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“15 to 20”
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The Star Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Kingussie
Livingston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“15 to 20”
Reviewed 12 October 2011

yes 15 to 20 times, lost count over the years.food is excelent,nothing
like a hot bath late afternoon,after a day in the hills.also if you have a dog no problem mine was a rather large german shepherd[ leisha ]she also got her sausages for breakfast.staff like joan and paul make the stay a pleasure.a packed lunch if you miss breakfast for an earlay day hillwalking.

Room Tip: dont get a room above the bar.the noise of pool balls, top floor is best much quiter
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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2011

I visited this Hotel just for a drink with some walking friends and we stayed most of the night as their was good Scottish music on and we were able to dance.
The evening was very warm and it was extremely hot and stuffy in the room.
I asked the duty barman if the hotel had any fans and he replied "It's not that hot in here and no we dont have any fans."
I propped open the two entrance doors and opened a side door to let some air in but the barman closed them all immediately.
Lo and behold the same barman appeared with a fan and plugged it in but he gets no votes from any of us for being a helpful sort.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Myself and my wife went to the Star for their 6 course banquet weekend, 2 nights B & B and the banquet for under £140, the hotel if tired and needs a redecoration but the staff, food and entertainment is top class. It is one of those 'everyone should do' events but a lot of people wouldn't want to do it again.
The entertainment is fun and gets the crowd involved and between the musicians and the staff everybody knows everybody else before the night is through.
A truly highland welcome and I will be back but it may take my body a few years to recover from the cheap drink and dancing.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

we went to the star for my husband birthday two days for 69pouds each for bbed. the rooms were good only drawback no lifts and if your a bit stiff can be a bit of a drag .the meals were very good plenty of choices and on saterday night a 6 course wine prices were good also .entertainment was ok and the people were very friendly we will be back also you can drive to towns nearby which we did

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2011

we travel from stirling and stoped over at the star and heading the next morning for fochabers for my mothers 82 birthday gettogether.we stayed in room 12a the room to the front over looking the set of traffic lights,red amber green all night,and the room was over the bar a entertanment went on to the we hours,I and my wife had been working to late on the friday and thought we would take a break in the journey,before traveling on and that was the day there was a accident on the way to kingussie,this hotel remains in the dark ages its like stepping back in time,

Room Tip: do not accept room 12a as it over looks the traffic lights
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank firemanjas
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed at this hotel as part of a deal advertised in a sunday magazine. I am kind of at a loss at what to say about this hotel. We got a bargain price and enjoyed the weekend, however i'm not so sure i would go back, everything was OK but thats as much as i can say.Most people where on the bargain weekend price and were there for a boozy weekend and if thats your thing then i would say go for it. However as we where hit with a massive snowstorm it was minus 18 at one point we where not able to venture into aviemore or anywhere else due to the cold and this kind of put a damper on things.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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fife scotland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2011

Hotel tired room very small, bathroom even smaller lots of stairs to negotiate and no lift!!! There were rooms in the Annexe on the ground floor, but you have to book early as there are only a few. On the positive side the staff were helpful and friendly, the food good and most of the guests at the Star were very friendly and have gone to the same Hotel year after year which says everything. There was entertainment on the Tuesday night and the Thursday night. We enjoyed our stayand it was definetly value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms small, not much of a view from the Hotel
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Star Hotel
Address: 32 High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Kingussie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Kingussie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Star Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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