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Holmhill House
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9 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Grantown-on-Spey, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Lynette27
Melbourne
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Very Pleasant Stay”
Reviewed June 7, 2009 for a stay in April 2009

We stayed here for 3 days & found it a very pleasant, comfortable place to stay. Mel & Mike were great hosts - very welcoming & friendly & their knowledge of the area was wonderful. They went out of their way to give us advice on how to get to places & even looked up opening times for some on the internet. Our room was so big & really nicely decorated - it was lovely to have so much space to spread out. The room was made up daily, bathroom done & tea, coffee & shortbreads replenished. The heating worked well & soap & shampoo was provided. Breakfast was very good with more food offered if you wanted. Would definitely stay here again if we were in the area, it would be like visiting old friends.

Date of stay: April 2009
Value Rooms
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Catmoo
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Highly recommended - great location”
Reviewed June 5, 2009 for a stay in May 2009

We stayed with Mike and Mel at Holmhill House in May 2009 with our friends (another couple) for 3 nights. (We are in our late 20's/early 30's). We love walking and Holmhill House was a great base to explore the Cairngorms and Speyside. They views from the rooms we had were superb!

I won't repeat what others have said recently about this Guest House because we agree with everything that has been written. Generally, and on the whole, excellent customer service, great food and a warm welcome when you arrive with tea and shortbread provided by Mel.

We also brought our own wine which Mike and Mel happily chilled for us in their fridge. They also offer a packed lunch service for walkers etc, although we didn't request this.

We love scottish culture and really enjoyed a night at The Craig bar just down the road. They only sell speciality pies with chips and peas/beans, so if you want variety, (other than the selection of flavours on offer) this isn't your place to eat. As it happens, we love pies, so great for us. It was a great meeting place where locals come along and bring instruments and play traditional scottish music into the night.

Mike and Mel are great hosts and we will definitely return and recommend them to all our friends and family! We loved relaxing in the guest lounge and felt right at home! Well done MIke and Mel!!

Date of stay: May 2009
Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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NeedaSeav...
England
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Perfect Place to Stay”
Reviewed April 15, 2009 for a stay in April 2009

After a long drive, Mel welcomed us warmly and invited us to sit down with biscuits and a pot of fresh tea. This was the perfect start to a relaxing and very comfortable stay. Our comfortable en-suite room was spacious and and tastefully decorated. Patio windows opened on to a private balcony, which gave us views towards the Cairngorm mountains. Every night we had a perfect nights sleep.

Mel and Mike were the perfect hosts, who wanted to ensure that we were comfortable. When going out for a day's hillwalking on a cold day, Mel made us a flask of hot fresh coffee. Each morning we were served with a tasty and filling breakfast.

Holmhill is located on a quiet street, but is only a 5 min walk from Grantown's main street.

This all meant for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. We will be coming back again.

Date of stay: April 2009
Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Chipmeist...
West Bridgford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“How relaxing can you get!”
Reviewed February 27, 2009 for a stay in February 2009

Stayed with our 4 kids over Feb half term and would recommend it without hesitation. Warm, spacious, fabulous breakfasts, wonderful hosts in Mel and Mike, great if you want to ski as close Aviemore and Lecht, without being a ski town, half an hour north to great beaches (try between Findhorn and Burghead, especially the woods near the latter), spent the evenings playing games and dozing in front of the log fire (a rare treat!). It's an expensive way of travelling as had to eat out all the time, but Mel would more than happily let us bring fish and chips, sandwich stuff etc. back to use in the dining room. Just great.

Date of stay: February 2009
Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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savinis
Brooklyn, NY
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A treat!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed August 28, 2008 for a stay in August 2008
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Our family of 6 learned of Holmhill via Wilderness Scotland. The hospitality extended by Mike and Mel (proprietors) is outstanding. Mike and Mel are very warm-hearted, kind people who welcome you into their beautiful home and treat you better than family. The home itself is historic and the gardens are lovely. The location of this exceptional B&B is a short walk to Grantowns Main Street which has several restaurants, pubs, market, shopping, etc. This B&B is tastefully decorated without being stodgy. It even has a playroom should you be traveling with young children, as we did. It's comfortable and as inviting as its owners. Should you find yourself in this sweet little secret of a town do yourself the favor of booking your rooms here.

Date of stay: August 2008
Value Rooms
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Check in / front desk Service
Liked best: The service
Liked least: we didn't stay long enough
Visit was for: Hobbies / interest / culture
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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voyageur0...
Saskatoon, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Lovely B&B”
Reviewed July 27, 2008 for a stay in July 2008

Holmhill is a beautiful Victorian house on a quiet street in Grantown-on-Spey. The owners, Mike and Mel, were extremely kind and helpful, offering tea or coffee when we arrived and giving excellent suggestions for things to do. They serve a delicious full breakfast. The High Street, with shops and restaurants is only a short walk away. The rooms are attractive and comfortable and ours had a very nice en suite with shower. Excellent access to the Speyside whisky trail and the mountains from Grantown. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: July 2008
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Richard S
Llantrisant, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great B & B”
Reviewed July 11, 2008 for a stay in July 2008

Ideally situated within walking distant of all the local restaurants (sample menus available at Holmhill). Great accommodation & due to booking late we had a twin room which was very good but we were offered to move to a double room when it became available. Next time we stay we'll make sure we book early as the rooms with the balconies were impressive!!. Mike & Mel were excellent ,friendly hosts and we would certainly recommend this B & B. We particulary liked the personal touch of coffee, tea & chocolates in the lounge on arrival something the other B & B's we stayed at didn't offer. "Awesome".

Date of stay: July 2008
Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check in / front desk Service
Liked best: Owners & location
Liked least: nothing
Visit was for: Quality time with family
Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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