Hotel Kilmarnock Arms

Bridge StreetCruden BayAB42 0HDUnited Kingdom

About Hotel Kilmarnock Arms

Set in a row of Victorian townhouses and a favorite hotel of 19th-century author Bram Stoker, Hotel Kilmarnock Arms is situated in scenic Cruden Bay. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Scotland, guests are a short walk from the local beach and nearby cultural landmarks.

The hotel’s 14 rooms feature private baths, flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee makers. Several suites offer writing desks, bay windows, garden views, and separate living areas.

Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel and guests can take advantage of free parking. Kids can enjoy their own play area while adults have a drink in the hotel’s beer garden.

The hotel features a pub along with a bar and lounge that serves Scotch malt whiskeys, and the Falcon Restaurant prepares authentic Scottish cuisine.

The Hotel Kilmarnock Arms hotel is a 13-minute walk from Cruden Bay Golf Club and the historic 16th-century Slains Castle.


Bridge Street, Cruden Bay, AB42 0HD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1779)812213 | Fax: +44(1779)812153 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The hotel is clean, comfortable, and charming.

Reviewers found the hotel premises and rooms comfortable and charming. Many remarked positively on the cleanliness of the suites, the overall welcoming and cosy atmosphere, and the Scottish character of the hotel grounds.

Staff is friendly and attentive to guests' needs.

Guests had great things to say about the cheerful and friendly staff, stating that the hotel is well-kept, well-run, and that employees were accessible and ready to help when needed.

An idyllic location in the Scottish countryside.

Most of the guests said that the hotel's location is perfect for anybody who wants a comfortable stay in the Scottish country. The short distance to the beach and local landmarks as well as the walkability of the area will be appreciated by those who want to take in the natural beauty of rural Scotland.

Negative Reviews

The building and décor shows its age.

While charming to many reviewers, the Victorian-era townhouses do show their age. Some guests reported dated décor in the rooms and problems like low ceilings and narrow staircases. Some reviews also cited the limited number of power outlets in the rooms.

Restaurant menu options are limited.

Several reviewers stated that the restaurant menu was nothing to write home about. Owing to the hotel's relatively small size, guests should not expect too many choices. Some also commented that the breakfast was not to their liking, while others said that dinner was very good.

The rural location might be too remote for some.

Although the remote Scottish countryside location is a selling point for many, others may find it too remote for their liking. A few guests noted that cell phone reception was poor as was the internet connectivity, effectively cutting them off from the outside.

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Rating Overview

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8.9 /10
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8.9 out of 10 based on 199 reviews