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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
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Overview

A luxurious stay at a recently refreshed baronial mansion estate and golf course, with an afternoon tea

The Lowdown

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.

Rooms

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.

Dining

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.

Location

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.

How to Get There

Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course
Aberdeen, AB51 0AE United Kingdom

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 581 Reviews
Excellent
Reviewed 8 hours ago

Attended a Xmas work doo , staff friendly and very efficient, our room was spacious and spotless. I’m a vegan and they catered for me with perfection the meal was lovely. My husband enjoyed his turkey main course but a bit disappointed with the lack of veggies half a Brussel sprout and a rock hard turnip!! Breakfast was good. The disco was a bit disappointing as the sound quality wasn’t the best. Over all the hotel is beautiful and we shall definitely stay again.

Beautiful venue for a wedding
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were at the Meldrum Hotel for a family wedding. The food for dinner was super and really good considering it had to be served quickly to a large crowd. The staff were friendly and allowed us to get changed in a room early the morning of the wedding even though we hadn't checked in. The old part of the hotel is really quaint with old furniture while the new part is really modern. Our bedrooms were in the new part and were very comfortable and modern. The grounds at the back are fully accessible for the wedding reception and was a God send on a hot summer 2018 day at a wedding when you have small children. Breakfast was good as you would expect in this type of hotel. Allow extra time for travelling around the area as some of the roads are quit narrow!

Christmas Party Night
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my work colleagues decided
to have our Christmas night
Out here this year. The menu was set, there was no choice, which was a little dissapointing, but for £49 per head, we reckoned it would be a stunning meal despite the lack of choice........we were wrong! The starter, sweet potatoe and red pepper soup was ok ( just ok, not amazing!) lacked seasoning. The main course Turkey and all the trimmings, you can’t go wrong with that eh? Wrong! There were 2 types of turkey meat on the plate, brown meat (which I have never had at a Christmas meal before) and white turkey breast meat. My brown mean was basically a slice of fat, I had to pick through to get any meat at all! To be fair, I think I landed unlucky, as many of my colleagues had brown meat which wasn’t fatty. The turkey breast was fine as was the 1 pig in blanket and stuffing. Now onto the vegetables.....half a Brussel sprout! 2 tiny half carrots/parsnips 1 dice of turnip (which was raw! honestly, I couldn’t get my knife through it!) a purée.... not sure what it was, but it was tasty enough and 3 small roast potatoes.
Onto pudding trifle, again wouldn’t have been my first choice on a Christmas menu, but hey, it’s a trifle, can’t really go wrong. It arrived, and I have to say, it looked lovely.....that was where the niceness ended. I took my first bite, only to have a mouthful of cranberry seeds (I’m not a fan of cranberry’s) the top layer was all cranberry and the bottom layer was also full of cranberry the middle seemed to have a tiny slice of custard and sponge which tasted fine. On the trifle, were small pieces
of meringue which were tasty. I think a more traditional flavoured trifle would have gone down better, many of my colleagues only ate the meringue.
So to summaries, for £49 most of us were extremely disappointed with the offering, if there is no option, then the food that is presented should be first class, and this meal simple was not!!!
On the positive side, the building itself is
Absolutely beautiful and the staff were excellent. The disco was fab and we had a great time dancing after the meal, so for those reasons,
I’ve given 3 stars if it were just the food it would be less.

A Great Short Break
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helpful and informative reception, and a very nice room in the new wing overlooking the golf course. Good service in the bar and at dinner, and the evening meal was excellent, as was the breakfast. This hotel really lived up to its 4 star status and it was a pleasure to stay there.

I didn’t want to leave
Reviewed 1 month ago

My room was a club king room in the new extension. My room was stunning, whoever picked the decor got it 100% right. When I arrived there was a welcome card and a large piece of fudge which was a lovely touch. I had a bath and a shower in my room. Bed was very comfortable and I had a great nights sleep. I had dinner in the restaurant which was excellent however it would have been better for me being a solo traveller to have a meal in the bar but I was advised bar food stops at 6pm. Breakfast was plentiful and nicely cooked. I can’t wait to stay here again.