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Fraoch Lodge

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Fraoch Lodge

Fraoch Lodge

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Babysitting

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Scotland, PH24 3BN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBoat of Garten Golf Club11 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairngorm Brewery7 min drive
  • Popular LocationLoch Garten Osprey Centre8 min drive
  • AirportInverness (INV)46 min drive

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About this area

Boat of Garten

Fraoch Lodge is located in Boat of Garten. Boat of Garten Golf Club and Carrbridge Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cairngorms National Park and Loch Garten Osprey Centre. Speyside Wildlife and Cairngorm Reindeer Herd are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Boat of Garten Golf Club - 11 min walk
  • Cairngorm Brewery - 7 min drive
  • Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 8 min drive
  • Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre - 14 min drive
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Carrbridge Station - 7 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 46 min drive


  • Andersons Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Rowanlea Bar and the Cairn Hotel - 5 min drive
  • Carrbridge Kitchen - 5 min drive
  • Pizzariach - 7 min drive
  • Route 7 Cafe - 7 min drive

About this property

Fraoch Lodge

Eco-friendly hostel in Boat of Garten with free breakfast
Along with tour/ticket assistance, this smoke-free hostel has a garden and barbecues. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a picnic area. Rooms offer free WiFi and free toiletries.
Fraoch Lodge offers 6 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–9:30 AM

Family friendly

  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 25.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a first aid kit

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Fraoch Lodge Boat of Garten
Fraoch Boat of Garten
Fraoch Lodge Boat Of Garten Scotland
Fraoch Lodge Boat of Garten
Fraoch Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Fraoch Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Boat of Garten

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The host/hostess extremely friendly. The evening meals superb and took extra note of my diet requirements. My room was fine but no chair or place to hang damp towel to dry out. The room was in an annexe and I had to go outside to access all amenities - lounge, dining room, guests’ kitchen. No kettle in the room so this kitchen was essential for out of hours cuppa. Very minor complaints all forgiven due to service and meals.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Room comfort
Nice proprietors, so-so accommodations
Probably other rooms that this YOUTH HOSTEL (not hotel, not lodge) offers were better than ours. We definitely did not overpay, and got what we paid for. Very nice proprietors as I mentioned and great location, but keep in mind that even some box wine has a really nice label.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fraoch Lodge
Rebecca and Andy were very friendly and accommodating. I was able to get a good early breakfast before leaving for work. The room was clean and had plenty of cupboard space. With the weather being so good, there was no need to use the drying room. The area was a great place to go for an evening walk, with the Boat Inn offering good food.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice friendly place
The host was very accommodating and friendly. We got a room on the upper floor. The place was clean and the beds were comfortable but the room was cold, the heater doesn't warm up the room that well and the shower area was really small. The dining area was warm and cozy with a good nice view of the outside especially when it snowed.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very nice accommodation with opportunity to be self catering as well, with shared kitchen. Very close to all the walking we wanted to do, with a nice wee basic local shop as well, very close by. Would love to stay during the Winter months and experience the lovely stove burning away in the living/dining area. The only thing I was disappointed about was the unavailability of a cooked breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018