Pannanich Wells

Pannanich WellsBuilt in 1760 to accommodate health seekers wishing to take the waters from the wells of Pannanich, this historic building houses a charming hotel offering comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Situated on the quiet South Deeside Road, in an idyllic rural position on Pannanich Hill, overlooking the Dee Valley, just a mile from the village of Ballater in the Cairngorms National Park, Pannanich Wells is a great base for exploring this beautiful corner of North East Scotland. The building’s original granite exterior dates back to the 18th century, while inside the hotel offers comfortable, well-appointed accommodation with 2 self-catering cottages on-site and one larger cottage off-site, in the centre of Ballater. All the accommodation is en suite with shower or bath and shower and each room is well-equipped with all modern comforts and facilities you need including TVs, radios, DVD/CD or video players and tea and coffee making facilities.
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All of the hotel’s rooms are comfortable and well-equipped, with all the modern comforts and facilities you need for a restful, relaxing holiday. All of the double rooms have king-size beds and several of these rooms are also available with twin beds on request. It is the little details which really make the rooms though, and each room includes flowers, bathroom products and toiletries from Gilchrist and Soames and a bottle of Deeside Spring Water, which is the hotel’s own mineral water.

Hotel details

Pannanich Wells is an extremely comfortable and well serviced hotel offering bed and breakfast accommodation.

General information

Size : 7 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 16:00 to 19:00
Check-out : 07:00 to 10:30


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • BBQ Facilities


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

The hotel’s breakfast room (Piggies Restaurant) has wonderful views over the Dee Valley. Due to a change of policy, the hotel no longer offers evening meals, but you can be assured of an excellent breakfast to start your day, cooked to order, with every course served directly to your table.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site. 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


South Deeside Road
AB35 5SJ Ballater

Travel information

By Road: - Take the A93 from Perth or Aberdeen over Ballater Bridge. - Turn left onto the B976. - The hotel is approximately 1.5 km (one mile) from this point, on the right-hand side. Parking: Parking is available for guests’ use, free of charge.

Area information

The area of Royal Deeside where the hotel is located makes an excellent base for touring the north-east corner of Scotland. Centrally positioned, it is within easy reach of many places of interest. The location is ideal for walkers, with many types of terrain in the surrounding region, from flat and easy, to hill walking and even mountain climbing. Cycling is a pleasure on the virtually traffic-free B-roads in the area. There are also 8 golf courses all within 45 minutes drive, with the nearest being just 5 minutes’ drive away. Balmoral Castle (open from April to July) is just 8 miles away, as is the Royal Lochnagar Distillery, a malt whisky distillery located near the Balmoral estate on the south side of the River Dee. The helpful hotel staff are always happy to help provide information and advice regarding day trips during your visit and what to see and do in the area which may be of particular interest.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later, the first night will be charged.  In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

VAT is included.  Service charge is included.  City/tourist tax is included. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.  There is no capacity for extra beds/cots in the room.  

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy