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Newtonmore Road, Kingussie PH21 1HE Scotland
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A note from Duke of Gordon Hotel
Updated 21/07/02


#3 of 4 in Kingussie
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The Duke of Gordon Hotel is situated in the Town of Kingussie in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. The hotel was originally a Coaching Inn built in the mid 19th century as a horse changing stop for coaches traveling between Perth and Inverness. The hotel was extended several times during the 20th century to the building you see today. The hotel is a traditional style Highland Hotel offering the comfort of a country house but with modern amenities. The hotel was used as a filming location for the BBC Series 'Monarch of the Glen' from 2000 to 2005. The Clan Macpherson Gathering has been held at the Duke of Gordon every August since 1938. The hotel is a popular wedding venue and many family events have taken place in the Ballroom. All guest rooms are ensuite with flat screen Televisions, Direct Dial Telephone, Hospitality Tray and WiFi throughout the building. Ceud mìle fàilte (a hundred thousand welcomes)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Car park
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Archery offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
VIP room facilities
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Hungarian and 2 more
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Sheardav wrote a review 13 May
Tain, United Kingdom20 contributions18 helpful votes
Nice clean hotel friendly staff and friendly manager.our room was large and spacious with a nice large screen tv.but the crowning glory was the delicious food served at dinner in the splendour of the restaurant.already looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Martin W wrote a review 09 May
Thun, Switzerland29 contributions5 helpful votes
The Rooms are old but large and very clean. We pPaid £11.25 for a Paint beer and a glass of Chardonnay at the bar. As our first evening - after two years - we assumed this to be correct. In retrospect, we realized that this was totally over the top. After waiting 1 ½ for the ordered dinner, it turned out that the order was forgotten and not transmitted to the kitchen. When paying at the bar, the gentleman there wanted to collect way too much. We asked why. His very moody, yeasty, surly reply was that the menu card from we ordered no longer valid is! He crumpled them up angrily and threw them on the floor behind the counter. Finally I asked for the hotel manager or even threatened him with the police. This then appeared. After I told her what had happened, she apologised. Conclusion for us: Old, historic hotel with unfortunately very bad, untrained and partly indecent staff. Really not recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Paula T wrote a review Apr 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom750 contributions105 helpful votes
Duke of Gordon Hotel was beyond disappointing. They humiliated me without apologies. Horrendous holidays Disastrous from the beginning. I requested and they confirmed check-in between 12 and 1 pm, we arrived at 2.20 pm and my room wasn't ready and they said I should wait until 4 pm. I claimed that the early check-in was confirmed, so they sent us for coffee, and wait, a coffee they charge me! Then, near 3.15, she gave me another guest's form. Completely different name. The place is beyond DIRTY, dirty, old, stained and smelly rug and dirty toilets with mood everywhere. I pay for a double bed, and It's not a double bed, it's two single beds together. For worse, as the mattresses had different heights, we had a step with a gap and two cords in the middle of the bed. Such bad quality of mattress and bad sleep falling at the gap, trigger my neuralgia twice in two days, and I needed morphine just for walking. I Tried to get another place, unfortunately, everything was booked for easter. Only one bedside table with light, the lights at the wall had the switch down at the wall in the middle, so putting the beds together they left the switch behind the mattress and pillows, unusable. Upon complaining, they said they don't have double beds and the manager was on holiday. The WiFi never worked, when I complained, they told me has been working badly for weeks, but the manager doesn't care and was getting ready and out on holiday, but the next day when my partner complained about my bed and my health, the manager was sick. We asked who was in charge, they replied nobody. We tried to explain at the reception that I have neuralgia and I can't be sleeping with a gap, they just pull the shoulders, and keep chatting, o yes, they are good in chat and keep the conversation when a customer is there, making you wait they end their conversation about nephews. I complained 4 times about bed, they just say it is what it is. First day they asked if we were dining, and we say yes, time 8pm. This night, they weren't expecting us, we need to wait until they confirm they can serve us. They made us a "favour" serving food. The food was bad. Unfortunately, it is a small town and there was no other place to eat near, trapped in a dinner that had a gourmet name, terrible execution, and no meat, only cheap pastry or potatoes, Salmon en croute, it was just croute, under the pastry, there was a piece of salmon of less than 2cm x 2cm, crushed. The seafood was poorly mixed mashed potatoes with little remains of ground salmon and one, yes