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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges

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Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Lodges is a beautiful resort in Royal Deeside boasting 99 lodges set within the grounds, the Keiller Brasserie and Lounge offering a fantastic range of freshly produced and local menu items, an indoor lagoon pool, LivingWell Health Club and The House Spa. The resort also includes indoor games room and squash court together with outdoor play park and tennis courts providing activities for all the family. The resort is perfectly located for walkers and hikers to take in the beautiful surrounding scenery.
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Pool
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Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
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Public Wifi
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Refrigerator in room
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Our annual trip to Craigendarroch never fails to deliver a relaxing peaceful week. The lodge we own is always in great condition and well equipped 5*. There is a rolling programme of lodge improvements. Since we have owned our lodge the windows have been replaced, both bathrooms
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Country club has really gone downhill, expensive, basic facilities, communal showers in the men’s changing rooms! The place stinks and the gym facilities are dated and run down. Unfortunately this is he only gym in the Deeside area so I have to train here but it is very very
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Having visited this Lodge year on year for the past three years, we have found things the sorry state of some aspects of the lodge enduring without any improvement. Yes, when we complained, we were told that they are changing the windows etc. But what about the same things that
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Response from CraigH3334, Front Office Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch. Please be assured the tiles in the Leisure Club to which you refer are being replaced in the near future. The hole in the Jacuzzi is necessary however as this is the filter opening for the Jacuzzi. Please accept my apologies for the cleanliness issues you experienced in your lodge. I have discussed your feedback with our Executive Housekeeper who will be taking remedial action with her team to prevent any reoccurrence. Thank you for your feedback as through this we strive to improve our service. Kind Regards, Craig Hay Resort Administration Manager
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Lodges are very nice and the scenery is fabulous well worth a visit with plenty of activities around the area then you can relax either in your lodge or enjoy the pool sauna gym and steam room or a nice meal or drink at the bar or restaurants
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We visit every year for a week in October. Our lodge just feels like home and is always immaculate and kept to a great standard. We chill out quickly, relax and recharge the batteries! Spending time here as a family is the special reward! We play Monopoly (supplied in the
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Last night of our stay and we got a gorgeous sunset!
Views from a walk on the trails around the property
Views from a walk on the trails around the property
Views from a walk on the trails around the property
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Hi Rosemary, If Aberdeen is an optional destination for you I would definitely fly there. Aberdeen is our closest airport at 40 miles away. You would also find the roads easier for driving since you do not have the narrower mountain roads to negotiate. The drive from Aberdeen Airport to our resort would take approximately 1 hour.
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The drive is just over 100 miles and will take around 3 hours. It is very manageable and I would highly recommend renting a car. You will have the freedom to see and do a lot more in the area with your own transport as public transport is very limited in the local area. Kind Regards, Craig Hay Resort Administration Manager
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Hi, nearest train station is Aberdeen, perhaps 40 miles away. There is a train/bus service between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, then you would rely on public transport to Ballater. If you are a family, I would suggest you hire a car at Edinburgh and drive to Ballater. Motorway to Perth then the A93 thru Blairgowrie and on up thru Glenshee to Braemar and on to Ballater, (with the Hilton on the left just before Ballater itself). Good luck
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Are there any good tour operators in the area (for Edinburgh, Loch Ness, castles, etc..)?
Pretty sure, yes. We rented a car in Edinburgh and drove ourselves.
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Can we bring a dog
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"Some lodges are totally in the shade."
"Have fun and enjoy the beauty of Scotland.."
"A lodge with a view of the pond"
"Book early as it gets booked up very quicky"
"The suites are fantastic"
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PRICE RANGE
US$128 - US$291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandBallater
NUMBER OF ROOMS
99
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