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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel - the first time being about 6 years ago and not a lot has changed, in fact some things have got a lot worse. On arrival the manager was very friendly, showed us to our rooms etc and he was very pleasant and happy to help so it seemed like...

3Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This hotel is in a wonderful location overlooking the loch. We arrived late in the evening but were able to get a very nice dinner in the restaurant. The public areas of the hotel are very modern, bright and airy. The bedroom we had was quite dated, old-style furniture and a very small TV, though the bathroom was modern. However,...

Thank janeybgood
Reviewed 10 November 2013

My Husband and I stayed here for three nights whilst exploring the highlands. The Hotel was a great base for visiting Eileen Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Skye, Plockton etc. We had a first floor front facing room with an amazing view. The room was a little tired but it was very clean and had the facilities we...

Thank Nikki L
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This was a comfortable hotel. The rooms were of a good size, clean and well equipped. The beds were comfortable. The corridors were decorated in a blue/green tartan - mot eye-catching. The food was good and there was plenty of choice. The hotel is situated near the bridge onto the Isle of Skye so it was easy to sight see....

Thank Paddy S
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Most of what I would say is covered in other reviews, our room was large and clean but the furniture was awful. Double room but 1 rather uncomfortable armchair and a backless seat for the dressing table. Bathroom clean as were towels, but very much a make do and mend look about it. No hot water initially but did eventually...

2Thank silverjubilee25
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2013

As a group from all over the UK we have two weeknds a year hillwalking in the highlands. We've stayed at many hotels and inns and so far as I can recall this is the first time that there was a unanimous view that it was excellent. The hotel had a real can do approach. The rooms are spacious, recently...

Thank Plenderleith
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We had originally booked into another hotel but the proprietor had to cancel our booking. They recommended the Balmacara. We had a room with a French window opening onto a terrace with views across the loch to the Isle of Skye. It was particularly beautiful on a clear September day. The dinner and breakfast was good and there was a...

Thank Zed1944
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Having read the reviews I was pleasantly surprised with this pace. Our room was lovely and at the side of the hotel had a fabulous view. Manager seemed to do everything running here and there. Nice little bar and the food was good homemade fare. Very useful Spa shop next door.

Thank Laura C
Lancashire, England
Reviewed 24 September 2013

The Blamacara was the 4th stop on our honeymoon around Scotland and we booked for 2 nights to give us time to explore the area and spend some time on the beautiful Isle of Skye. It proved to be a perfect base for us. The hotel itself is in a great position on the edge of a loch with stunning...

Thank Woody1961
Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Lovely location,with ample parking.Room was on the small side but very clean and tidy. TV reception/coverage very limited with no BBC 1. Poor water pressure from the shower. With the age of the property, there were creaky floor boards and doors but added to the quirky character of the hotel. On arrival. advised that they were a little short staff...

Thank Michael K

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Balmacara Hotel

Address: Balmacara IV40 8DH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochalsh > Balmacara
Price Range: $166 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmacara Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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“room number three has a good view.”
 of 5 bubbles 35geo, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pick one with a loch view and on the upper floor as the view is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles iainm521, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the best rooms were in the annex attached - looking out on the water”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles BiscuitBubbles, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on front of hotel face loch - we had room 42.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelc708, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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