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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 19 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I took my Mum to stay here for one night whilst we were having a 'girls' trip to Ballater. We could not have expected such a warm welcome from our hosts, Heather and Neil, who were fantastic throughout our whole stay. The house is lovely and spotlessly clean and we enjoyed tea and home made cakes in the cosy sitting... More

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

Thank-you for taking time to write such a kind review. We really enjoyed meeting you and we are very pleased to hear that your trip to Ballater worked out so well for you. We hope to see you both again sometime. More

Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My friend Andy and I stayed here for a long weekend at the end of September and we'd both like to rave about it! Heather and Neil were very friendly, gracious hosts - we loved our room, the common rooms (tv room and dining room) are very charming and the garden was beautiful too! Our whole stay was enhanced by... 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 complimentary review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a good weekend with your friends. It was lovely chatting to you while you were here. We wish you both all the best and look forward to seeing you again sometime should you be in... More

Indialantic, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our family of three stayed at Osborne House for 2 nights in July, and we wished we could have stayed longer. The beautiful house and gardens reflected the warmth and thoughtfulness of its owners, Neil and Heather. They were excellent hosts who prepared a delicious breakfast each morning and gave us advice on restaurants and sightseeing. We enjoyed the spacious... 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. It gives us great pleasure to hear that your stay with us was a good introduction to your holiday. Ballater is a very special village and we feel very fortunate to live here. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Scotland. More

Stenhousemuir
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We booked our overnight stay in Ballater at the last minute and chose The Osborne from the reviews on Trip Advisor and can happily say - what a find!! Lovely hospitality from Heather and Neil, supeb breakfast (with lots of choices). Heather and Neil have a beautiful home and we received a very warm welcome. This is a hidden gem... 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. We are really pleased that you found us and that you found your stay with us comfortable. I can't control the weather but was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast and I hope it set you up for what sounded like a challenging golf competition. We look forward to seeing... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in July of this year. Amazing couple and house, so much character. Rooms are spacious and clean. Good choice and excellently prepared breakfasts. Could not fault !!. Highly reccomend !!.

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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 enjoyed having you to stay with us and are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us. Thank-you too for recommending Osborne House. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Heather and Neil are fantastic hosts, exceptionally warm and friendly. We can't thank them enough for their hospitality. Their home is beautiful, with large open rooms and a fabulous garden. The bedroom was very spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was really delicious with very good quality food used. We wished we could have stayed longer. Ballater is a lovely place... 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 all the compliments. We enjoyed having you and your children staying with us. The weather was wonderful and, I'm sure, helped to make the visiting of places fondly remembered a joy. It gives us pleasure that your children's first trip to Ballater and Royal Deeside was a success. More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Thank you Heather and Neil for an absolutely wonderful stay in Ballater. My room was wonderful, immaculate and large and your recommendations for dinner and local attractions were spot on. I was very lucky with the weather and enjoyed both afternoon tea and breakfast on the verandah overlooking the simply gorgeous garden. I very much enjoyed your company and would... 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 kind words. We're really pleased you had a good stay with us and that our recommendations for activities worked out well. We too enjoyed your company. The weather recently has been so wonderful which makes it magical to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or afternoon tea on the verandah. More

Bonnyrigg Scotland
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
23 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

It was many years ago since we last stayed in Osborne House and the new owners Heather and Neil have carried on the tradition of being very welcoming and charming hosts. We had Hungarian visitors with us and they were very impressed with the house, and remarked that this would be considered five star comfort in Hungary! The breakfast was... 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 recommending us so highly. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed your visit as much as you had enjoyed your previous stay. It is fine too that your Hungarian friends liked our house and found it relaxing and comfortable. Looking forward to seeing you again. More

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Additional Information about Osborne House Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
Osborne House Bed And Breakfast Ballater, Scotland
Address: 4 Dundarroch Road, Ballater AB35 5NP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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