The Glen Lui Hotel (Ballater, United Kingdom)


The Glen Lui Hotel (Ballater, United Kingdom)

About The Glen Lui Hotel

The Glen Lui Hotel is a family-run hotel set in two acres of private woodland in Ballater, UK. It features two suites with magnificent views across the golf course. The rooms and two suites at the hotel are traditional and individually designed with rich shades. Flat screen satellite TVs, DVD players, coffeemakers and en suite bathrooms are featured. One suite has a four poster bed and the other, a luxuriously king-sized one. The hotel has a lounge with TV and fireplace plus garden and terrace. A meeting room with banquet and fax facilities is present. Laundry and luggage storage facilities are available. Parking onsite and Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel is complimentary. The Glen Lui Hotel has a restaurant onsite serving a free and full Scottish breakfast and other meals. The bar offers a wide selection of single malts. The hotel is a short stroll from the centre of Ballater and around eight miles from Balmoral Castle.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Invercauld Road, AB35 5RP, Ballater, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.9 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.8 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.3 / 10

Positive Reviews


Lovely location

Guests enjoy their stay at The Glen Lui in Ballater, UK, which is an interesting and thriving village. They love the short strolls to the centre of the city and to the start of the seven bridges walk. The hotel has sprawling grounds around it with deer and red squirrels running about. There is a large seating area on a veranda from where guests can enjoy the lovely views.


Great ambience and food

Guests highly recommend the hotel for its cosy log fires, beautiful setting, delicious food and the fantastic service. They say it is a real haven especially on a stormy day. They praise the breakfast and dinners and many say that it is the best they have ever had.


Good rooms; top service

Most guests say that the rooms are well equipped with everything they need for a comfortable and relaxed stay. The stunning views from some rooms add to the attraction. The staff is warm and friendly with a great sense of humour. Guests say they experienced Scottish hospitality at its best at the hotel.

Negative Reviews


Dated hotel and bathrooms

Some guests say that the hotel, particularly the bathrooms, is dated and needs a refurbishment. The toilet is loose and unstable and shower also needs attention in many rooms.


Fixated timings

Guests are not told while booking that the restaurant of the hotel is closed on Mondays. The hotel is very fixed about the meal timings and do not flex it even slightly when guests who need to leave early request an earlier breakfast. The same is the case when guests who are delayed request dinner a tad late.


Beds uncomfortable; rooms not cleaned

Some rooms have uncomfortable beds while some look out at the parked cars. Some guests say that the rooms are not cleaned at all for the entire duration of their stay.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance Hall/lobby
  2. Parking
  3. Terrace
  4. Porter service
For children
  1. Cot
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room amenities
  1. Ironing board
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Invercauld Road , AB35 5RP , Ballater , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1339)755402 | Fax: +44(1339)755545 | 

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