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Balmacara Hotel

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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“tour group”(7 reviews)
“isle of skye”(20 reviews)
“no lift”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
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3.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewstour groupisle of skyeno liftbeds were comfortablesized roomenjoyed their mealswould recommend this hotel to anyonemenu cardgrilled salmonspar shop next doorbefore dinnerloch alshrooms are bigeilean donan castlebeautiful view of the lochstayed here for two nightstwo night stay
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Lovely setting, friendly staff but totally chaotic. No draught beer at the bar, no orange juice, no lime juice! Room was clean but a bit tired looking and the shower in the bathroom was hopeless. No clean tables when we went down for breakfast, the...More

Thank June12smile
Reviewed May 17, 2017

A very good stop over on a Friday night, comfortable bar area with lovely views. Really nice quality food, I had fillet steak which was excellent and my friends had burger and chilli prawns which were delicious. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Although...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2017

Staff were friendly and helped with issues I faced. However, they did appear inexperienced, and resolving problems took a little while. Food at the restaurant was delicious, but felt rather expensive. The hotel has a lovely view, but the rooms are quite old and need...More

Thank joel_ellis
Reviewed May 9, 2017

This hotel has a great location - just close to the Isle of Skye and with a beautiful view. At the front desk we met a receptionist who seems to be there as a trainee as it all took him really long time. He didn't...More

Thank Vendula G
Management response:Responded May 10, 2017

Hi Veronique, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are trying to fix the problem you mentioned as soon as possible. We hope to see you soon again at our structure. Remove

Reviewed May 5, 2017

We arrived when the new booking system had broken down so a long wait for the room. The new staff seemed to struggle with customer service and they looked tired and unhappy. The heating broke down for 18 hrs resulting in cold showers which wasn't...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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$136 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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QA4ME
August 18, 2017|
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Response from jer b | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are hair dyers. I don't remember a gym, but great trips up into the hills for great views! Ask the servers in the restaurant. The access is on the left side of hotel.
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Sandy R
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Kristina M | Reviewed this property |
There was none in our rooms
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KCfromKCNY
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Charcot | Reviewed this property |
I did. It was a fine hotel with very good food, clean and comfortable. Should not be judged by what Americans are used to at home. It's not a large new standardized chain.
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"Room on first floor with 'sea views' over the loch and Skye"
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"Just don't book!!"
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"Ask for a room facing the Loch. No Air conditioning."
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"The double rooms are much nicer than my single."
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