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The Craigellachie Hotel

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Nestled in the luxury valley of Speyside, The Craigellachie Hotel was described by Condé Nast Traveller as “the oldest and greatest whisky hotel in the world”. The Craigellachie has 26 bedrooms, and it’s home to the oldest pub in Speyside: the Spey Inn, an old drovers inn dating back to 1703, and to the world-renowned Quaich Bar, where guests and tourists can savour over 1,000 single-malt whiskies alongside some of the best cocktails.

The luxury valley of Speyside is home to 70% of whisky distilleries, and the most famous ones, such as Macallan, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Craigellachie and many more, are within a 20-mile radius from the hotel. Iconic landmarks such as The Craigellacghie Bridge and the River Spey are just 3 minutes from the hotel.

The Craigellachie offers free in-room WiFi, free parking and local staff to help you plan your best Speyside adventures. Our menus offer the finest local produce, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking hotel
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Cherith G wrote a review 13 Apr
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We had a lovely few days at this hotel. Staff was kind and accommodating. Our room was absolutely lovely. We especially enjoyed the whisky left in our room every evening. Meals were very nice as well.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Larissa wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
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I knew that The Craigellachie was the gem of Speyside, but staying there exceeded all my expectations! Lovely staff, comfortable rooms and dreamy location. The members of the team were very knowledgeable and they offered us lots of recommendations to improve our plans. Food wise - I am coeliac, and it’s rare to find an extensive GF offer like the one I found at the hotel. Bonus points for the whole breakfast menu that can be made gluten-free. My experience at the Quaich Whisky Bar was 10/10. Within five minutes of being there, I met people from all continents in the world and it seemed like an evening with friends. This was hands down the best and most wholesome experience in a hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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crawford g wrote a review Mar 2024
Aberdeen, United Kingdom1701 contributions554 helpful votes
Many Scottish Country Town hotels just don't quite carry it off. The sheer cost of upgrading them to the 20th never mind the 21st century is daunting. This one nearly carries it off, although the price is steep for what you get. The entrance hall area has you doubting as do the corridors but the bedrooms have been upgraded to a reasonable standard. It does however have some issues like no tissues and a Roberts radio that will only tune to one random station. Breakfast was excellent but don't waste your money on the restaurant.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steve wrote a review Mar 2024
Alford, United Kingdom64 contributions15 helpful votes
A gem in the heart of Speyside. Revisited the Craig after 20 years to see what had changed. What hasn’t? The whole hotel has been refurbished around 10 years ago, the design has been refreshed, the rooms are spacious and modern, however they’ve kept their charm of the past. One small disappointment was the whisky bar no longer being in the corner of the hotel. This was iconic in so far as the bar was surrounded by shelves of whisky on every wall, never been anywhere like it since. Unfortunately it’s now moved along the hall, and whilst having a large selection of whiskies and a knowledgable barman, it’s not quite the same. However this shouldn’t detract from the whole ambience of the hotel. Just go you’ll love it.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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James H wrote a review Mar 2024
Dobbs Ferry, New York3 contributions
We stayed for 3 nights in March 2024. We had originally looked at another inn across the street and reviews here led us to change our booking. Glad we did. The hotel is perfectly situated with direct access to the speyside way and a few hundred yards from the Craigellachie bridge. It is walking distance to Aberlour where you can find a number of cafe's and a restaurant or two, and a few minutes by car will have you to to Archiestown or Duffdown and any of a dozen plus distilleries. We hired Craigellachie Taxi to drive us to our distillery tours and were able to make the most out of our visit- they were quite reasonable. Can't say enough about them. The hotel has a great little restaurant (Spey Inn) and a wonderful whisky bar (the Quaich). We had two meals at the Spey Inn and enjoyed everything we ate. The Hotel is directly across the street from the Highlander Inn where you can also grab a bite - the atmosphere at the Spey Inn and Quaich are a bit more refined but enjoyed both. Our full/king size room was comfortable but i wouldn't call it luxurious. TV was a bit dated and internet connectivity was a bit intermittent - good enough for email and downloading- a bit spotty for streaming. That said, we didn't come here to sit in the room on zoom calls. While not modern, everything was spotless. We couldn't ask for more from the staff. Everyone was cheery, helpful and positive. I would go back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LMo wrote a review Mar 2024
8 contributions5 helpful votes
The Pros: Great Location Quirky old country hotel Great food and drinks Charming character & lots of history Friendly staff Good sized room and bathroom The Cons: Limited parking Had no running hot or cold water when we woke up The bed is no good if your taller than 6'0 Pillows were awful Very limited sound proofing (you can hear everything!) Slightly rough around the edges Quite expensive but few alternatives Overall we enjoyed our stay, the food and drink offering was superb but we found the hotel quite uncomfortable and expensive.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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TravellingGlaswegian wrote a review Feb 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom822 contributions96 helpful votes
We stayed at the Craigellachie hotel for one night as we had booked a MacAllan tour. We had such a lovely stay at the hotel. It is really central for completing a whisky trail around Speyside. It is very central and easy to get to most things in the area (with a car). Our room was exceptionally clean, spacious and lovely decorated. The room had white company toiletries and we enjoyed our stay. For drink/food we also drank in the Quiach bar. The bar tender serving us was so knowledgeable, lovely and kind. We also had drinks and dinner in the Spey inn restaurant. This was also delicious. We brought our dog, who was allowed to go everywhere and made to feel very welcome.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jane b wrote a review Feb 2024
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Six of us stayed at The Craigellachie Hotel on the 9th of February for two nights in three rooms. We were warmly welcomed, and made to feel at home. The rooms were great and very comfortable, and room 14 was a great size with a four poster bed. We had lunch and dinner in the restaurant, and the food was very good, but the best part of this hotel is the staff. We were looked after exceptionally well by Keira, Elise, Ashleigh and others who I unfortunately didn't get their names. Keira and the team went above and beyond to make our visit special, thanks again!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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berski266142 wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We loved the hotel. It was warm and welcoming. Having the riverside walk at the foot of the hotel was perfect for the dog. And that bar! Callum was so enthusiatic and knowledgable. We sampled some great whiskies and could have stayed much longer quite happily. We'll definately be back again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hyutrq wrote a review Jan 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions5 helpful votes
we were there on a business trip, and the experience was the worst we ever received by addressing us to the food, which was horrible First, the waiter was in a mood and made it worse as he took 20 mins for our drinks 30 minutes later he came bk to take our order then we were still waiting on our drinks the food was disgusting fish was raw meat was cold and it was a joke three times this happened
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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£174 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Craigellachie Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Craigellachie Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Glenfiddich Distillery (3.3 miles), The Fiddichside Inn (0.4 miles), and The Linn Falls (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Craigellachie Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Craigellachie Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Craigellachie Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Craigellachie Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seven Stills, The Dowans Hotel, and The Mash Tun.
Is The Craigellachie Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Craigellachie.
Are pets allowed at The Craigellachie Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Craigellachie Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Craigellachie Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dufftown Clock Tower (3.8 miles) and Dufftown &Mortlach Heritage Trail (3.8 miles).
Does The Craigellachie Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.