The lodge is outstanding. It has two levels. On the main level they have the two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and a huge bathroom that includes a giant Jacuzzi tub, bidet, and double sinks. The second bedroom has two twin beds and another private bath. This bath has a huge tub and shower, too. The lower level also has a washer and dryer, ironing board, etc.
Upstairs is the main living area, and it is breathtaking! There is a huge glass wall that overlooks the woods. Through the glass doors there is a very nice deck with a table and chairs so that you can sit outside and enjoy the area.
The living room has very nice leather furniture. There is plenty of seating for everyone; built-in cabinets house the in-room safe, TV, and a stereo with a CD player; and the cabinets also houses a very nice bar area. Also built into the cabinets is the Murphy bed that pulls out from the wall. It is queen-size and very comfortable. There is a coffee table with built-in games of checkers and backgammon.
There is a nice dining table for six and an extremely well-equipped kitchen. They had everything we could have possibly needed, and all of the appliances were top-of-the-line and very well maintained.
Upstairs was also the third bath. This bath was outstanding! It has a dry sauna, which was really wonderful, and it also had a great shower with five different showerheads, similar to the showers you get at very high-end spas.
The Leisure Center had two excellent restaurants, a computer with Internet, and a very nice bar. The best part of the Leisure Center was the activities. They have a HUGE indoor, heated pool for swimming and another huge pool that has a big water slide for the kids—and they loved it! They also have a small infant pool. They have a very nice-size Jacuzzi and a very large steam room! Everything was just first-class. They also had a terrific workout facility with state-of-the-art equipment. They had a children’s play area for little ones and children’s game room for the older kids. They also have a racquetball court. Outside they also have a dry ski hill—skiing without snow!
It is a GREAT, GREAT resort, and I would recommend it to everyone!
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April 15, 2007
From journal Scotland Castles and Ancestral Homes
September 30, 2005
This resort is in a beautiful natural setting, surrounded by trees and with lovely views. Our lodge had a spectacular view of the River Dee and the mountains beyond. We made good use of the pool and spa, and dined in the restaurant, which offered good meals at affordable prices. The lodge was spotlessly clean and fully equipped, and staff were courteous and friendly.
From journal Highland Holiday
by leisure traveler
September 10, 2005
From journal Hilton and the River Dee
January 2, 2005
As far as activities, there were fewer planned activities this time. It seemed more family-oriented last time. If you plan to eat in the main restaurant during any of the nights they are offering specials, you should make reservations before you go. We couldn't get reservations for any of the nights they had specials, like prime-rib night. The dry ski slope is not being actively run. They outsourced the running of it, and when we called, they had only one time available at a inconvenient time.
Go there for the nice, peaceful time in a lovely location and the exceptional unit and pools.
From journal Hilton Craigendarroch
Airdrie, United Kingdom
January 3, 2004
The bedrooms were on the ground floor, which made good use of the views in the living area. We went at Easter time, so the resort was quite busy, but we still managed to play tennis, table tennis, snooker, etc. The kids had a great time getting a lesson on the dry ski slope, although you need to book this up quick. One of the best things I liked about this resort is that unlike most timeshare resorts, it was an easy walk into town so you could eenjoy a few drams in the local bars and walk back to the resort. The resort had some entertainment on in the evenings, including a folk singer one night. They had a good swimming pool with spas and steam rooms, which we all enjoyed. The tourist information in the unit gives you ideas of what to do in the surrounding area. Go chill out and enjoy.
From journal Sunshine and Snow
December 28, 2003
The resort has a nice selection of activities and reasonably priced ski lessons. The dry ski slope is a great way to get an introduction to skiing. The family pool is indoors (Scotland is cool even in the summer) and has a slide. There is also a lovely adult pool and steam room. There is an arcade and a snooker room. It could be a destination resort.
The area is beautiful and you can walk into to town to shop or hike up the mountain. Balmoral Castle is 9 miles away. There is much to see and do in the area if you drive, which we found easy to do. The traffic isn't bad in this area, with plenty of pulloffs. It was a good area to practice driving on the left side and worked out well since before we went to a busier area in England, we rented a car at Aberdeen. I can't wait until we go back this July.
From journal Royal Deeside-Hilton Craigendarroch
June 6, 2003
From journal Discovering the Highlands
Scotland, United Kingdom
April 7, 2003
Craigendarroch Hotel was in the same grounds, which had a super leisure pool. There was also a steam room and sauna.
From journal Scottish Heaven
by Wouter Kloos
August 21, 2002
From journal Backpacking Australia
by Far & Away
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin
July 22, 2002
From journal Highlands of Scotland