Maryculter House

Maryculter House

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Only 15 minutes from Aberdeen International Airport and just minutes from the newly opened Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, Maryculter House is ideally positioned for your guests to experience all that Aberdeenshire has to offer, whether it be individual travellers, bespoke tours or groups, this is the ideal base to explore. Our stunning 40 bedroom hotel, which dates back to the 13th century, is filled with original period detail and our breath-taking location on the banks of the River Dee offers the perfect backdrop for everlasting memories. From the Knights Templar to the Jacobites, from the great Gordon family to survivors of the Titanic, Maryculter House has the threads of history woven through it. It is a hotel like no other.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Patio
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English
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Maryculter House is celebrated for its charming amenities and attentive service, though some suggest there's room for enhancement. Guests often describe the rooms as beautiful and comfortable, with the added bonus of picturesque river views, despite occasional noise and dated decor. The hotel's cozy and welcoming atmosphere, adorned with festive decorations and historical elements, is well-loved, but opinions on value are divided, with meal costs being a point of contention for some. Cleanliness is a standout feature, with many praising the pristine conditions and luxurious touches, and while service is generally seen as friendly and professional, a few guests have encountered less responsive moments.
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JulieJ wrote a review Apr 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom
+1
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maryculter House is a slice of heaven in the highlands, from check in to check out the welcome is friendly and warm and staff going the extra mile comes as standard. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable , a lot of thought has gone into their design. There is a proper carton of milk in the fridge and a personal cafetière plus still and sparkling water in cans (very environmentally friendly). There are Molten Brown toiletries and a very comfy bathrobe. We stayed in a River View room and were lucky enough to see a seal, a kingfisher and an otter all from the comfort of our room.
The food at Maryculter House is excellent. Breakfast caters for every taste and includes smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, a Full Scottish and even porridge with a wee dram of Royal Lochnagar whisky. We ate our evening meal in Poachers which has an open fire for added ambience and windows overlooking the Dee. I had the chicken with wild mushrooms and sweet potato which was superb both in taste and presentation. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and the wines were good value for money. There is a bar area for those just wanting a drink and a good selection of whisky and gin.
Maryculter House also does packages including concerts at the P&J in Aberdeen. We enjoyed the Rod Stuart event in December last year and it was amazing value for money. We had fantastic seats, access to the VIP lounge and were chauffeured there and back. A great meal in poachers before the event plus a night cap in the great hall when we got back. It was a complete experience and worth every penny.
Maryculter House is the perfect destination for a weekend or even longer and we will certainly be heading back there as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: An amazing hotel well worth a visit.
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Response from Sophie Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Maryculter House
Responded 22 Aug 2023
Good evening _jaj7865, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely and positive review! The team are over the moon to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We cannot wait to welcome you back to Maryculter House soon! (Keep your eyes peeled for new P&J packages to be released for 2024!)
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Aileen M wrote a review Jan 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a very enjoyable stay from start to finish. Cosy fire at reception and friendly polite check in. Room 205 was clean/ tidy with a great amount of space even with the sofa bed bed set up for daughter. The room is right above reception we weren’t disturbed by noise at anytime. Dinner in the restaurant was very good with just the right amount of interaction with the waitering staff. After dinner we had drinks in the bar before returning to room for a peaceful nights sleep. Breakfast started with a wait for a free table and staff were obviously trying to clear tables etc as fast as they could - once seated and food order taken all went well. A great wee stay to start 2020 with.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from KellyBforMaryculter, Guest Relations Manager at Maryculter House
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us and for your very kind words. They are very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Kindest regards
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ReviewerAberdeen wrote a review Sept 2020
Aberdeenshire, Scotland UK
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took advantage of the Autumn Getaway offer and had a fantastic time. After reading reviews we requested one of the recently refurbished rooms and paid extra for a terraced room - well worth it with doors out to the grounds overlooking the river.

The meal was excellent - unlike most DB&B deals we could choose anything from the main menu (highly recommend the pork belly and beef dishes), and the food was really good. The wine included in the deal was also decent enough. The breakfast was also really good.

The staff were great, the measures in place for covid were reassuring without feeling intrusive, and so we felt totally relaxed during our stay.

