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The Park Guest House
Ranked #9 of 29 Aviemore B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Me and my girlfriend came along to this restaurant and were absolutely delighted with both the food and the service. The two course menu for 9.95 is excellent value and has plenty of variety. I had the haggis starter and the homemade blue cheese and bacon burger. I will definitely be coming back on my return to Aviemore (if there is ever any snow again!!!)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

All round excellent, very friendly and helpful staff, clean and modern accommodation, outstanding food. Will definitely be back and will certainly spread the word.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

stayed here for half term mon13-fri17 feb 2 adults 2 kids staff were very friendly on arrival
family room were larger than expected two bathrooms which was great.
we ate here a couple of nights and the food was exellant.
location wise, hotel in good position on the main road in aviemore (no noise from traffic)
if coming to aviemore again would deff recomend.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2011

We were looking for a weekend break with something different and found the hotel through a recommendation from a friend. Originally it was planned to stay at the Macdonald resort because they were doing special deals, but I had stayed there before and wasn't impressed. On the night we stayed at IS, there happened to be a halloween themed party which the hotel told us about when we booked.

The party included dinner and a disco, as well as an interactive 'experience'. The hotel staff had prepared a halloween mystery night involving the murder of the manager, which was acted out through the course of the evening and included a film which they produced themselves! For 25 quid it was a hell of a good night. Dinner was good, although we did hear one couple complaining about the stew being tough. Our stew was good so we were happy.

Our room was large and modern with a good sized bathroom. Having read some of the other reviews there are obviously different sizes and shapes of rooms in the hotel, so if room size is important to you ask before you book.

Things that are important to us:
1. Staff - very friendly and helpful
2. Location - perfect position for Aviemore
3. Food and drink - reasonably priced drinks and a high standard of food
4. Price - a fair price for b&b, great value for the party

I gave it an excellent rating because we had such a great time (mainly thanks to the staff). There may be elements which we could criticise but I'd have to go back and stay there again and drink a bit less. We will be going to the halloween party again next year if it's on, and at the moment we're planning a ski trip and would definitely use IS as a base.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Sorry to say the room was tiny - really small. You looked out on the top of roof of some other building so no help there! No light and all the furnishings were dated and old. We asked for another room and reception said all rooms occupied. However outside hotel there was a notice saying rooms to let - doh!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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fcoyle, Owner at The Park Guest House, responded to this review, April 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review International Starters Hotel.

In response, we have 2 rooms out of 14 that are smaller than the rest. We price these rooms accordingly. The buliding adjacent to these rooms is the same hotel and not another building. Due to the lack of view, again this is why they are lower in price.

We have a permanent sign outside the Hotel that advertises accommodation details, along with Restaurant and Contact details. As this is a large permanent fixture, it cannot be removed.
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

I can not understand the good reviews for this place; I have been to Aviemore many times and stayed at lots of Highland hotels and this was one of the most disappointing. The room was tiny, the shower was an old fashioned shower, but it had a head on it designed for a power shower so the water dribbled out and the TV did not work. The receptionist was really nice and friendly but the woman serving breakfast was really grumpy and unfriendly - did not understand the concept of customer service. After spending two weeks in the Highlands this was the most miserly breakfast that I got; my partner ordered the full breakfast which was just about acceptable, but I only ordered two items from the cooked breakfast but I got the same portions for each item as my partner therefore my breakfast was tiny. Tiny cup of coffee given at breakfast which was cold by the time my breakfast arrived. Considering the competition in Aviemore I would not return.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2011

An average hotel in a fairly central position in Aviemore.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Park Guest House
Address: 131 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RL, Scotland (Formerly International Starters Restaurant & Rooms)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Park Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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International Starters Restaurant & Rooms Hotel Aviemore
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