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Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 11 hotels in Nairn
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The Bandstand is a family run 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 9 en-suite bedrooms, some with sea views. The Bandstand Bar won CAMRA Highland & Western Iles Pub of The Year 2020. It has won this award five times in the last six years. Our Real Ale Pumps are Cask Marque accredited and is featured in The Good Beer Guide. In the bar, we have have an extensive Single Malt Whisky selection. Our 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. Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen from the Restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
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Street parking
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Ocean view
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Mary Regan wrote a review Jul 2022
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
A fine hotel to stay, very friendly, food excellent. The rooms are well decorated, good facilities,modern furniture and comfortable. Ideally situated to enjoy Nairn, the beach and riverside walk with wildlife. Recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jet812761 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Went to this friendly establishment yesterday and i must say the food was good and the lad serving us was quick and friendly and looked after us brilliantly. However his manager as we were entering the lovely little place for the second time as we were to early for food, walked past the kind water and scuffed oh for f*'k sake. We were behind him and seen the whole thing. The waiter was stunned she could be so rude and unprofessional. My partner had a word with her and she blamed it on her staff. She did tell them not to take on any more seats as two big parties were coming in to dine however the party's were not that big and the place wasnt even full. Im sure the owners would like to here aboit that. The staff were doing there best and for them to be scuffed at like that if they did something wrong or not is abismal. No one should have to work in that environment. I feel sorry for the workers here because they were great and had to watch each others backs because of her terrible attitude. We were left to feel very unwelcome from the get go but the kind waiter set us at rest. We are newly married so for all she knew we could have bought 3 bottles of champagne. Our money is as good as any party's. This is no reflection on the lovely pub or there workers but i feel the place would get on alot better without her. I honestly dont think id go back if shes still working as manager. The atmosphere wasnt the same after that.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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loopylou1981 wrote a review Jun 2022
plymouth8 contributions1 helpful vote
Had dinner in the bandstand and the staff were exceptional, very friendly and knowledgeable! The food arrived piping hot, was delicious and the cheesecake was out of this world We Will be visiting again
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul Cowan wrote a review Jan 2022
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Lovely hotel great food staff are friendly and helpful and 150 malt whiskies to choose from the room was comfy excellent view of the beach the breakfast room nicely decorated the evening meal and choices of menu was excellent
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Date of stay: January 2022
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scrummyyummy wrote a review Oct 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom51 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a two night stay in September and were so disappointed with room 7. Apart from the fantastic view the room definitely needed a an upgrade. One of the bedside lampshades was beyond repair and the other not far behind. Curtains had tiny holes in them only visible when the curtains were closed. The toilet seat was chipped and worn. Bedding, although perfectly clean, had definitely seen better days . Fire and safety notices in room out of date as they still showed previous name of hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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lorraine r wrote a review Oct 2021
motherwell40 contributions22 helpful votes
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Had dinner here 3rd Oct with Husband and our dog . Staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Didn't catch the guys name with the glasses) But he has excellent customer service skills. Another female staff member brought dog treats immediately for Frank. (DOG). DRINKS were enjoyable. Food was delicious and plentiful. We'll presented and piping hot. Will return on our next visit to Nairn. Hope its not too long! Thankyou!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin M wrote a review Aug 2021
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On arriving in Nairn on 29/7/21 To be greeted for very wet weather. This was around 11am We saw The Bandstand Hotel so went to see if we could get a hot drink and attempt to dry out. The manager explained he was unable to serve alcohol until 12pm. Last thing on our mind but he allowed 10 very wet humans into his establishment. We can't thank the manager enough for his hospitality. After 12pm we did have a few wee one's to warm our inner soul. Thank you from the 10 drowned rats.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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GlasgowDonald wrote a review Jul 2021
Johnstone, United Kingdom21 contributions52 helpful votes
Just spend a few days in Nairn at the Bandstand pub/hotel. From start to finish we were treated by a friendly staff who were attentive and helpful in every way. Room 9 on the top floor but not a hard climb!! A huge room and massive soft bed. Great sleep. Breakfast excellent, attended to by Linda, lovely person, nothing a problem, speedy service, hot milk for your cereal, hot toast, and a bfast to die for. Unfortunately never got chance to have dinner as out all day and forgot to book table for night time, fully booked, says it all. Would we go back, most definitely, Paul the owner is always on hand, will even move his big 4x4 to give you parking space and bring your luggage in. Overall a most enjoyable experience, thanks to everyone, bar staff are lovely chatty people as well.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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scootaboot67 wrote a review May 2021
Aberdeen, United Kingdom130 contributions85 helpful votes
Had an overnight stay last week, for a hotel thats been closed since December they could have spent time cleaning it in preparation for reopening. Room rather small, dated and very dusty, shower curtain had a sour smell and mould on it, the shower tray was also mouldy and grubby. I was the only person in the restaurant and the waitress came with my starter and main at the same time then asked is that ok, well not really as my main was getting cold as I ate my soup..Not a hotel I would have chosen had I been paying.The hotel also advertised free parking, well there's no parking i had to park on the street.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Peter K wrote a review Nov 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Staff were friendly and went out of their way to help with a good few of my requests for different things! Had a lovely chat with the owner and was really made to feel at home. Food from the bar was delicious. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$108 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
braeval hotel nairn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Braeval Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsNairn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bandstand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nairn Museum (0.4 km), Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop (0.3 km), and Coast Candle Co. (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bandstand 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 The Bandstand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bandstand Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include One One Two Wine Bar and Deli, The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, and The Aurora Hotel.
Is The Bandstand Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Nairn.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bandstand Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ardclach Bell Tower (7.2 km).
Does The Bandstand Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Bandstand Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.