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“Best Kept Secret in Scotland” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glenurquhart House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Balnain
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Best Kept Secret in Scotland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

Like an 18 year single malt Scotch, Glenurquhart House is meant to be taken in slowly and with a keen appreciation for the efforts of Carol and Ewan Macleod to make your visit the most special experience you have in all of Scotland. Secluded, yet within easy driving distance to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, this lodging offers the most comfortably furnished rooms and dining area available for such a reasonable price. Unlike many other places we stayed, Glenurquhart House offered a full bar and one could relax in the plush leather sofas and chairs and gaze out over a beautiful pasture and loch below over a dram. I highly recommend this beautiful spot to any traveler. There's plenty to do nearby, but coming back to this sweet haven is perfect for any traveler.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

We were during three nights by the end of July/beggining of August with my wife and my two children. I have to say that we were feeling at home, the owners were very kind taking care about any question that we had and giving us some interesting suggestions.

The food is really amazing. We were enjoying the typical continental breakfast and some home-made dinner meals during our days there. In addition, our familiar room was perfect; clean, quiet, big enough and with nice views to one of the sides of the house.

Again, in my opinion, driving a car like we did, is the perfect location, completely isolated to be quiet and in the middle of a beautiful forest, very close to the Loch Meikle but a few kilometers from Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness, also very close to Inverness.

We will recommend that house to our friends as there is something that is really difficult to evaluate, and it is how "at home" we were during three days and how upset we felt when we left "Glenurquhart House".

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2010

My partner and I stayed for three days in the Glenurquhart House Hotel in June. The hotel itself is beautiful and set in a stunning setting, with a fantastic room, reasonable prices, excellent service, great food and friendly throughout.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JammersDublin
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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

My husband and I stayed at a B&B in Lewiston/Drumnadrochit, but our hosts recommended the restaurant at the Glenurquhart House Hotel (Ghillie's Lair Restaurant) for dinner. In fact, they called over to the restaurant on our behalf to arrange a drive there and back for us. Very out-of-the-way (blink and you'll miss it), but lovely. We met some hotel guests in the lounge before dinner and our meal was splendid. We had lamb and beef - both delicious. Although we were the last to leave, we didn't feel rushed in any way. A real gem with a gorgeous view.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MelMcMillan
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ashford
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2007

we stayed for 2 nights and loved this hotel . the owner was very friendly, the food wonderful, and the views from the rooms were beautiful. couldn't fault it . we will definately go back one day.

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  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Glenurquhart House Hotel
Address: Marchfield, Balnain, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Drumnadrochit > Balnain
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Balnain
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenurquhart House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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