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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5XA, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was fantastic and very reasonably priced. Our waitress Rachel was very helpful with the menu and her recommendation was thoroughly enjoyed. The only criticism was that the small restaurant was just too hot. There was no air conditioning and we had to ask for the door to be propped open. The staff themselves must really suffer. Perhaps it... More

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've just returned from a week stay at the lodges here and we had a great time. The lodges themselves seem to be undergoing a refurbishment - ours had a new bathroom, but my sister's bathroom was very dated. The lodges are well equipped and comfortable. The entertainment available within the lodge/tv/games is very handy as it is a bit... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

First let me start by saying we stay here all the time - we have two lodges, and regularly come up to stay in the suites (previously the hotel) or lodges outwith our timeshare dates. We LOVE Craigendarroch and Ballater itself. I just wanted to make that clear before proceeding. Now, the hotel has always had its issues, an element... More

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Boldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were a guest of the in-laws as they have a timeshare, and the place was lovely. We stayed in a two bedroom lodge, and there was acres of space. Lots of facilities in the lodge (full kitchen, with laundry facilities, spa bath, sauna, etc). The hotel facilities was excellent too. The pool was great for us with our baby... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We have a time share in one of the lodges..... the most relaxing place to holiday in Scotland. In the summer if its warm enough a dip in linn o dee is just Perfect! in the winter you can ski/snowboard at the nearby Glenshee centre. The hotel bar and restaurant have excellent staff (apart from the wierd older english one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Overall, a worthwhile place to stay. Right in the middle of all the Royal Deeside has to offer. The restaurant & have wifi internet, unlike the lodges. There is a comprehensive health club facility; attracting both paid local members & guests. The main hotel building has suites. For quietude, I prefer the lodge's condominium-style apartment rooms. Most units have good-... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Looking for a peaceful, relaxing couple of days here after Christmas festivities and got that here. Lodges currently being revamped (unfortunately ours hadn't been!) but it didn't spoil our holiday. Paid quick visit to hotel area - modern and restaurant/snack area looked inviting! Lots to see and do in surrounding area.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I've been coming here for well over a decade, every other year on average, for our Christmas week and whilst the location is still amazing, the overall feeling of the lodges and stay has diminished. Partly that's habituation but also Hilton haven't really invested in the lodges adequately. The carpets, bathrooms, sanitary-ware, furnishings are all pretty much as they were... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Having been a lodge owner for nearly 25 years I am disappointed that although money is gradually being spent to upgrade the lodges we seem to be at the end of the list. The master bedroom is comfortable but lacks extra comforts which you would expect. The en suite facilities are outdated,and the spa bath is never used as the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We own a lodge for the Christmas week and have been going to the hotel for 14 years. Ballater is beautiful, Royal Deeside is stunning and the reason we return every year. Over the past five years the hotel had become very tired and desperately needed an uplift. We were extremely impressed with the refurbishment of the Keiller bar and... More

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Also Known As:
Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel Ballater
Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel
Hilton Hotel Craigendarroch
Hilton Hotel Ballater
Hilton Ballater
Ballater Hilton
Hilton Grand Vacations Club At Craigendarroch Lodges Ballater, Scotland
Address: Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5XA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch is a beautiful resort in Royal Deeside. It boasts 32 newly developed luxury timeshare suites along with it's existing 99 lodges set within the grounds, the Keiller Brasserie and Lounge offering a fantastic range of frshly produced and local menu items, an indoor lagoon pool, LivingWell Health Club and The House Spa. The resort also includes indoor games room and squash court together with outdoor play park and tennis courts providing activities for all the family. The resort is perfectly located for walkers and hikers to take in the beautiful surrounding scenery. ... more   less 
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