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Cairn Hotel
Ranked #5 of 8 Carrbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“very cosy”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

nice little hotel in carrbridge, great food and a nice pub only stayed the 1 night and it was snowing most of the time but the room was nice and warm and the staff very friendly and a real log fire in the bar, will be back next time we go fishing. angus and yvonne.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We visited Scotland in June 2011. While driving from Dundee to Loch Ness, we stopped in the small town of Carrbridge for lunch. The town is a wonderful little town with a fascinating old bridge over all small stream. Just down the street from the stream is the Cairn hotel.

We stopped at the restaurant in the hotel for lunch. It was a quiet atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We ordered the steak and ale pie, haddock, and the cairn burger. The haddock and chips was large and very good. The cairn burger was well done and was just what my son needed. Several of us had the steak and ale pie and it was exceptionally good. We tried for the rest of the trip to find steak and ale pie this good again but failed. I highly recommend it.

The prices were reasonable and you can't beat the surroundings this small town is in.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Had a very enjoyable stay here, room was spacious, comfy and well equipped. Food was excellent and the bar has a good range of local real ales all served in front of a roaring fire! Very friendly and accommodating staff. Just what a highland hotel should be like!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Kendal
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Our party of 11, including 2 children, stopped for lunch, Very friendly welcolme, roaring open fire. Not a large but varied menu. especially liked the children's menu which was a bit diiferent to normal and included starters, main course and sweets. Between us had fish & chips, venison casserole, steak pie and some pasta thingummy - all excellent and very reasonably priced. Would visit again no problem. Very good value.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

We wanted a couple of days away after New year. We have stayed in the Cairn before, a few years back and were aware that it was under new management. It could not be better. Rooms very comfortable, food excellent value for money and varied menu. Breakfast to order topped off with very friendly staff. Will be back again for sure

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stapleton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

This is the second time I have stayed here and this time it was business. Stayed with a colleague and the rooms were clean and tidy. Staff friendly, food exceptional. What more can I say. I will be returning. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Forres, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

A group of us stayed at the Cairn Hotel for two nights on 29th and 30th December 2011 (two couples, three single ladies, two 18 year old boys and two dogs. We all live in different parts of Scotland and had arranged for a long overdue get together. By the time we were ready to leave we wished we had booked in for New Year too! Gareth and his staff were so helpful and very friendly. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and warm. There is a cozy bar with a log fire and an excellent restaurant menu. We would not hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Cairn Hotel
Address: Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore > Carrbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Carrbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An authentic Highland inn, full of rustic charm and the perfect base for a tour of the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park. Our award winning real ale & whisky bar is the centre of our community, providing a genuinely welcoming atmosphere and a great source of information on what to see and do in the area. ... more   less 
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