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Cambus O'May Hotel

A93, Ballater AB35 5SE, Scotland
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hitchin
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night while cycling the highland coast to coast and the Cambus O May was perfectly situated for our last days ride. While it is probably not at the height of its 'glory days' it is a hotel that has class and some great history. It is clean, tidy, welcoming and the staff are really friendly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is a very charming old fashioned house in a nice quiet area. We had a very pleasant stay. Food was good and the room very comfortable. The service was very good and we were made to feel welcome at all times during our stay.

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bath
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed here on a recent trip to Scotland and having originally booked 3 nights, had to move after the first night because the whole hotel including the bed sheets and towels smelled of cigarette smoke. The hotel itself was very quaint and certainly felt like we'd stepped back about 30 years and the owners was very welcoming but to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Had a wonderful restful time, in a beautiful location with excellent food and interesting other guests. Definitely will be going back again for more, well worth a visit.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

We have just spent 4 days at Cambus O'May. We had a very pleasant time, food was lovely, room very comfortable. In spite of the hotel being quiet, as it was very low season, the service was very good and we were made to feel welcome at all times during our stay. We would certainly return to this hotel.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

We have just returned from a one week holiday at the Cambus O May hotel, Ballater. We love it here! Beautiful location set within it's own pine woodland, part of the Cambus O May Forest. Have been receiving such a warm welcome for the past seven years. Guests we meet here have been returning again and again, sometimes for decades,... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

And she stays at this wonderful, old-fashioned but absolutely enchanting place. 15 of us arrived and not one wanted to leave the next morning. If you want blandness and a sterilised atmosphere, don't stay here. But, if you value the highest standards of rooms, surroundings, service and food (my God, that cheeseboard!) and you are within 50 miles of Deeside,... More 

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Lincolnshire
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

It's the sort of hotel that once discovered people go back to time and time again- for years. I've travelled extensively and there's nothing quite like it- a little quirky, traditional and even endearingly old-fashioned, it's one of a disappearing breed of totally individual highland country house hotels not yet spoiled by corporate branding, hotel cloning or trendy updates. If... More 

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near Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

I visited Cambus O'May Hotel last weekend together with my husband and three friends. We had been there before a couple of times, and were delighted to be welcomed back warmly by Wissie and her team. Despite the dreadful winter they had had, we enjoyed warm rooms, very comfortable accommodation, a welcome cup of tea and biscuits when we arrived,... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

Went here on the recommendation of friends who gave us a full idea of what to expect of this old-fashioned, family run fishing hotel. If you weren't forewarned, it might be a bit of a surprise! We had a comfortable & cosy double room with modern furnishings - large bathroom, loads of hot water (just as well, as it snowed... More 

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