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The Gordon Guest House

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Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
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  • Location
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Ferrara, Italy
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The B&B is in the centre of Ballater, nice small village near to all the natural and cultural places of interest you should visit in Aberdeenshire. Pity the Royal Railway Station opposite it was destroyed by a fire because the view and the atmosphere would be totally different if the old Station was still in its place. But the B&B... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated next to the old royal station where the royals would stop of on route to Balmoral (alas this recently had a fire and much was damaged) this is a lovely little guesthouse with wonderful hosts. Who are friendly informative and very attentive. Rooms are nice, breakfast is also very good and the location is great as a gateway 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 both pleased you had an excellent stay with us.Feedback is so important to us to keep our standards high.We always ask on check-out if the stay met expectations, but hope whilst guests are here to let us know of any issues so they can be addressed during stay.Thank you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From local knowledge to local produce, everything was great about our stay. The room was large, the bathroom huge (with jacuzzi bath), and the warm welcome & excellent food made our stay most enjoyable. Amanda & Martin have a beautifully furnished House and make you feel so 'at home'. Thank you both for making our one night stay (17th June... 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.Many previous guests have also liked the Balfluig ensuite room with super king bed and reclining sofa as well as relaxing in whirpool bath after a day touring within the Cairngorm National Park.We try and source Scottish produce where possible and also fairtrade as well.All our ensuite rooms are different both... More 

San Francisco Bay Area
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the minute you arrive, Martin and Amanda do everything within their power to make your visit memorable. It goes without saying that the rooms are immaculate and comfortable. You get what is described on their website. And breakfast is scrumptious. Beyond that, they recommend wonderful restaurants for dinner. And Martin was particularly great helping us map day trips to... 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 pleased you had a memorable stay.We have worked very hard over the last nine years to improve this Victorian era building.The layout, decoration and size of our rooms vary greatly and to compensate for this we have added sofa's and flat screen t.v.'s as well as many extras bathrobes etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Very good place to stay. Very friendly owners, very clean, great food, great location. Good size of room, and very fairly priced. Comfortable bed. Lots to see and do in Ballater and the surrounding area.

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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 our small twin room on single occupancy.We have managed to source good quality wider single beds for added comfort.Despite additional overheads to booking agencies we can still offer fairly priced rooms to our guests.We offer a wide choice of breakfast options and use Scottish produce where possible.Thank you for your... More 

Hausen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

In Gordon Guesthouse we stayed in a really royal, spacious sleeping-room and bathroom suite. The cleanliness is exemplary. Amanda and Martin gave as a hearty welcome and provided us with helpful information about everything we needed to make our stay a lovely holiday. Every morning Amanda recommended one of the most beautiful places to see or one of the most... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review.We are both pleased you liked your choice of room you booked online.You booked well in advance to ensure the best choice to suit your needs.We try to inform all our guests of the attractions in the area to ensure they have a memorable time in Royal Deeside and... More 

London
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a 3 night stay at this well appointed B&B right in the centre of Ballater. The room was well appointed as was the bathroom. It was spotless! The breakfasts were outstanding. An excellent choice on the menu. Great local ingredients excellently cooked by Martin and served with real attention to detail by Amanda. Thanks for you advice on... More 

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

We both thank you for your excellent feedback.We are so pleased you had such a memorable stay with us and enjoyed our hospitalityAll our rooms are decorated individually and we urge guests to book early to get their proffered choice.We do try and source ingredients from Scottish suppliers where possible and also Fairtrade products too.Thank you for your valued custom... More 

Avoch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We would certainly stay at this comfortable guest house again. The hosts were extremely helpful; guest house, deceptive in size from outside was spotlessly clean and the breakfast was lovely. Excellent base for Royal Deeside.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us.We are both very pleased you enjoyed your time with us.As you have a working knowledge of the Q.A. system you can fully understand how much hard work has gone into our 4 star award and only a few % away from a higher ranking.We appreciated you letting us know about minor... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

A big thank you for your positive review and to all our past guests for us achieving a Certificate of Excellence for the 6th year in a row since joining, and we are now entered into T.A. Hall of Fame.We are pleased you enjoyed your stay as many in the past have done.We respond to guests requirements from secure stowage... More 

Bunbury Western Australia
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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 

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