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The Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford

3 starsThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Alford Bridge of AlfordAberdeenshire, AlfordScotlandAB33 8QJUnited Kingdom
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Good3.2 / 5
Fantastic service
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The Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford

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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 9 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Recent reviews

Good 3.2 /5 from 34 reviews

The Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford
Fair2.0 / 5
Bring your camping gear!
The hotel is located in a very beautiful country side and there ends the positives. We booked this hotel online from USA and paid up front. After traveling for 14+ hours and driving for about 1 hr from the airport we reached the hotel by 2 PM. The hotel lobby was closed and there was no one to speak with. We had to stay out in the cold until 3:30PM when a lady staff (who apparently stays there) opened the hotel lobby. Apparently, the staff only attends the lobby from 3:30PM. We tried calling the phone several times (we were extremely tired after such a long journey, hungry, wanted to take a shower and use the restroom) but no one picked-up. We could hear the phone ringing, and knew the staff was inside, but no one replied. There is no calling bell or an answering machine (which I am sure they left out on purpose so that no one would bother reaching the staff). By 3:30 there was another guy (car mechanic) who came to the place. The lady staff attended to the mechanic first (showing around her car and the dents on it) even after me mentioning that we are there after a long journey. I suppose mechanics are hard to come by, and the hotel already got the money from us, so it makes sense for the staff to take care of the mechanic first. In short, if you are headed to this hotel, and if you happen to be there before 3:30PM, bring your camping gear, fire wood and grill to camp outside after paying more than what you would pay for a 4 star hotel in the US!
2 night business trip
The Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford
Good3.0 / 5
Bathroom décor tired. OK for a bed for the night.
1 night business trip
The Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford
Good3.0 / 5
Nice.... With a touch of Fawlty Towers
Really Nice breakfast. Surprised when I asked for a new lightbulb that the staff member said there were no spares. Couldn't use the loo straight after another person as flush refill took ages! Heating in room is controlled by reception so had to ask for it to be turned on. Bathroom Taps turn completely and wallpaper held together with cello tape
2 night romance trip
The Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great Night At Friendly Hotel
We stayed a the Forbes Arms as I had some business in Inverurie and we were then travelling on to Inverness for the weekend. The hotel was great, the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a great stay.
1 night family trip
The Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford
Excellent4.0 / 5
Rural Hotel Picturesque Location.
Good food, prompt service. Nice comfortable room but over the bar so noisy until after midnight.
3 night business trip

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The Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford

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