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Duke of Gordon Hotel
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Reviewed December 4, 2010

despite terrible weather with deep snow and temperature below -18 most nights and arriving late(10-30pm) staff stayed to serve us a 4course meal can only say had a wonderful time on our mountain and misletoe trip(same as turkey and tinsel) would compliment all staff and manager hope all your guests have a good time as we had

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

The exterior of the hotel is a mix of old and new. There has apparently been an inn or hotel on the site for more than a hundred years (it’s mentioned in Queen Victoria’s diary) but modern extensions are also apparent and if a certain Royal visitor passed through Kingussie nowadays I doubt if he would be giving the hotel awards for the architecture (“Breeze block” meets “quaint” springs to mind).

Our experience from a two day stay in February 2010 was that it was comfortable and good value. The interior is mainly styled as a historic building. The public areas are spacious with decorative ceilings; modern chandeliers; Queen Anne style furnishings; large paintings adorning the walls etc - I don’t recall if there were any stag’s heads on the walls but they would not have been out of place. There is a small bar towards the front of the building which is less formal. Although the hotel was nice and warm in general we found that the toilets for this bar, which were located downstairs, were absolutely freezing - prompting many jokes.

We thought that the décor throughout was well maintained and it looked as if work had been carried out in recent years in contrast to some similar style places in Scotland which have been neglected.

There is plenty of free parking on site and the hotel is reasonably central for walking around the small town.

We were with a group of skiers ranging in age from 20’s to 40+ but the majority of other guests were elderly and the atmosphere should suit the latter most.

Our room, at the front of the hotel, was spacious, with twin beds which we were able to move together without much problem. There was plenty of storage space in the wardrobes, a wall mounted flat-screen TV, tea making facilities and a nicely decorated en-suite with shower over the bath. We found it to be entirely satisfactory in contrast to a previous experience at the Star Hotel in town a couple of years ago.

Evening meals and breakfast were served in the large dining room by friendly staff who even agreed to serve us breakfast a little earlier to allow for departure to the ski slopes. The food was very good - decent variety available and tasty (breakfast was buffet style with one of the chefs attending). In keeping with many hotels a lot of the staff were from various parts of Europe - but those serving us spoke English well so we had no problems.

Overall I’d say the hotel is worth its 3 star rating, good value, comfortable and I’d be happy enough to go back (although from previous TA reports I don‘t think the attic room sounds like an option).

  • Stayed: February 2010
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

Although we did not stay at this hotel, we went there for drinks and meals. The hotel was very clean, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The meals we had were very tasty, the belly of pork was to die for. Wish we had stayed here instead of the so called hotel we stayed at down the road

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2010

My husband and I have just returned from a 3 day stay at this hotel. We had a fab time. Although there are coach parties to cater for also at the hotel the staff cater for the private residents first class. The food is fab!!! We had 4 courses every night with one night being the" Lairds Buffet" and boy was this buffet fit for a Laird. Thank you to all the staff from the girls at reception and Scott and his staff and of course not to forget the Chefs. especially to the Chef from Hungary ( sorry didnt get to know your name)
We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

Four of us stayed in this hotel for two nights from 7th September 2010. First of all the cost of two nights, dinner bed and breakfast was very reasonable at £99 per person. The dinner was a four course meal and then coffee. The breakfast was as much as you wanted to eat. Our rooms were spacious and clean. What made it for us was the staff. Everyone was very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble for them.

There is entertainment in the evening on a scottish theme and that was good. There were coach parties in when we were there so there were a lot of older guests. They all seemed to be enjoying themselves as well.

Would we go back - yes we will!!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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