- 4 guest reviews
"When we arrived Iain, the owner, greeted us with a sherry and whiskey. We were made to feel very welcome and then told that we had been upgr..."
"Check In: Upon entering the manager (maybe owner?) invited us to sit in the stunningly decorated hallway (in front of a very attractive fire..."
About the hotel
Set in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, just 20 minutes’ drive form Aviemore, this elegant Edwardian Mansion offers gourmet dining, scenic surroundings, comfortable accommodation and free Wi-Fi. Each of the eight guestrooms has its own unique style and character befitting the history of the property and most also offer scenic views over the tranquil gardens or stunning Cairngorm Hills. With an emphasis on modern Scottish cuisine, the Tigh na Sgiath restaurant utilises the best local and organic produce to create truly inspired, mouth-watering dishes.
The hotel lounge and drawing room provide the ideal space for guests to sit back, relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink, canapé or the hotel’s famous afternoon tea. The hotel is located close to the A9, the main route between Edinburgh and Inverness and is just 40 minutes from Inverness itself. The popular tourist location of Aviemore is 20 minutes away by car and the traditional Highland town, Grantown-on-Spey is just 3 miles away.
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- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout, Disabled Facilities
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
- In room entertainment
- Video/DVD Player, TV, Video/DVD Library
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room
- Hotel services
- Limited Hours Room Service
- Family friendly
- Pets Allowed
- Disabled Access Public Areas, Disabled toilets on ground floor, Wheelchair Access, Wheelchair Access To Reception, Wheelchair Access To Restaurant, Wheelchair Access To Bar, Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces
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- From 14:30 hours
- Until 11:00 hours
- 18/02/2015 to 31/12/2015 - Please Note - A £50 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are allowed
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100% would recommend it to a friend
More than I expected!
When we arrived Iain, the owner, greeted us with a sherry and whiskey.
We were made to feel very welcome and then told that we had been upgraded to the superior room. The room was superb with a jacuzzi bath and television over the bath. There were lovely personal touches as well with fresh milk available for tea and coffee in your room. On the second night we dined in the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Canapés were served in the front room and then through to the dining room for the rest of the meal. The food was cooked by Elaine (Iain's wife) and was outstanding. The waitress was lovely and attended to our every need. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Even the history of the house was fascinating - previous home of the Lipton Tea family!
A beautiful old manor house with easy access to the surrounding area.
Check In: Upon entering the manager (maybe owner?) invited us to sit in the stunningly decorated hallway (in front of a very attractive fireplace) and offered us a complimentary whisky.
We were then asked if we would be eating at the hotel while offering us the menu. We said that we hadn't decided and that we would have to think about it. The menu contained 5 courses and didn't have any prices. After asking the cost we were told that it was £41 per person for 5 courses (starter, soup, sorbet, main, dessert) but that the price would be reduced if we only wanted a couple of the courses. To give ourselves time to think we asked to be shown to our room. As it was the last night of our holiday we eventually decided to take the full 5 course meal. Room:
There had been a cancellation and we were upgraded to a better room at no cost (which was lovely). The room was huge with beautiful furniture and a large bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and there was no noise. The room cannot be faulted. Dinner:
We arrived for dinner about 30 mins too early and went to sit in the living room (expensively decorated but a bit old fashioned). The manager quickly appeared and asked if we would like to order drinks. There was a wide selection of beer, ale, wine, whiskey and liquors (Magners was the only cider available). While we were drinking our drinks a lovely waitress appeared with 4 delicious canapés. Once we had finished the canapés the manager appeared again and to take us through to the dinner room (he insisted on taking our drinks through on a silver platter). The dinner was pretty good if a little old fashioned (slightly over cooked vegetables in a side plate). The dinner experience was quite bizarre, the manager was omnipresent and it was quite obvious that a very precise script being followed. There was some strange "muzak" playing with instrumental versions of Disney songs, Abba and others. I unconsciously started whispering instead of talking due to the strange atmosphere. I only realised how strange the situation was when the great waitress made a joke and the whole room laughed. Her vibrant personality highlighted how strained the atmosphere had become. With the benefit of hindsight I would have prefered to drive into Aviemore and eat there. Summary:
Great hotel with beautiful rooms and a wonderful night sleep. All the creature comforts were provided and the manager went out of his way to make us happy. With hindsight, I'd skip the dinner.