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Delightful family run accommodation in Banchory.

The BEST WESTERN Burnett Arms Hotel is right in Banchory town centre, just a few minutes drive away from Aberdeen.

An 18th Century coaching inn-turned hotel that has been family run for over 40 years, the Best Western Burnett Arms Hotel offers comfort and convenience in one of Scotland's northernmost beauty spots. Ideal for taking time out in Deeside and Northeast Scotland; the hotel is well worth an extended visit.

Short breaks and long weekends at the BEST WESTERN Burnett Arms are unforgettable. Renowned for its natural beauty, the surrounding area is both accessible and unmissable!

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25 High Street
AB31 5TD


2015 dinner inclusive rates offer a £23 à la carte allowance
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Our chef, Graham, has over 35 years experience and has been at the hotel for over 30 of those!

Chef Graham Strachan


Hotel Restaurant

Eat in peace and relax in style at this traditional country dining room. Great food is always on the menu here, with traditional home cooking across a choice of 3 menu styles! High Tea is of the highest standard, made up of a main course with tea/coffee scones and cakes, while our a la carte suppers and 3 course dinners are simply superb!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:15 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 20:00
Weekend times may vary

Public Bar

In our traditional wood-floored public bar, you can get away from the day in fixed bench alcoves, with a pool table and dart board to accompany a refreshing drink. We have Sky TV and ESPN for the big game action, plus a digital jukebox for weekend nights. Over 18's only.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

Our lounge bar, with its warm, relaxed atmosphere, is particularly inviting for a more mature clientele in comparison to the pub. Background music and a no games policy make it an altogether more peaceful place to spend an evening. Over 18's only.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Banchory Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 69
Distance: 5801 Yards
No handicap required


1.00 miles away in Banchory


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £30.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Buggy hire £30.00
Tuition Yes


As a smaller venue, the 18th Century building of the BEST WESTERN Burnett Arms Hotel is perfect for not-so-big big days. And because they can focus on your needs, our staff are able to pay attention to every last detail.


Wedding service and reception venue

For a more intimate reception, the BEST WESTERN Burnett Arms is ideal. You can pick and choose your own entertainment, and we even have a list of DJs and bands to get you started!


This is a golden opportunity to enjoy silver service on your wedding day! With a choice of fixed menus at a variety of prices, plus a la carte dishes that allow the happy couple to create their own menu. A buffet and snack menu will ensure your evening guests are just as happy.


Registry office:
Aberdeenshire Council
Area office, The Square, Banchory. AB31 5RW
01330 822878

Get in touch with Robert Melvin on 01330 824944

For any enquiries please call Robert Melvin on 01330 824944

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type AB31 5TD

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Nearest motorway: A90(M), J, 14.00 miles
Nearest train station: Aberdeen, 18.00 miles
Nearest airport: Aberdeen, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (22 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

25 High Street
AB31 5TD

What's nearby?


  • Aberdeen Football Club (18 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Scolty Tower (1 miles)

  • Bridge of Feuch Salmon Jump (0.5 miles)

  • Crathes Castle (3 miles)

  • Drum Castle (6 miles)

  • Balmoral Castle (30 miles)


  • Banchory Town Centre (0.1 miles)

  • Aberdeen City Centre (18 miles)

Usually used for small training courses and one-to-one meetings, The BEST WESTERN Burnett Arms makes for a characterful venue with the personal touch.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 132 traveller reviews
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Noisy high street

20/11/2015 Ginger22uk,

Stayed for two nights and have to say that the location of the hotel is excellent (decent enough Indian restaurant just down the road). The hotel seems to be in two parts, one modernised and the other... more


Great value

13/11/2015 Van G, Denny, United Kingdom

Excellent hotel, first class modern twin room, a fantastic Scottish cooked breakfast in the morning. Staff are very welcome and down to earth. Highly recommended. Parking to front and great location... more


From the New York Sheraton to Hiltons in Dundee, there is no better service than the Burnett Arms in Banchory

06/11/2015 LYNPR, Glasgow

From the moment we walked in (earlier than check-in time) to the Burnett Arms in Banchory, we felt welcome (even with a larger than life cross bearded collie) and a 6ft costume dog in two suitcases. ... more


It was ok

20/10/2015 Nick H, Southampton, United Kingdom

I stayed for one night and it was ok. The room was ok but not great. To say it was fine is true, I had a single with a single quilt that I fought to keep on the bed through the night. I ate in the hot... more


Two Night Stay with Dinner

14/10/2015 Tim M, Portree, United Kingdom

We stayed in Room 11 at this centrally located Best Western small Hotel last weekend. The Burnett Arms is an interesting building situated in the heart of the town on its main road. Our room was excep... more