Book Direct!

Did you know that online travel agents (such as Airbnb,, Expedia etc.) add a high percentage booking fee to any reservation, that you, as a guest, end up paying?

Booking directly with the owner or manager cuts out any middle-man or commission, which is ultimately built into the price you pay.

Contrary to popular belief, online travel agents (OTAs) don’t always provide the best price for travellers. Guests can save money by booking direct.

When guests book direct, they benefit from having direct contact with the person responsible for the property. This means they can get in touch, without obligation, to enquire about services and amenities before committing to a reservation.

Whether you need an accessible vacation rental or a pet-friendly option, a manager or owner will work with the guest directly. Through this, they can meet all their needs before they commit to a booking.

Due to the high costs associated with using big OTA sites, some of these sites do not list all the accommodation available in Ballater, so not only will you be paying more, you may be missing out!

Check out the accommodation listings on this website and contact the property direct to make your reservation.

Please support accommodation providers in Ballater and BOOK DIRECT!