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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First re-visit since renovation started and very impressed. Lots of work on outside areas and entrance which really enhance the hotel . New outside sitting area looking over to the Spey a real bonus . We were shown one of the revamped rooms Benromach and decor quite stunning with a fantastic bathroom . The old lounge is being turned into... More 

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hearing it had new owners I decided to take my partner out for her birthday. Everything was ok up until the food part. Starters were incredibly over priced but they weren't the worst but everything fell apart at the main course. We both had steaks which came out on a plate full of water and everything else was tasteless and... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very disappointed that you didn't enjoy your meal with ourselves. However, We did do a check back with yourselves, which is our normal practice, to clarify if everything was fine with your food. We just wish that you had said something then to allow us the opportunity to address any issue that you... More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stayed for one night on a business visit. The Murray's are very welcoming and so helpful. Feels like a city boutique hotel with a really homely feel - that's hard to pull off! Service excellent and with some renovations still to be completed will certainly be back. I had the Glenlivet room which was a very high standard. Recommend!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Dowans Hotel was our stop at the heart of the whisky production in Scotland, Aberlour. We were there for fathers and sons whisky tour, we enjoyed our stay. The owners are taking good care of the business - hands on and staff is kind and helpfull. I believe it i going to be a fantastic place to stay, once... More 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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 October 12, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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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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