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Balavil Hotel

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Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL , Scotland
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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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coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for 4 nights while on a coach trip, we had room No26 on the front of the hotel, the room was spacious well decorated and was very clean also the shower was of good walk in size with hot water, food was excellent, staff were really friendly and very efficient, being a family run hotel nothing was of... More 

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

Although we never stayed here we had the most amazing streak and ale pie. It was so tender and tasty...... Exactly what the doctor ordered.... We were getting hungry on our way traveling through from Dunfermline to Inverness and stumbled upon this hotel.... What a find!!!!

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

Very warm welcome.Accommodation was fantastic, staff were lovely, food was amazing. As for the swimming pool it was utterly disgusting. We found a bug in the pool someone got it out but didn't test if the water was OK. The plugs in the showers were full off hairs and there wasn't even a life guard to supervise children under sixteen.... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed her for one night prior to a visit to the nearby Highland Wildlife Park. We were welcomed warmly, and shown to our room, a triple on the ground floor. We had 3 single beds. The room was a touch small for 3 people, but it was clean and comfortable, had a tv with Freeview and free WiFi. The... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing to remark on this average hotel. Very cold reception compared to the B&B's we had been at. Average hotel rooms. We were very disappointed by the breakfast, which had been excellent in all previous places in our one week trip throughout Scotland. We couldn't try the swimming pool since it was closed after 8pm.

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Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Overnight stay, .On Main Street in Newtonmore but noise was not an issue. Room was clean , bathroom needed a wee bit of extra attention eg , fan was in need of a clean! We ate in the bar , which was busy , food was good , staff were very attentive. Would stay again.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great time at the Balavil. Fraser and his staff make you most welcome. Room was fresh and clean and suited our needs. Food was of very good quality and kitchen staff have to be praised for the high standard. Breakfast also was very good with a full Scottish breakfast which set you up for the day. Wimbledon was on and... More 

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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We're here for a diamond wedding and the hotel did us well,from start to finish the staff were excellent,nothing was too much trouble for them. The food on Saturday night was good and the service very good,breakfast was the usual full Scottish and the rooms spacey,clean and bright. A big thanks to Fraser,Eddie and all the rest of the staff... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 June 26, 2015

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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