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Balavil Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newtonmore
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

I recently booked a room at the Balavil hotel for my Girlfriend and i, through late rooms we were looking for a wee escape for the night and were impressed by the really good deal we got for our double room. on arrival we were surprised to see a quaint what looked small highland hotel. It did look tired on the outside, however there was a gentleman on the side of the building re-painting so it was apparent they were making changes. when entering the hotel u were taken away old style cosy decor just what we were looking for a break from the city. Staff were all very friendly and helpful and we were shocked when we were told there was 52 rooms swimming pool and sauna facilities we will have to remmember our swim suits next time. The room was of comfortable size and had everything we needed and the en-suite was an added bonus. we had a lovely meal in the bar resteraunt which we could not fault. The balavil Hotel was a quaint friendly highland hotel and for the money we paid was fantastic value reccommend to anyone looking for abreak from the city

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stay one night for a party of a relative. rooms were basic but very clean and well maintained. Staff were vey helpful and polite. The homely feel made you feel welcome. The bar was full of character and a lovely place to have a free drink before our party. Perfect for what you would expect for the price! definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel with my partner. We come from a very busy area so its location was a perfect location for a short getaway from the city. We were greeted by a member of staff called craig who was very helpful and went way out of his way to help us. There was plenty of infronation about nearby activities.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Im looking forward to our next trip into the highlands.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Stonehouse, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Booked this as my son wanted to stay in a hotel with a pool. The pool is small but for the price we paid was a great feature. The whole hotel is very tired and in need of a coat of paint. The staff were very friendly and helpful however the rooms could have been a bit cleaner. There were some stains on the wall of our room which I didn't want to investigate too closely. The hotel is in a good location for touring around with lots to see and do in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We arrived at the hotel after a long drive, tired and hoping for the best. We weren't disappointed when greeted at reception by the owner, who made us feel at home at once and checked us in without any further ado.

The rooms are very roomy, with good quality furniture and large, clean bathrooms. We were booked to stay for two nights, but would happily have stayed for much longer.

The restaurant serves a good selection of excellent food. The steak is particularly good and the chef knows how to serve a rare steak. :)

It is a pleasure to stay in a family run hotel, where the staff have the time to teach you all you need to know about the local area - and particularly the local shinty club. THANK YOU for a great stay - we hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for many weeks while working in thr area and I found it to be a home away from home.The room was very comfortable and clean with lovely ensuite facilities.The meals were lovely and the staff were always so friendly and helpful.My wife also stayed here a number of times and loved the atmosphere of the hotel and the good food.We will definitey be returning to this hotel again when we visit Newtonmore in the future!Very central hotel for adventure weekends in the Highlands.A Gallagher

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Oban, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have now stayed in this hotel a couple of times as we have family in the area.
The hotel has recently been refurbished and all areas of the hotel are warm, welcoming and comfortable. The staff are friendly and nothing is a problem. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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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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