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Dowans Hotel

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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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The rooms are small, poorly furnished with no character. Access to higher floor is very delicate and can be dangerous for older guests. The bar is nice with a wide range of whiskys, but was quite and closed early as it is used by hotel guests only! No ambiance Breakfast was good and the morning view from the restaurant was... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No doubt no matter what I say on this review will be, or attempted to be, refuted. I understand that people become very passionate and want to defend their project. I am not writing this for any other reason than I want to give an honest review. The hotel is very obviously in the midst of major refurbishment. Now, it... More

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

We really do find ourselves questioning the motivation behind this one. You and your partner were only here for 15 minutes or so for a coffee and a glass of wine and had, as you state yourself, fairly minimal interaction with one member of staff. You, therefore, had the very simple option of just not returning but, no, you elected... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

iI stayed here for 1 night and as soon as I entered the hotel reception it just felt right, the staff are courteous and professional the hotel is spotless. When I entered my room it was fresh and homely with good tv reception and comfy bed, essential when working away from home. The best of all was when I went... More

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Dowan's for two nights, and have mixed feelings. All of the staff, as well as owners, that I interacted with were very friendly and helpful. I have no qualms in saying they were great. The property is absolutely beautiful. The few problems I did have were with my room, and I understand that the hotel is... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice experience at a family run hotel. Excellent food in the fine dining section but some improvements needed in the breakfast area. Very friendly staff (mostly family) and rooms that have much of individual characteristics.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Micheal and his family are excellent hosts…impeccable Scottish hospitality at its very best…wonderful laid out rooms…a mix of old and new world charms…a few great malts hidden away at the bar…beautiful hotel grounds…lovely food…exceptional haggis… Each member of the hotel staff is jewel…i have stayed in quiet a few large and boutique hotels…this was one of the finest…there is something... More

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hotel has been renovated to bring out its best features. The location is central for touring in some of the best scenery in and around Aberlour. It used to have an 'olde worlde' feel as a fishing and shooting lodge but has now brightened up with a more modern style. The lounge is very comfortable but the main difference... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights during our trip in Scotland. The family running the hotel is very friendly and does everything in their power to make you feel welcome. The hotel building is beautiful situated on a hillside that overlooks the valley. The old and charming building is still being renovated according to the owners, but renovation is done during... More

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Kinross, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We arrived at the Dowans after quite a long and tiring journey on the Saturday night, the place itself is in a lovely location and the views are beautiful. The hospitality leaves to the imagination.... the place has huge potential and with a lot of money spent on it and professionalism could be a 5 star country house. Don't get... More

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Craigellachie, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I have just returned this evening (17/8/14) from having our dinner in Bistro 57. We both had a fantastic time, the staff were very friendly and helpful as they have always been on the other occasions we have dined at the Dowans. The food too was great and of and excellent standard. I would certainly recommend a... More

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Address: Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Aberlour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 16
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