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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first visit to the hotel since it was flooded and we were delighted to find that it was as good as ever. There were some new faces amongst the staff but they were all as helpful and friendly as their predecessors. The food was exceptional and there was a good choice of dishes on the menu but... More 

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on a great DBB rate which included a three course dinner in the hotel restaurant. Overall the Inn was very warm, friendly, welcoming and the staff couldn't be faulted (they even offered advice on the journey home after a significant snowfall overnight). Our room was basic but very clean and comfortable for a short stay and we... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is a hotel bar, the dark coloured decor and wood fittings lend it a certain cosiness. It could never claim to be a pub, and is really more of a place you would come to for a meal, but is a pleasant enough place for a pint.

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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a few days in lovely Ballater and stayed at the Deeside Inn. What a superb little gem. Staff are superb, rooms are comfortable, reception rooms/ bar are tastefully decorated in tartan and tweed and the food is to die for. The menu is substantial with a wonderful choice, great quality and incredible portions. Absolutely wonderful. We will definitely... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed over a weekend in a very comfortable newly refurbished family room. Yummy breakfasts, also had dinner one evening and lunch another day. Food excellent quality and value. Friendly and welcoming staff, log fires and the hotel is dog friendly - what more could you want? Ballater and surrounding area is beautiful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Desire Inn is ideally located in the centre of town. We stopped for a light afternoon snack choosing the soup and Scottish rarebit both of which were excellent. Lovely cosy atmosphere and traditional music in the background added to a great experience. The Victorian Afternoon Tea by the fire sounds like the ideal option for our next visit. Highly... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights at the Deeside Inn last weekend. The menu was extensive and the food was fabulous. The staff were very friendly and could not have been more helpful. I must say I was a bit disappointed in the bedroom and bathroom and felt it badly needed updated.

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Amenities

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  • 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, European
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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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  • 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 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Deeside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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The Deeside Hotel Ballater
Deeside Inn Ballater, Scotland
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