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Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
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The Gordon Guest House
Ranked #1 of 18 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved our two day stay at the Gordon Guest House in Ballater. We visited last month (July 2014) on our way to our family (Clan) Castle, Drum Castle which is a short drive from Ballater. Our family of five rented two spacious, clean comfortable rooms with spectacular views of the mountains and the Victorian train station. We were warmly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled by the center of village location in what looks like a commercial building. When you go inside you will know you are in a 4 star B&B. Nice entrance hall and steps and nice large well decorated rooms. Great accommodations for the money. Wonderful breakfast, comfortable clean room.

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

Thank you for your review.We are both pleased you enjoyed your one night stay with us in our large Victorian Townhouse that was built around 1856.Many previous guests have been very happy with our charges and realise that paying more with other providers does not necessarily mean better.We have an online video of our guest house that has proved very... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just had our annual stay at The Gordon Guest House. This was our ninth visit, also other members of our family were staying here for the first time. They were all very impressed with everything about The Gordon! As always, the rooms were spotless and extremely comfortable. We had the Balmoral room which is very spacious and has... 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 wonderful review.As you both know from your first visit in 2006 we have steadily been re-investing year on year and we are both very pleased you still enjoy our hospitality and attention to detail and of course all the extra added special touches which have been greatly appreciated by many also... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We've just returned from a weekend stay at the Gordon Guest House, and we have had a lovely time. We stayed in the Balfluig room, which is big with a spacious ensuite and a lovely bath. The breakfasts were fantastic, and the service very friendly! We would recommend going there to anyone capable of using stairs (the rooms begin on... 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.The Balfluig room with its super king-size bed,electric reclining sofa and now with a smart T.V. and all the normal little touches from bath robes and bath sheets etc. make this a very popular room and most guests have to book very early to get the room of their choice.The most... More

Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our time at the Gordon Guest House was the highlight of our trip to the UK. Everything was wonderful. Comfortable pretty rooms, warm helpful hosts, and the absolutely best breakfasts we had during our 2-week vacation that started in London and ended in the Highlands. You cannot go wrong staying at the Gordon Guest House! There is so much to... 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 pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Victorian era large townhouse.As we both come from the North East of Scotland we can pass on our local knowledge to our guests to enhance their experience in Royal Deeside.It was such a pleasure having guests that respected and understood other guests... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

GGH is ideally located in quaint Ballater easy walking to good restaurants and shops. The rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd fl so if stairs are an issue for you be advised. However owners Amanda and Martin are incredibly accommodating with luggage help, friendly advice and wonderful service. Amanda suggested we see Craigivar Castle which was a gem we... 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 review of your actual stay with us.Please note we do not have a third floor in our building,just 1st and 2nd.Very few past guests have had a problem with the stairs and are usually well aware due to our video and still photo's of the outside of the building or simply... More

Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I found the Gordon Guest house a fantastic place to stay in the centre of the village of Ballater. Though in the centre it was very quiet and peaceful. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and excellent value and I had a lovely view of the centre of the village. Amanda and Martin could'nt do enough for me and made... More

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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 stay with us.In the eight years we have owned the Guest House we have invested every year to improve the standard for our guests which is reflected in your comments.We take advice from our Q.A. inspectors to achieve our current rating which is just a few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The accommodations were wonderful, lovely and quiet. Amanda and Martin were very helpful with directions and suggestions. The breakfast choices were excellent. We were there 3 days and I had a different one each day. The location was very good. It was easy walking distance to shops and restaurants, and yet very quiet and private. There were a lot of... 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 wonderful review.We try and help our guests enjoy their stay as much as possible and would gladly upgraded you to the room on the first floor if it was available.Its such a pity that at the time of booking you did not contact us to tell us that someone had mobility... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Owners of the Guest House were very friendly and provided excellent local information. Excellent choice of breakfast,and the owners added their own little touches such as whisky with the porridge and cinnamon buns. The chef even wore whites in the kitchen . Room and everything about the accommodation was spotless and totally adequate. Only slight downside would be for persons... More

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

Thank you for your opinion of your experience in our Guest House.Many previous guests have had no problems with the large wide ornate stairways and find a little effort is well worth while to enjoy the views from the ensuite rooms.We have a repeat party of lovely elderly church ladies from Glasgow who book out the whole Guest House for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Owners of the Guest House were very friendly and provided excellent local information. Excellent choice of breakfast. Nice touch of a small jug with cream and Glenlivet whisky for your porridge (not compulsory). Rooms were very clean and tidy. Only minus is, if you struggle on stairs, the entrance is on ground floor and B and B facilities on 1st... More

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

Thank you for your review and opinion.We are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and the special extra touches.Unfortunatly when our large spacious and ornately decorated Guest House was built around 1860 there was no provision made for lifts in our two storey building.What a pity you did not see our video at time of booking or simply asked the question... More

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Address: Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
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Centrally located Victorian Town House in Royal Deeside full of period features and completely refurbished including feature room with whirlpool bath and super king-size bed. Overlooking Old Victorian Railway Station and restaurant with car parking outside. Five beautiful walking/cycle trails start here. Many day trips in Cairngorm National Park including Balmoral Castle and Royal Lochnagar Distillery, hill walking, fishing and castle trail. Bus station and all restaurants and shops within five minute walk. ... more   less 
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