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Gowanlea Guest House

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Drymen Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8HS, Scotland
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from our visit to Loch Lomond for our friends' wedding. We can not thank Andrea and John enough for all they did to help our stay be so memorable. Andrea went out of her way to help us in particular with our 16 month old son and what he needed to help our stay be more... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited Loch Lomond for 2 days and Andrea is such a great host. The breakfast was amazing, definitely recommend the omelette or salmon with creamed eggs. The location is great for a base in Balloch and it's actually sad when you leave.A wonderful B & B and super hosts. We surely recommend.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place definitely has a homely feel to it. Andrea the hostess was very pleasant & welcoming. Room was very clean and well maintained. We were also provided with kettle, teabags, milk, biscuits etc. Also TV, free wifi, heaters and bed lamps. It is near to Loch Lomond shores and also there are a good number of shops and restaurants... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

this guest house is really good. rooms where lovely,breakfast was really nice with plenty of choice it was nice and quite and the bed was very comfortable. very near lovely restaurants and near the loch

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights and couldn't fault the place or the owner! We had out dog with us and she was welcomed too as Andrea has dogs also. Lovely place, great choice for breakfast and very helpful as we lost our car keys and Andrea tracked down someone who could help the following day, thankfully the Rac came and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stayed here at the start and end of our cycling trip in Scotland. Very welcoming and friendly. Bikes went straight into the shed for safekeeping. Great food and very comfortable rooms. Left our car on the street just outside for 4 days, no problems at all. Short walk to local restaurants and pubs.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Everything you would hope for in a B&B - a warm and cozy place for tired travellers, friendly welcome, excellent breakfast, comfortable bed, hot shower, place to store bikes safely, all at a fair price.

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Harrow, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Guesthouse is in a good location a few minutes walk away from the shore of Loch Lomond, and in easy reach of a number of restaurants in the centre of Balloch. The house has parking for 3 or 4 cars, and I think street parking alongside is unrestricted. Our hostess was welcoming and friendly. Bedroom was clean and comfortable, had... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Made a stop off here on our way through to Argyl & Bute. Was very pleasantly surprised to see how close we were to the entrance to Balloch Castle Country Park. A lovely spot great for an evening stroll. The room was a good size, and the owner very friendly and helpful. The only slight downside was that the bed... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Not the best B&B ever but definitely value for money. Not far from the town centre, cosy rooms, good breakfast, recommended if you want to spend a couple of night in the area. We had a good stay in this B&B.

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