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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
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very special well run B&B. Our room was extremely spacious and everything one could expect from a B&B was provided with care and absolute attention to detail. This extends to the cooked breakfast which would surpass any available in a 5 star hotel.

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Bunbury Western Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Gordon Guest House for three nights and can absolutely recommend this beautiful place! Amanda and Martin go out of their way to welcome, advise and inform their guests. This would be the best B and B in which we've ever stayed! Central location, comfortable room, delicious breakfast, friendly/helpful hosts, what more could one want?

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

Thank you for your positive review of your deluxe room with bath.We have worked very hard over the last nine years to improve and refurbish a place that was failing its four star status.For several years we have had a high ranking with T.A. and a certificate of excellence for five years in a row.We are very grateful for all... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
50 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sadly the old Victorian railway station is now destroyed by fire but no doubt Phoenix like it will be reborn from the ashes! I very much enjoyed my stay at The Gordon Guest House which saw the success of my Lochnagar campaign. There was a good choice for breakfast, Martin was a true source of local information and advice. The... More 

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

Thank you for your opinion on your small twin ensuite room on single occupancy that you booked online.As you booked at the start of November you had the advantage of selecting the room most suitable to your needs and budget.There is a list in all our rooms of the seven places to eat in the village in the evening and... More 

Wuppertal, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived in Ballater on 11th May 2015, and due to unforeseen circumstances we had to find accommodation in this beautiful town. The very last room was available in "Gordon Guest House", owned by Martin and Amanda Hill. We were totally surprised by the warm, friendly and kind welcome we received, even though it was rather late. Never have we... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback on our deluxe double with bath.Yes this is a very large ensuite with super king bed and a sofa in the room for guests comfort.This room also has views from dual aspect double glazed windows one looking down on Bridge Street and out to the mountains and the second looking up to Darroch Hill which... More 

Alamo, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is simply a wonderful, 5-star B&B. The outside is deceiving. You have no idea how large or charming it is from its one door appearance. There is free parking right in front, across the street. You are greeted by the host and then go up a wide lovely, carpeted staircase to the first floor, where the beautiful dining room... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback.We are very pleased you enjoyed our hospitality.At present it is unknown if the old station will be rebuilt,it is still under fire and police investigation.We are very pleased our guests have been very supportive including yourselves after the event.We are very sad for all the businesses and staff who have now lost their source of... More 

Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Martin and Amanda have a great place and are very helpful with directions, attractions, etc. Breakfast was fantastic and the location is right across from the old station that we're sure is being rebuilt - we were there the night of the fire and actually had to move our rental car. Great internet and amenities. Thanks, guys. Pam and Steve.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.We are both pleased you enjoyed our warm hospitality and the mountain view ensuite at the side of the building.At present it is unknown if the old station will be rebuilt.Thank you for your valued custom and hope to see you both in the future. More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned on saturday for the fourth time as good as ever the rooms are lovely the breakfast very good and great selection they miss nothing out on the breakfast table.amanda and martin are very friendly and are very knowledgeable about The area we will definitely be back

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

Thank you for your positive feedback.We are both pleased you enjoyed our Balfluig ensuite again.Our repeat guests understand the quality,service and the central location in the village and value for what we provide.We follow and strive to improve our quality within the guidelines of our Q.A. inspectors.Thank you very much for your continued valued custom and look forward to seeing... More 

Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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