We stayed for four nights with a Shearings tour and booked a superior room which was a good size, fairly recently refurbished, clean and had a nice view. The only problem was when we got into bed! As soon as we lay down we could hear a constant noise which sounded like a pump or a fan, and this went on all night (we were close to the back of the kitchen). Needless to say we didn't get very much sleep and reported it to reception in the morning. The lady on reception said she would check out the situation and make sure the kitchen staff turned off the fans when they closed the kitchen.
The next night we went into the room to check the noise after the kitchen staff had left but it was still there so the duty receptionist went to see what he could do. Unfortunately the culprit was a cooler fan for the freezer which he obviously couldn't turn off, so we asked to be moved to another room. The young man was very helpful but could only offer us a standard room as the hotel was almost full.
Anyway, the room was fine - not as nice as the superior room but we managed to get a good night's sleep which was the main thing.
The hotel lounges have been refurbished recently and are nice and comfortable, the bar is very cosy and has a good atmosphere.
The food was OK but nothing to shout about.
All in all we enjoyed the stay and loved the village of Braemar and the surrounding area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The impressive baronial style of The Invercauld Arms is set against the stunning backdrop of the Grampian Mountains. The Castle view Restaurant with its impressive windows and wood paneling adds to the character of the hotel and makes for an informal dining experience with us. The Rebel Lounge comes alive most evenings with our talented entertainers offering a relaxed style of entertainment for you to enjoy. In the winter months there is a traditional coal and log fire burning in the front lounge providing a warm welcome for weary travelers. The intimate atmosphere of our Slante Bar provides a very cosy and relaxed setting for unwinding at the end of the day. The Invercauld Arms is ideal for those looking to partake in outdoor activities, explore the Highlands or just relax and enjoy the unrivaled world famous Scottish hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Invercauld Arms Hotel Braemar, Scotland