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Dowans Hotel

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Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely faimly run hotel with super friendly staff and great food. I lost the room key i did find it shortly afterwards but it was not a problem as theese sort of things can somtimes be. I was made to feel very welcome for the duration of my stay and would love to stay again should the... More 

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Thank Andy T
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Great hotel, evening dinners and breakfast are superb, the room we were in was great, really big, but no shower, just a mixer tap, not so good, beds were really comfy, bars were excellent, with a huge big log fire in the main bar with big settees, really smart and cosy, with Aberlour being on the whiskey trail they also... More 

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Thank Kenny D
Mold, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We found this to be excellent. A mid week lunch with family. Top marks to the Dowans - it is a lovely setting, very tasteful re- furbishment, really good food and great service. Well worth a visit and definitely a re-visit when we are next up this way.

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Thank BillB_10
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

First visit to this hotel for a celebratory dinner for two. The hotel is very well furnished and decorated with style making it welcoming and I thought quite luxurious. A roaring real fire greets you along side a smiling welcoming member of staff. We were shown into a bar area to order a drink and peruse the menu. Excellent choice... More 

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Thank Covesea15
lincolnshire
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This has to be one of the best hotels and restaurants that I have stayed at whilst travelling around on business. I called in off speck and immediately I was greeted by a warm friendly face and this person could not do enough in helping. I was shown to my room which is unusual these days and then shown where... More 

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Thank swampy73
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Used the hotel for business and would also revisit for pleasure. Great decor, cosy but trendy bar and fantastic whisky collection. Family run hotel and and is very relaxed and a great place to spend some chilled out time . Would definitely come back

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Thank Mark M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous Scottish hideaway hotel in Aberlour. As soon as you enter you receive a warm welcome from the team. The hotel is stylish, comfortable and cosy. The restaurant offers a great menu with some local offerings as well as pizza just in case you want something a bit less fancy. Thanks for a great stay. I'll be back!

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Thank Jo H
Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Dropped in here mid afternoon on Saturday in search of afternoon tea or similar substanance. What a fabulous hotel, with exceptionally stylish decor. The receptionist went out of her way to make us finger sandwiches & serve fresh cake, after explaining that chef wasn't in. A lovely experience, shame we were on our way home, or I would have liked... More 

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Thank Jayne M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We were greeted warmly on arrival and very much made to feel welcome. A nicely decorated and cozy location. Well situated for all of your whisky needs and helpful, friendly staff made this a very pleasant stay. I would definitely come back.

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Thank Mike S
Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Very smart and very comfortable. Rooms were lovely and meals were excellent. A dedicated whisky tasting room and a wonderful selection of whisky. Great sitting room. Well located in Aberlour village. Service was variable however. The car park is situated at the rear of the property with a longish walk in the rain and cold around to the front with... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the positive comments about the hotel, our food and whisky bar. We are sorry that there were a couple of elements of your stay that caused yourselves some frustration which was never our wish but allow me please to offer some comments from our perspective on them:> Your arrival. The door that you... More 

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