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Balmacara Mains Guesthouse

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights, using it as a base for our visit to the Isle of Skye and we were not disappointed. The hotel room was charming and huge, with a king size bed and an entry patio. It is located right on Loch Aish with breathtaking mountains and loch views from anywhere in the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We arrived, accompanied by Desmond storm gale winds (inundated NE England) in pitch dark, and were greeted warmly by the owner, Norman, and Fiona the following morning. Excellent gateway to Skye, and an extraordinary view over the loch. Basic rooms, WIFI that worked, heating that ended up working, and excellent breakfasts. Would recommend to others.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This is the third time of visiting this guesthouse and it maintains the quality we enjoy. This trip, we wanted a few days away before becoming mine hosts ourselves over Christmas. It was blowing a gale and the rain lashed sideways but it was wonderful as usual. The clouds did disperse for a time over night and allowed us an... More 

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Thank Alison O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Spent a night here when visiting the isle of Skye: very welcoming accommodation and the rooms were warm and very clean. Would defiantly visit again when up that part of the world. Breakfast was amazing and the views over sea and too Skye are exceptional

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as a base while we visited Skye ..room was lovely ..only fault was heating took a while t kick in.. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful..staff were welcoming and friendly. Will definitely return as was great value and so peaceful...views over loch were amazing !

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Thank sootsnan1
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was the second time I stayed at Balmacara Mains, the first earlier in the year with work and when I told her-in-doors she had to make a trip up to see the views and walk the mountains. Norman and the staff couldn't do enough to make us welcome and to cater for my wife's dietary requirements. Although we visited... More 

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Lucy_Balmacara, Manager at Balmacara Mains Guesthouse, responded to this review

Congratulations on being our 300th reviewer! Thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are very pleased you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us and that the weather was kind to you. We would like to thank everybody who has taken the time to give their feedback, we really do appreciate it. More 

Carp, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous, welcoming accommodation on the loch overlooking Skye. Bed was luxurious after a full day of touring and walking, and breakfast the next morning in the solarium was fantastic. Central to Kyle, Plockton and Eilean Donan Castle. Highly recommended.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We stayed here during a trip to Skye in May 2015. The room was very nice, and was very spacious. The breakfast, as others have said before me, is excellent. One of the nicest selections I have seen. The staff were all very friendly. In terms of location, this property is great if you are planning a visit to Skye.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The hotel is located in a picturesque setting, right on the loch. The staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful, they were always on hand to give us advice on the best places to eat and activities to do. The room we had was very spacious, room 4, and had a large, comfortable bed. There was a good variety for breakfast... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

On arrival we had a very friendly welcome. Our room was lovely with a great shower room and tea and coffee making facilities also had the most enormous comfortable bed. The views from the windows in our room were to die for, looking across the beautiful loch to the hills opposite the hotel we couldn't resist going for a walk... More 

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