One of the finest small hotels in Royal Deeside

Welcome to Loch Kinord Hotel

near Ballater - country comfort, service and style

Loch Kinord Hotel is a delightful little country inn style Scottish hotel, 5 miles from Ballater and Aboyne in glorious Royal Deeside

Andrew and Jenny welcome each guests with a personalised, caring service, and offer quietly elegant rooms and guest suites with an intimate atmosphere…

This family run Ballater hotel nestles in the heart of Aberdeen and Grampian region, 30 minutes from Balmoral Castle and Crathie Church. An easy drive to the Lecht and Glenshee ski centres. An hour from Aberdeen and Aberdeen Dyce Airport. At the eastern gateway to Cairngorms National Park. Surrounded by delightful highland golf courses, superb River Dee fishing, and the gliding centre near Aboyne.

With only 22 rooms and suites at one of the most family friendly and pet friendly Ballater hotels, we provide individualised attention, a “home away from home” for our guests and service tailored to their needs. Spacious, and stylishly designed, our uniquely crafted Royal Deeside hideaway seamlessly blends upscale tranquillity with affordable charm and understated luxury. Characterful hotel accommodation in Royal Deeside, just perfect for business, leisure breaks or weekend breaks – or long term stay in Aberdeenshire.

And, for small corporate events, weddings, family reunions or social gatherings in Royal Deeside, we offer stylish and intimate meeting and event space. From audio visual equipment to exquisite catering menus, we‘ll help you plan every detail to ensure your meeting or event in Royal Deeside is a complete success

We may have limited or no availability for dinner on some dates.

Please email the hotel on if you would prefer to check before making a reservation with us.

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