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The Dowans Hotel of Speyside (Aberlour, United Kingdom)

The Dowans Hotel of Speyside (Aberlour, United Kingdom)

About The Dowans Hotel of Speyside

Enjoying a stunning location overlooking the River Spey, Dowans Hotel offers luxurious accommodation near the village of Charlestown of Aberlour. This family-run hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi access and free on-site parking. Rooms at this hotel feature amenities such as a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, and coffee/tea making facilities. The Baronial Club Rooms feature four-poster beds. Amenities at this Victorian mansion feature a garden with ornamental pond, terrace, packed lunches, and meeting/banquet facilities. A cooked to order breakfast is served daily in the hotel bistro ‘57’. This restaurant is open daily for both lunch and dinner specializing in local dishes. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Spé on select days of the week. Mbar serves a wide range of drinks while The Still is a dedicated Whisky snug. Dowans Hotel is an eight-minute stroll from Aberlour Distillery while Ballindalloch Castle Golf Course is a twelve-minute drive.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.3 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Excellent food

Many people that have stayed here have commented on how delicious the food in the restaurants is. They say that the local dishes are wonderfully tasty while there are also quite a few international favourites in case the thought of Haggis might scare you.


Beautiful old building

This hotel is set in a Victorian mansion which makes for an exciting stay for some guests. They are very impressed by the gardens too and feel that this hotel is a great place for a truly authentic stay in the Scottish countryside.


Super location

If you like your whisky and golf, then this hotel is the ideal base for a weekend break. There are a few distilleries not too far from the hotel are a couple of beautiful golf courses within driving distance.

Negative Reviews


Customer service issues

There have been a few times when guests have complained of issues at this hotel. The staff listen carefully, but no apology is offered. This leaves some guests feeling undervalued by the staff and owners of the hotel.


Not the best showers

The water pressure in the showers is said to be a little weak, and some guests aren't too happy that at an expensive hotel such as this, they had to wait for a while for the water to heat up before having a shower.


No lift

If you have mobility issues, then this hotel may not be ideal for you. The rooms are upstairs, and you may struggle to make it up all those steps. It's an old building so no real fault of the owners that there is no lift.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Parking
  5. Terrace
  6. Hotel bar
  7. Conference rooms
  8. Non-smoking rooms
  9. Restaurant
  10. Direct beach access
  11. Laundry service
  12. WiFi in public areas
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Hairdryer
  6. Central heating
  7. Safe
  8. Cable TV
  9. WiFi
  10. Fan
  11. Free WiFi (rooms)
  12. Coffee machine
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
  2. Skiing
  3. Hiking trail
Hotel characteristics
  1. LGBTQ+ friendly
  1. Accessible parking
Theme / Type
  1. Boutique hotel
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Dowans Road,  AB38 9LS,  Aberlour,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1340)871488 | Fax: +44 (0)1340 871038 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Dowans Hotel of Speyside

  • Is there a pool area at The Dowans Hotel of Speyside?

    No, The Dowans Hotel of Speyside doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Dowans Hotel of Speyside?

    No, The Dowans Hotel of Speyside doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Dowans Hotel of Speyside?

    Yes, The Dowans Hotel of Speyside provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Dowans Hotel of Speyside?

    Check-in at The Dowans Hotel of Speyside is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Dowans Hotel of Speyside located?

    The Dowans Hotel of Speyside is located in Dowans Road, AB38 9LS, Aberlour, United Kingdom.