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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 5 key areas – cleanliness, hospitality, bedrooms, bathrooms and breakfast.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 71 reviews

A wealth of character and charm with modern, well-equipped bedrooms

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At a glance

Dogs welcome

This property benefits from a stunning location in the heart of Royal Deeside in the 'Howe O' Cromar'. Near to Aberdeen, the Grampian Mountains and the Cairngorm National Park, The Commercial is ideally located, family-run and offers comfortable accommodation and a range of dining options, including the cosy lounge bar and the more formal Cromar Restaurant.


  • Rooms: 9

Room rates

  • Child discounts available
  • Short breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Bottled water – complimentary
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Safe play area
  • Laundry facilities


  • Secure cycle storage

Getting here

From Aboyne on A93 follow signs for Tarland. In village turn left into The Square, on right by monument.

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