This traditional Scottish manor overlooking the River Spey in prime whisky country offers deluxe, beautifully appointed accommodation. From its fully stocked whisky library room to the luxuriously furnished bedrooms, this is a plush property close to the Cairngorms.
The Station Hotel
Located in the heart of Speyside whisky country, The Station Hotel’s connection with local distilleries is evident throughout this attractive property. Although the hotel’s history spans over 150 years, the hotel’s decor is contemporary and rooms are beautifully furnished with tartan blankets and photos of whisky production. There is both a public bar and a main restaurant, with a different atmosphere and menu in each. The Spirit Safe is the hotel’s whisky bar, which also contains over 70 gins.
Guests in suites receive a complimentary decanter of whisky on arrival. With over four distilleries in Rothes itself, guests are immersed in the smell of whisky production from the moment they step outside.
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Rooms and suites are all en suite and tastefully furnished with muted tones and tartan blankets. The whisky theme continues here, with some beds having headboards shaped like stills, and pictures of the production process adorning the walls. Each of the suites is named after a local distillery, and guests staying in one of these will receive a complimentary decanter of whisky on arrival. Guest rooms have a shower only, whilst suites contain both a shower and a bath. All rooms feature coffee machines, HD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The property is located in the small town of Rothes, which is situated on the banks of the River Spey. Rothes is a functional town with a number of small shops and cafés, and the ruins of a castle. It takes around an hour to drive to the north of the Cairngorms National Park (to Aviemore and Rothiemurchus), and just over an hour to Inverness.
Food and drink
There are two options for dining in The Station Hotel, as well as The Spirit Safe whisky bar which offers small appetizers. Pagodas is the hotel’s main restaurant, which offers contemporary Scottish cuisine in an elegant, wood-panelled room. Toot’s Café Bar & Bistro is a public bar, serving coffee, snacks and bar meals, and often has a lively atmosphere at weekends.
Facilities and activities
Whisky and gin tastings can be arranged through the hotel, as well as VIP tours of local distilleries.
We love the wooden floors and stylish public areas, with a whisky theme throughout.
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