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Balavil Hotel

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Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL , Scotland
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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Burns night at this hotel with the Eagle Ski Club and stayed 3 nights. We arrived at 7.30am via the sleeper train and Eddie was on reception. He gave a warm welcome, checked us and offered us breakfast! Also after a long and wet walk Fraser put the heating on early so we could warm up and... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The first time I visited the Balavil it was with my wife and we were having a short break and needed a base for hill walking. This hotel was perfect. The staff are friendly and the environment was perfect after a day in the hills. Rooms are clean and well appointed. Food is great and there is a choice of... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Just back from a two day stay in this great hotel celebrating a wedding.Fantastic staff nothing was too much bother.Fantastic food, lovely bedroom and such a comfy bed. Will definitely be visiting again, thank you so very much Fraser for looking after us, it was much appreciated .

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Thank Sandra600
Perth Scotland
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

6 of us visited Newtonmore recently for a weekend break, and whilst there visited the hotel lounge for a meal and drinks. nice atmosphere, very attentive bar staff and a lovely bar meal. Very reasonable prices, and when in the area again, will be back

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Highlands
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Positives - quick check in, good wifi , friendly staff, breakfast was ok and the bed was comfortable Negatives - a very small dated room ( room 42 ) too small for a dressing table so you get a shelf and an old scratched wardrobe ( see photo ) The milk on the tea tray was off . I would... More 

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Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy all of your stay to us but I thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. There is no excuse for the milk, and I apologise for that. As your booking was made last minute and our Hotel was almost full, this was the only option for... More 

perth, west oz
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127 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This hotel is a blast from the past, a little tired, but not in a bad way, clean, tidy, shower pressure was our main gripe :) Otherwise, service, breakfast and location very good. We didn't try the indoor pool, but thought it quite extraordinary that they had one! Wifi was very good.

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Thank budgetbudge
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll visit us again and try out our pool. Our Hotel is closing for the whole of November for renovations and our shower pressure for the room you stayed in is being looked at and will be part of that renovation... More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Lovely hotel with the staff very welcoming. The rooms are very clean and the large double bed very comfortable with spotless linen throughout. Free internet and TV in rooms. Staff very welcoming and hard working in the bar and lounge area and the dinner was exception with a lovely cooked breakfast in the morning. Newtonmore is a lovely village, with... More 

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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If your looking for large group type of hotel at large prices, keep on going, if you are looking for a well run family hotel in a beautiful area, this is your place to stop. The staff are amazing, couldn't do enough to help, very friendly and knowledgable about the area. Really nice free pool for guests, good food in... More 

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Thank Peter H
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A pleasant warm, family-run hotel, with friendly helpful staff. The rooms in the newer wing where we stayed were clean,comfortable well-equipped and quiet. Breakfasts were good and the restaurant had some interesting classic dishes. The evenings brought in an interesting group of people and the live music was a bonus. Some really interesting people seemed to use the hotel as... More 

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Anglesey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I have just returned from a short break in Scotland with a friend. We were on a group holiday with a local coach company. As the itinerary was based on Railways, the Balavil Hotel was ideally situated.. The hotel facilities were superb, bedrooms very clean and comfortable. Food was perfectly adequate, well prepared, and staff very attentive. The indoor pool... More 

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Thank Nigel D
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review of our hotel, we appreciate it. We're so happy you had a lovely stay with us and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Karen Coyle More 

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