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A luxury Scottish Highlands Spa Retreat in the heart of Royal Deeside

Whether you are looking for a relaxing spa break on the banks of a tranquil Scottish loch, or the ideal base for a tour of Royal Deeside, Balmoral Castle and the Cairngorms National Park, or exclusive use of a loch-side lodge hotel for that special celebration, The Lodge on the Loch Spa Retreat offers a friendly, family-run service, with a great choice of flexible holiday breaks and bespoke event packages.

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Our 4* AA accredited bedrooms are furnished with en-suite bathrooms and comfy king-size double beds as standard, and our larger suites offer such hedonistic pleasures as under-floor heating, saunas, steam spas and Jacuzzi baths. All our rooms come with a view, and with ‘The Lodge’ nestling on the banks of the Loch of Aboyne, overlooking two of Scotland’s most iconic Munros, Mount Keen and Mount Lochnagar, we can guarantee it’s a view you will wish you could take home with you.

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Reflect Spa

There’s no better way to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life than taking a relaxing Scottish Highlands spa break. Reflect Spa offers you all the cosmopolitan luxury of an exclusive urban health spa – with that something extra – natural tranquillity. So leave the city behind and enjoy a spa break amidst the majestic mountains and river landscape of Royal Deeside.

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The perfect Scottish Highland wedding requires a classic Highland setting, and nothing could be more quintessentially Scottish Highlands than a tranquil loch set against a backdrop of the Cairngorms National Park. Our loch-side gardens, loch-side terracing and glass-walled marquee add those je ne sais quoi ingredients that will make your summertime wedding extra special. Whilst our glass- fronted function rooms ensure that our panoramic loch and mountain views can be enjoyed by you and your guests in all seasons. And blessed with such a romantic backdrop, we can promise that your wedding photographs will be just as memorable as the day itself.

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Royal Deeside is famed for the aesthetic qualities of its golf courses and our own Loch of Aboyne Golf Course is no exception. Pine woodlands, a tranquil loch, a vista of granite topped mountains: there’s certainly plenty to please the golfer’s eye. Plenty of challenges lie in wait too. A combination of 3, 4 and 5 par holes, tricky roughs and teasing water hazards gives the Loch of Aboyne Golf Course the feel of a championship course.

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With its tranquil Royal Deeside setting, convenient links with Aberdeen and its International Airport, and the large variety of entertainments and activities available both on-site and nearby, ‘The Lodge’ is the ideal venue for hosting special events such as family celebrations and corporate events such as seminars and conferences.

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Food and Drink

Enjoying fine dining on the banks of a tranquil Scottish loch, especially al fresco in the warmer months, should be on the ‘to do’ list of every visitor to the Scottish Highlands. When we designed the Osprey Restaurant we wanted to create an atmospheric space that would allow diners to really savour this unique experience. All- round picture windows, with French doors opening onto the Osprey Deck and loch-side terrace, ensure that wherever our diners are seated, they are sure to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Loch of Aboyne and the Cairngorms National Park beyond.

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Short breaks

We are a family-run businesses, small enough to be attentive to our guest’s differing needs and all of our special weekend and short breaks can be tailor-made to ensure you enjoy the perfect Scottish Highlands getaway. So if there’s anything you would like to add to your break, perhaps an extra night, a round of golf, Spa Pampering or whisky tasting, please contact us and we will put together a bespoke package just for you.

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The Area

The Lodge on the Loch Spa Retreat is close enough to Aberdeen to afford our guests a convenient weekend break, and yet far enough into the heart of Royal Deeside to provide the ideal base for a tour of many of Scotland’s most famous sites and landmarks – Balmoral Castle being high on the list. On our doorstep is the delightful historic town of Aboyne, a popular destination for all visitors to Royal Deeside, and just down the road finds the Cairngorms National Park: the largest area of protected wilderness in the UK.

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The Lodge on the Loch Spa Retreat is less than 30 miles from the Centre of Aberdeen and within easy reach of Inverness. For directions please use the the route-finder on the map below.