12.4 miles from centre of Stonehaven
Hit the 18-hole golf course in the morning and sip the finest tipple in the Whiskey Snug when the sun goes down. Malmaison Aberdeen's baronial hotel, straddled by the Don and the Dee, adds a rather chic edge to Scotland's famous Granite City.
Bedrooms, festooned with tartan fabrics and elegant wallpaper, are rammed with the usual Malmaison favourites: super comfy beds, en-suite with power showers and sweetly scented toiletries, and TV and CD players.
Food at the Brasserie, where every...