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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Palombos for 1 night before hiking. Was very satisfied with the size of the room and the fact that they had towels (previous BnBs I stayed in did not provide). Easy 5 walk from the train station as well as 15 mins to the Loch Lomond Shores. The food served at the restaurant was also extremely nice,...

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the fabulous review. This makes it all worthwhile. I shall follow your advice on the laptops. We will reinvest. We had two but they passed their use - by date ! Please return soon. Thank you again. Franco

newcastle upon tyne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here en route to Islay.Simply the best haddock and chips I've had for a long ,long time.Freshly cooked,very fresh fish.great chips,the staff were excellent.I wanted to post this as a restaurant review,but that option doesn't appear to exist.All in all,highly recommended.

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for such a fabulous review. It makes it all so worthwhile. Thank you so much again. Franco and the team, please come back soon.

Rutherglen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

my wife and I went there for a couple of days for our wedding anniversary, and I have to say,it was a lovely surprise. all the staff were lovely, the room was immaculate, with great bathroom and shower facilities en-suite. breakfast was also great, and we had a lovely dinner on our 2nd day, highly recommend lomond whopper, best fish...

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

So many thanks for taking the time out to say so many fabulous things about our place. This is what makes it all so worthwhile. Please come back soon. Franco and the team

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Reception in a chippy, bed only made up after 2 requests,told to go away when we tried to check in as they were busy and short staffed,a shower that went from luke warm to cold, to hot to luke warm.Good breakfast. Call Alex Politzi fast.

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

My Word, thank goodness we do not get reviews like this in our B & B ! We would be out of business. Check other reviews please. We are not above a fish and chip shop. We are above a very well respected 40 cover restaurant which has received many, many awards (go to website and explore) where breakfast is...

Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dropped in for lunch on a whim, and were amazed by the best fish and chips any of us could recall! We shared a couple of orders between the 4 of us (it was supposed to be a light lunch!) and were so taken with the food that when we noticed the availability of deep fried Mars and Snickers,...

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We hope you come back to visit us. Franco

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I was a bit apprehensive about a room above a chip shop, but figured as I was travelling solo, I'd give it a chance. Was pleasantly surprised - it was quiet, no fish & chip smells, and looked onto the high street. Very comfortable room, good wifi and a lovely breakfast. Free parking available across the street, so a great...

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Syosset, NY
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Saw the Trip Advisor sign so I told my group this should be a really good place. AND IT WAS! I lived in the UK for 3 years and I'm pretty picky about my F&C, so we put in our order also noting there was Italian Food on the menu. Now I've always been a bit concerned about what the...

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this marvelous review. Makes it all so worthwhile. Please return to Loch Lomond and visit us again. Thank you so much Franco an all

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Such a treat! We saw on Trip Advisor that they do gluten free fish and chips and decided it was a treat not to be missed. It was well worth it. The staff are lovely and friendly, the service prompt and efficient. The report on the gluten free fish and chips with batter was crunchy, tasty and delicious. Would go...

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful response. Please come and visit. we are in the process of expanding our gluten free products. Would love to see you back Franco and all

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Had a lovely nights stay in this establishment. Décor and blinds are a little bit tired and tv could done with being bigger but everything else was great. Great shower, comfortable beds and loads of tea/coffee. Cheryl was brilliant checking us in and Doreen was lovely and nothing was too much trouble for everyone. This was the fourth hotel we...

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review. It makes it al;l so worthwhile for us all. We will also take negatives on board, it is only way to improve. Thank You again Franco and all

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We popped in during the afternoon of our visit to Balloch. The food we were served was delicious and they were very helpful as we were quite an awkward bunch! I have to say that having gluten free battered fish available is also a huge bonus! Thank you.

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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so much. I am pleased you enjoyed. After the summer season (was it a summer ?) we are going to be trying to introduce our own gluten free pizza and bread. We'll try hard ! Thank you again. Franco and all

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Palombo family, orginally from Italy, run Balloch's traditional fish restaurant. It's above this restaurant that the family have 5 beautiful Bed and Breakfast rooms looking onto the picturesque Loch Lomond town of Balloch. The Bed and Breakfast is on the main Balloch Road, a couple of minutes walk across the bridge to further restaurants/cafes/pubs and a 10 minute walk to Loch Lomond Shores (full of shops including Jenners, Loch Lomond Aquarium, National Park, Woodland Trails, Ceramic Experience, Loch Cruises, and more). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palombo's of Balloch

Address: 40 Balloch Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8LE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > West Dunbartonshire > Balloch
Price Range: RM283 - RM384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palombo's of Balloch 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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