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12 Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
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The Alexandra Hotel
Ranked #5 of 18 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is my idea of the perfect place to stay. Very welcoming, clean and comfortable. My mum and I were enjoying a very special trip to the area which was enhanced further by this wonderful hotel and its beautiful location. Excellent value for money with very excellent food and a tasty breakfast. Highly recommended.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great place to stay. The rooms are perfectly clean, very cosy and even next to a road wonderfully calm. Behind over the bridge and in the nice village itself nice places to go for a walk. Breakfast with cereals, fruit, different juices, fresh toast and lots of different cooked options to choose from. Tasted lovely. All people very very nice... More

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Houston, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
32 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Put simply this is a great little hotel. The rooms were cozy, quiet and simple. The bar and restaurant - buzzing with people and the food was hearty. The location is perfect with lovely walks along the Dee and around the village. But the staff...very welcoming in and friendly. Well worth the meander into the countryside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I decided to take my husband on a surprise weekend away for some heart to heart chat and chill out time and this family run hotel was ideal. We left Aberdeen in dreadful weather and it took us much longer to get to than we had anticipated due to snow however the staff aware that we may be late stayed... More

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alan m, Owner at The Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for for taking the time to write this review. I really enjoyed chatting to you both and hearing about your father, who had lived in the village. The team were happy to stay and make sure you had a hot meal after a long journey in the snowy conditions. we all look forward to welcoming you... More

Fettercairn, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I was truly overjoyed that I was finally successful in getting booked in at The Alexandra Hotel as I had attempted to do so previously, but it was always fully booked, which is the sign of a good hotel. We were not disappointed and had a fantastic 2 x night break away at this lovely family-run Hotel and did not... More

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alan m, Owner at The Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a superb review. we are highly delighted you enjoyed your recent stay. I have to say it truly was a pleasure to meet you both and not forgetting gorgeous Ernie, whom stole the hearts of us all and certainly entertained our other guests. We look forward to your next visit and wish all three of... More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Recommended to us after a business meeting. The bar restaurant tables seemed to be full but the staff did have one left. Had scampi, chips and garden peas with soft drinks. Service was quick and food came hot and was wonderful. No wonder this restaurant was packed. Would definately come here again and will recommend to anyone visiting Ballater.

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Wakefield
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Of all my reviews this must be the best for staff friendliness. If you are looking for a nice, pleasant unprepossessing hotel in a Scottish town I doubt this can be beaten. We were on a weeks tour of Scotland and the other 3 hotels consisted of two 4 star and one 5 star hotel. For value, food and the... More

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alan m, Owner at The Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review

A huge thank you from the team for writing a wonderful review on your recent stay with us, we are delighted you had a great couple days exploring Ballater and Deeside even thou the weather wasn't the best for you. It was really a pleasure to meet you both and if your in Ballater again please do pop in and... More

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights and was made to feel very welcome by the owners and staff. All very friendly. The room was big and comfortable.. Fantastic pillows!! Breakfasts a delight. Would definitely recommend.

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alan m, Owner at The Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to give us such a great review, we look forward to welcoming you back to the alexandra. Alan More

Luton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Although we have not stayed at the Hotel i cannot recommend the Alexandra Hotel highly enough for the quality of the food and the great ales on offer combined with the friendly staff. We stay in the Village and on several nights we paid a visit to the Restaurant and i can say every meal we had was great and... More

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alan m, Owner at The Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review

GrahamM, Thankyou for your great review, It cheers everyone at the Hotel up when I can show them reviews like yours. The Steak and Ale pie is a favourite and goes well with our good selection of Ales. Look forward to welcoming you back to the Alex. Alan More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Enjoyed a fantastic weekend at the Alexandra Hotel in Ballater. Staff were very helpful,efficient and friendly . The price was about right for the standard of accommodation -we found the rooms to be very clean and comfortable with windows that could open and allow the cool night air to circulate. Bed linen ,towels and toiletries were lovely and overall the... More

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Address: 12 Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Alexandra Hotel Ballater, Scotland

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Set in the heart of Royal Deeside we are one of the areas leading small hotels offering a warm welcome, friendly service and comfortable accommodation with excellent meals. Eight stylish bedrooms, each individually furnished and decorated, offering single, twin, double and family accommodation. All rooms are en-suite with direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite television and other essential accessories including the personal touches. ... more   less 
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