The Best Hotels in North East Scotland - Our Editors' Choice

our editors' hand-picked hotels, B&Bs and inns throughout North East Scotland


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a comfortable country pad steeped in history and full of character whilst also offering an array of leisure facilities and activities for all the family

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this award-winning country hotel with a golf academy and club on site offers an exceptional blend of period charm and contemporary luxury

Craigellachie Hotel

Craigellachie

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historic hotel, in a pretty Speyside village, that has a famous bar stocked with over 1,000 whiskies, elegant bedrooms and field to fork dining

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luxurious baronial mansion and opulent lodge rooms set amidst a vast country estate featuring championship golf course and a private beach

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historic mansion dating back to the 12th century, on the banks of the Dee, with contemporary Scottish interiors and rooms with river views

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this handsome Georgian mansion with every comfort is idyllically set on the banks of the River Dee; salmon fishing is possible from the gardens

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in a fine position overlooking Macduff harbour and Banff, this family-run hotel offers comfort in the rooms and tasty food in the restaurant

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on the NE250 tourist trail, this boutique-style hotel boasts a choice of two restaurants, serving locally sourced dishes, and contemporary rooms

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in a pretty village in the heart of Deeside, this family-run hotel will provide comfort, atmosphere and great food for a relaxing break away

The Ship Inn

Stonehaven

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quayside inn with picturesque harbour views, comfy, cosy rooms - most have harbour views - and a restaurant where seafood is a speciality

Kildrummy Inn

Kildrummy

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situated amidst scenic countryside on the A97 just 5 miles from the Cairngorms National Park, the well-presented rooms enjoy country views

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set in scenic grounds in an idyllic location, the bedrooms and bathrooms of this gracious granite house are elegant and beautifully presented

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indulge yourself in the unashamed luxury of this stunning, country-house B&B, boasting sumptuously furnished rooms, set in acres of woodland

No. 45

Ballater

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a handsome Victorian house, set in an acre of walled gardens, featuring individually designed rooms, a conservatory and relaxing lounges

Durn House

Portsoy

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in a house oozing character and grandeur, enjoy luxurious individually styled rooms, spacious lounges, a games room and a cosy open fire

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an early Victorian church, built of local granite, transformed into a unique, atmospheric place to stay with stylish room and a coffee lounge

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in a peaceful and secluded setting, a fine Georgian mansion offers wonderful hospitality in spacious rooms exuding luxurious period charm

Thistle Dhu

Auchbreck

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set amidst glorious countryside a short drive from the Glenlivet Distillery, stay in stylish, well-appointed rooms that offer scenic countryside views