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The Alexandra Hotel
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The Alexandra Hotel
Ranked #10 of 17 Ballater B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I ate at the Alexandra Hotel several times this year and every time was excellent. The food is great, home cooked and large portions. I love their fish and chips, lasagne and steak and ale pie. I also sent numerous people from the B&B I worked in there and every single person commented on the great food and great welcome. I often ate there alone and felt completely looked after and comfortable. All the staff are excellent in this family run hotel. Some great real ales too.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
Thank Suzy H
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Just returned from a 3 night break at 'The Alexandra' and had an excellent time. Fiona and her team are so friendly and welcoming and cannot do enough for you. It is a cosy comfortable inn, with a small but busy bar with a mix of locals and visitors. Real ales from Cairngorm Brewery which my husband really enjoyed! Food is good quality 'pub food' and fish and chips were fantastic.
The rooms are comfortable and very clean, nice shortbread biscuits and complimentary bottled water are a nice touch and towels changed daily. Yes the bathrooms could do with an update but we had a good shower and everything we needed. For the price it is great value.
Breakfast was excellent quality with a varied choice.
Ballater is a lovely base for touring this beautiful part of Scotland. There are a variety of places to eat and drink but if you are planning a trip and like to stay in an inn, please try 'The Alexandra'. You won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: Room 5 at the back is comfortable and quieter than those on the front of Hotel
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stopped in the Alexandra for our mid-day meal and enjoyed a terrific pub lunch outside. Our choices proved to be great - lasagna and haddock and chips, in particular. The fish portion was huge so I was able to give everyone a taste. De-lish. Our friendly waitress said it was the best in the village - I would go broader than that! Service was not the fastest but it was a beautiful day and our first on the road after the flight over so there was much to enjoy at the Alexandra, in Ballater.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anne D
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Was there today for lunch the meal was lovely and the menu was excellent could have eaten anything on the menu. The service was great and the staff were very pleasant.

Stayed: July 2012
Thank Eric S
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Six of us ate dinner here on the Saturday night and it was excellent. The portions were huge. I had the haggis balls (very tasty haggis) followed by the most enourmous haddock and chips ever. Fraid I couldn't quite manage pudding.
A lovely homely hotel, would recommend!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

My partner and I choose to book the Alexandra as it had great review and a central location. The Staff were very welcoming upon our arrival and shown to our room. The Deco is what you would expect form a family run hotel, quaint and homely. The facilities were great bed was comfortable, shower was decent had a nice bit of power to it, over all the room was clean.

There is a bar which we had not used on this occasion but have been too several times before, its shows the sport if your into that and they serve food which you can either eat in the bar or eat in the restaurant.

The Breakfast was great porridge, cereals, fruit and the all-important Scottish Breakfast which was just superb.

I would defiantly recommend here.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is a not to be missed hotel restaurant in the heart of Ballater, amid the wonderful Cairngorm scenery.
Try the Whale and Tatties, aka fish and chips,and the beef lasagne - they are wonderful.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank M4zzy
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Additional Information about The Alexandra Hotel

Address: 12 Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range: $33 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Alexandra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of Royal Deeside we are one of the areas leading small hotels offering a warm welcome, friendly service and comfortable accommodation with excellent meals. Eight stylish bedrooms, each individually furnished and decorated, offering single, twin, double and family accommodation. All rooms are en-suite with direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite television and other essential accessories including the personal touches. ... more   less 
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The Alexandra Hotel Ballater, Scotland

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