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26th April 2019 Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Places to stay in Aberdeenshire

Planning a visit to Aberdeenshire? You’ve made a good choice as Aberdeenshire has it all, including a great range of hotels.

With its rich history, superb shopping, world-class sporting and leisure venues, cultural hotspots and year-round entertainment, Aberdeenshire rivals any European city, and the visitor’s choice of restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and hotels just keeps on growing.

The corporate, tourism, retail and cultural sectors of city and shire work very closely together to offer visitors a varied experience of the area. Visitors to the region are always pleasantly surprised at how vibrant the region is for both business and pleasure, there’s something here for everyone.

There is a great range of accommodation on offer in Aberdeenshire

There is a great range of accommodation on offer in Aberdeenshire

We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.

Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?

Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.

Aberdeenshire has hundreds of places to stay and across the city, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including the luxurious Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Courseon Oldmeldrum and Douneside House Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.

Meldrum House Country Hotel

Meldrum House Country Hotel is a handsome 13th-century Baronial mansion house set in rural Aberdeenshire. It boasts an excellent golf course and an atmospheric 800 year-old ‘cave bar’ with a fine whisky selection. After an extension and refurbishment, this historical hotel now offers a contemporary taste of Scotland.

Douneside House

Douneside House is a handsome Scottish country hotel with an emotive backstory. It’s the only triple AA Rosette restaurant in Aberdeenshire, and is run by the charitable foundation the MacRobert Trust, offering luxury with a clear conscience.

Something different?

As well as hotels, there is also a great range of hostels, welcoming B&Bs and cosy guesthouses. And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses and even a camping pod!

Enjoy beautiful tourist attractions such as Dunottar Castle

Enjoy beautiful tourist attractions such as Dunottar Castle on your trip

Deeside Holiday Park offers both en-suite glamping pods or four to six berth family camping pods. Set in a tranquil retreat in the Southern valley of the River Dee, the park is ideal for getting away from it all. Whether you choose to spend your time exploring Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park or soaking up the atmosphere in the lively city of Aberdeen, the park offers the perfect holiday destination.

It also offers a superb range of two and three-bedroomed Signature hot tub lodges, three and four-bedroomed luxurious lodges and two and three-bedroomed modern caravan holiday homes.

Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.


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