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Balavil Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, clean and just what we needed for a wee break. Nothing fancy but with an amazing whisky collection! Food was better than pub grub and nice and hearty. And having a lovely pool (all to myself at 8am) was partcularly great for me!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to stay this hotel while in aviemore must say the staff were lovely very friendly the rooms were nice too very comfy swimming pool was a great extra very relaxing place overall meals were nice also the only thing that was wrong was the 2 single beds put together but not zipped up as they should have been will... More

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Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in here for a one night stay while on business. Staff very pleasant and helpful, room clean and comfortable food good - helping not massive but adequate, could have done with another potato.Very keenly priced - fantastic value!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently stayed in the Balavil with my husband and 10 month old baby. The service was fabulous and the staff were very helpful, particularly in catering for a baby. The indoor pool is an excellent facility and the rooms were well suited to our needs. We will definitely return.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We just returned to Glasgow from a weekends trip for our 8 year old, to Landmark Forest Adventure, and we stayed at this hotel as Aviemore was more or less fully booked, That was our blessing in disguise. This was a lovely experience, every member of staff we met, catered for our every need, and more, and were only too... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We recently spent a night at the Balavil travelling with friends, we were made to feel very welcome and were allocated a nice room which appeared to have been recently refurbished. The room itself was spotless with 2 comfortable chairs and a nice flat screen television The bathroom was likewise spotless and recently refurbished. Dont expect expensive toiletries etc to... More

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Booked up with Fraser for a business stay for myself and colleague. Really good value single room. Spacious. Could probably not find such a good price for B and B in the Highlands in June in another hotel. Beds were comfortable, plenty hot water. Ate at the hotel on second night and had really good service from young, focused, local... More

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Lincoln UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed in a few hotels in May on a tour of the Outer Hebrides, and stayed here on the way home. the hotel is clean and tidy, cannot fault the assistance when asking for an iron and ironing table, the staff on reception carried it up the stairs for me. Our room consisted of a large airy room with double... More

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Arranged a weekend of golf and meeting up with old friends. The Balavil was our base and we played Kingussie on Friday and Newtonmore on Saturday. Fraser met us on Friday at reception and his warm welcome was the start of a wonderful weekend. The hotel has the most friendly staff I have come across. Everything is dealt with fast,... More

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Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I was looking on websites all around to find a good place to stay and this place kept popping up.. Couldn't find many complaints at all!...Went and Stayed there with my fiancée and 2 kids, the greeting was brilliant and was made very welcome, excellent to start off with but then it started.. Used the pool but it was freezing,... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I would like to take the time to respond to each of your issues. We apologise if you did not find the pool comfortable. We keep it at a regular temperature of 32 degrees. This is checked multiple times daily. I personally was in the pool and sauna with a... More

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Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Newtonmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Balavil Hotel 3*
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Balavil Hotel Newtonmore, Scotland

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