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Osborne House Bed and Breakfast

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Osborne House is a pretty, Victorian house set in a quiet spot close the centre of Ballater. There are two large double/twin bedrooms, both are en suite. There is a single room on the ground floor with its own private facilities. We offer a choice of delicious home-cooked breakfasts: salmon and scrambled eggs, muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt, porridge and cream or our Aga-cooked hot breakfast with black pudding and bacon. All breakfasts are served with freshly ground coffee, fruit juice and home-baked bread. Guests can relax in the spacious drawing room where there is a television and open fire. Breakfast is served in the dining room which looks out onto the garden.You can be assured of a warm welcome at Osborne House, guests who arrive at tea-time are offered a complimentary slice of home-make cake or a flapjack and coffee and tea.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Grade: 55 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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Having been at Osborne House 3 years ago we returned this year and it was as perfect as it was at that time. Heather and Neil were so lovely, the room (with ensuite) was really comfortable and pubs / restaurants and a supermarket are in walking distance. You don´t need more!
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Response from Heather A, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 18 Oct 2018
Thank-you for taking time to post a very kind review. It was lovely to welcome you back to Osborne House and to have you to stay with us. Holidays are never long enough but it is good to have happy memories of them. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Ballater.
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We stayed here during our trip around Scotland. The house is so lovely and the room was very big and comfy. The hosts were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Excellent location for a walk into the town. Breakfast very good. Would recommend.
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Response from Heather A, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 24 Aug 2018
Thank-you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you to stay. So pleased to be part of your touring holiday in Scotland and glad you enjoyed your visit here. All best wishes.
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I made a booking here for business I told them I was a solo traveller, and was told the only room available was a double for single occupancy. This is something that happens a lot and to be honest I prefer this arrangement. However I was then emailed a month or so later to ask
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Response from Heather A, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 24 Jul 2018
Thank-you for taking time to post such a detailed review. It is clear on our website that it is not our practice to have televisions in guests’ bedrooms and this will not change. Your initial enquiry, made at the beginning of February, was for a room for a single night’s stay as part of a business trip in July. We offered you single occupancy of one of our two double rooms with an en suite shower room. A few weeks later you very graciously indicated that you would be quite happy to change the booking to our single room which, as you say, has a private shower room a few steps along the hall. You saved £20 by making the change and it was very kind of you to agree to the change so courteously and so promptly. I am sorry that your stay at Osborne House did not measure up to your expectations. Kind Regards Heather
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I had single occupancy of a spacious double room, with ensuite and shower. Tea and coffee (both in bags) in the room, TV is communal in the ground floor guest lounge. I'd have welcomed somewhere to sit comfortably and use the laptop, but no problems with the wifi. Friendly
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Response from Heather A, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 16 Jun 2018
Thank-you for taking time to post a review and for your kind words. Had we known in advance you wanted to work on your laptop, we could have let you have the other double room which has a desk at which to sit and work. Also, after breakfast has been cleared, guests may request use of the table in the dining room for writing or working on laptops. The dining room is usually free in the afternoons and evenings too. You are quite correct. Generally, we say breakfast is between 8am and 9am but we are happy to be flexible depending on requirements. We were so pleased that you had such fine weather for your walking and climbing expeditions.
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I recently stayed at Osborne House with Heather and Neil for 4 nights and it was just amazing. Heather and Neil are so lovely and friendly and it really makes such a difference when staying at a Bed and Breakfast. I was travelling alone so it's really nice to stay in such a
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Response from Heather_OsborneHouse, Owner at Osborne House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 Oct 2017
Thank-you for taking time to post such a warm review. We enjoyed having you to stay and loved hearing about your climb up Lochnagar where you met some very interesting people. I was pleased too that you enjoyed visiting some of my favourite places like Crathes Castle and gardens. Certainly, we look forward to your next visit.
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Hallo, Thank-you for your enquiry. We are fully booked for the nights of July 24th and 25th. Tomintoul and The Cabrach are about 45 minutes from Ballater by car. Tomintoul is around 24 miles from Ballater. Kind Regards, Heather
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Hallo, Thank-you for your enquiry. At the moment, we would have a double or twin room with an en suite shower room available for the nights of 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th May 2017. The cost for the room would be £95 for a stay of one night and £90 per night for a stay of more than one night. These prices include breakfast. Ballater is a lovely visual and is conveniently situated for many tourist attractions including Balmoral Castle and The Royal Lochnagar Distillery. Ballater is also within The Cairngorms National Park. I hope this is helpful. Kind Regards, Heather
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Hallo Thank-you for your enquiry. I am afraid that we are fully booked for the night of 4th August. Sorry not to be be able to help on this occasion. Kind Regards Heather
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"This is a small guest house with limited rooms"
"Double room on the second floor has great views."
"Both rooms are upstairs"
"Scottish traditional style"
"Book early"
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