The Ship Inn

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn

3.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
5 Shore Head, Stonehaven, Scotland, AB39 2JY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStonehaven Tolbooth1 min walk
  • Popular LocationStonehaven Outdoor Pool15 min walk
  • Popular LocationDunnottar Castle4 min drive
  • AirportAberdeen (ABZ)29 min drive

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About this area


Located in Stonehaven, The Ship Inn is on the waterfront. Stonehaven Tolbooth and Dunnottar Castle are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Union Square Shopping Centre and St. Nicholas Centre. Stonehaven Outdoor Pool and RSPB Fowlsheugh are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Stonehaven Tolbooth - 1 min walk
  • Stonehaven Outdoor Pool - 15 min walk
  • Dunnottar Castle - 4 min drive
  • RSPB Fowlsheugh - 8 min drive
  • Grassic Gibbon Centre - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Stonehaven Station - 3 min drive
  • Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) - 29 min drive


  • The Villa coffee shop & restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Shamrock & Thistle - 4 min walk
  • Carron Fish Bar - 6 min walk
  • Nu Spice - 7 min walk
  • Royal China - 7 min walk

About this property

The Ship Inn

3-star beach inn near Dunnottar Castle
Along with a restaurant, this inn has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/cafe. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. All 11 rooms provide in-room free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Showers, desks and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Ship Inn offers 11 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Free off-site parking
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Restaurants on site

  • The Captain's Table

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Ship Inn Stonehaven
Ship Stonehaven
The Ship Inn Inn
The Ship Inn Stonehaven
The Ship Inn Inn Stonehaven

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 89 out of 150 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 46 out of 150 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 150 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 150 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 150 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very good, I’ve night stay. Helpful staff
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Happy traveller
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay atThe Ship. Friendly staff accomodation first class and breakfast great. Would definitely recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved the view over the harbour. No lift but staff helped carry luggage up stairs
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Ship Inn Stay Sat 25th Sep 21
I booked 2 rooms for my husband and I and my daughter and her partner. We also had dinner in the restaurant. It was for my daughter's 31st birthday. We all loved the Ship Inn and would definitely recommend it and come back.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely location for visitors to Stonehaven
Very nice location for a short stay. Good food served on premises. No designated parking area, only street parking available nearby. Good idea to book a sea view if possible.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021