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Macduff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just had a 2 day break in Ballater and stayed here. Loved it. Beautiful rooms, Friendly staff, and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back. Easy parking at the door too. Rooms cleaned daily. Had a great time

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Angus
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right in the centre of Ballater, public free car park opposite the front door (and free onstreet parking at the door which we also used). Deeside Inn had comfortable rooms; we put the heater off during the day. Gorgeous big sitting room with open log fire and comfortable armchairs, widely spaced in groups leads into the dining room which is...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a two night stay at the Deeside Inn. We had a fantastic time! The hotel is charming and we were greeted by a cosy log fire in the lounge and a complimentary nip of whisky on the reception desk to warm us up, thanks it was well received. The room was a renovated Victoria Wing room and...

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deeside Inn is a well run hotel with some excellent staff members doing the running. Nicola in the bar was a very happy and pleasant young woman who ran a very proficient bar and service was excellent. We are on the first night and only desserts on the second as we ate out, food was good, rustic in presentation and...

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Joanna W, General Manager at Deeside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is always nice to hear the team mentioned by name. Nikola is, as you say, fantastic. She was recently made manager of the food and drink operation and I am looking forward to the season starting so she can get her teeth into the...

scotland
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We are currently staying at the Deeside Hotel, and unfortunately it's been one of the worst hotels we've ever stayed in. We booked through booking.com and the pictures of the standard double rooms looked gorgeous, spacious, refurbished bathrooms and cozy. However after a 4 hour trip we arrived to be met by the bar man, who was very friendly and...

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Montrose, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We decided to go away for a break to celebrate New year,We chose the Deeside inn as it not to far for us to drive,also we have a 15 year old pet Jack Russell which were allowed to take with us.On arrival at with a welcoming Cup of tea and cream scones.Our room was fine at back of the hotel.On...

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Joanna W, General Manager at Deeside Inn, responded to this review

You and your wife were a pleasure to have to stay. Thank you for entering into the spirit of new year and please do come and say with us again. Best wishes, Joanna

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My name is Scott and my partner Zoe visited this charming hotel in Ballater. We came for a pub meal in the bar. The barman, Callum, was very polite, friendly and personable. We had two tasty starters, smoked salmon and the venison pate, lovely presentation. We then shared the steak Diane, this was more than enough for two of us...

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Joanna W, General Manager at Deeside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you - what a nice review. Great that you met Callum and great that you enjoyed our steak - it comes from Davidson's of Inverurie. Come and see us again sometime. Best wishes

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Just returned from 2 nights at the Deeside Inn where we have previously visited three times - twice in the summer and the other time about this time of year. It has always been a very welcoming establishment and have always had a bit of banter with other guests and this visit was no different. Having checked in we went...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Booked this expecting the worst given the reviews, but it is a very pleasant surprise. The lounge, bar and restaurant are all lovely (and three different, large rooms). Rooms are basic (or mine was, at least) - but who just stays in their room?? It's great. I am actually writing this in an armchair sitting by the fire - what...

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Superbly located in the middle of Ballater the Deeside Inn didn't disappoint, we arrived late afternoon and was met at reception by a friendly member of staff who when realised it was my husband's birthday changed our room, officially called large double room this was a suite with separate lounge area and TV, there is also a TV in the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Deeside Inn Restaurant
The Deeside Inn Restaurant
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Deeside Inn is an authentic Highland inn situated in the picturesque village of Ballater in the heart of Royal Deeside - a few miles away from Balmoral Castle, the Queen's summer home. Only an hour's drive from Aberdeen, this part of the Cairngorms is world famous for its stunning scenery and offers some of the best walking, climbing, mountain biking, river fishing and wildlife watching in Scotland. We can arrange a huge range of outdoor activities on behalf of our guests. The inn itself is welcoming and cosy with open log fires, wooden floors, tartan carpets, comfy tweed furnishings and well appointed comfortable bedrooms. In our Ceilidh bar we offer over 40 Scottish single malts and hearty Highland dishes, and also host fantastic traditional music sessions every other Wednesday. In our brasserie style restaurant we offer an a la carte and grill menu, which feature game, salmon and Highland beef. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Deeside Inn

Address: 13-15 Victoria Road, Ballater AB35 5RA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range: £77 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Deeside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Deeside Inn Ballater, Scotland
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“Rooms on North have a good view to square and Church. Some noise from floorboards in room above in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeG442, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a Victoria Wing renovated room”
 of 5 bubbles Garyatco, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I Would choose the back the back rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 51walterd, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Look on the Inn's website at all the different rooms on offer.”
 of 5 bubbles 797suzannem, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms have been refurbished but carry a supplement”
 of 5 bubbles moyreenw, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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