14 Invercauld Road , Ballater , Aberdeenshire AB35 5RP , United Kingdom View hotel location on the map
Nestled in two acres of peaceful, private woodland, just 20 minutes from Balmoral Castle, offering free WI-FI and Parking, this family-run Hotel offers spectacular views, log fires, delightful dining, and cosy accommodation.
Surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of Cairngorm National Park, the Hotel is a haven of tranquillity and relaxation. Guests can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Cairngorm mountains and the majestic Lochnagar, or perhaps simply watch as red squirrels frolic in the surrounding pine trees. Originally built in 1896, every effort has been taken to ensure that the building still retains many of its original features and traditional charm. Offering a warm, friendly welcome and the best in highland hospitality, the Glen Lui Hotel is sure to inspire a wealth of wonderful memories.
Each of the 19 en-suite rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished, perfectly complementing the welcoming appeal of the rest of the building. There is also additional accommodation in the Pine Terrace annexe located within the grounds. As one would expect from a hotel of this calibre, all of the rooms come fully equipped with all the necessary conveniences and comforts, including free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, Egyptian cotton linen, hairdryer and tea & coffee facilities. There are a range of room types available, with Single, Double, Twin and Superior options. There are also two Suites, one with a splendid four-poster bed and the other a luxurious king-size, whilst both offer south-facing sitting rooms with magnificent views. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement in some Pine Terrace rooms.
No visit to Glen Lui would be complete without having indulged one’s culinary palette at the splendid on-site restaurant. The extensive menu offers seasonal dishes with a traditional Scottish flavour, all freshly prepared using high-quality, locally sourced produce. With something to suit all tastes, guests are free to enjoy the stunning views and relaxed atmosphere. Indeed, during Summer and milder days the restaurant opens onto a large decked terrace allowing diners to really immerse themselves in their surroundings. On those colder Winter evenings, step into one of the peaceful resident’s lounges and enjoy a pre-dinner drink or an after dinner coffee in front of a roaring log fire. The Glen Lui is also a Malt Whisky Embassy and its bar offers a great selection of single malts from across Scotland.
Please note: Pets only permitted in some pine terrace rooms (annex).
Check in from: 3:00 pm
Check out by: 11:00 am
This hotel is also an ideal conference venue, with two dedicated conference rooms.
Located in a peaceful corner of Ballater Village on the Royal Deeside, just off the A93 and en-route to Braemar and Balmoral Castle. It is approximately 41 miles west of Aberdeen where visitors can find excellent rail links to most major destinations across the UK. There are also several daily bus services from Aberdeen to Ballater (numbers 201, 202 & 210). For those flying in, Aberdeen Airport is a twenty minute drive from the city or 1 hour and 40 minutes from the Hotel.
There are 30 car parking spaces available on-site free of charge.