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The Alexandra Hotel

12 Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ Scotland
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#5 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
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.
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Free parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Gerhard K wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had lunch and visited with 9 people. The food was excellent. If you need to avoid gluten, there are plenty of options. I had a classic burger (gluten free), which was excellent. Just what we needed after a nice walk!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
James wrote a review May 2022
Bathgate, United Kingdom10 contributions8 helpful votes
An absolutely delightful experience all around. The location was great, the room very comfortable and very clean, the food excellent, and the staff polite, professional, and friendly. Would recommend it to all. Will definitely stay again when in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Hannah wrote a review May 2022
18 contributions9 helpful votes
Food was tasty, reasonably priced and prompt service from a welcoming team. Portions were well sized for hungry travellers! Located on one end of Ballater high street, with views of the river not too far away
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
LC6758 wrote a review May 2022
10 contributions
We enjoyed a lovely pub dinner in the hotel bar. The bar had a nice cosy atmosphere and staff were happy to answer questions about the menu. It was busy on a Monday night so I would recommend booking to make sure you get a table at the time you prefer.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
madaboutravelsp wrote a review May 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom870 contributions972 helpful votes
Loved the small hotel vibes of the Alexandra hotel. On top of a great location, rooms were super comfy and extremely clean, staff were lovely, breakfast superb and their bar serves delicious pub meals (their cheesecake is so tasty). It may not be your thing if you're after luxury. But, if like me, you're looking for a comfy and clean room, great breakfast and friendly service, then look no further. We loved it and will be back
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Make sure you eat at their bar. The food is superb (and don't skip the cheesecake for dessert)
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slind1962 wrote a review May 2022
Dundee, United Kingdom144 contributions91 helpful votes
Having visited Ballater for days trips, we treated ourselves to a 2-night stay, and chose The Alexandra Hotel based on other Trip Advisor reviews. Run by Fiona and Alex, we were shown our room by Alex. Very nicely appointed room with en-suite, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. We had our evening meal here on the second night. Fish and chips, and veggie burger, both came with chips. Lots of options for plant-based dishes too. Apple tart with vanilla ice-cream and strawberry cheesecake with strawberry ice-cream to follow. Meals were excellent it was noticeable how busy staff were as the tables were all occupied and it was busy at the bar too. Our food was delivered without a big wait and it was all excellent. We got to keep our table for the duration of the evening, and had a lovely evening talking to staff and local people. We very much hope to stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Ella S wrote a review Feb 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Really lovely hotel in a lovely little town. Can’t recommend this place enough. Bed was absolutely huge and the room was clean and had character. Would definitely stay here again. The hosts were super friendly and welcoming too!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Hannah wrote a review Feb 2022
Stonehaven, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
5 star visit from arrival to departure. A beautiful, cosy hotel in central Ballater - perfect for exploring Deeside and The Cairngorms! Staff are exceptionally friendly and will chat away to you, which made me feel very relaxed and comfortable as a solo traveller. I had my evening meal in the bar, fab meal and great portion sizes- just what I needed after a full day of walking. The rooms are lovely and very comfortable! Breakfast, which is included in the price, is also fab! Great variety from cereal to a full Scottish! I will definitely be back to stay when I’m up exploring the area again!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
dtlaps wrote a review Nov 2021
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom45 contributions68 helpful votes
Great stay in a friendly, welcoming place. Stayed for 1 night, last week in November, on arrival check in was fast and smooth, straight to room. Room and corridors were very clean and cosy on a cold afternoon arriving. Ate out during our stay but breakfast was good and well cooked, we did before bed enjoy a drink in the bar, nice malts selection, I enjoyed a Glengoyne 15yr, a rare find now days and got the last of a Highland park 2005 indy bottling. Nice draft ales as well. Great stay, thank you
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Date of stay: November 2021
BevH wrote a review Sept 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom16 contributions8 helpful votes
Food only. Can’t believe we’ve been visiting and staying at Ballater for 13 years and this trip was the first time we visited the Alexandra for a meal. Have to say it was so good that in our 3 week holiday we visited 3 times and it would have been a fourth but the hotel was full. The chicken was excellent. The lamb chops perfectly cooked and the pizzas were outstanding. Great value for money lovely hosts and Fiona was so friendly. It was a lovely “find” although we have been passed 100’s of times we never thought of going in as we thought it was only residential Only one small criticism and that was that the restaurant wasn’t open so we ate in the bar. It wasn’t an issue but I prefer to sit in a dining room if I can BUT it didn’t stop us going back time and time again and we look forward to eating there the next time we are in Ballater
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$122 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Alexandra Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Alexandra Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Old Royal Station (0.2 miles), The Balmoral Bar (0.1 miles), and The Ballater Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Alexandra Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Alexandra Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Alexandra Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Alexandra Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rothesay Rooms, Clachan Grill, and The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie.
Is The Alexandra Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the centre of Ballater.
Are pets allowed at The Alexandra Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Alexandra Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crathie Church (1.2 miles).