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The Gordon Guest House

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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was travelling north for 3 days fishing on Crathie Beat opposite Balmoral Castle and stumbled upon The Gordon Guest House for my brief stay - by far the friendliest, most comfortable and ideally situated guest house I have ever stayed in. Amanda and Martin could not have been more welcoming - my early starts also meant I was unable... 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 very pleased all our hard work over the years to upgrade and maintain our large Victorian era Guest House and also our hospitality was recognised and greatly appreciated.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were only able to stay one night with the Gordon's but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was large, light and had a lovely outlook. Even better, it was spotlessly clean! The breakfast was delicious, served in the fabulous dining room - also enjoyed the rhubarb chutney with the kippers! Thanks Amanda and Martin...we loved your place, Ballater is... More

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

Thank you for your positive review.Some of our past guests have been sceptical about our service quality due to our reasonable pricing compared to other establishments which charge much more but perhaps they have higher overheads.We are pleased that you enjoyed our standard of service and hospitality.We have a good choice for breakfast but also have different special choices.Thank you... More

Nivå, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had a warm welcome by Amanda and Martin and we were given the most beautiful room called Balmoral with wonderful views to the mountains. Breakfast was delicious and you could choose between many things, lovely. The town is very charming but what we enjoyed the most was a visit to Balmoral Castle and Estate. Interesting and beautiful!

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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 had such a memorable stay in our large Guest House built in the Victorian era and you appreciated your holiday experience with us and it was so enjoyable for you both.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return. More

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Address: Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Gordon Guest House Ballater, Scotland

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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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