My parents stayed here last weekend when they attended a wedding locally to save driving back to Aberdeen. After seeing/using their room whilst getting ready myself for the wedding I think I would have paid the cost to take a taxi back into Aberdeen!
The room was tiny and the bathroom even smaller, probably one of the smallest I have ever seen! The double bed dominated the room with about a foot to move around beside the window and not much more at the bottom where the bathroom was situated. They’d have been better putting the TV onto the wall to give you a bit more room to move about in. The “wardrobe” was some hanging canvas carriers with minimal room to actually hang things up properly. As already said the bathroom was tiny as it was built into the eaves of the roof and you’d struggle to swing a kitten let alone a cat – I got dressed in the room rather than the bathroom after the shower because there was more room. The rooms are right on top of the bar/function room so it was a wee bit on the noisy side although turning the TV up a bit more helped drown the noise out.
The three of us ate in the hotel that night and the food was very nice (it looked all home cooked) and for 3 main courses came in at £30 although some of the other dishes were a bit on the pricey side so it could have been a lot higher. My parents commented that they did enjoy the breakfast the next morning – all freshly cooked for you.
On the plus side, the hotel did have free wifi although I couldn't pick up a signal in the bedroom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small family-run hotel who pride ourselves on high standards of product and service. Our rooms are clean and modern all with flat screen TVs and DVD players. Our menu changes seasonally and we have a rotation of real ales on which we pride ourselves. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Douglas Arms Hotel Banchory, Scotland