This is an excellent hotel to stay in if you are in a group. If there is just the two of you, go somewhere else.
We went there for two nights on a weekend as part of a club group of about 20 folk. The hotel caters for mostly tour bus groups and it does this well.
There are set times that the main meals are served for your group and you have buffet (hot and cold) for breakfast and a set menu for the evening meal. In the evenings you have 2 or 3 choices for each of the 4 courses. The hotel has organised this well and they can serve about 100 people in a good time frame. The food is good, nothing to write home about, but all was cooked well and reasonably good tasting. Plenty of local fresh produce on the menu too.
My wife and I had a good sized room and the bed, two singles together, was huge and comfortable. Didn’t notice the join. The room was reasonably well appointed and everything was there and worked. There was a slight problem with the hot water at one period over the weekend but this was sorted quickly. It was quiet too and we had a good nights sleep.
Kingussie is not a big place and does not have a large selection of other restaurants but the hotel is on the main street and close to everything. Railway station too.
On both nights there was live music in the large ballroom/bar area. This was definitely directed at the older guests staying though. There is another smaller for compact bar for smaller groups wanting an evening without the music.
So all in all this is a good hotel but really is for the group travellers. The ‘older’ travelling set at that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Duke of Gordon is one of the premier privately owned hotels in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park,a truly unspoilt and spectacular part of the world. The hotel is one of the few highland hotels that can offer all the home comforts of a modern hotel combined with the traditional charachater and heritage of an old scottish coaching inn. The open log fire welcomes our guests into the warm and friendly environment. All of the hotel electricity, heating and hot water is provided using a Woodchip Biomass System from fully sustainable resources. We are proud to have significantly reduced our carbon footprint and be one of the greenest business's in Scotland. A warm welcome awaits all to this gem that is the Duke of Gordon Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duke Of Gordon Kingussie
- Duke Of Gordon Hotel Kingussie, Scotland, UK