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“Cozy, welcoming, great staff, lovely food and plenty of it.”
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Cairngorm Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Aviemore
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Lanark - Scotland
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“Cozy, welcoming, great staff, lovely food and plenty of it.”
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
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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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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
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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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Reviewed October 2, 2009

My Partner and I have just spent a fantastic stay at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore. The reception staff were extremely helpful, the room was absolutely spotless, and the food was second to none. I will definately be back and I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cairngorm Hotel
Address: Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairngorm Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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