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Fairwinds Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Carrbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We decided to take a trip to the Scottish Highlands and booked into the Fairwinds Hotel in Carrbridge for 4 nights. What a fantastic find! The hotel is secluded, quite, spacious, and very welcoming. The restaurant is the perfect vantage point for viewing nature, such as red squirrels feeding, whilst enjoying a sumptuous breakfast. I would recommend the Fairwinds Breakfast from the menu. I regret not asking where they procured their bacon, sausages, etc. as it's among the best (and I have eaten a lot of hotel breakfasts), if not THE best I have ever tasted.

The rooms are very spacious, clean, and with all the facilities that you would require.

The proprietors made our holiday extra special. Their warm, friendly nature made us feel more like neighbours rather than guests. A truly wonderful experience and highly recommended if you're planning a visit to the area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Can't praise this hotel enough. Lovely comfortable rooms in a beautiful setting. Spotlessly clean. Lovely atmosphere generated by the owners who have mastered the art of being very friendly, attentive but not intrusive. Food was excellent, both breakfast and dinner were of a very high standard.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank KeithM306
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

My husband and I stayed for two nights in August and can not praise this hotel more highly.

Comfortable spacious rooms in a lovely setting. Great food and dinner highly recommended.

Best of all was the warm welcome from the hosts who went that extra mile to make sure your stay was special.

Lots of nice touches, like the home make biscuits in the room, top notch toiletries and free Internet.

We will be back!

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

My partner an I stayed here in May and had a perfect weekend.

The food was fantastic, the rooms are practical, clean and smart. Facilities are lovely and the setting of the hotel is great.

I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for good service and nice location.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and it was excellent. It is situated off the road in its own grounds, a very quiet spot. We stayed in a superior king suite (Strathspey) that was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and the food was plentiful, the evening meals were good value and well cooked by Lynsey and served by Alison, some of the best meals we have had. We would definitely stay again and would recommend to others.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

Stayed here for two nights this August and really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly attitude.
The room was very good and Lindsay is a great cook.She and Alison made us feel most welcome in this small and charming place.
Their chalets looked good as well but we enjoyed the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank RandB264
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

My initial thought was to give this hotel a 4 out of 5 as I am used to staying in boutique hotels rather than small hotels or B & Bs. But, I can't think of any way to fault it apart from the fact that it's different to where I would normally choose. So, that would be unfair, hence the 5 out of 5.
Extremely clean, comfortable, spacious and welcoming. The food was great, especially the breakfast. And the owners, Alison & Lindsay were lovely too.
If you don't mind being a little outside the hustle and bustle of Aviemore, please support this small and friendly hotel with your booking.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fairwinds Hotel

Address: Main Street, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AA, Scotland
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 )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Carrbridge
Price Range: £84 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairwinds Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairwinds is a small owner run hotel in the Highland village of Carrbridge at the north end of The Cairngorm National Park. The Hotel and Chalets sit in 7 acres of peaceful, private grounds which are surrounded by mature woodlands and are a haven for wildlife including red squirrels, roe deer and numerous bird species including crossbills. The Hotel offers high quality serviced accommodation in 5 individual bedrooms. Quality toiletries by Arran Aromatics, heavyweight towels, bed linens by Dorma, bottled water and tea/coffee making facilities,ipod docking, TV and free wifi: all are standard within the guest rooms. The 6 self catering chalets are positioned around our private lochan and offer the opportunity for guests to cater for themselves. Carrbridge is ideally situated off the A9, just 6 miles north of Aviemore and 23 miles south of Inverness. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fairwinds Hotel Aviemore
Fairwinds Hotel Carrbridge, Scotland

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