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Accommodation in Grampian
VisitScotland operates a 1-5 star grading scheme where accommodation of all kinds is assessed. This ensure that each one meets the standards set for facilities and service, for comfort and cleanliness, making it easier for you to make the choice as to which is the right place for you.
 

cyclists welcomeIn addition to the 1-5 star grading scheme, a number of accommodation providers are members of the Cyclists Welcome Scheme - look out for the logo when booking accommodation.
To join this scheme, members must provide additional facilities specific to the needs of cyclists and mountain bikers.
 
Cyclists Welcome Scheme members will offer the following in addition to normal services:
 
For serviced accommodation, e.g. B&B, Guest Houses etc
- a separate space should be available for drying outdoor clothing and footwear so clothes can dry overnight;
- a lockable covered shed for bike storage;
- details of the nearest cycle specialist;
- a hot drink should be available on arrival;
- a late evening meal (available until 8:00 pm) if there are no other meal providers within one mile. A late night snack should be offered after 8:00 pm;
- early breakfast option from 7:00 am, or for very early leavers a tray the night before;
- a packed lunch should you request one or your flask filled;
- and a supply of local cycling routes information, local public transport and a weather forecast for visitor reference
 
For self-catering accommodation and hostels:
- a separate space should be available for drying outdoor clothing and footwear so clothes can dry overnight;
- a lockable covered shed for bike storage;
- details of the nearest cycle specialist;
- information on local cycle routes;
- a telephone number for information on the weather forecast;
- facilities for washing clothes or location of the nearest launderette;
- details of the establishment's Ordnance Survey co-ordinates (if outside a village).
 
Visit the VisitScotland website for a listing of Cyclists Welcome Scheme providers, or call 0845 2255121 or +44(0)1506 832121 (outwith the UK).
 
It is worth noting that not all accomodation providers are members of VisitScotland, in particular some of the larger hotel chains. This doesn't make their accomodation bad, or inferior - it can just makes your decision to use them a wee bit more difficult because they do not work to a common set of standards.
 
The following travel guides give some further advice on accomodation:
 
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