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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


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

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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Banchory to Balmoral

12/04/2015 Ian J, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Having booked tickets for Balmoral Castle on line, we now required a place to use as a base for our trip; We chose the Best Western Burnett Hotel at Banchory, and it didn't let us down. This Hotel... more


Average one night business stay

26/03/2015 silver_bluemotion, north yorkshire

Stayed here for close location to a work meeting the following day. Usually best western’s are a safe bet but this was the exception. Firstly, the small car park at the rear had very awkward spaces... more


A Pleasant Surprie

22/03/2015 DreamingofWaverly, United States

We weren't planning on staying here but accidentally stumbled into the area and needed a place to stay. We figured it was just a bed for the night but we couldn't help but be charmed. Jackie at the... more


Enjoyable stay

16/03/2015 510col, Knutsford, United Kingdom

This is my kind of pub/hotel. Very welcoming staff and good service. They had upgraded me to a double bedded room as requested on booking which was good. The view was to the rear of the hotel so... more


Not the most comfortable bed

01/03/2015 sheilaghb2015, Perth, United Kingdom

Close to all amenities in Banchory. Bed and pillows uncomfortable so we didn't have a great sleep. Tea and coffee making facilities in room. Good choice of food at breakfast and served quickly. Would... more