Hilton Grand Vacations Club At Craigendarroch Suites - Ballater57.055675, -3.055878
ex. Hilton Craigendarroch
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom
Ravenswood Hotel is a 2-star venue positioned about 18 km from Corgarff Castle. The hotel in Ballater attracts guests with its Victorian architecture.
The property is located 11 km away from Balmoral Castle.
The hotel allows quick access to a national park and a wildlife park.
Guests can reach Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel by car from Dyce airport in 60 minutes.
This hotel comprises of individual rooms including junior king suite, two room king studio and one-bedroom king suite with such comforts as a minibar, cable TV with on-demand movies, a private safe, a patio and a trouser press. Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel features rooms with the valley view. The bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet for more comfort.
Eat & Drink
A hearty breakfast is served at the restaurant. Guests can order Caribbean meals at the small restaurant. Alfresco bar offers various types of tea and coffee.
A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable.
Such business facilities as conference equipment, a business centre and a photocopier are available on site.
The hotel provides guests with cribs, a mini club and high chairs for their children. Sport facilities include lawn tennis, squash and golf.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Public parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2008. Number of rooms: 32.
On-site car park
Late check-in/ -out
Poolside snack bar
Outdoor swimming pool
Indoor heated swimming pool
Spa & wellness centre
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Tennis court
- Golf course
- Room service
- Medical facilities service
- Shops/Commercial services
- Bell staff/Porter
- Continental breakfast
- Restaurant with air conditioning
- Poolside snack bar
- Business centre
- High chairs
- Babysitting/Child services
- Children's play area
- Kids club
- Game room
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Night club
- Spa & wellness centre
- Air conditioning
- Sitting area
- Dining table
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Direct dial telephone
Rooms and availability
1 King-size bed
In the Room
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1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed
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1 Double bed or 1 Queen-size bed
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Breakfast was very good indeed, with plenty to choose from.
I did not like the location of our room or the outlook. Unfortunately we were overlooking the backyard and dustbins and there was a generator under our window which was very noisy all night.
The views from a resonable sized bedroom & a very comfortable bed
The check-in was very slow mainly due to people checking into the Lodges and there was little space to accommodate people. The hotel is looking tired and shows signs of lack of investment. Bedrooms not easy to get to and key did not work - had to return to reception to be told that only put the key in 3/4 and this should work- it did! Bathroom very small.Food did not live up to expectations and the smell of chlorine while eating was not conducive to a pleasant meal nor was sitting on banqueting seats at an unbalanced table
Very Comfortable - easy dining at fair price - good food
Waiters in Restaurants tended to rush around a bit
The food was of a very high quality and the staff very much in control
The Spa was very busy and past its sell-by date. The staff were not interested.
We did not use the spa nor the swimming pool but if we had had the time, this would probably have been nice. The surrounding was fantastic.
The location was a bit away from the village center. The beds was too hard. Totally impression is: Not value for the money.
Price and the fact that we had friends in one of the lodges.
Chair in bedroom ripped upholtery
Comfortable Room,Excellent Dinner in Club restaurant,Good Leisure complex
The standard of food was unnaceptable, especially the buffet at the lochaber suite. the breakfast could have been much better and not what I would expect of the Hilton chain! The rooms were too small and very dated and not at all up to the standard I would expect for a Hilton. Overall I was not impressed at all with the Hilton Craigendarroch hotel. This hotel could be so much better as the location is absolutley perfect.
Restaurant was fabulous.
Did not like that the spa was no longer open.
Overall trip was good with a couple of niggling issues. Wifi access cost 14.99 for 24 hours- this is a massive pet hate for me- if you spend money on a decent hotel wifi should be free as standard, the hotel has it anyway, it's a ridiculous hidden cost too many hotels seem to find acceptable. Stop treating your customers with contempt. 2nd , our tv was broken, not usually an issue but the weather was poor and it would have been nice to have a cosy night with a movie. Initially all tvs were down due to weather, then just ours was broken. No urgency at all to fix this and when it was fixed the quality was so poor we couldn't watch it anyway. Again a nighle which shouldn't be an issue in a decent hotel.
Good location for walking and hiking in the Cairngorms
The bathroom in our room was moldy, damp and smelly and fairly grim and not something you'd expect from the look of the rest of the hotel and the price. Our double room was about half the size of the really spacious twin room we had booked for our friend for the same night.
For the purposes of our visit it was a good choice.
The hotel is in need of upgrading, the public areas are tired, carpets are worn, paint chipped and the bathroom in 46 was ridculously small. It was odd that our daughter was placed in a large room in the old part of the house when we were placed in the rather bunker like new wing. The Club House building design is odd, it does not make use of the views, the dark glass windows in Scotland in the middle of the winter does not work at all. Staffa t breakfast were very 'stressed'. The breakfast buffet at 9.30 was depleted of a number of things on both mornings so -food resourcing needs attention.