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Loch Kinord Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dinnet
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

My sincere thanks to Jenny, Andrew (owners) and their staff for the very high standard of service during our stay from 30th December 2013 to 2nd January 2014.

The room was a good size and very clean. The presentation and quality of food served was to a 5 star standard, fine dining at it's best.

The fireworks display on the 1st Jan. was amazing.

We have booked our next stay already.

D.M.Gallacher

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Together with my wife and seven friends I have immensely enjoyed a three-day holiday at the Loch Kinord where we saw in the new year with a wonderful party: excellent dining, appropriate entertainment for the occasion, and a very friendly company from many places. There was more, including a magnificent fireworks display just after midnight on 1st January followed by a guided walk around the loch mid-morning and rewarded on safe return to the hotel with a plate of stovies. Mine Hosts Jenny and Andrew Cox and also their staff were most welcoming, their humour was good throughout our stay, and nothing was a problem to them. The fabric of the hotel is fitting, it's fresh and clean and well cared for, each bedroom has en suite, all very comfortable, really nice. It's only a little less than twelve months before we can do it all again ! Well done Loch Kinord Hotel, top marks from me.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Limavady, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had chosen this hotel from trip advisor because of it's location and reviews. In particular the gourmet restaurant which was the high point of our stay there.

The down side, and I emphasise a slight dissapointment rather than a reason never to return is that we booked their premium room but found it small with the space taken up by a king size four poster bed.

There is no veiw, except from where I slept I had a street lamp directly outside illuminating the room so the curtains must be closed, not a fault of the proprietor obviously but a consideration when setting the price.

Lots of hot water on tap and a large bath but the temprature when using the shower fluctuated constantly from very hot to freezing again an acceptable annoyance in itself at any hotel where you have to share water pressure but taken all together with a £95 (b&b) price tag, sorry but it didn't make the grade.

I would return simply for the food though, the restaurant was delightful staffed by very pleasant waitresses and the dishes we had were excellent. We had pre booked the two course option with our room but added the coffee bean ice cream and a lemon tart I would highly recommended them both.

Breakfast served in the same style was delightful rounding off our stay as a good experience

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Spent 2 nights at this lovely hotel last week and could not praise the service, food and comfort enough. We also had the room with 4 poster bed and whirlpool bath - very impressive. Planning to go back next year already

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

I would just like to say a big thanks to all the staff who accomodated me and my wife's needs on Saturday 2nd November. We had been meaning to stop by for a couple of years as the hotel appeared so warm and welcoming, the staff were really helpfull and the food was first class. The views were outstanding and I would reccomend the hotel to anyone who would like a nice friendly stay away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Of all the places I have stayed in the area I would have to say that this hotel has been the best!

Thanks again for your hospitallity,

Andrew McGregor

Room Tip: The master suite has a sauna and a Jacuzzi and the food is fresh and locally sourced
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Booked the hotel at the (almost) last minute when we wanted to stay in Aberdeen but literally could not find an available room anywhere in the city! I do actually like independent hotels - with the main chains you know what to expect but you could be in any city anywhere in the world. on arrival the welcome was warm and the hotel has bags of character. We actually got the last available room but it was clean and had all the facilities required. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent - local produce well cooked and presented and prompt and polite service. Likewise the breakfast which was individually cooked rather than a buffet. Next time we are in the area we will come back rather than stay in Aberdeen - its worth the drive!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

First off, Andrew, owner and manager, couldn't have been more helpful with us when we made our reservations. Helpful and informative as to activities around Dinnet, he made our stay totally enjoyable. The hotel is located between Ballater and Aboyne, right near Loch Kinord, making it an location for visiting Balmoral, for riding at Glentanar, and for seeing this phenomenal countryside.
Then there were the meals! I want that mushroom feullité recipe! The morning porridge, in addition to the rest of the lovely breakfast, was sooo worth getting of bed for. Oh the wonderful Salmon-GravadLax. Even if one stays elsewhere, I would definitely make Loch Kinord my dinner destination.
The rooms were nicely appointed, albeit not all with a view. There is a pleasant drawing room filled with books, a fireplace and a whisky bar. Outside the hotel there is a pleasant garden area with a porch, terrace and picnic tables to enjoy meals or an evening drink.
Service was very friendly.
In short, if I could, I would make this my home away from home in Scotland.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Loch Kinord Hotel
Address: Ballater Road | Royal Deeside, Dinnet, Ballater AB34 5LW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater > Dinnet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dinnet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Loch Kinord Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of Royal Deeside making an ideal location for many sporting & tourist activities in the area including Balmoral Castle, whiskey distillery, Cairngorm National Park and Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve on the doorstep. Great food, fine wine and Malt Whiskey to enjoy in front of real fires. Family owned and run country house hotel so you can be sure of a warm welcome and attentive service. ... more   less 
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