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

Nestled in the heart of Ballater, the 3-star Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel offers direct access to slopes. An example of Victorian architecture, this hotel was opened in 1891 and was fully restored in 2008.

This hotel is located in a ski area, 10.2 km from Balmoral Castle. Guests can get to Ballater city center, which is 2 km away.

This attractive property offers proximity to a national park and a wildlife park.

Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel is within a 55-minute drive to Dyce airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 32 individual rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe, a patio, a microwave and a sofa as well as coffee/tea makers and a fridge. Some rooms overlook the valley. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet.

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

Along with free parking, a safe deposit box and an elevator there are conference equipment and a business center available on the premises.

Relax

On-site treatments include steam baths, reflex massage and facials. A gym, aerobics classes and a fitness centre are provided on-site.

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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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Larks Gallery3000 ft
  • Number Forty Six3700 ft
  • Mcewan Gallery4600 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center3700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Royal Lochnagar Distillery6.3 mi
  • Balmoral Castle6.3 mi

Theaters

  • Bruce A Thomson6.5 mi

Local attractions

  • Crathie Church5.9 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

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    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

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