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Sunny Brae

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#1 of 8 hotels in Nairn
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Sunny Brae is a family run bed and breakfast. We have eight bedrooms and are centrally located with wonderful views of the Moray Firth.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
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Desk
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German
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Alistair wrote a review Sept 2023
Livingston, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely location, ample safe parking, superb room with a stunning waterfront view, spotlessly clean, and Jon & Rachel are lovely hosts for whom nothing is any trouble. One of the very best bed & breakfasts we’ve ever stayed in. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 Oct 2023
Thank you Companion35248350658 for your fabulous review. It was lovely to meet you. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sunny Brae. Until next time! Kind regards Rachel and John
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Patricia W wrote a review Sept 2023
Whitburn, United Kingdom52 contributions31 helpful votes
We had a lovely three night stay here. Our room was spacious and comfortable, spotlessly clean, with beautiful sea views, and had everything we needed. The king size bed was firm, which is what we like, with quality bedding. There were also good quality toiletries, nice range of teas, and bottled water and lovely biscuits, both replenished each day. Breakfast was delicious! The produce is of excellent quality, and very well prepared, cooked and presented. There is a very comfortable lounge which makes the most of those sea views. Sunny Brae is licensed, so you can enjoy a tipple here if you wish. John and Rachel are the perfect hosts - friendly, welcoming, and nothing is too much trouble. All of the team that we met were equally friendly and helpful. When we return to Nairn, this will most certainly be our first choice of places to stay. Excellent!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 29 Sept 2023
Thank you 488PatriciaW for your fabulous review. It was lovely to meet you. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sunny Brae at some point in the future. Kind regards Rachel
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ProfessorJoe wrote a review Jul 2023
Columbus, Indiana4 contributions
We stayed at the Sunny Brae for 5 nights in late May, 2023, and had a wonderful experience. The location is outstanding, being a short walk from the old town and near the beach. The view from the lounge in the hotel was of the sea and the sunset. Breakfast had a limited menu but was cooked to order every morning and was fantastic. I had an omelet every morning for breakfast and it was excellent. The owners, Rachel and John, are very friendly and helpful. I think the Sunny Brae has only 8 rooms but the facility was terrific. We went to Nairn to play golf prior to a Rick Steves' Heart of Scotland tour, which originated in Inverness, which is only a short 20 minute train ride away. We walked about 0.5 mile to Nairn Dunbar golf course and about 1.0 mile to Nairn Golf club. We played these courses on different days (other visitors at Sunny Brae played both in the same day). We also used one day to play the par 3 course at Nairn Golf club. The location of Sunny Brae allowed us to walk to both courses but also walk to many restaurants and cafes as well as a Catholic Church. We enjoyed our visit to Nairn and the Sunny Brae and would highly recommend a visit there. The Sunny Brae was small enough to allow us to have pleasant interactions with the owners and fellow guests.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The Sunny Brae has only 8 rooms so book as early as possible.
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Responded 23 Jul 2023
Dear Jfuehne Thank you very much for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you both. John and I are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sunny Brae. We hope you enjoyed your Rick Steves' tour afterwards. Best wishes from Nairn Rachel and John
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Fi wrote a review Jun 2023
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights whilst attending some functions in Nairn. The hosts are warm and welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful. The room was clean and very comfortable with all the necessary amenities. We stayed in the accessible room and the bathroom was partially good. The breakfast was all freshly cooked to order and very tasty. We will have no hesitation in returning to Sunny Brae and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a sea view.
