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Balmacara Hotel

28/06/2017 29/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good stop over on a Friday night, comfortable bar area with lovely views. Really nice quality food, I had fillet steak which was excellent and my friends had burger and chilli prawns which were delicious. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Although the bar had no draught beers on the night there were plenty of bottled beers...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a room at this hotel for a member of staff on-line, however later phoned to confirm the booking. We paid for it in full and added a dinner reservation & confirmed the time of arrival. Our staff member, a driver had been working from 5am and was just about out of driving hours when he arrived at the...

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were friendly and helped with issues I faced. However, they did appear inexperienced, and resolving problems took a little while. Food at the restaurant was delicious, but felt rather expensive. The hotel has a lovely view, but the rooms are quite old and need updated. All in all, I enjoyed my stay and would certainly return when in the...

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Prague
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location - just close to the Isle of Skye and with a beautiful view. At the front desk we met a receptionist who seems to be there as a trainee as it all took him really long time. He didn't give us any information about the services of the hotel, wifi, breakfast - nothing. When...

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Management response:

Hi Veronique, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are trying to fix the problem you mentioned as soon as possible. We hope to see you soon again at our structure. Remove

Hythe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived when the new booking system had broken down so a long wait for the room. The new staff seemed to struggle with customer service and they looked tired and unhappy. The heating broke down for 18 hrs resulting in cold showers which wasn't great after a walk in the highlands. Bar ran out of alcohol on the first...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location. Hotel looks clean and recently decorated including the lounge and dining areas. The room was good. Nothing special but clean, OK size. Shower OK too. Not sure if the hotel has been recently taken over but there were some wrinkles in the service. I warned that I would need to check in late and arrived just before 11pm....

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Hi Skyerunner, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are going to fix every problem you found to get the experience at our hotel always better. We hope to see you soon!

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Balmacara Hotel a few times but this is the first time in about 10 years, when we used to go it had just been taken over by a family and they had done it up, it needs done up again, it was old and tired looking the furniture needs replaced. The rooms are big clean and...

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Thank Kristina M
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Thank you very much for your feedback. We are doing our best to improve in every aspect and to solve every problem you mentioned, thanks for letting us know about your stay. We look forward to seeing you again at our hotel!

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Hotel very clean and tidy this is the first hotel in the highlands I have been in that has very good wifi looks as if just refurbished staff very good very helpful good walks around surrounding area only 5 minutes drive to Skye 10 minutes to plockton plenty of parking and a well stocked spar spar shop next door

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our room was quite roomy with a view out the window. We had two twin beds which were fairly comfortable. We had a storm the first night and the wind whistling outside sounded like a Canadian blizzard., We had 2 dinners and breakfasts here - all very good. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our TV wouldn't work and a...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I go up to Applecross often every year and like to stay near lochalsh as it is handy for skye and the road to applecross,,i find it hard to get a room up in this location and end up at the lochalsh hotel which is not the best place to stay,,this time i went on line and found this amazing...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Balmacara Hotel is situated on the shores of Lochalsh, with constantly changing views over the sea to Skye. Perfectly situated to explore this breathtakingly beautiful part of Scotland, the hotel is approx. 3 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, the Skye Bridge, and Eilean Donan Castle. The Hotel enjoys an outstanding location for touring and provides an ideal leisure break destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmacara Hotel

Address: Balmacara Hotel | Balmacara, Balmacara IV40 8DH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochalsh > Balmacara
Price Range: $183 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmacara Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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“It is a clean hotel that requires a do up and the customer service is not great.”
kristinam98, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“room number three has a good view.”
35geo, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pick one with a loch view and on the upper floor as the view is lovely.”
iainm521, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the best rooms were in the annex attached - looking out on the water”
310susanw, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room with sea views; check if shower pressure dips after a few mins esp during hours before b'fast and after dinner.”
BiscuitBubbles, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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