The Craigellachie Hotel was built in 1893 and is located within the beautiful village of Craigellachie near Elgin and is at the meeting point of the Fiddich and the Spey rivers. The country house hotel in the North East of Scotland sits in a commanding position in the village and is almost halfway between Aberdeen - 60 miles to the southeast, Inverness - 50 miles to the northwest, and Aviemore - 40 miles to the southwest. The Craigellachie Hotel offers the rare opportunity to savour the style and elegance of a by-gone era, combined with all the comforts of a first-class hotel.
All the public rooms and bedroom at this Morayshire hotel have been lovingly restored using fine fabrics and high quality period furnishings with weave, texture, colour and print all carefully co-ordinated to delight the eye.
For the twelfth consecutive year, the Ben Aigan Restaurant at the Craigellachie Hotel has been awarded one AA Rosette. The restaurant serves a range of tempting dishes prepared by the award winning kitchen brigade using the hearty tradition of the finest Scottish cuisine and only prime Scottish produce.
The famous Spey Walk provides some of the most stunning, uninterrupted views over forest, river and mountains the Craigellachie Hotel is great for walking breaks. There is also a wide range of activities within the area, including the Whisky and Castle Trails to enjoy; the Craigellachie is truly a haven of Highland hospitality set in spectacular countryside.
The Craigellachie Hotel in Craigellachie near Elgin offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
Unless specified otherwise, prices are quoted per adult per night.
Childrens reductions are available, for more details see our terms and conditions.
Single Room Supplement £25.00
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The 26 bedrooms at the Craigellllachie Hotel include some fabulous master rooms and mini-suites all overlooking the River Spey and Thomas Telford's famous "Craigellachie Bridge" built in 1814.
The ongoing upgrade programme means that all bedrooms have been beautifully refurbished to very high standards, providing a graceful, yet homely ambience for you to relax in. Subtle and interesting colour combinations, quality of fabrics and fine furniture enhance the character of the rooms.
Each bathroom has the benefit of a new, high-pressure water system providing some of the best power shower you will find in any Hotel.
The Ben Aigen Restaurant at the Craigellachie Hotel is dedicated to serving a wide range of attractive dishes, which are prepared to the highest of standards by the AA rosette award winning team of chefs. Due to the rich larder in this area of Scotland only Scottish produce - including fish, shellfish, game and Aberdeen Angus Beef - is used to ensure that you enjoy the very best in taste, tenderness and quality.
The care and thought taken when preparing your meals is matched by the attention to detail which the staff provide when serving them, along with your choice of wine from the extensive list.
The famous Quaich Bar at Craigellachie...
Welcome to the world-renowned and award winning Quaich Bar which, during the last 18 months, has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, The Hague, Osaka, Limburg, Berlin and Leiden!
Almost 700 different single malts around all the walls await you in this cosy, almost club-like atmosphere ~ one of the largest selection of drinking single malt whiskies in the world!
Wander around the room feasting your eyes on the incredible sight of all these single malts just waiting for you to try them- no room for pictures here!
Touch, feel and even pick up - but be careful not to drop - the bottles and decide which one you want to try: don't forget to check your wallet or credit card as we have several that cost over £100 per nip and the current most expensive will set you back £275!
The Craigellachie Hotel also conducts nosing and tasting for up to 20 people and will be delighted to discuss your requirements or do 'ad hoc' tasting in the bar.
Spiced Parsnip Soup
Bruschetta of roasted beetroot & feta cheese, pesto dressing
Smoked ham hock rillettes, green apple puree
Twice baked goats cheese soufflé, spiced piccalilli
Beetroot cured gravadlax, home-smoked rillette, salmon pannacotta, smoked salmon rose, keta dressing (Supplement £3.95)
Trio of puddings, grain mustard hollandaise
Smoked haddock Scotch egg, curry scented mayonnaise
Breast of duck, pithivier of leg, creamed cabbage, carrot & ginger puree, Parmentier potatoes
Fillet of sea bass, crushed potatoes, wilted greens, tomato and caper salsa
Loin of spring lamb, parsley crust, garlic fondant, shallot puree, root vegetable jus (supplement £2.95)
Pork belly, pork fillet and Parma ham, black pudding bonbon, homemade sausage, apple fondant,
mustard mash, smoked pancetta, creamed Savoy cabbage, cannellini beans
Supreme of chicken, filled with haggis, new potatoes, panache of vegetables, whisky cream
Wild mushroom and pearl barley risotto, Parmesan basket, watercress, white truffle oil
Seared beef fillet, braised beef shin, oxtail tortellini
Pomme William, spinach, cauliflower, blue cheese, port jus (supplement £5.95)
Lemon posset, shortbread, lemon sorbet
Red wine poached pear, crushed hazelnuts, ginger ice cream cranachan
Chilled coconut rice pudding, fresh pineapple, lemongrass syrup
White chocolate pannacotta, wild bramble coulis
Selection of Scottish cheeses, homemade spiced fruit chutney, Walker’s oatcakes (supplement £4.95)
Cheese selection for two including two glasses of port (supplement £11.95)
Guests on a dinner inclusive package may choose any three courses from the menu. Some items carry supplementary charges, which will be added to your bedroom account
The Craigellachie hotel is situated by the Spey River, world famous for its exceptional salmon fishing. The Craigellachie’s Fishing beat is situated on the river Spey right in front of the hotel. The beat is predominantly time-shared but let rods are normally available throughout the season.
By choosing the Craigellachie Hotel, the malt whisky trail is on your doorstep with 52 distilleries around the area. Craigellachie is also the home of the Speyside Cooperage where the local coopers make the casks for the exceptional whisky.
The Speyside Way passes directly by the Craigellachie hotel and links the Moray Coast with the edge of the Grampian Mountains. It is one of four official long distance routes in Scotland.
While staying at the Craigellachie Hotel you can visit:
City of Inverness
City of Aberdeen