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“A wonderful welcome” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Abbot's Brae Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Dunoon
Certificate of Excellence
Newark
2 reviews
“A wonderful welcome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Although we were only there for one night as we were travelling onwards we enjoyed our stay at Abbots Brae very much. The personal touch from Christine and Colin was a welcome relief from chain B&B's.
If you are lucky enough to get the table by the window at breakfast the view is amazing. The breakfast was very good and if you like fish the kippers are delicious. Thank you very much Tony and Rebecca.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Whether you stay for one night or a week you are always welcome here. We try to give our guests a special experience. Thank you for your very kind words.
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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We really wanted to visit the West of Scotland but not have to do the huge drive. We also needed accommodation the would allow dogs.

Dunoon is situated about 1 hour outside of Glasgow (when taking the ferry route). Dunoon itself is a fairly typical harbour town, not exciting really, but it is the gate to the Cowal Peninsula, some absolutely stunning spots and some great fishing areas.

The hotel, although a little dated, is quaint, well looked after and in a lovely position over looking the water. The hosts Christine and Colin are absolutely wonderful hosts, which we could not fault in any way at all. Nothing was too much trouble. Christine, who is mainly front of house puts herself out at every moment to make sure you know where you are going and have an entertaining time and Colin who is mainly in the kitchen, prepares wonderful fresh food for guests. The other staff were friendly and gentle.

We have an autistic son and Christine went out of her way to befriend him and make him feel comfortable. If you want a break away in a home away from home.. this is the place!

Room Tip: Ask for Seaview
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ACW1972
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
It was so nice to welcome your lovely family and your dog to our hotel. We are so pleased that you fell under the spell of the beautiful Cowal Peninsula. Thank you for saying we are wonderful hosts. Our whole team prides itself on giving our guests the best holiday experience. We enjoyed your stay with us.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Once again we had a really enjoyable week's stay with Christine & Colin. It was so relaxing with happy and helpful staff, Colin's superb cooking and Christine's attention to detail and help and guidance on trips. Both of them really care about their guests and go out of their way to make sure everything goes well. The room was large with a settee and chair from which to enjoy the delightful view of the Clyde and very comfortable bed. Everywhere is spotlessly clean and tidy. The menu is displayed in good time and they are only too happy to vary it to suit special needs. If only this hotel was nearer to where we live! But we do hope to return again.

Room Tip: Front facing rooms have the lovely view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Terry C
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North Yorkshire
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

We were a family of eight people, including two lively young boys. We occupied four rooms and apart from the mattresses being on the soft side we had no problems at all. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms well stocked with our favourite M and B toiletries. The food was excellent for both breakfast and dinner. Christine definitely went that extra mile for all her guests.

We hope to return next year.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front. The views are breathtaking
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

There are some things that are said best kept secret and our small family had the good fortune to have fate smile upon us in revealing this delightful hotel run by the lovely couple Colin & Christine. And even though future bookings may be made more difficult for us, there are some things that should rightfully be shared...During our stay there were groups from all walks: overseas & UK families, quiet romantic couples and outward bound explorers alike. C&C and their charming team were always at hand to help, advise and discuss whatever breakfast ideas we had on how to spend our 5 days with them...whereever we wandered we were always glad at the end of the day to be returning to Abbots Brae. Thank you all, particularly from Seb & Rafe, who are now very keen to return and explore their Scottish Roots - on Quad Bikes!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stevenmcgill
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London
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed here for a weekend with our family and dog. It felt more like staying with friends as the welcome was so warm. Our grandchildren were wonderfully catered for and there were plenty of toys and books to keep them entertained. Our dog was supplied with a rug, doggy towel, bowl and treats. In my opinion there are few good places to eat in Dunoon but this hotel is an exception. The evening meal was superb - everyone of us enjoyed our choice and the breakfast could not be faulted. The only negative is the drive up if you meet someone going the other way! Anytime we need accommodation in this town it will be our first choice if there are any vacant rooms but everyone who stays there thinks the same so it books up very quickly. Colin and Christine have to be congratulated for the way they run this establishment - it would pay others to follow their excellent example and then more people may be happier to visit the area.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view if possible. The view is magnificent.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HarveypoppyLondon
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York, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

We've just spent three nights here and it was brilliant! Colin and Christine were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them.
The room was spacious, well equipped and with a fantastic view over the sea.
The wildlife in the garden was amazing, red squirrels at the bird table, deer roaming in the gardens, wonderful!
The food was excellent at both breakfast and evening meal, all cooked by Colin using only the best local produce.
Colin and Christine took all the time in the world to advise on the best places to visit and had excellent local knowledge and all the staff were really pleasant and helpful.
Only the best was good enough for them, like staying at the best hotel but with the friendliness of a small B&B.
Thanks for a lovely stay to all of you!

Room Tip: All rooms are good but try to get a sea view, it's beautiful!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrewartist
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Property: Abbot's Brae Hotel
Address: 55 Bullwood Road, Dunoon PA23 7QJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cowal Peninsula > Dunoon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dunoon
#1 Business Hotel in Dunoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Abbot's Brae Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled high amongst established woodland with sensational views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see, Abbot's Brae has earned for itself an enviable reputation as a luxurious home away from home. ... more   less 
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