Fodor's Expert Review Cairngorm Hotel

77 Grampian Rd., Aviemore, Highland, PH22 1PE, Scotland

The suit of armor standing guard at the entrance is a good indication of what awaits within this grand old house: acres of tartan carpet, chandeliers made from antlers, and a small museum's worth of distinctly Scottish decorative items (be sure to say hello to the taxidermy golden eagle on the stairs). The straightforward, comfortable rooms offer less to look at than the foyer, though tartan tends to feature heavily here, too. The bar and restaurant serve robust lunches and dinners popular with guests and nonguests alike.

PROS

  • practical location
  • simple and traditional rooms
  • family rooms offered

CONS

  • not scenic
  • interior needs a refresh
  • regular live bagpiper not for everyone

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01479-810233
Website: cairngorm.com

HOTEL DETAILS

32 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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