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“Might have been good once, but rundown,not very clean now” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Scot House Hotel and Restaurant

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The Scot House Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Kingussie
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Might have been good once, but rundown,not very clean now”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2010

The outside looks sad. The inside isn't much better. At first sight it looks reasonable, but the longer you stay the worse it gets! The bath panel was hanging off, the manager said he'd fix it, it was still as bad when we left 5 days later. After 3 days I wrote "please dust me" on the tv, when we returned later that day I dusted it , and the rest of the room, myself. No one (exept me) made the bed properly, the top cover being pulled over a wrinkled bottom sheet. The underblanket looked grotty. Bar was closed at 8.15 one night, mansger said no one was in so he closed, we were there, he just walked off. Floors all in need of a good hoovering. All in all not a good place to stay. The Duke of Gordon, a few doors away, is a much better bet.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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shorty001
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2010

There was no tv available in our room, we were told it didnt work and there was nothing going to be done about it. Found the reception a bit awkward and unwelcoming. Finally got a free meal thrown in having complained about our room, but felt it came through gritted teeth. We were told we couldnt sit in the lounge after 10pm since alarms needed to be put on! After returning home with what i thought was midgy bites (in september??!) i found that it was actually bed bug bites from the hotel room! Would not recommend and definately wont go back.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2010

It's hard to find anything especially wrong with this hotel. The welcome was nice, the manager putting us at ease from the start. The room was comfortable and spacious, and first impressions were good. The whirlpool bath was a nice surprise.

Then we notices that the more awkward places could be cleaner - corners of rooms, behind doors, sides of cupboards. A window was cracked and the bath panel had come off. None of these things really spoiled the stay, but like the English football team, it tentatively made it through qualifying stages only to be found wanting when taken to task.

The hotel claimed "free wi-fi throughout" but I couldn't pick it up from my room. I had to go to the stair well to get a signal. I guess rooms on the middle floor (where the router was located) would have less of a problem.

The evening meal was quiet - just us, although a couple had just finished. To our knowledge, Kingussie has no gourmet restaurants so it made sense to eat in. The food in the hotel was, well, safe. My salmon as served with boiled veg much as I would have made it myself. The menu wasn't one with exciting modern fare like Thai fishcakes and chilli nachos anyway. Meat (or fish) and two (or more) veg. The waitress could have managed a smile or at least some smoke signal to let us know she really does want to be there, even if she actually doesn't. The manager served us coffee at the end, with the waitress heading out like a cat into the night.

Breakfast was "the usual" as found in B&Bs all over Scotland. Again, nothing wrong, so no complaints.

Everything about this hotel was...OK. The price was reasonable (around £100 for two of us, dinner, B&B). But I wonder how much effort it would take for the hotel to go just that little bit further? To just be a little more exciting and memorable?

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2010

My boyfriend and i recently stayed at the Scot House Hotel. The hotel was very nice, clean and well presented but could do with a lick of paint in some areas and an outdoor arielf for the tvs. The staff were extremely nice and helpful - good local knowledge of the area and tourist attractions. The area (Kingussie) was ok - a bit too quiet for our liking i.e. no local restaurant or pub, nearest dining was in Aviemore (15 mins drive away). There is plenty to do and we would recommenrd this hotel as a base for exploring the Cairngorms.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2010

My wife and I spent a night at the Scot House Hotel on the way back to Edinburgh from the north of Scotland. We loved everything about the north of Scotland and the Scot House Hotel capped off a very pleasant and most memorable stay.
The hotel building is over 100 yrs old. It is beautiful and elegant in appearance which added to the appeal of our stay. We were met by Colin the hotel manager whom was friendly and very helpful.
We were in room 6 on the top floor. The room was small but very cosy. It was very clean and tidy. The bathroom was small but clean. The shower was lovely with excellent pressure.
Unfortunately the regular chef was sick and the restaurant was closed. We decided to walk into town, which is a short 5min walk and had an excellent pub meal at the Tipsy Laird. I recommend the bangers and mash served in a Yorkshire pudding. Very nice topped off with good service and friendly staff.
Breakfast is included - there's a good variety of cereals and cooked breakfast.
Overall the Scot House is an excellent hotel and is perfect for a short or long term stay.
Highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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stirling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2010

From the moment we walked into the very nice reception area we knew we had picked a nice hotel, but the longer we were there the better it got. The superior room had a huge bed and whirlpool bath in the en-suite. The food was fantastic local produce from the full scottish breakfast to the highland game pie, the bar was very welcoming and the hosts Colin and Helen were just great. I cannot wait to go back, next time will take the kids!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow Scotland
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2010

My fiance and I spent one night at the Scot House Hotel whilst visiting the Highliand Park Wildlife Park. Hotel was a 6 minute drive from the park which suited the purposes of our trip.We paid £59 for one night bed and breakfast and throughly enjoyed our stay.

Colin, the owner, immediatly made us feel welcome on our arrival. Rooms were clean and spacious with tea and coffee making facilities. Bathroom was clean although I did notice that the bath panel was hanging off in our bathroom.

Kingussie itself is a one street town. Restaurants there stop serving food at 9pm so late eaters beware, We did not dine in the Scot Hotel however we did join the owner, Colin, and his wife for a drink at the bar with the other guests and were made most welcome.

We were offered both a continental (cereal, toast, fruit) and Scottish breakfast (sausage, bacon, eggs made to suit, tomatos and black pudding), all delicious. For an extra cost you could also order kippers or omlette so lots of choice.

Overall this hotel exceeded our expectations in terms of service considering the price we paid and we would stay there again if we returned to the area and recommend it to friends/family..

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Scot House Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Newtonmore Road, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Kingussie
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Kingussie
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Scot House Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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