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“Warm welcome, good food, great view and very dog friendly.”
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Abbot's Brae Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Dunoon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had a lovely time, felt very welcome. Food was good, room was lovely. Colin and Christine could not have been more helpful and obliging. Loved the extra touches, like the dog blanket and treats left in the room for our dog. Great view along the Loch. Thinking of booking for my parents some time soon.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed for 6 nights. Excellent welcome. Nothing too much trouble. Breakfast and Dinner both excellent with good straight forward cooking. Good choice for Dinnner and happy to accommodate any special needs. Front seaview room was very spacious with sofa to sit and enjoy the glorious view. Staff were also happy and helpful. If we holiday in the area again the choice of hotel will be very easy!

Room Tip: Seaview room well worth it
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry C
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Fantastic hotel! Room was clean with lots of lovely little touches - chocolates for us and dog treats for our springer spaniel Willow. The hosts, Christine and Colin couldn't do enough for us. We got some great advice on days out and dog friendly walks which were great (apart from the Scottish weather!)

We ate in the hotel on our first night and the food was fantastic, as was the breakfast! Everyone was really attentive and made us feel very well looked after.

The hotel grounds are beautiful, great for getting out for Willow's morning leg stretch.

Can't recommend this hotel enough- especially if your taking your dog along on your holiday!
Dunoon was a great little base for exploring the Cowell peninsula!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Abbot's Brae Hotel from 7th-9th August. We arrived on a late morning ferry from Gourock and called to see if by any chance our room was ready at 11.00 a.m. It wasn't but our host Christine couldn't have been more helpful and took us through all the things we could do easily on our first 1/2 day, leaving us a with a very helpful map. First impressions were very good indeed.

When we came back from a lovely tour round by the Holy Loch, Loch Long and Loch Eck, Christine welcomed us more formally and showed us to the Lamont Room on the 3rd floor. This room has the most stunning views of the Firth of Clyde and with the weather set to be very good, we were treated to some lovely sights including nice sunrises and the paddle steamer Waverley. The room is very well appointed and has a 4 poster bed with a massive bathroom (It also has a view!) which is of a high standard with big fluffy towels and Molton Brown products provided.

Breakfast was brilliant with our favourites being the smoked salmon and eggs or the simply delicious Loch Fyne kippers. You could pick any part of the well thought out breakfast menu and you wouldn't be disappointed. Amazingly, Christine finds time to speak with all the guests at breakfast and often whizzes in and out of the dining room to give them helpful leaflets for their day out. There are other staff serving in the morning and evenings and they were always very pleasant.

We had dinner in the hotel one evening and again the food was of very high quality with several dishes to choose from which we didn't expect but it seems to be no problem for Colin who is an excellent chef. My wife is diabetic and she often has to pass on the sweet as there is no alternative. We asked if it was possible to have a cheese platter and you've guessed it, we were spoiled with several gorgeous cheeses which were beautifully arranged on the platter with garnish.

All in all, you feel as though you've been spoiled by Christine and Colin, which you have been, as nothing seems too much bother for them.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone and it justly deserves its 5 star Trip Advisor status.

Finally, just a personal thank you to Christine and Colin for making our stay on Cowal so memorable. I can assure you we will be back in Dunoon at some point in the future and I know which hotel we will choose!

Room Tip: The hotel is in a very quiet location with lots of birds and even Red Squirrels to see in the mornin...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

booked using voucher for 2 night midweek break.very steep winding road leads to hotel entrance.stayed in the "colintraive" room which had a garden view.found the room very comfortable.very nice bathroom with complimentary molton brown toiletries.used the hotel lounge but found it old fashioned compared to the rooms.breakfast was great.did not use hotel for dinner.limited to 3 course only at £28.50.would have liked maybe just to have a main course rather than all 3.
the hosts were very friendly & would recommend to maybe older friends & family.location is great ,set in woodlands with great views over the clyde.

Room Tip: front rooms are sea views
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Just returned from a 2 nights stay with our dog, had a relaxing pampered time. The room we stayed in had a sea view and was gorgeous, even had a blanket bowl and towel for the dog! Out dog was made to feel more than welcome and Cristine went out of her way to make us not feel awkward or a bother because we had him. Dunoon is picturesque although a little quiet, and having a dog makes it more difucult to find places that accommodate. All in all we would definatly recommend this hotel (with or without your dog) thanks Cristine Colin and staff, we will return ( but without harvey) !

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

After an exceedingly wet day when it rained continuously, we arrived in Dunoon and booked into Abbot's Brae. A winding road to the hotel entrance, but wonderful reception and a great room overlooking the water. Plenty of advice as to where to eat in town - we wanted an early snack - but the Hotel actually served evening meals as well. The breakfast was great; I had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon while my husband had kippers. Recommended to all.

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Additional Information about Abbot's Brae Hotel

Address: 55 Bullwood Road, Dunoon PA23 7QJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cowal Peninsula > Dunoon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dunoon
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dunoon
Price Range: $118 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Abbot's Brae Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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, with good food, good wine and a well stocked bar you certainly wont be left wanting. ... more   less 
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