What Our Guests Say

Read real comments from guests that have spent time with us

A walking group who stayed in June.,

"This is the sixteenth year that I have organised a summer walking week; I have had several comments about his being the best, and ‘when can we go there again?’ … Please pass on our appreciation and thanks to all concerned who together make your hotel deservedly renowned as it is. I am certainly like the others looking forward to when I can some again."

The Wilsons who stayed in July.,

"Your staff are fantastically helpful in a friendly, efficient yet relaxed and calm way. This really made a difference to our stay. Kirsty was so relaxed and knowledgeable our short walk with her was a pleasure. The dining room staff were superb, especially noting particular wishes without being asked again – fruit/water/yogurt etc etc appeared magically without fail!"

The Ackroyd’s who stayed in July.,

"It’s been great. The best thing has been having Kirsty and Katy available to give us the confidence to strike out on our own and ‘target’ local birds as we would do at home.’ Was there anything that could have been improved on? ‘No – eating too much was our own fault! "

The Haech’s who stayed for Hogmanay.,

"We were impressed with the hotel on our first visit – recommended it to friends and are happy to say that this visit lived up to our expectations. Thanks to all the staff who are tremendous ambassadors for the hotel."

The Addinell’s who stayed for the Easter Break.,

"As a measure of how much my son enjoyed it, he said again this evening ‘I wish we were still in Scotland at the Hotel!’ …and we both know how he feels. Many thanks for making our stay such a good one; we look forward to seeing you again before too long."

Guests who stayed for our Easter Break.,

"Delightful – we love it here. We have stayed three times now. Best place to stay in the Highlands. Took us 25 years to find you!"

Guests who stayed in February.,

"This was our fourth stay in eighteen months! As usual, everything was perfect - even the weather was superb! Key to the whole experience are the staff - so welcoming, friendly and helpful. The restaurant food is wonderful, and the rooms extremely comfortable. The surrounding area offers fabulous scenery, and the wildlife is amazing! The hotel is also home to the BWWC (Bird Watching and Wildlife Club) and the facilities of that club (which are free for use by all hotel guests) just get better and better! A big 'thank you' to all at the Grant Arms. We'll be booking a return visit soon!"

Guests who stayed in April.,

"The Grant Arms is unlike any other hotel, in a good way. There is a huge focus on wildlife and all levels of interest and ability are catered for, with outings, films, lectures, briefings, and information galore on offer."

A Bird Club from Church Stretton who stayed in May.,

"Our Bird Club couldn't have chosen a more apt place to stay - The Grant Arms is really tuned in to wildlife as its innovative, free-to-all club suggests: Bird Watching and Wildlife Club. The hotel itself is a "Brilliant, Warm and Welcoming Club"! All our group commented on the hospitality of the staff who were incredibly helpful. I recall the organiser of BWWC staying long after hours to identify a plant we were puzzled by, even though we had accessed the hotel's extensive library! .......And I've never stayed in a hotel before where it wasn't a hanging offense to forget to remove one's walking boots (even if they were clean!). The whole atmosphere is lovely and friendly, the food superb and the rooms absolutely first-class. With optional quizzes/talks laid on in the evenings, there's plenty of scope for Après-Birding. Personally, just sinking into a voluptuous armchair with a wee dram kept me very happy.......all in all, a first class venue for first class birdwatching!"

Guests who stayed in June.,

"Staff were exceptional...don't think I've ever known such consistently good service and friendliness...nothing was any bother - you'd think it was their own place! And to top it all, there is the Wildlife Club, with all the information and services to support enthusiasts and enabling the visitor to enjoy as much of the programme as they would like."

Guests who stayed in July.,

"The Bird Watching and Wildlife Club based at the hotel is just a wonderful thing. Whether you are an experienced birder or a complete novice, staff are on hand to give you all the help, advice and recommendations - all you need to point you in the right direction as to where you can get the best wildlife encounters in and around the glorious Cairngorms. They also have wonderful guest speakers to inspire and encourage you in the Club rooms with hundreds of useful books, leaflets and information!"

Guests who stayed in October.,

"‘It was wonderful to have the wildlife experts on hand to help us make the most of our stay in the area. Even though we were novice wildlife watchers, Kirsty and Katy made us feel very welcome and gave us lots of excellent tips. Indeed, all the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was excellent (using lots of local produce) and they even provided a super-king sized bed for my six foot five husband!’"

RED DEER RUT WEEK Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st October 2017

Come and join us for the Red Deer Rut.  A full BWWC programme of wildlife watching events is included along with trips to try and see the Red Deer rutting.  From just £455pp (for 7 nights) DB&B.


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