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Douglas Arms Hotel

22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
Douglas Arms Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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ABERDOUR
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visit the Douglas every couple of years. My last visit I thought I had walked into the wrong building. It has been totally transformed from the former reasonably old style hotel / bar to what I can only describe as town centre trendy bar / dinner. It looks fantastic. It is light, airy, user friendly and just fab !... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here for one night. Room was comfortable ,Bathroom tidy and clean. Room could have done with good dust. But breakfast was excellent ,lots to choose from, service okey,we didn't have to wait and waitress very pleasant and helpful. Would stay here again.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have eaten here twice during our stay in Banchory. On both occasions we found the staff to be friendly and attentive and the food to be well cooked and imaginatively served. The chicken breasts stuffed with haggis and served with a whiskey and watercress sauce is particularly good. The servings have been very generous-unfortunately can't manage... More 

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off here for dinner on a trip to Aberdeen, and both had a burger. It was tasty and seemed to be good quality. However, the staff were rather brusque and dithered a lot. Service took a while, despite the restaurant being quiet. All in all, it was ok, but if I'm eating in Banchory again, will probably try... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stayed here, as where family members wedding was nearby was full. We booked the family room for myself my partner and our 7 year old. Arrived early and as we were told over the phone the room was not ready. Staff very pleasant and advised that bar would still be open if we returned before 1am. Staff showed us where... More 

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ayrshire scotland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I had a short stay here when working in the area. when I went into this hotel I was lost right away, and it had been a few years since my last visit, there was obviously renovations being done to the reception area but there was no notices to direct guests to check in, I stood in the bar area... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited today with my daughter for lunch . I had a ploughmans which was nice lovely bread let down slightly by the chutney, My daughter had homemade soup and a sandwich perfectly adequate for the price. My biggest problem with the visit was the heating in the bar area was not on. I had to put my jacket on! The... More 

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worcestershire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We haven't stayed here but eat quite regularly in the bar/bar lounge area. Service is always excellent, food great and the early bird specials, 2 courses for £9.99 and 3 courses for £11.99 are unbeatable value around Banchory. Definitely worth a visit.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Liked the look of Banchry so decided to stop on way home to Aberdeen. Only hotel with rooms available, check-in staff very helpful. Once we saw the room it went downhill, mattress looked like a futon on and bed appeared to be uncomfortable. We did try to change rooms but only a twin available and didn't want that. But wow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel many times and have never had a bad experience, when in Banchory I will always go here as they are friendly efficient and have always provided a great service Breakfast is top notch and the bar has local atmosphere

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