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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 #10 of 16 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Auld Kirk is certainly good and the breakfast is excellent but it is not cheap and we were disappointed to find that they had decided to stop running the restauarant for dinner (the current Lonely Planet guide still says it is " a 6 bedroom restaurant with rooms").

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed at the Auld Kirk hotel as Ballater is in a good place to access the Braemar Gathering. The hotel itself is a few minutes walk from Ballater town centre which is great to mooch around. The room was a good size and the bed really comfy. Everyone that we came into contact with was so helpful and the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed here recently for just one night. The situation of the Auld Kirk is quiet but very convenient, just a few minutes walk from the centre of Ballater. The room was very comfortable and could not be faulted for cleanliness. The ensuite was a good size, and the shower had great pressure. The breakfast was really excellent - lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed there for 2 knights and it was a very good experience. The church was rebuilth with new bathrooms and very decorative and design rooms. Food was excellenet and the service was outstanding. Best regards Morten Lie

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed here for two nights on 20/06/2014 and after trawling through all the B&Bs, we chose The Auld Kirk based on the reviews and the quirkiness of the building. We were not disappointed! We received a warm welcome from Peter who showed us our room and gave us the lowdown on the amenities. Fantastic room, very comfortable - the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Visited in March with friends for a couple of nights. Had a very comfortable stay and would certainly recommend. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The old kirk has been very well renovated and is a credit to the owners.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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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19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Address: 31 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5RQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Auld Kirk Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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