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Abbot's Brae Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Dunoon
Certificate of Excellence
Thornaby
1 review
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stopped here in September on a one week tour of this region of Scotland, I personally cannot fault the place, loved the location and it was very friendly, and sitting outside with a drink watching red squirrels play on a tree feeder was a little bonus. I felt like I was staying with friends although it was the first time I had stayed there.

Room Tip: The front rooms overlook the Firth of Clyde.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
How very kind of you to say you felt as if you were staying with friends. That is exactly the feeling we intend to convey and so many of our guests do feel like friends. We are very fortunate to have a family of resident squirrels and they are entertaining little characters. We are glad they entertained you. Please come back again to stay as we love it when guests return.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We arrieved to Abbot's Hotel on 5th of September for 2 nights with my husband and our little daughter.
The first surprise on our arriving was that owners of that hotel kindly provided us with fantastic superior big and see view room, which was excellent for us with baby who just started to walk and she needed space. The second impression was the food, which we had 2 nights for our dinner. It was very fresh, tasty and astounding!
Colin & Christine the owners of the hotel are very nice and kind people. They did everything for our comfortable stay in their hotel.
I definitely will visit this place again in the future!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for posting a review following your visit here. We are pleased that your family felt welcome here especially with your small daughter. We are glad you enjoyed our food. Thanks for saying you will visit us again. We will be delighted to see you.
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

This is the second time that we have stayed here. The room this time was a bit disappointing but we did book at short notice. Colin and Christine made our stay excellent. I have many food allergies and Christine made sure that I as able to enjoy a 3 course meal. I would recommend this as a superb relaxing short break. Will definitely be back

Room Tip: Rooms at front of the house have the best views and more room
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  • 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
It was very nice to welcome you back to the hotel. I'm sorry we didn't have a sea view room available for you this time. I'm glad we were able to meet your dietary needs. We try very hard to understand allergies so we can offer alternatives for our guests. We hope to see you again.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We were lucky enough to have spent 2 nights here but wish we could have stayed longer. On arriving we were met by Christine who runs this beautiful home with her husband Colin. She made us feel as though we were friends coming to stay in her home. The house is situated on a hill overlooking the water amongst beautiful gardens. Our room was enormous and so quaintly decorated. The bathroom was a great size and so clean. We had breakfast downstairs each morning where Christine had our table ready each morning for us. The service was just so personal in this hotel. if you are going to Dunoon you must try this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for the Ardentiny Room, it is lovely and huge with a view to the water.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
We are delighted that you found the hotel to your liking. The views from the Ardentinny room are spectacular and we are glad you liked the size and décor of the room. Thank you for commenting on the personal service as this is a very important aspect of the hotel to us. We were very happy to welcome you to the hotel.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Fancy waking up to red squirrels and deer outside the window? With a beautiful view out over the Firth of Clyde (you might even get to see a huge nuclear submarine going out to sea past your window). Colin and Christine Macpherson run an excellent small country house hotel which is only a few minutes drive outside Dunoon. Turn up a steep and narrow drive off the coast road just south of the town, and ascend through their gardens. The rooms are well-appointed, the welcome is warm, and the breakfasts are heart-stoppingly excellent. They also offer a good dinner, and a small bar with a nice lounge.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thank you very much for your recommendation to our hotel. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind comments about our breakfasts and dinners. As you say it is a lovely spot with much to see in the grounds and out on the water. You managed to tick quite a few off on the list! Well done!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Nice hotel, lovely room and really friendly service. Fantastic sea view from many of the rooms. We also had a delicious three course meal and a lovely breakfast. The owners and staff were extremely helpful and eager to ensure we had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Many thanks for your kind words especially about our friendly service. All of our team pride ourselves on our service. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Our children sent us here for a birthday treat. We stayed for 2 nights and felt at home as soon as we arrived.The front facing room (the honeymoon suite) could not b e faulted in any way. We had a wonderful view of the local wildlife, including red squirrels ,lots of birds including a pair of jays The hosts, Colin and Christine were very welcoming and provided a fantastic dinner on our wedding anniversary. We plan to return next year We treasure the little bear.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mac4col, Owner at Abbot's Brae Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thank you for posting a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your special celebration in our honeymoon suite. What a nice way to celebrate your wedding anniversary. How nice that our little Abbots Brae Bear now has a happy home with you.
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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, with good food, good wine and a well stocked bar you certainly wont be left wanting. ... more   less 
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