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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 786 Reviews
Fantastic hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

Stayed here for a 1 week training course. I found the hotel very good the food was simply superb, breakfast lunch and evening meal. My room was very big and well kept. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to friends and family.

Great hotel - super
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Norwood Hall from the start of our break to the finish. Our room was absolutely great mixing the traditional with modern.
This is a lovely old mansion house. The gardens are set with majestic redwood trees and rhododenderons.
We stayed three nights and all the staff were friendly and informative. We ate one evening meal at the Tapestry restaurant - the food was excellent- we both had the guinea fowl as a mains which was superb. I had the cherry parfait as desset again superb and my wife had the cheesecake which she said was just as good. We rounded things off with a drink at the cosy, welcoming bar which had a great selection of single malts.
Breakfast was also very good - a selection of cold buffet, fruit, yogurt, ham cheese, cereals and pastries. The cooked breakfast was prepared to order - i had the full breakfast and the black pudding was to die for.

Superb 4star Norwood Hall hotel -- Aberdeen.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a fantastic weekend at the 4* Norwood Hall hotel-Aberdeen. This 18th-century grand Victorian mansion is in several acres of garden - and majestic redwood trees. On entry, the reception was friendly and informative. Our room (59) was well decorated,clean+tidy -thank you, housekeeping staff. The dining room was very attractive, and the meals well presented+nourishing.--this is a beautiful hotel with4* facilities.- highly recommended. -------- thank you. ----- J+I.

Room was rather dated
Reviewed 1 month ago

This isn’t a negative review in the slightest to begin with.
Just stayed here for a friends wedding and booked through hotels.com paid £71 for room only and was offered breakfast on the site for £24 (rather steep price but cheaper to pay at the hotel when booking in) the hotel was excellent for the wedding, drink was reasonable price, and function suite and facilities were flawless. The customer service was amazing and I felt well looked after.
My only gripe is the bedroom I had felt rather dated, the bed was comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean however I felt in this day and age that shower over bath just doesn’t cut it for me and a lot of the features in the room felt rather old fashioned and worn out.
I would definitely stay again however for a bedroom like that I feel £71 is a bit too expensive, personally I’d rather get a chain brand hotel because I know they are consistently good all over the country you know what to expect.
Maybe some money needs to be invested to bring the room up to scratch, or prices need to be lowered a bit.

Nice old house by the countryside beer Aberdeen
Reviewed 1 month ago

Nice hotel in the middle of the countryside. About a 10 minute ride from the centre of the city. Gardens are very nice. Nice place to have a tea or breakfast, which is ok. There’s two differenced part: the oldest part of the hotel and a newly renovated. I spent the night at room number 1 and it was a little bit hard: no heater and old bathroom.