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“Under New Management”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Balavil Hotel

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Balavil Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Newtonmore
Certificate of Excellence
Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Under New Management”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

I recently visited the Balavil Hotel for a Buffet Meal and general celebrations after Newtonmore won the Scottish Cup at Shinty. The hotel has really turned around since ownership changed a couple of months ago and it was great to seeing it being run and managed successfully again with warm and welcoming staff who could not be more accomadating.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

I stayed there with my daughter and my partner from the 9th to the 11th of September. The hotel was very welcoming and the staff were fantastic. The lady who was on reception when we arrived was great and was brilliant with my daughter throughout our stay. We were given a family room which had a very comfortable double bed with bunk beds. The room was clean and was a great size. There were areas of the hotel where the decor looked dated but as previously mentioned we were also told that they were going to undertake a re-furbishment. The pool was clean an great fun for my daughter. This was my second visit to the Highlands this year and both visits have been very good. Newtonmore is a great wee place and the Folk museum is well worth a visit ( couldn't believe that it was free!)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

My wife and I, part of a coach party of approx 40, stayed here for 4 nights from 29.8.11.The staff were extremely welcoming on our arrival, our room was comfortable, clean and warm, the dining room is excellent, the food was extremely good, the staff helpful and friendly and all local to the area. Creaky floorboards were a very minor problem.The hotel is under new ownership and we understand it will close during the coming winter for a full re-furbishment. We enjoyed our stay and are happy to recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Balavil Hotel

Property: Balavil Hotel
Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Newtonmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Newtonmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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