We stayed during the Scottish Golf Open in Inverness. The hotel was a bit far from the venue, 45 mins, but the road to Inverness was very good and picturesque.
Due to rain at the Golf Open and play suspension we had time to explore the Cairngorms and surroundings. It was really spectacular. We drove to the Cairngorm one evening and saw the most spectacular sunset. We enjoyed the beautiful panorama of lakes, mountains, trees and mist . A must see.
The hotel is a 70s type hotel, with some renovation but not fully modernised. It's aging.
Worst place to eat: the nearby Spey Valley Golf Clubhouse - where we met the most unwelcoming head waiter. He was in a rush to leave, the place was nearly empty and asked if we had a reservation. He sat us in a dark corner away from the garden views.
Best Place to eat and highly recommended for atmosphere and value for money: La Taverna Restaurant. Italian, owned by Italians. Food and people till lateMore