MAJOR investment has helped a restaurant with rooms in Royal Deeside to gain a significant endorsement from VisitScotland.
The Banchory Lodge, situated on the banks of the River Dee, was awarded four-star status as part of the tourism body’s Quality Assurance scheme.
The hotel has undergone a series of refurbishments costing over £1.2 million since being purchased by the current owners in 2012.
The latest works, which were completed in October, involved a major bedroom and bathroom upgrade.
Carol Fowler, director of The Banchory Lodge, said: “We like to surprise our guests with the unexpected and we’ve had great feedback about our latest refurbishment from guests.”