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Columba House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Manse Road, Kingussie PH21 1JF, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the location and the historic building and lovely garden atop a small hill with very old stone walls. The room we had was modest in size, but with some very nice touches including in-room coffee/tea service and plenty of pillows. Everything was very clean and there was plenty of storage space. The hosts were very kind and accommodating,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were up for the TTG weekend and had booked dinner at restaurant some while back. We had a very nice meal, well cooked with polite and friendly service. Nice wines available too. This place is only listed as a hotel, however our evaluation is restaurant based only. Very good for those with a family.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this Hotel on the internet and was not disappointed. Old buildings comfortably equipped with excellent hospitality and staff. Breakfast excellent and dinner very good with good selection of dishes. Beautiful garden, but weather not warm enough to enjoy. Perfect location for exploring such a beautiful area.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I much enjoyed my week of leisure in August 2014. The owners and all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. They were all very helpful and accommodating. The location of the hotel is fantastic, a little elevated, very quiet and surrounded by trees but still only a few steps away from the High Street. There was a nice choice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Columba house and were greeted by the South African couple who bought over this hotel a year ago. In my opinion their personal involvement with the guests, and the hospitality is the big reason to go there. The guy has been a head chef and it's evident in the food that gets served. Had dinner in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights mid August 2014, during a road trip from London (which included Snowdonia, then Kingussie, then the Orkneys, back to Loch Lomond, then Yokshire then finally back to London) so we were able to compare various similarly priced hotels in a short period of time. We both got a very warm welcome... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the penthouse on Friday 8th August. Mark greeted us at the reception and showed us the downstairs public rooms, interesting in the conversation he meitioned that "everyone these days is an hotel inspector or a chef". Were shown to the upstairs room, spacious, clean and well appointed, but then at £135 for the night... More

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Mark A C, Chef Patron & Hotelier at Columba House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen & Alasdair Macqueen, Thank you for reviewing us, having looked at your comments we accept this more as a constructive review and can only use them as positives, realising that some guests like a bit more extra attention than usual, and others prefer a little less, we will now use this as a model to try identify these... More

York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I came away to get a break from chaos at home. The welcome was friendly, the public rooms and garden are absolutely lovely, the food both at dinner and breakfast I would class as exceptional. The single room was rather Spartan but I understand that a lot of the others are very good and Mark (I confirm what the others... More

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very happy with this find in Kingussie. Standard of the service was excellent. The facilities are bound to get even better under the ownership of Mark who is also an excellent chef. Mark and his staff looked after us extremely well. Lovely ambience in the restaurant and sitting room. Would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great stay , the hotel was very dog friendly they loved the large enclosed garden.We had a comfortable room and lovely meals, highly recommended.Mark and his staff couldn't do enough for us even recommended places to visit.

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Address: Manse Road, Kingussie PH21 1JF, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Kingussie
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Hotel Class:3 star — Columba House Hotel 3*
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Welcome to our Hotel:Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, an oasis amidst the magnificent scenery of the Spey Valley. Shimmering lochs are fringed by sandy beaches, and sparkling rivers lie in the shadows of heather-covered mountains. A paradise for outdoor activities, golf, fishing, climbing, rambling, pony trekking, water and winter sports, and those who appreciate invigorating Highland air, dramatic scenery and Highland hospitality.The village of Kingussie is in the Central Highlands of Scotland, surrounded by the Monadhliath and Cairngorm mountain ranges, it provides the opportunity to explore the peaceful countryside with the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife from Golden Eagle or Osprey to Red Deer Stag and Pine Martin. There is also an abundance of wild flowers, plants and trees. 2 miles from Kingussie is the rspb insh Marshes Reserve, one of the finest wetlands conservation areas in the UK. Many wildlife events are organised from here. Golf Pass available guaranteeing 30% reduced rate at all eight of the finest courses within the Cairngorms National Park.A romantic Highland Retreat, highest standards of accommodation, welcoming hospitality, & customer care. Nestling in a secluded, walled garden with ducks, red squirrels, rabbits, deer, pheasants & numerous beautiful birds in attendance. Regret we cannot accommodate children but offer indulgent refuge for grown-ups wishing to enjoy peace in beautiful surroundings with attentive service, & a relaxed adult atmosphere.All modern facilities while retaining the original charm of the Old Manse & Croft.Various stylish, en-suite, room types, doubles/twins/super-king doubles/a large suite and the superb, triple aspect, Penthouse Suite, with ever-changing views of the surrounding village and mountains, including romantic four-poster rooms with locally hand crafted traditional four-posters, mostly king size, and all with double baths, showers. Personal controllable heating, The pampered comfort we offer tells a story, which speaks for itself, as many guests return time and time again. ”Monarch of the Glen” was filmed entirely in the Spey Valley, including many scenes featuring Kingussie.The sport at which Kingussie excels is Shinty and if the team is playing at The Dell (their local ground) you will have the opportunity of watching one of the oldest Gaelic field sports, performed by a team with an unrivalled record of championship and cup wins in the modern era. So….break free from city life and take to the byways, vast moorland, hills, and highland glens. Breathe in the pure highland air, which brightens the eye and lightens the step. Total freedom to relax, unwind and accept the slower pace of the Highlands. ... more   less 
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