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The Gordon Guest House
Ranked #1 of 17 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A wonderful home from home, very friendly owners who gave me lots of advice re local transport and walking routes. Comfortable huge bed, warm and very clean room with excellent facilities. Breakfast just as you like it altogether a brilliant place to stay.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you very much for your excellent review of our Darroch ensuite room with super king-size bed.We are pleased everthing was to your liking on your three night stay with us in our central Guest House.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I booked online less than 24 hours from when I planned to arrive (Saturday 25th March). Upon arrival at the very centrally located property I was welcomed by Amanda and told that I had been given a room upgrade due to another room being vacant. The room was spacious, light and well decorated with lovely high windows. It was clear that it has been redecorated recently. The en suite again looked freshly decorated, was spacious and had a jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Amanda provided recommendations for dinner that evening and I chose my breakfast from a good variety of options. Tea/coffee and Borders biscuits were provided in the room and there was a multi-channel TV. Breakfast was served in the dining room with views to Lochnagar (which I went up that morning along with a number of other Munros). The fruit salad, yoghurt, cooked vegetarian breakfast, and 'doorstep' sized portions of toast kept me going until early evening with no need for lunch. I wouldn't hesitate to return - what a positive experience of good hospitality and a B&B that is memorable for all the right reasons. Thank you!

Room Tip: I stayed in the Balfluig room on the first floor (rooms are on the first floor or above), and it was...
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of our Balfluig ensuite room.Over the period of years we have owned our 4 star Guest House we have taken great care to provide our guests with a high level of hospitality and have been rewarded with a Certificate of Excellence every year since 2011.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

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 Brasserie and bar meals at the Deeside Inn.

Room Tip: Balfluig room is a lovely big room with a great en-suite, and views of beautiful Craigendarroch hill...
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review.We are very pleased you enjoyed our Balfluig ensuite room with super king-size bed and electric reclining sofa for added comfort for our guests.We have the ideal location in the heart of the village and the Deeside Way starts at the opposite end of Station Square.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

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 and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Ballater is such a quiet, friendly, beautiful place. We were sad to leave after 3 nights but definitely want to return before long!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

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 House.Thank you for your valued custom and look forward to your return.

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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 , catered very kindly to a gluten free veggie!

Room Tip: when the station is rebuilt , a room over looking it will be interesting
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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theo15, Owner at The Gordon Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

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 future.

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Additional Information about The Gordon Guest House

Address: Gordon Guest House Station Square, Ballater AB35 5QB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range: $139 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gordon Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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