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Deeside Inn , Ballater

13 - 15 Victoria Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB355RA, UK View Map

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The Deeside Inn Hotel is a high quality traditional inn located in the picturesque village of Ballater.

Claire Macnair, Product Manager

The Deeside Inn Hotel in Ballater offers a warm and friendly atmosphere from the moment you enter. The cosy log fires help to give you that home away from home feeling. This traditional hotel in Ballater features many period characteristics such as its wooden panelling, wooden beamed ceilings and Queen Victoria’s famous wooden toilet!

Each of the 55 rooms at the Deeside Inn Hotel provides a welcoming and comfortable base for your stay in this beautiful part of the Grampian Highlands.

The Deeside Inn restaurant features floors stripped back to polished wood, large Persian rugs, mismatched antique tables and an ornamental fireplace. The menu offers a large selection of fish, grill and game alternatives with some local traditional dishes thrown in for good measure. Guests and locals are welcome for drinks in the lounge or the Ceilidh Bar at The Deeside Inn. The Scottish craic between guests and the inn’s team bring an authentic Highland feel to the place.

The Deeside Inn Hotel in Ballater offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.

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Ground Floor Rooms
Family Room for 3
Family Room for 4
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The Deeside Inn Hotel in Ballater offers 55 en suite bedrooms. Each bedroom has tea and coffee making facilities with Scottish short bread available as an accompaniment. The comfortable, well-appointed guestrooms offer a Scottish Inn décor and some benefit from views over the village green and Craigendarroch Hill.

Family Room
More spacious than a standard room, ideal for families of up to two adults and two children. Sleeps up to four 

Superior Double Room
More spacious than a standard room. The Superior Room features a King Bed and are very bright with due to the abundance of natural light in the day time. Some are front facing with views across the village green and Craigendarroch Hill.

Superior Junior Suite
All front facing with good views, spacious, king beds, separate sitting area with a sofa and additional TV.

Bar & Restaurant

The restaurant floor has been stripped back to natural wood and this is complemented by the burgundy shade on the walls. The tables are finished off with local slate place mats and crisp white linen napkins.
When the months start to get cooler the hotel lights the roaring log fires in the restaurant to provide that extra glow.

The Deeside Inn’s restaurant serves a large variety of meals to choose from. Why not try the Deeside Steak Burger with sides of mushroom, cherry vine tomatoes and chunky chips or the Deeside Game main course, accompanied by whole baby onions and bacon lourdons bound in a plum tomato and red wine sauce.

Sample A La Carte Menu

Sample Wine List

Dinner is served between 6pm-8.30pm every day

The breakfast menu provides the choice of either continental or full breakfast options with Scottish favourites such as homemade porridge, Stornoway black pudding, smoked salmon and Finnan haddie.

Sample Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is served between 8am - 9:45am every day

The lounge is a warm, cosy and welcoming area with the added bonus of a real fire to provide extra warmth when required.

Sample Lounge Menu

One of the most popular parts of The Deeside Inn is the superb new Ceilidh bar. The Ceilidh bar offers a variety of beers, wines and a wide range of malt whiskies. Alternatively, popular spirits are available too either as a cool aperitif or as a liqueur after an enjoyable good meal.

The Ceidilh Bar is open from 11am to Midnight with bar meals being served from 12 - 2:30pm & 6 - 8:30pm

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

Directions to Deeside Inn Hotel in Ballater

By Car
From the south on the A93, follow the road in to the centre of Ballater and take right on to Victoria Road The Deeside Inn is located on the left.

From the East follow the A93 into Ballater, driving alongside the River Dee on Tullich Road. At the end of Tullich Road, turn right on to Bridge Street, then take left into Victoria Road, in which the Deeside Inn hotel sits on the left hand side.

The nearest car park is 10m from the Deeside Inn Hotel and is Free to park.

By Train and Bus
The nearest station to The Deeside Inn is located in Aberdeen, from where local bus services run to Ballater.

Whisky Tasting
Golf in Local Area
Wildlife Watching

There is always something going on… The Deeside Inn has built up a strong reputation over the last few years as a venue for live music. Performers include the The Jetsonics, Terrorvision front man Tony Wright, Charlie McKennon of Capercaillie and Roddy Woomble of Idlewild – to name a few, have all graced the stage at Deeside

Live music usually takes place on a Saturday night, though midweek sessions crop up occasionally so keep your eyes peeled for what’s on. Open Scottish music sessions take place every other Wednesday at The Deeside Inn. Everyone is welcome to come along – either to sit back and relax as a spectator or bring an instrument along and join in.

These are a few things to see and do within a short distance from the Deeside Inn hotel:

Balmoral Castle
Braemar Castle
Drum Castle
Crathes Castle
Cairngorm National Park
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
The Old Railway Station, Ballater