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The Gordon Guest House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've just spent four nights at The Gordon Guest House in Ballater! My hosts Martin and Amanda were so welcoming and couldn't do enough to make my stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible! My room was Balmoral which was very spacious with a very comfortable super king bed which meant I was fully rested for my working days ahead.... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review.We work very hard to keep up our high standards to ensure our guests have a memorable time with us.We are pleased you enjoyed our large Balmoral ensuite with super king-size bed and also a sofa to relax on and watch the large smart flat screen t.v .Many previous guests have also enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was excellent. Our room called Balmoral was spacious. We had a very comfortable and king size bed. We felt like at home. Amanda and Martin were really nice. We had an amazing breakfast (I loved the cinnamon rolls!!!)

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you both and thank you for your excellent review.We are both pleased you enjoyed our Balmoral ensuite with super king-size bed and a sofa for extra comfort for our guests.We like to give a good selection for breakfast as we have many different nationalities with differing needs.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a super stay with Amanda and Martin. Very comfortable room; spacious and well appointed. Super host and hostess, magnificent breakfast. Just great. Very knowledgeable about area, so do ask for advice.

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review.We are both pleased you enjoyed your two night stay in our large Balmoral ensuite room with a super king-size bed and sofa for extra comfort for our guests.We try and use Scottish produce where possible and the artisan breads from based in Crathie are proving very popular.We try and give advice to... More 

Oldham, U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The Gordon is a little gem, really high standards in everything, very friendly owners in Amanda and Martin, their knowledge of the area, where to go and the best way to get there really helped make our stay that little bit special. It without doubt puts to shame many 5 star hotels. We hope to return again next year, but... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review.Its so refreshing to have guests than fully understand the Q.A. requirements for a 4 star Guest House and all the hard work that has gone in over the years to achieve this award.We urge our guests to book early to get the room most suitable to their needs.Thank you for your valued custom and... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Our recent stay at The Gordon was excellent - as it has been on all our visits over the years at this wonderful guest house. The consistently high standards of everything here, from the rooms to the most delicious breakfasts, plus the warm welcome from Martin and Amanda, make it the best guest house we have ever stayed in. The... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent positive review.As you know we have a four star Guest House rating from our Q.A. inspectors and we even go a bit further than the requirements to ensure all our guests enjoy their time with us.As you have been to us many times over the years our high standards are obviously appreciated.Thank you for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The bedroom was large,comfortable,and tastefully decorated. The bathroom with a spa bath had the wow factor and was the largest we have had anywhere.The breakfast was as good as any that we have had in any 5 star hotel and Amanda and Martin were wonderful hosts and provided a wonderful welcome. They gave us tips of various places to see.... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review.We are delighted you enjoyed our very large Balfluig ensuite room with nice views up to Darroch Hill.We offer a good choice for breakfast and try and source our produce as much as possible from Scottish suppliers.We pass on knowledge of local area to ensure guests have a memorable time in Royal Deeside.Thank... More 

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Very friendly & informative hosts. We had a large room with an enormous bathroom. Good breakfast & plenty of free parking at the side of the property.Stayed there on our way to visit Balmoral estate. We dined at the Hilton hotel which was good and I believe that the local pub is also good.

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your upgraded ensuite room that was more suitable on your one night stay.We try and respond where possible to guests needs and hope the early breakfast that you required to enable you to register on time for your land rover safari at Balmoral Estate was appreciated.We are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Faultless! Gordon & Amanda were so welcoming, friendly and informative. The room was huge, with a beautiful view. The breakfast was excellent. The house was lovely. Without doubt, this was the best Guest House we've ever stayed in. We loved it !

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review.We are both pleased you enjoyed our large Balmoral ensuite room which has recently been refurbished.We try to make our guests as comfortable as possible with super king-size bed, double sofa,hospitality tray and large flat screen t.v. etc. to ensure guests have an memorable time in Royal Deeside.We are pleased you liked the facilities which... More 

Bainbridge Island, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Martin and Amanda run an excellent guest house just up the road from QE2's summer residence Balmoral. Located in the middle of town across from Queen Victoria's train station (the station is undergoing restoration from a fire) this place has it all, great room, great breakfast, great people. Go for the best room in the house, it is well worth... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review.We are both pleased you had a memorable time here and we prove you don't have to pay very high prices to get excellent service and hospitality.We have a good breakfast selection and where possible produce sourced from Scottish suppliers.Many previous guests have liked the breakfast room with three large windows giving different views of... More 

Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Booked direct and spoke to Amanda. She gave a 10% discount for booking more than one night! What a great start. (Why do people bother with these booking sites, much better to chat to your host who can accommodate any special needs). A central location opposite Queen Victoria's station (undergoing restoration) with plenty of parking right outside. The Guest House... More 

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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review.We have been informed today from Trip Advisor that we have been recognised for superior service with another Certificate of Excellence.We have achieved this every year from 2010 with great thanks to all our discerning guests who fully understand the standards required for a 4 star Quality Assured Guest House.We are only too happy to... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located Victorian Town House in Royal Deeside full of period features and completely refurbished including feature room with whirlpool bath and super king-size bed. Overlooking Old Victorian Railway Station and restaurant with car parking outside. Five beautiful walking/cycle trails start here. Many day trips in Cairngorm National Park including Balmoral Castle and Royal Lochnagar Distillery, hill walking, fishing and castle trail. Bus station and all restaurants and shops within five minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gordon Guest House

Address: Gordon Guest House Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range: $96 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gordon Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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