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Selby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife & I stayed there over the weekend to attend a wedding & reception being hosted at the Waterside. The drive up to the hotel is a bit bad with a lot of pot holes which doesn't create a good first impression. However on check in we found the staff to be extremely friendly & helpful. Our room was...

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Tillicoultry, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here with other family members as we used to live in Peterhead and decided to take a trip down memory lane! We were 5 adults 4 kids aged 8 _13. Check in pleasant but we were devastated to find out swimming pool closed as this was main reason we booked this hotel we thought it would keep kids amused!...

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I read a few reviews before arriving to the Waterside and was a little concerned in what I would be going to. Upon arrival yes the entrance access road has a few pot holes. Nothing that would warrant me to use as a bad review. When checking in the staff were really pleasant and very helpful. The rooms were comfortable...

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a night on business, The place is clean and tidy and very good value for a 3*. The food is very good and they have a games rooms to keep us occupied although I'm awful at pool. Overall I'd recommend this a stay as it was very cheap for what is usually an expensive area.

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Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here again last night on a work visit to Peterhead. The hotel is located slightly out of Peterhead and is in a lovely quiet location, although just off a busy road, I slept with my window open and there was no noise. The staff are super friendly, there was a problem with my work credit card and the...

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richard l, Manager at Britannia Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your kind words, I have passed on your comments to the reception team to whom I really pleased that you singled out for praise. Again im delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Richard L

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is great value for money with a large car park and restaurant on-site. The only thing is the hotel sometimes has large bus parties booked in. This can then mean the restaurant is fully booked. Maybe best to pre-book? At only 10 minutes drive to the town centre. We went there for dinner and the wetherspoon bar chain...

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richard l, Manager at Britannia Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking time to review your stay with us, im happy that you had a nice time and hopefully next time you stay with us you will be happy to eat with ourselves. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards Richard L

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 8, 2017

having stayed at this hotel a few years ago I was worried it had gone down hill due to some of the reviews, yes there are a few pot holes in the drive and it could do with a light above the sign and some lighting in the car park but overall I enjoyed my stay, the staff are fantastic,...

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richard l, Manager at Britannia Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking time to send this review as per the majority of the recent reviews Im really pleased with the job done by all the staff here at the hotel. The lights will be sorted in the car park by the end of this month. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Richard Liptrott...

Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Just returned from another fantastic New Year break at the Waterside. I have being going to the Waterside for twenty odd year and can't fault the hotel. The staff are loyal, dedicated and go beyond the call of duty to look after the guests. There is not many hotels that can keep staff all these years through thick and thin...

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richard l, Manager at Britannia Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your kind words, I will ensure that all staff see this and it gives them all a morale boost for all the hard work they have put in over the festive season, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves over this period and im very happy that everything went as planned. We look forward to seeing you...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Having read previous reviews we were expecting the worst but were very pleasantly surprised. Yes, some of the rooms are a bit tired and there are potholes in the car park but the staff were friendly and efficient, the food good and plentiful and the public areas welcoming. Main downside for us was the limited opening times for the spa...

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richard l, Manager at Britannia Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking time to review us, im really pleased that you had a good time at the Waterside Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Kind regards Richard L

Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

On arrival at 17:30 the car park was completely dark and had difficulty avoiding all the holes in the driveway and parking area. Check went well and was given room 202. The place is tired and in dyer need of a make over the carpets are worn in places and the decor is poor. The corridor to the room passes...

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richard l, Manager at Britannia Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your review, I apologise for the condition of your intial room which should not have been in the system as clean as it clearly hadn't been done by the housekeeping team, again apologies that you didn't get what you preferred with our menu options. We do strive to please our guests as the other reviews...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterside Hotel is a purpose built hotel situated on the north east coast of Scotland, in one of the major fishing ports - Peterhead. Set in its own widespread gardens on the banks of the estuary of the River Ugie, the hotel offers breathtaking scenery and is conveniently located for Trump International Golf Links. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Britannia Waterside Hotel

Address: Fraserburgh Road, Peterhead AB42 3BN, Scotland (Formerly Swallow Waterside Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Peterhead
Price Range: $47 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Britannia Waterside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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Also Known As:
Swallow Waterside Hotel Peterhead
Waterside Inn Peterhead
Swallow Waterside Peterhead
Britannia Waterside Hotel Peterhead, Scotland
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“Ask at reception which rooms have been renovated, no lifts to upper floors.”
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“First floor rooms very nice and very peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles jamesallan007, Jan 6, 2017 | Read review
“Request a refurbished room”
 of 5 bubbles 195christinem, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles jenBellshill, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles swinnas, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
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