The Doune Braes Hotel sits in the north-west of the Isle of Lewis. One of the 100 mile necklace of Islands in the Western Isles of Scotland. These islands are unique in the world and are made up of 124 miles of moorlands, mountains, machair, sweeping sandy beaches and the rolling Atlantic ocean. All on Europe’s oldest rock, Lewisian Gniess. In the north-west of the Isle of Lewis and around 10 minutes’ drive from the Callanish Stone Circle. Just over 20 miles from the nearest town of Stornoway. The Doune Braes Hotel enjoys a central and tranquil location to explore the Outer Hebrides by car, foot, cycle or public transport. 30 miles to the Butt of Lewis and 40 miles to Harris. Where you have to cross the majestic rugged hills, where eagles soar, before descending towards the shores of magnificent white shell sand beaches. The island’s main town, Stornoway, offers ferry crossings to Ullapool and the airport receives flights from a number of Scottish cities. The town’s An Lanntair arts center offers cinema and live events. You can also drive to the Isle of Great Bernera, to the west of the hotel, in around 25 minutes. The hotel features Free-Parking and Wifi and is Dog-Friendly, It also has an onsite restaurant which serves a homecooked, locally sourced product, including the Hotel's own Highland Cattle and fruit, vegetables and herbs which is grown in our own Polytunnel. The hotel also purchase product from members of the local community such as free range eggs (where ever possible). The restaurant serves a Full Scottish Breakfast including traditional Scottish oat porridge. and Lunches and Dinners which include local seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes and caters to food allergies and intolerances. Coffee, snacks and homemade cakes are available throughout the day, and picnic lunches and a range of takeaway food can also be provided by arrangement, where ever possible. The hotel has a public bar with a pool table and a relaxing lounge bar. The bar serves a number of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages including Harris Gin, bottles of Ale's from local islands and a full wine selection. We also have an extensive Whiskey selection available, which include a selection of Scottish 10,12,14 and 15 year malts. Each room at Doune Braes Hotel has tea and coffee facilities, a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. There is an private bathroom with a bath and/or shower, hairdryer and toiletries in each room. The hotel caters for larger groups, can link you up with local services and help you plan your travel if required. The Doune Braes hotel sits of on the Hebridean Way bike route. The hotel welcomes cyclist and walkers and offers secure overnight Bicycle Parking for guests of the hotel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 twin bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
High score for Breasclete
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  • Rita
    United States of America United States of America
    The property messaged us with important information. The Staff was friendly. The bar was fun!
  • Brice
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff was welcoming and inviting. I rode a bicycle to the hotel and they were able to store it for me. The location is close to some of the "tourist" sites on the island. I enjoyed there was breakfast included at the hotel with the stay that...
  • Macmillan
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Wonderful traditional hot breakfast and evening meal served by very friendly staff. Enjoyed sitting outside having a beer in the sunshine after my walk to the old broch ruin nearby. Also has a bus stop opposite the hotel where the hotel staff...

Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • Local
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Doune Braes Hotel

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Darts
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Public transit tickets
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Wake-up service
    • Heating
    • Packed lunches
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules
    Doune Braes Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

    From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
    From 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

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    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 1 years
    Extra bed upon request
    £25 per child, per night
    Crib upon request
    £10 per child, per night
    2 - 15 years
    Extra bed upon request
    £25 per child, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
    Accepted payment methods
    Smoking is not allowed.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Doune Braes Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    FAQs about Doune Braes Hotel

    • The prices at Doune Braes Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Doune Braes Hotel is 3 miles from the center of Breasclete. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Doune Braes Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.2).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free

    • Check-in at Doune Braes Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

    • Doune Braes Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Room options at Doune Braes Hotel include:

      • Single
      • Twin
      • Double
      • Suite

    • Doune Braes Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Game room
      • Fishing
      • Darts
      • Walking tours
      • Horseback riding
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Beach
      • Temporary art galleries
      • Bicycle rental
      • Bike tours

    • Yes, Doune Braes Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.