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“Excellent value and hospitality” 4 of 5 stars
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Huntly Arms
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5HS, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aboyne
scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent value and hospitality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

Have just returned from a two day break with easy breaks. The lovely break cost us less than £100 for the two of us on a DBB basis. We do read the reviews before booking anywhere but thankfully we are never put off and make our own minds up when we get there. This hotel is rated 2 star, we can honestly say the accomodation was lovely, comfy cosy bedroom. The meals were delicious. Have absolutely no complaints at all and will definately return again. Great for the avid hillwalkers that we are!!! A lovely base to return to time and time again.

  • Liked — The location and the price we paid. The standard of service from the staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2007

Have just returned from a 2 night stay in Huntly Arms and found it very good value for cost (booked through Easy Break). The room was a good size, although the ensuite was a bit on the small side but everything was very clean & tidy and the bed very comfortable. Food was good and we found staff all friendly & helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Liked — Comfortable bed
  • Disliked — size of ensuite
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, TX.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2007

Stayed at the Huntley for the Aboyne Highland games-conveniently located across the street. Has no A/C so we kept the window open but the hotel bar was just below. Could get a bit noisy at times but have a few beers and you'll sleep just fine. Staff was very helpful and I understand the hotel is recently under new management. The room was clean and tidy but there was a funny smell upstairs. All in all, a good experience and we will stay there again.

Stayed August 2007
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7 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2007

A niece and I - in Aboyne for a family funeral - booked here with some trepidation after reading all the negative posts on TA. In fact, we had few complaints. The hotel has had a makeover since it changed hands a couple of months ago, and although things weren't perfect - there isn't a lift, the roof light in my bedroom didn't have a shade, and the bedside light didn't work - the good points outweighed the bad. Pluses were the friendly, helpful and efficient staff, moderate room rates (my single cost £45 on a Friday night), the good Scottish cooked breakfast (included in the room rate), and the pile of free newspapers at reception. And, of course, it also has a prime location - facing out onto the vast and spectacular village green at Aboyne!

Stayed July 2007
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Morecambe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2007

Have just returned from the Huntley Arms Hotel,and can not understand what all the bad reviews are about. Excellent refurbished rooms,good food,and nice friendly staff.Have had a wonderfull holiday and would recommend this hotel to any one.Having stayed in a wide range of hotels both at home and abroad this one rates quite highly.I notice the reviews are mostly form 2-3 years ago so ownership has probably changed for the better. Go on give it a go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Liked — clean,friendly,good food
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shropshire,UK.
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2007

We have just got back from a dredful stay in this'hotel' and are currently writting the letter of complaint to the coach tour company; went looking for info and found this site! It's been closed due to health and safety since last December 2006 but it was open but not ready or fit when we arrived with 44 new friends on Monday 9th April 2007. No hot water, no curtains at windows, no kettles, no bins, no room for bedside tables let alone a lamp to go on it, small rooms, unproffessional staff, lack of staff.
The only good thing was the food, if you got served to get what you ordered and not what was just left.
Very disapointing & reading this web site NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

  • Liked — Food was very good
  • Disliked — Arriving
  • Stayed April 2007
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2006

We booked a coach holiday to the hotel, I had read the reviews but didnt believe some of the reviews.

On the first day of our arrival the hotel looked okay but very basic - it was clean. When we arrived for our evening meal it took a long time for any waiteress/waiter to appear to take the orders.

The second day was okay but it took a long time for our evening meal to arrive but they did seem a bit more organised than the previous evening.

The third day the hot water (or lack of it) was very limited. Evening meal was very cold and felt like it had been placed into a oven for the duration of the day.

Fourth day - no heating or hot water - apparently this is a regular occurance in the hotel - they have been informed that they need a new boiler but dont want to spend the money on it!! Evening meal just got worse - we had to leave it and go to the local takeway!!!

Would not got back to this hotel even if they paid me - the only thing that was good about the hotel was that some of the staff was friendly.

  • Liked — Staff where friendly - some
  • Disliked — No heating / hot water
  • Tips/Secrets — Dont go
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Huntly Arms

Address: Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5HS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aboyne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aboyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Huntly Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Probably the oldest coaching inn to be found in Scotland, the Huntly Arms Hotel was first built in 1432 and has played host to Jacobite leaders and even later, Queen Victoria. Located in the heart of Royal Deeside the hotel has retained much of its traditional charm and character and is just the thing for a relaxing and memorable Scottish break. Leisure seekers will enjoy the local area as many golf courses are within a 50-mile drive of the hotel, with country pursuits, gliding, water-skiing and cycling all available nearby. ... more   less 
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Huntly Arms Aboyne, Scotland
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