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Dowans Hotel

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Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland
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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 4 days ago NEW

The service given to us on our "lunch-break" at Dowans was outstanding. In spite of us being a group of nine, with various dishes throughtout. Lovely. I would like to return for a stay, just to explore the shelves in "57" !

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern functional and comfortable rooms in a relatively small, castle-like house. Quiet and with nice garden. Private parking. The restaurant has good food and ambience but the service is made by very young personnel and is very unprofessional, but this is the only remark in an otherwise very good establishment. Beside a normal bar there is a special room dedicated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint castle like exterior meets modern interior. This hotel was beautiful inside and out. Staff were great, a special thanks to Tom who went above and beyond and was just a pleasure. The new 'whisky' room was a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a dram before bed. The food was delicious and a very nice selection for breakfast. The... More 

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner with my partner and a friend last evening. As it was a number of years since we last visited this hotel we were so pleasantly surprised with the new decor and layout. The menu choice was fabulous,the ambience was perfect and all the staff were very friendly. We all enjoyed our meal and will definitely be returning.

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay in this beautiful hotel. We liked the entire design of the rooms as well as the cleanest of the lobby/bar/rooms... Everything is polished and tidy. The hotel is entirely renovated except for the stairways. This will come soon presumably. However, there are also things to improve: - the whisky bar is well equipped and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for a birthday meal for my mum. The hotel has been beautifully done up and has a very classy and friendly feel. You are made to feel so welcome and it seemed like the other visitors and diners were just as relaxed and enjoying themselves as much as we were. The menu has a fantastic wide selection with... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking into the Dowans Hotel since it has been refurbished and now under new management took my breath away. What a stylish, upmarket, beautiful hotel that has been truly totally transformed. The selection of menu was varied and extensive for lunch. The family service and attention to detail was of a very high standard and made our lunch an incredible... More 

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East Calder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a truly memorable overnight stay in this faultless establishment.Breathtaking from the moment you pull up in the car park.The surrounding views are stunning and a gorgeous pond with ducks at the rear,very picturesque. The reception gives you a wonderful insight to the cosy,homely feel of the place and the overall decor is sumptuous and tasteful in every... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Its a while since we've been to this hotel and its been refurbished by new owners to a very high standard - we didn't see the bedrooms, but the public areas are tastefully decorated and it feels like a 5 star hotel. The Sunday brunch is a great idea and covers all angles - breakfast, traditional Sunday lunch, cold buffet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a hidden gem, lovely hotel hidden off the main road to Aberlour. Great friendly welcome and through the the stay, unlike another review I posted about another hotel in Glasgow. We stayed on site for a fantastic evening meal and breakfast. The only minor criticism is the single bedroom was a little dated and not like the lovely... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. As you know, we are in the process of a renovation upgrade of the hotel and the single rooms suit our needs just now as we wait to do the other rooms. Hopefully if you return you will be able to see further progress! More 

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