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Cluniebank Road, Braemar AB35 5ZP, Scotland
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Clunie Lodge Guest House
Ranked #9 of 11 Braemar B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We booked in for 2 nights as my partner had stayed previously. We weren't particularly concerned to find that it had changed hands - until we arrived.... Our room was dirty - the shower room was disgusting - they hadn't even attempted to clean the washbasin or floor. There was dust on everything - cobwebs in the window, rings marks... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We came here for one night on a short trip and were very pleased. First, it was the ONLY B&B for less than £100 pounds a night and as we had so many activities and sightseeing planned, we just wanted a place to rest our heads that night. We were pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous location and comfortable room, unlike... More

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Aalborg, Denmark
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Stayed here for one night in august 2013. A nice house with an interesting history. Clean room although the bathroom clearly needs a makeover. Also the bathtub is placed right underneath sloping walls which makes it impossible to take a shower. Not much pressure on the water either so it takes forever to fill the tub. Nice, clean and spacious... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We came here for two nights because of the good previous reviews on trip advisor. Unfortunately the owners changed about one year ago, and the least I can say is that they don't seem to be much interested in leading a B&B... To give a quick summary : - Very quick welcome, with the minimal informations - Room barely cleaned... More

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Ken M, Owner at Clunie Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

We have owned business for two yeard get that straight first. Most people leave very happy. Last time i checked the business sign it states Ben and Breakfast not laundry mat. Your shirts and socks were old and faded so don't know where your coming from like it was an amani suit. The house is clean daily and Susan takes... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

When I arrived I thought I was at the wrong place. A very beautiful old fashion house with a private drive. The room was very spacious. The owners are very nice and friendly. Ken is an american from Chicago (if I remember it well). I, one single person, had to pay 50 pounds for a double bed and the bathroom... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

I am quite surprised by the harshness of some if the reviews. I thought it had all the basic needs, cleaniness, quiet, confortable and welcoming. We saw our hosts in the morning having a bit of a chat and they were very helpful when our little one got sick. The house is quaint with beautiful views on the Highlands and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Had a lovely 3 night stay in March. We have stayed before with previous owners new owners have made several changes since taking over last April. Found Ken adn Susan very friendly breakfast was very good dispite what some of the other reviews say I will return next time we come to Braemar.

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Ken M, Owner at Clunie Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. Having purchased Clunie Lodge last April we inherited a beautiful house that keeps with tradition. It is hard to decide how far to modernize a traditional old Manse like Clunie Lodge. We did a lot of work over the winter getting new bedding and towels for some rooms. In addition doing some upgrades to... More

Leschenault. Western Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

What a disappointment. We booked this B&B back in April for 2 nights, as the reviews on Tripadvisor were very good. When we arrived, we were met by the owners daughter, shown to our room, which was up many flights of steps, and had a breakfast menu shoved under our nose. There was no orientation to the guest house -... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here over the Braemar Games Weekend. Very disappointing. Lovely location is spoiled by the tired and outdated interiors and linens. In addition the cooked breakfast is so far below standard as to be embarrassing. The black pudding was hard and obviously cooked well in advance or worse case yesterday. I should also mention the old cheap towels and... More

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Clunie Lodge was outstanding! The location, facilities and staff were excellent. The lodge is located just off the main street in Braemar with great views of the highlands and the immediate countryside. Great place to stay for any excursions in and around Braemar.

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Address: Cluniebank Road, Braemar AB35 5ZP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Braemar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Clunie Lodge Guest House Braemar, Scotland

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Clunie Lodge is a Victorian former manse full of period features with outstanding views of Glen Clunie and the Grampian Mountains. Situated in secluded grounds with private parking, the Lodge is only a few minutes stroll to the village of Braemar in the heart of Royal Deeside. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, woodland, castles, whisky distilleries and wildlife.The 5 tastefully decorated bedrooms all enjoy en-suite facilities or private bathrooms all equipped with LCD colour tv, hospitality tray, hairdryer and tourist information. All rooms have free WiFi access. The guest lounge is a lovely place to relax and unwind, with a welcoming cup of tea or coffee. Here you’ll find comprehensive tourist information to help you make the most of your stay as well as a good supply of magazines, books and board games for your use. We also provide a drying room for outdoor clothing.In the morning, enjoy a cooked Scottish breakfast made from local produce, served in the breakfast room overlooking the woods, where the red squirrels and wild birds will entertain you. Although peace and tranquillity are assured, Clunie Lodge is well located for leisure activities, with easy access to the Linn of Dee, Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar Distillery and the village of Crathie.ideally situated for walking, cycling, golf, skiing, shooting, fishing and of course sightseeing. Braemar has some of the finest mountain scenery anywhere in the country.Red deer and other wildlife await the serious hill walker, casual rambler or mountain biker and in the winter season, the ski slopes of Glenshee are nearby, with the Lecht and Aviemore within reasonable travelling distance.Packed lunches are available by prior arrangement. ... more   less 
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