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Balavil Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was with a party of 26 walkers staying at the hotel last weekend for 3 nights. We found the hotels rooms above average and my own was quite large with modern framed beds and comfy mattress. My only gripe was the tiny bath towels which were more like a large hand towel though I do believe this matter is...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel, it is appreciated. We're delighted you all had a lovely time and it was a pleasure having you all. The towels are being replaced, as you'd mentioned and I apologise it hadn't been rectified on your visit with us. You are right about having a space for customers to go...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from a four night coach trip staying at this hotel. We found it very clean; the staff were brilliant, nothing too much trouble and very friendly. The serve yourself breakfasts were very good; eat what you want and the cooked food was always hot. The evening meals were very varied and nourishing after a day out,...

1Thank RAY F
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ray, Thank you for taking the time to review the Balavil Hotel, we appreciate your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a bit perplexed with your comments regarding our drink selection as we have a large and varied supply, with 70 different whiskeys, 12 different gins, 7 draft beer (including local cairngorm ale),...

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to a warm welcome from the desk and after a very quick check in - well done, we were off to our ground floor family room. A lovely clean and well laid out room ( no 3) with a large walk in shower and a single and a double bed, we were offered dinner in the restaurant but...

Thank oddbod1808
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Karen

Renfrew, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent 3 nights as part of a large group of walkers. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, the food was lovely and the breakfast was exactly what I needed to start my day. The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere. The room was clean a good size and comfortable. The bath !!!!!!! Quickest filling bath ever. It filled...

Thank Derrick M
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Derrick, Thanks a lot for reviewing our Hotel. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll come see us again. I apologise if you had trouble with the wifi, since we have upgraded our system in the winter we have had no problems. Members of staff are available at reception to help anyone with connecting...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall the hotel was good. We had a good stay the mattresses could be much better. It was the springy type mattresses which I do not like. Apart from that the bathrooms were not that well renovated! However, overall I think it was a nice stay. Good quality breakfast!

Thank Sandra S
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We appreciate your feedback. We hope we can welcome you back in the future. Karen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed overnight here recently. One positive thing was the bathroom had been updated. The other positive thing was the smile we received from the chambermaid when we passed her by. Unfortunately this was balanced by the less than friendly welcome we received which was repeated when we booked out. Certainly no smiles there. Another was was...

Thank Johnny123420
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you felt you did not receive a warm welcome or a friendly goodbye, this is something we pride ourselves on as we appreciate all our customers. our buffet breakfast should be regularly refreshed on arrival of new guests at breakfast and I can only apologise if this was not the case. I am dealing with...

West Calder, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having stayed in the Balavil in the past we decided to book for my 65th birthday for24 family and friends over the weekend.ages ranged from 6month to 88 years old. All rooms had were comfortable and clean with TV wifi ensuite & tea & coffee.the food is all home cooked ,fresh and generous portions one of the guest'shad a very...

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This hotel was just a bit disappointing. The room was clean but noisy as we were right opposite the co-op, which had early deliveries; there was a lot of noise and shouting from the street on the Saturday night too. The breakfast was ok, not great, and the fruit salad came out of a tin rather than fresh fruit. The...

Thank LTAS100
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

I am very sorry you found the Hotel to be a disappointment to you. As a small family run business, we attempt to do our very best at all times and can only apologise that you didn't find this on your recent stay. As we are such a friendly, family team, we like to deal with any issues at the...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very friendly hotel. Bar meals are home cooked, not extensive menu but plenty to choose from and a mini menu for we ones. The Balavil caters for veggie and gluten free easily. Not "pub co" food. Quiet area - no loud music!! Lovely thank you.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Hotel. We're so glad you had a nice time with us and we hope to welcome you again opin the future. Karen Coyle

Blyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017

we stay here every year to go snowboarding. nice clean rooms with access to the pool. the food really improved this year, breakfast was great and so was our set dinner, huge portions! great free wifi to. hotel bar always has the sport on and will stay open late, go in to the shinty bar if you fancy a change...

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

Thank you Gemma for taking the time to write a review of the Balavil Hotel. It's great having you here and we're so happy you all had a nice time. We look forward to lots of snow next winter season and hopefully welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Karen and Fraser Coyle

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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: $141 - $193 (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
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I was on the ground floor so had no room with a view which didn't bother me. Possibly better upstairs if you want a view.”
bfbutler, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the front are best”
RAYF549, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the opposite side from the Co-op are apparently quieter.”
DerrickM61, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“The area has loads of views no need one for hotel”
aligrigson, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“if you want a good nights sleep don't get a room above the bar”
gemmaw699, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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