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19 The Square, Tarland AB34 4TX Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tarland
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Nestling between the rivers Dee and Don in the 'Howe of Cromar' on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The award winning Commercial Hotel offers a spectacular setting for a relaxing and peaceful break on Royal Deeside surrounded by some of Scotland's most breathtaking scenery,whilst providing an excellent base for visitors to the Grampian Highlands and beyond This 18th Century Granite Coaching Inn has been lovingly restored to contemporary chic without losing its original charm. We promise you warm hospitality,courteous staff and a 'can do' service as you want it - if your not satisfied we're not satisfied Each of our 9 En-Suite rooms have been individually designed and styled with every room ensuring a good nights sleep,with comfy beds and crisp white linen "Enjoy the Highland Air" - where a good nights sleep is waiting for you. New for 2016 our Serviced Apartment The apartment has 3 bedrooms comprising of 1 x Double (king size bed) 1 x Twin room and 1 x single sleeping up to a maximum of 5 persons. It has a fully equipped kitchen including electric hob oven/grill fridgefreezer Kettle toaster microwave and kitchenware Lounge/dining area sofa,flat screen TV & table and chairs. A Newly fitted bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Additional features include free off road parking welcome pack free daily maid service iron ironing board & hairdryer. Guest controlled heating & Free WIFI. Breakfast is available in the main hotel (chargable)
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Yvonne H wrote a review May 2021
Tarland, United Kingdom26 contributions35 helpful votes
First visit back to local after latest lockdown, wow it was great to be back. New chef & have to say the best meal we have had in a while, great service, new safety procedures & amazing food. Definitely will be back as soon as possible & highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Bev Hughes, Owner at The Commercial Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
It was great to welcome you back Yvonne, hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Donzerella wrote a review Feb 2020
Gravesend, United Kingdom425 contributions178 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
Everything was just perfect. The food the hotel the staff. Really would recommend. Very clean and comfortable. Only fault was I couldn’t move as over ate as the food was just too good to leave. Will return
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Neenthewaur wrote a review Nov 2020
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom153 contributions4 helpful votes
Last minute decision to try the Commercial in Tarland for lunch proved to be a real winner. About half the tables were already reserved and the rest were filled while we were there. We've eaten here many times previously, including for breakfast around Highland Games times in summers past, but eating out is still a real treat this year of Covid and we were so impressed by the efficiency and safety of the set up in the eating area of the bar. You have to take something from the larger menu if you want alcohol (new regulations) but we both found something from the snack menu as we were driving later, so the alcohol wasn't an issue. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and hats-off to Kristina, a one-woman power house who had to keep us all safe and served and happy. Compliments, also, to the chef (those chips were something else!) and to the lady who came through to help with drinks so Kristina could keep up the 5-star service on a very busy lunchtime. Lovely lunch.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Only here for food but the soup was delicious
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Response from Bev Hughes, Owner at The Commercial Hotel
Responded 9 Nov 2020
Thankyou so much for your positive feedback, there is not always much to brighten our days at the moment, so knowing that our customers are appreciative of our new ways of operating is a real boost. I will pass on your comments to kristina, who along with the rest of my team are doing an amazing job keeping everyone safe and happy until we can return to more normal trading conditions. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Charlie B wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights and despite Covid restrictions we had a very pleasant stay. The rooms are well equipped and comfortable and the hospitality warm. Bev and her team looked after us well and the extensive menu meant we found quality and variety throughout the week.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
SallyAshmore wrote a review Oct 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is clean and very comfortable. The double rooms are spacious and well equipped. We were offered a room tidy service halfway through the week,but the overall level software hygiene were very good. The shower pressure was excellent, although the baths are a bit small for people taller than 6'! The cuisine was very good and the service excellent - friendly and attentive and personal. Bev the owner made us feel welcome throughout our stay. Strongly recommend for a stay if visiting the area.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$115 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Commercial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Commercial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Burn O'Vat (4.6 miles), Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (4.3 miles), and Cambus O'May Forest (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Commercial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Commercial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Commercial Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Commercial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nurtaj Indian Restaurant, The Boat Inn Restaurant, and Spider on a Bicycle.
Is The Commercial Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the centre of Tarland.
Are pets allowed at The Commercial Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Commercial Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tomnaverie Stone Circle (0.7 miles).
Is The Commercial Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.