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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 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Can't find enough good words to say. We (9 of us) were looking for somewhere to go for New a Year and came across an offer from the Balavil. 3 nights of bed,breakfast, afternoon tea, and 4course dinner with a glass of wine plus entertainment each night. Food was outstanding, rooms were very good but the hospitality of Fraser and... More 

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Achnasheen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We booked the Balavil Hotel for a family get-together (a meal for over 80 of all ages in the dining room). We were well looked after. The food was good. We were particularly impressed with the kitchen and waiting staff, who brought out hot and tasty food and didn't keep anyone waiting. A few of our folks arrived late and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Loved it at this hotel, 6 nights stay and felt very comfortable, at home. Food well presented, tasty and good portions, service was very good. We were fortunate enough to stay here while 'Thunder in the Hills' took place, hundreds (or possibly thousands) of Harley Davidsons rumbling through the Highlands, a sight I am really glad I didn't miss! The... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I so enjoyed this little place in Scotland so friendly and caring , went out for the excursions in the day on jones coaches which are so wonderfully comfy and the driver was so friendly and thoughtful. when we got back to the hotel at night we had tea and coffee waiting for us. the food was really nice and... More 

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