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Response from Rachel Philipsen, Owner at Sunny Brae
Responded 25 Jun 2023
Thank you Stay5960747812 for your fabulous review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the accessible room was comfortable for you. It was lovely to meet you. We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. Best wishes from sunny Nairn Rachel
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Joan J wrote a review Jun 2023
Scotland, United Kingdom2 contributions
Had the pleasure of staying for two nights at Sunny Brae. Everything was perfect. The sea view room was impeccably clean and very comfortable. Big bathroom, fluffy towels, great shower, comfy bed, and a great cup of tea to relax with after long walks along the shore. Breakfast was delicious each morning. The hosts were so welcoming and ready to help with any questions you may have. I would definitely recommend Sunny Brae and look forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 10 Jun 2023
Thank you Joanj81, thank you for your fabulous review. John and I are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sunny Brae. We hope to welcome you back at some point. Best wishes from sunny Nairn Rachel
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lhw1483 wrote a review May 2023
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
John and Rachel excellent hosts. Rooms very comfortable and impeccably clean. Very nice amenities. A truly exceptional breakfast - fluffy scrambled eggs and delicious smoked salmon.- locally made marmalade. Nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 Jun 2023
Thank you lhw1483 for your fantastic review. John and I are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again at some point. Best wishes from sunny Nairn Rachel
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c00kingapple wrote a review May 2023
Hook, United Kingdom4 contributions
Rachel was at the door when we arrived with the warmest welcome. The twin room was delightful - bright & pretty (without being "twee"). the beds were comfortable and the duvets and pillows great. The shower room was spacious and well equipped. Breakfast excellent. Rachel and John are wonderful hosts - we felt we were friends, not guests. We will definitely stay there again when next in Nairn. We highly recommend it as a brilliant place to stay, with lovely views of the sea from the comfortable sitting room.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 11 May 2023
Dear c00kingapple Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and your kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sunny Brae. It was lovely to meet you. We hope you had a lovely lunch on the day you left Sunny Brae. John and I look forward to welcoming you back to Sunny Brae in the future. Best wishes Rachel
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Megan wrote a review May 2023
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Such a fantastic B&B! Traveled here with a group of 9 friends and family. We chose Nairn because we wanted more of a relaxed place vs Inverness. Some of us had ocean view rooms and others had garden view. The rooms and bathrooms are a great size but feel warm and cozy. Beds were comfortable and breakfast was great! The best part of this B&B are the views. It has ocean front views and a nice common room and outdoor space looking out over the ocean. The owners were so nice and friendly too. I would stay here again and may even plan my next trip around Nairn.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 9 May 2023
Dear Megan Thank you very much for taking the time to write a fabulous review about it. It was lovely to meet you all and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Scotland. Best wishes from sunny Nairn Rachel
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Nadja F wrote a review Apr 2023
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I stayed there for two nights and what can I say, it was perfect. Rachel is the sweetest and she made me feel welcome and at home. I would have loved to stay longer and next time I definitely will. The breakfast was perfect and the view is just beautiful. For me it was my personal highlight of all the accommodations I stayed in.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 25 Apr 2023
Thank you NadjeF406 for your super review. It was lovely meet you and chat to you. I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your trip. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. Best wishes Rachel
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MamaP wrote a review Mar 2023
Aberdeen, United Kingdom66 contributions45 helpful votes
We have just spent a night at Sunny Brae on a last minute trip to Nairn. Having had some bad experiences previously in the area but having passed Sunny Brae many times, we decided to give it a try, hoping that the reviews lived up to the 5 stars given already on here. Sunny Brae definitely did not disappoint. We had a lovely sea view room, which had a large en-suite, and the owner Rachel accommodated us with good old silver service style. Our room and the hotel was spotless. A real home from home! What an outstanding family owned and run Bed & Breakfast, the breakfast was excellent and beautifully cooked. Rachel went out of her way to make my partner’s birthday extra special. Thank you to all at Sunny Brae, front of house and behind the scenes for making our weekend relaxing and enjoyable. Our new go to in Nairn and without a doubt one of Scotland’s finest B&B’s! See you again soon and thank you again for your kind hospitality!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Apr 2023
Thank you MamaPBLT, it was lovely to meet you both. Thank you very much for your kind words. John and I are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sunny Brae. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Rachel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunny Brae
Which popular attractions are close to Sunny Brae?
Nearby attractions include The Highland Weigh (0.3 miles), Nairn Museum (0.3 miles), and Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunny Brae?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Sunny Brae?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Sunny Brae?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunny Brae?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunny Brae?
Conveniently located restaurants include One One Two Wine Bar and Eatery, The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, and Ozzy's Fine Dining Restaurant.
Is Sunny Brae located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Nairn.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sunny Brae?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Sunny Brae?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ardclach Bell Tower (4.5 miles).
Does Sunny Brae have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Sunny Brae accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.