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Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites

Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5XA Scotland
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 27/04/2021.Read more
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Ballater
Travellers' Choice
A Victorian country house, the hotel features beautiful studios, one and two bedroom suites with carefully-considered amenities, including Wi-Fi and 32-inch TVs. Enjoy the resort's indoor pool, various sports courts and spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's playground
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Tennis court
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hammerman99 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Canada19 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here in Oct. 2019 on a tour of Scotland. It was our 25th anniversary and when making the reservation 2 months before I added a note to the online system I totally forgot (the note not the anniversary) and when we opened the door there were flowers and a tray of shortbreads and assorted desserts along with a card. Very nice touch that made me look great! Suite was fantastic. Clean and luxurious with his and her TVs. Food was fantastic and grounds are beautiful. Very quiet spot and we will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sassisnipper wrote a review Nov. 2020
Scotland251 contributions103 helpful votes
Just home from our yearly visit to one of our favourite "get aways" We love Craigendarroch so much we bought into the Grand Vacations Club about 5 years ago. Not knowing quite what to expect with the pandemic and the current restrictions we went with open minds,but were pleasantly surprised at how busy the place was,in fact the only difference was that the dining room was closed so we ate in the bar on our arrival.The place was geared up and followed all covid rules etc. The staff are always friendly and professional and Martin especially is always chatty and helpful. The food was tasty,although the menu is limited we always enjoy everything. Our suite as usual was just luxury,No 2,comfortable and so relaxing,we only stay an hour away,but could be on the other side of the world.We love to walk,visit the shops,cafes and pubs in the village....absolute bliss ! Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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pbvh wrote a review Nov. 2020
Chesterfield, United Kingdom234 contributions76 helpful votes
A six night stay just before the English lockdown. A very exhilarating stay at this resort where we were able to do a lot of walking in the nearby countryside. Covid restrictions meant that the restaurant was not open but the hotel catering staff did provide a take-away service which was excellent and one night we were able to eat in the lounge area for their steak night, where the food was again excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Ian Rae wrote a review Nov. 2020
21 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for a week and had a really relaxing time. Hotel is well set up for Covid with auto hand sanitisers every where. Breakfast is pre-order and collect, which is fine. Restaurant was open for digital orders or you can still talk to the waiting staff. Rooms are very comfortable with a separate sitting area (no door) and an outside balcony. Staff very friendly and helpful Ballater is a lovely wee village and a great base to explore the area including whisky distilleries!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Bjorn Helge A wrote a review Oct. 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom18 contributions23 helpful votes
On arrival we were greeted with smiles and a very warm welcome from the reception staff, that was much appreciated after a long drive from Kent. All hotel protocols were duly explained and we were well informed about the facilities which were open and what was closed. Unfortunately pool was closed and was one of the things we were looking forward to use. When we got into our two bedroom suite we were overwhelmed and very happy with the standard and quality in general. The suite was immaculately clean. It was disappointing that the Hotel's restaurant was closed and only a very reduced service was available. I don't understand this when other restaurants are now open for service in a safe manner. Other guests showed similar disappointment with this. This is a missed opportunity! We all felt very safe during these difficult times with staff wearing PPE and sanitation stations provided. Also in the room where sani wipes were offered. The property is well kept internally with room for improvements outside, appreciate we were getting into autumn. As this was for a potential 6 persons the seating(comfortable) is not sufficient around the TV, this should be looked into and possibly a comfy chair after a long day exploring the beautiful countryside. Throughout the stay all staff we interacted with were great so please give them praise from us. All in all we had a great (although short) holiday from our daily stress and I am already looking at dates for our next break away at Craigendarroch Suites. Some nice restaurants locally and nice to experience the history in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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USD 186 - USD 318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandAberdeenshireBallater
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites?
Nearby attractions include Glenshee Ski Centre (0.2 km), Craigendarroch (0.03 km), and Old Royal Station (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites?
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 at Craigendarroch Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rothesay Rooms, The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie, and Bean for Coffee?.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites?
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 at Craigendarroch Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crathie Church (0.6 km) and Ringing Stone (7.8 km).
Is Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.