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Balcomie Road, Crail KY10 3TN Scotland
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Balcomie Links Hotel has enjoyed a major refurbishment and is now welcoming guests again. With a new fresh and contemporary look, every area of the hotel has been upgraded. All bedrooms feature Smart TVs, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryers, premium toiletries and ensuite shower rooms. The hotel is also home to an excellent bar and restaurant, where a cold beer, good food and friendly staff are guaranteed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Picnic area
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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ceejay wrote a review Jan 2023
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Lovely decor. Spotlessly clean. Helpful friendly staff/ service. Stopped in for some food at dinner time. Fish and chips was delicious. Partner had the macaroni with black pudding. Was really tasty. Can’t wait to come back. Oh also the rose wine was very good too 😃⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Easy to find and good amount of parking available. Kids menu/ plenty on menu to choose from. ...
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Eric F wrote a review Jan 2023
Grangemouth, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked this hotel on spec we were just looking for an new year break. What a find fantastic,great staff led by Annie the general manager friendly helpful and prepared to go the extra half mile. Hotel has recently refurbished and is modern clean and comfortable,and is in a great location close to the beach and costal path. Because they were hosting a new year bash there wasn’t any evening meals but recommended the nearby Golf Hotel where we had an excellent dinner and also had great staff and friendly customers. The new year bash in the Balcomie was great,atmosphere was tremendous and we were provided with snacks throughout the night,and the breakfast this morning was outstanding. We will definitely have a return stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is fine
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HJS492 wrote a review Nov 2022
Dunfermline, United Kingdom70 contributions23 helpful votes
Went for dinner with friends midweek. Building is really well done up but door was constantly left open by customers so was very drafty. Service was attentive and friendly and our dog was given water and some treats which was a lovely touch. Had tempura prawns for starter which were ok, could have done a proper dip to add to the flavour rather than coleslaw. My friends enjoyed their starters but mentioned the lack of seasoning. The table did not have salt and pepper on the table for us to adjust, and it always feels a bit rude to ask for it. I had a steak for main which was lovely, really enjoyed it but my friend had chicken and chorizo pie and it was really watery - looked more like soup that pie in the dish. Overall felt like the chef had not been tasting the food to check on the seasoning as they went. The hotel had not long reopened and hopefully the chef will settle in more, I will try the hotel again for food and hopefully they will settle into their rhythm.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Duty Manager, Other at Balcomie Links Hotel
Responded 1 Dec 2022
Many thanks for the feedback and we agree that door is draughty, so we've a door closer being fitted. It was removed as some of our less able bodied customers struggled with the weight but we've found a solution that should hopefully suit all and keep the chill out. I'm sorry you were disappointed with aspects of your meal but delighted to say our Head Chef is back after an absence. Since his return we have launched a new menu so can tell by the dishes mentioned that these were prepared by our temporary chef. I do hope you return to taste the difference. We do offer salt & pepper, including freshly milled, and it should have been offered to you at service, so I'll remind staff that this is a requirement and not an option. Once again, thanks for the feedback and please be assured we are listening and working hard on creating the best experience at The Bal.
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Andrew F wrote a review Nov 2022
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Stayed 1 night arriving a little late at 11:30pm . Staff were great even kept the bar open late for us to have a few nightcaps. Breakfast in the morning was superb our party of 4 can certainly recommend the full Scottish and Eggs benedict. Big thanks to the Balcomie Links team
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Top floor rooms offer the best view
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Response from Alan Bruce - Owner, Owner at Balcomie Links Hotel
Responded 23 Nov 2022
Thank you Andrew for the great review. Definitely hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Tony C wrote a review Nov 2022
This was the second time my wife and I have had dinner at the Hotel. The first time was with our two teenage daughters and the second time was just me, my wife and the dog, where we ate in the dog-friendly area. On both occasions the food was excellent and was always delivered by a friendly face. Even the dog was welcomed with a fresh bowl of water and a bag of dog treats, waiting at the table! Annie and her staff are very attentive and approachable, which adds to the relaxing atmosphere. We will definitely be back (again)!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Dog friendly. Great for food or just a drink! Best to book in advance if you plan to eat.
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Response from Alan Bruce - Owner, Owner at Balcomie Links Hotel
Responded 23 Nov 2022
Thank you! We'll look forward to welcoming you back soon. We're adding a few more friendly faces over Christmas and New Year, so definitely pop in to say hello. Thanks again for the review and your custom.
