Most of what I would say is covered in other reviews, our room was large and clean but the furniture was awful. Double room but 1 rather uncomfortable armchair and a backless seat for the dressing table. Bathroom clean as were towels, but very much a make do and mend look about it. No hot water initially but did eventually get a dribble of warm water after tap had been running for ages. Getting a shower was quite unpleasant as the water pressure so poor, it was a case of warm, icy, scalding etc etc, kept having to move about according to the temperature. No wifi or phone signal - felt very let down by tiny portable TV which still shows in adverts for hotel as Satellite TV in all rooms - pure misrepresentation - if it had said Bakelite TV in all rooms it may have been closer to accurate. Only 4 channels and 1 of them BBC Wales? Hotel closed between hours of 11am - 3pm - so no heating or hot water as far as we were aware. If you go out and think you will be back before 3pm ask for key to get back in. We did get a key to get back in as this was planned as a resting day on our trip, so we knew we would not be out all day. Did worry us though when we got back as I am sure we were breaking some safety rules by being in the Hotel without anyone knowing we were there.Breakfast was average and after looking at dinner menu we went into Kyle to eat, better choices there. I know this hotel relies on coach parties which is easy for them as they are in - fed, bed, fed and then on their way whilst the casual tourist needs more attention, but I think unless they up their game somewhat and give what they advertise, the casual tourist will be staying away. Incidentally whilst at reception I saw the "rack prices" for rooms and breakfast - very expensive springs to mind. Definitely not an unpleasant experience, as I say not bad, but would not go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Balmacara Hotel is situated on the shores of Lochalsh, with constantly changing views over the sea to Skye. Perfectly situated to explore this breathtakingly beautiful part of Scotland, the hotel is approx. 3 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, the Skye Bridge, and Eilean Donan Castle. The Hotel enjoys an outstanding location for touring and provides an ideal leisure break destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmacara Hotel Lochalsh