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Dowans Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aberlour
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Sue T Elgin, United Kingdom
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    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking into the Dowans Hotel since it has been refurbished and now under new management took my breath away. What a stylish, upmarket, beautiful hotel that has been truly totally transformed. The selection of menu was varied and extensive for lunch. The family service and attention to detail was of a very high standard and made our lunch an incredible... More 

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East Calder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from a truly memorable overnight stay in this faultless establishment.Breathtaking from the moment you pull up in the car park.The surrounding views are stunning and a gorgeous pond with ducks at the rear,very picturesque. The reception gives you a wonderful insight to the cosy,homely feel of the place and the overall decor is sumptuous and tasteful in every... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a while since we've been to this hotel and its been refurbished by new owners to a very high standard - we didn't see the bedrooms, but the public areas are tastefully decorated and it feels like a 5 star hotel. The Sunday brunch is a great idea and covers all angles - breakfast, traditional Sunday lunch, cold buffet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem, lovely hotel hidden off the main road to Aberlour. Great friendly welcome and through the the stay, unlike another review I posted about another hotel in Glasgow. We stayed on site for a fantastic evening meal and breakfast. The only minor criticism is the single bedroom was a little dated and not like the lovely... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. As you know, we are in the process of a renovation upgrade of the hotel and the single rooms suit our needs just now as we wait to do the other rooms. Hopefully if you return you will be able to see further progress! More 

Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel, very friendly staff, attention to detail. This hotel is everything you could ask for. Excellent cocktails and the food was lovely. The larger chain hotels would learn alot from staying here. Will return in the near future.

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

We always hope that people walk away from us knowing that they got the best service that we were capable of giving and a lot of that comes from being a family run place, passionate about what we have. We are really glad you enjoyed your time with us and will look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite hotel to stay, have a dram of scotch ( 150 kinds), or sit on the patio and enjoy the view! With 11 days touring Scotland this hotel and area were high points. The Murray family were a wealth of knowledge in the history of the hotel, the area and of course..scotch.

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that we can welcome you back one day! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stephanie Murry at The Dowans Hotel taught us what true Scottish hospitality means. We were abandoned at the last minute by the supposed "best" hotel in the area when they cancelled our reservation three days before our arrival and left us to search for accommodations. All we could find were "no vacancy" signs. We pulled into The Dowans Hotel in... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the hotel and the service-we always hope that we can provide the best service possible and so we are glad that you were happy. After such a disappointing introduction to the area, we only hope that you will come back one day so that we can show you what proper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had a wonderful stay in this elegant, comfortable, well run professional family hotel! The very professional staff makes you feel so at home. The decor is beautiful, the food is excellent, incredible hospitality! Don't miss this gem! The owners, Michael, Marie, and their beautiful daughters make it even more special!

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review-we hope that you manage to come back this way sometime soon. The Murrays More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

What can I say, from the moment of booking I was looked after by The Murray's and nothing was too much trouble. I was getting married at the end of May which meant a number of my friends and family were staying and also subsequently booked for dinner and also came for drinks the night before the wedding, they even... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Felicity-as long as you enjoyed your day and your family had a good time whilst staying with us then we are happy! More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Love it here! Great cocktails which don't just taste good - they look good too. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. The food is also just as good - always served piping hot and quickly. Recommend this place to anyone for a nice meal out with drinks.

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words-we hope we live up to your expectations each time you visit us! More 

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