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“Great Value For Money !!!”
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Braeval Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Nairn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Again Excellent !!!, This was my 3rd time staying there, Great Food, Great Real Ales & Great Company in bar area.... Staff and other guests very freindly, Ideal place as well if your doing business in the Inverness / Elgin areas as this Hotle is right in the middle !!!!, Will be back again and again...

Room Tip: Stayed there 3 Times , had a diffrent room each time and been superb !!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Thank you for your review and for returning to the Braeval repeatedly. It's much appreciated.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Shower let the room down but the room was very big with a comfy bed, wifi was very good, food was really good, would defo stay again, and almost forgot to say the staff were very helpful and really friendly .

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Braeval and for your review. I hope you return again.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

The room was comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I arrived earlier in the day and I was able to check in early. Breakfast was delicious and the view from the restaurant was beautiful. Couldn't ask for more.

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2014

Thank you for choosing the Braeval and taking the time to post your comments. I hope you can return again soon.

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

fantastic food, great choice of real ale, friendly staff, free wifi, clean room & views over the sea....what a great place to stay. I had 1 night there on a business trip....I will return when I'm next in the area....and the Landlord really knows his beer.....

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Braeval. Thank you for your kind feedback. Much appreciated.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

What a lovely place to stay. The staff were friendly and very helpful and our room was delightful with a sea view. Would definitley stay here again. We also had a delicious meal in the Bandstand restauranta and to top it all off there was a great band playing. What more can you ask for?

Room Tip: If you want a quieter stay, ask for a room not over the bar as the noise from the bar does travel.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your lovely review. I look forward to seeing you back again soon.

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

I stayed recently here for two nights for the second time, and as before found the hotel to be comfortable and well representing its value for money.

Unfortunately I stayed in room 8 at the top of the stairs which when you open the door has a lethal ( and I'm sure against building standards) step down into the room at least 8-9 inches deep. Everytime I was entering or leaving the room I had difficulty with that, and as there was space, can't understand why they didn't review these steps to be more comfortable without really affecting the space in the room. I was also wakened around midnight when whoever was staying in the rooms above decided to have a loud chat and a laugh out on the stairwell. Fun for them, not fun for me who had to get up early.

Also not too impressed when I arrived late for dinner 8.45pm having been held up at a meeting, was told the kitchen was shut at 8.30 and all I could have was crisps or nuts. As a guest I didn't think it would be too difficult for someone to offer to heat some soup up in the microwave or give me pate on toast, instead of which I had to go out in the freezing night on my own to find a restaurant in an area I didn't know.

Overall it's very reasonable for an en suite room in a restaurant, and the staff are friendly, but not outstanding.

Room Tip: avoid room 8
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

I'm glad to hear you thought your room was good value for money. It's a shame you found the step down into the room annoying. I can assure you it's not a violation of any building standards. The Braeval is a Victorian villa and all our room have their own unique shapes and sizes - but we rather like the character that this creates.

I also heard the guests chatting to each other as they returned to their rooms that night. To be fair to them, they were only laughing and saying good night to each other and probably not conscious of disturbing other guests. I understand that it's annoying if you are trying to have an early night, but this happens in all hotels.

I'm sorry that the response you received when requesting a meal after the restaurant was closed was not as helpful as it could have been. That evening the restaurant had been quiet and so the chefs had left at closing time. The bar person (as the only member of staff on duty) was not able to leave the bar unattended to prepare something for you. It's not unusual for us to prepare food out of hours provided we have staff available - and we're happy to do this. I hope this won't deter you from returning to the Braeval on another occasion.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Booked a couple of nights in the Braeval as a short getaway from Edinburgh. The hotel was in a great location, right on the seafront, and our room gave a sea-view which was beautiful. The room was very clean, with everything you need for a relaxing break, and the en-suite bathroom seemed very new and clean.

We arrived a little early but were accommodated with no problems. We ate lunch and dinner in the bar on the first day. Lunch was the usual bar-type food (no complaints!) but dinner was very good food indeed. The bar was great too for drinks with many whisky's on offer.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I hope you can return again soon. Whisky lovers will tell you that there's no such thing as too many whiskies - which is why our whisky list has over 100 single malt whiskies now - and still growing!

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Address: Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Nairn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Nairn
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nairn
Price Range: £63 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Braeval Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Braeval Hotel is a friendly 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 8 en-suite bedrooms, some with sea views. The hotel's Bandstand Bar won CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014. It has won this award five times in the last six years. It has 9 Real Ale pumps is Cask Marque accredited and in The Good Beer Guide. The hotel's 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. The decor reflects the character of the Fishertown area of Nairn with period photographs of Nairn when it was a fishing port. Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen from the Restaurant. The hotel is rated 4 stars by Visit Scotland. ... more   less 
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