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The Knowes Hotel & Restaurant Information


The Knowes Hotel is a local family run hotel, restaurant and function suite situated in Macduff on the beautiful Moray Firth Coast in Aberdeenshire. Rated 3* by Visit Scotland, the The Knowes Hotel is contemporary and welcoming, and ideal for leisure and business travellers alike. There are seven bedrooms in the hotel, five of which enjoy fabulous views across the Moray Firth coastline. Rooms are double (super king size) or twin and are all en-suite with baths and showers. In room facilities include free wifi, flat screen TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Scottish and continental breakfast options are included. The Knowes Hotel chefs use the finest local Scottish produce including seafood, meats, game, poultry, fruit and vegetables, to create a mouth-watering array of lunches, afternoon teas and evening meals. The hotel bar stocks an excellent range of local malt whiskies, Scottish gins, fine wines and premium teas and coffees. Guests can enjoy the superb views across the Macduff bay from the hotel, including stunning sunsets and frequent visits by dolphins in the summer months, and a glimpse of Northern Lights in the winter months if lucky too! The Knowes Hotel offers Stay and Play golf packages for a range of local golf courses including Royal Tarlair, Duff House Royal and many more across Aberdeenshire, Moray and Speyside. Trump International Golf Links at Aberdeen is 45 minutes’ drive away. Contact The Knowes Hotel direct for details of Golf Stay and Play packages. The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Macduff just a few minutes’ walk from Macduff Marine Aquarium and the busy harbour, the only place in the UK where deep water fishing boats are still built. Duff House, a Georgian estate house and gallery, and adjoining woodland walks is just 1.5 miles away in nearby Banff.

Owners of The Knowes Hotel, Wayne & Linda Stewart, are both local to the area. They take great pride in customer satisfaction, ensuring every guest has an enjoyable and memorable visit. They ensure their staff also strive to deliver this high level of customer service. Wayne is also head chef, having worked in the industry for 17 years, and champions the use of local and seasonal produce to create an array of mouth watering dishes. He takes great satisfaction in ensuring customers enjoy the dishes on offer.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Weddings & private parties
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Terrace
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Designated smoking area
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Long-term parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Business facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Conference & events


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Karaoke
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Water activities
  • Family fun
  • Pub crawl
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    14:00 21:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions




  • Road from A96 (21.0 miles)
    Huntly AB54 6JD Head west on A96 towards A97 39 ft Turn right onto A97 19.6 mi Turn right onto A98 0.5 mi Continue straight to stay on A98 0.8 mi Turn right onto Duff St/B9026 0.1 mi Turn right onto Market St 322 ft The Knowes Hotel

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