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Schoolhouse Ballater

Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 19 Ballater B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schoolhouse B&B was a great find, we highly recommend it. Very welcoming and friendly, large comfortable rooms, with lots of original features and wonderfully decorated. The location is very quiet, and away from busy roads and it's still only a couple of minutes walk to the centre of Ballater, with its many shops, cafes and restaurants. The B&B is also... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My brother's family and mine stayed here overnight recently (2 families with 2 adults and 2 kids each). We were able to obtain 2 x 4 person rooms side by side with a lovely living area in between with a fireplace and comfy couches. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and warm with a large double bed and bunks for the... More

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had booked into this B&B and wanted to bring our daughter's 5 yr old Beagle along on our road trip from Edinburgh. We called ahead and asked Catherine who said no problem at all. On arrival we found a lovely converted school house with very confortable rooms, a great breakfast and friendly Scottish hospitality. The beds were very comfortable... More

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Spicewood, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Satying at the School house was a great way to spend the second night in Scotland. Large room with comfotable bed. Cathy and Alan were extremily friendly and welcoming during our stay. The food was great. When traveling through Ballater this is a mustplace to stay.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights & was made most welcome in this lovely B&B. Ballater is in an idyllic location & it was a shame I was there as part of a business trip as I would have liked to have seen more of it. My twin room had a wonderful view of the mountains. Free wi-fi meant I could work... More

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Brielle, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The School House Hostel, B&B and center of learning was a wonderful first experience into hostel accommodations. Alan and Cathy Low our host went out of the way to make our stay superb, they even offered to take us for an even hike up one of the nearby hills. Located in Ballater Scotland a lovely village on the southern fringe... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed here at short notice after the hotel we'd booked turned out to be a disaster. They were very accommodating, friendly and made us feel exceptionally welcome. The room was lovely, the bed very comfy, the breakfast delicious (even if the toast was a little on the cold side) and the whole place felt vey homely. It is one... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was our second time staying here and have already booked again for next year. Spotless with lovely fresh linen. Delicious breakfast and nothing is a problem. The hosts make you feel very welcome and are so accommodating. Great location 2 minutes from golf club and centre of Ballater. Would highly recommend.

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Mouans-Sartoux, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed there for one night travelling from Stonehaven and on our way to Inverness. The place is fully renovated and very comfortable We had a family room for 5 (2bunk beds, 1 king size and 1 single) in the added part of the building (white on the picture). Private car park at the back all the way to the... More

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Orono, Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

It was ok, but the people working at the Schoolhouse B&B didn't seem much interested in their guests. The house is clean and the beds comfortable, the shower was great, but it seemed more like a hostel and less a bed and breakfast. Instant coffee was offered (horrors) but regular was made when requested. The Internet was impossible to get... More

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Frenchkate, Owner at Schoolhouse Ballater, responded to this review

Owners are back… …and we’re very sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the service and atmosphere you encountered at Schoolhouse, especially as we take great pleasure and pride in providing our guests with an exceptionally warm welcome and professional service. Although Schoolhouse welcomes groups from time to time, it is not a hostel - it’s a stylish four... More

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Additional Information about Schoolhouse Ballater

Also Known As:
Schoolhouse Ballater Scotland
Address: Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Schoolhouse provides exceptional accommodation for couples, families and friends. Stylish yet very comfortable, visitors from all over the world will feel relaxed and welcome. Children are well catered for with and the family rooms are spacious with safe and comfortable bunkbeds. Double beds are super king size with luxurious bedlinen and all rooms have en-suite facilities with wonderful showers. There's a lounge with giant sofas and the fire is often lit in the evenings. With hard wood and bamboo flooring throughout, Schoolhouse is fresh and clean and there's a large garden and car park.Owners Cathy and Alan speak French and German and Cathy is a storyteller, so Scottish stories by the fire is a popular attraction. Schoolhouse is a great place to sleep and a great place to stay! ... more   less 
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