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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges

At Craigendarroch Lodges Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5XA Scotland
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#1 of 9 Speciality lodging in Ballater
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Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Lodges is a beautiful resort in Royal Deeside boasting 99 lodges set within the grounds, the Keiller Brasserie and Lounge offering a fantastic range of freshly produced and local menu items, an indoor lagoon pool, LivingWell Health Club and The House Spa. The resort also includes indoor games room and squash court together with outdoor play park and tennis courts providing activities for all the family. The resort is perfectly located for walkers and hikers to take in the beautiful surrounding scenery.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Game room
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Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Steam room
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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GCG220354 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom24 contributions30 helpful votes
Fabulous location and lots to do. The lodge was very comfortable and has been very well maintained. Ballater golf course was most enjoyable and we keep finding new cycle tracks to explore. There are a couple of excellent restaurants nearby which are really superb with great food and very friendly service. All in all a great experience.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Ross G wrote a review Oct. 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom53 contributions12 helpful votes
We visit Craigendarroch at least twice a year, and I'm delighted to say that the level of service mixed with the quality of lodges continues to get better each time. As a family, we really love Ballater, so walking into the village from Craigendarroch is always a pleasure. Great local shops, cafes and restaurants to visit, and the people are exceptionally friendly. Not to mention that the area is steeped in history, with the Queens Balmoral castle only a stone throw away. The hotel and lodges at Craigendarroch are always well maintained, with recent refurbishments making huge improvements from what was already a great resort. Each lodge has its own sauna which acts as an ideal warm-up if staying during the cold winter months. Swimming pool and gym facilities are superb, and the restaurants/bar are superb. The staff have a pleasant, professional and helpful manner, nothing is ever unachievable. Thanks to all once again, and we will be returning before the end of the year.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Colin Swanston wrote a review Oct. 2020
Livingston, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed for 4 nights with my wife from 12 October. Stayed in the lodges many times over the years. We love the relaxation and space that the lodges provide. This time we had a lodge all in one level - open plan living and kitchen area, bathroom and bedroom. Stunning balcony area too. Weather helped make it a great few days away. Ballater is picturesque village located on the river Dee. Make sure you plan a trip to Balmoral Castle, Burn o Vat and Loch Muick. Other local villages and towns include Braemar, Aboyne and Banchory. Craigendarroch really is a destination where you can be as active or as relaxed as you please. 5 star stay once again. Be back soon for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Martin P wrote a review Oct. 2020
Perth, United Kingdom121 contributions53 helpful votes
Stayed in a 3 bedroom lodge for 3 nights. All covid sanctions were in place. Bedrooms were downstairs in this lodge with the kitchen and lounge area upstairs together with a balcony overlooking the grounds. Lovely to see the red squirrels running around. Although there are 100 lodges at Craigendarroch they are spread out over a large area and therefore you are still able to enjoy the peaceful surroundings without being disturbed. Lodge was of an excellent standard with all the kitchen utensils/crockery you would require. The pool and spa are available -pre booking is a requirement as you would expect at present. There is also a tennis court to exercise on. There is a restaurant within the hotel that served an abridged menu and there are a number of eating establishments in Ballater which is about 20 minutes walk away. Looking forward to returning at the end of October.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Samantha wrote a review Sep. 2020
Bingham, United Kingdom28 contributions10 helpful votes
A delightful place, tranquil and amazing. The property was in the woods with an amazing balcony. The facilities are excellent and we played snooker nearly every evening! The staff are great, kind and considerate. We loved the sauna in the house and the Jacuzzi bath went down very well. the house is equipped with everything that you need. The bathrooms are amazing and the showers are brilliant. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: The lodges at the back of the estate are quieter
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USD 209 - USD 276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Glenshee Ski Centre (0.1 km), Craigendarroch (0.01 km), and Old Royal Station (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rothesay Rooms, The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie, and Bean for Coffee?.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crathie Church (0.6 km) and Ringing Stone (7.8 km).