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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Aberdeen based friends were in the area and we arranged to meet in Aberlour for mid morning coffee. Roadworks made this impossible so we rerouted to the Dowans Hotel on the outskirts of Aberlour. What a find. A superb setting high above the main road, with views over open Speyside countryside. The owner made us so welcome and when we...

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Aberdeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every aspect of visiting the hotel is perfect, attentive and polite staff. Beautiful big rooms. Delicious local food. The Still has a brilliant selection of Whisky. A great place to relax. Stayed with my partner in December and taking friends in June over from Oz to experience the hotel. Have recommended many times over.

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Thank Ljdizzle
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in Speyside and stayed at this small charming hotel, unbelievably quaint with ultra modern amenities, attentive personalized service by the entire family who happened to spend time in Hong Kong previously. Wonderful breakfast every morning and had the best fish and chips at night since I don't know when, so fresh and yummy. Will definitely return again.

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Thank anaHongKong2017
Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for a very small intimate wedding of some friends of mine. From the moment we arrived we were treated so kindly and professionally the day before regarding wedding plans and arrangements. On the day, the staff made the whole experience truly special. They room had been set up impeccably, everyone was...

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Thank Kibberd
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I went to the Dowans Hotel this summer and am still thinking about how wonderful it was, six months later. There was not a single detail I would change. The staff is incredible and knowledgeable about the area and about whiskey. The rooms were lovely. The food was some of the best I have ever had. I cannot recommend this...

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Thank Kirsten T
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The hotel is so beautifully done - from the silverware to the bathrooms, from the dining room to the lighting. Service was excellent. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. I honestly hadn't expected the food to also be so amazing. We had dinner two nights and would come back just for the food alone. Quite honestly, everything was so perfect...

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Thank Tamah K
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights in November 2016 and loved it! The hotel is beautiful and oozes with character which has been lovingly retained by the owners as they have refurbished the place. It was chilly outside and the fires were blazing in the main lounge, a perfect setting for a wee drink or two before dinner....

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Thank Lynn H
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Very nice large hotel that looks to have been refurbished recently. Nice rooms that are clean, tidy and well equipped. Good resteraunt and whiskey room, nice 3 course meal in the evening and breakfast in the morning. Cosy bar area with open fire.

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Thank MerlinLeeds
Dereham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you are reading this and considering staying here then i would certainly recommend it. We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a shoot party and booked a third night as it was such a relaxing and lovely place to be and we were enjoining our stay so much. The hotel has been beautifully modernised with glamorous furnishings....

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is the third time this year I have stayed at the Dowans hotel and once again it was excellent, my only suggestion would be for hoteliers from some of the other establishments around the country to take there staff here to show them how it should be, thank you and merry Christmas to all the staff. Looking forward to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: £154 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dowans Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Al rooms should be good as the hotel is small and fairly new, attention to detail. Book at least one size up to get more space.”
 of 5 bubbles anaHongKong2017, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Glenfiddich room provided great quality at a good price. There is no view but the room is beautifully decorated and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnh545, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a turret (you are in Scotland, after all!)”
 of 5 bubbles PLease_take_me_away, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“lovely hotel, in a beautiful location , gorgeous food & excellent service every time we visit”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms had own names after wiskey, we had one of the best rooms”
 of 5 bubbles mmcshane50, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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