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Anne A wrote a review Oct 2022
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Full marks to Annie and team at the Balcomie. Dinner was excellent, and served in a lovely setting by very friendly staff. We booked a table in the dog friendly area of the restaurant and our fur baby found a water bowl and bag of dog treats waiting for him when we arrived. I would highly recommend and we will definitely be back
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alan Bruce - Owner, Owner at Balcomie Links Hotel
Responded 23 Nov 2022
So glad to hear that you enjoyed your night and delighted your four legged family member got a treat too. Hopefully see you again soon.
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Johnnyboy496 wrote a review Oct 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom103 contributions81 helpful votes
A massive shout out to Annie and the team who made us so welcome to this amazing hotel We were on an overnight stay using this as a base for the final section of our walk form North Berwick to St Andrews (in stages over 18 months ) Amazing fresh rooms, comfy beds and an amazing dinner using fresh local food. The Breakfast ( go for the full whack by the way) set us up for our final walk Well done guys will deffo be back
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Alan Bruce - Owner, Owner at Balcomie Links Hotel
Responded 23 Nov 2022
Great stuff Johnny. Thank you so much for the review. Hopefully see you back in Crail again soon.
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Martin S wrote a review Sep 2022
Shropshire, United Kingdom6 contributions
Crail and the 'East Neuk' are great places to visit ant the Balcomie Links Hotel was an ideal place for us to stay. We had a very warm welcome and exceptional service from Annie the manager and her team. Daniel in the bar and restaurant was a mine of local information. Both Breakfast and the evening dinner were first rate in a very comfortable and relaxing environment. Our hotel room, one of the designated pet friendly rooms, was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well presented. Our two dogs also received a warm welcome. All in all, we had a memorable visit and Balcomie Links sets a really high standard for comfort, hospitality and service. Well done and thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a sea view. The hotel has a small number of designated pet friendly rooms .
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Response from Annie Cullinane, General Manager at Balcomie Links Hotel
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Dear Martin It was a real pleasure to look after all 4 of you (including Mini & Connie). I do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back and of course, to maybe eventually, becoming your local!! Do keep in touch and in the meantime, trust this response finds you well. Best wishes Annie
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John M wrote a review Sep 2022
South Shields, United Kingdom1 contribution
Turned up on the doorstep and asked if they had a room for the night, everywhere I'd been was full. They had a room and I took it, I was tired and scruffy from a camping trip gone horribly wrong. The hotel staff were charming and sociable, helpful and good conversation. To my delight I found a well stocked bar and a restaurant with a chef that could cook a steak. The bar staff were jovial and when the found out I was on a fishing holiday they were immensely helpful with advice for the next days fishing. Thanks Ben. Breakfast was another cullenary delight with a lovely serving of eggs Benedict. Fed, watered and well rested I was on my way the next morning. I'm going back.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Annie Cullinane, General Manager at Balcomie Links Hotel
Responded 26 Sep 2022
Dear John Thank you for taking the time to share your findings after staying with us recently. We all remember you very well. I'm glad we were able to help you and it was great to have the chance to share Balcomie with you. Great to hear that you will be back - and we'll be waiting to offer you another warm welcome. Thank you once again and I hope you ended up having an enjoyable, pre-planned weekend. Best wishes Annie General Manager
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John O wrote a review Sep 2022
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
We booked this hotel last minute on-line. and surprised how modern it was compared to old photographs. The manager and staff are very obliging and professional during our short stay and despite only reopening in July it was very busy both with accommodation and meals. To conclude it is certainly a recommendation that I would suggest to others.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Annie Cullinane, General Manager at Balcomie Links Hotel
Responded 26 Sep 2022
Dear John Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us, which is much appreciated. As with all reviews, I have passed this on to our Team to ensure they are aware of your kind comments. I hope we have the chance to welcome you all back again at some point in the not too distant future. Thank you once again. Annie General Manager
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US$147 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandFifeCrail
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balcomie Links Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Balcomie Links Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crail Harbour (0.9 km), The Scottish Fisheries Museum (6.6 km), and Anstruther Harbour (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balcomie Links Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Balcomie Links Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Balcomie Links Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Balcomie Links Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balcomie Links Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cellar, The Cheesy Toast Shack, and The Rockies Restaurant.
Is Balcomie Links Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Crail.
Are pets allowed at Balcomie Links Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balcomie Links Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Balcomie Links Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cellardyke Harbour (5.8 km) and Mercat Cross (0.6 km).
Does Balcomie Links Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.