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Cairn Hotel

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Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3 AS, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scotland, U.K.
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was looking for a last minute one night in Aviemore, nothing available. Found this lovely little hotel in Carrbridge, just 5 miles away. Quite glad now that Aviemore was fully booked, as this was just perfect. Great location, fantastic food, really good prices and our Dog was allowed to sleep in our room. Will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked into the bar area about half an hour before the food service started. Locals and a dog at the bar. Ordered drinks and settled into a couple of games of pool while staff kindly prepared a table for us even though we were early. Good highland hospitality and the food was lovely. Decor was a bit dated but that... More 

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Barnetby le Wold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived, only to find out I had somehow cancelled my booking (totally my fault). The manager was able to find us a small double room, apologising for its size, but well priced to compensate this. He could not have been more helpful. The hotel does look a little tired, but is not dirty or unclean. We ate in the bar... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the b&b next door for 5 nights and ate in the Cairn Hotel every evening. The food was amazing, the staff very friendly and the service excellent every evening. We wouldn't dream of eating anywhere else while staying in the Highlands, and look forward to the next opportunity that we will be able to come back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into the Cairn Hotel on Friday 1st August, without reservation looking for a table for 4 for a meal. The barman was very accommodating even thou the place was so busy, he got us a table within 20 mins and the meal and service was superb.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Everything was lovely, I only stayed for the one night, but couldn't complain, staff was brilliant, all very cheerfull,also Gareth, makes you feel very welcome. Had nice Steak /chips, fried eggs, was absouloutly wonderfull, Cheescake was done to perfection,could not fault anything, certainly will be popping back up again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stayed here just 1 night and had a very nice stay. Our room was clean and comfortable, and although overlooking the street, noise was never a distraction. Staff was friendly, breakfast basic but tasty. Bar has tables outside to enjoy the sun when it comes out.

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South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Initially I looked for a place to stay near the Landmark Adventure Park. This hotel was perfectly placed, only a short walking distance. The family and staff were fabulous with us, even providing a few DVDs for kids to watch in the evening. The rooms were lovely laid out, fresh, clean and comfortable with full en-suite facilities. Breakfast was included... More 

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Flamborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Ate here 3 nights running and the food was lovely every time, nice varied menu with local produce. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice to be able to sit either in the bar, restaurant or outdoors depending on the weather. Always seems popular with locals too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stayed here for two nights - one on our way up to Gills Bay for the Orkney ferry and one over a week later on our way back. We had a different room on each occasion, the first being Garten and the second one Spey. Garten is a small double with en suite shower room, perfectly adequate for an... More 

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