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The Douglas Arms Hotel

3.5-star inn in Banchory with restaurant and bar/lounge

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22 High Street, Banchory, AB31 5SR, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Bed very hard. No extra pillows. TV so small it couldn’t be seen from the bed and there…

    Jun 14, 2021

  • Overal hotel was ok , room was decent wouldn't pay for it myself though as this was for…

    May 18, 2021

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Free WiFi and free parking

What’s around

  • Falls of Feugh - 15 min walk
  • Crathes Castle and Gardens - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Drum Castle - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Storybook Glen - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km
  • Aboyne Golf Club - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Castle Fraser - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Family Room

What’s around


  • Falls of Feugh - 15 min walk
  • Crathes Castle and Gardens - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Drum Castle - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Storybook Glen - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km
  • Aboyne Golf Club - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Castle Fraser - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km
  • Cairngorms National Park - 15.6 mi / 25.2 km
  • Robert Gordon University - 17.5 mi / 28.1 km
  • Union Square Shopping Centre - 18.8 mi / 30.3 km
  • Dunnottar Castle - 19 mi / 30.5 km
  • His Majesty's Theatre - 19 mi / 30.6 km

Getting around

  • Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) - 34 min drive
  • Portlethen Station - 26 min drive
  • Dyce Station - 28 min drive
  • Aberdeen Station - 29 min drive
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22 High Street, Banchory, AB31 5SR, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café


  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Small print

Also known as

  • Douglas Arms Hotel Banchory
  • Douglas Arms Hotel
  • Douglas Arms Banchory
  • Douglas Arms
  • The Douglas Arms Hotel Inn
  • The Douglas Arms Hotel Banchory
  • The Douglas Arms Hotel Inn Banchory

Optional extras

To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 5 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per accommodation, per day

Service animals exempt from fees


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, The Douglas Arms Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 20 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mamma Mia (3-min walk), Miami (3-min walk), and Garden Restaurant & Raemoir Cafe (2.1 mi).
  • 6.0.Good

    Basic room, did the job. Average food.

    Paul, 3 night business trip, Apr 6, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Poor Service, way overpriced for standard

    Alan, 1 night business trip, Mar 23, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    As you would expect from a pub the room was basic however the bed was comfy with lovely fresh bedding and soft pillows. The bathroom was nice and clean with soft white towels. The food in the restaurant was good and staff were very nice and helpful.

    Annabelle, 2 night trip, Sep 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean, well maintained hotel. Staff were very helpful.

    2 night trip, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel staff are very polite & helpful. The hotel room was ok for a bed for the night . The bathroom needs an upgrade as quite old & smelt of damp .

    1 night trip with friends, Jun 22, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair


    Worn beds, under size mattresses, poor maintenance offset by good food and service

    Robert, 1 night family trip, Apr 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Winter Break

    I think the bed and the room was quite comfortable and had plenty of room. Although if you are looking for a desk and chairs then this isn't available. I felt it was over warm at night and cold earlier before they put on the heating. I am not used to too much heat in the bedroom. Had to turn it down.or open the window. I did like the little bedside lamp that could be put on quite low and another tap would make it brighter. The teas and coffees available were basic with white sugar only but they do provide mugs and also at breakfast there were mugs but brown sugar was also provided. I did not quite understand the breakfast. They gave us a menu with price list but at the end of our stay they charged £8 per breakfast regardless of what we ate. We had the cooked breakfast the first morning but I decided the next morning to opt for the home made granola with fresh fruit and yogurt which was very nice. My husband only felt like a bacon roll. Certainly, if you wished cereal this was also available to help yourself with orange or apple juice. Nearby there were a few things to see in the winter. Two castles nearby on the bus route were open and weekend and I would certainly recommend visit the Banchory Garden Centre in Raemoir Road which has a 5-star rating. Coming up to Christmas there are plenty of gifts and Christmas decorations to buy with animated scenes and also a coffee shop at one end an a restaurant at the other. So well worth a visit.

    Norma, 3 night romance trip, Nov 29, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Excellent food. Computable room. A little noisy due to party downstairs. But overall a really great hotel.

    RiverJumper, 1 night trip, Oct 27, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Somewhere to rest our heads after attending a wedding in the area. Our stay was acceptable though a little disappointing. Mention should be made of the friendly and attentive staff.

    Kelly, 1 night trip, Oct 18, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    Our welcome was warm and friendly, check in was easy and our stay was comfortable food was good too

    Amanda, 4 night trip, Aug 29, 2018

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