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“A slice of heaven on earth”
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Ship Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stonehaven
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A slice of heaven on earth”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I stay at "The Ship" a lot. I find it the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Aberdeen when up on business. Room are vey comfortable and clean and the food is exceptional. Best of all is the view when you wake up of the harbour. The staff are all very friendly and I can't see past the Ship Inn when up in the Aberdeen Area. A great little hotel.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We were very impressed by the Ship Inn. Our room facing the harbour was spotless and well appointed. The staff were friendly and efficient and though the restaurant is popular and busy we never had to wait long for its excellent food. We would certainly return for the Inn is a perfect base for touring round the area. We hope to return in the future.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Stayed four nights at the Ship Inn. Very good hotel in an excellent location for seeing the area around Stonehaven. The rooms are all upstairs and ours was small but very clean and well maintained. Rooms are not air-conditioned however fans were available, just ask the staff. The pub and restaurant are very active in the evenings and the menu and food are very good. The staff was excellent and provided very good service and information about the local area, how to get around and what to see. Parking is limited in front of the hotel but it is free. Only a five minute walk to the middle of town and to the waterfront, which is beautiful. Don't miss Donnattar Castle but be prepared for a steep walk. The view is spectacular. There is easy access to the Aberdeen highway to the Aberdeen Airport but allow extra time for the traffic, it's not far but it takes some time.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Athens, Alabama
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We got a room at the last minute. Not a view but nice and clean.
Would stay here again. And the staff was friendly!!

We walked to the Castle which is about 1 1/2 mile away. Wonderful views and it's worth the walk!

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Lovely location in Stonehaven harbour overlooking the quaint harbour and the sea, everything is modern and clean and the staff very friendly. Try the restaurant it won't disappoint with locally sourced home made dishes, please give this place a try folks, we will be back soon

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We had one night at The Ship Inn in a double room with sea view. The room was OK, bathroom was also OK. Breakfast was well, but the dinner was only standard. The staff was also not very friendly. Next time i would try the neighborhood hotel.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I was fortunate enough to be able to get accommodation in this hotel, as it is highly thought of and booked quite a bit in advance.
My room was a single occupancy family room with excellent views into the harbour. The room was spacious and very clean.
Food was excellent. I would highly recommend this establishment.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Ship Inn

Property: Ship Inn
Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Stonehaven
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stonehaven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ship Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic (1771) inn with 11 luxurious en-suite bedrooms (7 with harbour views) - all with flat screen TV and free wi-fi. Comfortable 38 cover restaurant with spectacular views of picturesque harbour. Varied menu with seafood a specialty. All food home cooked using the finest locally sourced produce. Cosy bar with good choice of draft beers (including Real Ales), bottled beers, cider and soft drinks. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wine by the glass and extensive wine list. Freshly ground coffee. Outside terrace with tables overlooking harbour. 20 minutes from Aberdeen - Oil Capital of Europe. ... more   less 
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Ship Inn Stonehaven, Scotland

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