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Dalrachney Lodge Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grantown Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AT, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Carrbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Stenhousemuir
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2009

Set in a lovely quiet location with very friendly and helpful staff. The dinner was super and the large Scottish breakfast was fabulous. We stayed in the large superior double room with en-suite which was wonderful. There is a lovely lounge to relax with a drink after dinner. A great hide away to relax and unwind. What more can you ask for.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Hampshire, England
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2008

A lovely country house hotel in the village of Carrbridge. We stayed for 4 nights and had very a very nice room on the third floor which was light and spacious. There was a good selection of choices for breakfast and the dinner menu was extremely good and precluded the need to find anywhere else to eat of a evening. The staff were very helpful and accomodating, especially when we arrived early in the morning on the Caledonian Sleeper, allowing us to check in at 8am and have breakfast!

The en-suite bathroom only had a shower attachment on the bath so if you would like a shower then it would be best to ensure the room you book has a proper one.

A first rate hotel in a beautiful area of the country.

  • Liked — Excellent Dinner Menu
  • Disliked — Carpet in the bathroom - why do us Brits do that?
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2008

This was our second stay at the Dalrachney. The hotel has lost none of its charm or quality. We stayed overnight for a visit to see the Cairngorm Reindeer and were delighted with the room (twin bed, one double, one single), food (evening meal and breakfast) and reception.

While this is not the cheapest accommodation in Carrbridge for that special overnight stay it was worth every penny.

Be aware that the rooms we have used are en suite but the shower is not separate to the bath - it's just an old-fashioned spray you down. This is however a minor niggle: we would definitely stay here again.

The hotel is also very close to Carrbridge and if you need car parking space, there's plenty.

  • Liked — Rooms and food
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alness, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008

Just returned from a second stay at this hotel. Both times we were upgraded from the Coach House to the main house and both times we had lovely rooms. Booked through laterooms.com - £42 for the room (breakfast is extra). If you don't have breakfast in the hotel there is a little cafe in the village whcih seems to be open quite early.

This time we were up on the second floor where the room was slight smaller but by no means small. As others have said lovely views from both windows.

We had dinner in the bar area which was beautifully decorated and cosy with the fire on. The food was good and well priced. All the staff were very helpful and polite.

It's also probably worth mentioning both how spotlessly clear everywhere was and how quiet (although the latter is dependant on other guests I guess).

We dont stay that far from Carrbridge but it makes a great get away on a Friday night after work. Will definately visit again.

  • Liked — Comfortable and clean
  • Disliked — Nothing really - perhaps that they take dogs?
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2007

On a recommendation from a friend we took the 3-day romance package in early November. Tremendous value with wine, champagne, flowers, chocs, dinner all-inclusive. Place quite busy with sports shooters. Weather not so good but warm coal/wood fires in Bar and Lounge and hot bedrooms, had to open the windows. The only time you noticed the climate was when the dog had to be walked. Hotel has kennels but not considered suitable for our pampered hound. Would suggest a visit if in area.

  • Liked — Easy to get to and location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Kinross
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2007

A lovely little country house hotel - well situated for exploring the Highlands.
The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful, the bedroom (Superior) was first class - clean and well decorated with all necessary facilities. The decor of the public rooms was impressive and the nightly coal fires added a homely feel.
Not sure that the food was up to the standard of the rest of the facilities though (butcher might need a talking to!) - for a bar meal, the standard was great but the formal meal menu seemed only to be a slight modification to the bar menu.
That said, I would not hesitate to return

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newark, UK
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

We booked into the Dalrachney Lodge Hotel only a couple of weeks before our stay and managed to get the last room they had available. We were not expecting anything too great as it was the last room and the price was very reasonable.

On arrival we were very surprised by the quality of the hotel. The public rooms were very well presented and our room, whilst not large, had super views and a lovely homely feel.

We had more pleasant surprises in store ! We went down for dinner and had a choice of two menus and whether we wanted to dine in the bar or the restaurant. We chose the restaurant and were shown to a table by the window which again had beautiful views. The food was delicious - not fancy, but very tasty . In fact, we were staying here for four nights and had intended to eat in one or two and go out the other nights but we were so impressed we stayed in every night !

We stayed at three different hotels whilst touring scotland and this was definately the surprise package. It really did represent excellent value for money at about half the price of the other two hotels.

  • Liked — Food and Location.
  • Disliked — Bed a bit small but we did get last room.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grantown Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AT, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore > Carrbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Carrbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dalrachney Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dalrachney Lodge is an independent family run Country House Hotel in Carrbridge in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. We recognise how precious your relaxation and holiday time is away from home and we aim to provide a tranquil environment in which to enjoy our wonderful surroundings. Dalrachney Lodge a former Edwardian Hunting Lodge, is set in 3 acre grounds within the Cairngorms National Park and rests directly beside our own 1 km stretch of the Dulnain River. Our Bistro menu features locally sourced food and a good selection of whiskies. We have Egyptian cotton bed linen, Heirlooms towels and Floris toiletries in all rooms. Our Superior rooms have handmade Savoir Super King size beds. Having taken over just two years ago, a substantial renovation project is ongoing which has seen our Drawing Room and Bar/Bistro refurbished and completion of two new bedrooms with new en-suite bathrooms. In March 2015 a biomass boiler system was installed and another two new bathrooms have been completed. Investment in the Hotel is continuing with work starting on updating more bathrooms later in the year and a self-catering cottage will be available for rental in the Summer. We hope you will come and enjoy our Scottish hospitality and all the Cairngorms has to offer. ... more   less 
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Dalrachney Hotel Aviemore
Dalrachney Lodge Hotel Carrbridge, Scotland

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