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Golf View Hotel & Spa
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Nairn
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“fantastic peaceful short break”
Reviewed 31 May 2009

from the minute we walked in the door we experienced nothing short of excellence from all the hotel staff,they couldn`t do enough for us.
we had a fantastic spotlessly clean room with a seaview and fourposter,the bathroom was large and had a jacuzzi bath and seperate shower.we didn`t want to leave the place.
all the food we had was great and always served with a smile.
the hotel has a fantastic location with just a short path through the hotel garden
to the seafront .
we can`t fault the hotel it`s food and the staff,it was a fantastic experience which we would recommend to anybody,we will certainly be back.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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NairnMurray, General Manager at Golf View Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 2 June 2009
Thank you for posting a review of your stay on trip advisor.We are delighted that you enjoyed your break with us and that you will look to return in the future.
I will pass your comments on to the hotel team.
The hotel has a wonderful location overlooking the Moray Firth and we are pleased that you felt all other features of your stay were positive during your visit.
Hope to meet you in the future on return trip

Best Wishes
Murray McPhee
General Manager
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Reviewed 19 April 2009

Wonderful setting with spectacular views over the Moray Firth. Friendly, enthusiastic and very helpful staff, restaurant table menu slightly limited but standard of food incredible. Room spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Excellent Spa/Leisure facilities. Overall a fantastic weekend away.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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NairnMurray, General Manager at Golf View Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 April 2009
Thank you for posting a review on trip advisor.
We are very pleased you had a great stay with us ,and that your weekend was an enjoyable one.
We have recently been awarded an AA red rosette for our restaurant food and are especially pleased that you felt the food and hospitality was a major factor in you having a good expierience when staying with us.
Hope we can welcome you back again soon

Kind Regards
Murray McPhee
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LEVEN FIFE
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Reviewed 19 April 2009

We stayed at the Golf View Hotel in Nairn for 3 nights in April 2009. It was recommended to us by friends who have very good taste!!! Absolutely no complaints. The room was very nice, clean, comfy, great views, sky tv, seperate shower and bath. We stayed on a DBB basis which we feel was well worth the money. The breakfasts are great with an abundance of food variety. The dinner was an exquisite four course experience. The whole weekend was very relaxing which was helped by the good weather. The swimming pool and spa is nice and clean. The staff are all very friendly and helpful you are made to feel really welcome. The huge plus point for us was we were allowed to bring our 8 month cocker puppy with us. They allow well behaved pets at the discretion of the management. We found fantastic woodland walks at Culbin woods which is about 5 miles from the hotel. We didn't play golf but there are two very nice courses right on the doorstep. We will certainly be back!!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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NairnMurray, General Manager at Golf View Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 April 2009
Thank you for posting your review on trip advisor and for the kind comments regarding your visit to the hotel.
We look to offer a high level of customer care,hospitality and service and are pleased that you felt this was offered.We look forward to welcoming you back and will pass your positive comments on to the team.

Best wishes

Murray McPhee
General Manager
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Scotland
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Reviewed 13 April 2009

We stayed at the hotel over the easter weekend, the room was very nice and clean but the view from room 6 was disappointing - a fire escape. This was annoying since we had paid extra for an executive room. Despite this the hotel was lovely, the staff very friendly and the food was excellent - breakfast was especially good.

The pool is also very good and nice and warm. My parter used the Spa and was very impressed with the staff and loved the hot stone massage.

The views from the rear of the hotel are breathtaking.

Nairn is a good loaction to explore Inverness and the surrounding area, the loch ness cruise is great fun and a drive round the Black Isle is a must, the scenery is excellent - keep an eye on the firth for dolphins (we did actually see one).

All in all a friendly, clean, relaxing hotel

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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NairnMurray, General Manager at Golf View Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 April 2009
Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us.We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the all round service provided.
It is a lovely location ,with the dolphins a superb attraction and well worth visiting for alone.I will pass your comments on to all of the team here and hope we can look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Kind Regards

Murray Mcphee
General Manager
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 29 March 2009

My wife and i booked this hotel for a short weekend break for ourselves - an escape from the kids , i don't think we could have booked better , the hotel is a little more "traditional" in it's decor , however the welcome at reception was pleaant enough and we were into or room within 5 mins of arriving in the car park - and what a room we were given , Queen size 4 poster bed , with ample living space which included two armchairs , desk and chair , TV and unit + a full sized wardrobe , the bathroom (which was the same size as some rooms we've stayed in the past , had a seperate shower and bath , the batch was one of these huge spa/jacuzzi types , one small criticism of the room would be that the windows are single glazed and not in the best of condiion and on our first night which was very windy they constantly rattled , we had to jam paper in the frame to stop this from happening - perhaps they should concentrate on the windows for the next round of refurbishment.

