I have had the pleasure of staying at the Doune Braes Hotel twice recently. As a regular visitor on the Island, I decided to stay at the Doune Braes Hotel after many enjoyable experiences there, as an evening guest in their restaurant and bar. I was not disappointed. A friend and I checked into the Hotel for 3 nights initially this August. The owner of the hotel greeted us personally with a very warm welcome. We stayed in a 'more than' comfortable twin room with an generous size en suite bathroom. My friend made the booking, and we were delighted to find that they had managed to accommodate us both exactly in a room with a bath and shower as requested. The rooms were serviced daily by very efficient and friendly staff and the standard of hygiene was excellent. The Doune Braes offers a home from home charm that creates a super relaxed atmosphere for guests.
The staff were all very friendly at Doune Braes, Bar staff to Housekeepers, and I was charmed that each one greeted us by name. I was so impressed by this and I think the friendly atmosphere helped encourage us to stay an extra two days!
The Doune Braes, not only offers great accommodation but it also boasts an excellent restaurant and a small Bar frequented by locals and tourists alike. For us Doune Braes created the perfect base for any visit to the west side of Lewis. The restaurant is comfortable and warm and boasts an impressive menu with a substantial vegetarian option. There is truly something for everyone on the menu, but if you are looking for something special just ask the staff about their daily specials! We wanted to experience all that we could of the local seafood, and the Chefs were delighted to to oblige! As an added bonus try the breakfast at Doune Braes! Simply perfect!
The Bar at Doune Braes is very friendly and typical of Hebridean hospitality. As a Whisky Ambassador I was particularly impressed by their stock of Malt Whisky but also enjoyed my introduction to Trawler Rum. (A local favorite) If you enjoy Island culture and hospitality, then you wont be disappointed by the Bar at Doune Braes. On any given visit I have been pleasantly greeted by staff and locals alike. Walkers, backpackers and local crofters all mix well in the warm surroundings and the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home.
My overall impression of Doune Braes is that it is a perfectly managed family run Hotel. Perfect for any stay on the west side of the Island. The owner works visibly hard to ensure that everyone is comfortable and I am already planning my next trip back to Doune Braes.
Thank you to Eileen and all her staff for making our stay so memorable....I cant wait to return.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Doune Braes
- Doune Braes Hotel Carloway, Isle Of Lewis