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The Craiglynne Hotel

Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3JX Scotland
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#6 of 7 hotels in Grantown-on-Spey
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Old world charm at the newly restored The Craiglynne Hotel. Our Victorian granite hotel, situated under the majestic Cairngorms, has just been restored and refurbished to the highest standards. With 82 stylish rooms and superb grounds, relaxing here during your stay is irresistible; however we also highly recommend visiting the beautiful villages, mountains, rivers and forests nearby. After a day exploring, there's nothing better than sinking into an armchair by one of our roaring log fires to share stories of Lochness, Inverness and the hugely popular whisky trail. When you are looking for hotels in Grantown-on-Spey, near Aviemore, stay with us and be one of the first to enjoy our restored hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Internet
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Room features
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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John P wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have recently returned from a trip to Scotland where we stayed for two nights at the Craiglynne Hotel in Grantown on Spey on the 14th and 15th of February.

To say we were disappointed would be an understatement.

On entering our room the first thing to greet us was the sight of a broken blind half hanging in the window.
The window itself could not be opened as it was painted shut so there was no possibility of getting fresh air in the room.
Apart from a tiny wardrobe there were only two reasonably sized drawers for other clothes but the top drawer was broken and could not be used and this also prevented the bottom drawer from opening so we had to live out of our suitcase. However, there wasn't a stand for the suitcase so it had to lay on the floor.
The room was cramped to say the least and with the suitcase taking up most of the available floor space it had to be moved every time we wanted to use either the wardrobe or the sink.
There was no telephone in the room.
There was only one single socket by the dressing table (the one with the broken drawers) so you could not boil the kettle if you were watching television unless you put the kettle on the floor on the other side of the room. Not very safe!!!
There was no "Do not disturb" sign to hang on the door.
The toilet did not flush properly.
There was no toilet brush.
The towel rail in the "en suite" was rusty.
The shower cubicle was a tin box with rust stains on the walls.
The cups and glasses were left dirty when the room was "cleaned".
The floor was not vacuumed when the room was "cleaned".

We are not the type of people to complain unnecessarily but never before have we experienced such a shocking list of things wrong with a hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Donna A wrote a review Feb 2020
59 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed from 14th to 17th in a family room. Room rates were great for a weekend base and the hotel is well placed for the steam railway, skiing etc. After initial confusion and the hotel not seeming to have received my amended booking for us to arrive on the 14th not the original sate of 15th we dropped our bags in a clean and really spacious bedroom and bathroom. There was plenty of room for the 3 single beds. A double for us and single for our daughter was what we had expected but im not going to lie i slept better in the single!
We ate at the hotel every evening after being out all day, the portions were just right and ok variety, they were also happy to cater for allergies. The young Scottish waiter was really lovely and thoughtful making such my daughters scrambled eggs were on a cool plate at breakfast to cool them quicker etc, he served us pretty much every dinner and breakfast, hes a real credit to the hotel.
I heard a few grumbles about the breakfast buffet, cerals, fruit toast and then a cooked option, i honestly dont know what anyones issue would be.
Similarly i heard a few moans about bedrooms being hot,they are heated with electric heaters which do dry the air, if you're hot turn it down and open a window,simple.
All in all a decently priced stay, good food, friendly staff and the ability to relax in front of an open fire at the end of a day, for what you pay yes its a bit tired and parts could do with a refurb but if you want the ritz pay that price and stay there.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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jacks wrote a review Jul 2021
Scotland, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Their booking for breakfast I felt was a very good idea and it was cooked fresh. What I did not like about the hotel was the fact that they did not seem too keen on cleaning your room and changing your towels everyday was more or less your choice. I feel this is a very poor system rooms and towels should be cleaned and changed daily. I also did not like the idea that the menu in the restaurant was the same each night. If staying for a few days gets very boring.

There was also a notice to say that if you needed the toilet they would prefer you not to use the hotels but go to your room and use your own not good for people at all whatever age. The car park was not at all good enough for amount of people staying there.

