We had room 5, the twin room. This was dark and dingy, and the ensuite was built into one corner of the room space. The ensuite itself (not a place to linger) reminded us of a Portacabin-style construction at a campsite or marina.
When the lodge's central heating was turned on it made a noise which drowned out the TV and conversation . Thankfully the hosts did turn it off upon our request (it was July), but you would not want to be staying in this room during the winter..
The beds were the worst feature of the room: saggy and with mattress springs poking into you in whatever position you chose. We eventually slept but only by sleeping on top of the duvets for extra padding.
Had we been travelling by car (we were cycling) we would have moved on and gone elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After a good night's sleep in our newly-renovated bedrooms, start the day with our legendary breakfast - locally-sourced ingredients, home-made tattie scones, fantastic porridge. Set out with a generous packed lunch, including our famous home-baking. In the evening relax in front of the cosy wood-burner with a malt whisky, glass of wine or local beer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Callater Lodge Guest House Braemar, Scotland