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Balmoral Arms, Ballater

13 - 15 Victoria Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB355RA, UK
Balmoral Arms, Ballater Balmoral Arms, Ballater 013397 55413 13 - 15 Victoria Road Ballater
82 out of 100% 69 votes


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  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Pets Allowed
  • Entertainment
  • Best Available Room
  • Walk-in Showers
  • Golf in Local Area

Introducing the Balmoral Arms, formerly known as the Deeside Inn Ballater. This four-star Inn has received a royal five-star upgrade throughout, from the rooms and suites to a new dining experience as well as new spa treatment rooms. The Balmoral Arms truly is a Scottish retreat fit for royalty surrounded by the picturesque village of Ballater.

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Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Pets Allowed
  • Entertainment
  • Best Available Room
  • Walk-in Showers
  • Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 55

Parking Spaces: 0

Steps into Hotel: 1

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The newly named Balmoral Arms in Ballater (formerly the Deeside Inn) has received a complete makeover transforming this traditional Scottish Inn into a new luxury Scottish retreat fit for royalty. Offering a warm and friendly atmosphere from the moment you enter the Balmoral Arms is a great choice when looking to explore the Cairngorms or Royal Deeside. Located in the heart of the Victorian village of Ballater, the Balmoral Arms is also within easy reach of Balmoral Castle, the private residence of Her Majesty The Queen.

The collection of 55 individual rooms and suites at the Balmoral Arms has been inspired by the Cairngorms. The perfect Highland hideaway, the refurbished cosy rooms offer a sanctuary after a day of adventure, with organic Scottish amenities from The Highland Soap Company. While the luxurious, stylish suites offer those who want to treat themselves, additional space to plan their adventures. The Balmoral Arms is dog friendly and welcomes well-behaved four-legged family members to the hotel.

While staying at the Balmoral Arms you are sure to sample the true taste of Scotland be it in the hotel’s restaurant or bar. The team of dedicated chefs use seasonal produce from the Cairngorms throughout their menus and work with local gamekeepers, farms and growers. After a day on the hills, kick off muddy boots and head to Ghillies Bar for ales from the area before hearty dishes such as game stews, grilled venison and kitchen specials in the restaurant. Then snuggle up on the sofa by the roaring fire with the range of over 100 Scottish malt whiskies and gins available to choose from.

The Balmoral Arms offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Walk In Showers

The Balmoral Arms boasts a variety of rooms for you to choose from, selected rooms have en-suite facilities, family rooms, suites and rooms with a relaxing rain shower. Other amenities and additions include Tunnocks tea cakes, freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, toiletries, flat screen TV, free WiFi, a hairdryer, a desk and chair, and free parking nearby.

As well as this, the hotel offers a reduced rate for children aged 3 to 12, and children up to the age of 3 stay for free.


Bar & Restaurant

The restaurant floor has been stripped back to natural wood and this is complemented by the burgundy shade on the walls. The tables are finished off with local slate placemats and crisp white linen napkins.
When the months start to get cooler the hotel lights the roaring log fires in the restaurant to provide that extra glow.

All-day dining 12.00pm - 9.00pm (Monday to Sunday)
Dining room is open 6.30pm - 9.30pm

The breakfast menu provides the choice of either continental or full breakfast options with Scottish favourites such as homemade porridge, Stornoway black pudding, smoked salmon and Finnan haddie.

Breakfast is served between
7.30am - 9:30am (Monday to Friday)
8.00am - 10.00am (Saturdays and Sundays)

After a day on the hills, kick off muddy boots and head to Ghillies Bar at the Balmoral Arms for ales from the area before hearty dishes such as game stews, grilled venison and kitchen specials in the restaurant.

The lounge is a warm, cosy and welcoming area with the added bonus of a real fire to provide extra warmth when required. Choose from a range of over 100 Scottish malt whiskies and gins.

Location & Directions

Directions to the Balmoral Arms in Ballater

By Car
From the south on the A93, follow the road into the centre of Ballater and take right onto Victoria Road The Balmoral Arms is located on the left.

From the East follow the A93 into Ballater, driving alongside the River Dee on Tullich Road. At the end of Tullich Road, turn right onto Bridge Street, then take left into Victoria Road, in which the Balmoral Arms hotel sits on the left-hand side.

The nearest car park is 10m from the Balmoral Arms Hotel and is Free to park.

By Train and Bus
The nearest station to The Balmoral Arms is located in Aberdeen, from where local bus services run to Ballater.

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Payment on arrival:
Please note that at a flexible rate, guests will be asked to pay for their break in full on arrival at the hotel.

Dinner Inclusive:
Unless otherwise stated guests staying on a rate/package inclusive of Dinner will receive a £30 per person dinner allowance towards dinner. 

Best Room Available - you will be allocated the best available room on check-in. Please note that an upgraded room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for full details.

Service Charge
Most of our Balmoral Arms guests now prefer to pay via debit or credit card including a charge for great service. To make this easier we have added an automatic service charge - we’ve made it a default 10% and you can change it to any level you wish including no service charge. Service charge is entirely optional, if you would like us to remove it, you need only ask.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Whisky Tasting
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Climbing

These are a few things to see and do within a short distance from the Balmoral Arms hotel:

Balmoral Castle
Braemar Castle
Drum Castle
Crathes Castle
Cairngorm National Park
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
The Old Railway Station, Ballater

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide

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