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Balavil Hotel

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Oban, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice stay at the Balavil and we enjoyed a nice meal and good breakfast. Had a game of golf in the afternoon. Staff very friendly and efficient. Nice area to visit and only an hour from Inverness. Would reccomend.

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Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel and thank you for your kind comments. It's great to have such a beautiful golf course on our doorstep. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Newtonmore and hopefully we can welcome you another time.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's always a lottery going to a hotel chosen by a coach company but this time someone had done their homework and the Balavil Hotel turned out to be a pleasant, comfortable and very clean place to stay. It's a typical Scotish hotel building with a large, light, nicely furnished dining room and plenty of seating in the bar area....

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Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just returned from a 4 night coach trip here. Excellent hotel with very helpful, friendly staff and great entertainment on 2 nights. The room was very comfortable although the lighting could be improved upon as it was a bit gloomy in the bedroom. The food was very good served by polite and friendly staff but sadly the service was so...

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Had 4 nights here whilst visiting the highlands. Very friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. Lovely room good food and recommended. It may look a little ordinary from the outside but you wont be disappointed when you stay

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Fraser his Mum and the staff were just brilliant with all there help,they went above and beyond.Super hotel ,lovely food.,all in all a super experience..Will certainly recommend it to friends and family.

1Thank lindaeckman49
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Very good hotel if you want plenty of outdoor pursuits clean rooms very good staff close to golf course and has a indoor pool staff very helpful live music some nights and the food is excellent try the steak and ale pie would recommend this hotel if you are coming up to newtonmore

1Thank 982geraldm
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We recently spent two night at the Balavil Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pool was an added bonus! It is small but was nice to be able to have a swim. Some of party said that there bedroom was small but we could not complain our bedroom was great. The food at the hotel was really good and...

Thank Catriona24210
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of times as it's my favourite between aviemore & newtonmore. Lovely staff. Excellent pool to relax as a couple. Room above the front door was perfect! food is lovely, recommend the salmon, drinks are well priced with good service. really cosy hotel for a couple weekend away. Will return again at christmas likely :)

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were on our way back to our holiday house and we're looking for somewhere to have an early dinner, from the minute we walked in we were treated with excellence service. The tall lad with Glasses, sorry didn't get your name , was both professional and polite and nothing was too much trouble, even when we couldn't pick up...

2Thank Timbo5447
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We are visiting from Canada and decided to stay at the Balival. It has the traditional feel of old scotland with the tarten carpet and curtains. The staff are fantastic, helpful and very friendly. Rooms are very clean. Location is great whether you want to catch a shinty game, tour the highlands or just relax. Would stay again in a...

Thank Dave G

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Balavil Hotel

Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Newtonmore
Price Range: €76 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balavil Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balavil Sport Inverness
Balavil Hotel Newtonmore, Scotland
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