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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed here with a couple of friends as we toured some of the region's many whisky distilleries. The hotel was great. A family-run place, it's recently been modernised and while not all of the work is complete, you can see what a difference it's making. The rooms are lovely - spacious and modern but with plenty of character. A good... More

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and really appreciate the kind words. We hope that you make it back here one day but in the meantime we wish you well on your new adventure. More

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As part of the wedding party who stayed here last weekend, I left the Dowans Hotel with a few mixed feelings. On arrival to the hotel, my family made our way to Reception passing electricians, workmen and water hoses cleaning the patio area. It was clear the hotel was still being renovated which in itself is not a problem, I... More

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

We thought long and hard before responding to this review as, in essence, we are responding to the same issues that we have already responded on and ultimately we may just have to accept that we cannot ameliorate your opinion of us. Yes, we are a family business and yes we are all extremely passionate about it and the service... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I begin by saying we had made reservations months ago and the owners were aware we were a wedding party and being part of the bridal party I am very disappointed. This hotel has been redecorated to a very high standard, but there is no point if the owners have no concept of hospitality! To be painting doorways and halls... More

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

As all other guests, you are entirely entitled to your opinion. However, your 'opinion' that we need a lesson in hospitality is not only rude but also entirely unfounded; demonstrated by our previous reviewers who would tend to disagree. It should firstly be clarified that the wedding was not being held here hence our advertising as a wedding venue is... More

Grantown On spey Scotland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
33 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a find. Four of us had lunch today. Food was excellent as was service. Will certainly be back for dinner. Nice to see a family business doing well. They have done a beautiful job of the make over so far. Cannot wait to book and try dinner with friends in one of the booths.

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Darwin, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in the afternoon and were welcomed very warmly by everyone. Even though they are renovating they still managed to make us feel special. We had one of the renovated rooms and wow is the word that comes to mind. It was very comfortable with nice touches like warmed floor in bathroom and nice toiletries. Did not have dinner... More

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we very much look forward to welcoming you back here again. 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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