Perfectly located for hill walking, climbing, fishing, the Malt Whisky Trail, golf and all winter sports, this independently-owned hotel is found in the heart of Aviemore, in the Cairngorms.

Set in its own wooded grounds on Aviemore's main street, the hotel is central to all your needs. All the shops, facilities and nightlife of this bustling Highland resort are within a few minute’s easy stroll. Nearby Rothiemurchus Estate offers outdoor activities for all the family – from the deer farm through to quad treks.

Each morning a full highland breakfast is available to guests.

Renowned for its warm atmosphere and hospitality, the Cairn is Aviemore's premier independent hotel, providing 3-star accommodation with that friendly, caring service that only a privately-owned hotel can offer.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Cairngorm Hotel has been welcoming guests since 16 Oct 2006.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free parking available at the hotel


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Room type
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 sofa bed
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Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Can you take your pet?
    Yes, you can bring your pet. The charge is 10£ per day. Pets are allowed in the hotel bedrooms and the foyer where you can have a drink but not in the..
    Answered on 30 November 2019
  • Hello. Do you have somewhere you can store bikes?
    We have limited storage for bikes in a locked shed
    Answered on 3 March 2021
  • does hotel have a lift to bedrooms
    Thank you for your enquiry,, no sorry we don't have a lift up tp our bedrooms, Kind Regards Reception
    Answered on 5 September 2021
  • Hi, my husband and I are in our 70s with joint issues. We would like to book a twin room on the night of the 28th June. Are we able to have a room on ..
    Thank you for your enquiry, we do have a twin room available for the night of the 28th June on the first floor, yes someone will be able to help with ..
    Answered on 24 April 2022
  • Hello, do you serve vegetarian food? thank you!
    Hello, we do have vegetarian options on our menu.
    Answered on 28 September 2022
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Hotel surroundings *
1 restaurant on site
  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
Facilities of Cairngorm Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4
Most popular facilities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Room service
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Skiing
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
  • Room service
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 15:00 to 23:00


From 07:30 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Cairngorm Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that all of our bedrooms are on the first and second floor and the property does not have a lift.

We do not accept Group Bookings.

Pets are accepted on the first floor bedrooms but not permitted in the restaurant or bar.

There is a wheelchair lift at the front door which provides access to the restaurant and bar areas.

Reservations of 3 or more rooms are considered a group and as such are subject to differing booking terms, with a 10% non refundable deposit.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Cairngorm Hotel

  • Check-in at Cairngorm Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Cairngorm Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Cairngorm Hotel is 350 yards from the centre of Aviemore.

  • Guests staying at Cairngorm Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The prices at Cairngorm Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Cairngorm Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Skiing
    • Evening entertainment
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Bicycle rental

  • Room options at Cairngorm Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Single