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“Lovely area shame about lodgings”

Gardenia Guest House
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Gardenia Guest House
Ranked #9 of 13 Banff B&B and Inns
south yorkshire
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3 reviews
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“Lovely area shame about lodgings”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

I agree with the comment below.
B&B is in desperate need of some Tlc and updating.

Service was ok but overal stay wasnt to write home about. Banff is a lovely place, a small town with plenty to see,

Cleaner needs to be trained up a little as places that should be clean was a little dirty.
With a little time and tlc put in the b&b could be what i was looking for.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are sorry you feel your stay was not up to your standards but we assure you we do try to keep a high standard (we are Visit Scotland 3* graded, complimented on our standards and have never dropped during the time we have been graded). We are constantly upgrading our establishment,and like the Forth Bridge, by the time you get to the end it is time to start again. We have a decor in keeping with the age of the house, comfy beds, Freeview, plenty of fluffy towels good hospitality tray and in the morning hearty breakfasts with a much tea, coffee and juice as one can drink. We offer a clean warm haven for guests after a busy day whether it be sightseeing or business.The house has a calm and inviting aura.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Deutschland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

At the time of my visit, the house was untidy, and the room and ensuite facility were worn and run down. If it would be in a better condition, the house could display its' wonderful oldfashioned atmosphere. Breakfast was all right, but nothing special. Please be aware that the house is on the main road and a lot of traffic goes by all night long - ear plugs are recommended in a room to the front.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
I am somewhat perplexed at this review. Yes, we are on the main road through Banff, which means we are central for shops, eateries, pubs and nice walks by the beach, marina or park. As for noise from traffic all night, I do question this, and as for ear plugs at night we have never found any of guests needing these (.All windows in the bedrooms are double glazed) The house is not "untidy, nor is it run down and worn". It is a homely house of character. Our breakfasts are all home cooked and guests have a choice each morning from a full tradition cooked breakfast menu..

It disappoints me to find a review like this after the guest made it clear to us on departure that an enjoyable stay had been had..
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

I stayed at the Gardenia in August and was treated to good old fashioned hospitality by the two owners. They were friendly and make you feel comfortable. The freshly cooked breakfast was ideal to set me up for the day. The guest house is right at the heart of Banff town centre but parking was never a problem in my 3 day stay. I would recommend anyone to stay in this establishment and when you throw in free wi fi and a keen tariff you wouldnt need to look anywhere else.

Stewart Robertson
Perth

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank stewartfiona11
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thank you for your very kind review. We hope to see you again when your next in Banff
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Redhill Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

I would recommend this B and B for anyone coming to Banff area. A well run and friendly establishment! lovely traditional British feel about the hotel. aAgood choice of breakfast!

I certainly hope to stay again and would have no hesitation of recommending the hotel to anyone wanting to visit the Aberdeenshire coast
Fiona Byerley

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank Fiona1970REDHILL
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and it is a pleasure to know you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. Thank you
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Just back from at stay at the Gardenia Guest house with my 7 year old daughter, we were met at check in by a really warm welcome, we had arrived early but this was not a problem and the owner was really friendly and let us check in to our room, a twin on the ground floor with a lovely hot shower and comfortable beds at the back of the house. We went out for the afternoon/evening and when we got back the room was lovely and Cosy so we played on the iPad (free Internet connection) before going to sleep. We had a quiet nights sleep and woke to a lovely freshly cooked breakfast, the owners were very friendly and very accommodating we would definitely stay again on our next visit up the coast.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Victoria2074
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Your appreciation of our establishment is gratifying and we look forward to your return visit.
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

I stay in Gardenia everytime I work in Banff and I am made to feel very welcome everytime.
It has everything you would want from a B+B. The owners are very welcoming and pleasant.
Rooms are comfortable and each has a TV with built in DVD player. Breakfast is lovely and loads of coffee to keep me going for the day. Well done and would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Thank PAUL123412
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We miss your regular visits as you no longer work in Banff, but look forward to seeing you soon . Thank you.
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dundee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Stayed in summer of 2012 with my family, big room but needs alot of improvement, Banff is a lovely time and we saw some great sights, maybe next time i shall do some research on where i stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank lesley g
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
We are dismayed at this review. Our house is Victorian with lots of character and original features. We off good value for money, central location, top quality beds, clean spacious rooms with ensuite facilities and quality freshly cooked breakfasts with efficient service. We aim to give a friendly homely welcome to everyone.
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Property: Gardenia Guest House
Address: 19 Castle Street, Banff AB45 1DH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #9 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Hotel Class:3 star — Gardenia Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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