Glen Lui Hotel - Ballater

14 Invercauld Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5PP  show map
 3 stars
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Glen Lui Hotel - Ballater

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Welcome drink

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Overview

Featuring a sunbathing terrace, a shared lounge and a golf course, Glen Lui Hotel lies in a ski area of Ballater close to Huntly Castle, Glamis Castle and Crathie Church. This traditional hotel dates from 1896 and was refurbished in 1995.

Overlooking Cairngorm Mountains, the hotel is close to hills and a national park and is 47 km away from Grantown-on-Spey. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Ballater center.

Glen Lui Hotel offers a magnificent view to its guests.

The hotel enjoys a spectacular location within 55 minutes' drive from Dyce airport.

Rooms

Some of the classic hotel rooms feature a private safe, ironing facilities, a DVD player, climate control and satellite TV as well as an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. Glen Lui Hotel offers rooms with the castle view. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and guest toiletries.

Services

A storage room, parking and a safety deposit box for general use and a conference room and a photocopier for work can be found on-site.

Relax

Sport facilities include rock climbing, horse riding and snow skiing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   19.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shoe shine service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until 08:00-11:00 

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

14 Invercauld Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5PP

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City Center
  • Ballater
    500 m
Airports
  • Dyce (ABZ)
    54.2 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    66.4 km
  • Bus stop
    9.9 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    19

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Rooms and availability

Glen Lui Hotel photos Room
Pine Terrace Twin
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 24 m²
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Situated to the rear of the hotel about 50 meters from the main entrance, this room has Egyptian cotton linen, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities.

Room facilities
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    Classic Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 18 m²
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    This room has Egyptian cotton linen, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. Please request a double or twin (subject to availability).

    Room facilities
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      Suite
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 24 m²
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      Featuring a south-facing sitting room with magnificent views, this suite has a four-poster or a king-size bed. Also includes Egyptian cotton linen, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities.

      Room facilities
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 21 m²
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        This more spacious room has a flat-screen TV, Egyptian cotton linen, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Glen Lui Hotel - Ballater Ballater location
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          Hotel Address:

          14 Invercauld Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5PP

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Ballater
            500 m
          Airports
          • Dyce (ABZ)
            54.2 km
          • Dundee (DND)
            66.4 km
          • Bus stop
            9.9 km
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until 08:00-11:00 
          • Number of rooms:
            19

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBallaterGlen Lui Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Glen Lui Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Larks Gallery - 200 m
          • Number Forty Six - 400 m
          • Mcewan Gallery - 2.2 km

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 400 m

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Royal Lochnagar Distillery - 10.4 km
          • Balmoral Castle - 10.4 km

          Theaters

          • Bruce A Thomson - 10.9 km

          Local attractions

          • Crathie Church - 9.8 km
            Crathie and Braemar, Aberdeen
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until 08:00-11:00 
            • Number of rooms:
              19

            Hotel Awards

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            Glen Lui Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Glen Lui Hotel

            Average guest rating

            8.8out of 10
            Superb
            Based on 38 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Nice Hotel...

              Breakfast not served early enough! Had to do without it even though it was paid for. Not served untill 8am; no good if your there on Business/work. We have to be on the job by 8am! (It was a weekday.) Most hotels & B&B's start at 7am...

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              the room was spacious and comfortable, the staff were friendly and efficient, the evening meals and breakfasts are excellent, I would recommend this hotel without hesitation.

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              I was attenting my friends wedding on the 3rd november so only slept here for one night and had breakfast but Very friendly staff and was impressed to see our waiter at breakfast in a kilt. Would love to go back in the summer for a relaxing weekend :) xo

              My room was alright but my friends were in another room and it looked very dated.

            • Couple
              10.0

              A great hotel in the town which takes dogs in the garden rooms. These are delightful, spacious and warm. The main hotel had a cosy lounge and bar with a great roaring fire to come back to in an evening. Sweet little bar with a good pint of Cairngorm Tradewinds ale. The breakfast room looks out over the golf course through the trees with red squirrels running around outside. Idyllic.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              Excellent staff, great evening meal.

            • Single
              10.0

              Relaxed atmosphere - excellent food - clean and comfortable - helpful, friendly staff - the red squirrels!!

              Could not fault hotel in any way

            • Group of friends
              9.0

              Very nice friendly hotel

              The Booked.net web site states that this hotel is 23 miles from Aberdeen when it is actually 40 miles !!!!!

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              We were well looked after, and really enjoyed the food. The quality of each of the items of our main courses was appreciated. We liked the outlook from the hotel.

              A minor detail, but despite having a Twinings box for tea bags and coffee sachets, there was no variety of tea, e.g. Earl Grey, peppermint. A small biscuit after a day in the hills would also be appreciated!

            • Single
              9.2

              Its authenticity and friendliness.

              Was not able to eat in the restaurant due to it being full – Maybe next time.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              The main hotel and surrounding gardens are beautiful, very polite staff. Annex bedroom and bathroom was very clean. Comfortable beds not to soft, slept very well.

              No wifi in the annex bedroom situated outside of the main hotel. Bathroom and bedroom decor tired and out of date. Very slippery in bath when having a shower Had to switch the heater off in the bathroom because it smelt. For the cost of the annex bedroom I didn't think it was value for money.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              Very friendly staff, who were very helpful. The Hotel was in a beautiful setting and was lovely and peaceful. The 2 meals we had at the Hotel were of a high standard and the breakfasts were excellent and a great start to the day !

              If I'm going to be ultra picky, then I will say that the Toilet in our room, didn't always flush properly!

            • Older travelers
              8.2

              Quite peaceful with attentive staff

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              The squirrels at breakfast time.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Wonderful location. Staff and services superb beyond words. Would recommend it to anyone wishing comfort and being spoilt.

              Nothing

            • Couple
              7.4

              Staff very friendly and helpful, food excellent as well.

              Bathroom could do with modernisation but room comfortable and clean.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Glen Lui Hotel - Ballater Ballater location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            14 Invercauld Road, Ballater, United Kingdom, AB35 5PP

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Ballater
              500 m
            Airports
            • Dyce (ABZ)
              54.2 km
            • Dundee (DND)
              66.4 km
            • Bus stop
              9.9 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until 08:00-11:00 
            • Number of rooms:
              19

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBallaterGlen Lui Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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