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Lovely historic hotel with so much character and special touches!

Review of Dowans Hotel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 Jun 2023
We returned to the Dowans after staying there on a previous trip several
years ago. Much to our delight, everything was still just as charming and we even got to stay in our same room, the Speyburn. Our entire stay was wonderful, with a well-appointed room (including heated floors in the bathroom), wonderful staff, nice meals, and the most extensive whisky collection that we have ever seen. I appreciated the special touches including a coffee press in the room, Scottish shortbread treats that were replenished in our room each day, and a wonderful full Scottish breakfast each morning. The town of Aberlour is quaint and enjoyable and we took several nice walks along the river just a few minutes down the hill from the hotel. If we ever get back to that part of Scotland, we will surely book in the Dowans again.
Date of stay: June 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2023

A lovely afternoon tea for 10 made very special for my mum’s big birthday. Absolute fantastic selection, with gluten free vegetarian and nut free diet well catered for. Everything was so delicious, bountiful, beautifully presented, with plenty of tea. Gorgeous location. Perfect!

Room tip: Stay to sample the extensive - wall of whiskey -collection in style.
Date of stay: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023 via mobile

Third visit to The Dowans and it was even better than before.
Went to a whisky pairing, 7 courses with 7 drams.
Food and attention to detail throughout the whole evening first class.
Highly recommend.
Look forward to an overnight stay in the future

Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Graham R
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Reviewed 27 March 2023

Great food and service.
Beautiful hotel, bar and restaurant.
We were a large group but everything was efficient and nothing too much trouble for the young waiters. It appeared to be newly decorated and it was very tasteful.

Date of stay: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023

Team Dowans
Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend. Lauren & Stephs help with planning and keeping secrets was great, and the welcome and friendliness shown by every single member of the team was exceptional. Our room was really comfortable and well equipped, and breakfast each morning was superb. Well attended to, and the food great. Dinner on Saturday for 6 guests was brilliant, drinks in the lounge pre dinner, and then really well looked after by Kevin in the restaurant. The Dowans will always be a "go to" place for us, and we cannot wait to return. Best of wishes to you all, and thanks so much for a wonderful stay. Kevin & Lynne x

Date of stay: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

Our stay at Dowan’s Hotel could not have been more wonderful. The property itself is stunning-right out of a Scottish fairy tale-and the rooms are the perfect balance between luxurious and comfortable (possibly the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in!). Every staff member, including the owners, was welcoming and helpful; literally the embodiment of hospitality. They offer a delicious complimentary breakfast which readied us for the day. We chose to eat dinner at the hotel every night because the food and service were so incredible. My wife and I are both in the hotel industry in California, so we can be more critical than the average guests. We have rarely stayed somewhere where everything was so perfect. So much so that we are planning our next visit to Scotland just to return to this one in a million gem of a hotel!

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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