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Gowanlea Guest House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Very comfortable, very clean, great brekkie. Easy to find and Andrea was very welcoming and nothing was a problem. Stayed two nights as part of a cycling Trip and would definitely recommend. Storage for the bikes was great, some good pubs within staggering distance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stayed at Gowanlea overnight when traveling to the Highlands, and after reading so many good reviews were very hopeful of a good stay. Our room was very clean, very tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. Some form of heating in the bathroom would have been appreciated as it was a cool wet night, but there was none - and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Had a short and sweet one night stay here a few months ago. Our room was spacious with a very comfy bed, the bathroom was modern and clean, our host was very accommodating and breakfast was excellent! Would highly recommend, especially for such a reasonable price. Could not fault!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful home in a great location just outside the busyness of Balloch...charming host, and the breakfast was the best we've had in Scotland. We felt pampered and very welcomed. We can't recommend Gowanlea strongly enough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great, welcoming B&B with spacious, clean rooms and lovely breakfast with a wide choice of menu. Andrea was a perfect host and gave us a great start to our trip North. Highly recommended for visitors to the area

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

The whole guest house is dated and needs a revamp and alot of maintenance. Our room was spacious with a double and single bed but the bathroom was the smallest ive ever seen toilet next to the burning hot towel rail tiny wee sink that was blocked, the tap leaked and once the water eventually drained away it spat back... More 

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Andie69, Owner at Gowanlea Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Sadly, a blocked sink is something we cannot forsee and I did try my best to solve the problem by fixing it once it was brought to my attention during your stay. The showers have built in pumps which can be noisy, but this is to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely guest house in a great location, very close to centre. Had a fantastic stay. Breakfast was lovely. Huge portion of smoked haddock and poached eggs cooked to perfection. Andrea was a lovely host very helpful and couldn't do more for us. Definitely recommend and will return when next staying in Balloch .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend this b&b to anyone looking to stay in balloch.John&Andrea are wonderful hosts,they really know how to make you feel at home.the breakfast is top class whether it be the full Scottish or smocked haddock with poached eggs.thank you for making our stay so welcoming

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I stayed here with my family from 18th to 20th December and have to say it was fantastic. Andrea couldn't do enough for us and the breakfasts were fantastic I highly recommend the porridge. The rooms were a good size and it was also good to have a visitors sitting room which we made use of. I would highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It's was amazing everything to do you weren't board u all so got to go to see Santa for the kids to great place to eat out as a family drive in movies Gowenlea guest house was amazing to stay at stay were truly amazing showed us to our rooms gave us the breakfast menu there were a lot of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gowanlea welcomes you to stay and enjoy the surrounding of Loch Lomond. We offer a large selection of breakfast choices from the traditional cooked to smoked salmon and my favourite pancakes, syrup and bacon. Gowanlea accepts pets on prior notice and we're happy to accommodate where we can; we look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gowanlea Guest House

Address: Drymen Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8HS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > West Dunbartonshire > Balloch
Price Range: $71 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gowanlea Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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