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.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Free parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
and
1 sofa bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.1
Facilities
8.4
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.9
Value for money
8.2
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.0
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Bruce
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Nice traditional hotel, in a great location with very friendly staff.
  • Jessica
    Australia Australia
    Good location to explore Cairngorms National Park. My room was a little cramped - the bed took up most of the room, so if you have a lot of luggage it would be a bit of a squeeze. Breakfast was really good, staff were very friendly - they very...
  • Charles
    Canada Canada
    Great location. Room was very nice and quiet. just across the street from train station

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Scottish
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
      Gluten-free

Facilities of Cairngorm Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Ski
  • Ski storage
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Skiing
    Off-site
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
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • 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
General
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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Check-in

From 15:00 to 23:00

Check-out

From 07:30 to 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 3 years and above will be charged as 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
Free

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

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
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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

  • Room options at Cairngorm Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Single

  • 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

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

  • Cairngorm Hotel is 350 yards from the centre of Aviemore. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Cairngorm Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant