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The Star Hotel

High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HR, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor is faded, the shower option in our room was a rubber hose connected to the bath taps, the bathroom suite was a weird shade of green, there were dirty knickers behind the radiator, no cold water in one of the rooms we were offered, porridge at breakfast was like wallpaper paste, no decent beer in the bar, all... More 

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Star Hotel, although it makes difficult reading for us. We are sorry your experience was not a good one as we appreciate the hotel is a bit old fashioned, however, we try to make up for this by offering good value for money and friendly staff. Generally the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night as a stop off. The hotel is in beautiful surroundings and in the centre of lovely Kingussie. As others have mentioned the decor is a little dated but it adds a certain charm to the place. The room and breakfast area were very clean and included everything we needed. Breakfast is included and provided... More 

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Star. We agree the hotel is a little dated, but pleased to hear we made up for it with the cleanliness, breakfast, value for money and friendliness of the staff. We hope you will visit again should you be... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed here for one night on route and would recommend this place. the room we got was on the 1st floor through several sets of fire doors. It was large and had a shower. The bed was comfy and when we arrive it was quite cold (in august!!!!) but the room had a portable heater. We had a kettle... More 

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving feedback about your visit to the hotel.. We are glad to heard you enjoyed your night at the Star and found the the bed comfy and enjoyed the breakfast. Sorry about the number of fire doors you had to go through to get to your room, it is a problem with old buildings, long... More 

East Lothian, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I have just returned from a 2 night break at the Star Hotel. This is our second visit. The hotel is a very friendly hotel, Management and Staff cannot do enough for you, nothing is ever any trouble. Food and service is excellant Quiet hotel and nice places round about to visit. Also very nice price for... More 

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a nice review of your stay at the Star. We are very pleased to hear you found the hotel staff very helpful, you enjoyed the food, liked the accommodation and thought 2 nights dinner bed and breakfast good value. We are delighted that you have booked to come back for the new year... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there was a way to give this place no stars I would do it. Booked a room for a single night for £70. The "hotel"was on the high street but no where close to the expected standards for a property in that location. The room just had the bare minimum amenities but what was worst was there was no... More 

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the hotel. I have discussed the situation with the manager and understand that we were fully booked that night and did not have a room with a shower available. The best solution we could come up was to let you use a room in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi,stayed at the star for three nights, rooms are simple and clean, food is great ,would recommend for the price.the staff are all friendly. I think that there is room for modernising the rooms but then the price would also go up, all in all, clean room good food friendly staff what more would you want,

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and we are very pleased you found the hotel clean and comfortable, enjoyed the food, and found the staff very friendly. Whilst our rooms are a bit old fashioned we try to make up for it in service , comfort and a reasonable room rate. We look forward to welcoming you back should you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The worst hotel I have ever had the misfortune to stay in .There was mice running about the hotel room with boiler suits on .The hallway smelled like a crackheads carpet .There carpets were that black there hoover had mud guards. Me and mymate had personal belongings stolen from the maid who was part of the home alone gang the... More 

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at the Star, although we strongly dispute most of your comments. Whilst we appreciate the attic rooms are not the best in the hotel they are sold at a low rate, they are clean and reasonably comfortable. Your comments seem to have been written... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed at this great little hotel for a one night stopover during a visit to the Highlands. Having not paid a huge amount for the room we didn't have high expectations but were more than pleasantly surprised by the excellent friendly service we received. Our room was compact but perfectly adequately equipped with everything we needed - tv, tea/coffee... More 

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and found the staff welcoming, the room comfy, and you enjoyed your breakfast. We hope to welcome you again when you are in the area. Best Wishes. More 

Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A friend and I dined here for one night while staying in Kingussie as part of a walking tour of the Highlands. We found the lounge bar to be functional and sparsely furnished but clean. The barman seemed to be busy and slightly harassed but otherwise friendly and efficient. The food was inexpensive, arrived quickly, and appeared to be freshly... More 

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richarddM9894LP, Director at The Star Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal in the lounge bar and found the service quick and the food freshly cooked. I am sorry we didn't serve any real ale at the bar, we will have to consider this in the future. Regards. More 

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