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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014
Eccles_1uk Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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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5 hotel reviews
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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 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Very adequate bed and breakfast we were down for for a friends 60 th. Surprise party and really only needed a bed to sleep in as the party started at 1 clock the gowanlea fitted the bill ❗️Very nice check in and very helpful in organising a taxi for us to take to the party.lovely freshly cooked breakfast and then... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Myself and a friend visiting Scotland from the states stayed here last week on a visit to Loch Lomond, and could not have been more impressed. The Guest House is very easy to find, and within walking distance of the main street. We were greeted very warmly by Andrea, who showed us to our upgraded room and offered us a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic stay , lovely room , cosy bed, great shower and bathroom . Perfect host . Breakfast was awesome , porridge, full Scottish breakfast . So much to do in the area. Great night spent in the doghouse pub . Easy access to glasgow by train. Loch Lomond beautiful even when it's throwing down with rain. Nice places to have... 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Gowanlea welcomes you to stay and enjoy the surrounding of Loch Lomond. We offer a large selection of breakfast choices from the traditional cooked to smoked salmon and my favourite pancakes, syrup and bacon. Gowanlea accepts pets on prior notice and we're happy to accommodate where we can; we look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 
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