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Odder, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectations for this place fated while staying there. Theres a renovation going on, and they are doing a very good job. There is a long walk from the parking to the entrance. The reception worked splendid, but a bit unpersonally. The bar is furnished so that it works "unfriendly". The Still bar is fantastic, and the guy running it... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been some years since I last stayed at the Dowans and the improvement under the present owners is remarkable. The hotel is extremely well appointed, the staff are both well trained and helpful and the food throughout my stay was of a very high standard. The Whisky Room is wonderful and all in all this is as good... More 

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Thank Steven M
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just visited Dowans Hotel and had a wonderful time. The welcome was friendly and very helpful. Our room was well appointed and very comfortable. We ate in the restaurant and had a very well presented and delicious meal. The service was great. We visited the Whiskey room to see a huge selection of whiskeys on display for the tasting.... More 

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Thank Chris R
Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter asked me what I would like for my 60th Birthday and I told her that I had always wanted to stay in the Highlands of Scotland so she booked a little cottage in Tomintoul and also booked a table for dinner at The Dowans. We arrived early and was welcomed and shown to sumptuous seating and served drinks.... More 

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Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great welcome with no long period of paper work, just wisked up to our rooms. The staff were polite, good fun and very keen to solve any problem. The decor was refreshingly modern Scottish. Food was tasty and the greatest whiskey selection I have ever seen and my husband definately enjoyed!

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Thank D1515PAsally
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scotland was something we'd wanted to do for years particularly the Highlands. We were in the UK for 3 weeks and decided at relatively short notice to go to Scotland and visit some of the famous distilleries in the home of whisky. We managed to get the last room at Dowans, the website exuded quality. The quality of the place... More 

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Thank Mark B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Dowans as we took a tour through Speyside. Rooms are ample size ( request a front room ) but require stairs to access. The restaurant serves a variety of entrees and us a nice venue for dinner. The Whiskey Room is amazing with over400 whiskies from Scotland and other locations. The staff are well... More 

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Thank Dave D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter booked an overnight stay at the Dowan Hotel as she was participating in the Kiltwalk. Our room was absolutely delightful and very tastefully decorated. Our evening meal was delicious and choice of breakfast was varied to suit every palate. Mine hosts were lovely and made us feel very welcome. The hotel is family owned and run, they have... More 

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Thank Valerie J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We are just back from a work trip to Aberlour. This was our first time staying at Dowans Hotel and all of my party were blown away from the moment we arrived. The grounds are beautiful and offer a large terraced area where you can relax with a drink (more about drinks to come) or have a meal. The receptionist... More 

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Thank Alan K
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Initial impression on arriving was great, duck pond, wire haired pointer trotting past and a beautiful old characterful building. We got a great welcome then it all went pear shaped. Our room was tired and should have been at a whole different rate from the recently refurbished rooms. Later at dinner the staff were inexperienced, and over attentive asking questions,... More 

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MurrayFamilyDowans, Owner at Dowans Hotel, responded to this review

"Opinions, opinions, opinions." As always, everyone has an opinion which always seem to be more freely given when offered from behind a computer screen. In response to your points raised:> we are now 90% of the way through a complete refurbishment of this "beautiful, characterful old building" and we readily acknowledge that we have a couple of bedrooms which... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set high above the picturesque Spey Valley, overlooking the village of Aberlour and the River Spey below, The Dowans Hotel offers a rare opportunity for guests to relax and enjoy the elegance of a fine Highland hotel. Built over 100 years ago, now converted to a first class hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dowans Hotel

Address: Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Aberlour
Price Range: $166 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dowans Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Dowans Hotel Aberlour, Scotland
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