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Richmond Arms Hotel

no 1 The Square, Tomintoul AB37 9ET, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 6 Tomintoul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoff L Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped overnight in their car park, which is right next to a really beautiful village square. The landlady was completely OK with us staying there, which we explained we have done many times in other pubs. The deal is you eat and drink there, and are independent in the camper van. We were given a reserved table, had a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed as a Groupon deal so can't complain about the price but having read excellent reviews were seriously disappointed. Not allowed check in until 4 pm. King size room was 2 single beds pushed together. Staff unfriendly and young girl obviously didn't want to be there. Food poor. Dogs roaming in bar while eating was off putting. A lot of... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good hotel in a remote and lovely area. Well done to the owners, it cannot be easy operating a hotel in an area which has a short peak summer season. I had a good room, a very good sleep and a good breakfast. I have read some of the other reviews and they may have a point with a few... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights with a group of 35. The rooms were clean, the food was fabulous and the owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. We were on the top floor and the water took a while to get hot but when it got there you knew it! The water pressure was a little low but that... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went in here for a drink a few times and enjoyed it. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant. Kids enjoyed playing the games which were in the bar. This is an old hotel in a tiny remote village so more quaint than chic.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights with a group of 35. Rooms are clean and innkeeper and family and very friendly and knowledgeable. The plumbing is a bit picky, but with patience, works just fine. It is an old building. So it is what it is! The innkeepers wife is also the chef. The meat pie and chocolate brownies are outstanding! We... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

First off, I agree with a previous reviewer. It is indeed baffling to understand the poor reviews and what people expect from a very reasonably priced hotel. And to complain about a spider in the room is bizarre in the extreme. My room was £35 for the night, breakfast included, not much more expensive than some hostels I've stayed in... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went here for lunch one day. We were served quickly and food came promptly the burgers were big and were nice. The lasagne was a fairly small portion and whilst nice was over cheesy and not enough meat or tomato sauce. The puddings were tasty but some were over cooked. There was some confusion over the bill at the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Where to start? I didnt read Trip Advisor before going on this weekend away and quite frankly after reading some peoples reviews Im glad I didnt. Honestly, it baffles me what people expect for £59, 2 nights B&B and dinner on the first night... I cant believe the things that people find to moan about... Ah well, dealing with the... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We booked a Groupon deal for 3 nights in February but we were beaten back by the snow and had to turn back, the hotel owner was very accommodating and let us use the offer in May even though the deal had expired. We paid £79 for 3 nights B&B and also evening meal for the first night, this was... More

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Address: no 1 The Square, Tomintoul AB37 9ET, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Tomintoul
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Originally built as a fishing lodge in 1898, the Richmond Arms has had a long history, but has remained a firm favorite of the fishing enthusiast.The Hotel has been empty for the last 3 years, but is now under new management and is a family run business. Due to neglect by previous owners, it has taken 6 months of hard work to get it back open again, and to meet current fire and safety legislation.We offer bed and breakfast for residence, along with bar meals in the evening, which can be eaten in the bars, or the dining room. We can cater for children from birth upwards, and have a number of family rooms. Pets are more than welcome to stay.We have specially designed rooms for the disabled or the elderly.By the end of the year we hope to have attained our Visit Scotland 3 star rating.Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland, and is situated close to the Lecht Ski centre, and is on both the whisky and castle trails in this part of Scotland. With the opening of the new mountain bike trails in the area, we will be providing secure storage facilities for bikes. ... more   less 
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