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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and my girlfriend spent one night at Balmacara Mains and we were blown away. We will definitely be staying again if we are in the area! We were fortunate to stay in Room 8, which has a Loch side view. I cannot express how incredible that view is on a clear day. From the comfort my (luxurious king size)... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I decided to head west for a cheap weekend away. We thought lets do it really cheaply and stay in a guest house and not care about the accommodation and spend most of our time touring Skye. We arrived at about 8pm. It was pitch black. A lady showed us tomorrow room and we asked where we... More 

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Har Adar
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Based on recommendations from our tour guidebook, pictures from the website and cross checking on Trip Advisor, we arrived at the Balmacara Mains Guesthouse with high hopes and matching expectations. What we found, though, fell short of our expectations. Don't get me wrong, we had a nice experience at Balmacara mains. The Guesthouse offers a very good location for visiting... More 

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Deutschland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed at Balmacara Mains at the end of September for two nights. It's a perfect location if you want to visit the Isle of Skye and Plockton. The room was nice and very clean (only the carpet had some stains but I guess this comes with the direct access to the room from the parking place...) The breakfast was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

What really made the stay wasn't just the beautiful location looking across the sea to Skye, very comfortable beds and delicious breakfast but the warm Highland welcome from Norman. Worth going for that alone! Thank you!

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Larkspur, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

One of the greatest places we've ever stayed. Quiet, clean, views to die for across the Loch to Skye, comfy rooms with subtle, clean lined furnishings, clean, clean, clean, mattresses and linens that lull you into a deep, wonderful sleep. Breakfast fit for a queen, fresh, tasty, plentiful, good coffee, wonderful, wonderful staff. What more can I say, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a magnificent place to stay with beautiful views, amazing service with cooked breakfast. Huge rooms and a great view over Loch Alsh, our family stayed in room 8/ annex (perfect for family of four). Five minutes drive to facilities.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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 August 5, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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

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