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Balmacara Hotel

, Balmacara IV40 8DH, Scotland
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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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Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

just arrived back home after three nights at the balmacara hotel,food good lovely staff room 16 nas no view but clean and comfortable,nice place to stay if you want peace and quiet staff lovely very helpful especially rachael who was outstanding a real cheery soul who would brighten anybodys day,thank you all for a wonderful stay.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our CIE tour group of 16 were made to wait until 8:30 to go into breakfast even though there weren't many guests in the dining room and and the same for dinner. Our guide had warned us about the restaurant manager. The plumbing in our shower was either scalding hot or freezing cold and we could never get it regulated.... More 

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Brora, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights. Bedrooms are a good size and views over the loch are amazing. Rooms are clean and there is plenty of towels etc. felt there should have been information for independent residents. There were no instructions or information about anything in the room. This is probably because the main client group is bus tours and their... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We happened to stay here as there was no other accommodation on Skye, and after driving to Portree and back and the tourist office telling us that the amount of people wanting to stay on Skye was enormous that night, we booked this hotel without thinking twice. The staff were lovely, they did a lot to help us as we... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights in a twin room. The room was large and spotless but the bed needs a new mattress urgently. Also the shower cannot be height adjusted so difficult not to get your hair wet if you don't want to wash it. Very nice staff which made up for having to ask for an extra tea... More 

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peterhead
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Just went in for something to eat but was too late had a drink very warm day the young lady was really helpful many thanks the hotel is under some refurbishment at the moment as we would of liked to seen the bar where hamish mcbeth was filmed at

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Hotel has had some renovation work inside and was nice and clean. Bed not so comfortable and should have been put out to pasture long ago! Rooms large and bathroom was large and clean. Staff at reception very good and helpful. We had dinner in the hotel which was rather expensive, steak was very overdone, but side dishes larger than... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The hotel is well located with fantastic views. It is starting to look and feel a bit tired. The rooms were clean and reasonably comfortable. The food was average and the menu restricted. The service was very good with friendly staff. Compared to accommodation on neighbouring Skye the hotel is good value but is not particularly cheap. It served it's... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stayed locally and was told that the hotel did a good fish and chips. Arrived around 7ish and ordered drinks at the bar asked for menus to be told food was not served until May ???? This came as a surprise as hotel restaurant was open for the bus party staying o kitchen was open . Welcome to Scotland

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Falkirk region
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Was not sure what to expect as the previous reviews were mixed , however a was greatly surprised as this hotel was way better than people had suggested. It has been refurbished and it looks great. The rooms were spacious and most importantly , clean. The staff could not have been better, always pleasant and friendly and always willing to... More 

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