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    Balmacara Mains Guesthouse

    Balmacara Mains Book Direct with us for the best rate | By Kyle of Lochalsh, Balmacara IV40 8DN, Scotland
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      2 adults
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          Overview
          • Excellent71%
          • Very good21%
          • Average7%
          • Poor0%
          • Terrible1%
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Wheelchair Access
          Pool
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          Balmacara Hotel
          211 reviews
          #1 of 1 hotels in Balmacara
           
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          368 reviews
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          Hartfield House Applecross
          48 reviews
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          463 reviews
          #1 of 3 hotels in Sleat
           
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          1 - 5 of 355 reviews

          Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

          We were in room 6, and the view was just gorgeous right across the loch. Bed was very comfy and big. Bathroom was new and clean. The breakfast was worth the wait - one of the best we've had all week. Plenty of parking. Watch...More

          Thank Klw2012
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Balmacara Mains sits on the edge of Loch Alsh in Scotland. It is directly opposite the Isle of Skye on the other side of the Loch. It has about 10 bedrooms, each with a high quality bathroom. Beautiful fresh fluffy white towels provided. Breakfast (porridge...More

          Thank DublinEdM
          Response from Aileen_Balmacara, Manager at Balmacara Mains GuesthouseResponded 4 days ago

          Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return to visit us again.

          Reviewed 21 May 2017

          We stayed 2 nights in room 3..a nice large room on the first floor with a sun porch that faces the loch. The room is located under one of the 2nd floor rooms and every step can be heard..take note if you are a light...More

          Thank DVPnSVP
          Response from Aileen_Balmacara, Manager at Balmacara Mains GuesthouseResponded 4 days ago

          Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and would consider coming back. You are very welcome. Thank you also for feeding back to us about hearing movement upstairs. We have recently had new soundproofing underlay and carpeting laid...More

          Reviewed 17 May 2017

          The location of Balmacara Mains Guesthouse can't be beat. It's right on Loch Alsh. Just up the road/driveway are the Lochalsh Woodland Gardens. Breakfast was delicious - some of the best smoked salmon I can ever remember having. Lovely views over the water. Our room...More

          Thank HikingGrandma
          Response from Aileen_Balmacara, Manager at Balmacara Mains GuesthouseResponded 4 days ago

          Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments our guests make very seriously. The room you were in has recently been recarpeted and decorated. As the new Manager here, one of my main priorities is paying attention to the fine detail and I would...More

          Reviewed 7 May 2017

          Stayed for 2 nights in May 2017 and the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. The room was really clean, tidy and well presented with a cosy, cared for feel. The views from the room and the breakfast area are simply breathtaking. The staff were really...More

          1  Thank David B
          Response from Aileen_Balmacara, Manager at Balmacara Mains GuesthouseResponded 16 May 2017

          Thank you for your comments. Our aim is to give our guests a lovely experience at Balmacara Mains. Glad you enjoyed it so much and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Breakfast included
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          • US$88 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 8
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          • Lochalsh >
          • Balmacara
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          wmwhite
          We are doing the train journey from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness on the 2nd of October and was hoping to stay in Kyle of Lochalsh on the Saturday the 1st October,have you a vacancy for a double room? Also before that we are doing the west highland line to Mallaig and thengetting the ferry to Armadale and bus to Kyle of Lochalsh ,can you pick us up at the bus stop? Also what is the price of the room? Thank you. Mary White
          31 August 2016|
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          Response from CarolynCBilly | Reviewed this property |
          you should email or telephone the guest house
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          mazzy20
          Can anyone advise whatroom 7 is like please?
          12 September 2015|
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          Response from Aileen_Balmacara | Property representative |
          Room 7 is at the rear of the property and is the only room we have that has a woodland rather than a sea view. It is a lovely large room with a super king sized bed and large en suite bathroom with bath and shower. You can... More
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          familyadventurer13
          We plan to be traveling in Scotland without a car, arriving in Kyle of Lochalsh by train from Inverness. We would like to visit Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye. Would this be a good place for us to stay or are the logistics of getting around without a car too prohibitive? Traveling in the summer. Thanks for your assistance!
          24 February 2015|
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          Response from Aileen_Balmacara | Property representative |
          Thank you for your lovely comments Cridhe65. We can collect guests from the train station. There are tours of the Isle of Skye that leave from Kyle of Lochalsh in the summer months and there are also bus services locally... More
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          Room Tips
          "Our room accessed from an external stairs and door. Good view across the Loch. For dinner, go to nearby..."
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          "WiFi was hit and miss in entire facility."
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          "All rooms have stunning views."
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          "Room 6 has a nice big window to see the loch from bed"
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