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Balavil Hotel

Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL Scotland
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#1 of 3 hotels in Newtonmore
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Balavil Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Newtonmore, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Ruthven Barracks (2.9 mi), located nearby, makes Balavil Hotel a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Newtonmore landmark.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Balavil Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Newtonmore has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Newtonmore Grill, The Wild Flour, and Antlers Cafe, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, Pattack Falls (0.2 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Balavil Hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Newtonmore!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Tennis court offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Rebecca B wrote a review 2 Jan
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for Hogmany and I cannot recommend the Balavil enough. Warm comfortable, lovely and clean throughout. Food was excellent with local produce and great variation every day and the fayre you would want to eat at a Highland hotel, with salmon, venison and haggis. Breakfast was hearty and well presented.We appreciated things were extra difficult with the restrictions but you would never guess. James and all the staff were very welcoming and friendly and made the stay perfect, so a big thank you to all.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms can be a bit warm but you can turn off the radiator. Also great selection of whiskies in...
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Jas wrote a review Dec 2021
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I stayed at the Balavil in November 2021 to attend a family wedding. Everything was just absolutely perfect: the room was warm, comfortable and spacious; the staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient; the food was excellent and I'd love to come back to Newtonmore soon.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
lburns13edinburgh wrote a review Nov 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed as a family of 5 (3 children under 5) for 3 nights. The hotel was excellent. The rooms were well set up and clean. We had 3 dinners in the restaurant - the food was great and the children were well looked after. The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much for them. The pool area was also very clean and we had it all to ourselves - a huge bonus in school holidays! Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Ian B wrote a review Nov 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom5 contributions
This was our second visit to The Balavil as we stay in Newtonmore frequently and as last time the 3 course evening meal was fantastic. The quality of the food is excellent on both the a la carte and vegan menus. Myself an my wife both left very happy and full. The staff were incredibly helpful despite being short staffed. We will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Steve M wrote a review Oct 2021
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom90 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed last week as part of a Grand UK holiday. This hotel was great, all that we wanted plus a little more. The room at first glance seemed a little spartan, it was however very comfortable and had an excellent bathroom with excellent shower pressure. Food was excellent although the breakfast including porrige could have been hotter. Evening meals were lovely, good choice well cooked and well presented. We even had some entertainment at night which was fine. Very nice people always happy to help. The icing on the cake for us was that my wife is coeliac (gluten free) yet this was very well catered for at all times with the menu well annotated and good selection available. Newtonmore is a nice small town near a couple of amenities but it also has some nice country walks. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021
US$89 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balavil Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Balavil Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Highland Folk Museum (0.9 km), Ruthven Barracks (4.7 km), and Clan Macpherson Museum (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balavil Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Balavil Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Balavil Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balavil Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include McInnes Restaurant, Cafe Bistro, and Letterbox Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balavil Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Balavil Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Newtonmore.
Does Balavil Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Is Balavil Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.