We recently got married and so headed off to the Highlands for a hogmany minimoon. After looking at several places near Aviemore (we wanted to go skiing) and reading the reviews we decided on a 3 day break at the Brooklyn and we are over the moon that we did.
After a 7 hour trip we arrived and were instantly greeted with a very warm welcome from Alan and Silvia. Our room was cosy and even included Christmas presents and they were both genuinly interested in us and our "story", making a booking for us at a local restaurant.
Breakfast was immense (especially the haggis) and we tried desperately to get to the ski resort but to no avail because of the amount of snow. However both Alan and Silvia gave us guidance on what to do and how to get there (between digging out the huge amounts of snow).
That evening (New Year's Eve) we had booked to go to a local restaurant and Silvia and Alan invited us into the lounge for drinks and appertifs (all complimentary) and what can I say; the cooking would not have looked out of place in some of the top restaurants we have been to and we were stuffed!
New Year's day brought cosy games of scrabble in the lounge with wine and ales and then a meal to fit a king-please see the pic of the pud! They had purposely created this because they knew no-where would be open in the area.
This just typifies the type of people Alan and Silvia are-they have a real interest and show a real care for their guests; they clearly have a passion for people.
Obviously your minimoon should be a memorable experience and were not disappointed at any point, in-fact we haven't stopped talking about it and that is mainly down to Silvia and Alan's Hospitality-thank-you so much! :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brooklynn is our lovely late Victorian home situated in the attractive Scottish Highlands town of Grantown-on-Spey which is in The Cairngorms National Park. The accommodation is comfortable, the breakfasts and dinners delicious and the gardens pretty. Welcome; we hope to see you soon! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brooklynn Guest House Grantown-On-Spey, Scotland