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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We popped in during the afternoon of our visit to Balloch. The food we were served was delicious and they were very helpful as we were quite an awkward bunch! I have to say that having gluten free battered fish available is also a huge bonus! Thank you.

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London
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like many reviewers I was apprehensive about being above a fish and chip shop. But in reality it was not a problem in the slightest. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the location was very convenient. The cooked breakfast was OK and the cappuccino was good.

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Thank Jeremy57
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time do a review for us. We need to know where we can improve and it is the customers who know. Thank you again and I hope you do return. Franco and the staff More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed just for one night here whilst travelling back home and found it to be a really welcoming stopover. The room was very clean and had everything you needed, there was free parking directly opposite which was very convenient for carrying bags etc to the accommodation. It is centrally located on the main road in Balloch and there are... More 

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

We all thank you so much for your fabulous review. This is what makes everything worthwhile in business. Being able to satisfy your customers. I hope you do return to Balloch and visit us again. thank you Franco and staff More 

Leeds
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with my 12 year old daughter as part of our recent Scotland road trip holiday, booked a family ensuite for 1 night at £58.50. The room had 2 single beds and a bunk bed, if the room was fully occupied it would be less than £15 each B&B - in a tourist area like Balloch I'd say that's... More 

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Thank pugsley1982
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so much to take time out to give such a very positive and eloquent review. It is this kind of response that makes it so worthwhile and the blinds are going to be replaced, you are right ! thank you so much again and hope to see you return. Franco and staff. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Palombo's offers a healthy meal, I had soup to start with which was hot but was dissapointed to find they did not serve Gluten free bread given that they advertise Gluten free batter with their fish. When the main course arrived I did not receive much attention, there was no follow up to ensure everything was all right, which it... More 

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Thank Kitcorm
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Sorry for tardiness of response. Your feedback is absolutely vital to us. We are going to be offering gluten free bread as we have been asked several times. i am sorry the waiting staff did not ask if everything was ok. That is partly my fault as I prefer to leave customers in peace to eat but I do ask... More 

Alexandria,Dunbartonshire
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Quick service , however chips are worst I've ever tasted , sorry No taste !! Would not recommend chips to anyone . It may be that other foods served are OK, but I did not sit in their restaurant and cannot review this

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Thank Karen3534
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Sorry for your bad experience Madam, this is the first time we have had a negative review for our chips. I do wish you would have let it be known at the time so we could resolve the problem, which is always possible when the owners are there. We sold 745 portions yesterday. Please come back again and try. Franco... More 

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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Sat in the restaurant, the table hadn't been cleaned and when we alerted them they handed us a damp cloth and a dish towel 😂. Sausages were massive but not a lot of chips and was luke warm, spicy chicken pizza was pizza with some chicken and Tabasco sauce over the top. Take away was really busy.

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Thank Kayleigh M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We stayed in this B & B for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. Room were spacious and very clean. Plenty of storage for clothes. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful. We felt very looked after and they couldnt have done enough for us. Very good value for money as we had a free breakfast both mornings! Breakfast was... More 

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Thank Ellie B
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review. We do hope you visit us again, you are so very welcome. Franco Palombo More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Room was spotless with everything you would expect from more expensive places. Staff were helpful, friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Breakfast was first class. Ideal location in balloch and for touring loch Lomond

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Thank Lynne D
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very positive review. We really hope you do return to visit us thank you again, Franco. More 

West Molesey, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as an overnight stop on our way to Inverness. It is just wonderful. It was a novelty having to check in in the chip shop which is below the B & B and owned by the same people. We were then shown to our large room upstairs by the very kind lady owner. It had everything we... More 

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Thank pieBournemouth
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this excellent review, we are so glad everything was O.K. for you. Responses like this make it all so worthwhile. Thank you again, Franco Palombo More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Palombo family, orginally from Italy, run Balloch's traditional fish restaurant. It's above this restaurant that the family have 5 beautiful Bed and Breakfast rooms looking onto the picturesque Loch Lomond town of Balloch. The Bed and Breakfast is on the main Balloch Road, a couple of minutes walk across the bridge to further restaurants/cafes/pubs and a 10 minute walk to Loch Lomond Shores (full of shops including Jenners, Loch Lomond Aquarium, National Park, Woodland Trails, Ceramic Experience, Loch Cruises, and more). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palombo's of Balloch

Address: 40 Balloch Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8LE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > West Dunbartonshire > Balloch
Price Range: $70 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palombo's of Balloch 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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