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Braeval Hotel

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Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice traditional hotel near beach. Really enjoyed the breakfast. Bar is well stocked with malt whiskers. Food in the bar was good. Found Nairn itself very boring but great place for dog walkers. Beach not as good as expected. Inverness is a lovely city and well worth visiting

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place; nice atmosphere; great staff but the quality and presentation of the food itself was very average. I have eaten here before off the normal menu and have always had a good experience. It was a shame, because I'd bigged it up beforehand and felt a little let-down. Staff were great though and very friendly.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first experience of dining out on Xmas Day and,boy, what a way to start. Although the restaurant was full we sat down (second sitting) on time, ordered wine, and our meal started shortly afterwards. All 5 courses were beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. We had the venison for our main course for a change from turkey and we were...

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Forres
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of six family and friends enjoyed a wonderful meal on Christmas Day (second sitting). Within 10 minutes of sitting down at the table, our starters were on the table in front of us. The 5 courses were of a very high standard and the staff very efficient and attentive despite the restaurant being completely full. We would certainly...

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Fife
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I was recently up at Nairn to visit my father who is ill and also did my Christmas shopping 😁 Had an excellent stay at Breaval Hotel 👌🏼The staff were very nice always helpful the rooms were clean and bright! The food was delicious 😋 an all round lovely place to stay 😍

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. It means so much to receive such positive feedback.

Leeds
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Staff were absolutely lovely and very helpful, food was exceptional, bar drinks very good. Would benefit from a softer cosier bar area, no cushions or cosiness, tv on same time as music - difficult to hear at times.

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and kind remarks. I'm sorry you found TV difficult to hear but it is our policy to only have subtitles, except for sports events. I understand your comments about having a softer "lounge" area in the bar. We had this before. However, we have limited space because tables and chairs are moved out of the...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The hotel is comfortable and clean, relatively quiet (although I would suggest ear plugs on a "Live music" night). We stayed as a family, in a mini-suite comprised of Rooms 9 and 10 and would definitely stay again if we are in the area. The bar was well stocked with local ales and a massive variety of whiskeys. We had...

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MHMHolding, Owner at Braeval Hotel, responded to this review

It's helpful that you mentioned the live music. A lot of guests stay with us because of the live music. However, we have no way of knowing in advance who is coming for the music and who is hoping for a quiet visit. So, event dates are published on our website. Also, on our website and booking sites we advise...

Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I have stayed at this hotel three times now on my way home from working offshore. The food, room and staff have been excellent everytime I stayed there. Very handy for the town and airport links. I wouldn't go anywhere else when staying in Nairn.

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments. This means a lot to us.

Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Hotel basic but comfortable. Staff excellent can't do enough to help. Food fabulous especially if have allergy's or are a coeliac. Hotel excellent location close to shops and beach with fantastic walks on doorstep. Bar is very welcoming and homely and if a whisky fane 144 to choose from.

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Catering for special dietary is important to us. Our head chef is coeliac, I eat mainly vegetarian food and so together we work to design menus with a great choice of varied, tasty dishes for all types of diet. I'm pleased you enjoyed the food. Thank you.

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Comfortable room. Good wifi. Excellent cask ales. Very early bar closure because town was in hibernation. Good grab and go breakfast available for early leavers. Dinner food not bad...I had Ardgay game casserole with a good portion but rather too much watery gravy. Overall, a comfortable stay at a very cheap rate with a LateRooms booking. I would go back.

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Thank you for your feedback. If you book direct with by telephone or on our own website (rather than through a third party provider) you will get an even cheaper rate. Something to think about for next time.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
Food & drink at the hotel
Bandstand Restaurant
Bandstand Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gastropub
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Braeval Hotel is a friendly 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 8 en-suite bedrooms, some with sea views. The hotel's Bandstand Bar won CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014. It has won this award five times in the last six years. It has 9 Real Ale pumps is Cask Marque accredited and in The Good Beer Guide. The hotel's 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. The decor reflects the character of the Fishertown area of Nairn with period photographs of Nairn when it was a fishing port. Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen from the Restaurant. The hotel is rated 4 stars by Visit Scotland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Braeval Hotel

Address: Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Nairn
Price Range: $81 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Braeval Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We have only used the restaurant here so can't comment on the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 597susana, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 10 was comfortable, with a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles wayner985, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room no.2 was very small but adequate and had a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles F5883YWkarenp, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at front of hotel have view of North Sea”
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“Singkle room 3 avoid”
 of 5 bubbles ricrusky, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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