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Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mintlaw
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great place for a meal out. We have been twice been twice since the new owners took over and the food and service and staff have been wonderful. They coped so well with my mum' s wheelchair.
Will be back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Have been for several meals at saplinbrae house hotel, all excellent, even lunch menu lovely. A warm friendly family run hotel with the nicest staff and lovely decor, food first class, no faults at all.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
Thank Eileen C
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Wattgj, General Manager at Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Thank you for your review.

You can't beat great, home cooked food, there's no two ways about it and here at the Saplinbrae we find ourselves surrounded by vast farming & fishing communities that produce some of Scotland's finest foods and we’d be fools not to take full advantage.

We want to provide all our customers with the best of what Aberdeenshire has to offer and that’s why we source the best of what’s local, that’s everything from freshly landed Haddock and prime sirloin steaks to our eggs and cooking oil.

So we're all really happy to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. So from all the team here thank you and we all hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in the family room with 2 young children. Rooms clean and cosy. Hotel just lovely, staff wonderful and food outstanding. Finally somewhere lovely to stay in this area. Keep up the good work and I will definitely be coming home more often now!!

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Wattgj, General Manager at Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Thanks for the great review.

We have done our utmost to keep standards high throughout the hotel from room cleanliness to the food we serve in our restaurant.

We aim to provide our customers with an outstanding service that is second to none in our area and it always gives the team here a great moral boost when we see that our guests have left us grinning from ear to ear and delighted with their overall experience with us.

So from all the team here thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Best Regards,

Gavin Watt
General Manager

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Two of us stayed in the Cedar log cabin recently, on a 3 day shooting trip with SAC Shooting. This was the 7th trip and has far exceeded the previous ones. Not only was the shooting excellent but the lodges were warm clean and extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The hotel also had warm friendly atmosphere, service both professional and cheerful. This is somewhere we would and have highly recommended to family and friends. Already looking forward to return next year. Thanks Ian and Ken, Cumbria.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Wattgj, General Manager at Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2014

Thanks for the excellent feedback guys. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you through the doors next year when you return.

Wishing you all the best from the team here.

Gavin Watt
General Manager

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Stayed last night on a special deal. The meals were excellent with a great selection of well cooked food. Portion sizes are generous and the food delicious. The only disappointment was the afternoon tea, but when I mentioned this at checkout I was advised there had been other comments about yesterday's service and this was being addressed. The staff were very pleasant and attentive.

Our room was a good size and very cosy with a comfortable bed. The room had a beautiful view over the surrounding countryside. There was real coffee available as well as instant and tea. Similarly there was a great selection of lovely toiletries in the en-suite.

Thanks for a lovely night.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Margaret_and_Ian
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Wattgj, General Manager at Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you very much for your kind review and please accept my complete and utter apologies for the afternoon tea you had received. I can assure you that steps have been taken to ensure there is not a repeat and we will reimburse you for the full cost of the afternoon tea.

We take pride in providing an excellent service and want all our customers to leave feeling satisfied and appreciate all feedback as it gives us the opportunity to improve our products and services.

We are glad that you enjoyed the rest of your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.

All the best,

Gavin Watt
General Manager

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

On the 29th January 2014, my wife, guests and myself, visited the Saplinbrea house hotel, and l would just like for it to be noted, that the hotel was like something out of this world, the staff were well turned out and very helpfull.
The food was excellent, and served very hot. Well done, i will curtainly return when the occasion arises.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Wattgj, General Manager at Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

Thank you very much for your kind review.

It means a lot to all the team here to learn that you enjoyed your meal with us on Wednesday. Our chef's work tirelessly to create some wonderful dishes for all our guests and we do our utmost to ensure our customers leave feeling satisfied.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on your return.

All the best,

Gavin Watt
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

What a fantastic hotel ,rooms so comfortable ,clean, homely everything been thought of from dressing gown to toothbrush . the location was prefect , service was excellent and staff very friendly, will return.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Wattgj, General Manager at Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Thank you for your review.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again next time you visit the area.

Best Wishes,

Gavin Watt
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Address: | Peterhead, Mintlaw AB42 4LP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Mintlaw
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mintlaw
Price Range: $110 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in 1756, Saplinbrae Hotel and Lodges showcases the best in relaxed dining and living, where the quality of service and commitment to consistency is excellent, but still personal and fun. All of our nine bedrooms have historic charm, which we have complemented with local art, antique prints and small touches of tweed from our local mill. They are a fitting counterpart to the spectacular views from your window of acres of uninterrupted rolling farmland. Our self-catering lodges can be found in the hotel grounds-firstly, our stone Shooting Lodge which features four double en-suite bedrooms and a spacious kitchen-living area, and then our two cozy chalets. The hotel dining room offers relaxed, everyday dining, with contemporary takes on traditional foods. Having a strong agricultural connection within our team, we deem the provenance to be of the highest importance. We are genuinely committed to sourcing locally, and always source from Buchan, Aberdeenshire and Scotland as far as possible-our fish comes from suppliers in Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Sandend, our beef from Foveran, much of our pork and lamb from our own family farms in Kininmonth and the Black Isle and our vegetables from Morag in Crimond. We serve lunch and dinner daily from 12.00pm and 6.00pm, and you can pop in past anytime for a slice of carrot cake and a coffee. We are located in North Aberdeenshire, and Saplinbrae is the perfect seat from which to enjoy a weekend away: great walks, around the Pitfour Estate and the Buchan and Formartine Line, can be found on our doorstep, as well as Aden Country Park and several local golf clubs only a few miles away. We have great links with local fly fishing and shooting clubs for those looking for a wee bit of adventure, and can recommend the perfect spot to enjoy a good book for those who prefer a slower pace. ... more   less 
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