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Mar Lodge Estate

Braemar AB35 5YJ, Scotland
Mar Lodge Estate
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lambton Shores, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a beautiful former hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands which is nicely restored after the fire in 1991.The lodge has beautiful accommodations and is able to host receptions. The beautiful panelled reception rooms and dining rooms are very nice. One remarkable feature is the trophy room where hundreds of stags' heads are mounted .As well many stag trophy... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed here to attend a Wedding and the accommodations, service and food were wonderful. It is a very large old house in the wilds of the Cairngorms and the perfect venue for outdoor sports such as walking, off roading, photography, etc. Wish we could have stayed for longer ....

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We were a large group and the apartment was extremely comfortable and spacious! Kim at The Ranger service took us up a valley allegedly looking for rutting deer but the deer were not out to play! Anyway we had a walk and chat with Kim who was a mind of information. A great activity to do!

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Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First off, don't trust your GPS, as it may take you an additional eight miles down a twisty turny 1 and a half lane road. Our GPS (which uses TomTom maps) did not recognise the bridge over the river dee as a viable road. It is one lane and looks like a pedestrian bridge. The sign directing you to take... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

While staying in the village 3 of us were privileged to take part in a NTS grouse Lek safari led by NTS ranger Kim Neilson. The early start was well worth it to see the mist rise over the heather clad hills and witness at close range the intriguing mating dance of 6 male black grouse. Kim's knowledge and information... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed in one of the 'apartments' at Mar Lodge with two young children and had a fantastic weekend. The accommodation was better than the official three stars would suggest. Clean, well equipped, spacious, and with fantastic views. We were there for a family wedding, but would return for a holiday. Could not fault!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The lodge is located in the cairngorns and is very isolated on some very picturesque roads. The staff were very accomodating and the rooms spacious and equipped. Wifi is only available in one room in the house but the venue has so much to see that spending time on the internet is not really worth bothering! They have a lot... More 

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Durham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Myself and my daughter have just returned from a 4 night stay at mar lodge. We stayed in the Derry apartment which can sleep 4. There are two bedrooms (twin and double) a bathroom and kitchen/lounge. The size of the apartment is unreal! Apparently the whole place was fully booked (4 or 5 apartments in total) but we never really... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A group of 15 friends and family stayed at this super estate for a midweek break and as hard as I tried I just cannot find fault with the stay. It is spotless, elegant, luxurious and probably the best value holiday our family have ever had. It is run by the national trust and they were very helpful. The rooms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Mar Lodge is a perfect place tucked away in the highlands. You would never just "trip" over this wonderful place to stay but well worth seeking it out. The lodge with it's various self catered apartments is just what you want if you are looking for peace and quiet. The apartments are spacious and comfortable and a great base to... More 

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