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What We Love

  • A gorgeous and tranquil stay in the north of Scotland, with breakfast and three-course dinnerThe Georgian lounge with its malt-whisky collection and indulgent afternoon teas
  • Taking a day-trip into Aberdeen to explore the famous Maritime Museum and the Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • Having five scenic golf courses easily within reach, including two that are right on the coast

What To Know

  • The cozy reception area has an open fire
  • There is free WiFi throughout but the connection is iffy
  • Rooms are largest and most well-appointed in the new wing which was added in 2011


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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A traditional country-house hotel near Aberdeen, with a gourmet restaurant and a refined whiskey lounge

The Lowdown

Discover the beautiful and tranquil side of Scotland with a stay in the romantic, windswept countryside. Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel was built on the site of a 15th-century castle and sits within a 19-acre estate of thick woodland and pretty, landscaped gardens. Just outside Aberdeen, right on the edge of the River Dee and close to the rugged coast, this hotel puts you in the middle of some of the country’s most impressive landscapes.
Between lounging in your luxe guest room and exploring the surrounding area, you’ll have plenty to do during your Scottish stay. Spend your days strolling the grounds, golfing in one of the five nearby courses (you’ll discover some breathtaking settings) or venturing into Aberdeen for a day’s shopping. The hotel’s restaurant is AA Rosette-awarded, and there’s a refined Georgian-style lounge with an exclusive malt-whisky menu.


Executive Double and Feature King rooms both offer plenty of space, with separate seating areas, en-suite bathrooms and views of the landscaped gardens and woodland. The rooms are tastefully decorated, offering warm, inviting décor and a relaxing ambience.


The AA Rosette-awarded restaurant serves a mixture of hearty seasonal dishes, packed with locally sourced Scottish ingredients, such as slow-braised Scotch beef, smoked salmon, Scotch lamb and rich Scottish cheeses. There’s also a Georgian-style bar with a luxury malt-whisky menu and traditional afternoon tea.


Three miles outside Aberdeen, Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel is close to the edge of the River Dee, with a selection of professional golf courses nearby and a 19-acre estate of woodland and landscaped gardens to explore. If you feel like spending a day by the sea, you’re just a short drive from the coast.

How to Get There

Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen, AB15 9FX United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 764 Reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I were there for the weekend and boy, do they spoil you rotten. Peaceful, quiet, discreet staff, fabulous food and amazing rooms and everywhere was soooo clean!! The staff could not have done more for us if they had tried, always about but unobtrusive - just what we wanted. We had such a lovely time I have booked to go again in a few weeks time - CANNOT WAIT!!!

Stayed as member of Wedding Party
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here over the 1st and 2nd of February for my friends wedding of which I was a bridesmaid. I can't thank the hotel staff enough as they were absolutely amazing in helping my friend making her day the most special and stress free.
I stayed in room 6 the night before the wedding with my friend and it was such a gorgeous suite and had plenty of space for 6 of us to get ready plus the hair and make up artist and photographer popping in too.
We had breakfast for 5 of us sent to the room on the Saturday morning - we asked for it at 8am and it arrived not a minute late.
The day was absolutely perfect - I especially loved the wedding breakfast and the beef was absolutely spectacular!
I stayed in a different room with my husband on the night of the wedding - I booked it about a year in advance on booking.com and got it for £44! The room was very clean and beds extremely comfartable - absolutely no issues at all.
Breakfast in the morning was £24 for the 2 of us and was so tasty.
Special thanks from me go to James - I'm pregnant and he paid special attention to me and the other pregnant bridesmaid - even bringing me mocktails that I had ordered the night before to the top table without me even asking! He was absolutely lovely and a credit to the hotel.

Weekend break
Reviewed 1 month ago

Booked rooms for a family weekend away, on arrival we were offered an up grade at a premium,we declined.
The room we booked was clean cozy functional
The hotel itself full of charm from a bygone age,on arrival you are comforted by a welcoming log burning fire,sets the tone
Staff are friendly professional and welcoming.
Had a great weekend would happily return

Bring ear plugs
Reviewed 1 month ago

The building and grounds are beautiful and the public rooms are very opulent but cosy with open fires and wood burning stoves. All the staff have clearly been well trained and give the impression of taking a pride in doing their jobs well. They were all very competant and professional.
The food and drinks were excellent if somewhat pricey.
We had a standard double room which was quite small with a view onto the kitchen but it was comfortable and clean. There wasn't good enough water pressure for a decent shower and the hairdryer didn't work. My main advice would be TAKE EAR PLUGS. Every time the person in the room upstairs moved it sounded like a herd of elephants and woke us up several times. The ceiling was creaking alarmingly and you could hear the wardrobe door being opened and shut and the toilet being used!
We got some ear plugs at the nearby Asda and had a much better sleep the next night.
The old part of the hotel is so beautiful, it's a shame the room was so average. Not sure if we would stay again.

One week stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

Had a great stay in the Norwood. Hotel was well kept and my room was lovely! It was clean and very welcoming. I only ate one night in the hotel, but the Aberdeen Angus burger was very nice. Would highly recommend a stay here.