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Abbot's Brae Hotel
55 Bullwood Road, Dunoon PA23 7QJ, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Dunoon
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“an outstanding experience...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Abbot's Brae under the hand of Christine & Colin is definitely one of the best hotels I've ever been. Located in quiet and peaceful landscape with a closed to perfect friendly service.... When ever I'll be around there again, Abbot's Brae is my hotel of choice....

  • Stayed February 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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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
It is so rewarding that you say Abbots Brae is "your hotel of choice" in this area. Thanks so much for your comments. It will be very nice to see you here again.
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English first
Sutton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

If your looking for a first class hotel with great food this is the place to stay. Our first floor room was extreamly spacious and comfortable with a large ensuite bathroom. From the window there are fantistic views across the bay which are ever changing with the moods of the weather.
Christine and Collin are fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome from the moment we entered. We dined one night in the hotel and the food and service was first class, we had drinks in the lounge before our meal and Christine was very helpfull in guiding me through there extensive collection of whiskys.They have a great knowledge of the area and are happy to recommended some great places to visit or some good restaurants for an evening meal. They even returned my phone charger which I foolishly left in my bedroom. Highly recommended and we will definately use this hotel the next time we visit the area

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
How lovely that you considered our hotel "first class". We always try to give the best service in all areas and are very happy that you had such a good stay.
Thank you for giving us such a high recommendation.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was our second stay at Christine & Colin's fantastic hotel. They arranged and hosted our son and daughter-in-law's wedding 2 years ago and nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing - I'm sure Colin should be awarded a Michelin Star !!! They made everyone feel part of the family and it was like staying with friends. We got the same fantastic friendly greeting on this visit. The room was of the highest standard and the breakfast was the best "full Scottish" in the world !! We highly recommend this hotel for excellence on every level. Look forward to our next visit to the Brae.

Room Tip: A sea view room, if available, has an amazing panoramic view which has to be seen to be believed.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
How nice it was to see you again. We feel the same about welcoming friends back to the hotel. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you made about our hotel. It will be lovely to see you again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We went here for my girlfriends 30th birthday we were looking for a nice informal place on the coast that was not that far from our home in Stirling.

When booking the hotel I was offered many additions to make our stay as romantic as possible. This included flowers and chocolates being in our room on arrival which was a nice touch. When we arrived were greeted warmly by Colin, one of the owners, he introduced himself and showed us around the hotel and our room. We instantly felt at home as we were on first name terms with all the staff and felt that nothing would be a hassle if we were to ask them.

The room itself was huge with a four poster bed, two seating areas and an amazing view looking out on the beach and water. The bathroom was again huge and had both a shower and a bath big enough for two. Warm and comfortable the room was more than adequate for the two of us to survive in the highest luxury for our two night stay.

Breakfast the following day was of great entertainment as almost on cue a squadron of red squirrels began feasting on the nuts laid out by the staff. Always nice to have something to look at while we ate! This was all set against the beautiful backdrop that I mentioned earlier. We only dined one night in the hotel and the food was lovely and we were waited on most attentively, having drinks in the lounge beforehand and only being called to the table when our food was ready.

All in all we had a great time here and most memorable for many different reasons, great fun had by all and in no a small part due to the fabulous staff and the service they provided. It was a bit of a luxury but worth it to celebrate a special event. I could not recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed January 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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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Many thanks for your great feedback. We are delighted that you and your girlfriend enjoyed her birthday celebration. You were staying in our most romantic room. We love our resident red squirrels and it's great that they came out in force to entertain you.
Thank you for saying we gave you a "bit of luxury".
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I spent a most enjoyable break here over New Year. Christine, Colin and their staff made me feel very much at home. The room was comfortable and the food excellent. The other guests included me in their chat and I was invited to join some of them to make a larger group for dinner. Christine obliged us by putting our tables together. This all added to the enjoyment of my stay. The entertain provided on Hogmanay by local young violinists was a lovely surprise. I would certainly recommend Abbot's Brae to solo travellers.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for coming to stay over New Year. As you say we had a really lovely group of people in - as we always do at Abbots Brae. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Hogmanay entertainment. It was fun.
Thank you for recommending us to solo travellers.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A great wee find. Been to many hotels all over Scotland and this is a real gem. Well run, friendly staff and exquisite food cooked to perfection. Best fillet steak I have ever had. I am no vegetarian but one of my friends who was staying with us is and she found the vegetarian options better than she has found in most other places, due mainly to the fact that Christine is vegetarian and home cooks all her own dishes. The hotel is in a beautiful setting, set well back from the road with stunning views. Colin and Christine (and Jinky the spaniel) are very accommodating and you really feel as if you have known them all your life - really smashing people. They even allowed us to set off some fireworks in the hotel grounds on New Year's Day. And you just have to visit the smallest bar in Scotland - the smallest bar with the biggest atmosphere. Nothing was ever a problem for them. No wonder they have so many positive reviews on Trip Advisor. We will definitely be back at the Brae. - SC & LC

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view. The room on the ground floor is great since it is near all the loung...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere here at New Year. Thank you for all of the lovely comments you made. It will be very nice to welcome you here again in the future.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights at this hotel over the Christmas period to attend a family wedding on Christmas Eve. Colin and Christine were extreemly welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The wedding meal was also held at the hotel and the food was excellent and the service second to none. I would not hesitate to recomend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
How nice it was to have a Christmas wedding and then you stayed over the Christmas period. It was all a very lovely celebration for us all in the hotel as well as all our guests.
Thank you for saying you would not hesitate to recommend us. That means a great deal to us.
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Address: 55 Bullwood Road, Dunoon PA23 7QJ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Dunoon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dunoon
#1 Family Hotel in Dunoon
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dunoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled high amongst established woodland with sensational views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see, Abbot's Brae has earned for itself an enviable reputation as a luxurious home away from home. ... more   less 
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