On the plus side the breakfasts were good, evening meal was ok but nothing to write home about. Staff in restaurants were very obliging and friendly.

On the whole it was alright but would not rush to go back there.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking was not good unless you were early back to the hotel.
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Jock Stooryneeps wrote a review Jan 2020
Stonehaven, United Kingdom4 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't understand what is going on with your management. You have three years here of consistently bad reviews, and going by our stay last night you have heeded none of them. First, the room! Boiling hot on entry and no way to turn the heat down. A storage heater with broken controls. The double bed was two singles pushed together, both I think have been in the room since the sixties, with a duvet on top consisting of two sleeping bags zipped together inside a king size duvet cover. Wow! As the mattresses were so bad, I felt I was reaching over the trotternish ridge to reach my partner struggling with her discomfort on the other side. I've travelled all over India and never in my time there had I experienced a bed as bad as this, and that's even in rooms as cheap as a quid a night! Couldn't even get a shower in the morning as the water temperature swings from freezing to scalding hot and back again in seconds. The bath had dents, scratches and black marks all over it which I originally thought were dead insects. Not just unsanitary but extremely dangerous! Someone will get scalded! I notice many others have complained about over the years this but the matter has never been resolved. On leaving the room, we find a fire door propped open with freezing cold air rushing into the hotel. Breakfast! No cooked vegetarian option. When we asked about this, we were told we could have veg sausages, which turned up uncooked and cold in the middle. Also told they were limited to one each! Supposed to be a breakfast buffet and it's nothing of the sort. The eggs were also overcooked and cold. Fried bread solid and Inedible. Terrible from start to finish. Looking at the woman on the desk as we checked out, I couldn't be bothered getting into an argument with her about how bad it all was so didn't bother. We just wanted to leave ASAP. Such a shame such a grand and beautiful place is being so callously run into the ground. Would never stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Claire n wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 1 night, and thankful it was only 1 night. Smell of drains were overpowering especially from the ladies toilet in the bar.

Room was basic, dated and in need of repair. Wash hand basin is in the room, toilet was very small with a small shower.

