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“Holiday in Ballater”
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Moorside House
Ranked #9 of 17 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Beauly, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Holiday in Ballater”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We have spent another 8 nights at this excellent guest house. We enjoy the informal atmosphere, being able to come and go as we please and the lovely room that we are given each year. There is plenty of choice in the excellant breakfasts.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We have been coming to Ballater over many years, regularly staying at Moorside and this year our visit for 7 nights contained the high standard of welcome, accommodation and breakfast we have always enjoyed. The homemade bread, muesli, jam and muffins along with a wide selection of cooked breakfast options is unusual in a guest house and we have stayed in many. We had no problems with mobile signal or wifi, and also appreciated the guest lounge in the front of this attractive house. Lots of parking too makes Moorside an ideal place to stay for us.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great location. Unfriendly rushed welcome by host. Quite rude at times. Accommodation a little tired. Lovely homemade pancakes for breakfast. A shame we couldn't access wifi due to not being given a password. Should be easily sorted but was made to feel like it was too much trouble. Beautiful area to stay in but disappointed with level of hospitality offered at Moorside. Such a shame.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mississauga, Ontario
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121 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We chose this B&B due to Balatter's location in proximity of the Balmoral Castle. The room we were given was average in size, very clean with a comfortable bed. Bathroom was not too small, not too big either, and very clean. Breakfast was very good, everything fresh and homemade. There are a number of places to eat within 10-15 minutes walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

The only thing not perfect about our stay here was I had not booked long enough. This was an overnight stay as part of a tour of Scotland to take in Balmoral Castle. Big mistake. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owner Pieter he was the most helpful and welcoming host I have experienced anywhere I have ever stayed. Even though we were only staying the one night he treated us as though we were staying for a week. He carried all my wife's bags to our room (and I know they were heavy) and made sure we knew where everything was and allowed us to settle in. What a beautiful room too and it was quite a wrench to leave to go out for our evening meal. This was also made easy as there was a folder containing a good selection of menus from local restaurants. In the morning we were greeted warmly by Pieter and wife Lee and had a very tough choice for breakfast with so many choices including lots of Lee's homemade goodies. Her own muesli recipe (forgot to ask her for it), homemade breads, muffins, jams and that was before the cooked breakfast. I was actually gutted to be leaving after such a short stay and hope to be back for a longer stay in the future. If you are in this area I do not believe you will find a better b&b experience at this price. Pieter and Lee thank-you so much it was a joy to share your house.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We spent 2 nights at Moorside House , our room was spacious and we loved the downstairs bathroom, breakfast was delicious and we appreciated the map which we used to explore Ballater and surrounds.
Lea is an excellent hostess as well as being a 5 star chef.
Easy walking distance to the centre of Ballater which is a most delightful town.with very friendly people.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

A friendly welcome from our host and hostess plus a room to rival that of a good hotel. Moorside House also had a very comfortable guest sitting room and the breakfasts were to die for.
Other bonuses were that it was extremely good value and it was within easy walking distance to the centre of Ballater
My wife and I were on a golfing holiday and played Ballater and Aboyne Golf Courses - both in great nick and delightful to play.
Would certainly return to Moorside House.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Moorside House

Property: Moorside House
Address: 26 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5RL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Ballater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Moorside House Ballater, Scotland

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