I stayed at Cheers for 2 nights with my elderly aunt. Our rooms were on the top floor - lots of stairs to negotiate which was tricky for Auntie Kate as she has mobility problems. The folk at Cheers were not aware of my aunt's disability when the booking was made (our fault entirely) and they couldn't have been more helpful in dealing with the issue.
Our considerable luggage was whisked away and delivered to our rooms by Cheers' cheerful owner Dennis. Dennis and barmaid Shona then accompanied us both up the stairs to make sure that Auntie Kate could make the trip. Once they were reassured that Auntie Kate would be able to manage the stairs, with my assistance, they left us to settle ourselves in.
The rooms were just fine - spacious and well-appointed with super-comfy beds. Our only problem was that they were not en-suite - we shared a 'private' bathroom on the landing to which only we had the key. The bathroom was good - big and airy with a top-notch shower, but a little tricky for my aunt as she had to negotiate the 'heavy' door of her room and the equally 'heavy' door of the bathroom in order to get to the loo. We took 'special measures' and managed OK! (Not a word to H.S.E. about propping fire-doors open!)
Breakfast is available from 9.00 am. Not a problem to us as we were on holiday but could be an issue to working folk. It's a decent offer - chef will cook you what you want from the traditional choices of the British/Scots fry-up. It comes with plenty of toast and as much coffee and tea as you require. There is room for improvement - no jam, marmalade or honey to go with the plentiful toast. No cereals available and no porridge on offer. Finally, when having a Full Scottish Breakfast I expect to find 'tattie scones' on my plate!
'Cheers' is a big town centre pub with B&B as an extra. There are very few decent places to stay in Fraserburgh (it is not a tourist town). Dennis has made great efforts to provide comfortable accommodation for visitors to 'The Broch'. He and his staff could not be more welcoming or helpful.
There is going to be serious competition soon as Wetherspoons are moving into the nearby, currently closed, Saltoun Arms. Good luck to Dennis and his team - they deserve success.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cheers Cafe Bar & Tavern is an awarding winning Cafe, Bar & Tavern. We have 6 luxury rooms available. We recently won the Best Bar None Gold Award in 2012, along with various other achievements. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cheers Cafe Bar & Tavern Fraserburgh, Scotland