We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Balmacara Mains Guesthouse

Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Balmacara Mains Guesthouse
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 299: English reviews
Start your review of Balmacara Mains Guesthouse
 Click to rate
Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 sleeper and the room is occupied. The host and staff were gracious and the breakfast...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 faced the Loch and was on the ground floor. We could hear people walking and...

Thank HikingGrandma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 friendly and the food is to die for with a great selection to choose from....

1Thank David B
Aileen_Balmacara, Manager at Balmacara Mains Guesthouse, responded to this review

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.

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Check-in worked perfectly, we dropped by during the afternoon, got welcomed (I liked the host sense of humor) and got our room keys, then continued our trip direction Sky for a small round trip (if you drive north direction Uig, the road after that village becomes narrow with traffic in both direction for quite a while, be careful). The room...

Thank Nicola M
Aileen_Balmacara, Manager at Balmacara Mains Guesthouse, responded to this review

Really happy to read of your enjoyable time at Balmacara Mains and in the surrounding area. Thank you for posting.

Reviewed 28 March 2017

The location of the B&B was great. Right on the water. It was too cold for us to do much more than look at it, but I bet it is great in the summer. The room we had was a water view, but the window was pretty high and had to stand on tip toes to see anything other than...

1Thank Staci A
Skelmorlie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just love this Guesthouse and try to come back every year if possible,it has come a long way since it's art in 1991 but is still the friendliest G/house staff always so very helpful,Breakfasts fab,and always great to catch up with our friend fir all those years Norman see you again on the 7th April 2017 Margaret & Joe

Thank Pufft
Aileen_Balmacara, Manager at Balmacara Mains Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you had such a good time and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Norwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed here for two nights as part of our 10 day small group tour of Scotland (Sept. 23-24, 2016). The first night there was a driving rain storm. But by the next afternoon it had cleared letting us see what a beautiful location this is. Our room was on the upper floor. There is a large window that let...

Thank David C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016

My husband and I had not booked anything in advance and were stuck late on a Saturday trying to find somewhere. After a series of rejections based on a busy season we drove down the lane to Balmacara somewhat ready for a no. But we were met with a ray of sunshine (Norman) who told me they had a spare...

Thank TraceyNewton
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our room was on the ground level - very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was modern and spotless. Very quiet with lovely views of the loch. Breakfast was served in a glassed in room overlooking the water. Cereals, yogurt, fruits plus a hot made to order option. The young lady who served us also gave us some wonderful advice on...

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great location for visiting the Isle of Skye it was good value with friendly and helpful staff. Nice and clean with an exceptionally good breakfast. Would definitely recommend. It was great to be so close to the Eilean of Donan castle too.

Thank HeatherPoole

164 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (155)
Hotel & Grounds (22)
View from Room (24)
Room/Suite (32)
Bathroom (11)
Dining (6)
Videos (1)
Other (59)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (9)
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
View from Room (2)
Room/Suite (1)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Other (2)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Balmacara
18.0 km away
Hotel Eilean Iarmain
4.2 km away
Tingle Creek Hotel
Tingle Creek Hotel
#1 of 1 in Erbusaig
359 reviews
1.6 km away
Balmacara Hotel
Balmacara Hotel
#1 of 1 in Balmacara
204 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.8 km away
Kyle Hotel
Kyle Hotel
#2 of 2 in Kyle of Lochalsh
334 reviews
35.1 km away
Cuillin Hills Hotel
Cuillin Hills Hotel
#1 of 6 in Portree
1,008 reviews
28.1 km away
The Torridon
The Torridon
#1 of 1 in Torridon
553 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waterfront contemporary boutique B&B Guesthouse on the shores of Loch Alsh with great views to Skye. Great base for touring the Isle of Skye, and the Lochalsh peninsula. All rooms high quality, en suite, and with own private entrance. Near Plockton and Eilean Donan Castle also. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmacara Mains Guesthouse

Address: Balmacara Mains Book Direct with us for the best rate | By Kyle of Lochalsh, Balmacara IV40 8DN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochalsh > Balmacara
Price Range: $125 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with LateRooms so you can book your Balmacara Mains Guesthouse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Balmacara Mains Guesthouse Hotel Balmacara
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Balmacara Mains Guesthouse staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Balmacara Mains Guesthouse staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“WiFi was hit and miss in entire facility.”
DVPnSVP, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have stunning views.”
B9060XLdavidb, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 6 has a nice big window to see the loch from bed”
TraceyNewton, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem equally amazing”
Elec_rep, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a loch view room”
scotlandfan, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
* /night
View Deal
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates