We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gowanlea Guest House

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Save
Enter dates to see best deals
Check In Check Out
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
More options
View Deals
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
1 room 2 adults 0 children
View Deals
Close 
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 193: English reviews
Start your review of Gowanlea Guest House
 Click to rate
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night in the Gowanlea in February 2017, the room and decor were very tired looking and the room was not as clean as it could be, shower in toilet was like using a hammer drill and we felt if we used it in the morning we would be waking up the whole house, the shower cubical...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kevdncn
Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find this is a lovely place to stay warm and very friendly also very dog friendly the rooms are very nice and spotless some very nice touches duck in shower and teddies on the bed the breakfast is something to die for it so much choice I recommend the loch fine kippers Andrea the owner is very friendly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tina K
Glasgow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights. Excellent location, on the Main Street of Balloch where the pubs and restaurants are. Lovely breakfast, I had a cooked breakfast the first morning and scrambled eggs the next. The room was large and the ensuite was perfect. I would definitely recommend.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank moif10
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Would highly recommend this guest house, warm friendly welcome from Andrea clean comfortable rooms spacious bathroom. Good home cooked scottish breakfast which is really filling small off road parking. Staying here is like a home from home would definitely stay here again

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sheila C
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. Our room was lovely and clean. The b&b is in a perfect location for the pubs, restaurants and the shopping centre. Breakfast was lovely every morning. I had the Scottish fry up, which was very nice, the porridge one day which was made perfectly, and the last day bacon pancakes and syrup it was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LeonieJade
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Found gowanlea on line booked it for 4 nights, turned up and greeted with tea or coffee by andrea the landlady which was great,the house is very nicely decorated throughout,bedroom was all you wanted with a kettle, great on suite with shower, tv, and comportable bed, breakfast is brilliant,and andrea cant help you enough, would definitely recomend to others, is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anonymous12345y789
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Everything about the Gowanlea is fabulous. Andrea's welcome is warm and friendly. Our room was spotlessly clean, a really great size and more comfortable than some city hotels I've stayed in. The bathroom was excellent with a fabulous shower and again, was completely spotless. Fantastic value for money, particularly considering the breakfast quality and choice. Would really recommend the Gowanlea,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Johanna S
Warton, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Free parking, 2minute walk from Balloch Country park, Sweeneys Loch Tours. Lovely Room , Comfortable Bed clean and modern bathroom. Great breakfast with Real porridge. Wifi. Could of been a bit cheaper. Definitely Recommend........

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 12nigel07
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We had one night here as a stopover heading north. After a long drive we found Gowanlea to be a welcome and comfy place to rest and refresh. Our room was comfortable and clean with a large ensuite... And tartan carpet! There were several dinner options within a 5 minute walk and breakfast was as good as the other reviews...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wwwGlobeTrekker
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed September 12, 2016

As Americans, we are visiting Scotland for 5 weeks. This is our ninth B&B and probably the best yet. Andrea is well organized in welcoming guests, maintains a very clean guest house, and provides a huge variety of breakfast choices. My omelet was large and delicious, enough to keep me going all day. The room is orderly, clean, and tastefully...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pat M
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

32 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Balloch
1.4 mi away
Cameron House on Loch Lomond
7.3 mi away
Lodge on Loch Lomond
0.8 mi away
Queen of the Loch
Queen of the Loch
#1 of 26 in Balloch
391 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 mi away
Lomond Woods Holiday Park
0.5 mi away
Valhalla Bed & Breakfast
1.1 mi away
Sunnyside B&B
Sunnyside B&B
#2 of 26 in Balloch
294 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: $49 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gowanlea Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Gowanlea Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Gowanlea Guest House Balloch, Scotland
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gowanlea Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Easy access,good location”
 of 5 bubbles tinak353, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms seem to be well appointed .”
 of 5 bubbles Dooley220, Sep 9, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the rear of the guesthouse as there is some traffic noise from Drymen Road.”
 of 5 bubbles peterallen54, Mar 23, 2015 | Read review
“Parking was a problem”
 of 5 bubbles Eccles_1uk, Jun 1, 2014 | Read review
“Personally I thought room 2 was the best out of the three that my group occupied but they were all of a very high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles BirminghamMonkey1969, Nov 4, 2013 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question