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Palombo's of Balloch

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never write reviews but thought we needed to for this. Staff very rude and didnt listen to order, ended up getting it wrong. Staff ate chips then continued to touch food without washing hands. Then when we left there was a hair in the food!! Gravy wasn't available on a Saturday night at prime time. The second member of staff...

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

So sorry for your terrible experience. You really should have asked to speak to one of the owners, there is ALWAYS one of them there. I think a problem, especially one as critical as this is best resolved face to face and rectified. Social media and review sites are extremely helpful but do not rectify the problem especially when you...

Reviewed 20 March 2017

A gem of a place in the middle of Balloch, comfortable rooms above a fish n chip restaurant with a good pub on either side, what more could you want? Nice warm clean en-suite room, good food with great service and a chat with the very friendly staff, free car parking straight across the road covered by CCTV. Nothing was...

Thank Bigal4444
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

So sorry for late response. Thank you so much for such a great review. I do hope you return and visit "sunny" Balloch ! Thank you again and hope to see you soon. Franco and staff.

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice place to stay , you couldnt do better , lovely breakfast nothing too much trouble Franco and Moya and all the staff are great ,great location only a short walk to the train station for a visit to Glasgow , Edinburgh etc *****

Thank SusieBlue61
francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your marvellous review. This is so inspirational for us all. Hope to see you again. Franco and all

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Greeted by very friendly staff & the owner Franco we were shown up to the rooms which were lovely and warm on a cold day everything was clean & tidy even the hotel inspector couldn't have found fault. The food was gorgeous & plenty of it. Breakfast the following morning was freshly cooked as you arrived down for it so...

Thank kt2111
Knottingley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Needed a hotel with just a days notice as a last minute decision to go to a do in Scotland. Booked it and then looked at the reviews and was a bit worried if I am honest. But all that went out the window when we arrived. Had to check-in the restaurant bit which was very busy and the food...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us an absolutely amazing review. We are so glad you enjoyed and would love to see you return. Thank you so much again. Franco.

Reviewed 19 December 2016

I stopped by on my way to Glencoe from South. The owner is very kind and friendly. I quite enjoy the fresh fish and crunchy chips. I had fish and chips from a few chippers in Ireland and England. This one is good. I respect that they value sustainable fishing and hence only have haddock.

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

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. I hope you return to sunny Scotland (!) and visit us again. Thank you so much again. Franco and the team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 November 2016

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,...

Thank Chow_TW
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 7 November 2016

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.

Thank beejay493
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 2 November 2016

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...

Thank Pete H
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.

Thank ljs058
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...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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: RM327 - RM389 (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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