We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Gowanlea Guest House

TripAdvisorUS$97*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$97*
US$97*
US$97*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Gowanlea Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 196: English reviews
Start your review of Gowanlea Guest House
 Click to rate
Bellerby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

wonderful warm welcome the room was lovely and roomy and everything in you could want bathroom was gorgeous huge and modern.really convenient position gentle 2 minute walk to pubs and restaurants ample parking

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jacky011
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Excellent accommodation. Just arrived back home, this was a Christmas gift, and what a present. Clean, tidy the breakfast menu was very good, I so do recommend the scrambled egg and smoked salmon. The owners very pleasant, and Andrea went out of her way to inform us of places to go, especially a good butchers to buy our haggis to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank patricia f
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We stayed at the Gowanlea for a few nights while on business. Again, we needed a dog friendly B&B and for a very small supplement of just £5, she was made most welcome. The property is situated on a pleasant residential close to all amenities. We were met by the owner Andrea and were offered a hot drink when we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kanukujos
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed for one night in the Gowanlea in February 2017, the room and decor were very tired looking and the room was not as clean as it could be, shower in toilet was like using a hammer drill and we felt if we used it in the morning we would be waking up the whole house, the shower cubical...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kevdncn
Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

What a find this is a lovely place to stay warm and very friendly also very dog friendly the rooms are very nice and spotless some very nice touches duck in shower and teddies on the bed the breakfast is something to die for it so much choice I recommend the loch fine kippers Andrea the owner is very friendly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tina K
Glasgow
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights. Excellent location, on the Main Street of Balloch where the pubs and restaurants are. Lovely breakfast, I had a cooked breakfast the first morning and scrambled eggs the next. The room was large and the ensuite was perfect. I would definitely recommend.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank moif10
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Would highly recommend this guest house, warm friendly welcome from Andrea clean comfortable rooms spacious bathroom. Good home cooked scottish breakfast which is really filling small off road parking. Staying here is like a home from home would definitely stay here again

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sheila C
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. Our room was lovely and clean. The b&b is in a perfect location for the pubs, restaurants and the shopping centre. Breakfast was lovely every morning. I had the Scottish fry up, which was very nice, the porridge one day which was made perfectly, and the last day bacon pancakes and syrup it was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LeonieJade
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Found gowanlea on line booked it for 4 nights, turned up and greeted with tea or coffee by andrea the landlady which was great,the house is very nicely decorated throughout,bedroom was all you wanted with a kettle, great on suite with shower, tv, and comportable bed, breakfast is brilliant,and andrea cant help you enough, would definitely recomend to others, is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anonymous12345y789
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Everything about the Gowanlea is fabulous. Andrea's welcome is warm and friendly. Our room was spotlessly clean, a really great size and more comfortable than some city hotels I've stayed in. The bathroom was excellent with a fabulous shower and again, was completely spotless. Fantastic value for money, particularly considering the breakfast quality and choice. Would really recommend the Gowanlea,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Johanna S

32 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (5)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Balloch
2.2 km away
Cameron House on Loch Lomond
5.4 km away
Premier Inn Dumbarton/Loch Lomond Hotel
11.4 km away
Loch Lomond Arms Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 km away
Queen of the Loch
Queen of the Loch
#1 of 24 in Balloch
424 reviews
1.3 km away
Lomond Woods Holiday Park
0.7 km away
Valhalla Bed & Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gowanlea welcomes you to stay and enjoy the surrounding of Loch Lomond. We offer a large selection of breakfast choices from the traditional cooked to smoked salmon and my favourite pancakes, syrup and bacon. Gowanlea accepts pets on prior notice and we're happy to accommodate where we can; we look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gowanlea Guest House

Address: Drymen Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8HS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > West Dunbartonshire > Balloch
Price Range: $128 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gowanlea Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Gowanlea Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gowanlea Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Close to local amenities”
P7060WDpatriciaf, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Easy access,good location”
tinak353, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be well appointed .”
Dooley220, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the rear of the guesthouse as there is some traffic noise from Drymen Road.”
peterallen54, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Parking was a problem”
Eccles_1uk, 1 Jun 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
TripAdvisor
US$97* /night
View Deal
Agoda.comUS$97
Booking.comUS$97
PricelineUS$97
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates