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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Dining

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.

Location

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

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 742 Reviews
Wonderful
Reviewed 6 days ago

This hotel was really lovely very welcoming with a log fire in the entrance and very pleasant friendly staff. The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious with every comfort. The food was well presented and served with pride by the waiting staff. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will be staying there again in the future.

Romantic Trip Away
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was amazing from the room to the food. The only problem was the room looked out on to the staff car park and bottle disposal area so was very noist after a wedding. Would definitely return though. Highly recommended

Excellent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel. Start to finish. Location is great after a long drive to Aberdeen, its less then 5 minutes from the main A road linking Aberdeen to the rest of civilisation. Settings around the hotel are beautiful, as is the building itself. Rooms are excellent. The bed is the best hotel bed I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping on. It's massive. The staff were spot on. The breakfast menu is small but very nice. Id highly recommend the eggs florentine. The room service food was also good. I would highly recommend this hotel and Aberdeen

Wedding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend Norwood Hall enough if your looking for a fabulous venue for anything family related! We held a baby shower here some months ago and were so well looked after went on to book my daughter's wedding which we had last month. Again staff could not do enough for us and all the guests. Rooms are big, comfy and lots of extras and food is amazing but what made it such a great experience is 'the feel of the place' so...whether for a wee scottish break or a weekend retreat, its perfect!

Very Disappointing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was very tired, the bathroom floor was stained and there seemed to be lots of bugs everywhere.

There were holes in the floor in the corridor that were covered by carpet and if you step wrong then you end up twisting your ankle. No hot water from the sink tap and only luke warm in the shower. The room was also not set up for two people so we ended up having to share a towel, reception informed us that there were spare towels in the wardrobe but it was too late plus we had booked for 2 people so you would expect the room to be set up correctly. Drinks were incredibly expensive with a round of just 2 spirit/soda drinks coming to over £15. Payment for a large group at dinner was also very difficult as the hotel were unable to split the bill for payment and we had to instead pay for specific items which meant paying for the table wine awkward.

Breakfast was very good, however, and the historic camel skin wallpaper in the main house is fascinating!