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Cairngorm Hotel

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Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a lovely two nights last week at the Cairngorm Hotel. We had a booking error with the Macdonald hotel nearby and luckily snapped up the last available room at the Cairngorm. The lady at reception kindly allowed offered to let us view the room before committing to taking it. Room was clean, modern with a very comfortable king size... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying in the area and as it was our wedding anniversary decided to go for a meal. I am Coeliac so have to have a Gluten Free diet and was very impressed with how helpful and knowledgeable the staff were. Both the normal menu and the Highland Evening buffet had a good range of Gluten Free Foods And... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been visiting this place for many years and its always consistently good. Went again last night and it hasn't changed massive varied choice all cooked freshly and well presented. Portions not for the faint hearted or small appetite. Great selection of drinks as well.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely venue, which we visit several times a year for 15 years plus. However the staff on reception were very rude and unprofessional when we visited last week, they had no customer service skills and are very unhappy in their jobs. It's a great pity they do not understand the basics- theirs jobs depend on customers. This venue does... More 

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Driffield
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff on duty today left an awful lot to be desired. There is an urgent need for some customer service skills training to be undertaken. My family have used the hotel for a number of years for staying in and booking for family meals. The last time was in October 2014 for a family meal for 15 people. We... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner & I have just returned home after a lovely overnight stay at this hotel, enjoyed it so much we've have arranged to go back again in November. The staff were very welcoming and very efficient. We had both an evening meal and breakfast during our stay and can honestly say that both meals were really excellent. The choice... More 

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Talgarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 3 children our for dinner on the last night of our holiday. The requirements were; good food, on a budget, good service, lovely surroundings. The Cairngorm Hotel was extremely busy and we were given a time to wait. Within our time we were buzzed and shown to our table with a dedicated waiter our food was prompt... More 

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Cairngorm "our third visit" at the weekend warm friendly staff,room although small was very clean and well maintained and the breakfast excellent,the atmosphere in the bar was as always really good.i can highly recommend a stay here.

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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night, room was nice enough although in my opinion could have been a little cleaner. Food was nice but nothing special. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Also good as it's just across he road from the the train station.

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Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited their restaurant on 3 August 2015 as a family group of six. My daughter and I ordered their roast dinner and what a mistake that was! It consisted of a giant Yorkshire Pudding with two thick slices of roast beef which was no more than acceptable. The rims of the Yorkshire Puddings were so tough that we struggled... More 

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