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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not be deceived by the title 'Guest House' as this small hotel is a real gem. The peaceful lochside location has stunning views and the property has been refurbished to a very high standard. Breakfast is excellent and the fresh fish is to be recommended. The staff are courteous and friendly and could not be more helpful. I for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in April 2015. The owner of the B&B was not there the night we stayed so we were greeted by an older gentleman who was extremely friendly and helpful which made it a great start to our stay. We paid extra for a larger bedroom which had a massive bed, huge and modern bathroom... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It is important for us to receive feedback to ensure we are providing excellent customer service and that our guests enjoy our accommodation. I am very sorry that this was not your experience with regards to our service. I must say I am very surprised as the majority... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on a course for 4 days. A real hidden gem. Views across to Skye spectacular and good breakfasts (if a little muddled with the orders on one day) highly recommend the French toast with maple syrup and bacon. Delicious. Staff friendly and my room was modern, spacious and had an excellent bathroom. Well located for hopping over to... More 

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Horsham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This B&B has a perfect location right on the Loch. The room was very comfortable and well appointed. Good selection of in-room teas and coffees and very welcome biscuits and Tunnocks tea cakes ! Breakfast was excellent with a good choice and fresh local produce. there are good local restaurants - would recommend Plockton shores but you do need your... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Back for a second visit and very happy to see as good as before. Room facilities are super with great views, room 6 has a huge window. Breakfast delicious with local produce, very amenable staff. Maps are available for touring the area, guests fridge available too

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A truly lovely stay at a hotel that was both welcoming and quiet. The rooms were lovely and the staff very helpful. The only downside was that all evening meals were a taxi ride away. I would happily return to the hotel in the future.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Balmacara Mains Guesthouse for 4 nights at the end of March and I would definitely return. It was so comfortable and luxurious - originally we stayed in room 3 for 2 nights but I made and error and thought it had a bath (it does say it's a shower on the website), we asked if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I am very impressed with this B&B. It looks like a five star hotel. From the bed, to the bathroom to everything- it's superb!!! Their Scottish breakfast is very filling & delicious. The hotel owner, Norman is very kind and helpful. He picked us up from the station and drove us a few times to the restaurant- free of charge!!!... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent friendly local staff, good breakfast choice with comfortable beds and showers. Near Skye bridge with fantastic views of loch and nice gentle walks. Well designed adapted building ideal facilities with discrete disabled access.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great guesthouse set in a stunning location looking across a bay to the mountains of Skye. We stayed in the upper bedrooms which have external doorways which is very convenient to come and go as you like. The rooms have a simple almost Scandinavian decor with a good bathroom and they suit the location well. Wifi worked fine in the... More 

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