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The Deeside Inn

13 - 15 Victoria Road, Ballater AB35 5RA, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Scotland and the people are magnificent except of the Deerside Inn and its manager in Ballater. This was the highest priced Hotel/ B&B that we booked in Scotland, at $214/ 139 pounds a night. The room was cold and damp, the bathroom was out on the 1930's, the TV had no remote thus didn't work, the desk had no chair... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our first visit to the Deeside Inn although we have often stayed on the campsite in our Motorhome. We were attracted by the Crerar HOTELS TWO NIGHT DEAL and it was certainly excellent value. We arrived on a Monday after a large wedding on the Saturday and although the. Staff must have been very tired, it didn't show.... More 

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Buckie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Central location,large lounge with log fires,large dining room with excellent menu, Bar/restaurant manager Peter ensures you are looked after by the numerous friendly staff.Hotel manager Joanne is so helpful and considerate she certainly enjoys looking after residents and her sincerity shines through.We were on a golfing break and will certainly return in the near future.If all Scotlands hotel staff are... More 

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dunfermline
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a few days recently and found the Deeside Inn very much to our liking. Ideal for a short break, the Inn has everything you would want. Great location, very comfortable, a helpful and willing staff, and good food beautifully prepared and presented. There is no doubt that this hotel is a flagship for the owners, and will... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

spent a lovely weekend at the deeside inn. cream tea on arrival, which was a wee surprise for my wife as was the bottle of wine at dinner. six course taster dinner was excellent and something different.food was really good and peter and all staff were very good.will definitely return!

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Stavanger
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the deficiencies on the room standard, we came to like this hotel! The warm atmosphere in the lounge became the natural collecting point before and after dinner. The food is very good and the staff does everything to make your stay pleasant. Add an excellent breakfast and you will find it easy to enjoy your stay in Ballater.

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Joanna W, General Manager at The Deeside Inn, responded to this review

Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us - and that you enjoyed the local area. Please do come and stay with us again sometime soon. Best wishes, Joanna More 

Dalgety Bay
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 12 golfers staying for one night only. Rooms were clean and adequate for our purpose. Breakfast very good and service in the bar and restaurant also helpful and attentive. Good value for the 1 night and I would stay here again with the boys but not as a couple as the rooms aren't of a good standard. One... More 

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Joanna W, General Manager at The Deeside Inn, responded to this review

Oh no! We loved having you and your party to stay. As you are aware, you were not in our best rooms - but as you say those rooms are ideal for golfers, walkers etc. However, we are perfect for a cosy romantic time away and have lots of lovely rooms - just let me know if you ever want... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a 4 night stay at this lovely hotel. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The barman was always so polite and helpful too always greeted with a smile. Food was excellent and room was spacious and clean. Would definitely return.

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Joanna W, General Manager at The Deeside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you - very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you taking the time to write up a review, which we are very grateful for. Best wishes, Joanna More 

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent my latest golfing break with the usual suspects at the Deeside Inn. It's not the Hilton, and neither are the prices, what it definitely offers though is excellent value. This was probably our sixth or seventh visit and once again Joanne the general manager and Peter her restaurant supervisor catered to our varied needs. The rooms are clean... More 

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Joanna W, General Manager at The Deeside Inn, responded to this review

It was so lovely to see you all - it is always good fun. Good to see that you all looked well. So, all there is to say is thank you for the lovely review and see you next year:) Joanna More 

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

We have just returned from a two night stay at this great homely hotel.The room No 9 front facing was spotlessly clean and comfortable bed.The food was beautifully cooked and served on warm plates.It was a lovely drive to Ballater and the icing on the cake was this hotel.We will be back.soon.The staff were very courteous and nothing was too... More 

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Joanna W, General Manager at The Deeside Inn, responded to this review

I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and are very grateful for your taking the time to post a review. Delighted that you enjoyed your drive to Ballater. I back from Edinburgh on Sunday night through Glenshee - it was still bright at gone 11pm and the light was amazing. We didn't see another car either!... More 

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