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The Commercial Hotel

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The Square, Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4TX, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal in the main. Starters and main courses were great however the profiteroles for pudding were disappointing with not much chocolate sauce and the sauce that was there tasted like a squeezy ice cream sauce instead of a proper home made dark chocolate sauce.

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

We had the pleasure of dinning here the night before a wedding in the village. The food and service was excellent and the staff were first class and very helpful. Well worth a visit even just to use the friendly bar and restaurant.. The hotel actually did the outside catering for the wedding in the village hall the following day... More 

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Highlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did some research prior to our short break on Dee-side and thought that the Commercial Hotel would be a good choice - and so it turned out. We had selected a superior room and this gave us plenty of space, a comfortable sofa and a view over the pleasant beer garden. The bed was comfortable and indeed everything about... More 

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cookiebev, Owner at The Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review, our staff work hard to ensure our visitors get the best experience from their stay. I'm puzzled however that you thought we had few local staff as all but one of our 15 staff are of Scottish nationality and all of them live within the village locale. As a family owned business we... More 

Borlange, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arraived at the hotel in the afternoon, and was met by friendly and very helpfull staff. A lady showed us the hotel room, which exceeded our expectations. We unpacked and went down to have some food. There was a dinner restuarant and a pub lounge, separated from the public pub. We choosed the pub lounge and was greated by... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was excellent and their attitude towards accepting dogs was brilliant. Waiting staff, particularly Mo, made the place really welcoming. Food 10 out of 10. At breakfast on day two we did need to ask for more coffee to be put in the pot as it was so weak it could hardly make the trip up the spout, next... More 

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cookiebev, Owner at The Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay with us but disappointed that we failed to uphold our usual high standards in the servicng of your room- the reason for which will be investigated with our housekeeper - but a call to reception would have fixed this quickly for you. As owner/managers living on site we are here 24/7... More 

Aberdeen UK
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Tarland for a birthday celebration and were looking for a comfortable hotel and a peaceful night's rest. The Commercial Hotel in Tarland fitted the bill perfectly. In addition there was an excellent breakfast awaiting for us in the morning. One can't always depend on such a good breakfast choice in a small country hotel especially when served... More 

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Ballater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stay there!!! The best folk in Aberdeenshire are in there. Best owners, best staff, best everything. Bev and Chris have done the most wonderful rennovation on this hotel and made it a "must stay" even if you are conducting business in Aberdeen. I would highly recommend, that, at the end of a long day, you drive back, through the most... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I stayed for two nights and were very happy with our stay. The staff are pleasant and very helpful. Our bedroom was comfortable and well furnished. Lovely choice of hot drinks in our room. My husband likes hot chocolate and was so happy to see the hotel supplied . We went to Malta in June and the... More 

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Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

. This small village has very little for the tourist though it’s a pleasant place for a brief one night stop as you have to stop somewhere. This hotel and bar had friendly service and a good breakfast. Unfortunately it still seemed stuck in old Scottish feeling of the public bar was a bastion for males and a near real... More 

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cookiebev, Owner at The Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay but perplexed that you feel there is little here for the tourist. I feel it is difficult to come to that conclusion when staying alone for one night, checking in at 4 pm and leaving after breakfast -this leaves really no time to explore the village and surrounding area. We are... More 

Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Booked a few days here en route up north, primarily because it accepted dogs (and got a good write up on Trip Advisor!) could quite happily have stayed longer. Although there is not too much to Tarland, it is an excellent base for forest walks and nearby villages of Ballater and Braemar. The hotel staff and facilities were second to... More 

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