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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, the Columba House Hotel fell far short of my expectations and did not make for a pleasant holiday. My room was grossly over-priced, sub-standard, shabby, many defects, run down, there was an obvious lack of exterior maintenance and a very poor attitude from the (tenant) partner of the hotel when I complained. The good news is, after returning home... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for dog owners. Rooms opening out to garden/courtyard. Lovely breakfast with good choice of hot and cold selections, pleasant staff. Big rooms with plenty space for dog. 5 mins walk to dog friendly pubs/restaurants. Only downside no dogs in bar area as it's part of restaurant. However on a nice day there is an outside area where you... More 

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Scotland
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Kingussie is very peaceful and a great location to start exploring the Highlands. Hotel was very cheap for a midweek break. Nice big room with 4 poster bed. Room was very clean, front of the bath was a bit cracked, but that's just nit-picking. We had a very peaceful sleep and a great breakfast to start the day. All the... More 

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Largs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Loved the room with four poster and good decor. Great bath for sharing!! Restaurant service was excellent, provided by very well-trained and friendly Bar Manager. He made us feel very welcome and helped my husband with whisky choices from the extensive range. Food was high quality - well done chef!!! Coffee room very atmospheric with Victorian furnishings. Location well of... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

After reading other reviews I think this hotel is either a Hit or Miss and unfortunately it was a Miss for me! Being totally honest, I've met friendlier receptionists and did not like having to share a bathroom with other guests. If I had known this when I booked I would not of stayed especially as the Restaurant and bar... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

After an excellent trip with friends we visited the Columba House. The setting is unexpected at the end of the culture de sac. This adds to the overall feeling of the restaurant and hotel. The dining room was superbly decorated, the staff were excellent and the steak was world class. An excellent evening.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I stayed 1 night to attend a birthday party locally, but was such a lovely hotel only wish it had been longer. I had "The Ministers Study" which is a lovely ground floor room with a wet room which sited me ideally being disabled. The car parking was right outside the entrance which again suited me perfectly. Yolanda was superb,... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Yolanda, we cannot thank you enough. You chose the right room for us bright and airy fourposter bedroom. After checking in we enjoyed sitting in the library and having a drink, nice and quiet and comfortable. In the library you presented us with menus to look over giving me plenty of time to decide. There was a large group coming... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place is worth a stay just for the restaurant - top notch, with excellent well-presented food and service, but even if you are a guest you must reserve. The hotel is located close to walking trails and to a cycling path that runs through the highlands. However while the room was clean, the carpet was worn and was lifting... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Had to ring the bell for attention on arrival and leaving. No sign of anyone when we wanted a drink about 5pm. Window in room had lots of cobwebs. rusty shelf in bathroom. Blanket on the bed was fashionable in the 80's. £1 charge for using debit or credit card.

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Garden Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our Hotel:Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, an oasis amidst the magnificent scenery of the Spey Valley. Shimmering lochs are fringed by sandy beaches, and sparkling rivers lie in the shadows of heather-covered mountains. A paradise for outdoor activities, golf, fishing, climbing, rambling, pony trekking, water and winter sports, and those who appreciate invigorating Highland air, dramatic scenery and Highland hospitality.The village of Kingussie is in the Central Highlands of Scotland, surrounded by the Monadhliath and Cairngorm mountain ranges, it provides the opportunity to explore the peaceful countryside with the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife from Golden Eagle or Osprey to Red Deer Stag and Pine Martin. There is also an abundance of wild flowers, plants and trees. 2 miles from Kingussie is the rspb insh Marshes Reserve, one of the finest wetlands conservation areas in the UK. Many wildlife events are organised from here. Golf Pass available guaranteeing 30% reduced rate at all eight of the finest courses within the Cairngorms National Park.A romantic Highland Retreat, highest standards of accommodation, welcoming hospitality, & customer care. Nestling in a secluded, walled garden with ducks, red squirrels, rabbits, deer, pheasants & numerous beautiful birds in attendance. Regret we cannot accommodate children but offer indulgent refuge for grown-ups wishing to enjoy peace in beautiful surroundings with attentive service, & a relaxed adult atmosphere.All modern facilities while retaining the original charm of the Old Manse & Croft.Various stylish, en-suite, room types, doubles/twins/super-king doubles/a large suite and the superb, triple aspect, Penthouse Suite, with ever-changing views of the surrounding village and mountains, including romantic four-poster rooms with locally hand crafted traditional four-posters, mostly king size, and all with double baths, showers. Personal controllable heating, The pampered comfort we offer tells a story, which speaks for itself, as many guests return time and time again. ”Monarch of the Glen” was filmed entirely in the Spey Valley, including many scenes featuring Kingussie.The sport at which Kingussie excels is Shinty and if the team is playing at The Dell (their local ground) you will have the opportunity of watching one of the oldest Gaelic field sports, performed by a team with an unrivalled record of championship and cup wins in the modern era. So….break free from city life and take to the byways, vast moorland, hills, and highland glens. Breathe in the pure highland air, which brightens the eye and lightens the step. Total freedom to relax, unwind and accept the slower pace of the Highlands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Columba House Hotel

Address: Manse Road, Kingussie PH21 1JF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Kingussie
Price Range: €52 - €129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Columba House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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 of 5 bubbles MartynC289, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Recommend the penthouse suite with lovely view over the beautiful garden”
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