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Cairngorm Hotel

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#3 of 13 hotels in Aviemore
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If you’re looking for a charming hotel in Aviemore, look no further than Cairngorm Hotel.

Cairngorm Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Aviemore, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Cairngorm Hotel, including La Taverna (0.4 mi), Old Bridge Inn (0.3 mi), and The Winking Owl (0.3 mi).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle, which is a popular ancient ruins amongst tourists.

The staff at Cairngorm Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Skiing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Banquet room
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room service
Telephone
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Languages Spoken
English
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Ranger145 wrote a review 9 Apr
Silverton, Colorado450 contributions147 helpful votes
This was a great place to stay in the heart of Aviemore which allowed easy access to all the shops and attractions by walking. Its beautifully decorated in Scottish style with a nice Pub and Restaurant on site. The room we had was small but functioned perfectly for our needs. We ate at the restaurant twice including the free breakfast which was very good with lots of choices and great service! Would not hesitate to stay here again as it felt like traditional Scotland!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t miss breakfast.
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UncleBulgaria15 wrote a review 8 Apr
Leeds, United Kingdom345 contributions390 helpful votes
We are very well travelled and have stayed in everything from basic hotels to luxury hotels. Had we believed some of the reviews on here, we wouldn’t have stayed here. We’re glad that we followed our instinct. This is a lovely hotel with fabulous staff. The room was compact, but very comfortable. The food is superb. Excellent value and if you dare to try the prawn cocktail, good luck, it’s massive! The full breakfast is a right plate full too. The lounge bar had entertainment on in the evening which was enjoyable. What I would say from some of the other reviews is: If you own a dog, it’s always best to ring to check what you can and can’t do with it. I find it strange that someone would want to take their dog into a restaurant. If you sadly have any dietary needs, again, it’s always best to call the hotel to see if they can help rather than finding out on arrival that they can’t and then post a scathing reviews which is really unfair. A number of reviews on here are typical of modern day life. People believe what they read online and are impatient. We had a great time here and providing you’re relaxed about a potential wait for a table to dine and why wouldn’t you be, then you’ll be fine. Go for it!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Perfect for those arriving by train as the station is straight across the road. Car park onsite....
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June Campbell wrote a review 7 Apr
Glasgow, United Kingdom29 contributions33 helpful votes
Stayed in this hotel few times over the years and it’s still as good now as it has always been we tried to book 2 nights but hotel was busy so booked another hotel for 2 nights big mistake checked out after one night but was lucky to get booked in to the Cairngorm for one night what a difference beds fantastic all staff very welcoming and helpful so a big thank you to each and everyone off you dinner in restaurant and breakfast next day was lovely all served with a smile
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Sightseer20730723714 wrote a review 3 Apr
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The hotel states that this is a dog friendly hotel however dogs are only allowed in the hotel lobby or your own room. The dog is not even allowed in the bar which in my opinion does not make it dog friendly. The food was lovely but I will not go back as the dog must be left in the room if you want a drink.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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KT2020 wrote a review 1 Apr
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Disappointed with lack of gluten free options at breakfast despite paying the same as everyone else. Smoked haddock and an egg gets a bit boring however was the only option* and I left breakfast hungry each morning. It was disheartening to see how many choices everyone else had, they had value for money. On the last morning I asked for bacon and eggs instead, unfortunately it must have been contaminated as within 20 minutes I had to return to the room due to coming down very unwell. I asked for a gluten free menu and there wasn't one, I was told that the options were on the main breakfast menu. The option was the smoked haddock and egg.. there was fruit and yoghurt however when everyone else is given a banquet of options and we've all paid the same it is a kick in the teeth. That said, the bed was very comfortable and staff pleasant. I would not stay here again, due to awful value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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phoenix12016 wrote a review Mar 2024
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom23 contributions58 helpful votes
Visited the restaurant 3 nights of our stay at Aviemore. Do not eat anywhere else - this place is fantastic. The food is the best, service is so fast and the restaurant staff are second to none. I can’t recommend this place enough. It’s the best place by far for food and drinks.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get there early as on weekends it’s really busy
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Lillibeth56 wrote a review Mar 2024
Perth, United Kingdom41 contributions10 helpful votes
The Cairngorms hotel is lovely it is just across from the railway station on the Main Street, it has a good sized car park. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble, the room was very clean, also the food was delicious and large portions, breakfast was also delicious with plenty to choose from and as much tea and coffee as you wanted. The hotel run quiz nights and live music.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: There is no lift so it could be difficult for someone with walking difficulties as there are no...
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colin h wrote a review Mar 2024
Hayling Island, United Kingdom68 contributions31 helpful votes
We have not been to Aviemore for 28 years but I always remember this hotel as being iconic and standing out opposite the train station . So booked it for 2 nights direct with the hotel. What a charming olde world hotel. With lots of quirky Scottish decoration. Everybody we encountered was helpful and polite. Room tastefully decorated. Tea & coffee making in room . Breakfast defeated us both .
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Spike927 wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom226 contributions119 helpful votes
A lovely, traditional hotel with friendly staff. Rooms are basic but clean. Food and service in the restaurant were excellent. Wi-Fi is very slow and intermittent which is a big downside. There is live music in the bar every evening, which many people like, though rooms above the bar will have to either enjoy or endure the noise.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Reservations can’t be made in the restaurant so if you want dinner come down early
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Mary wrote a review Mar 2024
Brechin, United Kingdom3 contributions
We travelled to Aviemore for the day and stopped in for some late lunch after our lovely day out. The food was delicious and we were very happy with how full we were afterwards, however, we were slightly disappointed with the staff as they seemed a little lost with the service and brought our food out all at different times, which was unenjoyable for the group to have to wait and they were not very friendly either. Which was a shame because the food was great!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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£106 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairngorm Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cairngorm Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cairngorm Mountain (0.5 miles), Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (0.3 miles), and Aviemore Ice Rink (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairngorm 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 Cairngorm Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cairngorm Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairngorm Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Coffee Pot, Happy Haggis, and Miele’s Gelateria.
Is Cairngorm Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Aviemore.
Are pets allowed at Cairngorm Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cairngorm Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aviemore Railway Station (0.6 miles) and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (0.7 miles).
Does Cairngorm Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Cairngorm Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.