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Fife Arms Hotel

Mar Road, Braemar AB35 5YL, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
David S Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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    4.5 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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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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bonnybridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a three day break with David Urquhart. Hotel was very clean and the food was excellent. Great choice and plentiful. Staff were all so helpful and pleasant and assistant manager Barry was always around with a cheery acknowledgement and a pleasant word. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Gilian M, Manager at Fife Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write your review. I was pleased that you had enjoyed your stay and felt welcomed. We are very fortunate to have a great team of hard working staff and Barry is certainly an asset to this with his enthusiasm and commitment to customer care. Regards, Gil McHugh More

Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this hotel on a 5 day 4 night bus holiday with David Urquhart Travel. Great value. Hotel is first class. Room was exceptionally clean as were the bedding and the towels. Room was cleaned every day. We stayed on a half board basis. Plenty to chose from for breakfast, caters for all taste including vegetarian. Evening meals, you... More

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Gilian M, Manager at Fife Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear June, May I first of all thank you for taking the trouble to write a review on tripadvisor. I was delighted to hear that you had enjoyed your stay with us and especially pleased to hear that the hard work put in by the team here at Fife Arms enhanced your enjoyment. It is fair to say that we... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked as part of a group of 12 for a weekend at the Fife Arms in Braemar without reading reviews. I was really worried when I saw what had been written on tripadvisor about our weekend but my fears were completely unfounded. A warm welcome awaited us from the staff and our rooms where cosy, clean and comfortable. All... More

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Gilian M, General Manager at Fife Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the positive feedback. I was delighted to hear that you and your party had enjoyed your stay with us. It is very true what you say that we do receive some negative feedback which of course is welcomed by us when it is constructive. The many,many compliments I receive far outweigh the negatives and I... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights, traveled with David Urquhart. The room we stayed was spotless,the hot water was always hot, plenty of tea and coffee. The panaramic view from window was out of this world. The food was also excellent and good choices and the staff were very pleasant. All in all a very pleasnt stay. I would recommend this hotel... More

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Gilian M, Manager at Fife Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write your review. I was absolutely delighted that you had enjoyed your stay with us and I will be sure to pass this on to our wonderful team here at the Fife Arms. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future to once... More

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and the missus were going walking so wanted to stay nearby Glenshee to get up there early in the morning. After looking on Tripadvisor and a hotel booking website, we didn't have much choice other than the Fife Arms. £66 for B&B, we thought it couldn't really be that bad... Turned up so a run down reception area with... More

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Gilian M, Manager at Fife Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris, May I thank you for taking the time to post your review. Clearly we have not met with your expectations on this occasion and I would like to apologise for this. As you will see from other guests experiences we do not always get it wrong and many people leave having enjoyed their visit. Many more guests have... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned home from the fife arms hotel after a weekend coach trip. After reading the reviews of other visitors I was a bit wary but I was surprised to have a very enjoyable stay. Ok the decor is dated and the hotel needs upgraded but it did not spoil our stay. From the moment we arrived the... More

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Gilian M, General Manager at Fife Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lynn, Many thanks for posting your review. I appreciate the points that you made and of course you were quite right to be concerned if you had read some of the negative reviews. To put it into even more context we look after an average of around 700 customers each and every week and receive many positive comments, in... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went to this hotel on a five day coach trip with David Urquhart. The hotel is very impressive from the outside but unfortunately the inside is rather tired. on saying that due to the friendliness of the staff and the very good food we really enjoyed our holiday and that seemed to be the opinion of most of the coach... More

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Gilian M, General Manager at Fife Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay at the hotel. I was delighted to read that you had enjoyed the service and food, I am regularly stopped by customers and given praise for the friendliness and efficiency of our team and am very proud of the effort they all put... More

Carcassonne, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Highland hotel has seen much better days, now it reminds me of tired curly sandwiches. It must have had some charm once upon a time but that's all gone, it's simply an old building with history, taking in holiday coach guests. The bar and bar food was distinctly average. Wifi only worked close to reception , not in other... More

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Gilian M, General Manager at Fife Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your review. I was sorry to read that you were not entirely satisfied with your stay, you are right in saying that the hotel has seen better days. I do however believe that the charm and character still remains and the team work hard to deliver warm, friendly... 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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