This was a lovely bed and breakfast, would definatley recommend using a room with a sea/loch view, it is well worth it. We were there out of season, but was made to feel very welcome by Norman the host, and he was happy to suggest things to do. There was information packs containing local tourist info, and local restaurants' menus, which was a great help, as we landed up at a bit of a dodgy place the first night!
Would recommend heading up to Plockton for food, the Plockton Inn was lovely and very busy when we were there, delicious menu, and we could have easily gone back again, but decided to go to the more up market and costly Plockton Shores instead.. admittedly it was out of season, but the place lacked atmosphere, and was very quiet. Food lovely though, but no better than the cosy Plockton Inn round the corner in our opinion.
Back to Balmacara... the breakfast menu was plentiful, and we tasted the best black pudding ever! Norman cooked it freshly each morning and was very attentive without being over bearing.
Our room was above the dining area and looked over the sea. The bed was very comfy and there was tea/coffee facilities, satellite tv and free wifi! The bathroom was lovely with a big bath tub and powerful shower- would recommend to bring bubble bath, there was bath salts supplied however.
On departing, we thanked Norman for his hospitality and he recommended that we come back again in May before the migies arrive! Something we will certainly bear in mind for the future.....
- Also Known As:
- Balmacara Mains Guesthouse Hotel
- Balmacara Mains Guesthouse Hotel Balmacara
- Balmacara Mains Guesthouse Lochalsh
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waterfront contemporary boutique B&B Guesthouse on the shores of Loch Alsh with great views to Skye. Great base for touring the Isle of Skye, and the Lochalsh peninsula. All rooms high quality, en suite, and with own private entrance. Near Plockton and Eilean Donan Castle also. ... more less