Highly recommended and sure we'll be returning!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Grimmer, Guest Services / Front Office at Maryculter House
Responded 05 Dec 2020
Thank you for joining us for the Autumn Getaway deal, so pleased you got to take advantage of one of our refurbished bedrooms, please do look out for more getaway deals coming in the new year.
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Redemma13 wrote a review Mar 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed over for a 1 night stay for a family wedding. Room was on the ground floor, room 108. Room was decent sized with a bath, walk in shower and a big bed. Staff at check in were friendly and we were able to check in before the wedding so we could get ready at the hotel. All we had to do was phone in the morning to check and if our room was unoccupied the night before we could check in early. Rooms were quite warm but bed was comfy enough. Only problem was the walk in shower area- the shower soaked the whole of the bathroom floor even with shower turned away from entrance and my husband actually slipped and fell in the bathroom as he didn't realise the floor was so wet. They do provide a small towel for the floor but the area soaked needed a bath sheet and all the small towels but even better would have been a very large non slip bath mat. Breakfast was nice with a good choice to order. Again friendly staff. Shower was reported on check out and reception staff said she would take a note and get it looked at. So hopefully they will do something about that. The hotel itself is in a lovely setting with the river just outside and nice grounds.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kelly Bruce, Sales at Maryculter House
Responded 04 Mar 2020
I would like to thank you first of all for taking the time to review your stay with us and for your most valuable and constructive feedback. I can indeed confirm that the information regarding the shower was indeed passed to our maintenance team who are actively trying to rectify this moving forward. It may be useful for me to say at this stage that we are in fact currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment plan which will see all of our bedrooms and bathrooms reconfigured which should eliminate the possibility of the above. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards Kelly
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fvr1021 wrote a review Sept 2020
Harrogate, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I visited with our dog for 5 nights in September. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds next to the river Dee. We had a suite overlooking the river with our own patio doors which was perfect for taking our dog straight out every morning for a walk. The room was very well appointed, beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable, had everything we needed and felt luxurious. Bathing with Molton Brown products over looking the sunset on the Dee was priceless. No part of the hotel felt ‘doggy’ as some dog-friendly hotels we’ve been to do- everything is spotless and fresh as well as being cosy and atmospheric. The decor is beautifully done. The whole building is full of period character.
The service was top notch and the food in the restaurant excellent. We had a wonderful varied breakfast everyday and ate in the restaurant most nights.
There is so much to do on the doorstep and Aberdeen city centre only 15 minutes drive away. I would highly recommend this hotel whether you have a dog with you or not. I shall definitely return!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Grimmer, Guest Services / Front Office at Maryculter House
Responded 05 Dec 2020
Thank you for your 5 star review, and kind words. We are pleased that you love our refurbishment and the little extras that we have added into our bedrooms. We look forward to welcome you back again soon.
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Rebecca wrote a review Aug 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went for Dinner on Monday 03/08/2020. We were served by Peter, who was lovely and welcoming. I had the Grace's Highland Beef main and my friend had the mushroom arancini and we couldn't fault either. We were a bit rushed for time as we had booked a drive in cinema nearby but we couldn't leave without trying the biscoff cheesecake and Peter made sure it came promptly (we didnt even have to ask as he had remembered the time of our film from an earlier conversation). In addition to this, Peter then offered us takeaway cups of tea to take to our film - 10/10 service :)
This was my first visit to Maryculter and one of my first meals out post lockdown and I will 100% definitely be back. The tables were suitably set up, there was a hand sanitizing station and all staff had the appropriate PPE.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Michelle Grimmer, Guest Services / Front Office at Maryculter House
Responded 05 Dec 2020
Thank you for your kind review, our chef only using the best locally sourced produce, so glad you got to enjoy it before the movie, which we hoped your enjoyed with your takeaway teas! Look forward to welcome you back again soon.
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Marian P wrote a review Jan 2020
Arbroath, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic evening spent at Maryculter House Hotel attending this years Hogmanay Ball which for us has become an annual event with a group of friends

I’d like to say a special thank you to all your staff from the booking of the event until we had to say goodbye for another year. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone, professional at all times and always with a smile

The menu for the whole event was fantastic, cooked and served impeccably clean plates all round summed it up and we particularly enjoyed how breakfast was served this year

The refurbishment of the hotel has started and it’s looking fantastic ..... looking forward to seeing more on my next visit. Wishing you every success for 2020
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from KellyBforMaryculter, Guest Relations Manager at Maryculter House
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us and for your very kind words. We are very excited about the next phase of our refurbishment plan which will see all of our bedrooms undergo a complete transformation! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Kindest regards Kelly
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AllyBee24 wrote a review Sept 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would highly recommend anyone to try this lovely hotel. From the warm welcome we received on arrival to the beautifully refurbished Classic Room with a view of the River Dee. They’ve thought of everything, robes, slippers, iron and ironing board, clothes brush with shoe horn, to the Molton Brown toiletries and bottles of chilled water and fresh milk in the fridge. The bed was super comfortable and the room itself was immaculate. The attention to detail was superb. We ordered the welcome chocolates for our arrival, which were to die for!

