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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

My daughter and I stayed at Balmacara Mains Guesthouse August 2012. We just had a terrible vehicle accident that very day and thought our vacation was ruined. The Manager, Lucy and Gentleman Caretaker both took great care of us and helped us return to vacation mode. The guesthouse itself was lovely. I am copying the window styles into my cabin... More 

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Lake District, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

Stayed here for one night in room 4. The fixtures and fittings were excellent quality, room was extremely clean. Had the best sleep as bed was very comfortable with proper pillows! Very peaceful and quiet. Staff was unobtrusive but helpful. Breakfast was top notch. All in all very good value for money - I do wish we'd had a window... More 

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2012

This was perfect, not too far from a major city, not too close to one either. Walks all over with a perfect view of the loch and friendly staff. The variety for breakfast is incredible, I would recommend the smoked salmon here, and there are a variety of resturaunts within a 20 minute drive to keep you well fed!

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Melbourne
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Best sleep ever!! Lovely bed and nice room and even though it only had a skylight window it was nice and bright. Wish it had a proper window you could see out of but was lovely and clean and comfy. Breakfast was nice in the main room downstairs and had a lovely view.Also only about a 5 min drive to... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Excellent B&B with wonderful views over the Kyle of Lochalsh. Travelled with friends from USA who were completely overawed by the setting. Couldn't have picked a better serring Wonderful welcome by the proprietor, Norman. Comfortable room and fantastic breakfast. Will definitely return.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Others have commented well, and accurately, on the superb loch-side location. What makes the place stand out however is both the quality of the rooms/bathrooms and the excellent personal service. On that basis it's extremely hard to fault. Additional plus points: the breakfast itself; the distance from the road (the main road to/from Kyle of Lochalsh and therefore the Isle... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

I stayed two nights in the month of June. Very quiet room. If you are looking for the typical small B&B, this is not your place. Run like a mini-motel which was fine. No restaurant close-by. Second night had a very good diner at the Plockton Inn in Plockton 20 minutes drive (reservation a must…). Good breakfast cook to order.

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Norfolk England
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Very comfortable B & B positioned right on the water's edge overlooking the sea loch. Well appointed rooms with quality beds, and a delicious breakfast the next morning. Thoroughly recommended, but book early as it will be full during the high season.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Balmacara Mains Guesthouse near Kyle of Lochalsh. Rooms were very nicely decorated, clean & modern. The guesthouse itself has the most fantastic view over the loch - completely idyllic. Staff were warm & friendly and the breakfast were yummy! Location is great, very handy for Skye, Plockton and the like. All in all,... More 

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Essex
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

We spent a lovely couple of days here while looking round Kyle and Skye. Room was lovely and Breakfast great with large selection. Our room looked out onto the Loch and we could sit out in the garden overlooking the Loch, such beautiful scenery. Staff were helpful. Private entrance to rooms was nice in many ways.Would recommend.

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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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: $126 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 6 has a nice big window to see the loch from bed”
 of 5 bubbles TraceyNewton, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem equally amazing”
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“Ask for a loch view room”
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“Upstairs rooms were bigger.”
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“stairs to upper rooms can be a bit of a challenge if having to lug luggage without help.”
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