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Sunny Brae Hotel
Marine Road, Nairn IV12 4EA, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Nairn
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
125 hotel reviews
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“A website that tells it as it is”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Anyone who is influenced by the content of Sunny Brae's website and subsequently makes a booking will find that what it says is what they get.

It promises a great location, peace and quiet and a high standard of accommodation, and lives up to its promise.

We had the Master Seaview Bedroom (well worth the extra) which was exactly as described, and more. Spacious and airy, and with a nice little sitting area with two chairs at window number 2.

And the large bathroom, while not boasting a power shower but one that was adequate, had huge good quality bath sheets and hand towels.

Since its website gives a comprehensive description there is little need to say more, other than that the first visit may well not be the last!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

This is good Scottish hospitality at its best. Fantastic food, and very attentive and friendly service from Iain and John. The hotel is spotless, and you coud not make a better choice if you want to spend a few days in Nairn..

Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

Upon arriving at Sunny Brae we were welcomed by Ian, the owner of the hotel. We were conscious at first glance that perhaps, being in mid-twenties, we were significantly younger than our fellow guests, but Ian immediately made us feel comfortable and at ease.

The hotel is accommodating in every way. We arrived with very little knowledge of the area, yet determined we would visit Whisky distilleries and catch sight of some of the local dolphins. John (we think he is manager/owner's son) pointed us in the right direction for each activity, going so far as to organise a tour around a boutique distillery for us. He really went out of his way.

Finally, the breakfasts... The huge choice of cooked breakfasts was brilliant, but equally as tempting was the continental selection, where they presented fresh croissants each day and offered every nut/seed imaginable (a nice touch which you rarely see in hotels).

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

We had a delightful meal on 13 August 2010 - it was a special family celebration and Sunny Brae was the perfect venue. The restaurant is very attractive with wonderful views. I can particularly recommend the Goats Cheese and Aubergine starter, the Venison main course and the Strawberry and Meringue Roulade. We also enjoyed the excellent wine list and attentive service. What a great team - 10 out of 10.
(Based on this meal alone I would imagine the hotel is a great place to stay, this couple clearly know their stuff!)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

My wife and I were eating in the Hotel restaurant last Thursday evening (1st July) along with 2 friends. We booked the meal as a Birthday surprise for my wife. Right from the initial telephone call, the owner Mr Ian Bochel was very friendly and helpful.

The hotel was ideally situated overlooking Nairn Beach. It was very clean and bright and the service was first class. The food was delivered to the table with no delay and was delicious. We were delighted with our treatment and are considering returning to stay as we were treated so well.

Definately would recommend to friends,

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

Stayed for two nights of our touring holiday. Extremely comfortable stay. Room and bathroom very high standard, excellent freshly cooked to order breakfast with plent of choice. Did not dine in the evening, the menu looked very good but did not cater for vegetarians, but have found this to be fairly normal in Scotland! Would stay again even though it was probably rather over priced compared to the other equally good accomodation we had during out tour. Easy walking distance to all local ameneties.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2010

I stood in this hotel for 3 nights and was surprised how good the Scottish cuisine can be. Wonderful meals, a very good wine list, and a top choice of whiskies, presented by a very friendly landlord and a great staff! I enjoyed every minute of my stay, especially when we spotted dolphins in the Moray Firth while we had our after dinner dram.

This is the place to be, before you go to Inverness airport, 8 miles away. Or when you arrive, exhausted, in this lovely part of Scotland.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marine Road, Nairn IV12 4EA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Nairn
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nairn
#2 Family Hotel in Nairn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunny Brae Hotel is a small family run hotel with beautiful views over the Moray Firth. The restaurant offers delightful modern European style food. ... more   less 
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