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Dalrachney Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Carrbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Lovely weekend with family”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This hotel has a relaxed tranquility that few hotels achieve. We stayed here as a family in June to explore the area. The room quality and service was first class. We had excellent meals in the hotel on both evenings, the Dalrachney Stack and Venison Casserole are both highly recommended. Also the house wine was of surprisingly high quality which was an added bonus. There was also a wide choice at breakfast and can recommend the full Scottish Breakfast or Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs. The lounge has been recently refurbished and is a lovely place for a pre-dinner drink whilst looking out across the large garden. The bar is well stocked and lovers of good Malt Whiskey will not be disappointed. The village is a short walk away and we would recommend the local gallery and the path along the river.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed this hotel whilst visiting customers in the area. The welcome, rooms, food and facilities are excellent. The hotel has recently changed hands, the new owners are extremely welcoming and ensure you have a great stay, (Not to say the old ones were anything different!) The new owners are carrying out modification of the hotel, but regardless, the rooms and facilities are fine. We ate in the restaurant twice and enjoyed good quality, well cooked local dishes, including Pheasant, Venison and even Haggis for breakfast. There was a good selection of wines reasonably priced at dinner. The Lounge is well decorated and furnished, and easy to find yourself a corner to work or read etc, My room had satellite TV and was able to connect to the free internet, There is easy parking a garden, great views of the country side and the hotel is situated next to a river. The village is within a 2 minute walk where you can get a paper or have a look round. I based here to tour the highlands for business, and noticed there were also holiday makers also using this hotel as a base for a rest or to get out and about to the local facilities and attractions, well recommended

Room Tip: My room was great on the first floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

We visited with family for a two night stay. Very quiet hotel on the outskirts of the village overlooking the river in a tranquil setting. The new fence to the left of the driveway separating it from the new houses being built there is unfortunate but once at the hotel its presence is less noticeable. the hotel has recently changed hands and the new owners were still re carpeting and redecorating some areas but seem intent on keeping the sleepy hunting lodge feel of the hotel. It is a bit old fashioned but in a period way. We had a lovely large room with a view of the river. As well as an extra single bed the room also had a wardrobe you could have slept in and a writing desk at the window. Service was gentle and understated and the breakfast was excellent ( good black pudding ). The bar is lovely and very well stocked. If you want a quiet genteel resting place after the rigours of the highlands this hotel is for you. The owners very kindly and efficiently forwarded a couple of items left in error by our party - just the sort of care that will encourage visitors to return.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor over looking the river
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

The warmth of the log fire in the beautiful old style lounge was more than matched by the old style welcome by the new owners of the Dalrachney Lodge. It has an idylic rural setting with ample parking. The menu offered the best of Scottish produce cooked impeccably but at a reasonable price. Off to a good start with great potential.

Room Tip: No lift so ask for downstairs/first floor
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Booked late via laterooms. Lovely Hotel with new owners who try very hard to make sure your stay is pleasant. Great lounge with log fire for pre-dinner drinks. Extensive menu at reasonable prices. Service from all staff very good. Would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Having found this excellent establishment last year, we were looking forward to our return visit this year during our 7-day stay at the Lochanhully Resort in Carrbridge. As expected, the hospitality was warm and welcoming, especially the big log fire in the sitting room where we had our pre-dinner drinks. The choice of menu was comprehensive and very reasonably priced and we all thoroughly enjoyed the various courses we had selected. It was beautifully cooked and the presentation was first class. There was, however, one BIG disappointment - the hotel was due to close for a week for some redecoration and our plans to eat there on several other occasions during the week were thwarted. We were so glad we managed our one meal there and look forward to many more enjoyable visits in future years.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

My partner and I were attending a Wedding Dance in Carr-bridge and were looking for somewhere to stay. I came across this lovely hotel online at a very good price. Needless to say that when we arrived we were very impressed with the setting and a lovely traditional lodge.

We were made very welcome by the proprietor, had a speedy check in and was explained everything we needed to know. When getting into our room it was very warm and just had a lovely homely feel to it.

We had breakfast which was first class in the lovely breakfast room. I cannot fault this hotel and would recommend this for anyone to stay. Thanks for a lovey stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dalrachney Lodge Hotel
Address: Grantown Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AT, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore > Carrbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Carrbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dalrachney Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dalrachney Lodge is an independent family run Country House Hotel in Carrbridge in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. We recognise how precious your relaxation and holiday time is away from home and we aim to provide a tranquil environment in which to enjoy our wonderful surroundings. Dalrachney Lodge a former Edwardian Hunting Lodge, is set in 3 acre grounds within the Cairngorms National Park and rests directly beside our own 1 km stretch of the Dulnain River. Our Bistro menu features locally sourced food and a good selection of whiskies. We have Egyptian cotton bed linen, Heirlooms towels and Floris toiletries in all rooms. Our Superior rooms have handmade Savoir Super King size beds. Having taken over just two years ago, a substantial renovation project is ongoing which has seen our Drawing Room and Bar/Bistro refurbished and completion of two new bedrooms with new en-suite bathrooms. In March 2015 a biomass boiler system was installed and another two new bathrooms have been completed. Investment in the Hotel is continuing with work starting on updating more bathrooms later in the year and a self-catering cottage will be available for rental in the Summer. We hope you will come and enjoy our Scottish hospitality and all the Cairngorms has to offer. ... more   less 
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