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Balmacara Mains Guesthouse

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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on a rainy and cold night.The owner - a warm-hearted, kind and professional gentleman - offered himself to give me a ride from the bus stop to the accommodation. We followed a narrow road through a small forest and at its end suddenly just by the lakeshore appeared a romantic shelter, as in the fairytales. A spacious, heated, warm... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Super guesthouse, set on the loch, amazing views. Super room, really comfortable bed and facilities. breakfast was excellent, super views looking onto the loch whilst having breakfast, quality of food and choice really good. The host really made us feel welcome. ITS A MUST STAY LOCATION

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

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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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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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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