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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Rebecca and Andy's Fraoch Lodge for 2 nights with my daughter and a couple of friends. I hadn't realised there was a kitchen for guests to use, which was great for us to use, and a huge plus. It meant making packed lunches easy. We stayed in the annex attic room, which has it's own en suite. Breakfast...

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Rebecca F, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. It is always nice to receive a pat on the back so we know we're not heading in the wrong direction with the business.

TheCottage
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fraoch Lodge is a nice building with a good set up. It is a B&B but has the added bonus of having a self catering kitchen you can use. The kitchen is well stocked, even having fresh herbs from the garden to use. The bedrooms are nice (we had a twin with shared bathroom), the beds comfy and the shower...

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Rebecca F, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. There was obviously some miscommunication within your group. Our ethos in running Fraoch Lodge is to share & experiences our space with our guests. The lounge and dining room are public areas for all the guests to enjoy, not private spaces for each of you. To have your own private space it would have been...

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here over New Year initially to ski and loved every minute of it. (There turned out to not be enough snow to ski but we found many other things to do instead!) The family (Andy, Rebecca and Gregor) were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. We chose the half board option and Rebecca's home cooked meals were perfect...

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Rebecca F, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. Very kind of you to take the time to review us. We hope to see you again. Perhaps next time you could bring the kids with you.

Reviewed 23 October 2016

the lady of the house seems to be a little strange. the bed linen smelly and not nice. kind of messy in the sitting room. food worse and too expensive. no friendliness at all. that's not scotland and it's lovlieness.

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Rebecca F, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

We are very surprised to read your opinion of Fraoch Lodge. We have been sending our laundry out to a professional laundry in Aviemore for over a year now and have always been pleased with the service they provide. Our meals are provided from fresh, local produce often grown in our own garden and made up into very tasty, home...

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Everything about Fraoch Lodge is like a good hostel not a b&b. You must come with the right expectations. Room are very basic - narrow, short single beds (there were 3 in my room!) cheap (but adequate) bedding, no chair or place for clothes, VERY poor decor. I was lucky enough to have a shower, basin and toilet ensuite -...

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Rebecca F, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your views. You will be pleased to know that we are addressing the decor now it is in the end of the season and we are able to paint and decorate without giving rise to complaints from our guests. Our mattresses have been renewed in the month and we are installing...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Greetings again! I thought I already did this one a while back, it seems that I have not reviewed this wonderful place, even after two visits in 3 years (the time bit is important, as you shall discover). So the first time was a 10 day Birding trip all around the Cairngorms and the Scottish coast during spring. The Lodge...

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Rebecca F, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

So kind of you to take the time to publish a review for us. We appreciate all the feedback we are given and hope we will indeed see you again on a repeat visit to Scotland.

London, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed for 4 nights and did 3 days of tailored hikes at Fraoch Lodge (means Heather) with Andy & Rebecca in Boat of Garten. They are a British couple that has run the lodge/B & B for the past 17 yrs. Andy leads organized trips (Scot Mountain Holidays) but also does tailored itineraries for folks like us who didn’t...

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Rebecca F, Owner at Fraoch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. We also very much enjoyed the time we spent with you and hope that you will be back in Scotland again one day.

York
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Stayed here with my wife for a couple of nights. Boat of Garten is a lovely village and it's well located near the centre of the village. It's a bit different from a traditional B & B. in some ways, more like an extended family home. We were welcomed anto the lounge which I think the family share with the...

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Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The accommodations were clean and well maintained. Rebecca's cooking at dinner was truly amazing. Her baking is also out of this world. Andy's knowledge of the Cairngorms and surrounding area is remarkable. I always knew that I was in good hands. I was the slowest in the group and he always came back to check on me and "chat" while...

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming owner and a lovely atmosphere all around. The included breakfast came with home made bread and spreads, which was so good we took some home with us. Great location too in a beautiful village. Would definitely visit again!

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“Ensuite twin room in the annex is nice.”
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“I found Fraoch Lodge from the SYHA website so was very pleasantly surprised to have a single room with a comfortable made-up bed.”
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