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Review of Callater Lodge Guest House

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Callater Lodge Guest House
Ranked #1 of 8 Braemar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

This is such a lovely B&B - our third stay and it has been consistently brilliant. It is immaculately clean and the proprietors are helpful, discrete and friendly. The breakfasts, especially the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon are by far the best I have ever experienced at a B&B. We had completed the Caledonian100 event and could not have had a more comfortable stay after a hectic walk in the most beautiful scenery.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank WHRobinson
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

We stayed here for three nights and would definitely stay again and recommend this to friends & family. Liz and Andy were great hosts and so helpful when it came to advice where to walk & printing off mountain weather reports, lending us maps and books etc. The room we had was lovely, from the decor to the crisp sheets and fluffy towels - so nice. You couldn't ask for a better breakfast, there was so much choice and the food itself was cooked and presented beautifully.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HnS_11
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

What a wonderful stay we had! We visited Braemar for the Highland Gathering (the annual highland games at which the Queen attends) as part of a short holiday to Scotland. The hotels location was easy to find as you enter the village from Glenshee. The hotel is well located on the edge of the village, being approximately a 10 minutes walk to the castle and only a short stroll into the attractive village centre to take a look at the few shops that there are. Liz and Andy are excellant hosts, friendly and available, whilst never being intrusive. The room we had (sorry I can't recall the number) was very clean, very comfortable and pleasantly furnished, with some nice little touches such as a small box of biscuits and a small cuddly toy to hang on the door as a do not disturb sign. The wi-fi signal is strong, the connection good, the TV picture was clear and includes freeview. Breakfast was awesome, really good quality produce and very well cooked. We ate the full cooked breakfast each morning along with fruit, yogurts, croissant and toast. Other breakfast options were available such as smoked salmon, porridge or kippers. The hotel does not provide an evening meal but do offer snacks between certain hours (5pm & 8pm) and drinks are available (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) at what I thought were very fair prices i.e. a pot of tea and fudge at £1. Both Liz and Andy were happy to talk about the area or provide recommendations for a walk or an evening meal. We found the hotel to be quiet, great for getting out and exploring the area either on foot or by car. There was nothing to complain about and try keeping us away, we will be back.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Paul B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

Great value for what we received 78 pounds per night for two, we stayed two nights and would recommend this b&b to everyone, the owners could not do enough for us, room 3 was a good size, double glazing, ensuite breakfast was more than you could eat, the porridge was great, as was the scottish breakfast, the house was beautiful, Braemar was a fantastic place to relax after paying 349 pounds a night in Edinburgh with no parking, what can we say, compared to similar B&Bs in Australia, Braemar was half the price submitted by Tom & Lesley Sydney Australia

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lesleytommy
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Melrose
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

Working in Braemar on a short job and checked in here for 4 nights. Noted the following:

The place is very clean indeed (something that is important to me - I'm pretty fussy about cleanliness).

Very comfy bed and the place is really quiet. Nobody keeping me awake with loud telly at night.

Owners very friendly and helpful, but unlike some places, they give you peace to get on with what you are doing.

I was working up here but I also took the chance to go into the mountains in the evening. Got good solid advice from the owners on stuff I needed to know to be safe on Lochnagar before I went - which helped me a lot.

Needed my bike stored safely (it's expensive). They put it in the house :-) That is what I call looking after your guests.

Good wireless internet connection. Strong signal in room and good connection speed. Fast enough to play you tube videos no problem.

Needed a big long document printed and I didn't have a printer. They printed it for me no problem.

Plenty room to park.

Nice and clear picture on the telly and they've got freeview.

I can't think of anything to complain about.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank neil_970
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Aesch, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

We felt immediately comfortable after Liz heartly welcome. We stayed for 7 nights and we were in good hands with Liz and Andy. The breakfast was always excellent. We missed nothing. Andy made every morning a great job in the kitchen. The room was large and quiet. There’s enough space to pack your things away.
We will stay here again if we will come back one time. We can recommend it strongly

Liz and Andy, thanks for all, we felt very comfortable in your B&B

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mahajo
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Kilmaley
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94 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

Alan and Liz were lovely hosts and their home was well laid out and spotless. The touch of the little teddy bear with his note to sit outside the door if you did not want to be disturbed was cute. The breakfasts were warm and filling. Alan is a good cook, while Liz mans the dining room to ensure every want is met. Their recommendations for places to eat and visit were spot on. Very enjoyable time, and would highly recommend Callater and will go back ourselves.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Niamhaine
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Additional Information about Callater Lodge Guest House

Property: Callater Lodge Guest House
Address: 9 Glenshee Road, Braemar AB35 5YQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Braemar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Braemar
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a good night's sleep in our newly-renovated bedrooms, start the day with our legendary breakfast - locally-sourced ingredients, home-made tattie scones, fantastic porridge. Set out with a generous packed lunch, including our famous home-baking. In the evening relax in front of the cosy wood-burner with a malt whisky, glass of wine or local beer. ... more   less 
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Callater Lodge Guest House Braemar, Scotland

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