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Chemnitz, Germany
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Nothing negativ to say, nice stay and good breakfast. But for the same money we stayed a little better on other B&Bs on our Scotland trip. Can be recommenended nevertheless, when you are in the area .

Thank Philipp B
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Cathy has been a wonderful host since her first e-mail until the last minute of my stay. She is friendly, natural, helpful, available, discrete, cheerful ...! The schoolhouse is a unique place: clean, renewed, quiet, peaceful, comfortable and ideally situated near the river and near the center of the village. I had a great time! Thank you, dear Cathy!

1 Thank varvara1977
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

An excellent little B&B on the edge of town. We were made to feel very welcome by Cathy. Clean, comfortable bedroom and an excellent breakfast, cooked to order. We stayed in a large room, which had a double (two singles pushed together) and an unused bunk bed. We didn't have an en-suite bathroom as expected, but rather a toilet room... More 

1 Thank Matt A
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We recently spent the night at the School House and loved our stay there. The rooms were large and had everything we needed. The fireplace in the sitting room just outside our room was surely the highlight and it brought much needed warmth and cheer on a cold Scottish evening. Cathy, our host, was very obliging and served us with... More 

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Shanty Bay, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Schoolhouse bed and breakfast in Ballater for 2 nights. It is situated within beautiful Cairngorms National Park, easy driving distance from Aberdeen and Dunnotar Castle. The rooms were lovely and comfortable, the meals hearty and delicious and there was a lovely common sitting area for relaxing after a day of adventures. Cathy, our host, was the... More 

1 Thank pdouglas5090
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The Schoolhouse B&B is a clean, conveniently located and friendly place to vacation. The breakfast was nommy while our host, Kathy, was thoughtful, kind and all-round pleasant! In addition, she can open a the dinning room door with her foot while carrying breakfast plates! A skill to be applauded! Would certainly recommend, albeit to individuals with transport. Thank you Kathy... More 

1 Thank Jamie272014
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Just returned from our fourth stay at the Schoolhouse and would highly recommend it. Kathy and Alan are just so welcoming and cannot do enough for you, nothing is a trouble. The rooms are clean and they allow you to use the large sitting area which is fab. Lovely breakfast in the morning. Ballater is a beautiful village and the... More 

1 Thank Catriona24210
Paris, France
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We spent one night in the School house and it was great. We were the only guests that night so it was very quiet and we had the whole house to our self. Tea and coffee were available downstairs. Everything was very clean, the room had a huge bed very comfy and the bathroom was nice. The breakfast was very... More 

1 Thank Claire T
Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Room was spacious. En suite bathroom was adequate. Interesting house with lovely wooden floors. A bit lacking in atmosphere and cosiness. No glasses in the bathroom and only one hand towel for two people. Very clean with comfortable beds. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice and tasty food served freshly cooked and hot. Service was excellent. Staff could not... More 

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CathyLow, Owner at Schoolhouse Ballater, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for your positive comments about the service and cleanliness you found here at Schoolhouse. I remember you asking for extra hand towels and bathroom glasses! Of course, it was no problem to supply these (I should point out to anyone reading this that quality bath towels are also supplied - one per person!!). I have... More 

Mountain Home, Arkansas
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We have just come back from a dream long weekend 4 days Sataday /Tusday and wish we had more time to stay and chill out in this wounder full Home and this is what you get Cathy is lovey and well comeing with a big smile and hart of gold the bedrooms are spot less and Big !! with on... More 

Thank Lynne J

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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: RM201 - RM335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Schoolhouse Ballater 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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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