Went as part of Shearing's break in the middle of a blizzard, but kept nice and warm in the main areas. The bedroom was cold but staff quickly supplied a portable heater. The bathroom was small & dark & on the whole in need of an upgrade. Lovely old fashioned bar and restaurant in traditional Scottish decor spoiled slightly by the modern foyer but the open fire made up for the lack of ambience. Food was fine, hot & overall good value for the money. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and hard working, staying late for us when our coach was delayed for 3 hours due to the snow. Most of the guests were upgraded to mountain views, however we were at the front overlooking the main road. Now "main road" being the operative word having minimal traffic other than the snow plough. Nice little village with a small mixed range of shops & one other hotel/bar.
Beautiful scenery made even more dramatic by the snow & lots of deer around. All in all we got a good deal, reasonable hotel & food, four drinks included....but don't pay full price, get a last minute bargain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The impressive baronial style of the Invercauld Arms is set against the stunning backdrop of the Grampian Mountains. The Castle view Restaurant with its impressive windows and wood panelling adds to the character of the hotel and makes for an informal dining experience with us. The Rebel Lounge comes alive most evenings with our talented entertainers offering a relaxed style of entertainment for you to enjoy. In the winter months there is a traditional coal and log fire burning in the front lounge providing a warm welcome for weary travellers. The intimate atmosphere of our Slante Bar provides a very cosy and relaxed setting for unwinding at the end of the day.The Invercauld Arms is ideal for those looking to partake in outdoor activities, explore the Highlands or just relax and enjoy the unrivalled world famous Scottish hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Invercauld Arms Hotel Braemar, Scotland