The Commercial Hotel

Small Hotel

The Square, Tarland, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 4TX

    Our hotels location as the focal point for the local community in the beautiful Grampian Highlands blends perfectly with providing an excellent base for visitors.

    Nestling between the rivers Dee and Don in the stunning 'Howe o' Cromar' on the edge of the Grampian Mountains and the Cairngorms National Park, Tarland offers a superb location for a relaxing break on Royal Deeside surrounded by some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer. A family run hotel since 2004, during which time the hotel has received extensive refurbishment, The Commercial is popular locally and well regarded for the quality of our food and the friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    Your dining requirements are amply catered for in our cosy lounge bar or elegant candlelit Cromar restaurant with adjoining walled garden. Meals and snacks are served all day and room service is also available.
    Our enviable reputation for our wide menu choice and serving local recipes, and freshly cooked locally sourced ingredients where possible, is preciously maintained. Our new Sunday Carvery is a popular extension to our full menu.

    Our six recently built rooms (with three additional de-luxe rooms to be completed in 2010) offer superbly appointed accommodation with en-suite bath and shower. All rooms have colour TV with Freeview and DVD, radio alarm clock, hairdryer, drink making facilities, shortbread and Deeside mineral water.
    Free broadband WIFI connectivity is available throughout the hotel.

    The cosy lounge bar is tastefully decorated and is perfect for a relaxing meal or why not wind down after the day's activities with afternoon tea in the courtyard garden. Alternatively, sample a beer or guest ale in the informal public bar with it's original fireplace and granite walls - a great place to enjoy a friendly game of pool or darts with the locals.

    Private parties, functions and special occasions are all catered for with all your requirements carefully attended to by Bev and her dedicated team.

    A wide range of outdoor sports and activities are available locally and with local live traditional music also available, great beer & malts, good craic and a short walk to a comfortable room, followed by our legendary ghillies breakfast- what more could you need?
    3 Small Hotel
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double Rooms
    Single Room
    Superior Rooms
    Twin Room

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Hotel Breaks


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Lounge
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available


    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available

    Road Directions

    From Aberdeen follow the A93 west to Ballater & Braemar. On passing through Aboyne look for the Commercial Hotel sign on the right. Follow the signed directions into Tarland, The hotel is located on the right in the square

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From TIC Ballater take the A93 to Aberdeen and look for the sign to Tarland on your left. Follow the signs to the village and on reaching the square turn left. The hotel is situated by the monument on your right.

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest rail station is Aberdeen.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Nearest airport is Aberdeen. Follow A944 to Alford then the B9119 to Tarland.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
    • Baths fitted with support handrails available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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