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Palombo's of Balloch

40 Balloch Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8LE Scotland
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#13 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Balloch
The Palombo family, orginally from Italy, run Balloch's traditional fish restaurant. It's above this restaurant that the family have 5 beautiful Bed and Breakfast rooms looking onto the picturesque Loch Lomond town of Balloch. The Bed and Breakfast is on the main Balloch Road, a couple of minutes walk across the bridge to further restaurants/cafes/pubs and a 10 minute walk to Loch Lomond Shores (full of shops including Jenners, Loch Lomond Aquarium, National Park, Woodland Trails, Ceramic Experience, Loch Cruises, and more).
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Owner Saint Giles Cafe Bar wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom16 contributions9 helpful votes
I’ve been to loads of chippies and by far this has to be the best! Bridget and Kirsty and Moya made my trip the most tasty ever! “VINEGAR TIME” Best and most Friendly staff x It has been a pleasure to visit this part of Scotland and I look forward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GordonMackie wrote a review Nov 2019
Helensburgh, United Kingdom195 contributions123 helpful votes
We were at Lomond Woods in our campervan and fancied fish and chips....great menu but we just went for breaded fish and chips and were not disappointed. Crispy coating and beautiful, flaky fresh fish and chips cooked to perfection. Just the way to end a day of dog walking round Loch Lomond. Friendly staff and seems to be really popular with locals.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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gunit1984 wrote a review Oct 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom344 contributions58 helpful votes
Me and my mate stayed here for a couple of nights bed and breakfast. No complaints and had a great stay. Staff really down to earth and friendly too which is a positive. The breakfast was a 10 out of 10 and set us up for the day. Thanks guys well be back.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MerseysideTinkerbell wrote a review Oct 2019
Merseyside, United Kingdom4110 contributions423 helpful votes
We were staying in Balloch for one night and going further north after. We booked here and thought despite reviews saying there was no smell of fish and chips in the rooms that there would be. But I can confirm that you could not smell anything at all. The room was great. The location is on street, there is parking on the street but there is a public car park right opposite which is free and you can walk here around the park. We visited towards end of September so I dont know how busy it gets in July and August but we had no problem in getting a space. It is free so no restriction either. You get in through the chip shop although once you get in you are given a key which will give you access to a back door if you want to come and go that way. The room was quite big and lovely big window so nice and light and overlooking the back. The bed was very comfortable and there was tea and coffee and biscuits which we thought was nice. The en suite was very nice and shower was big. It had a mini fridge in the room which is a nice touch, especially when it is warm cos, you can keep a bottle of pop or water cold. Also there is a small outdoor seating area which is near the rooms which you can go and sit out if you want. Everyone who owns/works there that we encountered was very welcoming and friendly. When we checked in we were about 15 mins early but they were open and said it was no problem at all. They told us about a bar out the back that does kareoke on a weekend, not sure was this to warn us that potentially it could be a bit noisy or whether we wanted to go! Either way we didnt hear any noise and quite frankly if you are staying in the centre of a town on a weekend then you should expect some noise! We had long drive again next day so had an early night and had a great night's sleep. We were given times for breakfast to choose from and asked if we wanted full cooked breakfast, which we did. They told us the times of the restaurant bit of fish and chips that they closed and the time of the take away part. We said we had already decided that we were going to be having our tea in the restaurant, they said it can get busy. We went down and got the last table at about 6.30pm and there was a queue outside the door for the take away. Clearly very popular. The breakfast was very nice, cooked - sausage, egg, bacon, tattie scone, mushroom, toast and tea/coffee and juice. Set us up for the day and we checked out by 9am and set on our way.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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margoinglis wrote a review Sept 2019
Dumbarton, United Kingdom129 contributions37 helpful votes
On arrival at the chip shop we were greeted by a queue on the pavement waiting to be served and at the time we took this as a good sign, upon finally getting served we discovered at at the back of 6 on a Saturday night they had 2 people working and not a lot of food, when we finally got to the counter we were served by a women who thought it was better to have a conversation with her co- worker about charging an e cigarette!!, the food was nothing to write home about was cold and tasteless WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE BACK and would definitely not recommend to anyone else
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$79 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandStirlingshireLoch Lomond and The Trossachs National ParkWest DunbartonshireBalloch
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palombo's of Balloch
Which popular attractions are close to Palombo's of Balloch?
Nearby attractions include Loch Lomond Park Centre (0.2 miles), Falls of Falloch (0.2 miles), and The Dog House (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palombo's of Balloch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Palombo's of Balloch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Palombo's of Balloch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palombo's of Balloch?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Pier Kitchen, Bar and Grill, Cucina Ristorante, and Balloch House.
Is Palombo's of Balloch located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Balloch.
Are there any historical sites close to Palombo's of Balloch?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton (4.2 miles), Dumbarton Castle (4.8 miles), and Maid of the Loch (0.6 miles).