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“Great family hotel”
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Balavil Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newtonmore
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great family hotel”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Stayed here for a four night stay with our three boys. Staff were very friendly, hotel was clean and comfortable and a fantastic location. Came away felling very relaxed, the owner and his wife are genuinely nice people who made us feel very welcome, nothing seemed too much trouble.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for a month while working at the Cooperative. We can only say this is one of the most friendly, helpful and welcoming hotels we have stayed in. Fraser and his team found nothing to much bother and made this a most enjoyable stay while working away from home for such a long period of time. The meals were excellent and the rooms were spotless. We would definately recommend this hotel to anyone whether it be for a family break or on business. We would just like to thank Fraser and his staff for looking after us all so well.
From all the boys in the Coop team.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2012

The hotel was excellent for us. it has a medium size swimming pool for the children which kept them entertained. Food was really good & reasonably priced. The manager was very attentive & nothing was too much bother. Also had a big car park accross the road from the hotel. The rooms were clean & of a decent size, there was a little work going on inside the hotel but this did not detract from a very enjoyable stay.Will definitely stay here again when we go back up north.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Wick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

As a born and bred Newtonmore man(left home at 15) it is great to see the Balavil back in the hands of the Coyle family.Spent two nights and the differance in the hotel since Fraserv took it over has to be seen to be believed.
Hospitality first class,staff excellant and very friendly and the food excellant.
Great to see the place buzzing again and look forward to returning as often as possible

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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highlands
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

Local to the area and went for a meal to check out the new bar menu. Honest bar grub with good portions and excellent value for money! The real winner was the excellent service received! The owner obviously very competent and knows how to look after his customers! Other staff very attentive and well mannered. Will be back and will recommend to friends!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2012

We usually stay at the Glen Hotel for our hill-walking breaks in Newtonmore, but thought we'd give the Balavil a go because of the great deals. The hotel is clean and tidy, our room on the ground floor was comfy (maybe a bit too warm, even with the heating turned off) with TV and tea/coffee. The hotel bar is a bit quiet, but there was a good selection of beers and whisky. The Shinty public bar is also part of the hotel and has a good atmosphere with juke box music. There is a swimming pool too, unusual in this part of the world, but good for families if the weather is uncooperative. Food is plentiful, buffet breakfast, and waiter service dinner. Dinner menu was good for a small hotel, better to have a small selection of well cooked food, than a vast inedible menu. (The west coast seafood bake was great).
Located just off the A9 in the Highlands, the area is great for hill-walking and mountain biking.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2012

A friend and I have just spent Hogmanay at this hotel and were very impressed. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, excellent staff and the owner was "hands-on" and most attentive. The food was delicious. Couldn't find fault with anything.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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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 3 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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