Willowbank Guesthouse
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Willowbank Guesthouse

Willowbank High Street, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EN Scotland
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4.5
#8 of 9 guest houses in Grantown-on-Spey
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Willowbank Guest House offers all you are looking for at an affordable price. Clean rooms, a great Scottish Breakfast with local ingredients and home made bread as well as personal service are waiting for you. Free WiFi is available in all areas of the Guesthouse and we have a private car park. Willowbank is located within the Cairngorms National Park, an ideal location for walking, fishing, wildlife watching or to visit Aviemore & Cairngorm Mountain. You can also visit one of the Castles or Whisky Distilleries nearby. We have 9 guest bedrooms, 6 en-suite and 3 rooms with separate private bathroom. We look forward to provide you a warm welcome!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Room features
Housekeeping
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German

Location

Willowbank High Street, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EN Scotland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 69 out of 100
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IRB wrote a review Oct 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom166 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The communication, helpfulness and friendliness of the hosts was vey much appreciated. The guesthouse is well placed for exploring the Cairngorms, the Glenlivet Estates, and the local area. We did many walks and cycling from here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Willowbank was very clean and the adoptive manner to meet covid requirements was well implemented and very innovative. Times to return to the room were restricted to help with sanitisation, however this should not be ignored and seen as a positive measure during the current situation. The room (we had an upgrade thank you), was spacious and the bed was very comfy. We found that the breakfast served here was probably the best of our holiday, thank you. We would highly recommend and will try to return when we can; it is a great place to stay and you know you are going to leave well nourished for the days activities. Many items have been removed from rooms to assist with sanitisation and ease of cleaning. Parking is available on site, even if you have you to navigate the narrowest entry to gain access. The owners were perfect hosts and we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sandiebeach67 wrote a review Jul 2021
Dundee25 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a comfort room it was spacious absolutely spotless and the most comfortable bed .The hosts were delightful and we felt safe with their COVID protocol. We picked what we wanted for breakfast from a checklist and WhatsApp it to the
owners and we were given a timeslot. The Breakfast was amazing freshly cooked with good quality ingredients. We would recommend Willowbank to everybody. The location is good as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carolyn wrote a review Jul 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan and Janny are very welcoming hosts and the accommodation is extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean .
Delicious breakfasts with lots of choice eaten in a very pleasant conservatory at the front of the property
Grantown has a variety of pubs and restaurants for evening meals
The hosts are most helpful sharing local knowledge about walks and places of interest .
We had a wonderful week exploring the area - Thank you .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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William S wrote a review May 2022
Eyemouth, United Kingdom1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived at 2.40pm, wasn’t allowed in to use toilets in our rooms, was told to find public toilets in town after a 4 hr drive. Owner was not friendly, check-in is between 4 -7pm we had 2 double rooms booked, sign outside said they still had vacancies. Cancelled and found alternative accommodation but were still charged the full amount for 2 rooms £180, even though we were never over their door.
Wouldn’t recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Andrea B wrote a review Sept 2022
Brescia, Italy57 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Guesthouse Willow Bank is without doubt the most pleasant place where we stopped, with my wife and four American friends, for one night during our recent long trip to Scotland.
The village and countryside are magnificent, the accommodation and breakfast (included in the total price of £ 90 for two) are exceptional in cleanliness, quality and service. More than anything else I was moved by the constant availability and discretion of the managers. Thanks to them, from the heart !!
Andrea Breda (Brescia - Italy)
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The rooms were of adequate size, very quiet and equipped with perfect bathrooms.
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Patron30 wrote a review Jul 2021
Buckie, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, comfortable, tasty breakfast with many choices and sufficient to set us up for our day’s cycling. Jan & Janny are friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for them. We were caught in the rain and got soaked and they offered to dry our jackets and they were ready to wear again the next morning.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Mary Young wrote a review Jul 2023
Glenrothes, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just had a couple of nights stay here from 24th July, till 26th July with some friends. Room was very clean and spacious, bed was comfy and breakfast was excellent. The couple who have this guesthouse are very friendly and I would highly recommend this place to stay

Ian & Mary
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Margaret D wrote a review Aug 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom12 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean and well appointed. Good breakfast and cosy, nicely decorated rooms with nice finishing touches. Parking outside or to the rear of the property. The bathroom was a little on the small side, but we had all that we needed provided for us.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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hammyzone wrote a review Sept 2021
edinburgh11 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited on our cycling trip around the highlands and Willowbank was our first stop. The staff were very welcoming and accommodating and made us feel at home. The room was very comfortable and I got a great night's sleep. The breakfast was really good as well and is situated in a lovely conservatory.

Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Steve wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom6 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night at Willowbank. Jan and Janny take their covid safety responsibilities seriously but without being intrusive. We felt very safe and relaxed here. The B&B is spotless. Room was quite small but fine for us with a comfortable bed and hot shower. Breakfast was really excellent. There's also a private car park. Would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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william p asked a question Dec 2015
Coatbridge, United Kingdom13 contributions17 helpful votes
looking for accomadation for thunder in the glen 2016 aug 26 how far are you from the event
Answer from Jan484
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Thunder in the Glens is mainly celebrated in Aviemore, which is a 30 minutes drive. Part of the event takes place in Grantown on Spey on High Street and The Square, which is a 5 minutes walk from our guesthouse
goprozac1 asked a question Aug 2015
Flower Mound, Texas32 contributions16 helpful votes
Do you have hairdryers?
Answer from Jan484
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Yes, we have hairdryers in every room.
Andrea B wrote a tip Sept 2022
Brescia, Italy57 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms were of adequate size, very quiet and equipped with perfect bathrooms."
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liz_symington wrote a tip Apr 2019
Dumbarton, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay extra if you want a bigger room as you would with any hotel."
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Andrew G wrote a tip Aug 2018
Grimsby, United Kingdom100 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Downstairs room was huge - check prices"
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Drew186305 wrote a tip Jul 2018
Crich, United Kingdom273 contributions149 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the biggest room!!"
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ges000 wrote a tip Apr 2017
scotland186 contributions115 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor room 1"
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PRICE RANGE
£105 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsGrantown-on-Spey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Willowbank Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Willowbank Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include The Bookmark Bookshop (0.3 miles), The High St. Merchants (0.2 miles), and Smarty Art (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Willowbank Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Willowbank Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Willowbank Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Willowbank Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include High St. Merchants, The Craig Bar, and Grantown Diner & Takeaway.
Is Willowbank Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Grantown-on-Spey.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Willowbank Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Willowbank Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Packhorse Bridge (8.3 miles).
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