On the positive, all staff were lovely and very accommodating.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Donals5 wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 1 night, room 152, tiny claustrophobic room, peeling wallpaper, blind that would not close, window covered in condensation and an electric heater on the wall. One of the most uncomfortable beds ever!! Breakfast was a disgrace, 1 cold sausage, a piece of uncooked black pudding and an undercooked poached egg, the breakfast arrived literally 2 minutes from ordering not even given time to have any cereal or make the toast!! so clearly it was pre plated. Such a shame as it could be a lovely hotel given where it is.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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johnrippon1 wrote a review Aug 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom20 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival we were met by pleasant staff at reception who checked us in. Part of the family were on the ground floor family room which looked like it was recently upgraded and very pleasing. We on the other hand we’re at the back of the hotel with views of the roof and ventilation system. We dined at the hotel on the first night and was really dissapointed. The menu looked great but the quality of food really let it down. Of 3 steaks 1 was acceptable. The lamb rack of lamb came rare and the fries were soggy and un appetising. Deserts were not much better and left a sour taste in our mouths. We retired to the bar to wash it all away with a glass or two.
On the Saturday a lad with guitar entertained and done well. Unfortunately the lad on the bar needs to brush up on his hospitality skills as there was an air of displeasure among a few of the guests. We sat at the table close to the bar and witnessed this first hand. The hotel is ideally situated between aviemore and fort george and is pleasant enough if you are on a budget but my advice would be to dine elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Resort16833761654 wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our issue is that Glenton advertised the break as a ‘Luxury holiday’, I sent a list of issues to Glenton and as you can imagine their response is a load of lies.(I will forward their email).
The Management took over the hotel two weeks before we arrived. The staff were flown in the previous day for Eastern Europe and had little or no English. I enclose my initial complaint to Glenton and their reply.
Myself and my friend booked a trip In the summer to go on your Mystery Luxury Christmas break, We had been looking forward to it after a difficult year. The Hotel looked impressive when we googled it, old Victorian stately building. Unfortunately, the facilities inside were more Victorian, than modern. big bedroom with an electric convector heater on the wall. bathroom ceiling cracked and not even fitted with a hairdryer. Food basic, staff arrived the day before from Eastern Europe, young men, limited use of English, therefore no conversation. entertainment non-existent, although advertised. Guy with keyboard turned up in dining room, each evening but residents had left by then and staff had tables set up for next morning. So we spent our evenings sitting on our beds watching a small TV, in a cold room. The Management had taken over the hotel two weeks prior.
The delay in posting this is due to the fact that our complaint through travel Company, Glentons, and Bspoke Hotels have been ignored!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Pettuddel wrote a review Nov 2021
York, United Kingdom87 contributions42 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed over the weekend as members of a coach party and we found it was not the hell hole some reviewers on TA would have us believe it is,its a old building and it could do with some TLC but our room was if a bit dated clean and warm with comfortable beds and inspite of faceing the front with single glazing it's a quite road so there was very little road noise, All the staff we met were polite and helpful,as we were a coach party we had a set 3course menu and each course consisted of 3 choices and all was well cooked. Some people want to pay peanut prices and get the Ritz, but in this world you gets what you pays for. If I was in this area again I would have no problem staying in this hotel.there was a rather odd layout with the furniture in our room meaning that we could not use some of the drawers as they were jammed against beds and one drawer had no bottom see pictures
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take note, this hotel is dog friendly incase any one has problems with dogs.
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Response from Tommy Sutherland, General Manager at The Craiglynne Hotel
Responded 26 Feb 2022
Dear Henry B, Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor. Thank you for such a kind review, we are very happy that you found your stay so enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Thank you again Craiglynne Hotel management and on behalf of the entire team at the Craiglynne Hotel
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John B wrote a review Jul 2021
Gorebridge, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location for driving to the various activities around Aviemore. Staff were all great. Rooms a wee bit dated but clean, comfortable and a good size, can see a refurb starting at one end of hotel. Evening meal was different class, special. The overall value for money via ItIson Deal was definitely worth it. Will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Sue C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom77 contributions43 helpful votes
Sorry, I'm unsure. Best to call them to find out. Its a nice hotel near beautiful walks.
Izzy D asked a question Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
are u allowed to take your dog to breakfast and dinner
Answer from Donna A
59 contributions50 helpful votes
Yes dogs are welcome, not in the main restaurant but you can eat in reception area with its numerous sofas and chairs or in the bar area with tables.
Answer from Scot45
Inverurie, United Kingdom510 contributions101 helpful votes
We did see another couple with 2 fairly large dogs which had stayed in the hotel. If in doubt just ring the hotel just to make sure. Hope this helps 👍
Answer from Mark Carrington
Grantown on Spey2 contributions
Good Evening Mr A We do have rooms of different sizes if you wish to telephone us on 01479 872597 we can check which rooms are available at the time you wish to visit and then we can ensure you are booked into a suitable room
Sue C wrote a tip 9 Apr
10 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't eat there in the evening. Disappointing, not good value."
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Isobel C wrote a tip Mar 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom179 contributions102 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Would not recommend "
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Jules M wrote a tip Dec 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel closes for January and February so just after Christmas was not the best time as the food was not the same quality as previously."
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George M wrote a tip Dec 2023
Saline, United Kingdom50 contributions18 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't Go"
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James A wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very dog friendly, superb breakfast, lovely staff"
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PRICE RANGE
£46 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hotel crerar craiglynne
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsGrantown-on-Spey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
82
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Craiglynne Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Craiglynne Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Anagach Woods (0.4 miles), The Bookmark Bookshop (0.4 miles), and The High St. Merchants (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Craiglynne Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Craiglynne Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Craiglynne Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Craiglynne Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include High St. Merchants, The Wee Puffin, and The Craig Bar.
Is The Craiglynne Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Grantown-on-Spey.
Are pets allowed at The Craiglynne Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Craiglynne Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Packhorse Bridge (8.3 miles).
Is The Craiglynne Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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