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Hereford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on our way back to our holiday house and we're looking for somewhere to have an early dinner, from the minute we walked in we were treated with excellence service. The tall lad with Glasses, sorry didn't get your name , was both professional and polite and nothing was too much trouble, even when we couldn't pick up... More 

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Thank Timbo5447
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We are visiting from Canada and decided to stay at the Balival. It has the traditional feel of old scotland with the tarten carpet and curtains. The staff are fantastic, helpful and very friendly. Rooms are very clean. Location is great whether you want to catch a shinty game, tour the highlands or just relax. Would stay again in a... More 

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Zarautz, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice hotel in a small beautiful town. Staff extremelly friendly and willing to help. We went for a walk and lost track of time so it was a bit after the kitchen closed, but they still served us a very nice meal. The pizza was FANTASTIC!!!! Lovely live music too.

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Thank Ele_viajes
Bolton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite shocked after reading the reviews and visiting this hotel. Went with a coach party and the quantity of food both at breakfast and evening meal was sparse.Breakfast offered choice of cereal or fruit salad which on the last day was mandarin orange and the odd tinned peach, cereal or porridge of which the salt content should carry a health... More 

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County Monaghan, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Newtonmore for 22 years now & this place just gets better ! You can't go by the Balavil hotel ! The staff, service, accommodation & facilities are the best of the best.. Always greeted with a warm welcome from Fraser & Karen (quality pair) Special mention to Mark, Craig & Cameron behind the bar who couldn't do... More 

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Thank Megan D
Zottegem, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel with friendly service is the perfect base for visiting the highlands. Rooms are clean and ours was certainly comfortable. The breakfast is served on the table and if you like something more like toasts, or honey, or ... , you just have to ask the staff and they bring it to you. For Dinner we could choose between... More 

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Thank Broekaert
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel with friendly staff and excellent service. The hotel Is tucked away in the beautiful surroundings of Newtonmore. Clean comfortable rooms and excellent food in the restaurant. Could not fault it. Great to relax and get away from it all. Would stay here again.

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Thank jojopunx
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My stay here was great, the staff made me feel welcome, hotel was clean. Great service from all associated with the hotel all the time, if anything was needed there was always someone on hand to help you out. Would recommend the place for a get away trip where you can relax and let your hair down.

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Thank Declan G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a fabulous week spent in the Scottish Highlands with my family we stay at the Balavil Annually, the standard of service remains next to none. Central Location and great food all for great value, always guaranteed a good weekend in the back bar, and a special shout out to Frazer, Karen, Craig, Liam and Mark who cater... More 

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Thank Ciara D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with a group of girls over form Ireland for the weekend. Couldn't fault the hotel went out of there way to accommodate all our needs. Rooms nice and big,clean and comfortable. Group meal in restaurant also, although big group all were served quickly and food brilliant. Great experience in shinty bar also. Deffo be back, until next time...up... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • 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
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Balavil Hotel

Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Newtonmore
Price Range: $102 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balavil Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balavil Sport Inverness
Balavil Hotel Newtonmore, Scotland
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