23. 9 in cottages, plus 4 apartments in Casa Memoria.
bar, parlour, library, bistro/restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, health centre (heated indoor pool, spa, steam room, gym, games room), 17-acre grounds (walled garden, arboretum, stream, tennis, croquet lawn, putting green).
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in cottages, not in public rooms.
 room from £150. Breakfast £17, set dinner £35, tasting menu £60.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Find a spot for quiet contemplation, as did Guide readers this year, in the expertly maintained gardens or graceful public rooms of this ‘lovely place’ on the edge of the Cairngorms national park. The MacRobert family home has been ‘extensively and beautifully refurbished’: there are portraits on panelled walls, low armchairs by a grand piano, a library with an open fire. On a balmy evening, take drinks on the front terrace facing ‘sweeping views’ of the Grampian mountains. Genteel bedrooms in the main house look over the grounds and Aberdeenshire countryside. Architect-designed apartments and cottages on the estate, most with a kitchenette, suit a family or a group of friends. ‘We had a good room at the back of the hotel. The view of the glorious morning sun spreading its golden rays through the cloud and on to the frosted ground was a sight to remember.’ At lunch and dinner, chef David Butters cooks ‘excellent, inventive’ Scottish menus using organic vegetables and fruit from the walled garden. ‘We enjoyed a pumpkin panna cotta starter and a wonderful Jerusalem artichoke velouté; excellent venison; an elegant cheese plate.’ (David Birnie)
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Autumn/Winter Luxury Break Special Offer
£299 for two nights with breakfast, three course dinner on one evening and a bottle of Prosecco. This Autumn/Winter stay two nights at Douneside House in a classic room or a (dog friendly) one- bedroom apartment. Full Scottish breakfast is served on both mornings. Enjoy three courses from our award-winning table d’hote menu on one evening and a bottle of prosecco will be awaiting your arrival, all for £299 (£149 per person). This Luxury Autumn/Winter Break is available from 1st September 2018 until 31st March 2019. Certain dates are excluded and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer. Based on double occupancy. A charge of £50 per day applies to reservations for a Friday and Saturday. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide