Craigendarroch – Royal Deeside
For hundreds of years Royal Deeside has been one of Scotland's best-kept secrets and the favourite retreat of the Royal Family. Here, on the wooded banks of the River Dee, find one of the country's most prestigious holiday resorts.
Centuries of tradition and heritage are brought to life in this beautiful area, with its quiet charms and relaxing pace of life, which capture the essence of a true Highland holiday experience.
Enjoy a 3, 4 or 7-night holiday in these spacious properties. The onsite Country Club offers extensive leisure facilities including, pools, squash, tennis, sauna and steam rooms, bars and restaurants. Golf, horse riding, cycling and walking trails are all nearby. Balmoral Castle, summer home to the Royal family and the Lochnagar whisky distillery are only a 12km drive away.
- Self-catering lodges for 4–8 guests
- Open-plan living area with TV, hi-fi, DVD player and games table
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Guest twin rooms with bathroom shower
- Private terrace
- Free Wi-Fi
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch
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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges
Our 99 lodges, set in 33 acres of the estate, offer accommodation for 2, 4, 6 & 8 guests in a range of lodge styles and sizes. The lodges have all been designed at Craigendarroch for pure enjoyment — with room to relax, to soak up the panoramic splendour of Royal Deeside, and enjoy the seclusion and privacy of your own home from home.
The open-plan lounges are stylish and relaxing, with sofas to sink into, high quality television, video, and a state-of-the-art sound system. The bedrooms are warm and welcoming, with handcrafted suites.
In the kitchen you'll find all the home from home appliances, including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave, and the dining area is the setting for many of the happy memories you'll take away from Craigendarroch. Completed and furnished with care, and set in a private and secluded location within the estate, these are homes you'll want to call your own.
Craigendarroch Health Club & Spa
The Craigendarroch Health Club & Spa located at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch offers members and guests staying at the resort a wide range of leisure and relaxation options.
- Open 7am – 10pm daily. (The Fitness Suite closes at 9.30pm and the Pool areas at 9.45pm)
- Membership categories of Full, Off Peak, Child & 60 Plus are offered
- Membership information is available at the Leisure Desk or by clicking Membership here.
- Regular classes are held for Yoga, Circuits, Aqua Aerobics — information from the Club Reception.
- Swimming lessons & Personal training available.
- The House Spa — offering a range of ESPA treatments for men and woman, ESPA products, gifts, vouchers and all professional hair dressing services. General opening hours: daily, 10.00am – 6.00pm.
The Craigendarroch Health Club & Spa facilities include:
- Two indoor pools and spa bath
- Steam Room
- Fitness Suite
- Squash Court
- Tennis Court (outdoor)
- Table Tennis
- Snooker Room
- The Keiller Brasserie & Lounge
Children under 6 years of age are only permitted to use the children's pools and main pool, and must refrain from using the sauna, steam room and spa bath. Please be aware that due to safety legislation one adult can only supervise up to 2 children under 16 years at any one time, and these children must be accompanied in the water.
The Keiller Brasserie and Keiller Lounge
The Keiller Brasserie & Keiller Lounge boasts relaxed comfort and elegance with our Chef focusing on seasonally selected menus based on local produce and a blend of traditional and modern cuisine. The Keiller Lounge offers an ideal location to get together, relax and celebrate with great food and conversation. The Keiller Brasserie boasts a stylish & elegant atmosphere with popular steak night and Sunday lunches. Young diners are made very welcome and have their own "Hungry Highlander" menu.
The restaurant and lounge have been named after the Keiller family from Dundee, ( of Marmalade fame ) who built the main house here in 1891. We hope you will have the opportunity to join us, or re-visit us again soon.
Keiller Brasserie Opening Hours
Breakfast: Daily, 8.00am – 10.00am last orders
Dinner: Wednesday to Sunday, 6.00pm – 9.00pm last orders ("Steak Night", Wednesday)
"Brasserie Favourites", menu available in the Keiller Lounge: Monday & Tuesday, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Sunday Lunch: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Keiller Lounge Opening Hours
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm (Sunday – Thursday) and 11.00pm (Friday & Saturday)
Coffee and Pastries available daily from 10.00am
Lounge Menu: Daily, 11.00am – 9.00pm last orders
Reservations in the Keiller Brasserie are highly recommended. Please dial +44(0)13397 55858 or make a reservation online at resdiary.com .
- 55-foot Lagoon Pool
- Fitness Suite
- Whirlpool Spa
- Squash Court
- The House Spa at Craigendarroch*
- Snooker Room
- Tennis Court
- Games Room*
- Aerobics Studio*
- Keiller Brasserie & Lounge
Lodges at Craigendarroch offer complimentary wireless internet access. Lodge electricity is metered and charged on departure(*) – Additional charges may be payable for these facilities
- Highland Games
- Balmoral Castle
- Fishing on the River Dee
- Winter Sports
- Bike Hire
- Royal Lochnagar Distillery
- Victorian Heritage Trail
- Walking in The Cairngorms and The Grampians
- Crathie Church
- Cairngorm National Park
Travelling to Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges
Craigendarroch is situated just outside the village of Ballater, on the main A93 Aberdeen-Braemar-Perth road. The entrance is west of the village of Ballater, and is 43 miles from the city of Aberdeen.