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26 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5RL, Scotland
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Moorside House
Ranked #10 of 18 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Ballater over many years, regularly staying at Moorside and this year our visit for 7 nights contained the high standard of welcome, accommodation and breakfast we have always enjoyed. The homemade bread, muesli, jam and muffins along with a wide selection of cooked breakfast options is unusual in a guest house and we have stayed... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. Unfriendly rushed welcome by host. Quite rude at times. Accommodation a little tired. Lovely homemade pancakes for breakfast. A shame we couldn't access wifi due to not being given a password. Should be easily sorted but was made to feel like it was too much trouble. Beautiful area to stay in but disappointed with level of hospitality offered... More

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Mississauga, Ontario
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this B&B due to Balatter's location in proximity of the Balmoral Castle. The room we were given was average in size, very clean with a comfortable bed. Bathroom was not too small, not too big either, and very clean. Breakfast was very good, everything fresh and homemade. There are a number of places to eat within 10-15 minutes... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The only thing not perfect about our stay here was I had not booked long enough. This was an overnight stay as part of a tour of Scotland to take in Balmoral Castle. Big mistake. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owner Pieter he was the most helpful and welcoming host I have experienced anywhere I... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We spent 2 nights at Moorside House , our room was spacious and we loved the downstairs bathroom, breakfast was delicious and we appreciated the map which we used to explore Ballater and surrounds. Lea is an excellent hostess as well as being a 5 star chef. Easy walking distance to the centre of Ballater which is a most delightful... More

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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A friendly welcome from our host and hostess plus a room to rival that of a good hotel. Moorside House also had a very comfortable guest sitting room and the breakfasts were to die for. Other bonuses were that it was extremely good value and it was within easy walking distance to the centre of Ballater My wife and I... More

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Beauly, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Once again we spent 8 nights in this delightful B & B with Pieter and Lea who made us very welcome as is usual. It is always a pleasure to return there and to Ballater which we like very much. Our room on the ground floor was very well furnished and clean. We especially like that there is a comfortable... More

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Madrid, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I stayed here two nights with a friend. We were made to feel very welcome and the owners were very friendly. The rooms were clean and there was always hot water. The breasfasts were plentiful and of good quality and variety. The guest lounge has wifi which was extremely helpful given that I had a little bit of work to... More

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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Previously stayed here earlier this year and was very impressed with the accommodation and the hospitality; however this trip turned out to be most dissapointing as we were made to feel most unwelcome on arrival. On the plus side the room was nice and clean, with attention to detail, and the breakfast well worth waiting for, with a good selection... More

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Hampshire UK
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Thank you Peter and Lea for another very relaxing and thoroughly entertaining stay at your wonderful guest house. Your attention to detail and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated especially spoiling us by making our favourite apricot soda bread. When I come to stay I feel I am coming home. If you have never experienced this gem I thoroughly recommend it. It... More

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Address: 26 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5RL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
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Ranked #10 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
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Also Known As:
Moorside House Ballater, Scotland

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