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Cairn Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Carrbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Lovely, clean room, super comfy bed and utterly delicious food!! Tried the linguini....superbo!!!
An excellent location for travellers, good craic in the bar with friendly, helpful staff.
Would definitely recommend :-)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rang
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We had a very pleasant stay in this hotel although the bedroom was quite small (like many places in Scotland), but it was clean and quiet. We had a warm welcome, and even if we arrived late (and wet !) we could still have dinner which was very good actually.
Moreover, the hotel is located in a beautiful area, so it's definitely a great place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

I booked a single room at an extremely good price. I had to share a bathroom on the corridor which wasn't brilliant for night calls. Also the bed was on the short side which woke me up once or twice. That said the room & bathroom were clean& service and food was good. At this price its still worth considering for a second visit.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Peak District
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147 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

I got a good rate for a single room. The guys on reception were very friendly and one carried my bag to the room. The room was very small and not en-suite but the shared bathroom was unused and very clean - can't complain for the price paid.

Slept well although the bed was a little £99,99 from Argos style.

The hot breakfast was nice although a lack of fresh fruit and juice was disappointing - just cereal and a bowl of tinned grapefruit available.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

On a previous visit to Carrbridge I went into the Cairn Hotel a couple of times for a drink and was so impressed by the place I felt sure that it would be a great place to stay, so booked for a couple of nights on this year's holiday. We were not disappointed.

Hotels are all about people. Hotels of any size or class are only as good as the people who own them and the people who work there. They are also influenced by the people who frequent them and in all categories the Cairn is blessed. The owners are charming, the staff are friendly and very helpful, and the punters in the bar are as welcoming a bunch of locals as you would ever wish to meet.

As the bar is the place that initially attracted me to the Cairn, it is perhaps worth a few words. It is, in effect, a good, plain local bar - with all the positives that entails. The owner has resisted the temptation to tart it up and left it as his "locals" prefer - which is a bonus for we temporary locals of the tourist variety. The bar is very popular and always has a lively atmosphere. The beers are good and it is family friendly. They also serve fantastic bar food, or you can eat in the restaurant if you prefer.

Our room was beautifully decorated and furnished. It was also roomy and very comfortable and far superior to many I've stayed in at supposed 4 or 5 star hotels. The room rates are also very reasonable for what you get.

The food here is also top-notch and we thoroughly enjoyed everything we had. I particularly enjoyed the "smoked haddock macaroni cheese"; and our steaks the following evening were simply perfect, served with well-cooked "real" chips and a simple leaf salad. The portions are generous and whereas the onion rings are very tasty extra, don't order them unless you are really hungry! Breakfasts were also very well cooked, tasty and plentiful.

Carrbridge itself is a lovely village and is ideally situated to visit various parts of the Highlands. So when you add the fact that there is a great hotel here - what better base could you have for a holiday?

Highly recommended and we look forward to many return visits.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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104 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Had a fantastic meal at the Cairn with family. The starter of monkfish and cauliflower puree was so delicious I nearly licked the plate clean. Lovely lovely staff. Ok bit of a wait at times but it was really busy and we weren't in a hurry. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed at the Cairn for two nights, 3rd & 4th August. We had stayed there a few years ago and remembered it being really good - it was! The staff are friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable, and the food, both at breakfast and in the restaurant in the evening, was very good, especially the roast dinner on Sunday evening! My husband enjoyed the variety of beers available in the bar. Wish we could have stayed longer and are looking forward to a repeat visit as soon as possible!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 #4 of 9 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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