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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Spacious, nice views, very clean, modern/fresh/quality interior. Good value. Great clean powerful shower (some rooms share a bathroom, some are ensuite). Owner super friendly and great local knowledge. Responded very quickly to my emailed booking enquiry. Free fast wifi. Gay friendly. Very flexible on check in times, breakfast timing etc and no curfew. Five star attention to detail/customer service. Easy...

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London
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We were visiting from Canada. Our hosts were very helpful and communicated well with us through email. There were three of us in a clean, spacious room with very comfortable beds. There was a cozy reading room adjacent to our room. Our hosts recommended an excellent local restaurant for dinner. Lovely breakfast. Would definitely recommend this B&B.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Excellent stay, made very welcome and Kathy is very accommodating. Room was good size and ensuite. Comfortable beds. Great hostel breakfasts (porridge, cereals and/or toast) and free wifi with plenty of local info. I hope her cat is ok (unwell at time of visit)! Would stay again!

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CathyLow, Owner at Schoolhouse Ballater, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Schoolhouse - it's much appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and glad that you appreciated the complimentary breakfast served to all our guests staying in the hostel part of Schoolhouse. At Schoolhouse, we offer the same warm welcome to all our guests - whether they're staying in the hostel...

Reviewed 14 October 2012

Second stay at this homely B&B run by the lovely Cathy. Immaculate, spacious and comfortable accomodation in the centre of Ballater. We had a delicous breakfast with quality produce. Can not fault this B&B. Cathy would be happy to share her knowledge of the area to anyone planning a visit. For dinner we ate at the nearby Alexandra Hotel and...

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1Thank KatrinaMorrison
edinburgh
Reviewed 4 October 2012

I was working in the area for 3 nights and my company put me up at the schoolhouse ,my job takes me all round britain staying at b&bs and hotels.The schoolhouse was a pleasure from first contact to the last ,cath the host was wonderful,great breakfasts ,great nights sleep ,very clean and lovely attention to detail.Highly recommend this establishment.

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Thank Alistair W
edinburgh
Reviewed 3 October 2012

I was working in the area and my company booked me in to the schoolhouse , I spent three lovely nights and enjoyed a great breakfast every morning , a lovely sleep every night and all the facilities you would expect. But the nicest thing was the warmness from the host cath she was lovely and nothing was to much...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2011

we arrived at ballater late one evening afer being chased out of our tent by midges! on arrival at balleter, it seemed that all accommodations were "fully booked" although we did doubt this and found people to be quite rude. we called the school house as our last option (we had found the number in a small accommodation booklet we...

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Thank HollyandGareth
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Schoolhouse is a really great place to stay. Almost more of a B&B feel than a hostel. The place was very welcoming and spotless. The owners are really nice people with a great attitude towards the guests. All of the facilities are modern, and it’s really great value for your money. A real lovely place that felt like home. www.theschool-house.com

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1Thank daniellegallant5
Portree
Reviewed 4 October 2011

We found our room to be very clean and tidy; the bed was very comfortable and that, plus a very quiet street, meant an excellent sleep. We kept our breakfasts simple by choice but what we had was lovely and the perfect start to the day. Scotland is lucky to have such nice B&Bs as this (especially when you consider...

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1Thank CandS2010
Rye, NY
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Great place, great people, lovely town. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! If you get the chance to visit, grab it, you won't be sorry!

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Schoolhouse provides exceptional accommodation for couples, families and friends. Stylish yet very comfortable, visitors from all over the world will feel relaxed and welcome. Children are well catered for with and the family rooms are spacious with safe and comfortable bunkbeds. Double beds are super king size with luxurious bedlinen and all rooms have en-suite facilities with wonderful showers. There's a lounge with giant sofas and the fire is often lit in the evenings. With hard wood and bamboo flooring throughout, Schoolhouse is fresh and clean and there's a large garden and car park.Owners Cathy and Alan speak French and German and Cathy is a storyteller, so Scottish stories by the fire is a popular attraction. Schoolhouse is a great place to sleep and a great place to stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Schoolhouse Ballater

Address: Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range: ₹ 3,063 - ₹ 5,105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Schoolhouse Ballater 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Schoolhouse Ballater Scotland
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“There are rooms able to accommodate a larger group or family or even just a single, weary traveler.”
 of 5 bubbles The_Traveler1010, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“i had a look around and all look good,can not fault the place,so enjoyyyyyy xxx”
  • part of room
  • view of hills
  • huge seat lol
 of 5 bubbles charlaynea, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you have a dog ask for room 5, french doors straight into garden”
 of 5 bubbles GwenMo, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
“School House also offers B&B accommodations too”
 of 5 bubbles TravelDruid, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs with shared bathroom have great shower.”
 of 5 bubbles Janson1, 30 May 2013 | Read review
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