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Abbots Brae Hotel

West Bay, Dunoon PA23 7QJ Scotland
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#1 of 10 hotels in Dunoon
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Victorian in stature and quirky by nature, Abbots Brae hosts Scotland's smallest bar, a restaurant showcasing Scotland's natural larder, well appointed rooms all nestled in three acres of gardens and woodlands with breath-taking sea views! Romantically secluded accommodation set in the tranquil seaside village of Dunoon. Nestled high amongst established woodland with sensational views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounded by some of the most breath-taking scenery you will ever see, Abbots Brae has earned itself an enviable reputation as a luxurious home away from home. Built originally, in 1843, as a holiday retreat for an affluent Glasgow glass merchant, the house still maintains many of it's original features. It is set in its own secluded woodland garden with breath-taking views of sea and hills, yet it is only one mile from Dunoon Pier and one hour from Glasgow (via ferry).
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Taxi George Dunoon wrote a review Feb 2020
Dunoon, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
Fabulous location. Owned and run by lovely people who will go out of their way to maintain the highest standard of customer service and satisfaction. The Abbots has a very homely feel whilst maintaining the highest standards.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from abbotsbrae, Owner at Abbots Brae Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Thank you Taxi George for this lovely five star review of Abbots Brae it really is appreciated. Belated Happy New Year to you and see you again soon! All the best Scott & Darren
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Gwen G wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I had the pleasure of staying in this hotel in June 2018 for my wedding night. My brother and his new wife just got married here on New Years Eve and had the full use of the hotel for a couple of days. The service provided by the owners Scott and Darren was exceptional! They were extremely accommodating and their venue is stunning! The views from the hotel are outstanding and the hotel itself is classic and tastefully decorated, something I would love to own in my dreams! The photos are fabulous but until you see it in the flesh you cannot appreciate the beauty of the place. Everything about their stay from the planning, service, accommodation and food is worth far more than the 5 stars! Thank you so much to Scott and Darren for making everyone feel so welcome! Can't wait to return in the near future.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from abbotsbrae, Owner at Abbots Brae Hotel
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear Gwen G, Thank you so very much for this great five star review from the recent Wedding at Abbots Brae, it really is appreciated and great to meet you and all the family! Your comments are so thoughtful and really nice to hear of which our team are very thankful. The event was wonderful and filled with great people which leant itself to fantastic atmosphere from days before until days after. We do look forward to seeing you and your family again in the near future even just for cuppa! Kind regards and have a great start to 2020, Scott, Darren and Team
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caroline t wrote a review Jan 2020
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Wow what a beautiful place would highly recomend this hotel Scott an Darren made us all so welcome as the wedding party took over the whole hotel, nothing was to much trouble, food was great the rooms have great views it’s just perfect thanks again see you next time 🥂
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from abbotsbrae, Owner at Abbots Brae Hotel
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Thank you Caroline T for this lovely review from your recent visit to Abbots Brae for this great occasion, it is very much appreciated! We were so glad you enjoyed your time at the hotel and got to enjoy all the festivities and facilities, it was a great event filled with great people of which we will always remember fondly. We do hope we can welcome you back soon and have a great start to 2020! Kind regards Scott, Darren and Team
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rileigh15 wrote a review Nov 2019
US219 contributions87 helpful votes
Abbots Brae and its owners are ah-maze-ing. We stayed too short a time... From the moment we located the driveway entrance, I knew we'd love it. Because oh what a "Brae" this was... A cliffside view of stunning sunrises, a mountain of hospitality, a heap of good will. Scott and Darren were accommodating to treat us as if we were the center of their world, somehow both without overstepping nor with us at first realizing they had a full house. While they had other guests, everything felt at our fingertips, balanced incredibly with serene privacy for quiet moments. We enjoyed the glowlit property, the sitting room fireplace with custom-suggested drinks, and well-stocked everything. We wanted for nothing, and the genuine smiles we received mean we'll always fondly think of Abbots Brae.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from abbotsbrae, Owner at Abbots Brae Hotel
Responded 22 Nov 2019
Thank you rileigh15 for this great five star review from your recent visit to the hotel, it is greatly appreciated! We were so glad you both had a great time at the hotel, albeit short, but managed to enjoy our facilities and the amazing area we are situated in. We hope you have had a great tour of Scotland and if you are ever around the area again we would be delighted to welcome you back! Kind regards Scott & Darren
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Craig W wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions
Excellent well-appointed and perfectly apportioned hotel with great location offering superb views over the water. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the owners Scott & Darren who greeted us with a welcome drink and seated us in the traditional warm and cosy lounge, much needed after a long scenic drive (ignoring Scott`s advice of the discounted ferry travel using the local shop to purchase tickets). Before we even realised Scott had grabbed our bags and placed them in our room popping back offering to show us to our room at our leisure. This was the beginning of tireless hospitality that never ceased or faltered during our entire stay. Scott is ever present, in a friendly yet discreet manner, always with a warm and welcoming smile with friendly advice and local knowledge at hand. Scott and his team go above and beyond with the personal touch, from personal handwritten tags on provisions at the breakfast buffet to hand tied robes provided in the bedrooms the list goes on. Food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble at all if you wanted to tailor your choices away from the menu. Would recommend this hotel to anyone who longs for the personal touch that is lacking in the market, It's a true sample of excellent local hospitality. We heard many accents around the hotel from afar and as a proud Scotsman I know Scott and his team are showcasing what Scotland can offer in terms of hospitality and local food, thank you again Scott for going that step extra!!! Having understood you have not had the hotel for that long we wish you every success for the future and I am sure with the service you offer you will continue to get repeat customers like us coming back with word of mouth bringing along more like us.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Ask for the sea view if available
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Response from abbotsbrae, Owner at Abbots Brae Hotel
Responded 22 Nov 2019
Dear Craig W, Thank you so much for this wonderful review from your recent visit to Abbots Brae, it really is appreciated! Your comments are amazing and the whole team will be 'chuffed to bits' as we do aim to give that wholesome comfortable Scottish hospitality! I am glad you all had a lovely time and got enjoy our facilities and surrounding area and very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Scott, Darren and team ... P.S. We will put you on commission :o)
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US$112 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeCowal PeninsulaDunoon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abbots Brae Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Abbots Brae Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Castle House Museum (1.1 km), Gourock Outdoor Pool (7.5 km), and Lunderston Bay (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Abbots Brae Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Abbots Brae Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Abbots Brae Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Abbots Brae Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abbots Brae Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include My kitchen, Livingstone's, and The Lorne Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Abbots Brae Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Tower Hill (7.4 km).
Does Abbots Brae Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Abbots Brae Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.