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Fort Worth, Texas
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227 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We loved the room and the windows that opened up directly to let the night breeze come in over the loch. Food was just so-so compared to the excellent fare we had elsewhere, and the shower was probably the worst shower either of us experienced in Scotland. Why is it that a country with so much water can't get the... More 

1 Thank Lydia S
Barcelona, Spain
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249 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

As in Skye was almost everything full, this hotel which is just in front of the island was also too expensive for what it is. The room was big and with nice views but a bit worn out, it needs a bit of renovation or cheaper prices.

1 Thank tizibcn
Marlborough Ssounds New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very hospitable friendly staff, clean well appointed rooms. Lovely view towards the water. Great value nice breakfast only complaint a young waitress had very noisy shoes spoils the tranquility. This Hotel is on the main road leading up to the bridge of the Isle if Skye about 10 minutes before.

1 Thank duffyclyde
Kristiansand, Norway
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Good solid old fashion hotel. We did not get much of a view. Too bad because the suroundings are breathtaking. The hotel stadf was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and ok size. Rooms are a bit worn down. Other than that it was good. Price was ok, breakfast was great.

1 Thank hambouger
Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Hotel is wonderfully located across the road from the Loch Aish. Clean with large and comfortable rooms, very comfortable beds. Ours had a great view of the Loch. Staff helpful and plessant. Good tasty breakfast.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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116 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

My wife loved this hotel and thought it was charming and quaint. I had a somewhat more challenging time with the amenities. The wifi did not work in our room, so I had to go to the lobby to get connected. The internet speed was very slow, but perhaps that's what one gets in the Scottish highlands. The shower set... More 

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Buenos Aires
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not impressed with this hotel. The location is perfect but the accommodation was absolutely awful. The room was little more than a box room with a single bed pushed against the wall. Their was no bedside cabinet because the bed was level with the door and there was no chair in the room because there was no space for one.... More 

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Thurmont, Maryland
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

we were here as a stop with a tour group, and our triple room was two twin beds and fold out cot.. not to comfy for our daughter,, but the view from our room was fantastic! The other family room was also a triple with a fold out, but a deck looking out at the water.. so I guess the... More 

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My partner and I chose this hotel at the last minute but so glad we did, as although we only had a 1 night stay l, we found it to be very comfortable, reasonably priced in a convenient location with beautiful views! Friendly service, good food, a clean large sized room, would highly recommend!

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Positives: Location was good, view from the room and the restaurant was amazing. Arrived late and just as the restaurant had closed for dinner. But staff went over the top to ensure that we had a delicious hot vegetarian meal; we were very grateful for how accommodating they were. Breakfast was also great, with good options for vegetarians. Staff were... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €116 - €198 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 35geo, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pick one with a loch view and on the upper floor as the view is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles iainm521, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the best rooms were in the annex attached - looking out on the water”
 of 5 bubbles 310susanw, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelc708, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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