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Reviewed 10 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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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2014

First the good points - great location with views over the loch, and what appeared to be a recently added or refurbished room alongside main hotel - roomy and comfortable. Individual staff were friendly and helpful. However management policy and overall competence/training letting the place down badly. Hot water not available when first attempting to run a bath - though...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Well what can i say, from Amy on reception to Brian the chef i give top marks to a fine highland hotel , they wer busy when ii stayed but managed no problem even though only 3 of them (kitchen aside) ran the bar , restaraunt and the rest of the hotel, a trully fine hotel with great food and...

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

we were staying in a bed and breakfast at avernish so needed a place to have an evening meal.this hotel was just up the road so we went in. there was nothing on the restaurant menu that appealed to either of us so we tried the bar menu and decided on the roast dinner.i ordered beef my husband had pork....

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Very average hotel, excellent staff, excellent breakfast....bar could have been more comfortable if more fitting music played and not screaming pop music, there were no teenagers there! Bed mattress needs replaced in room we stayed in as it had no support.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2014

When we checked in the guy on the desk told us we'd been booked into a room that wasn't very nice and he would switch our room to a better one... good start I thought. The room seemed fine at a glance, a bit tired but nothing horrific. However, we soon discovered that the mattress was thin and hard (I...

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Nairn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The location is brilliant with views across the sea to Skye. Public areas are fine. Dining room service was generally good and as were meals, though desserts were just average. A big bonus was a Gaelic singing staff member to get a party mood going. Self service breakfast would be improved if tea/coffee was also self-served from hot flasks rather...

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scotskiers, General Manager at Balmacara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your recent experience with us. I’m pleased that you enjoyed our restaurant and our Gaelic signing waitress; your kind comments have been passed on. However I was very disappointed to read of the issues that you encountered whilst staying with us and this is certainly not the level...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 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: RM549 - RM941 (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.”
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“Pick one with a loch view and on the upper floor as the view is lovely.”
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“the best rooms were in the annex attached - looking out on the water”
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“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.”
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