Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
Stayed for a single night on business with a group of colleagues. The hotel is located a short drive off the A90, close to Robert Gordon University.
Reception is rather grand, with a log fire to welcome you. My room was very comfortable, large, with a nice view over the gardens. There was a bath and shower. Bed was large and comfortable. I slept well.
Food was great.
The bar is a bit pricey.
Good price for the comfort you get.
Another last minute booking
The hotel is located outside the city in the leafy suburbs, and is accessed by its own private drive.
Reception is a little quirky and different
My bedroom was in a modern extension, the room was very spacious.
Bar Food is served in a Victorian style bar are, not the usual type of bar.
Breakfast is cooked to order
Afternoon tea with our son and daughter in law.
Afternoon tea was served in a quaint room using real china plates and cups.
Service was friendly and efficient.
The afternoon tea itself was very good quality.
We stayed here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We got a spacious bedroom with a very nice bathroom. The large bed was a bit firm to our liking but that is probably just our opinion. A small box of welcome chocolates was waiting on arrival. Having just one mini-bottle of mineral water for two people seems a bit limited.
The cream tea in the afternoon was really nice, as was the evening dinner in a room full of character. We only had a cereal and tasty scrambled eggs with smoked salmon in the morning, but there was a generous choice of other options. Highly recommended place.
Just experienced an afternoon tea through groupon. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
We loved the old fashioned ambience of the hotel which was cosy and warm on a cold dull November day. The sandwiches, cakes and scones were great especially the latter which were still warm and tasted delicious. We really were reluctant to leave and venture out into the cold. Would love to return.