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Balavil Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL , Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Newtonmore
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Mark S Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although not staying at the hotel, friends had recommended we eat at the hotel. We had an evening meal for 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) and we're delighted with the staff, they were accommodating and friendly...and despite 2 coach loads of guests arriving at the same time, were able to sort food without any delay at all. Our food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with a group while touring the Highlands. Our room was in the newer part of the hotel on the ground floor. Clean room with double bed and spacious bathroom. Very quiet at night. Breakfast was plentiful, cooked items where served. Dinner was great, a very good kitchen. Evening entertainment was presented by Mr. Capone, a great guitar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with a group for 4 nights. We had a room in the newer part of the hotel on the ground floor which was spacious and tidy. The breakfast was everything you could wish for and so was dinner. A very good restaurant indeed. If you are lucky you might enjoy evening entertainment with Mr. Capone!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a lover of modern history, you could evidently understand my absolute delight when we found that the hoteliers with who, we were staying had obviously also heard of my passion for the arts and had provided us with not only a room decor from the 1990s, but thankfully the furnishings to match. To say I was relieved was an... More 

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EdinburghRob, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Linnen, We were very disappointed that you decided to follow through with your review after my recent interaction with you, where you threatened myself and my manager after demanding more money from us. My encounter with you began at 1am when you called our hotel emergency line where I asked you to come to reception in the morning... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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fraser c, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of the Balavil Hotel. We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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fraser c, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Balavil Hotel. We greatly appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

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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fraser c, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Hotel. We very much appreciate you lovely comments and hope to welcome you back to the Balavil Hotel in the future. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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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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fraser c, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on the Balavil Hotel. We appreciate the lovely review you have written. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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fraser c, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on the Balavil Hotel. We greatly appreciate all comments. More 

Kinghorn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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