We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 6 Aboyne B&Bs / inns

The Commercial Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   The Square, Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4TX, Scotland
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Commercial Hotel to your Saves list
The Commercial Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ranked #3 of 6 Aboyne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Loraine7 Watford, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (43)
  • Photos (2)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (6)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

43 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel ticked all the boxes for us. We stayed three nights as we were going to a family wedding in Aboyne. Our room was very comfortable and clean we slept exceptionally well, better than we do at home. The staff were unbelievably friendly so much so that Mo one of the staff lent me a coat to go to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went for a family meal as I recently moved into the local area and I was hoping for a regular place to go this however is not it. I had a fish pie and it was very expensive for a dish which was very poor - other meals ordered looked marginally better but nothing spectacular. On a positive note... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
cookiebev, Owner at The Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your meal and disappointed that you chose not to advise us of your opinion during your visit. My staff cannot recall any of your party showing any disappointment with their food. The dish mentioned, like all our dishes is made in-house using fresh ingredients, and remains a popular choice on our menu.... More

Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
15 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised with this one, I was just after a cheap hotel while working in the Aberdeen area. This turned out to be one of the better hotels that I have stayed in recently on business. The hotel was spotless though out. The bedroom was freshly painted with furniture without a mark on it. The bed was very new... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
cookiebev, Owner at The Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

many thanks John for your positive feedback - it's good to know my housekeepers are keeping up our high standards, I will pass your comments to them.Im sorry you struggled with the internet connection - most rooms have no problem but we are working with our provider to improve it and should have it sorted soon. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A1, 10 out of 10, says it all, food good drink good staff good service good, the girl who served me had just returned from T in the park after 4 days and was as cheery as could be although she must have been done in, this is my 3 rd stay and will be back, ps please fix tv... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
cookiebev, Owner at The Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks -always a joy to welcome back returning guests. New Tv and remote now installed in room 10 but thanks for your patience. More

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
52 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an inn/pub rather than a traditional B&B. The location is a long way from Aboyne and Tarland is just a small village. The room is a bit cramped but neat and tidy. The staff are pleasant but the breakfast was very average compared to proper B&Bs that only charge a little more. I wouldn't stay here again if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
cookiebev, Owner at The Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

our very first 3 out of 5 score in ten years and find the critic confusing - we don't advertise anywhere as a b&b - if one wants to stay in a traditional B&B why book a hotel? We also clearly state in our address and location that the hotel is Tarland, Aboyne however we have an Aboyne postcode and... More

Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stayed here for one night while on a business trip and it was very pleasant but althought this is advertised as being in Aboyne it is actually 5 miles outside Aboyne in a small village called Tarland. Wasnt a problem for me but be aware just in case you think you can wander into Aboyne. The hotel was just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
La Spezia, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

While I didn't get to stay as the hotel was already full, my family did, and I stayed up the road at the manse B and B. The commercial staff made our three day visit to Scotland all we imagined it could be- they were welcoming, informative, helpful and just lovely! Thank you! Great food and great staff!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Visting relative in the area this was our third stay at the Commercial and it just keeps getting better. Warm friendly welcome for all staff. Extensively refurbished the rooms are comfortable and clean. Restrauant has an extensive menu of good homecooked food. lot of different choices at breakfast as well with all taste catered for go tradational Scottish pordige and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The staff were cheerful, friendly & went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant & relaxing one. The prices were very reasonable, the food was good, the rooms were nicely furnished & the beds were comfortable. .

Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
36 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

From the outside this didn't look like much but as soon as you walk through front door you will not be disappointed and to cap it off the food served is top notch also so if looking to stay in this area I wouldn't go anywhere else

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Commercial Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Commercial Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Commercial Hotel

Address: The Square, Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4TX, Scotland
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aboyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Commercial Hotel 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Tingo, Otel and Venere so you can book your The Commercial Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Commercial Hotel Aboyne, Scotland

2 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (3)
Room/suite (2)
Bathroom (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Aboyne with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Commercial Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer