Stayed here for 4nights and as with all other reviews this hotel is tired. This hotel could be so much more, it could be the jewel in Braemar if the owners put some money into it. Gorgeous big entrance reception with real fires which I thought was a great touch you wouldn't get this in most hotels. The rooms were basic, update please this let's you down. The managers always seem to put the same things in for comments "we are currently updating rooms"
The staff were amazing nothing was to much bother and the food was great, service was great most days, I feel that this was only let down by the number of staff who had a lot of tables to attend to, I overheard a couple of older guests complaining but felt they were moaning for moanings sake. The majority of guests were over 60 and the nightly entertainment was geared for them and guests from abroad in the way of Scottish music and dance which was nice but not every evening please.
If this hotel wants more business it should start updating the decor and rooms. Beds were not the comfiest, Could do with more attention to detail in the dusting of rooms, my bedside lamp was very dusty. Put new real wood flooring down in the reception and dining room and get rid of the thread bare carpets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Fife Arms, In the stunning village of Braemar, now under new management of Steven Turton with over 20 years experience in the trade. The fife Arms is owned by Harts Hotels group, orginally called "Hunters Fife Arms", and built by the Duke of Fife, in the 19th century. The hotel is on the door step to Balmoral Castle, just 9 miles down the road!, glen shee, ski centre is also near by for those who love the winter sports. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU! ... more less
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- Fife Arms Hotel Braemar, Scotland