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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We needed to be in easy reach of Inverness airport for the last night of our holiday in the Highlands and chose the Dower House. What a find! The house is absolutely beautiful and decorated and furnished with impeccable taste. We were struck by the incredible attention to detail from the fresh flowers everywhere (including in our bathroom) to the... More 

Thank Simon T
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an astonishing hotel, though sadly not for very much longer. It is like being invited into a private club - all the other guests we met were regular visitors. Our suite was very homely, full of interesting items and very unlike any other hotel I know. Dinner was superb and cooked by the proprietor. Breakfast was terrific. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This wonderful hotel - with breakfast and a table d'hote evening meal - provided a quiet and restful setting after a day of touring the Inverness area of Scotland. There are many interesting villages to visit and lochs around which to tour, sometimes on very narrow roads (many with passing places) and even short ferries (e.g. Cromarty to Nigg) to... More 

Thank Compositefiller
Aboyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The last stay of our trip west , and what an experience ! Fabulous place , with Fabulous hosts . What a delight to have stayed here and been treated so well . Cannot say enough, everything was just 5* in every way . what a wonderful way to end our trip , just wished we could have stayed longer... More 

Thank EDCruden
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This was our last night travelling the North Coast 500 and having stayed here some 22 years previously and remembering how delightful and charming both the Dower House and our hosts were I was interested to find out how things were all these years later. The Dower House and Robyn and Mena Aitchison continue to be everything you could wish... More 

Thank Michael R
Bampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

My partner booked this place. Don't trust your satnav to get you to the door. Head for Muir of Ord and call for directions. Not sure of what to expect - we were totally bowled over. We stayed in the suite - wonderful furnishings with a tasteful eye for detail and THE most comfortable bed we've slept in away from... More 

Thank Andyg5253
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95 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Its location confused our Sat Nav but a call to our hostess soon put us right The house is set in tranquil gardens and the bedrooms and public rooms are a cornucopia of antiques not least of our 120 year old bath - possibly the largest in Scotland!! Cosy and welcoming it was a perfect end to our busy trip... More 

Thank GREENSEssex
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112 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I was lucky enough to stay the suite at the Dower House Hotel this summer. The property itself is a short drive – not even 20 miles? – from Inverness which although a city, is akin to small High Street and not particularly interesting and certainly not worth staying in unless you are particularly fond of large hotel chains. (Driving... More 

Thank I-veritas
Gruenwald, Germany
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Beautiful, warm and very welcoming. A stunning garden and wonderful hosts. And the breakfast was the best in Scotland! Just how you imagine a B&B to be. Would recommend it 100 percent! Enjoy nature, good food and peace.

Thank Mona M
North Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We spent one night at the Dower House and enjoyed every minute. The owners, Mena and Robyn, made it a great stay. With only 4 bedrooms, this is a small , charming hotel with lovely gardens. We had a great breakfast in a wonderfully furnished dining room. It's quiet and the rooms are well appointed.

Thank Nancy C

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Additional Information about The Dower House

Address: Highfield, Muir of Ord IV6 7XN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Muir of Ord
Price Range: €130 - €154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Every room is different and lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Hersom, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Everything about The Dower House is just Fabulous .”
 of 5 bubbles EDCruden, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are individual and of a high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Plan on eating dinner right at the hotel as there are more limited options in town especially on a Sunday.”
 of 5 bubbles nancyc509, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask for Room 1 or the suite.”
 of 5 bubbles robdeuch, 21 May 2011 | Read review
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