Loch Kinord Hotel (Ballater, United Kingdom)


Loch Kinord Hotel (Ballater, United Kingdom)

About Loch Kinord Hotel

The Loch Kinord Hotel Hotel in Ballater is just 20 minutes from Aberdeen and offers country-style accommodation with magnificent views of the Scottish wilderness. A variety of room options, all with en-suite facilities, feature direct dial room phones, flat screen TV’s (with satellite), iron/ironing board and free Wi-Fi. The hotel features a 24-hour reception, conference and wedding facilities, room service, child minding services, dedicated smoking area, free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout. Guests can enjoy a choice between full cooked or continental-style breakfasts, fine dining from a locally-sourced menu in the evenings, and a relaxing local whiskey or glass of wine at the cosy hotel bar. The property is well-located to Dyce Airport and borders the Muir of Dinnet Nature reserve. Guest enjoy easy access to local ski centres and the Royal Deeside Valley.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Ballater Road, Dinnet, AB34 5JY, Ballater, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Very good  8.2 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.4 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.7 / 10

Positive Reviews


Ideal Scottish country getaway.

The Loch Kinord Hotel is the ideal destination for a getaway to the Scottish countryside. The hotel borders the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and is the gateway to exploring the Royal Deeside Valley, home of Balmoral Castle.


Great wedding or conference venue.

The hotel and the surrounding area is ideal for both wedding and honeymoon with full catering services for indoor or outdoor events and unique and memorable photo opportunities. The hotel is able to host small to medium sized conferences along with full audio and visual support.


Perfect base for the adventurers.

Scotland features some of the most rugged natural wilderness found anywhere in the world and the Royal Deeside Valley is the perfect introduction to Highland adventuring. The area is home to the world famous Highland Games and there are plenty of adventure activities to be enjoyed in the area including exclusive wild salmon fishing, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing and much more.

Negative Reviews


Some rooms are very small, book carefully.

The hotel offers affordable accommodation for single travellers that use it as a base for exploring and adventuring as well as family orientated accommodation. It is recommended to communicate effectively with the hotel staff when booking to avoid any disappointment in room size upon arrival.


Poor Wi-Fi and cell reception.

Perhaps due to its location, the hotel does not offer the best reception for mobile or Wi-Fi applications. Most guests don’t see this as a problem but a quick drive to the nearest town should allow for better signal.


Water pressure issue in showers.

A common complaint with this hotel is a lack of ideal water pressure in the showers with many reporting a weak flow or even a trickle. Some shower stalls are also quite small creating an awkward and sometimes uncomfortable experience.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Arcade/Video games
  3. Entrance Hall/lobby
  4. Parking
For children
  1. Childcare
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Ironing board
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Golf course
  3. Horse riding
  4. Skiing


Ballater Road, Dinnet , AB34 5JY , Ballater , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1339)885229 | Fax: +44(1339)887007 | 

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