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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable place to stay while in Ballater, this is it! The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food is incredible! You will be provided with a full breakfast in the morning with delicious coffee, choice of cereals, fruit, juices and a choice of cooked items! The dinners are gourmet meals, each deliciously prepared... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

Nigel and Fiona and there wonderful staff (including the ever-patient Kevin) made our stay with them wonderful. The room was comfortable, clean, had a lovely view, and was quiet. The food was fantastic. It was only a short walk down into town for shopping, and easy hikes up the hill or down by the river. Beautiful place, and I am... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

Don't be put off by the reception area which is pretty dire.However the reception by the staff is warm & friendly.The food is excellent & this alone is worth a visit. Nigel & Fiona Franks also run a good cafe in the old railway station in Ballater,well worth a visit

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Bledington
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

If a visit to Scotland is on your agenda then the Darroch Learg in Ballater on the River Dee is a must on your list. A warm welcome by owners Fiona and Nigel with a cup of tea and a piece of shortbread was the perfect start. A large well thought out bedroom with a marvellous view over the Dee... More 

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Henderson, Nv.
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This beautiful old building is located Mountainside with good parking. It has sweeping views, comfortable updated rooms and good food. We had a twin room with a very nice tub/shower combination. There were two very comfortable over stuffed arm chairs large closet with hanging and shelf room, TV, and a large writing desk. The staff was efficient, pleasant and very... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Having just returned from a business trip to the Seychelles I was looking for rest and relaxation in the Highlands and I wasn't disappointed. The service excellent, the food delicious and the rooms very comfortable. Hard to beat

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Sunday 11th May. A wonderful gastronomic experience underlined by discreet but efficient service. Very relaxing, memorable and enjoyable evening. The lounge was a most relaxing place to begin and end the evening. Impressive gin list. Good value.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Just returned after a delicious Sunday lunch. Hotel is very comfortable, with lovely wood burning stove in the welcoming snug, where we sat looking through magazines whilst waiting for our lunch. The menu was limited but a lovely, varied choice. The roast Scotchbeef was perfect and the setting excellent in the sunny conservatory, being entertained by the bird life. We... More 

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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

We have just had a lovely meal here whilst staying at Craigendarroch - the whole meal was delicious from start to finish, with some of the best cheese I've had for ages. The staff were very attentive, despite a very large party of cricketers (which we were informed of when we booked). I would heartily recommend it and will definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Booked in after a long work day in Aberdeen to kick off a long weekend in the Highlands. Could not have been a better start. Fiona and Nigel very welcoming and I believe that they have been running Darroch Learg for well over 20 years. After such a long time, their friendliness and enthusiasm doesn't appear to have waned; relaxed,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CLOSED FOR MAJOR RENOVATION UNTIL 2016 A Highland Retreat based on the edge of Ballater in the heart of Royal Deeside. Numerous activities from walking to rock climbing can be organised along with exclusive visits to nearby Balmoral Castle. In the evening guests may enjoy dinner prepared by the 2005 winner of Scotland's Hotel Chef of the Year. This is complimented by the best wine list in Scotland.(as named by The UK Top 100 Restaurant Wine Lists). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Darroch Learg

Address: 56 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5UX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range: RM502 - RM641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Darroch Learg 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Darroch Learg Hotel Ballater
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“Any room here will be wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles 346bp, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The upper floors have wonderful views, but no wifi signal, although there are two very pleasant public rooms downstairs with clear signals and very comfortable seating.”
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 of 5 bubbles 719natashah, 17 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms at the top of the hotel.as theres a bit of a pull up 2 flights of stairs”
 of 5 bubbles rayE344, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We had Room 1, Balmoral, with its own balcony on which to enjoy the sunshine.”
 of 5 bubbles AnthonyW329, 18 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a view room and make sure to make a dinner reservation”
 of 5 bubbles toomacks, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
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