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Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN , Scotland
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Fraoch Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Jonkoping County, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Out of all hostels and bed and breakfasts, this was by far the worst (and among the most expensive) in our entire trip. This was also the only place where we had to sleep fully clothed, since it was so cold (even with the radiator at max and windows covered). You can not lock the doors neither from the inside... More

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

Stayed at Fraoch Lodge for 6 nights within the Scot Mountain Holidays package. Wet weather meant re-arranging the walking itinerary, however Andy’s great knowledge of the nature and landscape of the Cairngorms ensured that the most was made of the less favourable August conditions! Rebecca’s home cooking with fresh garden produce where possible was wonderful and was always welcome after... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Very kind of you to take the time to help us spread the word about Scot Mountain Holidays and Fraoch Lodge. We hope you'll come back. Maybe next time you could bring the kids as well - so much for them to do as well. More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at the end of July to take the opportunity offered to walk the Lairig Ghru one way. We received useful advice on taking on the walk and a very prompt and efficient drop-off and collection service. We also had dinner on two evenings and the food cooked by Rebecca is inventive, excellent and a highly recommended option. As... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for helping to spread the word. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your brief stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. More

Skovlunde, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Fraoch Lodge the first 2 nights of our stay in Scotland. We found the place on google maps where it was perfect for our tour round the area. Both Rebecca, Andy and Greggor ;-) were great hosts and came up with suggestions about were to go with the ideas we've got. Good breakfast and great food in... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We always appreciate the feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. More

Sittard, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 5 lovely days, the scenery was magnificent, the walking was not strenuous, the off road walks were beautiful. We learned a lot about the counry side, Scotish history and geology. What ever topic, Andy could give an answer. The cake o'clock was an fine way to close the walking day, Rebecca's meals were tasty and very good. Just... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us. We always appreciate the feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. More

Abu Dhabi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a stay here as part of 2 day hike in the Cairngorms. They were great hosts and the food was very good. The hike was also a lot of fun and educational - we got to learn a few winter hiking skills. Strongly recommend it. But might not b the best option for a family with young kids.... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your winter trip with Scot Mountain Holidays. I know you are referring to your winter experience when you say it may not be suitable for young families as we have a lot of people visiting with the kids of all ages from babies upwards during the summer months when there is no... More

Meerhout, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 5 nights there in july 2014. I found them very friendly. The accomodation was basic, but you've got to see it in perspective with the price so for me it was ok. Don't expect the same qualtiy as an 70 £ B&B. I had no complaints. For me it was ok. Pricing of the meals was confusing. 12£ for... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond to us. I have looked through our paperwork and can't find any reference to evening meals being £12. We have been charging £15 for at least 2 years now. I would be very interested to know where we advertised the meals at £12 so I can correct the prices. We do have... More

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Day 1 staying at Fraoch Lodge. Feeling very much like part of the family. Tired after canoeing and looking forward to the delicious dinner smells coming from the kitchen..... :o) Day 2 - mountain biking, Osprey spotting and a trip home on a steam train. Topped off with delicious home made lasagne, yum !! Day 3 - hiking, mushroom foraging... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are very pleased with how the Family Adventure turned out for you. So glad you enjoyed the opportunity to get kitted up as as a genuine Scot. What a great mix of activities it turned out to be. Hope to see you again in the Highlands again. More

Belper, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just returned from second visit to Fraoch Lodge. It was a great experience once again. Delicious homemade food and a warm family atmosphere. The lodge offers an excellent package for those wishing to walk the Lairig Ghru or Lairig an Laiogh passes in the Cairngorms.

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Delighted to have seen you back at Fraoch Lodge. It's a shame the rest of the family weren't able to join you, especially as you were blessed with such glorious weather again! Did the photos turn out well? More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I needed a place to stay for a single night. The website offers two rates: £21 per night if you stay multiple nights and £25 if you stay only one night. The extra £4 seemed fine. After inquiring by e-mail I was told that I could only book a single night if I also booked dinner (£15), bringing the real... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

I'm sorry that I forgot to offer towels; we must improve our signage and offer guest information folders so that it is obvious we can provide towels though we choose not to provide them as a matter of course in the rooms. Our pricing structure is what it is. It is more work to change rooms on a daily basis,... More

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Address: Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore > Boat of Garten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Fraoch Lodge Boat Of Garten, Scotland

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your hosts at Fraoch Lodge are Andy & Rebecca. The house is of a traditional Edwardian design, made of granite. Artifacts from their travels through Asia & Africa adorn the walls as do mountain pictures. Comfortable accommodation is provided in 6 twin rooms. Each bedroom has its own hand basin.There is a comfortable guest lounge, which is one of the highlights of a stay at Fraoch Lodge. Most guests very much enjoy the opportunity to sit by the open fire and share their experiences. We don’t have a TV but the fire/conversation seems to provide enough entertainment along with the cards and games behind the sofa. ... more   less 
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