We were fortunate enough to have beautiful weather which allowed us to sit outside with drinks overlooking the river. The gardens are very well maintained and the views from the patio area are tremendous.

The food served in the restaurant was delicious and well presented. I can highly recommend the smoked salmon starter followed by the chorizo crusted halibut. Everything was cooked beautifully and very tasty.

This hotel is a combination of contemporary decor and traditional furnishings, which just works. Keep up the great work Maryculter House - we’ll be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Grimmer, Guest Services / Front Office at Maryculter House
Responded 07 Oct 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, great to read you enjoyed your stay with us. The little details are everything to us, so this is great to hear that your loved them.....the chocolates especially! Our menu changes this week, so please come back and see us again soon Many Thanks Maryculter House Team
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Pamela C wrote a review Aug 2020
Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the most delicious Sunday Lunch here today! From the moment you enter your feel safe in these Covid times and the staff couldn’t be any friendlier and informative. The menu is superb and great value for money with 2 courses being £20 and 3 courses £25 per person. The Portsoy Salmon to start was amazing and the beef from McHardy’s in Stonehaven was cooked to perfection all rounded off with the less fattening pudding option of Castleton strawberries! Peter Walker and his team doing what they do best!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Grimmer, Guest Services / Front Office at Maryculter House
Responded 02 Dec 2020
Thank you for taking the time and writing such a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your Sunday roast, with all the local produce that we offer. I will be sure to pass the comments on to chef. Look forward to welcome you back soon.
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Brian W wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night in one of the newly refurbished rooms which was beautifully decorated in subtle heather colours. The bathroom was to die for with fluffy towels and Moulton Brown toiletries (it's the little things). Walked the river walk, enjoyed pre dinner drinks in the Great hall followed by a delicious dinner, can recommend the highland beef. Breakfast was good - porridge with a wee dram!
Customer service was exemplary, nothing was too much trouble from the friendly & knowledgeable staff.
Such a shame we live 450 miles away.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a newly refurbishes room
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Response from Michelle Grimmer, Guest Services / Front Office at Maryculter House
Responded 05 Dec 2020
Thank you for your review with us, so pleased you enjoyed all the little touches we have added to our new rooms. The great hall is a perfect place to enjoy the pre and post dinner drinks . Look forward to welcome you back again soon.
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Ge H asked a question Apr 2024
Quebec, Canada42 contributions11 helpful votes
Hello, do any of the rooms have mini fridge? thanks.
Answer from Sophie Jones
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Hello Lhebert, All of our rooms, aside from the Heritage Double rooms, are equipped with a mini fridge. Kindest regards, Sophie
Alison M asked a question Feb 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom27 contributions8 helpful votes
Does it have family rooms
Answer from Maryculter house
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Hi Alison, We do have rooms that can take extra beds and baby cots, these are generally the classic rooms for one extra bed or a Junior suite for larger families. Extra beds are £25 per bed, per night including the breakfast for the child.
Answer from caroline m
scotland86 contributions80 helpful votes
As with the others no oet smells at all.
notsosweetdreams asked a question Jun 2021
Aberdeen, United Kingdom37 contributions22 helpful votes
Hi can we have breakfast served to our room
Answer from David D
20 contributions
I think this would be possible 👍🏽
Answer from Maryculter house
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Yes that is correct
Noseworthys wrote a tip Jun 2024
Caledon, Canada276 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a room on the second floor overlooking the River Dee."
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yycyycyyc wrote a tip May 2024
Calgary, AB653 contributions219 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 224 likely the best. If in the room below on the ground floor, 124? know there is a footpath right outside, so be careful in the bath!"
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Lynn M wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be aware if wanting to buy the Molten Brown products that are in your bathroom , it’s only the empty ceramic jar they are selling."
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Ali L wrote a tip Dec 2023
Kent, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Although hotel is warm it gets a little chilly by the river when out walking - bring your thermals in winter! "
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Colin B wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"TV needs updating, easy done but should have been done. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,540 - R 3,198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maryculter House
Which popular attractions are close to Maryculter House?
Nearby attractions include Drum Castle, Garden & Estate (4.8 km), Blairs Museum (4.0 km), and The Den & The Glen (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maryculter House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Maryculter House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Maryculter House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Maryculter House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maryculter House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blether, Shepherds Rest - Pub & Grill, and Borsalino Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Maryculter House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Maryculter House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Maryculter House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Machar's Cathedral (12.9 km), The Tolbooth Museum (11.8 km), and Provost Skene's House (11.7 km).
Does Maryculter House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Maryculter House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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