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“Great small hotel”
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Cairn Hotel
Ranked #5 of 8 Carrbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great small hotel”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Friendly and helpful service, great menus for breakfast and dinner all freshly cooked, clean and comfortable rooms, great choice of real ale in the bar. Good value.

Nice and handy for Landmark too. I have already recommended it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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dundee
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Holiday in this area every year and wish we had discovered this place for eating in earlier. Very varied menu, freshly cooked food and at extremely good prices. Staff all very helpful and cheery. It was locals who recommended it and they should know!.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We missed our overnight reservation due to a flight cancellation enroute from the USA, but stopped for lunch the next day. Excellent food and friendly atmosphere in the pub. The management was extremely cooperative in providing a letter we used with the airline to claim reimbursement for our pre-paid reservation. With such helpful service, we regretted even more the missed opportunity to spend the night. The Cairn and Carrbridge have a warm spot in our hearts.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeenshire
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

My husband and I have just had three days , two nights, in the Carrbridge area staying in the Cairn Hotel.The food was excellent with very generous quantities of meat and fish. There was a great atmosphere in the pub and the staff and owner were very welcoming and helpful.Breakfast was freshly cooked and the black pudding was to die for!! We will go back again with no hesitation but we took the smallest double room this time which was fine but next time will pay extra for the larger room . We found the bedroom very quiet and very comfortable.A Mclean

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Stayed 3 nights on a bird-watching trip to the Speyside area. Room was v comfortable with all facilities breakfasts were plentiful and delicious, Staff could not have been more helpful. Ate in the inn on a couple of occasions. Again the food was excellent value ~ I highly recommend the cheesecake! excellent location, would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cheshire
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

we went for lunch and it was very good. The service and food was very good, we had local beer Wild Cat.

Stayed April 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

The Cairn Hotel in the cosy village of Carrbridge is a true gem. The rooms are good sized and very clean and come with very good wireless internet reception throughout. The owner takes great care that everyone feels welcome and at home and is always there should one need help. Carrbridge itself is an ideal spot to explore the Highlands, be it on foot, on a cycle or by car.
Besides the excellent atmosphere of simple feeling welcome in the hotel, the premises also include a very cosy bar that is frequented by a lot of locals, always a good sign. The food served is of outstanding quality, after a long hike in the mountains I treated myself to their salmon fillet and the mother of all sticky toffee puddings, both excellent. Staying at the Cairn, one will soon realize that the owners really like their work and truely care. The love for detail is also apparent at breakfast, which prepared fresh and is certainly not a microwave-business! The selection of options includes porridge as well as various variations of a cooked Scottish breakfast, smoked fish and omlettes.
Work takes me to a lot of places as do various trips to the mountains every year, the Cairn is definitely a place I will go back to as soon as possible.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Cairn Hotel

Property: Cairn Hotel
Address: Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore > Carrbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Carrbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An authentic Highland inn, full of rustic charm and the perfect base for a tour of the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park. Our award winning real ale & whisky bar is the centre of our community, providing a genuinely welcoming atmosphere and a great source of information on what to see and do in the area. ... more   less 
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