The Destination 2020 – Fife Arms

Scotland is a country that offers lucky visitors an unrivalled experience. From a rich and vibrant culture with a strong identity, to the natural world of rugged Highland scenery and some of Europe’s best wildlife viewing.

Fife Arms Hotel opened their doors a little longer than a year ago. This hotel could actually be called a piece of art rather than a place to stay. It’s certainly should be on your 2020 destination list. It’s already been voted The Best Hotel of the Year 2019 according to The Times. We are bringing you a little inside look into this magic place, but be warned, it’s going to make you book flights and trains to Scotland immediately!

Location

Braemar, in the lap of the Cairngorm mountains and famous for the Royal Highland Games, is full of old-fashioned appeal with pretty stone houses, tea rooms and even a sporran shop – and the hotel is at the centre of it all. 

Rooms & Suites

You will be dying to dive into your plush bed for a quick nap or a deep slumber! You have a wide range of options when choosing a room or a suite in during your visit. All the rooms are decorated to highlight the rich history of Braemer. From Royal and Victorian Suites to Scottish Culture and Nature & Poetry rooms, Artist studios and Family rooms, this stunning hotel offers something for everyone. All the rooms are furnished with beautiful antiques and stunning artworks and some objects that belonged to historic figures.

The Flying Stag 

The Flying Stag is the hotel’s public bar, frequented by residents and visitors alike, the bar offers classic Scottish dishes too.

The Clunie Dining Room

With menus created by Head Chef Marcus Sherry, The Clunie Dining Room showcases the art of wood-fire cooking.

Elsa’s

An exquisite jewel box of a bar, Elsa’s brings Art Deco glamour to the Highlands. 

The Drawing Room

Where tradition meets contemporary, The drawing room is one of the hotel’s most picturesque rooms. With walls covered in The Fife Arms tartan and the ceiling featuring a work by leading Chinese artist, Zhang Enli, this is a place to enjoy morning coffee, afternoon tea and the room itself.

Fishing

The River Dee is one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world and it runs just past the hotel. The hotel works with its Wild Resources team to offer guests the chance to fish in this exceptional location.

Foraging

The Fife Arms has an in-house forager Natasha Lloyd, who is passionate about sharing her expert knowledge of the local plants and vegetation. Both adults and children will enjoy these guided walks.

Golf

Lying in a natural amphitheatre created by the imposing Grampian Mountains and part of the magnificent Cairngorms National Park, Braemar is the home of Scotland’s wildest golf course, where play is watched by endangered ospreys, watchful stags and rare red squirrels

Walking

There are 40 Munros accessible from Braemar, from Ben MacDui to Beinn Bhreac, offering a wealth of hill walking. 

Spa, Library & Shops

For guests who want to relax, The Fife Arms offers many enjoyable and relaxing treatments at their Albamhor spa. Recover with a massage, or stay in all day enjoying a bespoke treatment or two before exploring the library and the hotel shops, stocked with tempting artisanal luxuries.

Price & Perks

You will find double rooms for 250 pounds all year round, while suites and family rooms are a little more pricey. There are special family friendly rooms that include all sorts of entertainment for the kids, that’s is going to make your little ones very happy. All the rooms are pet-friendly so feel free to take your furry friends. For guests with disabilities Fife Arms hotel offers three accessible rooms.

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