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Doune Braes Hotel

Carloway HS2 9AA Scotland
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Carloway, Doune Braes Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation.

Rooms at Doune Braes Hotel provide a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Doune Braes Hotel offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Carloway trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you are interested in exploring Carloway, check out an art gallery, such as Blue Pig Studio.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Doune Braes Hotel is sure to make your visit to Carloway one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Laundry service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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Marlene M wrote a review Jul. 2021
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We drove in for dinner, only another 2 tables were in use. We were served by a nice girl. It was down hill from the start, no diet cola. Then the basic menu, 5 different main meal choices. My husband chose the scallops and for main meal chicken, but they had no chicken left so we both chose steak ale pie. We sat around 40mins waiting on the main meal, when it arrived the girl apologised as they had only one portion left and that they would discount our meal as the split the portion between us topping it up with gravy and halved the pastry topping which look disgusting and placed on each plate with 4 very small potatoes 2 slices of carrot and one floret of cauliflour. When she left we were still in shock at what was on our plates. We got up and said to the girl we were leaving. She was very apologetic again. We paid for our drinks and not the meal. We won't be back and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Went back to our rented cottage and had pizza from Tesco, it was lovely.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
AltabasTravels wrote a review Jul. 2021
London, United Kingdom91 contributions67 helpful votes
Stopped by at the Doune Braes for dinner as it was close to our campsite. The restaurant was pretty much empty when we got there but the waitress sat us immediately next to some other customers which was a) just a bit uncomfortable as we could hear their conversation just as much as they ours and b) probably not good practice with Covid. The menu was quite basic and standard fare. The starters were good. The main courses were very "beige". I'd ordered a burger and chips which was supposed to come with coleslaw; the coleslaw was absent and the contents of the burger sorely lacking in anything fresh e.g. lettuce or tomato.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Ian U wrote a review Jul. 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Called in to their Pit Stop for a meal. No signs, directions at door. Sat down at a clean table (restaurant definitely not busy) no one came. Table nearby advised me to go to bar as service was very slow. Went to bar and after they decided to actually ask what I wanted (a menu) was told "they weren't taking people" . Won't be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
27ali27 wrote a review Jun. 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
Signed from road as pit stop but wouldn’t bother! 2 cups of instant coffee for £5 and it took us 10 mins to find someone to serve us. Keep going north to Bragar where there is a delightful cafe serving real coffee and tasty lunches. Wouldn’t recommend dounes as a place to stop.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
MigsEarWigs wrote a review Jun. 2021
London, United Kingdom90 contributions180 helpful votes
I had an enjoyable 3 night stay at Doune Braes hotel. Eileen and her team are friendly and work hard. I needed to be near the Callanish Stones and Garenin Village for some photography and this hotel is mid way between the two. The hotel won't suit everyone as it is dated (1970s I would say!) and a bit dusty in places, and food is satisfactory rather than marvellous but I enjoyed it, met nice staff and regularly chatted with other guests who were very friendly. For anyone arriving on public transport the bus from Stornoway stops outside the hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$192 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesOuter HebridesLewis and HarrisIsle of LewisCarloway
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doune Braes Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Doune Braes Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) (5.8 km), Callanish Standing Stones (7.2 km), and Carloway Broch (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Doune Braes Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Doune Braes Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Doune Braes Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Doune Braes Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Calanais Visitor Centre Cafe, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Cafe, and Bernera Community Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Doune Braes Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Doune Braes Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Doune Braes Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carloway Broch (2.8 km), Gearannan Blackhouse Village (4.1 km), and Callanish VIII (6.6 km).