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The Cross at Kingussie
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kingussie
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Stayed for two nights with my wife and we were very pleased. The rooms are smart and very clean. We also had a nice view of the brook and it made a great background to fall asleep to. The food is great and I would highly recommend the lobster.

Room Tip: Room 4 was very nice
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We went for lunch, on a Monday ! How decadent ! Although we were the only ones there, it was magnificent, we sat by the french doors opening on to the courtyard, the rain poured down,
but it was so perfect ! There is a three course lunch for 18 pounds- that for this quality of food is wonderful, exceptional, and we enjoyed each and every course. I had chicken parfait and my husband had ham hock terrine, as starters, and mains were herb lamb and I had salmon, he had peaches, I had cheese, maybe the wine per glass is a tad expensive, HOWEVER the quality of that wine was sublime , I would rather pay that for a truly delicious wine, than pay less and get some horrid house wine. I will be thinking about this lunch and the wine, for a long time to come, especially the wonderful crusty sour dough bread and butter, the bread warmed, oh so nice, chef deserves his award, and this place deserves to succeed under new ownership and for more people to know what an exceptional place to have lunch if you are in the area - we will def be back, thank you - xxxxxxx

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

The Cross refers to itself as a 'restaurant with rooms', which rather downplays the excellent, modern rooms in the extended floor of this converted 1800's mill. Rooms are well-equipped and, unusually, contain a selection of music and travel CDs. The en-suite includes a generously proportioned shower and the rooms also have TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.

The comfortable upstairs lounge area is strewn with books and photo albums.

Located about one hundred yards from Kingussie High Street, the Hotel is beside the Gynack Burn that was presumably the reason for building the mill and is therefore on the Gynack Mill Trail, which is a useful short-ish circular walk to do before and/or after dinner.

The Hotel is also conveniently located for visits to the Highland Wildlife Park (HWP). Our reason for coming to Kingussie on this trip in July '13 was to see the two new Amur tiger cubs at HWP before they got too big. There was also the new lynx cub and the four newly born wolf cubs. In August this year, the new red panda cub should be on view.

Dinner at the Cross is pretty special, with a choice of a three-course 'regular' meal or a six-course taster menu, both at the price of £50 per head. The food was artistically arranged and tasty. Our starters were squab pigeon and monkfish cheek with main courses of barbary duck and Isle of Gigha halibut.

Breakfast is included in the b&b price (PS there is also a DBB deal that we only found out about afterwards and that would be worth considering) and there was no stinting on the portions. But you might feel that you need to do an extra lap of the Mill Trail to compensate.

Heartily recommended if you are going to be in this area of the Highlands.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

The Cross is situated in a delightful quiet and tranquil setting where you can enjoy the gentle sounds of bird song and the rippling river, as well as view the roaming red squirrels and roe deer. An ideal place to get away from it all and enjoy nature at its best. Celia and Derek's hospitality is warm and welcoming and their staff friendly and efficient. The building, a beautifully converted old Tweed Mill, is full of character and atmosphere, and provides a fine setting for the excellent food served in their charming restaurant. The food dishes are beautifully presented and full of flavoursome tastes, Ross certainly deserves his recognition as Young HIghland Chef of the Year. The bedroom was very comfortable and tastefully decorated with an excellent spacious ensuite containing an ample shower and facilities. The Cross is also situated in a wonderful location for touring the Highlands.

Room Tip: I stayed in a Woodlands Room which was very quiet and peaceful.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is a wonderful gem nestling in Kingussie. So relaxing to hear the babbling of the water from the river and the wonderful sounds of many birds along with the Red Squirrels and deer. The whole atmosphere of the place is just so peaceful. Bedrooms very tastfully done which I understand is mainly due to the new owners. The staff are very friendly and attentive but not in your face.
I have saved the best till last the food was to die for. We fully understood why the Head Chef was voted the Young Scottish Highland Chef of the year with some exciting menu choices which worked very well together.
This will certainly be on our list to return again to.

Room Tip: The riverside rooms are great
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Came here for dinner, one BIG thing would help.. a little music.

You can actually hear other people chewing their food it was that quiet you felt intimidated and I struggled to have a conversation with my parter as everyone could hear, and that was with about 10 other people in the place.

Atmosphere not great because of this. (A little bit of classical music would fit nicely)

Food was okay, ingredients a bit mixed up for my liking, just too much going on on the plate.

Wine was beautiful but very pricey.

Would not return.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

We stopped here for lunch and had to ask a local for directions as it is not sign posted.What a lovely building and inside has been beautifully converted from an old Mill. We were the only people there so atmosphere was missing but the owners couldn't have been friendlier. Our lunch was amazing, the risotto was outstanding. Unfortunately it wasn't warm enough to sit outside as the terrace is on the bank of the river and has beautiful views.I think at £7 a glass the wine was a bit pricey but that is my only complaint!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: The Cross Tweedmill Brae Ardbroilach Road, Kingussie PH21 1LB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Kingussie
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kingussie
Price Range: £110 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cross at Kingussie 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A contemporary five star restaurant with eight comfortable bedrooms set in a converted tweed mill and situated in 4 acres of riverside grounds within Cairngorm National Park. AA three-rosette award winning dinners feature the highest quality fresh, local, and seasonal produce, all complimented by a 300 bin wine list and around 40 specialist malt whiskies. ... more   less 
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