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Rowan Tree Country Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Alvie B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We just returned today from having a short break in our favourite part of the world. We got a discounted break using booking.com.
The hotel is nicely furnished in a comfortable country style- coal fires and comfy seats. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the food is amazing. We' ve eaten there before but never stayed. We'd definitely eat there again but don't think we'd stay.
The bedroom was small but nicely furnished. Lovely fluffy towels in the bathroom. Our problem was the bed, the mattress was just too soft and by morning the pair of us had sore backs and hardly any sleep. Things didn't get any better the second night even though we were very tired by then.
Our other complaint was the lack of toiletries. Not even a bar of soap in the toilet to wash your hands! Our deal cost us £178.20 instead of the hotel rate of £198.00. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect the usual small soap and shampoo toiletries that even budget hotels supply. We asked a member of staff in the morning if these were usually supplied and she said yes but they never arrived so we went into town to buy some.
It's just a minor thing but very annoying as I would have brought some with me if I'd known.

Room Tip: Don't ask for room 4 - soft mattress on double bed - not king size.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Having visited Aviemore many times before, we decided to try somewhere new and settled on this hotel, located about four miles south of the town on the quiet back road to Kincraig. It is very nicely decorated throughout, and has the feel of being someone's home, which is very welcoming. Our room was large and well appointed, and very comfortable. An excellent breakfast was served, including a selection of hot dishes, cooked fresh to order. The only issue was the free Wi-Fi signal,which was really only strong enough to enable emails to be received and sent. We'll definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night on the beginning of our NC500 trip, which really started in Inverness, but one of our friends had stayed here before and recommended it, which we are passing on now!
Lovely rooms. Great bed and pillows. Good hot shower.
Great food for dinner and a great breakfast.
Wonderful service.
Really excellent all round!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We sent three nights at this delightful small hotel at Alvie.. Monique and Steven were very welcoming and friendly hosts. The bedroom was very comfortable and the lounge areas ideal for relaxing to read or enjoy coffee after dinner. The meals, both breakfast and dinner were excellent, beautifully prepared and presented. The staff were equally friendly, polite and helpful. We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing break. Strathspey is a beautiful area with plenty attractions on offer - Cairngorm Mountain and funicular railway, Highland Wildlife Park and Strathspey Steam Railway to name but a few. The hotel is situated a mile south of Aviemore. We will certainly be returning to this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dorothy W
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

In spite of the review we read, we decided the restaurant looked nice, so we booked a table for two. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The staff was really helpful and attentive. Overall we had a very nice dinner.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank badw17
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely welcoming staff and a terrific room. Food was great. I hope we can come back. Manager and staff couldn't have been more helpful to us. Comfortable quiet room( best to get one away from road). Very children friendly too.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank yorkch
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

A beautiful country hotel with helpful staff. We had the best dinner of our entire trip which was cooked exactly as requested.
The room was well appointed and very confortable. Parking is available in the large parking area by the entrance.

Room Tip: rooms away from the road are quieter
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank ADoonhamer
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Address: Loch Alvie, Alvie, Aviemore PH22 1QB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore > Alvie
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Alvie
Price Range: $145 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rowan Tree Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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