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Inverness Road, Nairn IV12 4RX Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#6 of 11 hotels in Nairn
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A delightful area in the Highlands of Scotland, the hospitality of the town is matched by the welcome that awaits guests at the Newton. Standing in 21 acres of mature parkland and gardens, yet close to the Highland Capital of Inverness, is the Newton Hotel. There are 63 en suite bedrooms and the hotel has a comfortable environment in which guests can relax. The hotel is only a 10-minute drive from Inverness Airport and within easy road and rail links, making it very accessible whichever way you choose to travel. The area hosts a wealth of attractions including the Malt Whisky Trail, Elgin Cathedral, Loch Ness, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield, the delights of Inverness or Nairn and the famous Moray Firth Dolphins.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
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English, Spanish
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Judith T wrote a review Aug 2022
Strathpeffer, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We chose the Muthu Newton hotel in Nairn to celebrate my husband’s 70th birthday.The party consisted of my husband and myself,our 3 children ,partners ,4 grandchildren and our best man and his wife,and my sister,so a varied group. We were welcomed and had drinks in the Chaplin bar before having lunch in the conservatory which we had the sole use of and had been allowed to decorate with a couple of banners.The meal was excellent and catered for the needs of all our party one of whom was gluten free and one vegetarian and two younger children. The service was excellent and not intrusive. I wouldn’t hesitate to return for future family events and to recommend this venue to others.Thank you Murray McPhee and staff you really made our day Judith Trappitt
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 25 Aug 2022
Hello Judith Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us. I will pass your feedback to the team, it was very kind of you to take the time to make a review. after you lunch and we are very grateful Best Wishes Murray McPhee General Manager
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Parsaberdeen wrote a review Aug 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom27 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked dinner bed and breakfast for husband's birthday and were happy with the setting, building and large room with bath and separate shower in ensuite. However the dinner menu was limited and food served was bland, dinner service poor and bar poorly stocked, when I asked for a liqueur coffee the barman didn't have a clue and was quite rude. It's a shame because the hotel is lovely and the view to the cromarty firth is quite special especially at sunset.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Aug 2022
Thank you for your review. Very disappointing that your restaurant experience was not to standard and I will take the points raised with the team regards your feedback. Kind Regards Murray McPhee General Manager
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Scenic32532144371 wrote a review Aug 2022
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I booked the Chaplin Suite. On arrival at 6.00pm there was no promised fruit bowl or bottled water. 29 degree temperatures outside during the day and no room mini fridge. All reported to reception. Bottled water arrived within an hour but no where to keep it cool. fruit plate arrived next day. The promised mini fridge never arrived so i had to arrange my own. Hotel and rooms are very tired looking and in desperate need of a proper refresh. Room towels and bathrobes are old and tired and need to be changed out. Carpet in dining room at breakfast still had the crumbs and bits of food on it from the previous nights dinner sitting. Not one to go back to for me and certainly doesn't live up to its rating.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 25 Aug 2022
Thank you for your review. We do not provide mini fridges in rooms at present, and if this is advertised on a site we will have this removed. The housekeeping team know that fruit and water should have been in your room, and our apologises this was not provided on your arrival.We replace towels at regular intervals and will follow up on replacements for these. We have passed other feedback given to the team. We are disappointed that you felt your stay was not up to standard and we do take your comments on board regards your stay with us. Kind Regards Murray McPhee General Manager
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MissD8410 wrote a review Aug 2022
Falkirk, United Kingdom25 contributions16 helpful votes
Stayed here for a few nights with a friend. We got the executive twin room which was great, lots of space and a nice big bathroom and comfy beds. Good breakfast each morning and the breakfast staff were very welcoming and helpful. We also had dinner one night which I couldn't fault, food was cooked perfectly and nice comfy seats at the table, good menu selection as well. Nairn beach is within walking distance but there is also a nice woodland walk next to the hotel and some Highland Cows outside to go have a wee look at. Yes the place is a little dated in some areas - but it's clean, comfortable and functional. I'm sure they will update things over time but it's a big place and can't be done over night. The only downside to our room was a family of loud seagulls guarding their babies, not that the hotel can stop this! We just used some ear plugs and problem was solved. We would definitely stay at this hotel again
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 25 Aug 2022
Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Very pleased that you found the found the food to a high standard and had a nice stay with us. Always good if a guests wishes to return and hope that you can make a return visit in the not to distant future. Best Wishes Murray McPhee General Manager
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David M wrote a review Aug 2022
Edinburgh11 contributions10 helpful votes
For the price we paid for one night stay, the standard wasn't too great I'm afraid. The sea bass was dry and bland, the breakfasts were also quite tasteless. It was clean but the quality of the food let's it down.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Aug 2022
