Landed in Aberdeen airport 7.00pm taxi (very informative driver) to the Braemar Lodge Hotel arriving approx. 9pm received and a warm welcome at reception by the . Shown to my single room which for a change wasn't a box room and had a true single size bed not a divan, radiator (always hot), large wardrobe, dressing table, desk, tea & coffee making facilities. On suite bathroom with all you would expect to find in one!. A suitable size, warm and decorated room with views over the bowling green towards the village.
There are extremely popular with the locals so do let them know if you would like dinner in the evening. Hard to describe the food apart from ab fab.... I could manage breakfast then nothing until 7.30 ish for dinner. The bar is for those who are either staying in the main hotel (not lodges or bunk room) or eating in the restaurant for pre dinner drinks great place to meet the locals.
The area is beautiful I am a walker and having purchased a map from local TI set out exploring the local mountain sides. We had a fair snow fall over one night which did mean the snow gates were kept shut until 10.30 - 11am.
As a solo traveler I felt safe (locals actually leave their cars running whilst in the shop) I met some lovely informative locals on my wonderings.
Caught the local bus from Braemar to Aberdeen and then the link bus to the airport.
I will certainly return when the heathers are out.
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- Hotel located in an old Scottish hunting lodge two minutes from the center of town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Braemar Hotel Braemar
- Braemar Lodge Hotel Scotland