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Balavil Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL , Scotland
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Balavil Hotel
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Newtonmore
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for the weekend (22-24 May 2015) as part of a group of five up for some hillwalking, we had two rooms booked a twin and a triple. I arrived after the first three who had already checked in and all we had to do was pick up a couple of key cards from reception. We took our bags... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just home after three nights at the Balavil.The hotel is a fine Newtonmore building with lots of charm and character.Our room was very fresh, very nice bathroom great shower, and good beds. Booking late we still had a fine view from room window.All the staff could not be more helpful nothing was a problem.We ate dinner twice in the hotel... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed in a twin room after walking from Laggan on day 3 of the East Highland Way. The check in was friendly and easy. During our stay all the staff were brilliant, we had dinner in the bar, service was prompt and the food lovely. Our clean room had been recently decorated and was quiet and peaceful, spent the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

what a lovely,friendly hotel. our room was spotlessly clean(as were all the public areas),bright and spacious and the ensuite shower was brilliant. staff were excellent at all times and we would highly recommend the balavil.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Confortable room, with a nice double bed. Travelling with my girlfriend through Scotland, we decided to stay in this hotel for the night and that was really a great idea. The guy in the reception and the two who served us breakfast the next morning were quite friendly and receptive, and our stay was therefore enjoyable. They seemed to have... More 

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Kinghorn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Although we were staying else where in Newtonmore, this hotel was our local for the 2 days and nights we stayed. Staff were very friendly and cheery, menu looked very appetising although we did not eat here. A little gem hidden and not widely publicised is the swimming pool, we were allowed to go and have a look, nice small... More 

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Moffat, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a wonderful 3 night break (by coach) at the Balavil Hotel for Hogmany, this is our third visit and we are absolutely amazed at the massive improvement each time.. As in my previous review this is a warm friendly highland hotel where the staff are totally professional and their aim is complete satisfaction for their guests, however on... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was our first visit to a homely, welcoming, family run hotel. The staff were helpful and friendly, the beds were comfy and the food was excellent. A Scottish lodge "feel", with traditional fare on offer as well as other choices all added to the experience. The surrounding mountains, white with snow were very atmospheric. All in all a good... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Spent New Year at the Balavil Hotel, and could not praise it highly enough. We were made most welcome by the Management team and Staff. The rooms were cosy with comfortable beds - nice bathrooms with roomy walk-in shower. All credit to the Chefs and kitchen staff - the food was excellent. We had entertainment each night which was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited over new year with my husband and a coach party of 46 guests. The hotel was very comfortable and rooms were spotlessly clean and warm. Food was absolutely delicious on all 3 nights at dinner. Varied menu and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Breakfast was also very good. A huge thank you to Fraser, Eddie and... More 

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