Visited in a cold & snowy December. This little gem of a hotel in tucked away in Kingussie but sign posted from the High Street so it's not too difficult to find. The room was large & uncluttered with a modest en-suite. The bed was very comfy. The restaurant was large & the food excellent. They keep a good range of local beers as well as a good stock of whisky on display.
I've stayed in a lot of hotels over the years so I can be a little hard to please at times. It's often the small things that make the biggest impression.
For me there are 2 things to note about this hotel.
Firstly, the staff were not just courteous & friendly but positively cheery. This is something I have rarely seen. Other places have been friendly but to be cheery is unusual in my experience. (Well done!)
Secondly, & this may seem small & silly but they put a string of little lights that stretched from the hotel door, down the steps to the entrance road all the way to the boundary of the property. If you want to walk from the hotel into Kingussie at night, this is a very useful touch. For me this shows that the hotel has been considerate of its guests. This may not seem like much to anyone who hasn't been to the place, but I think this shows consideration.
So the $64000 question. Would I go back?
This was a personal visit not a business trip (so I'm even harder to please when my money is being used) but the answer is an emphatic 'yes'.
It was a lovely experience
Andy from Tewkesbury
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Located in the stunning area of Kingussie, this hotel was booked last minute so we did not know what to expect..
On arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a friendly young lady who showed us to our room she then proceeded to provide details on the facilities within the room as well information on breakfast and meal times.
We found the room we were provided to be bright and spacious, and spotlessly clean. The room also provided a lovely view over a small stream at the back of the hotel.
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The breakfast provided again lived up to our growing expectations and set us up nicely for the day ahead.
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