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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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Ranked #5 of 24 Balloch B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Ave83it Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good B&B in a good location. It is clean with a friendly owner. The vegetarian breakfasts are very good. My only complaint are that the walls are quiet thin and it is possible to hear the TV from other rooms. Overall a great place to stay at the gateway to the highlands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Lovely house with a friendly owner and a great vegetarian friendly breakfast. The rooms are quaint and comfortable. The over all experience is excellent. I will deffinantly return here again as I have for the past few years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We could not fault this little guest house. Andrea and John could not have been more charming and helpful. Our rooms were spotless with every little extra you could possibly want. I would recommend this place 100%. It was not at all far off our route to the north of Scotland and we could walk to a large choice of... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed at Gowanlea on our way north to Oban. Andrea made us and our dog very welcome and Gowanlea is definitely "home from home". We had the comfortable lounge to ourselves during the evening. Our room was spacious and very comfortable although rather warm! Breakfast was excellent. The Balloch Castle park is just across the road and an excellent... More 

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

My husband booked this b&b for my birthday and what a great place to stay, place was spotless and nice comfy bed, breakfast was yummy and Andrea and John very welcoming and friendly area was nice too would come back again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

my husband and I had an overnight stay here and were very impressed by the attitude of the owners, Andrea and John. Had a lovely chat with John and his love for what he does is so evident. Customer service, good customer service is at the heart of this place and it shows.

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stayed for valentines wkend , Andrea & John could not have been more helpful ,we got our usual family room & were cosy , breakfast was excellent as always & the hosts are really great to get along with & accommodating if you weren't too keen on breakfast choice they would give you something different if you asked I was... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stayed over the New Year period and genuinely could not find fault. Breakfast was fantastic and John and Andrea could not have been more helpful- they even treated the dogs as well as the guest. The hotel is in a fantastic location close to the town and loch. The owners were also able to offer advice on restaurants that they'd... More 

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