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Buchan Braes Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Buchan Braes, Boddam, Peterhead AB42 3AR, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Peterhead
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Booked this to work in the Fraserburgh and Peterhead areas and was really surprised with standard of this hotel. It was a wee bit strange to go from the reception then head round behind the bar to find the main area leading to the rooms but the rooms were really quite nice and well equipped. The staff were very efficient and friendly and the food was excellent. I think people visiting the hotel will get the feeling that it's in a slightly strange location and the car park looks like it's not attached to the hotel but it's because it was an old RAF base so the layout feels unlike normal hotel locations but that's not a gripe, just an observation.
Fairly easy for the further North East areas if you visit for business or leisure and handy for Aberdeen about 30 mins away on a good day.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed here for a few days and were very pleasd with the hotel, the rooms were clean and modern and it was very nice and quiet. We came with a small baby and were provided with a travel cot.

During our stay we also arranged a meal for a large group of people in the restaurant, the manager made a special effort to accommodate us despite the restaurant being very busy. Throughout the whole stay the staff were excellent, particularly the manager who was always willing to help and was very friendly. We ate in the bar on a couple of other occasions and the food was always good. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Went to The Buchan Braes for a family dinner recently. Troughout our time there we were well looked after by friendly efficient staff, and made to feel very welcome. The food was of a high standard well presented & well cooked. A special mention for my sweet, a candy pavlova, it was superb :-)
Would recommend Buchan Braes and I'm sure I will be back soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This 4star hotel is the converted Officers Mess at the now closed RAF Buchan in Boddam near Peterhead.

The staff were polite, very friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious, finished to a very high standard, very clean & tidy.

The breakfast was very good with a buffet selection of Cereals, Friut, Cheeses etc and all the hot food cooked to order (you can see it being prepared) and served by a very nice waitress.

Hotel Wi-Fi is a bit hit and miss which is annoying when you are trying to work and the Car Parking is a bit remote at the rear of the Hotel.

Booked through HRS on-line and got a much better deal than the Hotel Web Page.

The location is partially in a mothballed Military base and an Industrial Estate, don't let that disuade you from visiting a great Hotel for very good value and great service.

Some lovely Costal Walks withing 5 minutes of the Hotel. I will certainly stay here again next time I am in the area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We had a Christmas meal here in Dec 2012 and it was very enjoyable. Staff very efficient, food was delicious and a very eclectic menu which was a pleasant surprise. Perhaps a tad overpriced but portions were ample and desert was delicious.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Went here for a friends wedding and after a long and tiresome drive (car trouble for the last 200 miles ) this was like an oasis in a desert,the staff were friendly and helpful,the rooms were spotless and modern ,excellent breakfast ,could not do much to improve on it

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Warm welcom on reception and very frieldy and helpful staff.
Good reception area.
Excellent restaurant.
Lovely room, plenty spacious and a nice en-suite.
Intermittent wifi was promptly resolved.
Will stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Buchan Braes Hotel

Address: Buchan Braes, Boddam, Peterhead AB42 3AR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Peterhead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Peterhead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Buchan Braes Hotel 4*
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