Both the bathroom and bedroom (with the exception of the kettle) were very clean. There was a array of refreshments on a tray and clear precise instructions as to how to operate the small flat screen T.V.
I dined with the rest of my party in the bar where a large blackboard displayed the menu and featured special dishes.The homemade dishes were tasty ( if a little overpriced, as was the wine ).
After a fitful sleep (partly due to traffic noise and smokers congregated outside the front entrance to the hotel) we enjoyed a well cooked breakfast-the thick-cut bacon was delicious. The breakfast service was a little slow and several items were not available ( such as the muffins).
Though the locals were friendly, rather than enhance my visit to the Highlands the staff seemed disinterested in the residents and what brought them to the area.I was made to feel uncomfortable when checking in even though it was pointed out that 2 nights were booked and a deposit paid by credit card on the hotel's own web site some considerable time in advance of our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This elegant Edwardian Hotel is located at the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the magnificent setting for the popular BBC series, 'Monarch of the Glen' which was filmed only a few miles away. Quite apart from the breathtaking scenery, lovers of outdoor pursuits are spoiled for choice the Monadhliath & Cairngorm Mountain Ranges lie nearby golfers can enjoy the diverse challenges at Newtonmore, Kingussie, Grantown-on-Spey & Boat of Garten and opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing and other activities are just too numerous to mention.All rooms offer satellite TV with 12 channels, tea/coffee making & are non-smoking. BT Sports is available in the games room downstairs.The Glen Hotel is a family run hotel which benefits from a high level of repeat business from both the tourist and commercial sectors.Our informal dining is 'good honest pub grub' and is widely accepted as being good value for money. In addition, we are one of the few establishments in Scotland to hold the prestigious 'Eat Safe' Award - your guarantee of safely prepared food served in an efficient manner.We have featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for the past 9 years and we have been voted CAMRA 'Regional Pub of The Year' 5 times in the past 9 years.And you won't loose sleep either! Our beds have been replaced recently with those similar to what you would expect to find in a 4 or 5 star hotel and are complimented by luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets and superior quality duvets.If you want out door activities the we can help! Given a little notice then we can assist with organizing golf, shooting, fishing, mountain biking, riding and much, much more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glen Hotel Newtonmore
- The Glen Hotel Newtonmore, Scotland