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Dalrachney Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Carrbridge
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Cornwall
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45 reviews
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“Lovely quiet place to stay - very welcoming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

I stayed here with my husband and friends as a 2-night stopover on the way back to Cornwall from Lewis. The landlady was very welcoming and, had we wanted to, we would have been allowed to bring our dog in with us. The hotel is probably correctly graded at 3 star, but the food, especially the choice at breakfast, is worth more than 3 stars.
The only fault we found was that our shower didn't work. This was not a major problem as the bath filled very quickly and there was plenty of hot water.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

Firstly, this hotel is not in Aviemore, it is 7 miles outside and a good 30 minute drive to the slopes. I paid for a delux double, our friends paid for a double. When they arrive (two days before us) they were offered the room we eventually stayed in and they said no as it had a maroon bathroom and badly needed decorating. They were put in a slight less offensive room (only three clashing flower prints). So we stayed in a room our friends had turned down and they paid £10 less per night than we did. The toilet made such a loud noise every time we flushed it, we though the pipes were going to burst.
The lounge was pleasant and the food was decent, but the room was certainly not luxurious in any way. I have spent less than £95 per night on much better hotels in the past.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2010

Have stayed here several times at this stage. Can't do enough for you. Food in the bar is excellent and the restaurant even better. Nothing beats driving up on a Friday evening and having your tea by the fire in the bar and then a quite drink in the lounge/library by the roaring fire. Great night's sleep and lovely big rooms (...having used both double rooms and have now graduated to family rooms). Great access to Speyside, Inverness, Fort George and Aviemore and the hills. Will be back up in the new year.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2010

Wonderful location,very accomodating!! Superb breakfast and lovely evening meal.
The owners go out of there way to make your stay comfortable,no faults whats so ever,.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2010

We are a family of three, (soon to be four) and I stumbled across the Dalrachney lodge, an erstwhile hunting lodge, online. After surfing through many sites and looking for great deals, I decided to finally call them up - and am I glad I did! I liked the fact that they were in Carrbridge, a small township in Inverness-shire and since we were interested in going to the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, exploring Aviemore and a few Cairngorm trails, the location was perfect for us!

Travelling with a two-year-old can sometimes be tedious but Helen, the proprietor, made sure that my pregnant self was fed every few hours and our two-year-old was suitably occupied. The warmth and hospitality of Helen and her staff were outstanding and they didn't mind our daughter's occassional yells, screams or tantrums. They seemed genuinely fond of kids and Helen and her team went out of their way to make sure that we were extremely comfortable.

The room that we stayed in was beautifully refurbished and expansive, retaining the old rustic flavour of the hunting lodge with ornate furniture and, it also had a lovely view overlooking the grounds and the River Dunlain. The rates were extremely reasonable, considering that the bathroom, which was across our room, was practically the size of our hall back home in Edinburgh.

We were very impressed with the service of the staff and their attention to detail and they made sure that they accommodated all of our wishes and small requests. We haven't often come across a place so tolerant of children and genuinely concerned about their well-being as well. We all had a fabulous time walking around their lovely grounds, just basking on the grass alongside the Dunlain river. We are definitely going back again with our second, in a few months' time hopefully. Last but not the least, the food was delicious and the chef utilized local products - hats off to the chef!

This is one of the THE best places we have ever stayed at in the UK!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

Wonderful old building, great setting, very quiet and amazing views. Ideally placed for enjoying the Cairngorms.

But it seems the owners have been there too long. The place is very old fashioned in many ways, from the bizarre and twee furnishings in the rooms and communal areas, to the outdated way of 'serving' meals.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2010

Very welcoming owners, huge coal fires, amazing food especially breakfast. clean, plenty hot water, will certainly be going back! Top notch, keep it up :-)

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dalrachney Lodge Hotel
Address: Grantown Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AT, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore > Carrbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Carrbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dalrachney Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dalrachney Lodge is an independent family run Country House Hotel in Carrbridge in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. We recognise how precious your relaxation and holiday time is away from home and we aim to provide a tranquil environment in which to enjoy our wonderful surroundings. Dalrachney Lodge a former Edwardian Hunting Lodge, is set in 3 acre grounds within the Cairngorms National Park and rests directly beside our own 1 km stretch of the Dulnain River. Our Bistro menu features locally sourced food and a good selection of whiskies. We have Egyptian cotton bed linen, Heirlooms towels and Floris toiletries in all rooms. Our Superior rooms have handmade Savoir Super King size beds. Having taken over just two years ago, a substantial renovation project is ongoing which has seen our Drawing Room and Bar/Bistro refurbished and completion of two new bedrooms with new en-suite bathrooms. In March 2015 a biomass boiler system was installed and another two new bathrooms have been completed. Investment in the Hotel is continuing with work starting on updating more bathrooms later in the year and a self-catering cottage will be available for rental in the Summer. We hope you will come and enjoy our Scottish hospitality and all the Cairngorms has to offer. ... more   less 
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