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The Gordon Guest House

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Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 16 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gordon Guesthouse is a very pretty guesthouse in the centre of Ballater. The breakfast is fantastic and prepares you as good as the great recommendations of your lovely hosts for a day in the Royal Deeside. It's a great place to stay and to relax!

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review.We are both pleased you enjoyed your time with us.As we were born in North East of Scotland and have lived in several locations here over the years we like to pass on information on places of interest to help our guests have a memorable time exploring Royal Deeside and surrounding areas.Thank you for valued... More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed for a couple of nights. Our room was comfortable and warm, though the ensuite was a little chilly as the radiator there didn't seem to come on. Breakfast was excellent and generous. Martin and Amanda are excellent hosts, warm, welcoming and full of local advice. We will be back at some point as we didn't... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback.We are both pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found your room warm.The temperature in rooms can be adjusted to ones requirements.Thank you for your custom.Hope to see you in the future. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming guest house is run by a wonderful couple who will attend to your every need. Warm and friendly good food and right in the centre of Ballater. If you are looking to find a great little place look no further!

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review.We are both pleased you enjoyed your few nights with us and you had a memorable time.As we only have five ensuite rooms run by the two of us we can offer guests a high level of hospitality whilst keeping our overheads down.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great one night stay. We were very pleasantly greeted and were informed of lots of fun things to do in the surrounding area. Both Martin and Amanda were very helpful. The breakfast in the morning was fantastic and topped off a great stay at the guesthouse.

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review.We are both pleased you enjoyed our hospitality.We take care with our breakfast quality and presentation and try and source Scottish produce where possible.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

my husband and I stayed here for a night away from our 2 year old. What a lovely stay it was! The area itself is so peaceful and quiet. The views are incredible and all the shops you need. Our hosts were really lovely and friendly. The rooms were immaculate and spacious and had everything we could want for a... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review.We are both glad that you had a memorable experience.Many other previous guests have enjoyed the Balmoral ensuite and have been pleasantly surprised with our service and quality for a reasonable cost due to both of us only working in the guest house.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great service, and a lovely breakfast - the apple /cinnamon yoghurt and smoked salmon and cream cheese potato scones were great. The room was very comfortable - we slept very well indeed after a day on Lochnagar.

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We are both pleased you enjoyed your comfortable stay with us after a long day climbing on lochnagar.We believe in giving our guests a good choice for breakfast including vegetarian options and catering for various dietary requirements.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Martin and Amanda are extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. As a tradesman who works away 90% of the time I have stayed in many places. I have to say that The Gordon Guest house is by far the best accommodation I have stayed in in 10 years of working away from home. Hopefully one day I will end up back... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review.We try to maintain our high level of quality in partnership with our Q.A. advisors to the standard required for a four star Guest House.We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us.Thank you for your valued custom.We would be very pleased to see you again in the future. More 

Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were travelling north for 2 days skiing at Glenshee. Amanda and Martin couldn't do enough for us and made us very welcome from the moment we arrived. The accommodations were wonderful, lovely and quiet. Owners were very helpful with directions and suggestions. They were so friendly and made sure we started the day with an excellent Breakfast. We are... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.As we are a small Guest House with only five ensuite rooms and as a husband and wife team who own here, we are dedicated to provide a high level of service for our guests.We are both pleased you enjoyed your time with us in the heart of Ballater Village.Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We travel to Ballater twice a year in order to visit our Nan. The Gordon Guest House is definitely our first choice and we always have a pleasant stay. Martin and Amanda are very knowledgeable of the local area, do a lovely breakfast and are the proud owners (rightfully so) of an impressive and well run B & B. As... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback.We both appreciate your very positive review.We are pleased we were the first choice Guest House for your return to Royal Deeside again for your four night stay.Look forward to see the three of you in August and thank you again for your valued custom. More 

Lanark, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a great wee guest house. Clean, comfortable and homely. The owners are pleasant and the decor is impressive, the whole place is kept to a very high standard. You get the mod cons too, wifi, smart TV's etc. The breakfast was also excellent. The rates are great value for what is a class above the usual small guest... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for contributing to our total of over 300 excellent reviews in the last five years we have been with Trip Advisor.We are very pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us.Look forward to your return in the future and thanks for your valued custom. More 

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