Fodor's Expert Review Auld Kirk

Braemar Rd., Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5RQ, Scotland

This simply renovated old church, with some interesting architectural features preserved in its public areas, is a comfortable enough base for a night or two in Ballater. The residents-only lounge bar is a cozy sanctum, serving a wide range of malt whiskies. Tables are set outside for summer evenings.

PROS

  • helpful team looks after you
  • pin-tidy bedrooms and public rooms
  • private lounge bar
  • family-friendly vibe

CONS

  • bar is popular with locals
  • so can get noisy
  • restaurant has reduced hours in winter
  • bar is popular with locals, so can get noisy
  • restaurant has reduced hours in winter
  • showers are small, and most rooms have no tub
  • no restaurant
  • not a full-service hotel

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Service
Casual
Residential Area
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01339-755762

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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