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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Superb B & B in beautiful Ballater. Lovely, spotless, well equipped and spacious room. Great breakfast with locally made bread. Thank you to Amanda and Martin who could not have been more hospitable and friendly hosts. Fantastic location for sight seeing, castle visits, walking and cycling all on the door step. Good local shops, superb food at The Lochnagar Indian...

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Stayed for 3 nights in beautiful Ballater. Our room was cosy and very comfortable - Gordon Guesthouse is charming with real character. What we loved was the cosy house feel with Amanda and Martin being so friendly and helpful - even lending us their maps so we could go walking. The breakfast room is incredible with beautiful cutlery and crockery...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our Darroch ensuite room which you booked through an agency.We try very hard to ensure all our guests have a memorable stay with us in the heart of Ballater village.Previous guests have enjoyed their stay and also fully appreciated the standards we achieve for a 4 star rated Guest...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Martin and Amanda were great hosts , full of local knowledge which was good for someone who wanted to do it all but knew i only had a wknd, so i was grateful that they put me on the right paths to explore the nearly NP The room was comfortable, with an air of history. Breakfast was bang on ,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our Darroch ensuite room booked through an agency.We respond to our guests dietary requirements and are pleased everything was to your liking.We impart local knowledge to ensure our guests have a memorable stay in Royal Deeside.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to seeing you in the...

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We have again stayed at the Gordon Guest house, and must mention the fantastic welcome, superb rooms, and most excellent breakfast. We come here every year at this time, and the top quality is always maintained. Martin & Amanda are always friendly, and willing to offer any advice regarding the surrounding area. We always enjoy our stay here, and look...

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

Thank you for your review of our Balmoral and Crathes ensuite rooms.We are pleased we are still keeping up our high standards.It was so nice to see you all again and look forward to your return.Thank you for your valued repeat custom.

Rossendale
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stayed one night while in the area on business, clean, warm and comfortable, very good value for the rate. Timings for breakfast tend to favour those on holiday, however, Martin kindly offered to prepare breakfast just a bit early to allow me to get to my clients' on time. Breakfast was very good, a pity I couldn't stay longer to...

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

Thank you for your comments on your one night stay booked through an agency.Our breakfast time is displayed on our website.We did give you an early breakfast and offer early leavers a packed lunch instead of breakfast if required.We use a local artisan bread maker and we are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast.Thank you for your custom.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stayed here one night on our way north to Inverness and thoroughly enjoyed our accommodation and the breakfast that we had the next morning, as well as appreciating our host's friendliness and local knowledge. We would recommend the Gordon Guest House to anyone wanting a relaxing stay.

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

Thank you for your review.We are pleased you liked your ensuite room and all aspects of your stay was excellent.Many previous guests have also enjoyed their time with us after checking our website to pick the most suitable room for ones needs and then booking.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return in the future.

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

excellent service, couldn't of been any more helpful ! thank you very much . breakfast was super and the choice of food was amazing, including the special breads! please try them. i look forward to another stay here whilst visiting Wilkies.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive feed back.We are pleased you liked our breakfast choices we have to cater for so many different nationalities so its nice to have a good range of Scottish sourced produce.Many guests like seeing our ensuite rooms on our website and can pick the most suitable for their needs directly from...

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lovely room with super kingsize bed, recliner settee and ensuite with spa bath. Amazing choice of well-cooked food for breakfast. A very enjoyable stay, Martin and Amanda were able to give us detailed information about the area and especially the various walks. We found their local knowledge very helpful.

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

Thank you for your excellent review on your three night stay in our Balfluig ensuite room.As you booked by telephone we could help you decide which was the best room for your needs.There is many low level walks close at hand and others a short distance as well as the many munros for the more experienced.At this time of year...

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stayed for 2 nights. Room very comfortable with a fabulous breakfast! Martin & Amanda (husband & wife team) certainly looked after us well. Very friendly Calling us by our first names and knowing exactly what we wanted gave it the added personnel touch. I had my bike with me while my partner was working in the village. I went off...

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

Thank you for your uplifting review.We are delighted you liked our large Balfluig ensuite room with great views to Darroch Hill with all the Autumn colours on the trees.The majority of our guests who have booked direct or through our website have not been dissappointed with their stay in our large Victorian era Townhouse.Most guests contact us direct before booking...

West Sussex
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Booked this Guest House as our final night of accommodation on our Highland & Outer Hebrides Trip. It was pure luck on our part that we found The Gordon Guest House. It was absolutely amazing value for the standard of accommodation. It feels more like a 5 star hotel of character than a B & B, but with a very...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on our large Balmoral ensuite room.We try and impart useful information to our guests in order to enjoy their time in the region.We always ask our guests when they leave if all was well with their stay in order to improve our service in the future.Over the last...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range: $120 - $185 (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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