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The Deeside Inn

4.0 of 5
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at a number of hotels in the Crerar Group. Mostly at the fine flagship of the company Loch Fyne. The Deeside Inn is now our second favourite. As soon as we entered the reception area we were made to feel welcome. Being a relatively small hotel it was so easy to get to know the staff. As... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an excellent choice for a weekend away with my disabled parents, the hotel staff could not have been more helpful, The six course taster menu was great value and breakfasts were good too with choices to suit every taste.. How they manage to give such good service with the level of front of house staff defies belief Well... More 

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

Thank you for your review I am very pleased that you and your parents enjoyed your stay. It is always nice to hear positive comments on my team. They are all lovely and work very hard indeed - as you say. Fortunately, now that Easter has passed the cavalry has arrived - the form of 8 new staff members ready... More 

Gourock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The key selling points of this hotel are the lounge and the food. The photos of the lounge do not deceive - great fireplace, comfy chairs, couches and footstools in a room with a lovely ambience - perfect for sitting with a wee (or not so wee) snifter and cosying up with your Kindle. The food was excellent - we... 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 with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and enjoyed our 6 course Taster Menu. We appreciate your recommendation. With best wishes, Joanna More 

Scotland
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24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a two night stay here. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent on both nights. The lounge was warm and inviting with a roaring log fire. Our room was clean if a bit dated and the bed was not the most comfortable I have ever... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay and our food. We have some interesting plans afoot this year with the kitchen so we will keep you informed and will hope to see you again. Best wishes Joanna More 

Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from a two night stay at this establishment and have to say that it was a great experience. The staff were attentive , and friendly, and the food was first class. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a quiet and reasonably priced break

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

I really appreciate your review. As a Highland inn our aim is to offer genuine hospitality and therefore we are always pleased when we achieve that. We also can't rest on our laurels and we are working hard on maintaining that standard. Thank you again, the team and I are thrilled. Joanna More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my wife and I's first stay up Royal Deeside and we got a very good deal at the Deeside Inn for a three-night stay with our dogs. The hotel - which has free wifi - is a nice old building with impressive public rooms. It is centrally based in Ballater with a variety of pubs, restaurants and shops... 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 with us I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. By the sound of it you appreciated some peace and quiet away and I hope you returned home feeling refreshed. Come and see us again soon, Joanna More 

Penicuik, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 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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Joanna W, General Manager at The Deeside Inn, responded to this review

What a lovely review - we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed being cooked for. It is always nice to be waited on once in a while. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Joanna More 

scotland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Our kitchen team were, as you can imagine, over the moon with your comments. We have some interesting plans afoot this year with our food so we will keep you posted. Thank you again and hope to see you soon. Best wishes Joanna More 

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