The Deeside Inn

13 - 15 Victoria RoadAB35 5RABallaterUnited Kingdom
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About The Deeside Inn

The Deeside Inn is a traditional Scottish inn, offering a lively music scene and cosy, homely lounge area.

Each of the 55 rooms benefits from en-suite bathroom facilities, TV, desk and chair, tea and coffee-making facilities as well as other basic amenities. There are a number of dog-friendly rooms available.

Free parking is available for all guests, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. There are disabled access guest rooms available, as well as disabled parking and disabled access throughout the hotel.

The Deeside Inn has a characterful Brasserie-style restaurant which serves a traditional breakfast daily. In the evenings, guests have a choice of the taster menu or à la carte menu.

The hotel is situated in Ballater, a Victorian village within the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.


13 - 15 Victoria Road, AB35 5RA, Ballater, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1339755413 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Television


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great food in a lovely environment.

A number of guests comment on the excellent food on offer here, both during dinner and breakfast. Guests comment that there is a good range of food to choose from. The bar and lounge areas are, reportedly, lovely, creating a warm and homely ambience for g

Great location in the middle of town.

A few reviews note that the location of the hotel is ideal, in the middle of the village of Ballater. Although there is no parking on-site, there seems to be ample street parking and a free car park a short distance from the hotel.

Friendly, welcoming service.

Guests comment on the warm service received at the hotel. The reception, bar and restaurant all seem to be staffed by the same team, and guests comment that staff are always friendly and helpful, even during periods of business.

Negative Reviews

Slightly dated bedroom decor.

A couple of reviews comment on the dated bedroom decor, which apparently is not in keeping with the traditional and comfortable yet modern styling of the communal areas of the hotel. Guests comment that rooms are poorly thought-out, and that a re-design c

Overpriced with hidden costs.

A few guests seem to think that the hotel is overpriced given the location and the bedrooms.

Old, tired and cold bathrooms.

A couple of guests comment on the state of the bathrooms, which seem to be the let down at the hotel. Bathrooms are described as cold, old and tired. Reviews complain that showers are difficult to operate.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 274 reviews across the web
7.4 /10
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7.4 out of 10 based on 274 reviews