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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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Sunday lunch

01/09/2015 mcleod23112006,

Came here on Sunday for lunch every one had the steak pie it was delicious the service was really good the staff very friendly would return and one good thing it's a pet friendly hotel the tray bakes ... more


Friendly service - nice rooms.

21/08/2015 bettyian, Scotland

Stayed here for one night with friends on a small tour of the area. Rooms were very nice, clean and modern. Bathroom again clean and modern but shower water pressure a bit low. Bar area adequate with ... more


Lovely food and atmosphere....

14/08/2015 angelo65Geneva, geneva

Stopped off for dinner as a family of five.Menu looked great. We started with a good thick onion soup. Had a battered and breaded fish.Excellent product.Massive portion. Lovely steak pie with deliciou... more


Kilt Shoes

10/08/2015 Gavin B,

Our hotel room was great, the food was lovely but most of all the staff and owners were superb. I had been hired a kilt outfit for a wedding but when I went to get dressed I found the shoes were 3 siz... more


Nice stay ....lovely room

06/08/2015 510col, Knutsford, United Kingdom

Enjoyable stay with a beautiful room. The menu is nice but workaday. Stayed on business and enjoyed it but as a couple maybe not as suitable. The bar area could be a bit more attractive and uplifting... more