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Argyle Guest House

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Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, blackout curtains
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, blackout curtains
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, blackout curtains
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Overview of Argyle Guest House

Argyle Guest House

3 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
7 Main Street, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Scotland, AB37 9EX

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLecht Ski Resort7 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlenlivet Distillery13 min drive
  • Popular LocationCragganmore Distillery19 min drive

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About this area


Located in Ballindalloch, Argyle Guest House is in the historical district and in a national park. Corgarff Castle and Ballindalloch Castle are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Speyside Way - Tominoul Spur and Lecht Ski Resort. Enjoy the area's slopes with downhill skiing, snowboarding and ski runs, and don't miss out on the sledging.

What's nearby

  • Lecht Ski Resort - 7 min drive
  • Glenlivet Distillery - 13 min drive
  • Cragganmore Distillery - 19 min drive
  • Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 23 min drive
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Centre - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Keith and Dufftown Railway - 28 min drive
  • Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) - 73 min drive


  • The Clock House Restauran — 1 min walk
  • The Square Hotel — 1 min walk
  • Glen Avon Hotel - 2 min walk
  • The Coffee Still Cafe - 11 min drive

About this property

Argyle Guest House

Victorian guesthouse with 2 restaurants and free breakfast
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free guesthouse has 3 bars/lounges and 2 coffee shops/cafés. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a library, express check-out and a reception hall. All 6 rooms feature modern comforts such as flat-screen TVs with digital channels, free WiFi and DVD players. Sitting areas, Frette Italian sheets and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Argyle Guest House offers 6 forms of accommodation with DVD players and complimentary bottles of water. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 27-cm Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include bathrobes and hairdryers. This Ballindalloch guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 3 bars/lounges

Family friendly

  • DVD player


  • Library
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Italian


  • Books
  • Renovated entire property – November 2019
  • Smoke-free property
  • Video library

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • 27-cm flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • LED light bulbs
  • Local maps
  • Recycling
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5.00, per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of GBP 5.00 per stay
Dogs welcome
3 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: GBP 5.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: GBP 5.00 per accommodation, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, debit cards and cash
Long-term renters welcome
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
Alcohol is not served at this property
A car is required for transport to and from this property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Argyle Ballindalloch
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Argyle Guest House Ballindalloch
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 82 out of 125 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 34 out of 125 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 125 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 125 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 125 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great option in Tomintoul
Well located in the village. Friendly welcome although contact was limited because of COVID. Room was comfortable and in good condition. No cooked breakfast at the moment but this was more than made up for by a really excellent and substantial continental breakfast delivered to room. Tremendous value. Definitely recommended.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful cozy and spacious. Did not feel like staying in an hotel/b & b - more like staying with friends and family.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very friendly welcome and freshly refurbished room. The breakfasts give a choice and quality that is not usually found in a guest house. Tomintoul itself is a small village with plenty of things to do or see but remember quite a few of them are seasonal so either do your research or just phone Diane and check - she’s very knowledgable about what’s on in the area
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Breakfast was excellent, Diane and Steve were both very friendly and welcoming. We are hoping to stay again in the summer.
Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020