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Fraoch Lodge
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Went with a group for a geology weekend. Warm welcome followed by a delicious meal (Rebecca was gathering the vegetables just before they were cooked!) and a very comfortable night. Everything seemed to be no trouble to our hosts. Breakfasts were really good too! Have recommended it to several people already and hope to go back myself!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

I stayed here with a group, the hosts went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable and Fraoch Lodge has much more to offer than a typical hostel with comfort and service - tea and cake, lovely fire, advice and local information. Food was excellent.

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Reviewed 17 June 2012

I stayed at Fraoch Lodge for five nights and I absolutely recommend it. It is a family run B&B with strong emphasis on being eco-friendly; rooms are very simple, clean and cozy; bathrooms are shared but well maintained and clean; breakfast is good with excellent home baked bread and home made marmalade and there is an option to choose a cooked breakfast. The dining room and lounge are cozy and convivial with stoves and fireplace and there is a kitchen at guests disposal if you wish to cook.
Yes there is a 'no-shoes' policy, waste recycling rules and you have to strip your own bed on departure, but owners Andy and Rebecca are welcoming, friendly and helpful and show genuine interest in their guests.
Andy is a fantastic guide if you want to explore the Cairngorms and Scotland and if you have the opportunity try Rebecca's great cakes and dinners.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Thank P E
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

We have stayed here at Fraoch Lodge many times and have always found the owners to be friendly and attentive. The home made cooking is excellent and a lot of love and care quite obviously goes into it as you'll find Rebecca's recipes are very unique and original.
The 'light' breakfast does what it says on the tin, personally we love being treated to home made bread and jam and have stayed in many places where they will not even consider you making porrige!
Andy is a fountain of knowledge about the area, the mountains, the flora and fauna, there isn't a subject you can't discuss with him.
On our recent stay, the rooms were very clean, homely and cosy, it took 2 mins to strip our bed, no problems if it helps to maintain those fab prices staying in such a beautiful area. Cosy fires were lit for us, tea on the brew all the time!
We couldn't ask for more, many thanks.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

I am shocked by some of the reviews for Fraoch Lodge as my friend and I had a lovely two night stay (not as part of a tour). The hosts couldn’t have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful. They were full of expert advice and were interested in their guests without being intrusive.

Fraoch Lodge’s website sums up the accommodation well – somewhere between a hostel and B&B. With that in mind, the noise near the ground floor bedroom in the mornings when breakfast was being prepared was nothing compared to the disturbance you would get in a hostel. We were welcomed with a hot drink on arrival, and the breakfast included was plentiful – lots of porridge and homemade bread.

The open fire in the lounge was a bonus after a cold day in the mountains. The showers were hot and the guests kitchen well kitted out and clean. We did have to strip our beds before leaving, however this wasn’t an issue - in a hostel you often have to make your own bed on arrival! Sheets and towels were clean and we felt completely safe and ‘at home’ in Fraoch Lodge.

Although there is not much to do in Boat of Garten, Aviemore is a short hop away, and has everything you need. The hotel bar down the road from the Lodge was unfortunately pricey (£4.50 for pint of Guinness) so wouldn’t recommend that. A great stay and would highly recommend it as a base for the Cairngorms.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a room on the first floor instead of the ground floor.
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