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Balachladaich Loch Ness B&B
Ranked #1 of 5 Dores B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Due to an injury I had to reschedule our travel plans just a week before we left. So I "accidentally" found this B&B and we really loved it.

When we arrived we were greeted by the bull. ;-) John opened the door and welcomed us with tea and cookies in the guests living room.

Balachladaich (rocky shores) is a brand new B&B, furnished and decorated with attention to detail and to ensure a pleasant and homely atmosphere: harris tweed, soft cotton linen, local showering gel and tea and coffee in your room accompanied by some homemade butter fudge.
An amazing surprise was our own balcony with a stunning view on Loch Ness.

Fiona and John are really doing there utmost best to give you a warm welcome, give a good advise and explain about the "Ness"environment and Scotland.
I am a vegetarian and there was actually only one cooked vegetarian breakfast: Scottish breakfast. As I ate this already in the previous B&B's I asked if she could change the mushroom option into an vegetarian option and she made a real delicious mushroom with cheese and tomato. Yummy.
And of course there were several non-cooked option as yoghurt, cereals, berries ...

The price is in UK-terms a good value, compared to our home country, a little expensive.

As we are not so into the British kitchen we asked for an Indian restaurant and got the advise of Rajah in Inverness, which is really worth a visit. They serve so delicious Indian food.

We felt so relaxed and at home, although we stayed just one night.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I stayed for one nite here and I must say it was quite special. Fiona and John are warm and helpful hosts who went the extra mile to ensure I felt at home. Together with the amazing location of their B&B right beside the lake to their spacious and comfy rooms and delicious breakfast, I must admit that this was one of the most pleasant stays I have had during my travels. I highly recommend Balachladaich to anyone looking for a perfect place to relax and enjoy Loch Ness and its surrounding beauty.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This B&B was the perfect long weekend getaway for my husband & I. First of all, the location was right on the shore-side of Loch Ness as advertised allowing us spectacular views both up and down the loch from all windows, especially our own balcony. The room was clean, tidy and tastefully decorated with colourful Harris Tweed pieces for that extra touch of quality. A comfortable, cosy bed, plenty of hot water, and a delicious Scottish breakfast to start each day with. All in all a comfortable relaxing stay.
Mr & Mrs Connor
Glasgow

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Driving along the shores of Loch Ness close to the village of Dores, we came upon the stunning and newly built Balachladaich B&B the entrance to which, is watched over by a very large but wooden Highland Cow!
This place has a view to die for and a very warm welcome awaits within from John and Fiona Cairns the proprietors. Our room was en suite, themed, comfortable and spacious with the added bonus of a balcony. A hearty Scottish breakfast is served in the dining room which over looks the Loch as does the guest 's lounge thereby presenting every opportunity for a sighting of Nessie! We will call again for more of Balachladaich's great hospitality.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank eric b
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Reviewed June 18, 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Balachladaich Loch Ness B&B

Address: Dores IV2 6XP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Dores
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dores
Price Range: $97 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new, purpose built boutique B&B on the beach of Loch Ness. The only bed and breakfast which is truly ON the shores of south Loch Ness. Three Double / Twin room and one Family room, each with ensuite facilities and private balcony or decking area looking on to the Loch. Unrivalled views from bedrooms and from the 2 luxurious guest lounges where books and games are available for use. ... more   less 
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