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Cairn Hotel

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Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3 AS, Scotland
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here mid May. The atmosphere is very welcoming and nothing appears to be too much trouble. Breakfast was AMAZING!!! We booked a triple single bed room but got a double and a single (possible Expedia system problem??) - which meant sharing with a wriggling child and little sleep. The meal on the first night was extremely good, however not... More 

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Bali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had one night at this hotel but was made to feel like an old friend the staff were helpful and very friendly and the breakfast was great bacon eggs black pudding sausage potato cakes + toast & coffee ( I do like my tucker ) There was still snow on the hills but the hotel was warm like the... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My son and I stayed a few weeks ago; had a great time. Very friendly team of staff, clean rooms, good atmosphere on Sat night, great bar supper using local ingredients. Excellent quality Real Ales and a fantastic choice. Highly recommend both staying and eating. We will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We hired the private room for our Golden Wedding celebration last Sunday. It was decorated beautifully and the table looked lovely with the flowers at the centre. There were 15 of us. Everyone said how delicious the food was. Gareth and his staff are so obliging and friendly. The menu had something to suit everyone, even some picky children. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Me and my partner nipped in for a quick cuppa and toilet break but ended up eating here. We walked in and had a brief 'American Werewolf in London' moment. However, the gentleman behind the bar came out and warmly greeted us. We sat, were given menus and ordered drinks which came out very quickly. We ordered our food which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was a great place to spend a night as we passed through the area. The room was fairly basic, but the bed was comfortable and the bathroom adequate. Breakfast was well done. We also had dinner in the restaurant and we were impressed with both the quality of the food and the service. Great job. Thank you.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went here for dinner with my colleague from work. The food was fantastic! Tempura prawns and chips cooked to perfection. A lovely cheese selection where the blue cheese (which I normally don't like) was actually the standout of the four. I'd definitely return if only to continue to sample the dessert menu!

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I enjoyed a short lunch stop here so have not sampled everything the Cairn has to offer but on the basis on what I had I'd recommend it. Welcoming staff and a plate of fish and chips amongst the best I've every had washed down with a very tasty pint of Nessie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stopped here for lunch recently after a visit to the nearby Landmark. Warm and welcoming place with very friendly staff and great food at very good prices. The open fire was burning well and the place was busy, obviously a good sign. A short walk from the Landmark with a much better selection of food, easy to pop to for... More 

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