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The Alexandra Hotel

12 Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
The Alexandra Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Small friendly independent hotel well located in the centre of Ballater . We had a nice clean room. The food in the bar was very good and the staff friendly, helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be back.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We popped in to the Alexandra for a quick bar supper. Service was good and given a table as soon as we arrived even though it was fairly busy at the times The steak pie is to die for and excellent value for the price charged Also as good a pint of trade winds as I have ever had so... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed at the Alexandra 31st jan for an overnight stay. Room was spotless.Fiona& team so very friendly & helpful had a lovely meal last night & breakfast was lovely. There had been a lot of snow was advised of a different route which helped.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited the Alexandra Hotel 29th January 2015 for an evening meal. The Hotel is spotless and the welcome from Fiona was very warm and as it turned out her knowledge and advice was invaluable. We had the 8oz sirloin steak and the haddock and chips and I can honestly say that the meals were superb and very good value.... More 

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Exmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Nine of us had an excellent meal in the restaurant at the end of October on the last night of our holiday . The food was cooked to perfection and very good value for money [those who had steaks said they were cooked to perfection whether rare, medium/rare or medium]. There was a good range for all courses, including those... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a centrally located hotel in one of the most beautiful towns in the Highlands. It's a wee bit shabby but the rooms were spotless, the shower was warm and powerful, and the breakfast was fantastic. We didn't have dinner there - we went to the incredible Indian on the Green - but the bar was quite nice despite... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Popped into the pub when on short break at Ballater. Really enjoyed it - descent drink, fair prices, excellent surroundings, wifi, large screen TV and, most importantly, friendly and helpful people working behind there. Would certainly call in again if in the area. Thoroughly recommended.

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Scotland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ì was on a training weekend at Balmoral and I was accommodated at this hotel. I found the staff to be extremely friendly and accomodating as I required a breakfast earlier than usual, they were happy to provide this. I am also a Coeliac and they had GF rolls available for me. I only slept at this Hotel and I... More 

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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 August 14, 2014

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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16 helpful votes 16 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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