The Grant Arms is a very well maintained and preserved country town hotel. It appears to have found a niche with an older clientele with a particular interest in nature watching. It has put resources into this and appears to do it very well.
This focus may have resulted in an inflexibility we found - as an example we were allocated a table in the dining room when we arrived for a two day stay and we could not change it in spite of two attempts with the staff.
The menu changed each evening - which is good however the meals were pricey for the fairly basic fare. The offering of wine by the glass was of 1/3 bottles of some house brand - which is unacceptable. How hard is it to serve the core of your winelist by the glass?
Our room was clean and warm however we found the bed, (only a double which is on the small side for two people these days), pretty ordinary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Warm Welcome awaits you the Grant Arms Hotel (3*** GOLD VisitScotland Award), The UK's Wildlife Hotel, which was built in 1765. Former famous visitors include both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Refurbished to a High Standard of comfort and service, all rooms are ensuite with tea and coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer and toiletries. The Grant Arms Hotel is proud to be the base of the BWWC (BirdWatching and Wildlife Club). The BWWC's Club Room, Natural History Library, Walks, Talks and Wildlife Briefings are free to all Grant Arms Guests. Experience a holiday in the Scottish Highlands, the perfect combination of mountain scenery, ancient buildings and mysterious lochs. Visit Aviemore; Cairngorms mountains, Inverness; Loch Ness; the Moray Firth; and Royal Deeside. Follow the trails of castles, gardens and distilleries, or play golf at the numerous courses found nearby, including the Grantown-on-Spey 18-hole course. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grant Arms Hotel Grantown-On-Spey, Scotland