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The Gordon Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 stars
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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best b&b we had in the UK. We staid here for two 2 nights. The room was very large with comfortabel beds. Breakfast was very tasty. Owners were very friendly and helpfull. If you are looking for a place to stay at Balletar I would certainly recommend this place.

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geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed as a family of five. The guesthouse is situated on the 1st and 2nd floor of this beautiful building in Ballater.The owner spontaneously carried my luggage to the rooms which was great. My daughters had a big and airy three bedded room.My wife and I had a smaller but still functional two bedded room. All rooms and bathrooms were... More 

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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 had a memorable time with us in Royal Deeside.Glad the family liked their large room and you also liked your small budget twin ensuite room.Some times at very busy periods it is difficult to get your preferred choice of ensuiteSome guests book over a year in advance.Thank you for your custom.Hope... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming and friendly hosts, comfortable, beautifully furnished rooms, delicious breakfasts, exceptional value for money, these are the reasons we return to The Gordon Guest House every year for our summer visit. It is a fabulous place to stay, Martin and Amanda are the perfect hosts, they are what make The Gordon so special and outstanding. Thank you both for... More 

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

Thank you for your continued repeat visits.As you know we keep high standards here which is maybe why we have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence six times in a row from Trip Advisor.As you know we try and help our guests during their stay and try and respond to guests needs.We both greatly appreciate your valued custom and look... More 

Ferrara, Italy
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

Thank you for your review and factual account of your stay.We are pleased you booked so early to get the most suitable ensuite room for your needs.Many previous guests have also enjoyed the large Balmoral ensuite with nice views out to the hills in the background.We have worked very hard to improve our guesthouse over the last nine years and... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 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 

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