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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Scotland specifically to do a particular walk-the Lairig Ghru. I didn't have the confidence to do it on my own, and wanted to go with a guide. I arranged the whole trip with Andy and Rebecca from Scot Mountain Holidays. The walk was exhilarating, strenuous as far as I was concerned (I am 67) , but I... More

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So glad you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you again in 2015. More

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

I recently had the pleasure of joining Andy, Rebecca, Gregor and fellow hikers on this wonderful and magical trip. Our base was a lovely home and as usual the guiding and home cooking was brilliant. The walks organised for the holiday was absolutely brilliant with lovely views and we had the most wonderful time seeing lots of the wildlife from... More

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Mull was an excellent destination for us this year. The weather and the group were amazing. We all very much enjoyed the experience. We hope to be back next year. More

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice family atmosphere, good food and interesting random books. The owners are busy and can be a bit disorganised, but they are always forthcoming with information about the local treks and naturalistic features of the sorrounding valleys and mountains. Great value in an excellent location to start exploring the Cairngorms.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. August is a manic time for us but we suffer from peaks and troughs in our business so at busy times there are just not enough hands on deck; but at quieter times we are much more organised as we have the time to prepare! More

Forres, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly reception when we arrived from Gregor. 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, with great food - thanks, Rebecca. Delivery to Linn of Dee to start the walk, and expert advice on the logistics from Andy. Gruelling day with pissing rain and headwind, but we made it and were glad to see Andy arriving to pick us up at Whitewell,... More

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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. We're glad that we were able to make your dream of finishing the Lairig Ghru a possibility. More

Jonkoping County, Sweden
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Rebsf1, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that your stay with us was so unpleasant. In the summer months we do not keep the boiler on all the time, hence unless you have mentioned to us that the temperature was not as warm as you would have liked, the radiators will not change the temperature in the room. The boiler has... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 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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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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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

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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): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Fraoch Lodge Boat Of Garten, Scotland

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