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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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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we arrived we got a very warm welcome and a 5 o´clock coffee with cake etc... in the, I would say salon. It is a very nice house close to the center of Ballater. We were staying in the Eastern Room, a large room, actually like a little suite with a shower (great shower !) room and a toilet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On our tour through Scotland, we stayed in the Osborne House Bed and Breakfast for one night. We got a very nice room on the first floor. We liked the comfortable room very much and we found out the the products in the bath room are really exclusive. Also the breakfast was of highest quality. The philosophy of the hosts... 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 very kind review. We are so please that you enjoyed your stay with us and perhaps we'll be able to welcome you again should you be visiting Scotland and this area in the future. I like The Highland Soap Comapny's toiletries myself and was pleased to hear that you liked them too. More

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a wonderful night spent in Ballater at osbourne house bed and breakfast. Heather and Neil are the most perfect hosts and do everything to welcome you into there home. I mentioned when booking we were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and after checking in we found a beautiful card in our room which was a lovely touch... 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. We really appreciate feedback which helps us to improve our practice. Glad to hear that you felt welcome and that you enjoyed breakfast. Thank-you for drawing our attention to the small gap at the foot of the black-out velux blind. We'll see if it's possible to eliminate that. Sorry you felt it... More

Bucks
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Thank-you for taking time to post such a well-considered review which will be helpful for travellers visiting this area of Scotland. Thank-you too for your very kind and thoughtful comments about your stay at Osborne House. The "pumped" showers do make a difference and we were pleased to hear that you found the shower good. We hope you enjoyed the... More

Melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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 the compliments. We really enjoyed having you to stay with us and are pleased to hear the visit was such a success. We trust that you got home safely with not too many hold-ups at the airports. We would love to have your delightful company for longer should you... More

Paignton
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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

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Address: 4 Dundarroch Road, Ballater AB35 5NP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
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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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