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Schoolhouse Ballater

Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night in the School house and it was great. We were the only guests that night so it was very quiet and we had the whole house to our self. Tea and coffee were available downstairs. Everything was very clean, the room had a huge bed very comfy and the bathroom was nice. The breakfast was very... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was spacious. En suite bathroom was adequate. Interesting house with lovely wooden floors. A bit lacking in atmosphere and cosiness. No glasses in the bathroom and only one hand towel for two people. Very clean with comfortable beds. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice and tasty food served freshly cooked and hot. Service was excellent. Staff could not... More 

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We have just come back from a dream long weekend 4 days Sataday /Tusday and wish we had more time to stay and chill out in this wounder full Home and this is what you get Cathy is lovey and well comeing with a big smile and hart of gold the bedrooms are spot less and Big !! with on... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Was initially confused on arrival as owner wasn't about, but checked my email on phone and she had sent a clear message explaining which room was ours. We had very comfy beds, but the king size could have been a little longer for very tall people. Full breakfast in morning was nicely done, and staff were very helpful. Would stay... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Schoolhouse is quite near Balmoral and Crathie Kirk church - where incidentally I was able to see the Queen! - and the price is quite modest considering the level of accommodation provided. Everything is constructed from reclaimed wood and even some of the windows once were part of a local church. You can listen the owner tell stories by the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

just come back from 2 nights at the school house,and im still on a high so is my 6 yr old son,cathy the owner was a delight,soooo friendly,made us at home very quickly,our beds were luxuary,we had great sleeps,so comfortable,i helped myself too tea.coffee when ever i wanted,son would have hot chocolate which cathy made,she worked non stop whole time... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We are so pleased we found this lovely b and b. The owners were abroad but the managers Fern and Ross, were an absolute pleasure. Nothing was any trouble and they could not have been more accommodating.The School House is not a luxury establishment nor, does it claim to be.In fact there is nothing pretentious about this beautiful house.Simply, a... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Lovely place to stay, very welcoming. Room large, clean and comfortable with wonderful shower. This was our first visit to Ballater and hopefully we will be back and will stay at the School House again. Breakfast was great and Fern and Ross who were standing in for the owners couldn't have done more to look after us. Thank you for... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The School House is a really well restored place sensitively done by the current owners. The place was spotlessly clean, the beds comfortable and warm, each room having an ensuite with decent showers. Cathy the owner is friendly and has the unique quality of being attentive yet not intrusive which made my family's stay for the weekend (for a wedding)... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Just a great find in town. Stayed here while running the Trail Race at Balmoral Castle. Cathy was just so nice and the place was very clean. We had the triple at the top of the stairs and was just perfect for three. Plenty of room for everyone. Would stay here again.

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