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Braeval Hotel

Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Nairn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our room had a sea view which was great. Hotel is in a brilliant location overlooking large green area and sea front. Lovely fish supper with tea, bread and butter. Accommodating and friendly staff. Bar is a bit dark during the day but there is a good patio area at the rear.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a single room as was meeting family in Nairn. Bed was nice and comfortable and TV in room had freeview and good wifi access. Bathroom was small but adequate, minor complaint was that shower curtain was dirty and the strength of the shower was not very strong even on the highest setting. I had breakfast in the... More

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I'm glad your visit was, on the whole, a good one. I'm disappointed to hear there was an issue with the shower and will rectify this immediately. More

Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 days in Nairn, and having done a bit of research before going, we sought out The Braeval due to good reviews. we dined there 1 night, spent another evening listening to a live band and returned for another eve for drinks. At all times the staff were very pleasant, the food was plentiful and v tasty and... More

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review

What a lovely review! Thank you, it's much appreciated and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. More

Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself is very nice although our shower didn't work--each room has an on-demand hot water system for showers. The staff was quite concerned and reduced our night's bill by 20GBP. The Bandstand restaurant associated with the hotel is very good and has excellent views of the Nairn beach. I recommend a walk on the beach.

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so pleased the problem with your shower did not spoil your visit. Thank you for posting such a good review and I hope you'll return another time. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was quiet (busy, but peaceful), the room comfortable and for a single, quite roomy. Wifi was good everywhere and the choice of real ales in the bar was extra good! The food in the restaurant was also good especially the superfood salad, something I have never seen before, but really all very tasty, especially the home made hummus... More

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Thank you for taking the time to write your generous and detailed review. It is much appreciated and I hope you do return again. More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In many ways this hotel is what I would expect in this area at this price point. Pro: The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was as expected, a buffet of cold fruits and cereal plus hot food to order. The food was tasty and plentiful. The hotel is in an older building, so expect charming old world... More

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and for itemising them so helpfully. However, I believe your rating of "poor" is a bit harsh, and it indicates that your expectation was of something other than a 3 star "pub hotel". We describe the Braeval as a pub-hotel and our description states "some rooms are affected by noise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived Friday evening just in time for our pre-booked table in the bandstand restuarant. Friday night is steak night. We had scallops and Cullen skink to start, followed by 3 x delicious sirloin steaks; which were excellent. If we were to be picky the fries were a little soggy but everyone enjoyed the meal. We had booked into the triple... More

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I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I very much appreciate your detailed and complimentary review. It's helpful in ensuring other potential guests know what to expect at the Braeval. More

Newcastle, England
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12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside appearance of this property, which is a pub with rooms, rather than a hotel, is a let down. However, as soon as we entered we were met with a warmth, taken to our room and made to feel very welcome. We ate in the pub that night and the food was delicious, the staff friendly. Breakfast the first... More

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We've just completed our annual work to refresh the exterior of the hotel and beer garden, so hopefully you would find the first impression better. Being late in arriving for breakfast is no reason for breakfast not to be of the same high standard as at any other time,... More

Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked last minute on a Sunday for one person. I arrived to a very kind welcome, the room was clean and simple with a delightful view over the links to the sea and the Black Isle. The food was straight forward filling pub grub in a busy restaurant with more great views. The range of ales was impressive. And for... More

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Thank you so much for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit and felt it was value for money. I hope you will return. More

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I stayed here for a business trip and was extremely pleased, the hotel room was small although it had everything required for a pleasant stay, the staff are polite and nothing is too much hassle. The cooked breakfast was amazing and filling. I will definitely be back, thanks to Braeval Hotel for a fantastic stay!!

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Thank you so much for your comments and for taking the time to let other people know about the Braeval. We look forward to welcoming you back. More

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Address: Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Nairn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Nairn #3 Business Hotel in Nairn #5 Family Hotel in Nairn
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Braeval Hotel is a friendly pub-hotel overlooking Nairn beach. It has spectacular sea views and is close to Nairn town centre and between Nairn's two championship golf courses. It has 8 en-suite bedrooms, some with sea views. The hotel's Bandstand Bar won CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014. It has won this award five times in the last six years. It has 9 Real Ale pumps is Cask Marque accredited and in The Good Beer Guide. The hotel's sea view Restaurant offers excellent Sea Food, Steaks and traditional Scottish dishes from locally sourced produce. The entire length of the restaurant is glass, offering stunning sea views. The decor reflects the character of the Fishertown area of Nairn with period photographs of Nairn when it was a fishing port. Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen from the Restaurant. The hotel is rated 4 stars by Visit Scotland. ... more   less 
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