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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pine Bank Chalets

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Pine Bank Chalets
Certificate of Excellence
Northern Israel
1 review
“Location, Location, Location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

The best part about Pine Bank Chalets is the location in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The cabins are located on the edge of town with river and mountain views set to the chorus of a plethora of birdlife. Five minute scenic walk to town via the pub.

Simon the owner was welcoming and asked us if we needed anything when we saw him. He was attentive but not intrusive. He was seen everyday working hard maintaining the gounds.

Our kids loved the squirrels and rabbits. Cabin was well maintained and well appointed. We were very warm and heating was excellent. Did not cross paths with any of the other guests which suited us.

A great escape in a beautiful intimate setting. I hope we have the opportunity to return some day.

Room Tip: We stay in the Bynack chalet and it was superb.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

Have stayed at PIne bank on a few occasions, Lodges are getting quite tired and need to be more comfortably furnished, was also not as clean as could have been.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

we stayed on the site over easter,no complaints the owners are helpful and even arranged an easter egg hunt on easter day for kids,good location even tho its close to railway its not noisey
my only complaint was the recieptionist girl not very welcoming after a 7 hr drive
we would stay again

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Dundee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

My partner and I stayed for 3 nights at the end of March and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Pine Bank Chalets. We stayed in Braeriach (2 person chalet) which faced Dalfaber Road and the Bridge to Rothiemurchus. Absolutely no complaints about the accommodation, it was larger than we expected and had everything you needed apart from personal towels which is no hassle as you can either take them with you or, if you're travelling light - hire them. We were spoiled with the weather which was in the 20's every day of our stay! Our country is gorgeous at the best of times but it was beautiful walking and climbing in the Cairngorms with the sun shining and great to come back to such comfortable accommodation. You are 10-20 mins walk into Aviemore depending how quickly you walk but there is an underpass further down Dalfaber Road which cuts this down. We ate out every night although could have cooked in. Food in the Italian at the top of the road heading into Aviemore was fab with an eat all you can Italian buffet for about £13. Roos Leap was also really good if you've had a hard day cycling or hillwalking. Our last meal was in the Cairngorm Hotel and that too was excellent. All in all an excellent break which we would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed in Nethy Cabin at Pine Bank Chalets. It was very clean, tidy and had everything you needed. Not the warmest of places but then what do you expect from a log cabin in the north of Scotland. Although when the fire was on it heated up very quickly. The owners and staff were very helpful. A beautiful location, 5 mins from aviemore but yet you can be in the middle of nowhere in mins. We will definately visit again and would recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

Pine bank chalets are self catering, beautiful pine lodges set just 5mins outside the heart of Aviemore town. Pub close by and a 5 min walk from the train station!
The 2 of us stayed for 2 nights in the cabin called 'Nethy'. A basic one bedroomed cabin. We were very pleased with the quick collection of the key from reception - totally hassle free! We had already paid in full prior to arrival though... £126 for 2nts.
Parking was not a problem although the cabin facing us seemed empty at the time. I felt if the other cabins would have been full, parking would have been an issue! It felt like we were the only people staying in any of the chalets as saw nobody for our whole stay - BLISS, ha.
We dont feel we picked one of the best cabins, as the train track was very close behind the cabin, a road 150m to the side of it and the noise of the trains was slightly annoying to be honest till quite late at night. This didnt bother us enough to complain as we werent there all day as we were out in the mountains and very tired when we returned.
Cairngorm national park is very close by - 10/15min drive! You can park at the ski centre free of charge and there is lots of options for great days walking on the mountains. We headed for Ben macdui and Cairngorm!
Self catering facilities were excellent. Fully equipped kitchen, cooker, hob, fridge, microwave... Bathroom was lovely and clean and quite spacious.
All in all we had a lovely time and would love to return but to a different cabin, maybe with a view too!

Room Tip: The cabins closer to the river would be the better choice to avoid train and road noise!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

We stayed here in January for a 2night break with the in laws. Gorgeous, homely chalet- very warm & cosy! The kitchen is well equipt & the beds are extremely comfortable!
I can imagine this would be great in the summer- there is an outdoor bbq & a play area for kids.
Staff very friendly & helpful.
Not far from the cairngorm mountain and aviemore centre, feels like you are in the middle of nowhere but you aren't- the chalets are very close to everything!
Will most certainly be back here one day, soon hopefully!!
We were torn between booking this & Macdonald- between the 2 i am so glad we chose pinebank!
We stayed in the Bynack chalet.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Pine Bank Chalets
Address: Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH22 1PX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Pinebank Chalets Hotel Aviemore
Pine Bank Chalets Aviemore, Scotland

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