Our four-star Inn is receiving a royal five-star upgrade, including a wider variety of rooms & suites, a new dining experience, spa treatment rooms, as well as a new name, creating a Scotland retreat fit for royalty.
Pay a visit to the Balmoral Arms, find the Queen’s Ballater accommodation at Balmoral Castle. Discover the River Dee, while admiring the iconic local wildlife, from soaring golden eagles to Scottish wildcats. Explore everything the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.
Experience the beauty and wonder that Scotland has to offer in summer, visiting the beautiful towns and villages of Royal Deeside, and the Cairngorms National Park.
Rooms book up quickly during spring and summer, so be sure to check your ideal dates now.
Our collection of individual rooms and suites are inspired by the Cairngorms. The perfect Highland hideaway, our refurbished cosy rooms offer a sanctuary after a day of adventure, with organic Scottish amenities from The Highland Soap Company. While the luxurious, stylish suites offer those who want to treat themselves, additional space to plan their adventures.
Eat & Drink
Sample the true taste of Scotland. Seasonal produce from the Cairngorms, working with local gamekeepers, farms and growers. After a day on the hills, kick-off muddy boots and head to Ghillies Bar for ales from the area before hearty dishes such as game stews, grilled venison and kitchen specials in the restaurant. Then snuggle up on the sofa by the roaring fire with our range of over 100 Scottish malt whiskies and gins.
Located in the heart of the Victorian village of Ballater, Royal Deeside, the Balmoral Arms is a gateway to the Cairngorms and a peaceful sanctuary in the Aberdeenshire countryside. There is plenty to go with hikes, fishing, whisky distilleries, historical monuments and the jewel in the crown, Balmoral Castle, the private residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
Rooms and Amenities
We have a variety of rooms for you to choose form, selected rooms have on suite facilities, family rooms, suites and rooms with a relaxing rain shower. Other amenities and additions include Tunnocks tea cakes, freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, toiletries, flat screen TV, free WiFi, hairdryer, desk and chair, and free parking nearby. As well as this, we offer a reduced rate for children aged 3 to 12, and children up to the age of 3 stay for free.
"The staff are friendly and professional in their attentive approach. The food is excellent, good homely menu to choose from and the bar prices are fair. An ideal location for hill walking and exploring the surrounding hills, or to use as a base to tour further afield by car or bike. I will be booking a return trip very soon."
Are you looking for a Scottish break rich in history and culture? To experience the comfort of our brand new range of rooms & suites? Or looking to explore the Royal links throughout Ballater and around our inn? Whatever you are looking for, our Deeside Inn offers the perfect destination for a luxury Scottish retreat.
Explore our rooms and available dates today. Some of our popular rooms book up quickly so we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
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