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“A Paradise in Scotland”
Review of Glen Lui Hotel

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Glen Lui Hotel
Ranked #7 of 17 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“A Paradise in Scotland”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This hotel is run by a family business in which the staff are more than helpful. They make you feel that you are important and they treat you like a human-being. The food is excellent and the rooms are palacial. There is also a brilliant view from every room. My room afforded a panorama of an unspoilt plain leading to low-level mountains. It is well worth a stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

We had stayed here last year on the same weekend, so were looking forward to our stay. The room was very basic but clean and comfortable. It was a bit dated and could probably do with a new shower as the seal was broken. The staff were all lovely and very welcoming, the breakfast (full Scottish) was lovely although my partner thought it wasn't as good as last year.We had booked a table for Saturday night in the restaurant and I really enjoyed my venison my partner thought his duck was a bit tough. I followed with sticky toffee pudding mmmm. My partner went for creme brulee he really enjoyed it . Lovely little hotel in a fantastic location would definitely recommend .

  • Stayed August 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We stayed here with a small tour group (13). Most of us were put in a motel-like structure outside the main house. There was no room for suitcases. Bed frame did damage to our shins. Mattresses were hard as a rock. Bath was very basic. Very little surface area to put things. Dinner was excellent and host was very personable.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Very comfortable accommodation, splendid food and drink, exceptional service, all in beautiful surroundings: a truly memorable stay in the heart of Deeside, which more than compensated for our experiences at the hotel we had stayed in the night before. We would certainly stay there again.

Stayed June 2013
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Rickenbach, Germany
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

very cosy and charming. terrific surrounding, overlooking a golf course. Excellent Restaurant. The rooms are very clean, cosy and comfortable. The personal is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return to this lovely place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

The Glen Lui is an old favourite for our annual trip down Deeside on the bikes. The lodge rooms at the rear of the hotel are large and very comfortable, And the food is excellent. Make sure you have a dinner reservation, and enjoy their excellent presentation.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Quaint hotel run by lovely people. The atmosphere is very Scottish. Great views from the front of the hotel you feel away from it all but easy walk into the village. We were in the annexe which was basic but cosy, clean and comfortable. Room was of good size as was the bathroom/shower. Free wifi a bonus. Great fresh breakfast cooked to order. Lovely dinner and nice wine list. If I'd change anything it was the background music. Might be better with the radio on quietly at breakfast!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Glen Lui Hotel

Property: Glen Lui Hotel
Address: 14 Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5PP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Glen Lui Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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