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Glen Lui Hotel

14 Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5PP, Scotland
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Ranked #13 of 19 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014
Jaelre Chichester, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Bath, England
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The hotel has the old world charm of a bygone era.... even down to some of the elder residents wearing jacket and tie in the restaurant. However, the location is nearly perfect... out of the way a little from the village centre and main road, but overlooking a beautiful golf course which was deserted... such a shame it looked fantastic,... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My Partner and I stayed here in July for our wedding. We had the four poster suite which was comfortable and luxurious, the towels where gorgeous!! The view from our room was wonderful. GREAT food, excellent service. We're definitely going back!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hotel is run by a family business in which the staff are more than helpful. They make you feel that you are important and they treat you like a human-being. The food is excellent and the rooms are palacial. There is also a brilliant view from every room. My room afforded a panorama of an unspoilt plain leading to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We had stayed here last year on the same weekend, so were looking forward to our stay. The room was very basic but clean and comfortable. It was a bit dated and could probably do with a new shower as the seal was broken. The staff were all lovely and very welcoming, the breakfast (full Scottish) was lovely although my... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed here with a small tour group (13). Most of us were put in a motel-like structure outside the main house. There was no room for suitcases. Bed frame did damage to our shins. Mattresses were hard as a rock. Bath was very basic. Very little surface area to put things. Dinner was excellent and host was very personable.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Very comfortable accommodation, splendid food and drink, exceptional service, all in beautiful surroundings: a truly memorable stay in the heart of Deeside, which more than compensated for our experiences at the hotel we had stayed in the night before. We would certainly stay there again.

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Rickenbach, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

very cosy and charming. terrific surrounding, overlooking a golf course. Excellent Restaurant. The rooms are very clean, cosy and comfortable. The personal is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return to this lovely place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Glen Lui is an old favourite for our annual trip down Deeside on the bikes. The lodge rooms at the rear of the hotel are large and very comfortable, And the food is excellent. Make sure you have a dinner reservation, and enjoy their excellent presentation.

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Additional Information about Glen Lui Hotel

Also Known As:
Glen Lui Hotel Ballater, Scotland
Address: 14 Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5PP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #13 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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