one! Mussels, and a sauce of flour and water. Disgusting. The breakfast is miserable, not only insufficient. They only offer reheated pieces of something similar to an English breakfast, not even Scottish, there was never Salmon and only two types of cheap sliced ​​bread, and they serve less than a loaf, 9 am only one slice of bread remained, the bacon was dry of been reheated days and days, fried eggs taste plastic, and continental customers, as I, could not eat anything, there was not even one pastry, a cupcake, a croissants nothing apart from the cheap supermarket bread, the eggs were scrambled with water and milk, taste horrible, and caused me a diarrhoea, ruining my excursion. There are spider webs at lights over the food. They say that they serve breakfast from 7 to 10, but at 9.30 they remove everything. When I complained and say I will write a bad review, call this breakfast is unacceptable, they said they don't read reviews because they are bad and the manager was on vacation (again, or sick?) One morning at 8:29 the maid entered the room, she didn't even knock on the door, she just opened it, I experinced a horrible humiliation. My partner dress and run to reception, Nobody apologized, the manager was sick, and the head of housekeepers just replied, we believe you were out. And they were more interested in gossip about found us naked. They keep doing it, its came out when I walked the corridor later. At check out, by "mistake" they double-billed the dinners, and after claiming they refunded £34, the saying was a system problem. Apologies now are not even close to repair all they made me go through, ruined my holiday, humiliated me and cause me physical pain.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Stephanie wrote a review Apr 2022
Northumberland, United Kingdom103 contributions40 helpful votes
2 nights was more than enough! Okay so I’m going to break it down. Room - 1st floor, large, bathroom is very nice but the rest of the room is dated. Our first night was restless because of the squeaky floors and stairs which seen people coming and going at all hours despite the hotel being full of aged 70+ folk. It was tidy and clean but the floors need a good clean or just replace the carpets altogether with wood flooring. We had a cup of tea before bed with a biscuit which was left (lovely! Maid cleaned our room but no tea/biscuits were refilled - are we only allowed 1 per stay?) Decor - make a choice, are you modern or traditional? The mix doesn’t work and the woodwork smells of cigarettes even though it’s a no smoking hotel. Food - main hall, very posh menu but unfortunately the chefs aren’t up to making it to the standard that you’d think as it’s written. Presentation poor. Drinks are inconsistent in price and volume. We paid 80p for a large squash and £6+ for a large wine then the night after it was £1.60 for a small squash and £7+ for a medium wine - makes no sense whatsoever. Bar menu is very limited but soups and puddings are delicious! Breakfast was lovely!! Staff friendly on welcome but didn’t give any info about meal times or where anything was - too busy talking to each other. Parking good and outdoor presentation is nice but the image of the hotel with memorial outside is misleading and it’s not part of the grounds it’s actually over a main road. Won’t be doing the 5 hour drive to come back! Not a cheap and cheerful hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Go to the coop down the road and get yourself some dinner for the room.
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Claribelle wrote a review Apr 2022
Barnsley, United Kingdom337 contributions181 helpful votes
Our 3rd very enjoyable coach holiday with Cairngorm Travel to the Duke of Gordon. We had a warm and spacious room on the 3rd floor, with an extremely comfortable bed and a lovely view over the public gardens and village. In spite of staff shortages, which is a problem throughout the hospitality industry, the hotel is well maintained, clean and tidy, with bedrooms serviced every day, and meals are generally very good. Yes, food choices are more limited than they used to be, and we did miss the Piper, but all the staff work so hard to make guests feel at home. For a great value short break in the beautiful Highlands the Duke would be hard to beat!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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US$91 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsKingussie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Duke of Gordon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Duke of Gordon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Chapel House Arts (0.4 km), Fused and Light (0.4 km), and The Iona Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Duke of Gordon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Duke of Gordon Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a fireplace, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Duke of Gordon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Duke of Gordon Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Duke of Gordon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include McInnes Restaurant, Cafe Bistro, and The Restaurant at The Cross.
Is Duke of Gordon Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Kingussie.
Does Duke of Gordon Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Duke of Gordon Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, and Latvian.
Is Duke of Gordon Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.