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“Banchory Lodge - 1st visit”
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Banchory Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Banchory
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Banchory Lodge - 1st visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Stayed here recently and what a pleasant surprise when I got there. Room was excellent, loads of character and everything I needed on a business trip, including wifi access.

Arriving in the evening it was difficult to find because of the unlit signage, but once there a very comfortable stay.

Dinner and breakfast were faultless, and the staff were all very accommodating and helpful.

Would certainly recommend it for business or leisure, set amid a very relaxing and picturesque location.

Room Tip: Look out for the signage on the main road before turning down the hill to the hotel entrance.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Went to Banchory Lodge for the first time in many years with my sister and brother-in-law to celebrate their anniversary and was delighted to see that the Hotel has very much improved. Dinner was in the small dining room, not the big function room where we'd been in the past, and it was freshly decorated, warm and inviting. The food was absolutely stunning and we were so glad we'd made the decision to go there.
Thank you everyone at Banchory Lodge - we'll be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Banchory,Aberdeenshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Have been at the banchory lodge on a number of occasions and do not normally review hotels but feel that after reading a review on the 10thOct about food being served in a disgusting way
well all i can say to that is he was not at the banchory lodge hotel .Food is served to a very high standard and yes they sometimes get things wrong but it is always rectified at the time the hotel has recently refurbished the function room and board room after looking round the newly refurbished function rooms my daughter decided that this is where her wedding would be and booked it same day(ater viewing several places) we had lunch which again was first class and cant wait to come back for our xmas party night

Room Tip: Tables 9 and 10 for river view in south lounge room 8 or 9 wow
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We got married at Banchory Lodge Hotel back in August this year, What a setting! We booked the wedding on the day that the new owners took over, which could have been a worry, but Susan reassured us that there wouldn't be much change and that all would be well. She was right. The staff did a fantastic job and everything was perfect - even the sun decided to shine which was a bonus! The whole setting on the banks of the Dee lend itself to a romantic wedding, and the photographs were fantastic. I believe that the function suite has been refurbished since we were there, so I can imagine that it can only be even better. The staff, food, room and settingall get 5 stars from me!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the Dee - absolutely stunning in any weather.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

I have stayed at Banchory Lodge a few times now and it just seems to get better and better!
We arrived after a long journey in awful weather - Snow ! and once we parked the car, were greeted by two lovely members of staff, one with an umberella, offering us help with our luggage and welcoming us to the hotel! As we walked through the front door, the atmosphere was buzzing - very busy and lovely crackling sound from the open fire in the lounge, people chatting the place was so busy, with the friendly and efficient staff, taking the time to acknowledge our arrival.

The bedrooms were lovely, clean and spacious , not to my taste, but very comfortable nevertheless. The toileteries gorgeous, from the Highland Soap Company very luxurious smelled delicious!

We were offered a tour of the newly refurbished banquetting suite, which was quite magnificent, what a difference since our last visit and what a fantastic venue for a wedding or dinner. The decor was luxurious and elegant without being OTT.

We had a fantastic meal in the lounge, accompanied by efficient and discreet service. I felt the food was first class and great value for money with lots of local fresh produce on offer.

Breakfast in the morning was just great and we sat at a table by the window looking out onto the Winter Wonderland by the river.

We enjoyed a refreshing walk in the grounds before departing.

We only stayed one night this time, but felt relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and can't wait to return to see what improvements and refurbishments are going on next.

Banchory Lodge is a little gem only a short drive from the Granite City, yet in a little world of it's own. The location is wonderfull, on the banks of the River Dee. It offers tranquillity, wonderful food and service at such a great price. A super place to go for a short break, or just a relaxing meal. I wish I could attend a wedding there as the place just lends itself to romance, quality ,gatherings with family and friends in a lovely traditional setting!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Scone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We only stayed here for one night but wisihed it was longer. The hotel and its staff were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. The room was lovely with a river view, the evening meal was superb, breakfast was outstanding. We had a walk along the river after breakfast - stunning location! We will definitely return - hopefully soon and for longer!

Room Tip: I am sure all rooms will be of equally great quality.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

I heard alot of good things about Banchory Lodge so decided to check it out for myself and i wasn’t disappointed. From arrival to departure we were looked after so well. The ladies at reception were so helpful, nothing was a problem for them. The food and service was lovely and can’t fault anything. I would highly recommend this hotel for a nice weekend away. It’s being refurbished at the moment and can’t wait to see it when it’s finished.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Banchory Lodge
Address: Banchory Lodge Dee Street, Banchory AB31 5HS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banchory
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Banchory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Banchory Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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