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“Perfect Small Hotel”
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St Olaf Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Peterhead
Giffnock, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Perfect Small Hotel”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

The St Olaf is a very small Hotel (5 Rooms) situated on the main road through Cruden Bay. The Hotel rooms overlook the Golf Course, built into the links of the Bay, and outwards to the North Sea. The décor within the rooms was very fresh (looked to have been recently decorated), and the rooms very clean. Rooms 3 & 4 are very large rooms with a great view.
The Dinner menu, although not extensive, is supplemented by daily specials and should cater for most tastes. Portions size is good.
Breakfast is superb, with a choice of cereals and a full cooked breakfast including plentiful toast. The Hotel also has a Bar Lunch menu.
The Staff were very friendly and efficient, would definitely stay here again if in the area.

Room Tip: Rooms 3 & 4 are very good.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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New Orleans
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

First..the breakfast lunch and dinner was very good. Allison and Stuart are great host. There is a small pub with a pool table next to the dining room/ bar. This is the best place to meet locals for the TRUE Scot experience.

Room Tip: My single room had 2 twin beds and there was a "wee" sea view from the window.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Paisley, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2010

Have stayed here for the last 2 weeks (1 night each week) during the course of work carried out in the local area. As usual with Aberdeen/Peterhead, hotels can be hard to come by due to the high volume of oil workers who tend to take up most available accommodation. Cruden Bay is approximately 10mins south of Peterhead and 20mins or so North of Aberdeen. Cruden Bay has one of the Top 100 golf courses in the world (52nd last year - 2009) and is a picturesque village with a lovely long sandy beach and fantastic bay. There isn't much in the village, one post office and a small village ship and a couple of hotels, St Olafs being one of them.

Due to this being a business booking, we're never entirely sure what to expect as it's booked remotely from the office and on first look at the website we were dubious as to what this hotel would offer. The hotel itself is situated on the main road through Cruden Bay and is easy to find. The front of the hotel looks out over the golf course and onto the bay however this is only visible from Rooms 3 and 4 (Front facing). The interior is a little dated and there is a large number of knick-knacks however it has quite a comfy feel to it. They have 5 rooms which encorporate doubles, singles, twin and family rooms. The rooms again are slightly dated in terms of wallpaper/decor but again it is relatively comfy. Most rooms have sofas or comfortable chairs and ensuite shower bathrooms. As far as we could tell all rooms are equipped with flat screen televisions and offer Freeview channels. The only downside to the rooms are some of the wallpaper is starting to look a bit shabby and could benefit from a bit of sprucing up but beds/chairs and the rest are all very comfortable. I'd recommend rooms 3 and 4 when booking as previously mentioned, these are the rooms which look out over the course and the bay.

The hotel has a restaurant and bar which are seperate. The food is absolutely fantastic and the portions are very generous. There have been a number of specials when we have stayed and the prices are reasonable. The bar is well equipped and has a pool table, darts, jukebox, fruit machine and large flatscreen television. The main users of the bar appeared to be locals but were very friendly and the bar isn't particularly busy (at least mid-week anyway, can't vouch for weekends).

All in all, myself and my colleagues were very pleasantly surprised by the hotel and have been rebooking for our weekly trip to do work and we'll be very sad to not be visiting after this coming week.

Staff are very friendly and accommodating and breakfast is extremely tasty!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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england
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

St Olaf's Hotel is a small hotel in Aberdeenshire about 7 Miles from the town of Peterhead, Its very close to Cruden Bay Golf Course rated in the top 100 Courses its a links course. The rooms are excellent and food is very good with a nice choice too, the hotel is in a nice area if you wish to tour the area and come back for a nice relaxing evening at the bar and a good nights sleep. Nice friendly staff i would recommend it

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Kouts, Indiana
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Reviewed April 7, 2006

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in 2004. Sorry to write the review so late. When I saw that this hotel was not listed for review, I just had to get this up. I was not really sure where to stay so that my husband could play golf at Cruden Bay, and I could explore the Burrels and Slains Castle (the supposed inspiration for the castle Dracula). We arrived late that evening, and our host was super about it. He had a very thick brogue, but we understood all that we needed to. Our room was huge, with a massive king bed and a view out our room of the golf course which was to die for. Breakfast was delicious, and we lounged on the sofa in our room until we headed off to golf and sightsee. Everyone was nice as could be, our room was large and comfy, and the view was amazing. You still got the old world feel of the local town though. We will definitely stay again!!!
They also have the only resturant in town, but we didn't stay long enough to have dinner. If it is anything like breakfast, it should be wonderful.

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Property: St Olaf Hotel
Address: Aulton Road | Cruden Bay, Peterhead AB42 0NN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Peterhead
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Peterhead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
St Olaf Hotel Peterhead, Scotland

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