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Balavil Hotel

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Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL , Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Newtonmore
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3 of 5 stars reviewed today
Jesus M Madrid, Spain
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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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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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 June 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
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 

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