The Small Hotel with the Big Heart
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to the heart of Cruden Bay, steeped in history, in fact Historic Environment Scotland have just awarded the hotel a plaque recognising that Bram Stoker a regular visitor in the late 1800's, wrote the early chapters of “DRACULA” here in 1895.
With Aberdeenshire’s natural larder running from mountain to sea, this small but perfectly formed 19 bedroom hotel prides itself on using the best seasonal & local ingredients to produce dishes for you to savour.
We also have the world renowned Cruden Bay Golf Club, picturesque beach, historic harbour and Slains Castle just a short stroll from the hotel, so whether your stay is for business or pleasure, we are confident our relaxed and friendly atmosphere will have you feeling this is your home from home in Aberdeenshire.

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Coronavirus Update

To all our Customers & Guests

We are delighted to be taking tentative steps into reopening and are now serving meals in our Lounge and drinks in our Public Bar. The hotel itself, along with our main restaurant remain closed with just two Bakehouse Rooms available to let. To adhere with government guidelines we have limited tables available in our Lounge and booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and continued support and wish you and your loved ones good health during this time. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all very soon!

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The Place To Stay In Cruden Bay

Valentines Day Dracula revisited in 2020

BBC1’s new adaptation breathes fresh life into an old classic! Why not visit where some of the chapters were written here at the Kilmarnock Arms.
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Your best friend is welcome to stay and dine with you, contact us for availability.

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