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“Great Service - extensive menu”
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Cairngorm Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence
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22 reviews
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“Great Service - extensive menu”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Brilliant place to visit in the Highlands - sometimes when you enter you think - Oh no - its busy - it will be awful - but hey presto it is like a finely oiled machine - you are welcomed sat down - menus handed - drinks ordered in the blink of an eye - then time to choose your lovely meal, be it a snack or full meal - or their lovely super sandwiches - they are always a favourite of mine...... They appear so quickly even when busy - the staff are so efficient they always amaze me - Great choice on the menu always something for everybody - Ok the prices are creeping up like everywhere - but we always say the quality is so good and service excellent - will return time and time again as we do now.....

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We went for dinner twice in the hotel while in aviemore on a short break. The food was very good, decent pub grub and our waiter was lovely, very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place for food.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The food in this Highand hotel is really quite excellent. Beautifully cooked steaks with all the trimmings. Service was good and staff were very pleasant, both waiting staff and bar staff. A good example of Highland hospitality in the heart of Aviemore . Will return when next in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Very Scottish in appearance with a lot of tartan carpets ,wood panneling,stags heads etc.Had a comfortable 2 night stay.Room was clean and comfortable if a little tired.Bathroom was very nice and seemed fairly recent.Good choice of breakfast items and fry ups for the hungry guest all of which was good and filling.Had one evening meal which was basic cooking but tasty and decent portion sized.Just basic honest no frills cooking.All in all a friendly and acceptable stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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South East England
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Just back from a 2 day stay with family. Of all the hotels I have stayed in over the years this is the most fun hotel, and one which gave most enjoyment. Probably, I would guess, a 3 star grade hotel but one which is special for a number of reasons. This is the definitive Scottish Hotel with wood panelled walls, tartan wallpaper and carpets, and stags heads on the walls. What made it special for us was the excellent food - great helpings - and also in particular the warmth and friendliness of the welcome. The staff and service were great.

Our rooms were spotless, and though not the largest we have stayed in perfectly adequate size wise. Location of the hotel, directly across from the rail station in the Main Street is brilliant.

However, the best bit of the hotel for us is the bar and restaurant. There is a real buzz about both, they each were very busy, but with a warm cosy feel. The bar in particular is a great place to be, with entertainment every night. On our first night we enjoyed an excellent fiddle and guitar duo playing Scottish reels and folk music, and there was a quiz night the day after. There seems to be live entertainment every night (although this never disturbed us in our rooms). The bar staff are friendly and efficient, and there is a fab range of whiskies to try, if like me you are a fan of the good stuff.

Our only minor gripe would be that on each night the entertainment didn't start until the TV football match of the evening finished, at about 9.30, and particularly when tired after skiing, we would have preferred an earlier start, even if the football was quietly on TV in the background.

The price we paid, for 2 rooms, 2 nights, (3 people) including our bar and food bills was about the same, in fact slightly less, as we had intended to pay in total for 2 separate nights to break our journeys in Premier Inn, including a meal deal, so brilliant value.

The Cairngorm Hotel is by no means the largest or grandest hotel I have stayed in. However for a warm, cosy, friendly, and fun hotel, brilliantly located, and as just a really nice place to be, this hotel is hard to beat. I would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Second floor,front probably quietest, and with good views to Main Street, station and mountains.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

After many years living in the states, it is great to come to a hotel that celebrates being scottish, the tartan carpets to the stag horns on the walls. We thoroughly enjoyed our few days here, place is clean, friendly, and the staff are welcoming. Off down to the Trossachs next before returning to Loch Lomond to meet up with family again.

Room Tip: Comfortable clean rooms
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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scottish highlands
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146 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

family of six including two toddlers.child friendly with kids menu.good pub food,with huge portions.large and varied menu.not posh dining more a steak,burger kinda place..friendly staff.pleasant decor.was very busy which is always a good sign.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cairngorm Hotel

Property: Cairngorm Hotel
Address: Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairngorm Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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