A place where nature, heritage and style come together, featuring luxurious rooms and suites, our five-star inn in Ballater has had a royal five-star upgrade featuring locally inspired cuisine in our restaurant.
Pay a visit to the Balmoral Arms (formerly Deeside Inn), and find the Scottish accommodation of the Royal Family at Balmoral Castle. Discover the River Dee, while admiring the iconic wildlife from soaring eagles and red squirrels to Scottish wildcats.
Explore everything Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.
Experience the beauty and wonder that Scotland, visiting the beautiful towns and villages of Royal Deeside, and the Cairngorms National Park.
Our rooms and suites book up quickly, so be sure to check your ideal dates now.
"Pleasantly surprised with this accommodation as, having booked last minute I was getting an entry level room. Room was quite spacious, very clean and a big bathroom with lovely amenities. Staff were very friendly, in particular reception staff and the gentleman who manages the restaurant. We ate dinner in the restaurant and the food was outstanding- best we have had since arriving in the UK 3 weeks ago. Breakfast was also delicious- fresh fruit & yoghurt followed by smashed avocado & poached eggs. Ballater is a lovely town for walks, bike riding and enjoying the scenery."
Check in from 3pm
Check out by 11am
Balmoral Castle nearby
Cairngorms National Park
Fishing, hiking and stalking
Dirty wellies/boots welcome
Keeping you connected
Live traditional music
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Glenshee and The Lecht