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The Bandstand Hotel

Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 10 hotels in Nairn
Travellers' Choice
The Bandstand is a family run 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 9 en-suite bedrooms, some with sea views. The Bandstand Bar won CAMRA Highland & Western Iles Pub of The Year 2020. It has won this award five times in the last six years. Our Real Ale Pumps are Cask Marque accredited and is featured in The Good Beer Guide. In the bar, we have have an extensive Single Malt Whisky selection. Our 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. Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen from the Restaurant.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
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scootaboot67 wrote a review 8 May
Aberdeen, United Kingdom92 contributions53 helpful votes
Had an overnight stay last week, for a hotel thats been closed since December they could have spent time cleaning it in preparation for reopening. Room rather small, dated and very dusty, shower curtain had a sour smell and mould on it, the shower tray was also mouldy and grubby. I was the only person in the restaurant and the waitress came with my starter and main at the same time then asked is that ok, well not really as my main was getting cold as I ate my soup..Not a hotel I would have chosen had I been paying.The hotel also advertised free parking, well there's no parking i had to park on the street.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Peter K wrote a review Nov 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Staff were friendly and went out of their way to help with a good few of my requests for different things! Had a lovely chat with the owner and was really made to feel at home. Food from the bar was delicious. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
924jim131 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bridge Of Earn, United Kingdom1 contribution
Nice warm room with sea view looking towards bandstand. Very pleased to find choice of real ale in the bar and an extensive menu with plenty of choice for both dinner and breakfast. Good opening and serving times for bar and meals. You could almost forget that there was a pandemic on !
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Date of stay: November 2020
dgalt547612 wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent location comfortable room excellent staff nothing was to much bother for them close to town centre right on the beach front food very good had a great stay and will definitely be back would recommend Thanks again for our lovely stay
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Date of stay: October 2020
Luke J wrote a review Oct 2020
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Had a lovely stay with the team at Braeval/bandstand hotel! Considering they had 24 hours notice of the new Covid restrictions they set up an outside drinking and eating space with heaters meaning I could stay outside chatting away to the locals and having good Scottish beer and whisky. The steak pie was right up there as one of the best I’ve ever had, made fresh every day! It is the staff however who make this place, I met everyone from the owner to the waiting staff and the chef, and to a person everyone was so friendly and welcoming! Reconditions galore and some great local produce tried! The room was more than adequate for my night away golfing with a nice shower and a great view of the sea to wake up to! It’s just a shame the government wouldn’t allow for live music as suspect it would have been a brilliant though much later night! Thanks team Bandstand!
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$89 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bandstand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nairn Museum (0.4 km), Coast Candle Co. (0.3 km), and Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bandstand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bandstand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bandstand Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include One One Two Wine Bar and Deli, The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, and The Aurora Hotel.
Is The Bandstand Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Nairn.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ardclach Bell Tower (7.2 km).
Does The Bandstand Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Bandstand Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.