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The Gordon Guest House

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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106 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Kennedys2011
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Tony B
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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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We returned to this wonderful part of the world to stay at the Gordon again; our last visit being nine years ago. Martin & Amanda were very welcoming, great hosts and their hotel is very comfortable. Beautiful breakfasts in an immaculate dining room and really comfy bed. Would happily recommend to any family and friends.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We are both pleased you managed to get booked in with us this year.The Guest House has undergone quite a transformation in nine years and we have retained many features in this building built in the Victorian era.We are glad you enjoyed all our upgrading including the super king-size beds in... More 

London
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for just one night, had a comfortable room after a warm welcome and quick guide to the town. The room had everything you could need and wi-fi Great position in the centre of the town with parking close by with all amenities close by Tasty breakfast and definitely value for money

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

Thank you for your positive review.Many guests have also enjoyed their time with us after doing there home work and selecting the ensuite room most suitable to their needs in our large Victorian Guest House.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return. More 

Glasgow
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295 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Handy for Ballater, good quiet rooms, hot shower and great breakfasts. Booked through booking.com but the owner says you will always get a better price by phoning directly. one morning I walked from the guesthouse to top of Craigendarrach for a view of snowy Lochnagar.

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

Thank you for your opinion of our 4 star quality assured guest house.We may on arrival due to unforeseen circumstances on pre-booked stays offer an upgraded room. More 

Skinnskatteberg, Sweden
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Very nice guesthouse with very friendly staff. We just popped in when we was driving through and got a room with good space and nice wiew with windows in two directions. The breakfast was tasty and we even got homemade marmelade :-). We also recived good tips about walking paths and Lochnagars whisky destillerie in the near by.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We are both pleased you had a memorable stay with us.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return. More 

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  • 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: $97 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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