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Dalrachney Lodge Hotel
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights during our whistle-stop tour of the Cairngorms.

We really were delighted with our stay.

We had room 4 which is one of the rooms that has yet to be refurbished, but as a result this room is one of the ones that they accept pets into. It's not an en-suite room which had been a slight concern for us when booking, but it needn't have been - it's at the quietest end of the hotel and the private bathroom is right next door to the room.

The room was made up for 3 - double + single - we travelled with our 14 yr old son.

The linen was clean & white, the room was spotless, the beds were comfy, nice flatscreen TV with DVD player, lovely spotlessly clean kettle, nice selection of tea (Fortnum & Mason) & coffee (Nescafe) and some shortbread biscuits. Despite being "pre-renovation" - the décor & maintenance of the room was in very good order. We did not see a recently renovated room, but if ours was anything to go by, they must be lovely!

This room is not yet connected to the hotel's central heating system (apparently it will be once renovated) but an oil radiator with built-in fan was supplied and it was surprisingly effective.

The bathroom (huge) did look a little tired - everything works and was again spotlessly clean, but the bath had a mixer-tap/shower and it was positioned under the eves of the roof so showing in there proved a little difficult as it's not really possible to stand up under it.

The free wifi available in rooms & throughout the hotel was a bonus - we were able to use our iPad to plan days out etc.

The breakfast was truly special - served in a grand room with a fantastic view over the hills. The quality of the food was equally as impressive - really good quality cooked ingredients for the full breakfast, creamy porridge, lovely selection of yoghurts - and we always got the impression that nothing was too much trouble for them.

We heard & read very good things about their evening meals, though we opted to eat out both nights we stayed there but if breakfast was anything to go by, we are sure the food is very good.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay there - the owners & staff are ultra-helpful, the room great - the location very good - approx. 6 miles from Aviemore - perhaps in one of the quieter bits of the region, but that suited us just fine.

We will definitely stay there again - providing they continue to have pet-friendly rooms after their renovations are complete.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank David137699
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Having been slightly disappointed that this establishment was closed for renovations during our previous visit to Carrbridge last year, I contacted the hotel by email prior to this year's visit to ensure that we could have a table reserved on the date of our wedding anniversary to enjoy a celebratory meal. The email reply from the proprietor, Gordon Taylor, confirmed that a table had been booked for us on that date and we looked forward greatly to our return visit. During the few days prior to our anniversary, we regularly drove past the Dalrachney Lodge and noted that the sign at the entrance indicated that the Bistro/Restaurant was closed but, on the date of our booking, this closed sign had been removed - much to our relief. That evening, we arrived at the hotel about 15 minutes prior to our reservation time and were most surprised to find the car park entirely empty and, as we walked towards the front door, we could also see that the Bistro was completely devoid of any customers. We were met at the front door by Gordon Taylor who ushered us through to the cosy reception room, complete with a roaring log fire, where he explained that the hotel was not quite open for business yet, but he and his wife had decided to open just for us to enjoy our anniversary meal - what a pleasant surprise! We had the entire hotel to ourselves and, with no other guests to attend to, the proprietor spent some time conversing with us and seeing to our "preprandial libations" - he is a most charming and attentive host.
The meal itself was being prepared by his wife and, as we have come to expect from our previous visits, the choice of locally sourced ingredients was varied, mouth-watering and excellently prepared. I chose the venison casserole, my wife had the fillet steak and my son chose the breast of Gressingham duck and we all enthused over how well prepared the food was. Having already had a started of garlic mushrooms - my wife (after pinching a couple) stated they were the best she had tasted - I was too full for a sweet, but my son opted for the home-made Ginger Parkin which was recommended by the proprietor. We all had a small taste and declared it an excellent choice.
The fact that the proprietors went so far out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our planned anniversary meal speaks volumes for the dedication they have towards customer care and professional expertise. We have never actually stayed at this establishment and cannot comment on the accommodation but I cannot recommend it too highly for those seeking a truly delicious dining experience in a wonderful Scottish hunting style lodge.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Spents a wonderful 3 day break here. A real gem of a Victorian lodge set in beautiful grounds which oozes character but nevertheless provides well appointed accommodation with modern conveniences. Welcoming and attentive hosts impressed throughout with their superb customer care. Their clear enthusiasm for running the hotel and ensuring that their guests have a great stay permeates throughout. The service is uniformly good and friendly and, should you care to look, you will find evidence throughout of real care and attention to detail whether in the sourcing of food or in creating just the right ambience in the public areas.

The hotel is located in some stunning countryside and is just a stone's throw from Aviemore but, of course, is also well situated for exploring elsewhere around the Highlands. There is certainly plenty to enjoy here whether in the great outdoors (just soaking up the scenery or enjoying the variety of active pursuits available) or in the local towns: Inverness is nearby and Aberdeen no great distance.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We have just spent 2 nights at Dalrachney Lodge Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were attentive and thoughtful and the waitresses friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and warm. The bed was comfy and there was oodles of hot water. We ate in both nights and the food was wonderful. And the views were great.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank betlot
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

we had a fabulous 3 night stay, nothing was too much trouble for our hosts at the Lodge. We are all under 60 and didn't have to wait for anything at any point. Fabulous site, comfortable rooms and excellent hospitality, roaring fires in the hearths. It was grand.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Fermatiow
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