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    Douneside House

    | Tarland, Aboyne AB34 4UL, Scotland
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    • Excellent94%
    • Very good5%
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    • Poor1%
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    “swimming pool” (13 reviews)
    “croquet lawn” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
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    Pets Allowed
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    Laundry Service
    Tennis Court
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and I live locally and had looked forward to the reopening of Douneside last year, but we did not expect to see such an impressive transformation. The quality of work that has been done is truly incredible and the house has to now...More

    Thank Michael A
    Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Mr Adams, Thank you ever so much for your review and kind words. We pride ourselves in the high standards that we have set and it is immensely satisfying when we meet our guests expectations. Thank you again, the team and I look forward...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    DBB (at a pretty reasonable Rate), and on arrival and check in the room was excellent (dog friendly cottage) very clean, modern and comfortable. Had a walk round the grounds, amazing gardens and beautifully maintained. But then went for dinner - wow. Rioght up there...More

    Thank steveprince81
    Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Mr Prince, It was our pleasure to have you staying with us at Douneside. We are absolutely delighted with your review, very many thanks for taking the time to share your comments. I will also share your comments regarding dinner with our kitchen team!...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Have recently travelled through Europe and UK. Douneside House was the best stay we experienced . Have often thought the assessment of exceptional was overused. Certainly not Douneside . The greeting from a very friendly and helpful staff, splendid rooms and food that is creative...More

    Thank Philip A
    Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Philip, Well, we are absolutely delighted. We certainly strive to be exceptional, so very many thanks for your review. We hope you enjoyed your travels and will come back and visit us soon. Best wishes. Marcel

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Lovely place. A hidden gem not yet discovered by the masses. Nothing could have prepared us for the absolute beauty of this location and house. The food and service was amazing too. Going to book to come back for the weekend.

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your comments, I'm so glad you enjoyed Douneside's surroundings, we're very lucky to be in such a beautiful location. We look forward to welcoming you back for a weekend stay next time. Best wishes, Marcel

    Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

    After reading previous reviews, my expectations were high and thankfully Douneside House did not disappoint. The setting is stunning, the service was superb and the food was by far the best meal I've eaten in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire. It's in a different league to any of the...More

    2  Thank rumbles
    Response from douneside, General Manager at Douneside HouseResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for your review. We're delighted to read that you have re-booked to come visit us again, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Marcel

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room Service
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Tennis Court
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 181 - USD 375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 28
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    • Aberdeenshire >
    • Aboyne
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    • Douneside House Aboyne, Scotland
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    Traveller (110)
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    Dining (6)
    Pool & Beach (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (90)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
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    CaroleLed
    3 February 2017|
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    Response from douneside | Property representative |
    Many thanks for your enquiry. Dogs are most welcome in our apartments and cottages but they aren't allowed in the main hotel building or bedrooms. There is a vast network of footpaths and trails from our doorstep - perfect... More
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    "Dog friendly rooms, but not in the main hotel building, no dogs allowed in there."
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    "We had room 14 which had a nice private terraced area"
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    "Rooms at the front of the hotel."
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