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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This hotel is amongst the few you'll find in Aberlour, but it's THE ONE to go. It's a beautiful stony construction , nice rooms, a incredible whisky bar, good breakfast and very good restaurant. This is important as you wont find many options outside the hotel.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very friendly and accommodating staff willing to help with your every need! The whisky bar caters to every taste and the meals were fantastic. Rooms were spacious. Service was a bit slow at breakfast.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located smack in the middle of the whisky trail making it very convenient to get to most of the major distilleries nearby. I understand it is run by a family which accounts for its homely atmosphere and warm service. The rooms are located in somewhat odd places...the one we had was probably a reconfigured attic, but were...

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Odder, Denmark
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My expectations for this place fated while staying there. Theres a renovation going on, and they are doing a very good job. There is a long walk from the parking to the entrance. The reception worked splendid, but a bit unpersonally. The bar is furnished so that it works "unfriendly". The Still bar is fantastic, and the guy running it...

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3Thank Ole H
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It had been some years since I last stayed at the Dowans and the improvement under the present owners is remarkable. The hotel is extremely well appointed, the staff are both well trained and helpful and the food throughout my stay was of a very high standard. The Whisky Room is wonderful and all in all this is as good...

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Thank Steven M
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We just visited Dowans Hotel and had a wonderful time. The welcome was friendly and very helpful. Our room was well appointed and very comfortable. We ate in the restaurant and had a very well presented and delicious meal. The service was great. We visited the Whiskey room to see a huge selection of whiskeys on display for the tasting....

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Thank Chris R
Chatham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My daughter asked me what I would like for my 60th Birthday and I told her that I had always wanted to stay in the Highlands of Scotland so she booked a little cottage in Tomintoul and also booked a table for dinner at The Dowans. We arrived early and was welcomed and shown to sumptuous seating and served drinks....

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2Thank Jackie G
Castlewellan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A great welcome with no long period of paper work, just wisked up to our rooms. The staff were polite, good fun and very keen to solve any problem. The decor was refreshingly modern Scottish. Food was tasty and the greatest whiskey selection I have ever seen and my husband definately enjoyed!

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Thank D1515PAsally
Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Scotland was something we'd wanted to do for years particularly the Highlands. We were in the UK for 3 weeks and decided at relatively short notice to go to Scotland and visit some of the famous distilleries in the home of whisky. We managed to get the last room at Dowans, the website exuded quality. The quality of the place...

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Thank Mark B
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Dowans as we took a tour through Speyside. Rooms are ample size ( request a front room ) but require stairs to access. The restaurant serves a variety of entrees and us a nice venue for dinner. The Whiskey Room is amazing with over400 whiskies from Scotland and other locations. The staff are well...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set high above the picturesque Spey Valley, overlooking the village of Aberlour and the River Spey below, The Dowans Hotel offers a rare opportunity for guests to relax and enjoy the elegance of a fine Highland hotel. Built over 100 years ago, now converted to a first class hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dowans Hotel

Address: Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Aberlour
Price Range: €168 - €242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dowans Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“We got a east facing corner room warm and sunny from early in the morning.”
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“Ask for a room on the front side of the hotel - wonderful views!”
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