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The Star Hotel

High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HR, Scotland
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked on a special offer for a one night stay in January 2016. Having stayed at this hotel many years ago we knew what to expect. Got a nice welcome on arrival and checked in with no trouble. The double room was small and basic but had everything we needed for one night. The hotel is approximately 10-15 minutes... More 

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Thank Stuart C
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a response about your stay at the Star. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your short visit and found the staff welcoming and enjoyed your breakfast. I agree the rooms are quite basic, however we try to make up for this with a competitive price, friendly staff, good food. We... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We booked a double and single room for one night, between Christmas and New Year, for a family of three. Definitely sitting and the basic/value end of the spectrum but that suited us fine as only stayed for one night. Lady at reception was very friendly and helpful. Yes, the hotel is in need of renovation and bathroom space was... More 

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1 Thank Derek L
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a response on Trip Advisor and we are very glad to hear you thought the hotel offered good value for money, especially in the holiday season. We try to make up for our basic bedrooms ( and I agree some of the bathrooms are very tight!) with being clean, welcoming, offering good food and at a... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Hello All Been going to this hotel for the past 14 years but it's now very tired and in dire need of renovation. On the positive side, the beds are always clean and housekeeping do the best job they can. The problem is that everything is so old and no amount of cleaning will make the place look clean. Our... More 

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2 Thank Maria S

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Bearsden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Went with my friend and my puppy, the staff were lovely and friendly, rooms clean and spacious. Scottish breakfast good and included in price of room. Dinner lovely and quite reasonably priced can choose from set menu or bar one. Unfortunately can only get wifi in bar and reception area not in rooms.

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1 Thank Lindsey W
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a nice review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Star and found the staff lovely and friendly, the rooms clean and spacious and the breakfast and dinner were to your liking. Sorry about the wifi not being in the rooms I guess we will have to move into the... More 

Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This hotel was fine for the most part. The rooms seemed a bit old and not too clean, and the floors were a bit creepy and the walls pretty thin. Stayed here for about 3 nights. The small town has an amazing fish and chips shop, and the hotel has a nice restaurant as well. Staff was very helpful, friendly,... More 

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1 Thank globetrottingwannabe
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Kingussie are are glad you found the staff helpful, friendly and accommodating and liked the restaurant. I agree the rooms could do with some updating and would like to do this in the future, although we try to offer good... More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed in The Star Hotel for a week with my family. It is a good central point for exploring the surrounding areas. The hotel is very clean however the rooms are very basic and are in need of modernisation and upgrading. The breakfasts were great. Wasn't so keen on the set evening menus but the normal menu looked... More 

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3 Thank Amanda B
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Star. It is very pleasing to hear how good you thought the service was and we shall pass this on to the staff. We are also glad you generally liked the food, especially the breakfast. We do... More 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We stayed here for a couple of nights and we were impressed with the warm and friendly welcome from Jill and her staff. The rooms are a little smaller than we would have liked, particularly the en-suite, but they were clean and well maintained. The breakfast was delicious - served a top speed by a very hard working Hungarian girl... More 

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1 Thank DougieFowler
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Star and found Gill and the staff very friendly and welcoming. We are thrilled you had such a pleasurable experience at breakfast and we will pass on your comments to the waitress who served you. We... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We popped in here for dinner last night after being turned away from the Tipsy Laird just down the road as they had 'just stopped serving food' at just after 8 on a Saturday night. When we first went in I thought the place was like a old fashioned hotel from the 70s, which the decor suggests, and I was... More 

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3 Thank LouisaBev
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased you came to the Star for a meal and stayed on for the entertainment. Thank you so much for writing such a positive review and we are thrilled you had such a good evening with the choice of food available and the entertainment. We hope to welcome you again should you be in the area. We... More 

Erskine, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a very friendly place and although the decor is a bit it need of upgrading it is spotlessly clean. Great food and a friendly atmosphere. The hotel is relatively centrally placed although the town is small so everything is within easy reach. It is handy for travel to Inverness and surrounding attractions. Give it a try!

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1 Thank Johnsvote
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

We are very grateful for you taking the time to write a review and pleased you enjoyed your stay. I agree some of the hotel needs updating however I am glad you found it spotlessly clean, friendly, enjoyed the food and found the location central. You recommend others to try it and thank you for saying that and we hope... More 

Cape Town
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Everything is in walking distance from this hotel. It is olde world but clean and comfortable. A great breakfast is served by a very friendly and hard working lady. I would stay there again when I visit Scotland

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1 Thank Margaret S
richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and we are very glad to hear you found the hotel clean and comfortable and enjoyed your breakfast in the morning. We hope to welcome you again should you be in the area. Best wishes. More 

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