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Balmacara Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kyle of Lochalsh Ross-Shire, Balmacara IV40 8DH, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped off here for a coffee on our way back from visiting the Isle of Skye. The bar was empty of customers. The room was freezing which matched the service from the icey bar maid. We ordered lemon meringue pie (came served with ice cream!!!) and coffee - neither where up to scratch!! Definitely will not stop off here... More

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23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've gone passed this place a few times on trips up to Scotland and on first look it does nt look that great (big T for tenants lager sign, next to a spar shop a few miles shy of the Skye bridge) but its actually pretty good. The hotel has a great location, with spectacular views of Loch Alsh and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed a well earned rest and had two days spare so ventured to Skye unannounced, silly move without reservations even in late summer. Had to leave the Island but chanced Balmacara which I had noticed when passing, lovely looking hotel and great setting. Lucky for me they had a spare room and after a warm welcome I was settled in.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of a wedding party and was very let down by the poor service and very dated rooms. The food was very bad. We was told we could get into the room at 12:30pm but when we arrived none of the rooms were ready for us. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response.You made no comments relating to food or accomodation while with us.Availability for rooms is normally 3pm as we require time for housekeeping. In this case some rooms were made available early but not all as the hotel had been full the previous night. More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a holiday the highlands spending 4 nights in this hotel. We had a lovely time, the ground floor room we were in was very spacious and spotless. We had a balcony, with table and chairs, looking out over the loch and Skye. Ok the television was very small but we were not on holiday to... More

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. More

Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and now sister inlaw wedding day we arrived with the door of the hotel locked we rang the hotel and was told by the rude receptionist that the rooms weren't ready although my brother had booked from 12.30 some of the wedding party had to wait for there rooms On many occations my brother had said that our... More

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

We have responded to these allegations in other reviews from this party. However, we now need to detail our experience. The food contained no nut product and, to repeat , on no occasion was the hotel informed of any allergy. Our e-mail and wedding pack folder confirm this.The Manager did phone for an ambulance and also for the police. Our... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a wedding and it was terrible. Couldn't get into room when we arrived, yet we were told we would be able to when we booked. The staff were very rude and weren't very helpful. We had a meal after the wedding and the wrond food was served. The chef was told for the food to contain no... More

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response.The hotel e-mail record of this wedding contains no mention of any advice relating to allergy in this party although there are notes relating to meals for children. We regularly receive clients with allergies and prepare accodingly. In this case no information was received. We have one pricing system in the hotel and since this was... More

Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were at our sons wedding there this weekend,when we arrived the hotel closes from 11till 3 even when they were told the hairdresser was coming at 12.30 finally they opened so we could get in(that was bride bridesmaids flowergirl and myself)not very welcoming they were told that my husband had a nut allergy and Not to put anything to... More

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response . The hotel was told at no point of any allergies in the party. We have checked all e-mails and there is no reference. We also checked the food served and there was no presence of nut product. We regularly receive clients with intolerances and prepare accordingly. In this case no information was received. Room... More

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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night on our way to Skye and our initial impression of the Balmacara was overwhelmingly positive. Our room was spotless apparently having been recently refurbished. It passed the Silicone/Grout and Shower Curtain Inspection with flying colours. The manager was exceptionally helpful, I commend him highly. The rest of the front of house staff were also of a... More

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

That you for your positive comments. We apologise for your unacceptable meal in the bar and will address this issue with the Kitchen, with a view to reassessing our service that evening and the quality of the fish dish which was served to you. We will be happy to provide a replacement meal should you return to the area. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hotel. Great friendly staff. lovely food from the restaurant and excellent views over the sea to Skye. Great place to stay if you are heading to Skye for a day trip or just a rest stop after a fine drive from Inverness or wee trip to Plockton or Eilean Donan Castle.

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Thank you for taking the time to review us. More

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Address: Kyle of Lochalsh Ross-Shire, Balmacara IV40 8DH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochalsh > Balmacara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmacara Hotel 3*
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