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Balmacara Mains Guesthouse

Book Direct with us for the best rate!!!! | By Kyle of Lochalsh, Balmacara IV40 8DN, Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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9 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
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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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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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
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