Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course
What We Love
- An award-winning, 13th-century mansion in the Scottish countryside, with breakfast and moreSampling the world-class Glen Garioch Whisky selection in the 800-year-old Cave Bar
- Admiring the rolling parkland scenery from your spacious, newly built Club room
- Dining on fresh, hyper-local cuisine, like North Sea cod, in the elegant restaurant
What To Know
- Book a Superiror Room for a complimentary decanter of Glen Garioch whisky
- There's nightly turn down service
- Free WiFi is rather spotty
Fresh off a multimillion-dollar upgrade and named the 2014-15 AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland, the four-star Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course is riding high on a wave of well-deserved buzz. This 13th-century baronial mansion in the Aberdeenshire countryside oozes historic charm – its original halls are dotted with grandfather clocks and old oil portraits – while keeping you comfortably ensconced in modern luxury.
This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning country hotel boasts one of the world’s most extensive collections of Glen Garioch whisky and an 800-year-old Cave Bar, so fiery tipples are yours for the taking. The restaurant, too, draws rave reviews, serving up hyper-local dishes like Sutherlands of Portsoy salmon and Highland venison. There’s also a world-class golf course, so whether you’ve come to enjoy an indulgent escape filled with eating and drinking or an active getaway to one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time.
The brand-new Club rooms are the crown jewels of the newly completed, multimillion-dollar wing added onto the original 13th-century manor house. The neutral color palette complements the stunning greenery just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The hotel’s kitchen turns out elegant, inventive dishes that highlight the freshest seasonal ingredients. From a Scottish charcuterie plate, to west-coast scallops to the popular Sutherlands of Portsoy salmon platter, dinner is always a satisfying affair. Days start equally strong with a full Scottish breakfast.
Situated in the Scottish countryside about 35 minutes outside of Aberdeen, Meldrum House lives up to its name as a luxurious country hotel. It’s surrounded by parkland – there’s even a swan pond and a highland cow – and a world-class golf course designed by Graham Webster. It’s about a one-mile walk into the village of Olmedrum, where you’ll find a few shops and cafés.
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A very good hotel set in lovely grounds with a blend of old and new in the fabric of the buildings. The room in the new section of the hotel I stayed in was immaculate, well kept, clean, comfortable and had all the facilities required. A little bit pricey, however, it is an upmarket hotel so not totally unexpected.
There are plenty of lifts to access all floors and so disabled and pushchair access is straightforward in the modern sections of the building. The staff are friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. The car park is a fair size too. The grounds are lovely to walk around with several peaceful areas.
Stayed here for 3 nights in the new section. Had a room with views of the golf course on both sides. Beautiful room, bathroom. Ate in the cave bar all 3 nights. Service in the bar and at reception was excellent. No complaints. This place is just lovely.
Stayed here for one night as I had a business course near by brought my partner along as hotel looked nice on the website. What can I say about this hotel apart from fabulous. Room was massive with seven floor to ceiling windows overlooking the golf course and massive king size bed with TV that came out of the bottom. Bathroom had under floor heating and shower was massive. Food in the pineapple restaurant was so tasty but need to have a decent budget for it but in my opinion if you can afford it it’s well worth it. Thing that really makes this hotel though is the staff they are so so friendly can’t do enough for you and not stuffy in the slightest which you find with a hotel of this standard sometimes. Will definitely go back in the future solely for pleasure.