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“A warm welcome, comfortable room and truly beautiful surroundings”
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Alvey House
Ranked #7 of 13 Newtonmore B&B and Inns
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A warm welcome, comfortable room and truly beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed September 3, 2010

Another glorious week spent at Alvey House in the middle of the glorious Highlands. As a young family (3 year old and 6 year old) we have been back to Alvey again and again. There is so much to do in the area and as Roy and Margaret (our hosts) have grandchildren of their own, they are always able to direct us to the best spots to keep the kids entertained, rain or shine (or both as is often the case!).
A traditional Victorian home which has been tastefully converted to a guest house with a variety of rooms, Alvey is full of charm and character.
As ever, our room (this time the large family room, though we have previously used the combination of double/twin and single) was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. There was a child monitor left in the room for us so that we could put the kids to bed then head down to the guest lounge for a tipple in front of the fire before retiring ourselves.
Each morning a full cooked breakfast set us up for the day and our hosts even put together a packed lunch for us on the days that requested.
Once again we were sad to leave but know that we will be north bound on the A9 again soon.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

Just back from 2 days in this Hotel, which is really just a B+B.
Room was small and VERY dated. The ensuite is the smallest I have ever suffered and I have stayed in a lot of places. I could hardly fit in the shower cubicle, not that I was missing out on a flood of water from the shower rose. Amazingly poor.
The owners were some what bizarre in their antics, watching our every moves. The breakfast was below mediocre, although the girl that serves us was very pleasand and the only nice thing I would say about the experience.
I don't often take time to write reviews, but what was a fantastic trip, was really let down by the 'hotel' experince.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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alveyhouse, Owner at Alvey House, responded to this review, September 1, 2010
I would make the following observations to the review -never again
We are a three star Visit Scotland Guest House and do not promote ourselves as a Hotel
Alvey House was a Victorian Merchants House and the decor is purposely in keeping with that era
The Guest stayed for two days and did not complain about any aspect of the accommodation or service, except to say the shower door was sticking when paying his bill. [on inspection this was not found to be the case]
All the rooms are en-suite and the size and layout comply with Building Regulations with regard to the size of the bedroom, showeroom and its fitments.
As owners we only met the guest at check in, breakfast and departure, at which time the normal pleasantries were exchanged.
Other Guests who were present during the same period wrote positive comments in our visitors book on all aspects of their stay. These views are confirmed in every other Trip Advisor Review
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

We stayed for one night only in the family room which was spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was fine but we didn't get to speak to the hostess enough as she was preparing for a big party arriving that evening.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Thank 2beenz
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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 11, 2010

Stayed for two nights. Had evening meal on one day - very good.

Very welcoming, clean and service levels high.

5 minute walk from the railway station - Newtonmore.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2009

The room was spacious with great views of the mountains in a really quiet location. It was clean and comfortable. The full breakfast was top notch. The owners were really friendly and helpful making us feel really welcome even with 3 young children. I would heartily recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Alvey House

Property: Alvey House
Address: Golf Course Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Newtonmore
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Newtonmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alvey House is a Visit Scotland 3 star Guest house on the outskirts of Newtonmore village in the lee of the Monadhliath Mountains and commands panoramic views of the Spey River Valley and Cairngorm Mountains. With en-suite bedrooms, Residents Lounge, Dining Room and Bar, Alvey House is Family friendly and makes the perfect base from which to explore the Highlands and all its attractions whether activity based or general tourism. ... more   less 
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Alvey House Newtonmore, Scotland

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