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Gowanlea Guest House

Drymen Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8HS, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 23 Balloch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Jennie26 North Carolina, USA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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North Carolina, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent visit. Our twin room was fairly spacious with a great bathroom(shower) at the back of the house, so very quiet. Andrea was warm and welcoming and she is a great cook. One of the best breakfasts of our 3 week- trip!

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the gowanlea owners are great cater for your needs,rooms are comfy for family needs ,stayed for 2 nights hubby took part in the great swim in loch Lomond good weather too while there a bonus

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Gowanlea for its location, about an hour from the Troon ferry and on our way to the Isle of Skye. In many years of traveling in Britain and Ireland, we have stayed in many B&Bs and guest houses. Gowanlea would rank in our top 5 of all time. Our room was spacious, attractive, and comfortable with a large... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Friendly and very welcoming cuppa offered as we arrived. Nice to walk around easy to reach Balloch castle and Loch Lomond and surrounding areas for boat trips with fantastic views our weather wasn't good but we still had a lovely time, also there is a shopping centre with a vast amount of shops and a sea life center. Kids entertainer... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

IT was Tripadvisor write-ups that drew us to Gowanlea Guesthouse and we were not disappointed by what we found. Everything that Andrea and John Hughes and family did was aimed at making you feel more like a member of that family coming to stay rather than someone renting a room. Words like "your comfort", "pleased to help", "just ask" and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a lovely stay at Gowanlea. Great room, lovely furnishings and very clean. Andrea was very welcoming, offering us breakfast at 7.30am as we needed to get up and out early. Facilities to leave bikes safely. Lovely guest lounge and complementary teas and coffees. Excellent guest house. Would most definitely stay there again and would recommend it!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed here for one night en route to the Outer Hebrides for Easter and it was excellent. Very clean and comfortable, with lovely bathrooms. The owner who greeted us was lovely and most helpful. We had two dogs with us and it was great that they were made welcome. After a long drive, the Guest House is in an... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Booked two rooms for two couples attending a wedding at a nearby church and then onto the Cruin in Loch Lomond. Greeted by Andrea on arrival and shown to clean spacious rooms, Andrea booked a taxi for us which arrived promptly. Breakfast was offered to us at 9.15 as we had been out very late which was nice of her.... More

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New forest
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68 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a centrally located B&B in Balloch, a little town on the southern side of Loch Lomond. The owners are very friendly, and the cooked breakfast is very pleasant (although a specifcally vegetarian full breakfast would be nice). We had two rooms at the back of the house, and could see the mountains. But the walls were very thin... More

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Bangkok
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We highly recommend this lovely little B and B and wish we had been able to stay for more than one night. We were made to feel very welcome, a nice pot of complimentary coffee was arranged for us in the guest lounge on arrival (which was a lovely feature, as it allowed us sit in comfort with our friends... More

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Address: Drymen Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8HS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > West Dunbartonshire > Balloch
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