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45 Braemar Rd, Ballater AB35 5RQ, Scotland (Formerly Deeside Hotel)
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Ranked #11 of 19 Ballater B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This accommodation was one of the more expensive that we stayed in while touring around the UK. but it didn't take long to realise that the extra £20 per night was well worth it! A warm greeting, a cup of tea and the best brownie I have eaten in the lounge, quality towels and toiletries, real glasses instead of plastic... More

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Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a 10 bedroom ,family run hotel in Ballater in Royal Deeside.The approach to the building is very impressive and very well maintained.You walk in the door and it just feels so welcoming.There is tea and coffee plus biscuits available in the library for residents all day.The double bedroom was fine ,the bathroom was spotless.The bed was very comfortable.Breakfast... More

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penella p, Owner at No 45, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We would just like to clarify our name change from Deeside Hotel to No 45. Gordon and Penella are still running our lovely Victorian House as a guesthouse but the name change reflects a slight change in operation in that we now only cater for resident guests and no longer operate a public... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a great stay in the Deeside Hotel, the food was amazing, and the service and attention to detail outstanding. I think the best apple tart I have ever tasted. We will definitely be staying again.

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
109 hotel reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stayed two nights in this small charming hotel on the outskirts of Ballater. We could not speak too highly of this establishment which was welcoming and professionally run. Our room was comfortable and well equipped, overlooking the front of the hotel, but very quiet as it is set back from the road. There was a hospitality tray in the room... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We were fortunate to stay at this hotel on our way to the Highlands. As it was my birthday I was extremely impressed at the quality of the food and the extensive wine list. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Elk Grove, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Lovely hotel, garden, and common rooms. Loved Room 1, very quiet, and bed was wonderful. Roomy shower. Some of the nicest people run this hotel. Friendly and welcoming. Appreciate the shortbread, tea, and hot chocolate in the parlor each afternoon and also provided in the room. Beautiful dining room and the food was great. Excellent dinner and breakfast. If you... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We have just returned from our fifth stay at the Deeside Hotel. Welcome, cleanliness, service and food all outstanding Already looking forward to our next visit. The food presentation is excellent and the small tasters at dinner come as a welcome surprise.

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

After having eaten there last summer I returned this your together with some friends from the village. We booked in advance and the proprietor was very happy about that, she told us, because that a lot of people came in unnoticed. It was buzzing in the dining room but we all were served in time and friendly. we could choose... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed at the Deeside Hotel for two nights recently.. We were warmly welcomed and showed our room, which was fine and very clean. The bathroom perhaps wasn't as large as some we have had recently, but it had everything we needed and plenty of nice, white towels. There was a bottle of water for both of us on the... More

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Lyme, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Quiet, off the road, in town, updated everything including free Internet, huge breakfast, beautiful gardens, delightful owner and staff, quaint. We couldn't ask for anything more including its location in the middle of the Deeside area.

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Also Known As:
No 45 Ballater, Scotland
Address: 45 Braemar Rd, Ballater AB35 5RQ, Scotland (Formerly Deeside Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
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Ranked #11 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No 45 is a 4 star guest-house previously called the Deeside Hotel. It has been run by Gordon and Penella since 2004 and included in the Good Hotel Guide for the last 8 years. A large Victorian house set in walled gardens and with original features such as pitch pine staircase and open fire. It has a traditional Scottish feel with tartan carpets, stag's head and plenty of leather chesterfield sofas for relaxing. Dinner is available to resident guests 5 days a week but must be pre-booked. It is a short stroll to the River Dee and to the many shops and cafes in the town. All rooms are en-suite. ... more   less 
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