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Craigellachie Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Craigellachie
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide
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179 reviews
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“What a bar!”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We did not stay at the hotel. Rather we had a wee dram or two in the sensational bar. It was hard to select a beverage because there are over 700 malts to choose from. The young bar tender was however very helpful in narrowing down the selection. We then had lunch which was hearty and feathered excellent local produce. Next time we are in the Highlands we will certainly consider staying at the hotel. It would make an excellent base for touring the highlands.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We used this location for our wedding recently and found that it was a great place for a party of less than about 60 people. We loved the fact that we had essentially the whole of the first floor, a separate bar, separate dining room which was converted into a dance floor after dinner, and a drawing room for people who wanted to hear themselves speak above the music.

The food itself was really fantastic and I would highly recommend this place for dinner. Although the prices aren't particularly cheap, given the quality of food that one can get in the other similarly priced local establishments, we couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised with the service, and quality of food for our wedding and a dinner that we had there.

The organisation of the wedding itself was fantastic, and they went out of their way to accommodate our wishes and make the event run smoothly.

All in all, I would strongly recommend the venue for a wedding or for dinner, unless this was a fluke, you will not be disappointed!

Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

We stayed for two days at the Craigellachie hotel and found it to be like a country house.It was very homely and the food in both the restaurant and the bar was excellent. The young man in the bar was very helpful with suggestions for things to do and visit during our stay. Overall we were very impressed with this hotel and would not hesitate to stay again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Service and food were disappointing. Arrived down for pre-dinner drinks both nights but no room in the very small bar and generally felt neglected. Staff at reception and bar often absent. Room at front was quite small and noisy from articulated lorries on nearby road. Food was well presented but fairly bland. The hotel has character and potential but is not secluded and the staff need to take an interest in their customers and ensure their needs are attended to.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We went to the craigellechie hotel this weekend with my parents to celebrate my dad's birthday. The staff could not be more helpful or friendly. The rooms we had were amazing as was the fantastic 6 course meal we had. We were also treated to a private whiskey tasting which I would highly recommend. I will definately be going back.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Great service in a lovely location, would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

We scraped together the money to spend New Year 2011/2012 here and it was entirely worth it. Our room at the front of the house was lovely, modern, clean and comfy. The bed was giant and great new year viewing to be had on the flat screen TV. We had incredible food every night across so many different beautiful rooms (the staff were constantly moving the furniture!), we were taken care of every minute of the day. Our favourite spot was sitting by the fire (they were all on, giving the hotel a wonderful cosy atmosphere), reading a book in the library. The bar was the most exciting, with over 700 whisky choices. They have a brilliant, knowledgeable and friendly resident whisky expert - the whisky tasting sessions are highly recommended! If you don't want to pay top dollar for the restaurant food (although it is definitely worth it), the bar/restaurant downstairs does really great food at a good price - best burgers ever!
The only downside was that some of the activities that were planned were cancelled and some of the entertainment was a bit questionable (the much anticipated new years eve 'ceilidh' was actually a woman with disco lights singing cringey pop-songs), but the staff made every effort to make up for it and we were just happy to be staying in such a beautiful place.
There is a motorway in front of the hotel but you can't hear it and it didn't bother us at all. There are some nice walks to be had down by the river.
If you are keen to do a tour of whisky country, like we were, then this is the place for you. Definitely come with a car (and designated driver!); in a 15 minute drive around the gorgeous countryside you will come across tens of distilleries. Glenfarclas is a must.
Craigellachie Hotel exceeded all our expectations and we will definitely be coming back in the future :)

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Craigellachie Hotel
Address: Craigellachie Hotel Victoria Street, Craigellachie AB38 9SR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Craigellachie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Craigellachie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Craigellachie Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heartland of the malt whiskey industry, the idyll enjoyed of the Craigellachie Hotel is almost unrivalled anywhere in Scotland. Combining the style and elegance of a bygone era with the most modern of hotel facilities, guests can enjoy marvellous accommodation in any of the 26 en-suite rooms. Choose one of the Master Rooms or Mini-Suites which overlook the River Spey and the famous Craigellachie Bridge built in 1814. Dining experiences will only but delight, with the Ben Aigen Restaurant offering a range of traditional dishes. After a meal, relax in the Quaich Bar and select one of the 700 single malt whiskies that adorn its walls. ... more   less 
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