Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel, Aberdeen – 4 Star

A 15th-century castle-turned-hotel near Aberdeen, with a double AA Rosette-awarded gourmet restaurant and whisky bar – includes breakfast and dinner

Discover the beautiful and tranquil side of Scotland with a stay in the romantic, windswept Scottish countryside. Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel was built on the site of a 15th-century castle and sits within a 19-acre estate of thick woodland and pretty, landscaped gardens. Just outside Aberdeen, right on the edge of the River Dee and close to the rugged coast, this hotel puts you in the middle of some of Scotland’s most impressive landscapes.

Between lounging in your luxe guest room and exploring the surrounding area, you’ll have plenty to do during your Scottish stay. Spend your days strolling the grounds, golfing in one of the five nearby courses (you’ll discover some seriously impressive settings) or head into Aberdeen for a day’s shopping. The hotel’s restaurant has scooped two AA Rosettes for its fine fare, plus there’s a refined Georgian-style lounge with an exclusive malt-whisky menu.

Accommodations :

Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel offers some stunning views of the Scottish countryside from the comfort of our luxurious and peaceful guest rooms. Our luxurious bedrooms are comfortable, traditionally furnished with classic décor and are fully equipped with all the essential modern conveniences including free WiFi, flat screen TV – and large, comfortable beds.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in comfort and luxury from your Aberdeen accommodation, upgrade to a Feature King room for even more space and luxury extras, or choose the spacious Feature Suite and enjoy the utmost in luxury with a high ceiling and bay windows in the original house.

Classic Double Rooms at Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel offer you comfortable doubles beds and peaceful accommodation in the heart of the Scottish countryside. A perfect retreat, boasting peaceful surroundings at the rear of the hotel with beautiful garden views.

Executive Double Rooms at Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel boast the utmost in luxury accommodation, along with spectacular views of the surrounding Aberdeen countryside. These glorious rooms feature a double bed as well as the extra workspace necessary for business travellers.

Our Feature King rooms at Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel offer stylish, elegant surroundings for our guests. These light and spacious rooms provide some of our hotel’s most superb and sumptuous accommodation. These rooms are beautifully decorated and offer King size of Twin beds and also a 40″ flat screen satellite TV.

Our Feature Suites at Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel offer stylish, elegant surroundings for our guests. With all the additional features listed with the Executive & feature king rooms. As well as the following.

Accessible rooms at Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel offer guests luxury with all the necessary facilities. Light and spacious with Queen sized beds these rooms are all ensuite with support rails.

Dining :

Norwood Hall Hotel boasts Scottish cuisine at its very best. Savour speciality dishes and fine wines at our elegant 2 AA Rosette awarded Tapestry Restaurant, situated within 7 acres of gardens and woodland just 10 minutes from Aberdeen city centre. For an informal meal, sample the delicious fare on offer in our Georgian Bar with a freshly brewed tea or coffee, whilst you enjoy views across the gardens and the woodlands beyond.

We serve only the finest Scottish cuisine in our Aberdeen restaurant, using specially sourced, organic suppliers for our vegetables and dairy products where possible. The Tapestry Restaurant is traditionally furnished, boasting a contemporary, yet classic menu.


Choose our restaurant in Aberdeen and enjoy the very best Scottish cuisine in relaxed and stylish surroundings, with contemporary dishes made from the best ingredients and the dramatic backdrop of the Scottish countryside.

Our 2 AA Rosette restaurant in Aberdeen offers a classic Scottish menu filled with delicious dishes made from fine, fresh seasonal ingredients as well as an impressive wine list. So, whether you’re popping in for breakfast or settling down for an evening of intimate fine dining, we’ll have a spectacular spread waiting for you.


Our inviting Georgian Lounge at Norwood Hall Hotel offers comfortable stylish surroundings and a laid-back atmosphere for our guests. The epitome of style and casual comfort, the Georgian Bar boasts a Luxury Malt Whisky Menu with over 80 great malts to choose from, as well as a great choice of wines and beers. We also offer a great selection of delicious meals and light bites as well as afternoon tea. Our Aberdeen bar is the perfect place to unwind. Settle in and relax in traditional, elegant surroundings.


Enjoying Afternoon Tea with friends and family is a tea-related tradition, originally introduced in Britain in the early 19th century by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. She conceived the idea of having tea at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon to ward off the hunger pangs between lunch and dinner, the custom caught on and Afternoon Tea was born.

 Golf :

Scottish Golf Trails

Scotland is The Home of Golf. This great game has been played on these shores for centuries and golf balls have been hit round Scotland’s north-east coast for nearly as long as in any other part of the country.

Today, north-east Scotland boasts over 70 golf courses. From stunning links courses to magnificent inland ones, there are plenty of choose from. The region’s courses are often overlooked by golfers keen to play some of their more famous cousins. To overlook the courses of north-east Scotland is to miss out on some of the world’s greatest rounds of golf. It is this choice and the golfing heritage that runs through every Scottish course which inspired us to establish Scottish Golf Trails.

Here are just some of the major golfing attractions in our immediate area:

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

For many pundits, Royal Aberdeen’s Balgownie course is regarded as golf in its purest form. It is recognised as one of the finest natural links courses in the country, and over the years top world-class professionals have made their pilgrimage to these 18 holes – including Walter Hagen, Henry Cotton, Greg Norman and Tom Watson, all of whom have waxed lyrical about the virtues of the course.

Murcar Golf Club

Stepping on to Murcar’s first tee, and looking down towards the humps and bumps of its famous neighbour, Royal Aberdeen, you might wonder what all the fuss is – it’s a birdie opportunity if ever there was one!

Cruden Bay Golf Club

Keen players from every part of the globe make their way here to sample for themselves one of Scotland’s most uniquely designed links courses.

Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club

Newburgh on Ythan Links is a championship course of 6423 yards: par 72: CSS 72. It was established in 1888. The outward nine is characterised by natural hills and undulations, requiring a range of adroit shot-making to meet the challenge of traditional gorse-lined seaside courses.

This course is located just two miles from the newly-constructed magnificent Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie.
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