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Balmacara Hotel

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Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

My brother and now sister inlaw wedding day we arrived with the door of the hotel locked we rang the hotel and was told by the rude receptionist that the rooms weren't ready although my brother had booked from 12.30 some of the wedding party had to wait for there rooms On many occations my brother had said that our...

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

We have responded to these allegations in other reviews from this party. However, we now need to detail our experience. The food contained no nut product and, to repeat , on no occasion was the hotel informed of any allergy. Our e-mail and wedding pack folder confirm this.The Manager did phone for an ambulance and also for the police. Our...

Reviewed 1 September 2014

Stayed here for a wedding and it was terrible. Couldn't get into room when we arrived, yet we were told we would be able to when we booked. The staff were very rude and weren't very helpful. We had a meal after the wedding and the wrond food was served. The chef was told for the food to contain no...

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response.The hotel e-mail record of this wedding contains no mention of any advice relating to allergy in this party although there are notes relating to meals for children. We regularly receive clients with allergies and prepare accodingly. In this case no information was received. We have one pricing system in the hotel and since this was...

Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

we were at our sons wedding there this weekend,when we arrived the hotel closes from 11till 3 even when they were told the hairdresser was coming at 12.30 finally they opened so we could get in(that was bride bridesmaids flowergirl and myself)not very welcoming they were told that my husband had a nut allergy and Not to put anything to...

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response . The hotel was told at no point of any allergies in the party. We have checked all e-mails and there is no reference. We also checked the food served and there was no presence of nut product. We regularly receive clients with intolerances and prepare accordingly. In this case no information was received. Room...

Scotland
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We stayed one night on our way to Skye and our initial impression of the Balmacara was overwhelmingly positive. Our room was spotless apparently having been recently refurbished. It passed the Silicone/Grout and Shower Curtain Inspection with flying colours. The manager was exceptionally helpful, I commend him highly. The rest of the front of house staff were also of a...

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

That you for your positive comments. We apologise for your unacceptable meal in the bar and will address this issue with the Kitchen, with a view to reassessing our service that evening and the quality of the fish dish which was served to you. We will be happy to provide a replacement meal should you return to the area.

Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Excellent hotel. Great friendly staff. lovely food from the restaurant and excellent views over the sea to Skye. Great place to stay if you are heading to Skye for a day trip or just a rest stop after a fine drive from Inverness or wee trip to Plockton or Eilean Donan Castle.

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Avoca Beach, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Nice view of the loch, but it's not near anything at all, so there's nothing to do. I am too old to be down on my knees plugging in a charger to a power point under a radiator. We had to queue to get to the food at breakfast, and the choice was limited.

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologise for your breakfast wait. We will look into the location of this socket and prominence of others in the room.

Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Top staff very friendly , top food too. As a coach driver I stay in loads of hotels all over the UK and this has got to be the best for friendliness , helpfulness and the quality if the food is amazing. I can't reccommend highly enough.

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scotskiers, Owner at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in giving us this great review.

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We stayed here for two nights as part of a coach tour. The rooms are small and bathrooms a tight squeeze but that wasn't a problem however the room could have done with another hook or two for our wet towels. Electrical sockets are floor height. The dining room had a view to die for and the dining room staff...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We landed up at Balmacara Hotel by chance on the way back from Isle of Skye. The exterior looked inviting so we walked in and managed to get a room on the first floor. The rooms are huge, the property is recently renovated and there is a nice Bar as well as a Spar right next door. There is no...

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Our room was very clean but the decor was dated and the TV was reminiscent of B&Bs of 30 years ago (tiny, square, chunky). Breakfast was OK but nothing special. Staff were friendly. Way over-priced for what was offered.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $185 - $346 (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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