Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater

Braemar Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5XA  show map
 3 stars
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Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Dining room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The spectacular Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel offers an airy accommodation in the heart of Ballater. Built in 1891, the hotel is a combination of Victorian architecture and contemporary facilities.

This hotel is located in a ski area, 9.6 km from Crathie Church, Huntly Castle and Glamis Castle. The center of Ballater is 2 km away from the venue.

Occupying perfect location, the hotel lies close to a national park and a wildlife park.

Guests can reach Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel by car from Dyce airport in 55 minutes.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of Duplex Two-Bedroom Duplex Suite, Duplex Two-Bedroom Suite and Two Room Studio that come with bright décor as well as free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, ironing facilities, an in-room safe and a sitting area. Some rooms feature views over Cairngorms National Park and Dee Valley. Room facilities also include a microwave, an electric kettle and a dishwasher for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The onsite elegant restaurant entices with Caribbean dishes. Guests are welcome to the Alfresco bar to relax with a drink.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The property offers conference equipment and a business center for business guests staying at Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel.

Relax

Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel provides cribs, a play area and a game room for children. A gym, aerobics classes and a fitness center as well as lawn tennis, snooker and racquetball are available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   32.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Snowsports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Racquetball
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Dining room
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater Ballater location
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Hotel Address:

Braemar Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5XA

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City Center
  • Ballater
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Dyce (ABZ)
    33.7 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    41.7 mi
  • Bus stop
    6.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    32

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Rooms and availability

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Double Hilton Guestroom
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Enjoy your stay in this comfortable room with on-demand movies. The traditional room, in rich, warm tones, has 1 double bed and opening windows. Relax and watch the 32-inch flat screen TV. Some rooms have partial mountain views. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

Double Guestroom Plus
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Take in the mountain views from the opening windows of this traditional room. The bright and airy room, in rich, warm tones, has 1 double bed. Cots are available. Stay entertained with the on-demand movies or relax and watch the 32-inch flat screen TV. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

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Double Hilton Deluxe
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Indulge yourself in this traditional room with mountain views and a balcony. The bright and airy room, in rich, warm tones, has 1 double bed and sliding patio door windows. De-stress with on-demand movies on the 32-inch flat screen TV. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

Four Poster Suite
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Spoil yourself in this spacious suite located in the Turret of the hotel. The traditional suite, decorated in vibrant and fresh tones, has a four poster bed and separate seating area. Take in the views from the large windows, relax on the easy chair or unwind with on-demand movies on the 32-inch flat screen TV. Pamper yourself in the spa bathroom. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

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King Hilton Suite
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Enjoy a home away from home in this traditional suite with mountain views, a balcony, a living room and a spa bath. The luxurious suite, in cool, calm tones, has 1 king bed and French doors. De-stress with the on-demand movies, curl up on the sofa or re-energize in the large bathroom. Special touches include bathrobes, chocolates and wine. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

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Twin Hilton Guestroom
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Enjoy your stay in this comfortable room with on-demand movies. The traditional room, in rich, warm tones, has twin beds and opening windows. Relax and watch the 32-inch flat screen TV. Some rooms have partial mountain view. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

Twin Hilton Deluxe
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Indulge yourself in this traditional room with mountain views and a balcony. The bright and airy room, in rich, warm tones, has twin beds and sliding patio door windows. De-stress with the on-demand movies. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater Ballater location
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Hotel Address:

Braemar Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5XA

Get directions
City Center
  • Ballater
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Dyce (ABZ)
    33.7 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    41.7 mi
  • Bus stop
    6.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    32

Hotel Awards

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Tourist attractions

  • Larks Gallery - 3000 ft
  • Number Forty Six - 3700 ft
  • Mcewan Gallery - 4600 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center - 3700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Theaters

  • Bruce A Thomson - 6.5 mi

Local attractions

  • Crathie Church - 5.9 mi
    Crathie and Braemar, Aberdeen
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      32

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBallaterHilton Craigendarroch

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    Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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    Hilton Craigendarroch Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hilton Craigendarroch

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 21 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      5.8

      Breakfast was very good indeed, with plenty to choose from.

      I did not like the location of our room or the outlook. Unfortunately we were overlooking the backyard and dustbins and there was a generator under our window which was very noisy all night.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      The views from a resonable sized bedroom & a very comfortable bed

      The check-in was very slow mainly due to people checking into the Lodges and there was little space to accommodate people. The hotel is looking tired and shows signs of lack of investment. Bedrooms not easy to get to and key did not work - had to return to reception to be told that only put the key in 3/4 and this should work- it did! Bathroom very small.Food did not live up to expectations and the smell of chlorine while eating was not conducive to a pleasant meal nor was sitting on banqueting seats at an unbalanced table

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Very Comfortable - easy dining at fair price - good food

      Waiters in Restaurants tended to rush around a bit

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The food was of a very high quality and the staff very much in control

      The Spa was very busy and past its sell-by date. The staff were not interested.

    • Group of friends
      5.0

      We did not use the spa nor the swimming pool but if we had had the time, this would probably have been nice. The surrounding was fantastic.

      The location was a bit away from the village center. The beds was too hard. Totally impression is: Not value for the money.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Price and the fact that we had friends in one of the lodges.

      Chair in bedroom ripped upholtery

    • Couple
      9.0

      Comfortable Room,Excellent Dinner in Club restaurant,Good Leisure complex

    • Couple
      6.2

      Location

      The standard of food was unnaceptable, especially the buffet at the lochaber suite. the breakfast could have been much better and not what I would expect of the Hilton chain! The rooms were too small and very dated and not at all up to the standard I would expect for a Hilton. Overall I was not impressed at all with the Hilton Craigendarroch hotel. This hotel could be so much better as the location is absolutley perfect.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Restaurant was fabulous.

      Did not like that the spa was no longer open.

    • Couple
      7.4

      Overall trip was good with a couple of niggling issues. Wifi access cost 14.99 for 24 hours- this is a massive pet hate for me- if you spend money on a decent hotel wifi should be free as standard, the hotel has it anyway, it's a ridiculous hidden cost too many hotels seem to find acceptable. Stop treating your customers with contempt. 2nd , our tv was broken, not usually an issue but the weather was poor and it would have been nice to have a cosy night with a movie. Initially all tvs were down due to weather, then just ours was broken. No urgency at all to fix this and when it was fixed the quality was so poor we couldn't watch it anyway. Again a nighle which shouldn't be an issue in a decent hotel.

    • Couple
      6.2

      Good location for walking and hiking in the Cairngorms

      The bathroom in our room was moldy, damp and smelly and fairly grim and not something you'd expect from the look of the rest of the hotel and the price. Our double room was about half the size of the really spacious twin room we had booked for our friend for the same night.

    • Family with children
      6.2

      For the purposes of our visit it was a good choice.

      The hotel is in need of upgrading, the public areas are tired, carpets are worn, paint chipped and the bathroom in 46 was ridculously small. It was odd that our daughter was placed in a large room in the old part of the house when we were placed in the rather bunker like new wing. The Club House building design is odd, it does not make use of the views, the dark glass windows in Scotland in the middle of the winter does not work at all. Staffa t breakfast were very 'stressed'. The breakfast buffet at 9.30 was depleted of a number of things on both mornings so -food resourcing needs attention.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel - Ballater Ballater location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Braemar Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5XA

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Ballater
      4000 ft
    Airports
    • Dyce (ABZ)
      33.7 mi
    • Dundee (DND)
      41.7 mi
    • Bus stop
      6.3 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      32

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBallaterHilton Craigendarroch

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

    Use Badge