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Dowans Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Aberlour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Last night was my second dinner experience here and on both occasions everything has been perfect, the service is faultless you are made to feel like one of the family, the food was just amazing with everyone not leaving even a crumb, the cocktails we had pre dinner and after dinner were so good that we found ourselves ordering more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live locally so haven't stayed at the hotel , but have booked several times for a meal. The staff are very professional and the meals have been delicious. The renovation that has been undertaken is of a very high standard. We feel very lucky to have The Dowans Hotel so close to us. Highly recommended

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wanted to go away for a night and settled on the Dowans Hotel in Aberlour. From the moment we walked in we new we had struck gold. Ambiance, friendliness, decor, facilities in the room were of a top rate standard. This is family owned business and looks and feels like they have put their hearts and souls... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We happened upon this place by accident because of it's proximity to some wonderful whisky distilleries. And this is a place we are anxious to return to, because the hotel and restaurant are so wonderful. The bar is fabulous and has an impressive number of scotches to taste. The restaurant is really very impressive, both for breakfast and for dinner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What could be better than a crisp March day with sunshine, a most beautiful lunch and the views of the Spey at Aberlour to look out to. My wife, son and I only stopped for a quick lunch at this atmospheric hotel and were quite late in the day but were charmingly looked after by the chatty Stephanie who made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the hotel for a surprise birthday for a good friend. I've stayed in a significant number of boutique hotels around the world and can say this hotel is up there with many of the best. The decor is beautiful, with every detail taken care of. Clearly they are going through and extensive refurbishment project - I am pleased... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I spent one night here with my sister after we finished a skiing mini break. I was most impressed. It is really a top notch hotel. Beautiful interior, fabulous newly landscaped outdoor area for when the better weather comes, our bedroom and en suite were perfect, roomy and decked out to a very high spec. Menus varied and delicious, service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We booked an overnight stay at the Dowans Hotel as a special treat for my mother's 90th birthday. It proved to be an inspired choice: The warm and friendly welcome from the Murray family, the atmosphere, quality of cuisine and high standard of accommodation made for a memorable break. They are 2 years into a 3 year upgrading and refurbishment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Last visited this hotel some 5 years ago. What a difference! The renovation is excellent, the owners really friendly, the staff really helpful. We fancied a different new year, with a quiet meal and relaxed evening/ New years day. We got that and more. An excellent evening meal, great quiz and really friendly atmosphere. If you fancy a quiet break,... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words. We had such a good time with everyone at Hogmanay and a pleasant night can never be bettered when you have such lovely people staying. We hope to welcome you back at some point soon! We will aim to have even more gins for you to try! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and I returned here for Hogmanay and New Year after a lovely time last year;this year was every bit as good. The hotel building itself is lovely and the work already carried out has only complemented and enhanced that. The new lounge bar is a triumph. Our room and its en-suite have been beautifully refurbished while the food... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and with such lovely words. It was lovely to see you both again and let's just hope that it isn't next year before you grace us with your presence! More 

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