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“Great place to stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Cairngorm Hotel
Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Aviemore
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great place to stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a fanastic weekend in Aviemore - ok the weather helped a little, but the hotel helped a lot! Have stayed at this hotel before and never been disappointed. Will ask for a room at the front of the hotel for our next stay as the birds are definitely early risers! Excellent food, excellent staff, and a fantastic weekend break. Looking forward to our next weekend in Aviemore. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pontiac, Quebec
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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of spending two nights at the Cairngorm hotel, as part of a walking tour of the Highlands. Our room was quiet, comfortable and well-heated. The staff were attentive and the dining room choices were both varied and reasonably priced. The day we arrived, the group went for a two-hour walk. My husband, who's not a real walker, fell behind and, as it turned out, was busy gathering wild mushrooms in the nearby forest. He brought an anorak-full of the mushrooms to the front desk and asked if the chef could prepare a plate of the delectable fungi for our group - which he did! I cite this as an example of how accommodating the staff are. The hotel is decorated in traditional style and one really gets a sense of being in the heart of Scotland.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The room was clean 'comfortable and we had a lovely view looking over the hills .The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Food in the restaurant was well cooked piping hot and more than you could eat.I would definitely recommend this Hotel

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My wife and I spent five days in this gem of a hotel 6-11 August. All the staff are first class the food was good and plentiful and our room was very comfortable. We will certainly return in the near future.

Room Tip: No lift, so try and get a low floor.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Very average food. Expect the kind of food you get from a Weatherspoon pub, not the food you'd expect from a real restaurant. Also we had to wait 1hr before getting our table.
Location is really nice though, the centre of Aviemore is lovely. I would not recommend anyone to go to Cairngom Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tomintoul, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My family and I were looking for a place to eat on Monday and we came across the Cairngorn Hotel in Aviemore. The place was very busy but we managed to get a table in the restaurant. The staff were very pleasant and friendly, we were served almost immediately after we were seated and the food came shortly afterwards which we all enjoyed very much. We would definitely go back again when next in Aviemore.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We were in Aviemore to celebrate a birthday by having dinner on the Strathspey Railway (something I can heartily recommend!) and the hotel seemed the ideal choice just opposite the station. our room was one of the smaller ones at the back of the hotel (we were told about this when we booked) but it had everything you need for a short stay. The welcome at the hotel was warm and friendly (even although the hotel was busy with a wedding). The bar is well stocked and a pleasant place for a drink. We sampled the hotel's food on the train (the hotel does the food on the evening dinner "specials") and despite the obvious difficulties there must be in serving a four course dinner in the restricted facilities on a train the food was excellent and professionally served. I was very happy with this hotel and would use it again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 31
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