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Balmacara Mains Guesthouse

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Book Direct with us for the best rate!!!! | By Kyle of Lochalsh, Balmacara IV40 8DN, Scotland
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Balmacara Mains Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 4 Balmacara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
9 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely B&B is in a stunning location, with spectacular views across Loch Alsh. If kids bring wetsuits it is possible to swim from the beach below the house. We had a family room for 4. The room was large and was very nicely decorated, with a beautiful bathroom and a huge bed. My only criticism is that, as it... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were great and the view wonderful. The breakfast was done extremely well with more than the normal English breakfast offerings. It is well worth the money! Well Done!

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is fantastic. Right on the banks of the Loch and with breath taking views across the water. There is also a great woodland walk behind the hotel for the more energetic. The rooms were first class and WiFi was excellent. I could not recommend the hotel more highly.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This guest house is right next to the loch with beautiful view, and you can walk on the loch side.Our room had its own entrance ( like this, you don't feel as if you are intruding by walking through someone's house. It was round the back, not facing the lock , but that didn't matter. We had a gate into... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

When it comes down to it, that is what I want from a Bed & Breakfast, and the Balmacara Mains did not disappoint! Added to that is the stunning location on the shores of Loch Alsh with views to Skye and the Highlands, the peace, the constantly changing light, a convenient location close to Kyle of Lochalsh. The room was... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Rooms were totally amazing and bathrooms were fantastic better than many 5 star hotels I've stayed in. The breakfast was lovely and the staff really nice. I left a t shirt in my rom and they posted it back to me without any problem - would definitely go back.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

An enjoyable 2 night stay in this guest house was topped by our visit to Skye from here. We stayed in room 3 which was clean and most acceptable but a little on the small size compared to the other Guest houses we stayed in on this Holiday, The breakfast was one of the best we had and were well... More

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Lexington, KY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Nothing can prepare you for waking up, looking out your bedroom window and seeing the view of the loch from Balmacara Mains. Our room was large with good appointments and breakfast was plentiful with many choices. What was missing was the personal touch from a host. Although we did receive dinner suggestions from the gentleman at the desk when we... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Again another excellent last minute find on our tour of Scotland and we would list this as one of the best stays...room 3 was spacious, bed comfortable, décor very tasteful and view excellent. The people were very accommodating and even had suggestions of where we should eat. Just wish we could of stayed longer really, so would definitely revisit! Top... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed 2 nights and if you like a huge extremely comfy bed (the best we have slept in) then book Room 7. It does have a woodland view but the quality of the room more than compensates. The breakfast was excellent with a good choice to suit all tastes. The local 'Waterside' restaurant served outstanding quality food.

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Address: Book Direct with us for the best rate!!!! | By Kyle of Lochalsh, Balmacara IV40 8DN, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochalsh > Balmacara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Balmacara Mains Guesthouse Hotel Balmacara
Balmacara Mains Guesthouse Lochalsh

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Waterfront contemporary boutique B&B Guesthouse on the shores of Loch Alsh with great views to Skye. Great base for touring the Isle of Skye, and the Lochalsh peninsula. All rooms high quality, en suite, and with own private entrance. Near Plockton and Eilean Donan Castle also. ... more   less 
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