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The Monarch Hotel & Church Ruin

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Sydney
Reviewed 7 August 2013

This has got to be one of the best places I've ever stayed. My friend and I were only travelling through and needed a place to sleep for the night. We happened to just drive past and like the look of the place. We fell in love with the place immediately. It was the church ruin in the grounds that...

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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Andy and I stopped at the Monarch for lunch on Saturday (the new signage is very effective). Neil came out to greet us and made us feel extremely welcome. Lunch was superb (good quality ingredients and well presented) and the setting of the hotel and church ruin is unique and very peaceful; the garden is very pretty with lots of...

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Thank Sharon W
north yorkshire
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We were on the isle of Lewis and looking for an overnight stop on our way home to North Yorkshire. We were coming home via Skye so Googled hotels in the vicinity of Newtonmore and came up with this one with 5* reviews. We arrived about 5.30 - 6pm and were delighted when our host Neil came out to greet...

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Blackpool
Reviewed 26 May 2013

superb setting with great views.Best steak we have every eaten. This hotel has only been with it's new owners for 6 months,they must have spent a fortune on it. Comfortable rooms and beds,nothing too much trouble for Annie and Neil. If you are in this area it's THE place to stay.

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Thank Allan B
Larbert, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2013

My friend and I stayed here overnight and found it to be a charming hotel,so peaceful with beatiful surroundings.The rooms were very comfortable and the homemade biscuits were delicious and a lovely personal touch.The food was excellent although if you are a fussy eater it may be difficult for choice.My friend who is a little fussy had no problem as...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We were traveling a back road in search of a nice lunch stop and just happened onto The Monarch. Neil and Annie were most gratious, the food faulous and the settingsuperb! Try the shaved lamb sandwich and the meat and cheese tray. You won't be disappointed!

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Morrison, Colorado
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stopped for lunch after visiting Dalwhinnie distillery and found this hidden gem. Very quaint and hospitable in a beautiful setting. The food was gourmet at a reasonable price. Both Neil and Annie were warm and gracious. It fact we felt as if we were guest in a friend's home. I highly recommend it for the

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Thank Bill M
Chedworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Having experienced some examples of poorly run hotels in the remoter parts of Scotland we were not too sure what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised and please to have a warm welcome, clean comfortable rooms, good dinner and breakfast; all done with a smile.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Arrived at this place to meet some friends around 8 at night without a reservation. The owners were very friendly and offered a room for reasonable price. They made me feel very welcome right away. The hotel is in a lovely location with fantastic view from the restaurant. Food was fabulous. I had a great stay and WolfTrax is just...

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We stayed here accidentally after our initial plans fell through; we had spent the day mountain biking at Wolftrax and this hotel is just down the road. The owner was incredibly friendly right from the initial phone conversation and we felt relaxed and welcome as soon as we arrived. The location is incredible and recent renovations in the bar and...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in three secluded acres of private gardens this lovely Victorian house was originally built as a manse in 1851 and has a magnificent church ruin in its grounds. The Monarch is situated in the welcoming village of Laggan by Newtonmore, close to Aviemore and within the Cairngorms National Park. It’s also in the heart of world-famous "Monarch of the Glen" countryside and is surrounded by the spectacular Monadhliath Mountain Range. Enjoy our modern Scottish homemade cuisine using fresh local seasonal produce by the open fireplace in our restaurant or relax by another open fireplace in the cosy lounge bar. All our rooms have en-suite bathrooms and comfortable new beds and linen. Free WIFI is now available in all public areas of the hotel. A full Scottish breakfast is included in the room rate. A perfect location for exploring this iconic part of the Highlands area, whether you want to come here for a romantic weekend, walking holiday or enjoy a round of golf, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, horse-riding, cycling or taking part in one of the many activities that can be found nearby. The hotel has new owners and has just been renovated and rebranded. Neil and Annie Whittle have recently moved from the Sunshine Coast, Australia and are now proud to call the Scottish highlands home. Whatever the reason for your visit, you will be assured of a warm welcome in our comfortable hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Monarch Hotel & Church Ruin

Address: Laggan, Newtonmore PH20 1BT, Scotland (Formerly Monadhliath Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Newtonmore
Price Range: $94 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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  • the church ruins in the hotel grounds. Just stunning and great place to take pics
 of 5 bubbles Pandadownunder, 25 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Make time to have a chat and a drink with the owners...really friendly personal service! :)”
 of 5 bubbles MCassidy77, 24 Jan 2013 | Read review
“As mentioned, we had lunch here, not a room”
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