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Fife Arms Hotel

Mar Road, Braemar AB35 5YL, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Braemar
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I have just returned from this hotel. After booking one of there executive rooms we were excepting a pleasant and quite weekend in a remote highland village but what we got couldn't be further from that. On arriving at the hotel we had a warm welcome and because we were late we ask if we could get... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very traditional hotel that aims to emphasise its Scottishness. The room was spacious with older furniture in keeping with the hotel and had a view to the gardens. While the hotel is a bit tired it was still an enjoyable stay including the music at night. However, the young breakfast staff could do with a bit of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have just come back from two nights at this hotel, for the money we paid we got a basic but clean room. Breakfast and dinner was really really nice. All the staff are welcoming and polite too. The hotel is tired and would look much better with an upgrade! Perfect location too. Would go again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My parents recently had the misfortune of staying at this hotel. Threadbare carpets, peeling wallpaper, a dirty valence, broken windows, ceiling paper held up by staples, the list goes on! It's insulting that this hotel takes money, it's past tired - it's dead!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They say you get what you pay for, well maybe in some areas of this hotel, certainley not the rooms. Could not accept the first room we were given, accepted the second one but only just. So in need of a major refurbishment. Used by coach tours so a busy hotel, excellent location with stunning surounding areas. Cannot complain about... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel with a David Urquhart tour, to Balmoral Castle and Aberdeen. For what we paid it was excellent value. We upgraded to a superior room, which was in need of some refurbishment, we ignored the threadbare carpets, however the room was a good size, single beds and bedding very clean and comfortable, fluffy towels which were changed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are doing their best. The chef(s) are doing their best.The food was good and sufficient.The management are efficient. The owner(s) are responsible for ancient furniture and furnishings and carpet that was more hessian backing than pile.

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Arboath, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel the night before arriving as a day-away treat for myself and my daughter. The receptionist on arrival wasn't very welcoming, not even a hello or a smile. I paid for the room and we went up the lovely staircase, covered with a faded and dated carpet to our room. I was very disappointed when we got... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a positive note, the staff in this hotel work very hard and were very pleasant. However, there are many negatives. I was part of a David Urquart Braemar bus trip and on arrival my friend and I were allocated a room on the 3rd floor - unbelievable! Without going into to too much detail, the carpet was filthy and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the Fife Arms for a two night dinner bed and breakfast break in July,we were well looked after by front of house Sara, who could not do enough to help us with all our needs. This hotel is a great location to visit surrounding areas

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Address: Mar Road, Braemar AB35 5YL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Braemar
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Welcome to the Fife Arms, In the stunning village of Braemar, now under new management of Steven Turton with over 20 years experience in the trade. The fife Arms is owned by Harts Hotels group, orginally called "Hunters Fife Arms", and built by the Duke of Fife, in the 19th century. The hotel is on the door step to Balmoral Castle, just 9 miles down the road!, glen shee, ski centre is also near by for those who love the winter sports. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU! ... more   less 
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