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Fife Arms Hotel

Mar Road, Braemar AB35 5YL, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014
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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 of 5 stars
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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked rooms at the Fyfe Arms Hotel in July 2014 for the Hogmanay Festivities and received confirmation of the booking and paid our deposits. We had been to the Hotel on two previous occassions and although it had seen better days we were satisfied with the accommodation and the food was great. It was always fully booked. In the... More 

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No shower for a start bath was so dirty staff could not speak English one of reception staff was grumpy place smelled so bad some food was terrible only thing was good was the entertainment in hotel cleanliness of this place was poor curtains wawas thick with dust wallpaper was falling off damp all over the walls as well

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Quindalup, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We visited the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar in July this year. It was old and quaint but quite clean and the food was excellent. We have a lovely room overlooking the town. The town itself is lovely and the people very friendly. New hotels in this area would not really fit in. Enjoyed our stay. John & Gail Laney

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We travelled with David urquhart with a lovely driver Mark,great trip up and checking in was fine and the open fire and lovely staircase is a welcome sight ..yes the hotel is tired but has the character .we were told it is closing but must say staff morale was very good due to the managaresss ,food was a good standard... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bus tour to this hotel £77 for 3 days. Hotel is old but clean and food was lovely. Entertainment at night left a lot to be desired but what do you expect for the money we paid. Waiting staff were excellent and done their best to please everyone which is not easy. All in all good for a cheap weekend... More 

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Peterlee, Co. Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

just returned from a holiday with a group of 44 friends from the Fife Arms with David Urquhart had a great time every one really enjoyed the Break great coach driver Neil nothing a bother The hotel is showing signs of its age and wear and tear the staff look after you well the reverse side is that the Hotel... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Having worked all over Europe and the USSR this has got to be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in FULL STOP........from the outside looks ok but don't go pass the door,the bedrooms are a joke and dinner well where do you start? The bedroom if that's what you call it was 10 foot by 8 foot and to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Me and my hubby booked in there for a 1 night stopover. Have not pre booked as we travelled in low season. Very welcome reception. Showed us 2 rooms. Amongst deciding we took an executive room. Very nice and spacious. Loved the decor and feeling of past times. Only down side was that there was no hot water. We thought... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Called into this traditional but up to date pub when in Braemar recently. Had everything you could need; good drink, fair prices and, crucially, friendly, helpful staff. Good surrounding and well worth popping into.

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31 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This Hotel looks very grand in a traditional Scottish way from the outside - but the grandeur has obviously faded a bit once you move inside. The location is fantastic, right in the centre of the National Park, but it is dated & old. We only stayed one night on our way through to Aberdeen so it wasn't a big... More 

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Address: Mar Road, Braemar AB35 5YL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Braemar
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Number of rooms: 84
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