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The Commercial Hotel

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The Square, Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4TX, Scotland
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Aboyne, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we live in aboyne but few places there to eat so decided to try the commercial. The menu was varied and we were delighted with our choices . The restaurant and bar (where we chose to eat ) had definitely had a make over since I visited a while ago. It was modern and bright and welcoming. The staff were... More 

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Scotland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely hotel situated in a quiet village, I was concerned when I booked it as we didn't know anything about Tarland or the hotel but there was no need to worry as soon as we stepped into the front door we were made welcome by a young chap who booked us in and showed us to our room (5) which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for 1 Night and was pleasantly surprised. First look at the building it just looks like your average pub, then you walk inside and see the resturant, your room, the bar, it totally transforms your perception of the hotel. I was greeted by a lovely young girl called Stephanie, who showed me up to my room and... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Commercial Hotel whilst traveling around Scotland. The room was spotlessly clean with an extremely high standard of decor, not to mention a really comfy bed! After studying the extensive and varied menu I decided to eat in the restaurant which again was beautifully decorated. The food was absolutely superb freshly cooked well presented, with ample portions... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in the Commercial Hotel three times for business, every time the rooms have been absolutely immaculate, beautifully decorated and clean and time, I really nice feel. I recently ventured into the restaurant and was incredibly dissatisfied. My meal, the fish stew appeared to be microwaved and was overcooked beyond saving, I was nog the only one of... More 

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

We are disappointed that your meal experience was not as you would have liked. It is also a shame that as a previous guest who has dined with us before, presumably happy on those occasions, you did not advise us of your concerns during your meal or stay. As you will see from previous reviews here, it is very rare... More 

Dinnet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not been for a while but the food was as good as always good portions hot and freshly cooked little waiting time very friendly staff. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable will be back to eat there again soon I am sure. Excellent varied menu to choose from

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never experienced such delight before on a business trip. The food was out of this world I have never tasted such divine cuisine. The Scallops were cooked to perfection, hats off to the chef. I felt very welcomed by the staff, in particularly a beautiful young lady called Stephanie. She made me feel like I was at home.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went for some food before a party in the area. The food was absolutely fantastic! One of there best meals I've eaten out. The service was good and the value was spot on. I would recommend a visit to anyone in the area for any reason. Fantastic food. Will definitely be back.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

This is restaurant review only. Bar staff friendly and very welcoming, food excellent, always served hot and good portions. Restaurant decor of a high standard & I understand guest rooms are equally good. Bar is bright and airy with a smokers area out back.

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Fife, Scotland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The hotel doesn't look that attractive from the outside and the only reason we ended up in Tarland was because we couldn't find accommodation in Ballater. As it turned out we were very glad we found the Commercial Hotel. Our room was large and tastefully decorated and had many extras that you might expect to find in a 5 star... More 

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