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Rowan Tree Country Hotel

Loch Alvie Aviemore, Alvie, Aviemore PH22 1QB Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 28/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 28/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
In a delightful rural location overlooking Loch Alvie in the Cairngorms National Park, the Rowan Tree is a family-run country hotel and restaurant offering delicious, locally sourced food cooked to perfection – ideal after a day’s adventure! The hotel is a great base for exploring the Cairngorms National Park and the popular destination of Aviemore, which is just a three-mile drive away. The hotel was originally called the Lynwilg Mail, was built in the 18th century and still has original features like open fires, stain glass windows, low beamed and sloping ceilings. There are 10 delightful and unique bedrooms which are all equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay including Egyptian cotton sheets, luxurious goose down duvets and pillows, high quality toiletries, flat screen TV and tea. All rooms are non-smoking. There is ample parking on site, a drying and boot room with secure storage for skis, bikes and other equipment. Food will be a big part of your stay here. Start your day with a traditional Scottish breakfast including the hotel’s famous Rowan Tree porridge served with double cream and Drambuie. Dinner is a relaxed and casual affair with each meal individually prepared using only the freshest, principally Scottish, ingredients.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Car park
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Czech, Dutch
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Dunskeig wrote a review Today
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom18 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at the Roman Tree in December. The accommodation was very comfortable and really had an “at home” feeling. Nothing was too much trouble during the breakfast service and the food for this and dinner the previous evening was excellent.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Joanne B wrote a review Dec 2021
Woking, United Kingdom33 contributions34 helpful votes
We last visited in 2007 so this was a delightful return for us. The whole hotel team are brilliant. Very person-centred and paid attention to each guest’s needs. Our dog was not only welcome but spoilt too! Team very compassionate and generous in spirit. Thank you 🎄🙏
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book your breakfast & evening meal times as soon as you get here as places limited. Lots of walks...
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cnichols2015 wrote a review Oct 2021
Burbank, California23 contributions5 helpful votes
My family and I had an exceptional experience at Rowan Tree Country Hotel. We both stayed and ate there for two nights. The rooms were charming, the beds were comfortable, the owners and other staff were very attentive and did their very best to give us whatever we asked for. The ambience and the food were delicious. My family and I happily recommend Rowan Tree House!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Richard C wrote a review Oct 2021
United Kingdom1 contribution
Trip to Aviemore with friends. They were booked into this hotel unfortunatley I could not get a room. We all met there for drinks late afternoon and we looked after just as if we were REALLY welcome,bit of a change recently. Had a meal inthe evening,great menu choice,quality food and real personal service. I was accommofated for breakfast,which again we cooked to order,served with a smile. I left this hotel promising myself to come back and stay. I have expenience of hotels throughout Europe,this is most certainly at the very top end of my list. It is not a Radission or a Marriot but makes up for that in a fantastic personal servie which is so hard to find.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Any room is good
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Anthony R wrote a review Oct 2021
Mars, Outerspace46 contributions31 helpful votes
We ate in the restaurant, very friendly and accommodating. Food was amazing - recommend the truffle polenta, brilliant! Very good catering for allergies and good advice on the options available in the menus.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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US$129 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemoreAlvie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rowan Tree Country Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rowan Tree Country Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Working Sheepdogs (6.1 km), Loch an Eilein (2.8 km), and Rothiemurchus (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rowan Tree Country Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rowan Tree Country Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rowan Tree Country Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rowan Tree Country Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Post Office Cafe Gallery, The Rowan Tree Country Hotel Restaurant, and Route 7 Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Rowan Tree Country Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rowan Tree Country Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Rowan Tree Country Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aviemore Railway Station (4.4 km) and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (4.6 km).
Does Rowan Tree Country Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.