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Dowans Hotel

0.0 km from Aberlour centre
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Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very cute room on the top floor with great views. Very friendly and helpful reception. Very nice whiskey room to have a drink. Very comfy in general and well located. Happy to stay there again in ever back in the area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

For my sisters birthday a group of us attended the cocktail masterclass, hosted by Lauren, and had an absolute blast. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in cocktails whether that be drinking or making. We all received such a warming welcome and were made to feel at home in the bar. We also ate in the restaurant later that...

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Thank Emma H
Neston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in Aberlour, Scotland a visit to the "Dowans Hotel " is well worth the effort. Positioned giving fantastic views across Spey River valley, whether you are staying in one of their fantastic rooms or just eating in the restaurant you will be delighted by service provided by this family run hotel. The hotel has undergone extensive...

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Thank dgdavis1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Room very clean and comfortable, spacious with ensuite, hotel had just been refurbished when we were there July 2015. Family run and friendly hotel...very nice breakfast. The bar was super modern and very inviting, many cocktails to chose from.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Staff is fun and welcoming. The neighbours are Aberlour distillery and of course the Dowans themselves have 400 whiskies in the bar! If I return to the Highlands I will definitively try making it out here again.

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Thank Nick G
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Dowans Hotel is by far one of the best 4 stars hotel ever been. Located in Speyside, close to famous scotish distilleries. Extremely friendly staff, beautiful interiors, clean and quiet. Can be a perfect stay wathever the reason. You will find also a perfect equiped bar and a stunning whisky room! The only thing to be improved is the menu...

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Thank Triumph200
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went for my out-laws anniversary to the Dowans hotel. The lounge was well layed out so that you were not feeling that the people were encroaching on you Drinks were moderately priced for a good hotel with a good selection of whisky, gin and beer The Resturant was cosy and neat. We had great advice for my wife's gluten...

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Thank ianandkaren2015
scotland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a family lunch here for a few of the family's special birthdays. What a great place. The food was gorgeous and well-presented. The menu was huge - enough on it to satisfy pizza-loving nephews to seafood-loving Father-in-law. We had drinks in the lovely bar to start then moved through to the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and went...

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Thank trippytoesScotland
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

First time we've stayed but we liked it. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and made us feel very welcome. All the decor was fresh and new, and food was good. Room was very warm but in a Scottish autumn too hot is better than too cold! We'll be back.

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Thank A keen traveller
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This hotel is amongst the few you'll find in Aberlour, but it's THE ONE to go. It's a beautiful stony construction , nice rooms, a incredible whisky bar, good breakfast and very good restaurant. This is important as you wont find many options outside the hotel.

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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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Aberlour
Price Range: RM777 - RM1,221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dowans Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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