We stayed with our 11 year old daughter for 3 days DB&B. This is a very well run small hotel and we would definitely return. The food was absolutely fabulous and dinner was a highlight with specials added to the standard menu each evening; the wine list was also extensive and Fiona was an excellent host who always made you feel at ease and welcome. She had an easy smile and conversation in the evening and was there, just as bright, in the morning too! Excellent service!
We stayed in room 1, which had a lovely balcolny that we actually got to use as the weather was fairly good when we visited. It gets the sun in morning which was lovely and the views of the mountains (around the trees) were beautiful. Our bed was extremely comfortable and we slept very soundly. The z bed for my daughter was adequate and I do feel many hotels are let down by their inadequate facilities for children. However at dinner and breakfast this hotel went out of its way to cater for an 11 year old and to chat to her and make her feel comfortable which was much appreciated.
Everywhere was very clean and tidy especially our room. There was some damage to the ceiling in the bathroom which had possibly been caused by a leak and was a bit of an eyesore and needed touching up but everywhere else was spik and span. We had a very relaxing time here and the town of Ballater was engaging. A lovely place to visit.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Darroch Learg Hotel Ballater
- Darroch Learg Ballater, Scotland