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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 127 traveller reviews
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Very Good with one exception

01/10/2015 Allan S P, Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom

My wife and I stayed for one night and initially were very pleased with the stay. A very welcoming reception from the receptionist on duty, excellent food in the restaurant and excellent service from... more


So glad we stopped here!

30/09/2015 carousel1, highland

Stayed here for one night on way home from few days up North. Got shown to our room (11) and was utterly delighted. Beautifully furnished, exquisite bathroom, toiletries which included shower caps a... more


Very friendly and welcoming

21/09/2015 jjb214, London, United Kingdom

This was a very nice place with very friendly and helpful staff. The room was spotless and comfortable and the staff were happy to chat and offer advice. The range at breakfast could be wider, but it ... more


Excellent Food, Service and Value

16/09/2015 Topdriller, Chania Town, Greece

Came home from Greece last week and went for two meals in the Burnett Arms. I was brought up in Banchory but have been living in Greece for the last decade. It used to be my local so we dropped in f... more


Family Wedding

03/09/2015 claire1286,

We were up staying for a family wedding. The receptionist Izzy was very welcoming and friendly nothing was too much trouble. She even went the extra mile in buying my 3 year old some sweets. Robert th... more