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Auld Kirk Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   31 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5RQ, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 19 Ballater B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Aberdeen
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend staying here if you are holidaying in Royal Deeside. We stayed for two nights recently when attending a wedding nearby. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was tastefully done and very comfortable. Great shower. Breakfasts were excellent - I don`t normally do cooked breakfasts but I really enjoyed my freshly cooked to... More

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United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely old kirk as the name suggests but tastefully renovated in a modern style. The two chaps who own the place couldn't have been nicer. It was a winter Sunday and only us and one other staying however they didn't stint on the breakfast buffet with a good selection of fruits yogurts etc. The cooked part of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a fantastic place to stay . The design and quality of the interior is 1st class . The service is refreshingly welcoming , and the quality and choice for breakfast is superb . 5 stars from me . Highly recommended .

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Superb staff - both the owners as restaurant staff was very friendly & helpful brilliant breakfast - high quality breakfast menu, including a full scottish breakfast great location - authentic building in beautiful town stunning surroundings - great walks and bike tours modern & comfortable rooms - high standards for beds and bathrooms All for a very reasonable price!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Was directed to this absolutely delightful B&B because I couldn't get a hotel in Aberdeen. I couldn't believe my luck ! The Auld Kirk is a converted church which has been finished to a very high standard. Almost everything you would expect from a higher class hotel is provided at a much more realistic cost. The staff were extremely attentive... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here last night as a break away from home , was lovely , very clean and comfortable . Breakfast was excellent . Very friendly welcome and great staff . We had tea at the Alexandra Hotel which was good value and huge portions . We hopefully will be back to visit both .

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed for 1 heavenly night at Auld Kirk, the room was perfect in every way with great views. the service and staff where brilliant then we had breakfast and wow what a breakfast we did not have to eat the rest of the day. Will be back keep up the good work up!!!!!!

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed once again for Victoria week at the Old Kirk, the room was perfect for our needs with a wonderful view. The service from the staff was second to none, they could not have done more to make our stay perfect. The central position of the hotel could not be better and easy walking distance for everything Ballater can... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Spent 1 night in Room 2. Room was very clean and nicely presented but we found a 'bug' on the pillow on turning down the bedclothes. Showed it to the owners who were ambivalent to say the least- "What would you like me to do about it" and "Well, it is summer and the windows were open earlier"!!! No apology... More

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PeterBallater, Owner at Auld Kirk Hotel, responded to this review

We believe this review is unfair and unreasonable. As it claims that the owners of the Auld Kirk have an ambivalent attitude towards their guests, we feel the need to respond. This lady appeared at reception in a state of significant agitation, late at night, together with her partner. She was holding a pillow with an insect trapped under a... More

teesdale vic aus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed April 2012 for one night with a group. Stunning accomodation. Our group booked 3 rooms on net months prior. No problems. Rooms were perfect, and the breakfast was the best of our stay in the UK. Ballater is a beautiful small town, beautiful pubs, great food and close to Balmoral. We cannot recomend Auld Kirk more highly. location in... More

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Also Known As:
Auld Kirk Hotel Ballater, Scotland
Address: 31 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5RQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Auld Kirk Hotel 4*
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