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Balcarres Guest House
Ranked #53 of 111 Fort William B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice Clean place, friendly hosts”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The place is great and so were the hosts. The rooms were great and the friends with us from USA were impressed. The guest house has a lake in front(though not directly) so if there's a lake facing room, nothing would beat that.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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norfolk
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

excellent b&b lovely room very clean. brilliant host very helpful and courteous. best veggie breakfast ive had.this is my fourth visit to balcarres would highly recommend this b&b great value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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ebbw vale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

i stayed here for one night and it was one night too many, there was someone elses used bath towels in my bathroom, the room was none too clean, cold when i first arrived. breakfast was okish, nothing special. i am puzzled as it has 4* rating,

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank kizzyEbbwVale
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tryphena55, Owner at Balcarres Guest House, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
We are sorry that this guest was disappointed with our service. If our guest felt that there was a problem they could have spoken to us with a view to solving the said problem. All guests are asked if everything was satisfactory at the time of departure so we do not quite understand why the issues were not brought to our attention.

As for used towels in the room this is out of the question, these are all changed on a daily basis and fresh towels are supplied for each new guest. As for heating each room has its own temperature controlled radiator that the guest can set at the temperature that suits them.

Once again we can only sort out a guests problems with our bed and breakfast if they come and see us at the time of their visit. We feel we offer a good selection for our breakfast with porridge, fruit juices, fruit salad, flavoured and natural yoghurt, cereal, full breakfast, smoked salmon, croissants and we also serve boiled, fried, scrambled and poached eggs.
We are sad that we did not offer a wider selection of food for this guest.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

just an excellent B+B. Fantastic host, fantastic view from the building. Breakfast has an excellent range of choices, and the fry-up was great. Would highly recommend staying here, and is great value as well.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Been there one night. Good place to stay (also with pet), close to town centre, great start for local attractions such as Ben Nevis or highly recommended Steall Waterfall....plus....stunning view from window in the morning :-) Overall A++++

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Calgary, AB, Canada
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

While this B&B was very good, I am not sure why it was awarded 4 stars. I think a 3 star rating would be better for this venue as a 4 star leads one to think you will get more than Balcarres gives. That being said, there is nothing wrong with this B&B. It is within a good walking distance of High Street in Fort William and is up on a hill so that there are some nice views. The rooms are rather small as are the bathrooms but everything was clean and comfortable. The TV reception left a lot to be desired, though, especially during Olympic coverage! The breakfast was very good and the hosts were accommodating. We also had a bagged lunch prepared for us to take on our hike for the day. I would recommend this B&B but do not expect 4 star accommodations!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We stayed a night. Just off the main road with a steep entry. Parking can be difficult. Good views of the loch from bedrooms. Okish breakfast. But overall a very comfortable and nice stay. Would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Balcarres Guest House
Address: Balcarres Seafield Gardens, Fort William PH33 6RJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Balcarres Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balcarres overlooks Loch Linnhe and the beautiful countryside that surrounds it. Situated at the end of a quiet road Balcarres is an ideal base for touring the highlands. An approximate 15 minute walk into Fort William town centre gives you an appetite for the many eateries that the town has to offer. For a relaxing stay, stunning views and a very warm welcome come and visit us at Balcarres. ... more   less 
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