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.
How to Get There
Won a voucher for afternoon tea and what a treat! Myself and my partner immediately felt at ease and relaxed sat in a cosy spot next to the window looking out to the golf course. There was a wedding on that day but you wouldn’t of known the staff were so attentive and couldn’t do enough for us. The afternoon tea itself was delicious with a range of cakes and traybakes, sandwiches and hot served haggis Bon Bon’s etc.
We stayed here for two nights in April. Our room was comfortable with a good view across the golf course. We ate in the restaurant one night - the food and service were great but we were the only guests which made it feel a little odd. The next night we ate in the bar, again good food and more atmosphere. Overall a very good hotel
Had an amazingly tasty authentic meal in casual ambience. Haggis delicious served in the sheep’s stomach the real deal. Burger In brioche bun delicious whiskey juis it was so tasty . Service attentive polite and friendly. Manager knows his stuff had a word for everyone. Didn’t get to feed the coos but next time.
We had mid week light lunch with friends in the Cave Bistro. This area retains features from the original hotel built in 1625 (?)
This luxury hotel is set in beautiful wooded grounds with its own golf course nearby. The entrance is spacious and well furnished with period furniture. The Cave is unusual in style creating several small areas for dining and furnished to a high standard
A comprehensive light lunch menu is available. The staff were pleasant, informative and attentive and the food was well cooked and presented. The atmosphere was relaxed with no pressure to leave the table We hope to return soon
On arrival at the hotel after check-in we were told in a very matter of fact way that the bar was being used for a private function and was not open to guests. As we had just travelled 150 miles from Edinburgh we were ready to relax with a beer or two and have a bar snack. Reluctantly the chef apparently agreed to let us have a snack in the main restaurant rather than have a full blown meal, hardly a relaxing evening! Luckily Meldrum House Golf Club is a short walk away so we wandered there and were well fed and watered!
In the morning we had booked golf for 10.30 so decided to all meet up for breakfast at 9.00. At 9.35 one of our party decided to go and try and find out where our coffee and toast was and to make sure that our cooked breakfast was indeed being cooked.
We only just made our tee-off time of 10.30!
We would go back to the area for the golf and golf club as both are excellent but would definitely avoid this hotel.