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The Deeside Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 - 15 Victoria Road, Ballater AB35 5RA, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Ballater
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Not the greatest to be honest, a very mixed bag. It's a nice enough looking hotel but the room was substandard. The staff however, were very friendly and accomodating; but they are woefully understaffed. We booked a standard double room through booking.com and were put into a twin room. No alternative was offered nor was a suitable explanation given. Even... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 6 nights after the new year , lovely and quiet , staff very friendly , only regret for us was when enquiring about the eggs served at breakfast Ect we were told they were from caged birds. We found this unbelievable that such a otherwise exceptional hotel for food , should serve eggs that. Are not free range,... More 

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Kirknewton, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 terrific days at this charming Scottish hotel. Open fire in the lounge with plenty of comfy seats to sink into. Staff very friendly and Joanna the manager was hands on making guests feel very welcome. The food was excellent with good choices. Hope to be back in the summer.

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

Thank you so much for your nice comments and for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, it was certainly a great party! Thank you for joining in and being lovely guests. I hope you will come back and see us soon. Best wishes joanna More 

Appleby, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night Hogmanay stay at the Deeside Inn. We ate very well. The entertainment was excellent. Joanna and staff were very friendly and attentive. Our room was very comfortable. My only reservation was the size of the bathroom. Would've preferred a smaller room with bigger bathroom but hay ho can't have everything.

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

So glad you joined us for Hogmanay - it was a great night and it was lovely to see everyone having such a good time. I hope that we will see you back again soon before too long. Best wishes Joanna More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent the Xmas Break at this quaint hotel at a very reasonable rate. Due to my mother being ill, I was there on my own, but not for long. I was most apprehensive thinking people may feel sorry for me being on my own during Xmas but I couldn't have been more wrong. All the staff including the Manageress... More 

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

Hello there - I am so pleased that you still managed to come - I think you needed a break. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself. We had very lovely guests staying and I knew that you would find some good company. Can't wait to see you next year!! Joanna More 

Edinburgh, Scotland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the 4th time my wife and I have stayed at the Deeside Inn. We found the staff very friendly as always and had a clean and comfortable room. Dinners were excellent on both nights as were our breakfasts. Ballater is a great location for walking and we look forward to coming back.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, I am very pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. The weather was great for walking when you were here and I know that you saw some wonderful sunsets and, of course, that fabulous moon. Please do come and see us again soon, Best wishes, Joanna More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed over the Christmas break with family,this is our second Christmas and delighted to see so many familiar faces from the previous year, once again great stay and super hospitality. The food with the new chef in place is superb, great fun with the entertainment. All of the rooms we had were great well done to all the staff... More 

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

I am so pleased that you enjoyed Christmas with us again this year. It was wonderful to have so many returning guests from last year - and I love the way that it feels like a private house party in the end. Please come and see us again soon and in the meantime a happy new year to you. Best... More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a three day Christmas break for a second time with our "mature" family and very much enjoyed the whole experience. Joanna and her team could not have done more to ensure everyone was comfortable and offered a host of extras from mulled wine and mince pies to quiz nights and live music. A special mention to the chef, kitchen... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Christmas break with us. We love having your "mature" family to stay - it always feels like the party gets started when you all arrive and you make it great fun. TripAdvisor, as you know, is so important to any hotel, so we are always grateful when guests take... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel. Excellent room but let down by bathroom. Enamel in bath very chipped and looks unsightly and behind taps very dirty.. Excellent evening meals with good menu choice. Unfortunately one occassion cooked breakfast poor.

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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 sorry that you thought our breakfast poor on one of the days. It is a shame that we did not discuss this at the time as I am always interested to get feedback so that I can act on it if necessary. You will also... More 

Leven, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a wonderful 4 day stay . The welcome by the manager Joanne and all the staff was warm . We started with homemade mince pies cake and mulled wine. Nothing was too much trouble . The manager worked hard with all the staff from keeping wood on the open fire to waiting at the tables... More 

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

I am so glad that you enjoyed your Christmas with us. It was a very special time and I was very touched the way everyone got along and how it turned into a family house party. I am grateful that you have taken the time to write a review. Wishing you a happy new year, best wishes Joanna More 

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Address: 13 - 15 Victoria Road, Ballater AB35 5RA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Deeside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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