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Douglas Arms Hotel

22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
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  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite simply perfect: comfortable room, cozy pub/restaurant, good hearty food, good beer, super friendly staff... I was in the area for a demanding trail run, and I was really happy to be able to experience such comfort, all in one place. I'll be back!

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really great food , menu has lots of choice and even states which dishes are GF which is important for me , Staff friendly and help . Really Worth a visit when in Banchory. Only visted the restaurant as we are locals. Not sure what the rooms are like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

food was very goos indeed and service first class with excellent value for money. Drinks were reasonable price and wine was excellent. I will definitely be back for a meal again soon. The new management team have worked very hard and their efforts have paid off.

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Glasgow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stayed here while attending a family wedding close by. On arrival the staff were very friendly however the accommodation is a disaster we unfortunately had to endure no heating or hot water for 2 days/nights and on check-out were offered no discount for the experience. The rooms are dated the beds uncomfortable, ill-fitting bed linen and the towels damp.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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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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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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