an older small hotel. We stayed in room 11. Good size twin room with basic amenities. The TV was tiny and at least 20 years old. Tricky to operate and we needed binoculars to see the picture. We booked the hotel based on the dining room reviews but were dismayed to find on check in that... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My family and I spent two nights at the Glen Lui Hotel. We had to leave the car, and walk minutes (with our luggage), through the snow! We missed supper, as the kitchen closes around 9.00pm. The staff very hospitable , and brought a tray with soup, to our room - hugely welcome. We stayed in Room 5. Our son... More

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Odense, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The property consists of a main building and a separate wooden annex around the backside of the main building. It is your typical older scottish building, which is to say nice in an old way and with the features that follow from belonging to an earlier age (or bygone era as another reviewer terms it) The wooden annex is a... More

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Address: 14 Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5PP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
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