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Bridge of Alvah, Banff AB45 3TD, Scotland   |  
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Invergordon, United Kingdom
1 review
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“5 *”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

2nd time I've stayed here in 6 months..1st with a group of friends and this time wi the family and both times have been amazing!! Saw the owner today and he was lovely and good crack and also very helpful ...would recommend this place to everybody n he it might av it's little flaws but when it's rented out 90% of the year I would expect little things to be wrong but it doesn't and wouldn't put me off... Already plannin our next wkend here as it's just perfect xx

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MontcofferFishings, Owner at Craig Alvah Lodge, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for staying with us again and for taking the time to post a review.
Delighted you all enjoy staying with us
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This lodge was very modern and spacious. The pool was great as were the cooking facilities. There were a few problems with the maintenance standards. The underfloor heating in our bedroom wasn't working which was fine as the room was warm. Not so fine in the ensuite tiled shower room as the floor was cold. The strangest thing was that there were no light switches or lamps beside the bed so had to use the light at the door and feel your way back to the bed in the dark. Take a wee table lamp or torch! Could have been excellent apart from these fairly minor things. Not far from Banff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Just back from spending new year at the house with a bunch of good friends !!! House is stunning and with 15 ppl there never felt we was squashed. The kids had a ball of a time loads to do pool table, table t ,and swimming. The house is amazing but a little maintenance is needed just little things like taps fixed shower fixed tv down stairs bit dodgy but nothing major and nothing that would stop us coming back or recommending to others. The owners couldn't be more helpful and sorted what he could there and then. My only recommendation is a couple or aires for hanging up clothes would be good for big groups. And lastly any girly groups going the House spa in Banff was amazing and they offered to come to the house to pamper every 1 which was a lovely touch

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MontcofferFishings, Owner at Craig Alvah Lodge, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Hi Jill
thank you for your kind review, delighted you all enjoyed your stay.
now that the tradesmen are back from holidays I am working my way through the issues. should have them all sorted by end of week .Touch wood
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Birmingham
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was the last stop on our road trip from Birmingham and it was well worth the drive,

From the moment we arrived we were all impressed by the house, the kids where in awe. The hardest bit was selecting which of the 6 bedrooms to sleep in!!!

The pool, jacuzzi bath and garden were fantastic. The kitchen was well equipped and there was a very impressive lounge and games room.

The pool temperature was great and the kids loved having a swim daily which is not normally the case when we book a uk break.

Alan (the owner) was great he came out very quickly when we could not find matches for the gas fire plus also operated the underfloor heating in the master bedroom when we complained it was a bit too cold.

The garden had a large rainbow play system plus a large trampoline the kids enjoyed.

The kitchen and lounge had Sky with movies and sport with freeview in all of the bedrooms.

Alan has resolved a number of issues others have pointed

The house is 5 star accommodation with great views. Would have no hesitation in recommending.

Main point of note is to follow the driving instructions and drive through Banff to get there. Don't turn off before Banff, it is a dirt track road which is nearly impossible to drive on.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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MontcofferFishings, Owner at Craig Alvah Lodge, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review.
Your kinds works are very .much appreciated,
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Edinburgh
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

14 of us stayed here for a hen do for 3 nights. From the moment we arrived all guests were impressed by the house. The pool, jacuzzi bath and garden were fantastic. The kitchen was well equipped and the fire was an added bonus in the very impressive lounge and games room. The owners could not have been more helpful, coming out to sort a battery in a smoke alarm at a moments notice. The rooms were large as were the ensuites, all perfectly designed and very clean. The lodge is out of the way- however this is just what we wanted- we didn't need to leave the house once! The owner organised beauticians which were amazing and added something special to the weekend. Cannot recommend enough!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scarborough
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We booked this beautiful property for 15 of us for a stag weekend. We searched luxury accomadation and picked Craig alvah purely for the hottub and swimming pool. Everything in the property is of the highest quality and the setting is tranquil and beautiful. As there were 15 of us we also had the cottage that is also on the same grounds. I can't rate the place highly enough. The games available in house such as table tennis, pool table and Xbox were perfect for relaxing after a few heavy nights and we also enjoyed watching football on large screens on sky. We were amazed by how well the kitchen was stocked with utensils etc as there were 6 of the group that are chefs. We also went to the activity centre at lochte which was about 45mins away and that was also excellent and very geared up for large groups. I wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We visited the Lodge in October 2011 - a family celebration.

I have just been reading the review of Karen, Aberdeen - January 2012 and was Interested to notice that a number of points that she noted in her cons, were the same problems we had, and had not been rectified, although they were pointed out to the owner at the time of our visit . namely kitchen tap broken, fridge freezer broken, no small knife for cutting, lights far too complicated, electric gars did not work, and swimming pool too cold.
On leaving we were asked to strip the beds -which we normally do not have to do - master bedroom downie was stained, and the pillow in one of the twin rooms was stained with blood - decided not to look at any others!!- also no chairs in any of the bedrooms.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Craig Alvah Lodge

Address: Bridge of Alvah, Banff AB45 3TD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banff
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Banff
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Craig Alvah Hotel Banff
Craig Alvah Lodge Banff, Scotland

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