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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Penicuik, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time in two weeks I've been here, rooms are a bit dated, and it does smell in some areas. Staying in standard room this time our window is cracked and I don't mean a small crack, the thing needs replacing ASAP. But apart from that the staff are great and the food is fabulous.

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

Oh dear - I have just called you but I was also respond to your review formally as a matter of formality. As I mentioned previously, our head housekeeper is on holiday and we have a very new and inexperienced housekeeper doing the rooms. Unbelievably, he did not notice the crack - although saying that when you look at the... More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was pouring down with rain and we were just staying in the area for our friends wedding so we were running along and came to a stop at the Deeside Inn. The Steak was brilliant cooked to perfection. We thought a little bit pricey but well worth it as was a fabulous treat :) .

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money, super food great six course dinner, excellent staff. Bedrooms would benefit from some updating, but warm and cosy. Overall a wonderful stay and family get together. Lounge with fire was welcoming and spacious as was the dining room. Good weather too, just windy on Saturday..good walking country.

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scotland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for husbands birthday, got a great deal with six course taster dinner each night. Only 30 mins from the lecht - perfect skiing was had by both I can honestly say that I can not recall tasting as delicious good anywhere else, it was extremely tasty and really well presented honestly 100% I highly recommend and will definitely... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we only went back to The Deeside Inn this year because of the welcome and service we got last year which was excellent. The hotel is comfortable and the food for breakfast and the bar dinner were very good and it was very well priced. The only problem was the staff member ? manager who seemed to be very... More 

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Cambuslang, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant one night break at The Deeside Inn and although the hotel was very quiet it was still very enjoyable. We had an excellent meal (the Taster Menu) and the chef had no difficulty adapting it to cope with my wife's gluten free diet, including very good gluten free bread. The hotel was very quiet but... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that there was some confusion over the breakfast times - during midweek in the winter we stop serving at 9am, which we inform guests of when the check in. However, I understand that the generic information in... More 

Kirkliston
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Myself and 2 daughters stayed here 17th-19th Feb and had a fabulous time. On arrival were greeted by the cheery Amy on reception. She kindly offered us a free upgrade to a premium suite, which we gladly accepted! The suite was lovely, very comfortable and cosy, and also spotless. Shortly after checking in we were given a cream tea which... More 

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

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and are very appreciative of your taking the time to write a review. Come and see us again soon, Joanna More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked the Hotel last minute and the experience exceeded expectations. The staff were extremely accommodating with our requests, the food and service were excellent. A lovely quiet hotel and the perfect location to explore beautiful Deeside. We will definitely return.

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

Please do return - let us know and I will make sure that we get you booked into one of our nice front facing rooms. Glad you found us. Best wishes, Joanna More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A warm, welcoming and, above all, comfortable hotel. Joanna and the staff have an easy, friendly way of making you feel right at home. The food is very good, particularly breakfast (setting you up for a full day's walking or cycling). I can often be unsettled in a hotel by the shower arrangements as they're usually over complicated or just... More 

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

It is lovely to be called a "comfort zone" - that was a tonic to my team and I. I am very pleased that you were comfortable and that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review - we appreciate it. Best wishes Joanna More 

Poynton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place is a gem open fires good food the staff are amazing realy make you feel at home try the stovie on the menue to us English folk its a stew. It's amazing the chef here makes some real good food and always try's to change it seasonally Joanna who is the manager is helpfull welcomeing and always comes... More 

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

Well, what a nice review! Thank for your taking the time to write one and thank you for the lovely comments Amy and the rest of the team. I am really very lucky to have such a good team. See you again soon, we hope. Best wishes Joanna More 

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