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“Lived up to our Expectations” 4 of 5 stars
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Braeval Hotel
Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Nairn
Teddington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lived up to our Expectations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We've visited Nairn many times but this was our first stay in the Braeval. The room was clean and comfortable, with a superb view across the firth - the only down side was that the bathroom was slightly cramped. The breakfast was excellent and all staff helpful and friendly. We will return.

Room Tip: Room 7 has a large bay window overlooking the links to the sea
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and I hope to see you again.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Fab small hotel with great views out past the shoreline to the sea. Comfortable bed and room, good food and beer. Will definitely stay here again next time in Nairn. Service 5*****, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Our aim is to exceed our guest's expectations of a typical 3 star pub-hotel. We want guests to be pleasantly surprised by the standards at the Braeval Hotel. So, I'm especially pleased to hear your remarks. Thank you.
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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

I was visiting Nairn for a wedding and so spent the majority of time with the wedding party rather than at the hotel but wish I'd had the time to stay on a bit longer. Everyone was super friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Room absolutely lovely. Breakfast outstanding. View over the beach at breakfast breathtaking. You should stay here!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments. Keep an eye on our website and booking agency sites for special offers which give discounts on stays of 3 days and more. Nairn is a great base to enjoy a longer holiday in the Highlands, so I hope we see you back again.
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Manchester, UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I got a great rate booking through Laterooms. I would like to endorse all the positive comments. Yes the room was smallish but it had everything and was clean and comfortable. Their was a buzz in the bar which had a great selection of Whisky and Beer. I ate in the Restaurant two nights and the food was great. Well run with attention to detail - recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Running a successful hotel is all about caring and this shows in attention to detail from the facilities, food, service from staff and warmth of the welcome. We try really hard to achieve this. So, thank you for this kind feedback.
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Ellon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stopped off for bar supper while on holiday with caravan on way home from Inverness lovely bar supper excellent menu food was excellent as was the bill. Service was also fantastic couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome very pleasing and polite lZ

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your meal and that the staff made you feel welcome. Thank you.
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Fife
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Booked this break as it coincided with the hotel's Annual Beer Festival held in the Bandstand Bar and in a marquee outside. The weather was sunny, but uncharateristically cold for the time of year, but this did not stop us enjoying the vast array of real ales on offer and the entertainment on each of the three days. Good value meals served in the bar all day - we did not sample the restaurant at night, only in the mornng, where a substantial breakfast set us up for the day along with a lovely sea view. Our room had a great view as well and was clean, well decorated and comfortable. Overall a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and the beer festival. Live music creates such a great ambiance in the Lounge Bar that we have decided to have acoustic music regularly throughout the summer season. We've already secured some really great musicians for most weekends. Hope to see you back soon. See our website for details of upcoming events.
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Haydock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Managed to book in here at late notice over the easter week

It was only for 1 night due to a work schedule

I found it to be 1st class on all accounts free WiFi and a hearty breakfast

And would highly recommend it

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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: Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Nairn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Nairn
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nairn
#5 Family Hotel in Nairn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Braeval Hotel is a friendly pub-hotel overlooking Nairn beach. It has spectacular sea views and is close to Nairn town centre and between Nairn's two championship golf courses. It has 8 en-suite bedrooms, some with sea views. The hotel's Bandstand Bar won CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014. It has won this award five times in the last six years. It has 9 Real Ale pumps is Cask Marque accredited and in The Good Beer Guide. The hotel's sea view Restaurant offers excellent Sea Food, Steaks and traditional Scottish dishes from locally sourced produce. The entire length of the restaurant is glass, offering stunning sea views. The decor reflects the character of the Fishertown area of Nairn with period photographs of Nairn when it was a fishing port. Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen from the Restaurant. The hotel is rated 4 stars by Visit Scotland. ... more   less 
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