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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming pool”(19 reviews)
“shinty bar”(4 reviews)
“coach party”(11 reviews)
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
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3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stayed in August for 2 nights with our boys. We stayed in the family room which accommodated 4 easily, our room was clean and spacious. Great location for local attractions such as the folk museum and walking/biking trails. Further afield you have the Highland Zoo...More

Thank Jellybean750
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here for 1 night as we were visiting the Highland Wildlife Centre and Landmark Adventure Park. Couldn’t recommend this hotel enough. Staff were great. Food was excellent, I had Thai Green Chicken curry and there was loads of chicken in it. My husband...More

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have just enjoyed another great stay at the Balavil. We've used the hotel a few times now as a base for our walking in the Cairngorms. The staff are always friendly and welcoming with nothing seeming like too much trouble for...More

Thank rollandsausage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed at the Balavil lots of times. We love this hotel. The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly and there is lots for us to do with the kids. The family room we stayed in recently was finished to a high standard and...More

Thank Lindsey D
Response from Karen C, Owner at Balavil HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted to welcome you back and we hope we can do so again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd heard goo things about the restaurant, so we thought we'd give it a go. Yes, it was super busy, but they fitted us in. While the spaghetti was tasty, it was somewhat disconcerting to be given only a soup spoon with which to eat...More

Thank Liz d
Response from Karen C, Owner at Balavil HotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi Liz, Thank you for your second review regarding the soup spoon. Not getting a fork was definitely our mistake, which was rectified rather promptly. We are glad, however you did enjoy your meal that evening. We do offer Parmesan cheese and after speaking to...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Free Parking
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Things to do
Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$114 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#1 Business Hotel in Newtonmore
#2 Family Hotel in Newtonmore
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$114 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Business Hotel in Newtonmore
#2 Family Hotel in Newtonmore
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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daznlesley11
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Duncy | Reviewed this property |
Yes tv in bar
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daznlesley11
January 26, 2018|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 bars in the Hotel - one in the main area and a public bar round the back.. We also went for a drink in the Highlander Hotel, the Braeriach Hotel and the Glenesk Hotel. There aren't any other places to go for a... More
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jamiefalexander
August 11, 2017|
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Response from RBell92 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I would contact the hotel to be sure, however when I stayed they did have a separate building that the dogs could stay in.
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"Reasonable nites sleep, but kind of plain."
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"33 is on first floor walk in shower"
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"Best rooms are probably to the back rather than the road front."
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"Our bedroom overlooked the back gardens & all the bedrooms have double glazing."
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