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Osborne House Bed and Breakfast

4 Dundarroch Road, Ballater AB35 5NP, Scotland
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Osborne House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 18 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bucks
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really good B&B!. We had a large first floor room, well appointed and with excellent ensuite facilities (good pumped power shower). TV in comfortable guest lounge and excellent dining room. All set in a well kept garden, the house itself is an interesting building. Ballater is a well kept small town, benefiting from the Balmoral influence. B&B breakfasts' are... More

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Melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful home and garden - an easy 5 minute walk from the town. Heather and Neil are wonderful hosts, friendly, kind and thoughtful. We too were welcomed by a cup of tea and biscuits on our arrival. Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Breakfasts were magnificent, complemented by the setting - a superbly furnished dining room. This... More

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Paignton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights at this lovely b&b with its beautiful garden. On arrival we were welcomed by Neil who provided tea and shortbread and showed us to our room. The bedroom was huge with an extra large bed which was very comfortable. The bathroom was also huge and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was lovely, especially the porridge with cream, and nothing... More

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Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank-you for posting a review and for your very complimentary remarks about your your stay at Osborne House. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to see you looking so relaxed enjoying your afternoon tea and shortbread on the verandah. We hope to see you again should you be visiting Royal Deeside in the future. More

london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Osborne house is a great place to stay. It's a beautiful house with a lovely garden. Heather and Neil were lovely hosts: friendly, warm and welcoming. I needed an early breakfast on several days and they were very happy to accommodate. Breakfasts were great and my room (the single) was very spacious and comfortable. Will definitely be going back.

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Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time to post your kind review. We enjoyed having you to stay with us. It was especially good to hear that you had such a positive experience of your first walking holiday in Scotland and we were happy to provide early breakfasts so that you could make the most of your time on Deeside. We look forward... More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Osborne House is situated on a quiet wooded road just off the centre of this attractive town-walkable for most- and emphasises the difference between a good "B&B" and a hotel, especially a chain. Heather and Neil are welcoming us into their home- and lovely garden- with great care, and accommodation of a high standard: our room was spacious with beautifully... More

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Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time to post your warm and well-considered review. Our east-facing bedroom, which catches the morning sun, is, I suppose, really a suite of rooms comprising a spacious bedroom, a shower room and a wash room. Thank-you for describing it so clearly. We really enjoyed having you to stay with us for a couple of nights as part... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Quite simply the BEST bed and breakfast that we have stayed at. Everything was perfect. Wonderful hosts, gorgeous food, beautiful house and bedroom. We will be going back without a doubt. Tracy and Bob Kirk

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Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time to post a review and for your very warm praise. Thank-you also for sending the wonderful photos you took of our garden. Maybe we'll be able to post some of them on our website or Facebook page. Looking forward to seeing you both again when next you are visiting this area. More

Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our one night stay in this lovely house where we occupied a large, comfortable room. Heather and Neil made us feel most welcome. We especially enjoyed talking with them about their family now living in Alaska. We hope they fulfill their desire to visit there. We appreciated the dinner suggestion and reservation at the Glen Lui Hotel which... More

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Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time to post your review and for the compliments and good wishes contained in it. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that our recommendation for dinner worked out so well. It was really interesting hearing about the Iditarod in Alaska and your involvement in that race as one of the vets. Your... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We arrived to a warm welcome and home made cake and tea. The east room was clean and the decor was beautifully modern with character! The breakfast was lovely with home made bread and all the jams, fruits and marmalade were beautifully presented on the table in glass cut dishes plus the breakfast itself was presented on beautiful plates etc.... More

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Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review. I liked your description of our east bedroom and was pleased to hear you found it comfortable. We enjoyed having you to stay with us and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay too. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

You really could not choose a better bed n breakfast in my opinion. I stopped for just the one night passing by... Heather made me feel really comfortable and so did Neil lovely couple and hope to return later in the year for a long weekend.... :)

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Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time to post a review and for your very kind remarks. We enjoyed having you to stay with us and were pleased to be able to make you feel comfortable and relaxed after your long and tiring journey. We look forward to having you and your family to stay with us later in the year. More

Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I found Osborne House through Tripadvisor and all the reviews were right on the mark. Heather and Neil warmly welcomed us to their home and were very gracious hosts. The room was very spacious and the bathroom well-equipped and large too! We had Heather's homemade shortbread upon arrival and it was the best I tasted in Scotland. Breakfast the next... More

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Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time to post a review and thank-you also for your very complimentary remarks. We really enjoyed having you to stay with us and look forward to your next visit . More

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Address: 4 Dundarroch Road, Ballater AB35 5NP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Osborne House Bed And Breakfast Ballater, Scotland

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Osborne House is a pretty, Victorian house set in a quiet spot close the centre of Ballater. There are two large double/twin bedrooms, both are en suite. There is a single room on the ground floor with its own private facilities. We offer a choice of delicious home-cooked breakfasts: salmon and scrambled eggs, muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt, porridge and cream or our Aga-cooked hot breakfast with black pudding and bacon. All breakfasts are served with freshly ground coffee, fruit juice and home-baked bread. Guests can relax in the spacious drawing room where there is a television and open fire. Breakfast is served in the dining room which looks out onto the garden.You can be assured of a warm welcome at Osborne House, guests who arrive at tea-time are offered a complimentary slice of home-make cake or a flapjack and coffee and tea. ... more   less 
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