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Kilmarnock Arms Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bridge Street | Cruden Bay, Cruden Bay (Port Erroll) AB42 0HD, Scotland   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Excellent Hotels - Beautiful Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very good hotel experience. Room was very good (with garden view). Hotel breakfast, resturant and lounge bar was very good plus lounge with log fire - food was excellent. Public bar had character - it isnt a chain and is typical old fashioned scottish "pub".

Good beer garden but I didnt brave it!

Hotel is run by team of prof's who have worked in 4 and 5 star venues and it shows.

Room had modern Sony big tv, great free wifi, iron and board.

Hotel review may have been 4 star or possibly 4.5 but given totally dire hotel options around Peterhead this option is outstanding. It has future business trips to the area a pleasure not a chore.

Locally the beach is beautif and a short walk with the castle in the opposite direction along the cliffs its well worth a look.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We didn't stay here, just stopped for lunch on our way around the coast. A pretty building with lots of outside seating. The bar is welcoming with warm friendly staff and a good menu. The food was tasty, would recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had the pleasure of four nights at the Kilmarnock Arms most recently. Everything was just right. A nice clean room with everything one needs. The hotel itself is in an old building, steeped in history and the recent renovations make it all the better. There is a pub in the building that only adds to the charm. The food and service were equally worth a mention. Will be back again for certain.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 April 26, 2013 via mobile

We live relatively locally to The Kilmarnock Arms and once a month or so, we go for dinner. The welcome, ambience, meals and service have been consistently very good. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

I visited the "Killie" after being away from Cruden Bay for a number of years, after returning for a family visit we decided to go for dinner at "the Killie". The food was great and the service & atmosphere were very warming. 10 out of 10. I look forward to going back.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stayed here last summer on a self tour of Scotland. Everyone was very welcoming. We ate both dinner and breakfast in the hotel and both were very good. The waitress at breakfast even printed out the morning weather forecast for us, it was rainy but clearing in a few hours. Since we were hoping to golf on the excellent Cruden Bay golf course this was very reassuring. We would recommend Kilmarnock Arms to any traveler in this little Scottish village.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 2, 2013

Popped in for a quick bite after a bank holiday stroll on the beach at Cruden Bay. Very pleasant staff and customers alike. Had never been in before but would definately go in again. Slight hiccup at the start when we were handed different menus. Unfortunately I got the wrong one and was disappointed to find that my first and second choice of dishes were not actually available. Still, went for the mixed grill and is was very satisfying. My other half had Scampi & Chips and was very pleased with the choice. Coffee to follow was of a good quality. Service was good and friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Address: Bridge Street | Cruden Bay, Cruden Bay (Port Erroll) AB42 0HD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Cruden Bay (Port Erroll)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cruden Bay (Port Erroll)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kilmarnock Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the heart of the picturesque village of Cruden Bay with 14 spacious en suite single, double/twin or family rooms and just a short stroll from Slains Castle, the beach and the world renowned Cruden Bay Golf Course whether you are enjoying a short break, overnight stay, popping in for a drink or sampling the local cuisine in our lounge bar or restaurant there really is something for everyone at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel. ... more   less 
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