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The Gordon Guest House

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Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Had a very enjoyable stay in this very clean and comfortable guest house. Room was very spacious, and well looked after. Room very quiet and peaceful despite the central location. Owners were very friendly and welcoming and breakfast was superb. Will definitely stay there again when next in the area.

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

Thank you for becoming the 400th guest to review us since we joined T.A. in 2010.We comply with the requirements from our Quality Assurance Inspectors to ensure we are keeping up the correct standard for a 4 star Guest House.We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and liked the breakfast which is sourced from Scottish suppliers where... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Our room, which was adequate size, had gorgeous views over the town. The breakfast room was a sight to behold; everything perfect; like someone's precious favourite dining place! Martin and Amanda were friendly and efficient, very happy to help with advice. I've no hesitation in recommending Gordon's.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our Victorian era Guest House in the heart of Ballater Village.Many previous guests have also liked the dining room with three large windows which offer different views.We have five ensuite rooms to choose from and all are decorated differently and also vary in size from a standard room to larger ensuites.Thank you... More 

London
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Martin and Amanda were so welcoming, providing great local knowledge which helped us make the most of our stay. Room was extremely well proportioned and breakfast was a highlight! Gordon guest house was excellent value. There was two flights of stairs so if you have mobility issues or baby stuff just be mindful of that. Thanks Amanda and Martin. We... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review.We are pleased you liked your free upgrade to our Balmoral ensuite room.We have images to help guests on our website to ensure they make the best choice of room for their needs and if contacted we can give advice also.Thank you for your custom. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for one night with my wife as we were walking in the area . Lovely clean large room with views toward Lochnagar Breakfast superb - one of the best we've experienced in a guest house . Owners warm and friendly Highly recommended if you want a central establishment close to all of Ballaters amenities.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review.We are both pleased you enjoyed our large Balmoral ensuite room with super king-size bed and sofa.As we do not have a guest lounge we have installed a large screen smart t.v. to enhance our guests stay here.We believe in giving our guests a good choice of breakfast items both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed at the Gordon Guesthouse for 3 nights for a weekend wedding. We arrived late for check-in due to our plane times, but they were understanding and very welcoming when we did arrive. The guesthouse was in a great location (for us), had good views of the town and countryside, and we had 3 good breakfasts and all the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review.We are both pleased you enjoyed our hospitality.We offer a good choice for breakfast and try and source from Scottish suppliers where possible.Many previous guests have also liked the ensuite you were in with nice views down to village green and to the hills in the background.Thank you for your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed at the Gordon Guesthouse for two nights as we were attending a wedding in Balleter. We were very lucky as this was the only available room in Ballater for this weekend. I hadn't done any research but didn't need to as the place is lovely, we arrived a little later than expected but Martin the owner had allowed... 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 pleased you enjoyed our small twin ensuite.As you discovered the room still has all that is required including a sofa in room and has all the extras of our other rooms.We do offer a breakfast pack to room to minimise noise problems for other guests if we did serve a very... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A super B&B in a central location. The owners are sincere and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, information on the surrounding area is in the room. The breakfast is amazing served in a palatial dining room

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review.We are both very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again.Many previous guests have also enjoyed our dining room with three large windows with nice views over Ballater Village and all the ornate Victorian plasterwork on the ceiling.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

A really nice, family run guest house. Good, clean rooms, with good facilities. Quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent (I don’t often have smoked salmon on potato scones for breakfast, and this was really tasty!). Owners are very friendly and helpful. Great value - this was my second visit, and I will be back.

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

Thank for taking the time to post a review.We greatly appreciate your positive comments, not many have been disappointed with our hospitality or our Guest House if they have done their homework on our website or asked us before booking about their specific requirements.Our salmon comes from a Scottish source and we find many guests enjoy this for breakfast.Thank you... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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108 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We had the upgraded room with the jacuzzi tub and king size bed. We even had a mini frig and many other extra touches. Breakfast was delicious. Amanda and Martin were extremely gracious and so helpful in planning our activities. The guest house is located on the 2nd & 3rd floors of a commercial bldg in the downtown area. No... 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.We are both pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Balfluig room on the first floor and liked the whirlpool bath in the ensuite.The building used to be a bank below and what is now the Guest House was the bank managers house and has many of the features from the... More 

Newburgh England
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is my second review on this wonderful B&B having returned 12 months to the date from our last visit. We stayed 3 nights in the Balfluig room which is spacious and v comfortable with a very large bathroom. Breakfast is ordered the night before and served promptly and to a very high standard. Martin and Amanda are very warm... More 

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Thank Pindy45
theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review.We both work very hard to maintain our five year run of Certificates of Excellences from Trip Advisor and are pleased we are still keeping up our high standards.We are pleased you enjoyed the Balfluig room which you booked very early in the year and happy you liked the large smart t.v.and the reclining sofa... More 

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