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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 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent a three night stay as part of a Ramblers Walking Weekend. Full bus load of passengers also staying in the hotel so I believe it was full. Like most of these old Hunting Lodge type hotels it is dated but full of character. Nice big lounge and entertainment in the evening. Bar with a couple of lounges and decent... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel takes centre stage in Braemar and is probably living off its reputation. Although clean enough the bar in the hotel lacked any atmosphere and the drinks served were of poor quality and seriously over-priced. I wouldn't recommend going here. Avoid.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have just stayed here for 3 nights. From the outside the Fife Arms is a magnificent old building but once inside its a completely different story. We were in Braemar for The Gathering so the prices were exhorbitant for the first 2 nights and then 1/3 the price for the last night. Our bathroom was awful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and work very hard even the Managers were very friendly and all got involved on games day. Breakfast was very good bar great . But it's little things that let the hotel down. Our room was a nice size comfortable bed but had no shelf in shower to place items on, toilet... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really did not enjoy the accomodation. Something in the bed made me itch both nights. It was also far from comfortable. Had intended to stay three nights but left after two. Stayed here for the Braemar Gathering. Staff tried to be helpful. We thought the food reasonable. Dinner both nights was quite good. This hotel really does need an overhaul.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just back from Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar Basic hotel Showers, carpets & vinyl all need a complete overhaul needs a cash injection the staff try very hard and really helpful on the plus side the area is good for places to visit and travel a must is BALLATER and royal Deeside views and scenery are out off this word the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fife Arms is an old fashioned building in an area where most visitors are unlikely to be looking for 5* luxury. Everything about the place was perfectly acceptable. The staff were helpful and efficient, our room was clean and roomy, the food was good and good value, too - in the bar for our evening meal. That said, the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were three good things about our stay: 1) the room was large and had tea and coffee making facilities, 2) the receptionist was very helpful and friendly, and 3) the pub attached to the hotel was the only place in Braemar where we could get a sit down meal when we arrived in Braemar at 8.45 on a Friday... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were really very helpful and accommodating with all the extra requests that we had. We left an ipad behind in our room which they kindly posted back to us carefully wrapped up the next day. We were incredibly appreciative of this. The room and bathroom were basic but clean, it was a good base for us whilst attending... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for one night in August as a break from wild camping. I was very impressed on arrival, the building is very impressive and full of character if a bit rundown in places. We booked an executive room for the large bath advertised but upon arrival we found that the hot water was not running. I went to reception... More

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Address: Mar Road, Braemar AB35 5YL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Braemar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 84
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