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“Excellent stay- scottish hospitality!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cairngorm Hotel
Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
northumberland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Excellent stay- scottish hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Been a few times to Aviemore but only recently stayed here- well known bar of the hotel on the main street that runs through the town (Grampian road)- plenty of car parking outside. They tend to look after the roads in the highlands when the snow is around so no problem with that, despite Aviemore looking like a winter wonderland!
Have visited the bar many times over the years and knew what to expect- warm, friendly locals, good bears and a wide selection of Malts. Usually some live local music playing to add to the charm of the highland decorated room. Bar meals good and service excellent (can get busy though).
Rooms quite adequate, warm and cosy, especially after being skiing in the snow all day!
The Resturant meals however, well forget the adequate bar meals and treat yourself to these!
Pricey? perhaps, but you get what you pay for!
The quality of the meals in the restuarant is the best in the Highlands i would say, and ive travelled around the Highlands- excellent (even if i couldnt afford family meals like this often, i would certainly do again for a special occassion) we did try 3 courses though but were totally stuffed after the main meal so didnt sample the deserts.
Staf friendly yet proffessional- couldnt fault the place, will return next year!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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Aberdeen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

I use trip advisor many times when booking hotels and took the adivse from this site on this hotel as being the best in Aviemore. I have to say that the service was good - the breakfast was excellent and the staff were friendly. On the downside however, the room was off the main corridor - paper thin walls meant no privacy and getting woken up at many points through the night. Also I forgot an item in the room and was charged £5 to send this back - I have been to other hotels where there is no charge for this and worse, the actual postage was £1.28. I did ask about this but was told it was for administration. Overall average experience.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, Scotland
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

Have used the restaurant/ bar of this hotel on previous trips to Aviemore and enjoyed it. Stayed for one night with work! Room was lovely, although small it was perfect for my one night stay! WAs furnished modernly with a small but perfectly fine bathroom!
Bar is great at this hotel, always has some form of live entertainment going in! Staff are super efficient here!! Restaurant has lots of choice and had been good food at great value everytime iv eaten here!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lanark - Scotland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

My wife and I stayed at The Cairngorm for two nights at end November beginning December. The hotel is located in the main street and is very easy to find. Plenty of parking too within the grounds.
Immediately upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the reception staff. We arrived at 2:45 pm and Sunday lunch was due to end at 3:00 pm. Staff asked us to complete the check in formalities and while we were doing this, a reception staff member went to arrange a table for us and then took us to it when we were ready.
This set the trend for the remainder of our stay. All of the staff are so friendly and attentive - they really do the hotel proud.
Good choice of food and generous portions. Be warned - we made the mistake of asking for the large cooked breakfast and it was gargantuan. So much so, we could not finish it. Just had the "ordinary" size next time and even this was a big feed.
On one of our evenings in, there was a whisky and beer tasting organised to coincide with St Andrews Day. There was a table set up in the bar area where an 'expert' was on hand offering measures of single malt whisky (six varieties and I sampled them all) and the measures were much the same as you might be served in some establishments. I didn't try the beers because if I had, I would probably have had to crawl out of the bar on hands and knees.
After this we headed to the restaurant for an evening meal. We were both in the notion of a burger (about half a pound of meat with seasoning and chillies blended in and all home made). About half way through her burger, my wife discovered hers to be a bit rear in the middle. We called the waitress over and she saw the burger before my wife had a chance to speak and commented that it was undercooked. She offered to take it away and rectify this. My wife was kind of put off the idea of the burger and requested a salad with fries. I was asked about my burger and this was the same. This was taken away and a short while later we had fresh meals fully cooked and complimentary drinks by way of an apology. When the original meals left the table we had already eaten about a third of what was on the plate and now we had another two full meals. To top off this well handled situation, not only was there no charge for one of the burger meals (as you would expect) but no charge was made for the replacement either.
To sum up, the hotel is quite traditional Scottish (tartan, antlers, pictures, plaques, etc). Rooms are clean and cozy, but not chic, with very comfy beds. Staff and locals are very welcoming and friendly and the staff are very attentive to your needs. Plenty of choice in food that is served from early morning until 9:30 in the evening and big portions. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2009

Hotel rooms are basic but comfortable
Food is fantastic and great value
The attached bar is the best i have had the pleasure of visiting
Sky sports,pub quiz ect

Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Scotland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

First time we've been into restaurant and def not the last. Had a lovely evening meal, something for everyone and choice of kids or teen menu (this had whopping dessert portions)! Food was good quality and good price. Staff were brilliant, very attentive and friendly, a breath of fresh air. Popped back next day for lunch before we drove home. Soup and sandwiches were "delicious" as my 6 year old said.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We were staying in self-catering locally, but had all our evening meals in the Cairngorm Hotel, the food was excellent as was the service and the staff. Maybe we will stay there next time.

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 31
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