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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We had booked 5 rooms for 2 nights in the main building as we were attending a wedding in the area. Reception staff were friendly and polite. Deluxe Room in the main building was nice and a decent size. Period style furniture was in keeping with the room. Great views of the golf course from the room. Complimentary small decanter of whisky in the room which was a nice touch. However, bedside lighting was too poor to read in bed.
Breakfast staff were inattentive. Breakfast service was incredibly slow and took almost 40 minutes to get our cooked breakfasts. Breakfast was obviously precooked and plated up after ordering but still took too long to serve. Pastries had been sitting out so long that they were hard.
I did complain to reception on departure and was offered a complimentary stay in the future which would be confirmed in an email to me. As yet, I've received no such email
Meldrum House is a lovely place to visit if you are in the North East of Scotland. Fantastic and challenging golf course, traditional rooms full of old style Scottish flare. Have stayed here, enjoyed the full Scottish breakfast, lovely dinner and a drink in the whiskey cave. Highly recommend for an authentic experience.
I was impressed with this hotel when I stayed there for 2 nights on business. The hotel looks impressive which was a first impression. Inside the lounge was furnished with leather chairs and looked like a peaceful place where you could have a drink or coffee. My room was a king room and was spacious with a window view over the golf course. It was spacious and clean. Tea facilities were in the room. The cooked breakfast was well cooked with little or no fat present on the plate when served. In the evening a restaurant or bar menu was available. The meal I had was excellent.
I went with friends for lunch at the new 1236 bar. It was absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious, the surroundings beautiful and the staff were so helpful and welcoming. 10/10 loved it! Thank you.
Attended a wedding and stayed overnight and there is not one single thing about either that I could fault! Room was amazing - my husband fell in love with the shower - and the food was phenomenal !! The service throughout our stay was faultless - expected to be paying over the top prices for drinks (as is the case with many wedding venue hotels) but was pleasantly surprised that this was not the case ....would definitely recommend a stay over here - everything for the wedding I attended appeared to run like clockwork too!! Was nice to see a bride and groom relaxed and enjoying their special day without worrying about what was happening around them as everyone at Meldrum House had it under control!! Well done x