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The Bandstand Hotel

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#3 of 8 hotels in Nairn
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The Bandstand is a family run pub-hotel overlooking Nairn beach. It has spectacular sea views and is close to Nairn town centre and between Nairn's two championship golf courses. It has 9 en-suite bedrooms, some with sea views. The Bandstand Bar won CAMRA Highland & Western Iles Pub of The Year 2020. It has won this award five times in the last six years. Our Real Ale Pumps are Cask Marque accredited and is featured in The Good Beer Guide. In the bar, we have have an extensive Single Malt Whisky selection. Our Sea View Restaurant offers excellent Sea Food, Steaks and traditional Scottish dishes from locally sourced produce. The entire length of the restaurant is glass, offering stunning sea views. Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen from the Restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
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Desk
Housekeeping
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Radio
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Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Adele M wrote a review Jul 2023
New Delhi, India69 contributions20 helpful votes
Really nice cosy hotel. Room was lovely and big with a stunning view over the bay. Tea & coffee making facilities in the room with water and biscuits also. The staff were extremely friendly and both dinner and breakfast was outstanding. I can’t wait to come back
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Foxandhen wrote a review Jun 2023
Stornoway, United Kingdom29 contributions9 helpful votes
Comfortable room, very clean and cosy and well appointed. Friendly staff who all made me feel very welcome. Food was excellent, generous breakfast included all in a gorgeous location and only 20min train ride to Inverness. Look forward to staying agian.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Some noise from the bar below and outside beer garden. Personally I like the background hum but...
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Helen G wrote a review Mar 2023
Wishaw, United Kingdom675 contributions207 helpful votes
Stayed here for a few days recently. Room/bed was very comfortable, but we couldn’t get a signal on the TV. We only wanted to see the news in the evening so it wasn’t that much of a miss. Staff were very pleasant and enjoyed a laugh. Food was good and the snug/bar area was very cosy with a log burner. We stayed in room 7 which had a superb, uninterrupted view of the sea. Would recommend The Bandstand Hotel to anyone visiting Nairn.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 7 had a great view of the sea.
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Neil C wrote a review Oct 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom2 contributions
We came back for a weekend after discovering the Bandstand as a restaurant earlier in the year. It amazingly combines a great community venue, very comfortable hotel, fine dining restaurant, excellent bar meals, good music, and a great welcome to visitors. Coming at Hallowe'en we would have been welcome to join the lively party (great decorations, and the owner is a skilled drummer!!), but chose not to. The quality of music was excellent (calling it the Bandstand is very clever!), but we were given a peaceful room where we were not at all disturbed. It is tremendous to experience such high quality and accommodating service - and a genuine feeling of welcome - at such a difficult time for the hospitality business. The Bandstand's own beer (brewed by the Cromarty Brewery) is great too! As a hotel, bar and/or restaurant, we'll be back!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Mary Regan wrote a review Jul 2022
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
A fine hotel to stay, very friendly, food excellent. The rooms are well decorated, good facilities,modern furniture and comfortable. Ideally situated to enjoy Nairn, the beach and riverside walk with wildlife. Recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jet812761 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Went to this friendly establishment yesterday and i must say the food was good and the lad serving us was quick and friendly and looked after us brilliantly. However his manager as we were entering the lovely little place for the second time as we were to early for food, walked past the kind water and scuffed oh for f*'k sake. We were behind him and seen the whole thing. The waiter was stunned she could be so rude and unprofessional. My partner had a word with her and she blamed it on her staff. She did tell them not to take on any more seats as two big parties were coming in to dine however the party's were not that big and the place wasnt even full. Im sure the owners would like to here aboit that. The staff were doing there best and for them to be scuffed at like that if they did something wrong or not is abismal. No one should have to work in that environment. I feel sorry for the workers here because they were great and had to watch each others backs because of her terrible attitude. We were left to feel very unwelcome from the get go but the kind waiter set us at rest. We are newly married so for all she knew we could have bought 3 bottles of champagne. Our money is as good as any party's. This is no reflection on the lovely pub or there workers but i feel the place would get on alot better without her. I honestly dont think id go back if shes still working as manager. The atmosphere wasnt the same after that.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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loopylou1981 wrote a review Jun 2022
Plymouth, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
Had dinner in the bandstand and the staff were exceptional, very friendly and knowledgeable! The food arrived piping hot, was delicious and the cheesecake was out of this world We Will be visiting again
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul Cowan wrote a review Jan 2022
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Lovely hotel great food staff are friendly and helpful and 150 malt whiskies to choose from the room was comfy excellent view of the beach the breakfast room nicely decorated the evening meal and choices of menu was excellent
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Date of stay: January 2022
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scrummyyummy wrote a review Oct 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom52 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a two night stay in September and were so disappointed with room 7. Apart from the fantastic view the room definitely needed a an upgrade. One of the bedside lampshades was beyond repair and the other not far behind. Curtains had tiny holes in them only visible when the curtains were closed. The toilet seat was chipped and worn. Bedding, although perfectly clean, had definitely seen better days . Fire and safety notices in room out of date as they still showed previous name of hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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lorraine r wrote a review Oct 2021
motherwell40 contributions22 helpful votes
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Had dinner here 3rd Oct with Husband and our dog . Staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Didn't catch the guys name with the glasses) But he has excellent customer service skills. Another female staff member brought dog treats immediately for Frank. (DOG). DRINKS were enjoyable. Food was delicious and plentiful. We'll presented and piping hot. Will return on our next visit to Nairn. Hope its not too long! Thankyou!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
£122 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
braeval hotel nairn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Braeval Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsNairn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bandstand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Highland Weigh (0.3 miles), Nairn Museum (0.2 miles), and Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bandstand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bandstand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bandstand Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include One One Two Wine Bar and Eatery, The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, and Ozzy's Fine Dining Restaurant.
Is The Bandstand Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Nairn.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ardclach Bell Tower (4.5 miles).
Does The Bandstand Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Bandstand Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.