The bar was well stocked and had a huge maly whisky choice as you might expect from a hotel in the Highlands , drinks were priced on a par with hotels in larger cities , a pint of laget plus a white wine spritzer coming in at £7 , the bar staf were always attentive and soon knew what my order was going to be when i made my way to the bar.
Th hotel has two restaurants , one is in a Conservatory and has an ala carte menu , the other (which we used) was a table d'hote type used to serve guests who had booked an package inclusive of dinner , b&b , i can't comment for the food in the conservatory but the food we had was exceptional , a choice of 4 meals for each course were available , the duck dish i had on the Friday was one of the best meals i have ever had , on the second night i opted for Chicked which again was beautifully prepared and tasted wonderful , one monir grip would be that the menu on our two nights were very similar with two fish dishes being served on both nights , but no beef dish on either night , seems a little strange but as i said only a minor gripe.

I also used the Leisure facilities while their , the gym needs a huge overhaul , it's very tight , small , cramped and in general looked tired , that said i managed my best time ever for 5k using their treadmill !!!!

The sauna , steam room , pool and jacuzzi were all excellent , clean and well kept , i thoroughly enjoyed the sauna and came out completely refreshed after using it.

The town of Nairn itself doesn't have much to it and it is a very quiet place from what we seen , however the hotel managed to keep our attention for a couple of days , i think it would make a great base for anyone wish to have a tour around this area or indeed looking to take advantage of some of the great golf courses in the area.

All in all a great break with great food and excellent hospitality thrown in , all i would say it fix the windows in the bedroom !!! (that said the rest of the room was great - ask for room 30 must be one of the best in the hotel - see pics for view)

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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NairnMurray, General Manager at Golf View Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 12 April 2009
Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and are pleased you felt your restaurant meal was excellent having just in the last few days being awarded an AA rosette for our restaurant food.
We hope it will not be too long before your stay again,and we will fix the windows in that room to avoid any further inconvience to guests in the future.
Glad that you enjoyed your break and thank you once again in taking time to write a review
on the site

Best wishes
Murray McPhee
General Manager

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Linwood
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Reviewed 27 March 2009

I was lucky enough to be given surprise 3 day trip to this hotel, what can I say it was great, we had a great room with a window seat looking over onto the Moray Firth.

If I was to be critical in the least I would agree with the previous comments on the fact that the menu is very similar for all the nights we stayed, although when we spoke to the staff about this they had no problem with us eating from the other menu so it didn’t cause us a problem,

The leisure facilities were great.

This is the second Crerar hotel we have stayed in this year and I can’t wait to stay in another.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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NairnMurray, General manager at Golf View Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 28 March 2009
Thanks for posting a review of your stay.
We will certainly look to create more variety with our menus in both our restaurant and Conservatory.We feel the food is a real reason to stay at the hotel and will continue to improve with Lee our Head Chef and his team really now producing a high quality dining experience.Glad you had a fantastic time.That is what we want to offer and pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.Hope to see you return soon and again thanks for kind comments.

Best wishes
Murray McPhee
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2009

We used to love this hotel, it is in the most wonderful setting, but our visit this week was so disappointing. The staff are either very overworked or don`t care. The restaurant was very poor for lunch, the table took ages to get cleared, and the plates were then cleared to the next table. One of us gave up waiting for coffee, and the other coffees looked as if they had come by bus from somewhere. And it was not cheap. Quite sad.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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NairnMurray, General Manager at Golf View Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 27 March 2009
Thank you for posting a review.I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your lunch visit to the hotel.We do clear dishes to a service table in the lower part of the Conservatory that are then placed on trays to carry to the kitchen .Our kitchen is quite a distance away from the Conservatory and if this is what you felt was staff putting dirty dishes onto another table then we will look to review how we can better service this.
I will follow this up and invesitage why the coffee was not up to standard.
We do pride ourselves on giving a high level of service and will review all issues relating to lunch service in order that a better experience is delivered in future.
We do service many guests throughout the hotel and feel that the majority of them are very happy with the quality of food and service and customer experience offered.We offer our apologises to you and hope that you will re-visit sometime in the future.We will addresss the issues raised

Kind Regards

Murray McPhee
General Manager
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Property: Golf View Hotel & Spa
Address: 63 Seabank Road | The Seafront, Nairn IV12 4HD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Nairn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Nairn
#3 Family Hotel in Nairn
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nairn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Golf View Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning AA 4 star seaside hotel overlooking the Moray Firth and close to Inverness. The Golf View Hotel and Spa enjoys views over the Moray Firth to the Black Isle and has gardens leading down to the seashore which is just a few steps away. Many of the 42 bedrooms are sea-facing with traditional interiors that provide guests with an exceptionally comfortable and relaxing place in which to stay. With a variety of leisure facilities including heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts and a Sonas Spa and beauty salon on-site, there's plenty available to ensure all guests make the most of their visit to the Golf View Hotel and Spa, Nairn. The hotel restaurant serves up fine dining and has just been awarded AA 1 Rosette status, which is presented by passionate chefs in a selection of the finest dishes. Furthermore, the Conservatory Restaurant enjoys beautiful vistas of the golden sands and Moray Firth coastline beyond. Golf View Hotel and Spa is also perfectly located for exploration of Inverness, capital of the Highlands, and the wider Highland region with the world famous Nairn golf courses sitting on the hotel doorstep. ... more   less 
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