I stayed at The Redgarth having looked for something different (and cheaper) than the options at the airport. Oldmeldrum is about 11 miles from Aberdeen airport and is located on the A947, which about a 15 minute drive if travelling outside the rush hour traffic.
As per other reviews, Stuart is a most welcoming host and makes you feel very welcome. The bedrooms have gone through recent renovations and the one I stayed in was very comfortable, being a mix of modern decoration and traditional furniture, with leather couch and armchair in a separate seating area, with high level window and electric blind.
Included in the room price is breakfast, which was a mix of lovely sliced ham and cheese, a mix of rolls, toast, croissant, cereal and fresh coffee. I struggled, as others, to finish it all and Stuart made a nice touch on the last morning making a fruit salad.
I ate in the restaurant for the three evenings, and the food was all very edible. The restaurant and bar area was really quite busy every night, with a mix of regulars and guests and many of the tables were reserved every night. The T-bone steak was great.
There is also plenty of free parking, which also makes a change from the expense of the airport hotels, with there impersonal feel and average service. I was also pleasantly surprised upon checkout when Stuart had advised I had been booked into one of the cheaper rooms, at £85 per night, when I had assumed it to be one of the more expensive options. A real bargain.
I return shortly for another few days and would not hesitate to recommend The Redgarth for either business travellers or somewhere to base yourself to explore the local area. Enjoy !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In our bar/lounge we have a variety of malt whiskies including a selection from our village distillery, Glen Garioch. In addition to a choice of draught lagers, stouts and cider we have three hand pumps providing some of the best cask conditioned ales in Scotland and the UK. We have a wine and ‘fine wine’ list for those looking for something special. There is free wi-fi available throughout the building.The Redgarth Bar opens seven days a week from 11am-3pm and 5pm-11pm (11.45pm Friday and Saturday)-RESTAURANT-Our menu is international in flavour with a strong hint of Scotland including a vegetarian selection. Menus are changed fortnightly and all meals are home cooked using fresh local produce.In addition to our main lounge we have a dining room which can be converted for use as a meeting/conference room.The Redgarth restaurant is currently open seven days a week from 12- 2pm and 5.30-9pm (9.30pm Friday and Saturday)ROOMS Our accommodation comprises of one twin and five double rooms all of which are furnished to 4 star Visit Scotland standard. Rooms are all non-smoking, en-suite and offer the usual refinements including colour television with hair-drying and tea making facilities including free-wi-fi. Situated on the first floor the rooms are self contained providing guests with ease of access at all times, our front rooms enjoy unsurpassed views of the surrounding countryside. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Redgarth Hotel Inverurie
- The Redgarth Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire