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Gardenia Guest House
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Gardenia Guest House
Ranked #10 of 13 Banff B&B and Inns
Marina di Carrara, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Very good”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Everything was perfect. A great care for any aspect of our stay. Owners are really lovely people, despite there was a problem in our reservation, they quickly found a good solution for us.
The scottish breakfast was very good. I loved scrumbled eggs!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and glad you stay was perfect.
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Worksop, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed from 11-15 May with work, and was made to feel very welcome. Room spacious, clean and comfortable, breakfast really good and Gardenia situated close to all local amenities. Would not hesitate recommending this as a nice place to stay.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Paul W
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and will welcome you back any time.
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tyne and wear
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2013

I have recently been working in the area for 3 weeks and stayed at this lovely guest house. Christine and Trevor could not have been more friendly and welcoming. The guest house has great character, lovely fresh prepared breakfasts and is very clean. When working away from home is it often very difficult to find somewhere comfortable and up to standard, however there is not one fault you could find with the Gardenia Guest House. With regards to previous comments about street noise, I can catergorically state that despite being in a room at the front of the property I came across no such problem. This is the first time I have ever wrote a review about accommodation despite working away from home around 40 weeks of the year, this is testiment to how much I enjoyed my stay and if working in the area again, would most definitely book at the Gardenia. As well as the Guest House being fantastic it is also in a great area for local eateries.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, 1 July 2013
Thank you Greg for your review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and should you be in Banff area again, please give us a ring, Trevor & I will be pleased to see you .
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Penrith, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

I arrived wet and cold on a long-distance solo bike ride for charity; proprietors Christine and Trevor gave me the warmest of welcomes, and nothing was too much trouble for them. A comfortable room, very good night's sleep and an excellent breakfast set me up perfectly for another long ride the following day. Thanks, both, for a perfect overnight stop.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Stuart J
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, 1 July 2013
We welcome your review and your comments are much appreciated. We trust the rest of your journey was successful and welcome you back the next time you are in Banf
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2013

On arrival was greeted with a warm welcome. My room was clean, bright, quiet and comfortable with free wifi and tv channels. A good selection of cereals or cooked breakfast with freshly brewed coffee. Very close to all amenities such as Banff castle and a delicious bakery which was a few doors down. The owners made me feel like I was at home and were very friendly. I look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank NatalieS5
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, 1 July 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate your custome and welcome you back anytime.
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south yorkshire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

I agree with the comment below.
B&B is in desperate need of some Tlc and updating.

Service was ok but overal stay wasnt to write home about. Banff is a lovely place, a small town with plenty to see,

Cleaner needs to be trained up a little as places that should be clean was a little dirty.
With a little time and tlc put in the b&b could be what i was looking for.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank sam j
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, 6 October 2012
Thank you for your review. We are sorry you feel your stay was not up to your standards but we assure you we do try to keep a high standard (we are Visit Scotland 3* graded, complimented on our standards and have never dropped during the time we have been graded). We are constantly upgrading our establishment,and like the Forth Bridge, by the time you get to the end it is time to start again. We have a decor in keeping with the age of the house, comfy beds, Freeview, plenty of fluffy towels good hospitality tray and in the morning hearty breakfasts with a much tea, coffee and juice as one can drink. We offer a clean warm haven for guests after a busy day whether it be sightseeing or business.The house has a calm and inviting aura.
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Deutschland
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

At the time of my visit, the house was untidy, and the room and ensuite facility were worn and run down. If it would be in a better condition, the house could display its' wonderful oldfashioned atmosphere. Breakfast was all right, but nothing special. Please be aware that the house is on the main road and a lot of traffic goes by all night long - ear plugs are recommended in a room to the front.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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tregar, Owner at Gardenia Guest House, responded to this review, 28 September 2012
I am somewhat perplexed at this review. Yes, we are on the main road through Banff, which means we are central for shops, eateries, pubs and nice walks by the beach, marina or park. As for noise from traffic all night, I do question this, and as for ear plugs at night we have never found any of guests needing these (.All windows in the bedrooms are double glazed) The house is not "untidy, nor is it run down and worn". It is a homely house of character. Our breakfasts are all home cooked and guests have a choice each morning from a full tradition cooked breakfast menu..

It disappoints me to find a review like this after the guest made it clear to us on departure that an enjoyable stay had been had..
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Property: Gardenia Guest House
Address: 19 Castle Street, Banff AB45 1DH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banff
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Hotel Class:3 star — Gardenia Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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