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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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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
22 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 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 

Frankfurt/Main
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

Thank-you for taking time to post a review and thanks too for your praise. We enjoyed having you to stay and are pleased that you found our house warm, comfortable and friendly. Should you be visiting Scotland again in the future, we'd be very glad to welcome you again. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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 

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