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Shorehead Guest House

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Beautiful boutique guest house situated in the centre of Stonehaven Harbour. Stunning views over the harbour and guest lounge area. Plenty do surrounding pubs and restaurants. Fantastic situation for Stonehaven fireballs and Folk Festival. A short walk to Dunnottar Castle. Close drive to Aberdeen city centre. All rooms en-suite with wifi and Smart TVs. Stunning decor and pure luxury!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Desk
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English
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Elaine wrote a review 4 Feb
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The biggest, fluffiest towels, and the friendliest owner. Slept really soundly on a very comfy bed, in an impeccably clean room, amidst beautiful decor. And of course the views over the harbour are fabulous. Highly recommend Shorehead Guesthouse and look forward to staying again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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K J wrote a review Oct 2023
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This is not a traditional B&B because: (1) The Host is not onsite overnight. This caused a problem with extremely noisy quests that were yelling and running the stairs until 2:30 a.m. and smoking on the back porch with the door into the building open; (2) There is not a prepared breakfast but instead a less than continental breakfast set up with cold cereals, a single type of unripe fruit, toast that you make, and store bought (not even from the bakery section) snacks; (3) Nothing is marked in the kitchen for this self serve breakfast set up so we had to hunt the drawers and cupboards for flatware, cups, mugs, plates, etc. plus the kitchen itself was rather messy with so many people serving themselves and leaving detritus behind. It was also odd that the heat was only turned on for 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not stay downstairs and be aware that the "breakfast" is not traditional, hot, or homemade.
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Flash21 wrote a review Aug 2023
19 contributions7 helpful votes
Sadly this B&B is living on its past glory. The owner does not live on site . Our bedroom was very cramped with one window that only opened a few inches and overcrowded with furniture. We did try to open a window in the guests lounge but that did not open at all. Again a safety concern. It is now very dated and in places dirty and unkept. Cleaning issues were very noticeable in all places. Breakfast we were told was continental which you helped yourself too . It’s classed as a B&B but the kitchen was open and guests were cooking their own food. Which again did give us some safety concerns. The only good thing about this place were the beds which were very comfortable and clean. £130.00 for one night for two which in retrospect we should have left and demanded our money back . I do have photographs that I’m happy to share privately.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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BZ A wrote a review June 2023
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By far the best guesthouse my fiancée and I have stayed at - the rooms are truly beautiful and the amenities are excellent, opulent luxurious comfort at its finest! Jane was so kind to us and we can’t thank her enough. Thank you ♥️
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emily W wrote a review Oct 2022
Singapore, Singapore345 contributions118 helpful votes
The location was great right facing the pier. Parking was easy along the road. The Marina Hotel a few door away served great food. The owner was very helpful. Decor was modern. Room was clean. The bed was very comfortable. When I saw the pictures of this accommodation on booking.com I was thinking they had a really bad interior photographer to take the pictures with a fisheye lens. When I arrived then I saw why. The room was very small and cramp. There was hardly any space left with the bed taking up most of the room. When you open the bathroom door, it almost touch the bed and hid the bedside table. We had a larger suitcase opened on the floor at the base of the bed and there were just enough space for one person to walk. I had to be careful in the middle of the night not to trip over shoes and stuff. The heater worked well but for such a small room it was too much. We couldn't sleep even though we turned it off before going to bed and slept without the covers. We had to crack the window open and it was some time before we fell asleep. There was a beautiful lounge and breakfast room on the first floor. We were supposed to be on the ground floor but the host "upgraded" us to the first floor so as to be able to use the lounge. I would have liked to be spared the stairs instead as we have bad knees. The bath water was adequately hot but the spray was not adjustable. If you are standing inside you will get either very hot water or very cold water until you find a balance point. There is no way of making the spray smaller until then. The spray is also directed a bit outwards. Not something I dislike but it will be a problem for the owner with water outside the shower cubicle and on the bathroom floor. Some parts are already buckling I think because of that. In the shower there were nowhere I could place the soap or shampoo. Not ideal. Finally the door was a single glass pane so when you are done and open the door, the water dripped onto the floor. Again not something I dislike unless it was my home. The flooring will not last in this situation. The breakfast was DIY style. We were hoping for a cooked breakfast. There was milk, bread, juice, cereals, yogurt but I wished they had eggs, even if we had to fry them ourselves. After all the cooked breakfasts in many other accommodations this was quite a let down.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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WTexTraveler wrote a review Sept 2022
Midland, Texas211 contributions129 helpful votes
Our host was friendly and very helpful with local directions and recommendations. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Our room was large, although the bathroom was small but adequate. We had a room overlooking the harbor and the breeze coming in off the North Sea was wonderful. This B&B does not serve a prepared breakfast, but there were plenty of choices in baked goods, cereals and fruit.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Frank Barrett wrote a review Aug 2022
Woodford, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed our night's stay at Shorehead Guesthouse which is right on the lovely harbour at Stonehaven. Our room was immaculate and modern with a good hot ensuite shower and an extremely comfortable bed. The help yourself breakfast suited us as I had an early start fishing in the morning, although ordinarily we would have liked to have had the choice of a hot cooked breakfast. Jane, the owner was friendly and gave us lots of tips on what to do in the area and we would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Porty_12 wrote a review Aug 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom35 contributions11 helpful votes
We were just staying for one night as a special treat. we had a lovely room on the top floor. It was very hot but with the windows wide open we had the smell of the sea, the lapping of the waves and the occasional cry of a seagull. Definitely knew we were on our holidays. Decent sized bed and super comfy. perfect location for nearby pubs with great food and drinks and lots of nearby walks on the doorstep.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Tracey wrote a review July 2022
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Said we would be arriving early were told keys would be left in safe place for us they were not there we e mailed owner no reply so waited in pub next door as was raining for over and hour went back to guest house as still not heard via e mail. Keys had now appeared owner was there said she had forgotten about keys didn't apologise . Room was very dark, stuffy, claustrophobic window overlooked refuse bins not great for £108. Owner does not live on site so no cooked breakfast, on reaching dining room no bread to make toast, no fresh fruit or orange juice just prepacked pastries, muesli bars, microwaveable porridge pots. We ended up walking into centre of Stonehaven and paying for a cooked breakfast in a local hotel. Very disappointed considering price of stay .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bel664 wrote a review July 2022
Reading, United Kingdom81 contributions45 helpful votes
I had a comfortable stay but was disappointed with no breakfast as that was advertised when I booked. To be greeted with the price is room only was not good enough. The situation was good which was one reason I had chosen this accommodation but there were others that would have suited as well with breakfast included. One day I returned to find cleaning materials left in my room -not sure if this meant that my room hadn’t be cleaned that day. I will not stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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AU$163 - AU$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandAberdeenshireStonehaven
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shorehead Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Shorehead Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Tolbooth Museum (0.2 km), Stonehaven Harbour (0.2 km), and The Fireballs (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shorehead Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Shorehead Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shorehead Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shorehead Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Villa, The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant, and Cool Gourmet.
Is Shorehead Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Stonehaven.
Are there any historical sites close to Shorehead Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunnottar Castle (1.6 km), The Burns Memorial garden (1.0 km), and Stonehaven Clock Tower (0.3 km).
Does Shorehead Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.