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Osborne House Bed and Breakfast

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4 Dundarroch Road, Ballater AB35 5NP, Scotland
Osborne House Bed and Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wülfrath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a super stay at Osborne House, especially Heather and Neil were so lovely! The house as well as the rooms are tastefully furnished and the rooms are really spacious. Also the double bed was tremendous and both of us had his own blanket (geat) so that we slept very very well! The breakfast was delicious every day and... 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 for all your compliments. We really enjoyed having you to stay with us and we hope that the rest of your holiday in Scotland was a success. We look forward to seeing you both again when you are next in Royal Deeside. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone else has more or less said it all! From the welcome on arrival to the goodbyes on departure, everything was as told in the reviews. The house is on a quiet cul-de-sac, and on returning from the pub meal, we sat out under the veranda watching the last of the light fade and listening to the bird songs. I... More 

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

Thank-you very much for taking time to post a review. It was kind of you to confirm what previous reviewers have written and also to find something new and complimentary to say. The verandah is lovely in the morning sun - if there is any - but you also managed to make the most of an evening sojourn there. We... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and found it to be excellent, The room was large and the double bed huge Breakfast was great with a good choice good Wifi only comment is lack of TV in the room although there is one in the guest lounge

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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. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was good that you were able to take advantage of what is available in the village such as hiring bikes to cycle part of The Deeside Way. Thanks too for mentioning that the television is in the guests' sitting... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have often visited Ballater and the locale generally annually for over 20 plus years and without doubt Osborne House is the best B & B we have stayed in …...and cannot believe we have only just found this home this year !! The hosts were very friendly and attentive. The accommodation was exceptional , clean , well decorated and... More 

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

Thank-you very much for taking time to post a review and for your very complimentary comments. Perhaps we weren't here when you last visited Ballater because we didn't move to Osborne House till June 2011. We're really pleased you did find us though because we enjoyed your company and are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were a group of three visiting Ballater with Borders Journeys. We arrived at Osborne House where Heather and Neil greeted us with a warm friendly welcome. Heather and Neil are fantastic hosts and take great care of every detail; their beautiful home is warm, clean, comfortable and welcoming. A lovely touch was the homemade gingerbread and shortbread in our... 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 which, as well as being complimentary to us, provided useful information about Osborne House and its location in Ballater. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely meeting you, Ian, as well as the two ladies who were on your tour to Royal Deeside. It's a beautiful... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights recently. The house is beautiful and our room (west room) was very spacious with a good large bed and big ensuite. Neil and Heather are very accomodating hosts and if you are lucky you may get to sample some yummy home baking or homemade jam, delicious! We visit Ballater quite often... 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 for your very kind words. We really enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you again before you embark on your wider travels. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Me and my girlfriend stayed for a night in this lovely and classic house.The welcoming was very warm and pleasant as well as the customer service. For example the owner, who was absolutely polite and charming, she put herself forward to lend us one of her flasks with coffee when me and my girlfriend told her our plans to go... 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 for your very kind remarks. We are so pleased that you managed to make the most of your short stay with us. The walk round the edge of the golf course by the river is beautiful and there are pleasant spots to enjoy a picnic even on a winter's day. Another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a wonderful stay here for a friends wedding. Our room was of a very high quality and extremely spacious. Heather and Neil were perfect hosts and we greatly enjoyed their company. They were very kind to us, staying up to meet us after our late flight and providing local advice. We highly recommend this B&B.

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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 words. We are so pleased that all went well for your friends' wedding and that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was no trouble staying up for your late arrival because you kept us informed of your travel plans and we were only too pleased to... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Only one night here but a very comfortable one. Large bedroom, large bed , a shower that worked well and the best breakfast we had had for long while. Definitely one to use if you are in the area. Thank you Heather and Neil for some great Scottish hospitality.

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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. We do appreciate feedback and were delighted to read that you found your stay with us so comfortable.we enjoyed having you to stay and hope to be able to welcome you again. More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was staying on my own for a weekend's outdoor pursuits and the accomodation was just perfect, very close to the town centre, warm and comfortable, with a hearty, fine quality breakfast. I had not been to the area before, and the owners could not have been more helpful, providing local maps of the area, and even directing me to... More 

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

Thank-you for posting such a kind and comprehensive review which I'm sure will be very helpful for other travellers who, like yourself, are keen to take advantage of what Deeside has to offer. You did extremely well to make the most of your short stay especially doing your exploring on foot or by bike rather than by car and we... More 

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