Thank you for your review. Disappointed to hear that the food was not to standard for you. We have passed this feedback to the team and please accept our apologises for this. Kind Regards Murray McPhee General Manager
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SonoranCowboy wrote a review Aug 2022
Weston, Florida53 contributions19 helpful votes
We were looking for a place to spend one-night, driving from north to south and had initially looked in Inverness, which of course has many options. But the photos of this old palace were very enticing, and we opted to stay here, for a bit more. Great choice! Our previous experience with the Muthu chain was positive (in an equally historic property in Oban) so we were confident. The staff was very welcoming, and the rooms were quite comfortable. The property and surrounding grounds are beautiful. We had a great dinner in the restaurant (best lamb of the trip) and the Scottish breakfast was also good, served by a cheerful, chatty waitress. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 25 Aug 2022
Thank you for your very kind review. We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us. It is nice to be Highly recommended and will pass your feedback to the team regards your visit to the hotel. Hope you can visit again if travelling this way. Best Wishes Murray McPhee General Manager
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Jan Bertelsen wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed one night on a golfing trip. The rooms are fine, a little bit dated in terms of furniture, TV and so forth. However, it was clean and welcoming, so no complaints. There were some pigeons making noise during the night, although that may be a one off. The bar girl was terrific, good Scottich humour and breakfast was very good..
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 27 Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay overall with us. Hope you can make a return visit in the future Best Wishes Murray McPhee General Manager
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adss40 wrote a review Jul 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom28 contributions37 helpful votes
Have stayed in the Newton many times before as it’s been one of the hotels we use for business travel when up North. Booked 3 courtyard rooms only a room only deal which suited us as it meant we could go out in Nairn at night. Hotel was pretty quiet even though there was a coach party in. It is a bit of a faff to access the courtyard rooms with the door code but understand why it’s needed. The hotel itself is a bit tired in places but it’s adequate if your staying for a short trip. Rooms were comfy but a bit warm. Staff friendly. Breakfast was a separate charge and at £12.50, not bad value.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 27 Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback on your stay. I note your comments and hope that you will visit again soon. Best wishes Murray McPhee General Manager
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Globaljoan wrote a review Jul 2022
Hawaii572 contributions239 helpful votes
Location is genuinely great in that it is removed from town down a long, gorgeous driveway, yet still within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The hotel food and restaurant service was excellent. Rooms are a total hit or miss. Our group booked with them months ago and a number of our party were put in the annex where the rooms were cold, moldy, and dark. When the front desk was told of their problem when they asked if they could please be moved, their response was 'Well, turn on your heat'. One staff member at the front desk stated, 'I'm busy' when someone asked if they could ask a question. The decor is weird with a Fatima statue with fake flowers and candles in the lobby. This is a hotel that has big bus groups coming in daily and so they see a lot of turnover. If you are planning a stay of several days or more, and you want responsive front desk service, then go someplace else like the Golf View Hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 27 Jul 2022
Thank you for your review. I am sorry that reception response was not better, we will speak with the reception with regards to this.Have had no issues with heating in the court rooms especially during the summer months,but will follow up. Pleased you enjoyed food and service from the team. Kind regards Murray McPhee General Manager
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PhotoG127 wrote a review Jul 2022
Elgin, United Kingdom86 contributions33 helpful votes
Attended a dinner function last night. Lovely food, friendly staff and good service. Understand their are staffing difficulties due to covid but this wasn’t apparent at last nights function. Good selection of drinks available at the bar. Lovely comfy seating in the function suite bar area. Thank you for a lovely evening.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 27 Jul 2022
Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the event and will pass your feedback to the team. Kind Regards Murray McPhee General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$55 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
newton hotel and highland nairn, newton hotel nairn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Newton Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsNairn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
63
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Frequently Asked Questions about Muthu Newton Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Muthu Newton Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop (1.1 km), Coast Candle Co. (0.9 km), and Nairn Wool Shop (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Muthu Newton 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 Muthu Newton Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Muthu Newton Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Muthu Newton Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include One One Two Wine Bar and Deli, The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, and The Classroom.
Is Muthu Newton Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Nairn.
Are any cleaning services offered at Muthu Newton Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Muthu Newton Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Muthu Newton Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Muthu Newton Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ardclach Bell Tower (7.3 km).
Does Muthu Newton Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.