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The Deeside Inn

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   13 - 15 Victoria Road, Ballater AB35 5RA, Scotland
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The welcome from the young receptionist was excellent ...we were going to a wedding and needed to check in early and change for the wedding she could not have been more helpful. Overall good country hotel excellent staff, bedrooms are ok the bathroom is in need of an update but generally very good. First class breakfast. Liked the old country... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the 2nd visit to the deeside inn and certainly won't be the last! What a great weekend my wife and I had, staff were very friendly and helpful, food was top class and the hotel was spotlessly clean. I would recommend a stay here to anybody. Thanks for a great weekend.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 4 night stay at this inn. First I'd like to say that this place has many things going for it. The staff are a major asset and without exception were friendly, efficient and helpful at all times during our stay. The food is very good and as we'd booked a deal that included dinner we were... 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 enjoyed your dinners so much and am appreciative of your kind comments on the team. I understand your comments on the bathroom in your room. Whilst spotless and functional it is not the latest bathroom by any means. However, we continue to spend money on the property and I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from an amazing weekend at the Deeside Inn - bed breakfast and evening meals included. Hotel itself is a bit dated however very comfortable and clean. Room was a double on the second floor - stairs were a bit steep but we got there. Room could do with refreshing but everything was there that was needed including... More

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

Thank you for the lovely review - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the area. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Joanna Whysall More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 night break in August. Room 110 clean warm basic. We had the taster menu both nights which was very nice and staff very efficient and friendly. Went into the bar for a drink on the Friday but was empty and no atmosphere had to go over to the Balmoral bar which was a bit loud and... More

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

Thank you for your review and for your comments. I am interested that you mentioned entertainment on a Saturday night. At the moment we hold an open session twice a month and always have one or sometimes two bands on per month. However, I am looking into having more regular sessions in the bar. Why not follow us on Facebook... More

Banchory, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just recently was at a family party at the Deeside Inn. Seemed a nice place until out of blue we were told that children had to be out of the room at 9.00pm. This was after all a FAMILY party which all staff including the manager were aware of at the time of booking and no one bothered to say... More

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

Unfortunately, I feel that I need to be quite firm in my response to your review dated 23rd August. It is unclear to me whether the 9pm cut off time for children in the bar was made clear prior to the event. However, I do know that my staff informed relevant guests at around 8.15pm and then continued to remind... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stayed for one night and our room and bath were in need of updating. We could not get the wifi connection in our room, so we had to go to the lobby to check email. The lounge and restaurant were beautifully decorated and very cozy.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay. I am sorry that you could not get wifi in your room. The majority of our rooms do have it now - but not all of them. Free wifi though is available in all the public rooms downstairs as you say. Thank you for your comments... More

Robbie_Dye
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner(!) in the restaurant, which was the bar, due to a 'live event' that was taking place, duke someone or other.. We had much discussion, among our party of 4 as to what the 2 sets of prices were, ranging from starter prices, to discount prices, to royal prices to lunch prices. None were vaguely accurate. It seems... More

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

I am obviously very disappointed that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us. I will try and address your points one by one. Firstly, you are right - we did have a live music event on, on one of the evenings of your stay. This did mean that we served dinner in the bar that night as opposed... More

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15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have dinner but heard lots of good comments from others. Breakfast was great - fresh fruit salad, finnan haddie, lots of choice! We had a large ground floor family room with no view which was rather over priced at £109. We thought it was more a £90 room really. Having said that, the bed was comfortable and we... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was clean,bright ,spacious and comfortable with a decent sized en suite. The staff were very efficient,friendly and approachable. We were reminded by the receptionist that we had two free passes to visit Balmoral Castle (thus saving us £22). I genuinely cannot praise the food too highly. The evening dinner was of an excellent standard,and the choice of breakfast... 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 and I do hope that you will come back and see us again soon. 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*
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