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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Had I paid just £45 for my double room, 1 night stay here, I would not have felt compelled to write a review. But I paid £90, and for that price I expected a lot more. The room was tiny, just enough floor space for the double bed and not much else. The 'wardrobe' consisted of a hanging rail placed...

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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Last night I was disgusted at the service. Having just finished our starters a waiter came over and asked if we would like to see the desert menu/any teas or coffees - replied that we were waiting for our mains. Not very professional. We shared a warm garlic bread - it had no garlic, it was just warm bread. When...

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Thank graO5
scotland
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stayed here for one night while my husband had business in Banchory. We found the staff very pleasant and attentive - the food was very good. As we were dining early in the evening I enjoyed a special early evening menu - delicious two courses for £9.99 - excellent value but so were the dishes on their ordinary menu....

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Thank fimobo
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

My friends and I booked a table for dinner here for our Xmas night out. Within about 5 minutes of our arrival we were told that we were being too noisy - apparently laughter is off the menu at The Douglas Hotel. This was the last Saturday before Xmas, however a party atmosphere is clearly not expected or allowed in...

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10Thank Yum_mum2007
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Ordered our two meals, a family of four then ordered their meals. eventually waitress comes in with two meals, just the ones we had ordered, asks who had ordered them, the parents of the family said yes, they were given the meals. Their children then had to wait. they were given an apology, we did not. When the same person...

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6Thank catherine c
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Room was clean but spent 20 minutes running tap for hot water - gave up - tried the shower (electric) still no joy............ Not good but certainly woke me up before bed. Food is overpriced & £2.20 for a bottle of Coke. However staff are friendly although no one on duty for 7.15 check out & no key drop.

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Thank VJLow
San Francisco
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Out with friends for a lovely meal elsewhere, thank goodness! Arrived for a cocktail to end the evening and we weren't allowed to spend any money!! Never again will I recommend the place. No ambiance to speak of either.

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4Thank babycatcher1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Quite simply perfect: comfortable room, cozy pub/restaurant, good hearty food, good beer, super friendly staff... I was in the area for a demanding trail run, and I was really happy to be able to experience such comfort, all in one place. I'll be back!

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Thank Laurence B
Banchory, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Really great food , menu has lots of choice and even states which dishes are GF which is important for me , Staff friendly and help . Really Worth a visit when in Banchory. Only visted the restaurant as we are locals. Not sure what the rooms are like.

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Thank HOTELINSPECTORABZ
scotland
Reviewed 19 June 2015

food was very goos indeed and service first class with excellent value for money. Drinks were reasonable price and wine was excellent. I will definitely be back for a meal again soon. The new management team have worked very hard and their efforts have paid off.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small family-run hotel who pride ourselves on high standards of product and service. Our rooms are clean and modern all with flat screen TVs and DVD players. Our menu changes seasonally and we have a rotation of real ales on which we pride ourselves. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Douglas Arms Hotel

Address: 22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banchory
Price Range: RM401 - RM495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Douglas Arms Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Free wifi does not work unless you go outside on to the street.”
 of 5 bubbles VJLow, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Not sure, wouldn't recommend”
 of 5 bubbles babycatcher1, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“great little place and food is first class”
 of 5 bubbles theepilgrim, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We had 3 and non were good”
 of 5 bubbles cooperfanGlasgow, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“try the lobster pasta and the twisted thistle”
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