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“Location, location, location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ship Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stonehaven
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Location, location, location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Stayed at the Ship Inn whilst working in the North East mainly to avoid the horrors of Aberdeen! Best decision in a long while - the Ship Inn is a haven and if you have a room with harbour views I defy you to get any work done in the evening. I took a glass of wine from the bar to my room and was mesmerised by harbour activity till a late, deep pink dusk.
Breakfast in the restaurant was good, staff were pleasant and helpful and the price represented value for money.
I'll be back.

Room Tip: harbour view is a must
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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  • Location
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

It`s a beautiful view of the harbour that greets you in front of the Ship Inn. Stop at the Troupers bar and they will carry your bags up to your room with a view. Very clean,spacious room has a great bed and modern wash room were a great comfort and restful night after a long drive. Dinner and breakfast where both a great dining experience, service and conversation with our server and host. We left feeling we where leaving friends.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the harbour have the best view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I would disagree with the contributor who called the room pricey. In Aberdeen a room on considerably lower quality would cost you anything up to £60 a night dearer. The Ship Inn is situated just by the harbour, the rooms are spotless and to a high standard. Stayed twice in the last few weeks. On complaint during first staff was room was cold. No such problem the second time. The staff are friendly and the food in the restaurant is very good. Never did get round to` trying the king Prawn linguine. Would certainly staff here rather than the over priced and mediocre hotels in Aberdeen. Bar has a good selection of beers and a very good selection of malt whiskeys.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Iain Y
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Took a harbour view room for two nights and was blessed with good(ish) weather. Room and hotel are good but pricey compared with many other similar standard. However the location on the actual harbour which is quaint rather than working. Will be back

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stayed at the Shipp Inn for one night on the way up to Aberdeen and found the room to be very well equipped, spacious, nice big bed, great shower. The food in the restaurant was lovely as was breakfast. Would be happy to come and stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JonnyF3
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Strathclyde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just spent a weekend at Ship Inn ?Room was Excellant with stunning views over the harbour food was first class and great selection. Would advice booking in advance if you would like a table in restaurant they do serve same menu in lounge.Would certainly stay there again and recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: Room 4 was Excellant for us.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed at the Ship for one night mid way thru' our cycle trip. Checked in quickly and taken to room by friendly proprietor who fully explained all amenities available. Didn’t eat in the hotel but sampled several of the tasty ales available and enjoyed the harbour views. Slept soundly in the comfortable beds and was not disturbed by the staff on their breaks even though our room was at the back of the hotel. Breakfast menu was varied and freshly cooked. Will stay there again and would recommend it to fellow cyclists/travellers on a similar journey.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank peter g
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Additional Information about Ship Inn

Property: Ship Inn
Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Stonehaven
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stonehaven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ship Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic (1771) inn with 11 luxurious en-suite bedrooms (7 with harbour views) - all with flat screen TV and free wi-fi. Comfortable 38 cover restaurant with spectacular views of picturesque harbour. Varied menu with seafood a specialty. All food home cooked using the finest locally sourced produce. Cosy bar with good choice of draft beers (including Real Ales), bottled beers, cider and soft drinks. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wine by the glass and extensive wine list. Freshly ground coffee. Outside terrace with tables overlooking harbour. 20 minutes from Aberdeen - Oil Capital of Europe. ... more   less 
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Ship Inn Stonehaven, Scotland

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