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Balmacara Mains Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 4 Balmacara B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Again another excellent last minute find on our tour of Scotland and we would list this as one of the best stays...room 3 was spacious, bed comfortable, décor very tasteful and view excellent. The people were very accommodating and even had suggestions of where we should eat. Just wish we could of stayed longer really, so would definitely revisit! Top marks all round ;-)

Room Tip: Room 3 must defo be the honey moon sweet! ;-)
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed 2 nights and if you like a huge extremely comfy bed (the best we have slept in) then book Room 7. It does have a woodland view but the quality of the room more than compensates. The breakfast was excellent with a good choice to suit all tastes. The local 'Waterside' restaurant served outstanding quality food.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

My boyfriend and I had a really nice two night stay here. The rooms were lovely, if a little lacking in character. Spotlessly clean with top quality furnishings and bathroom fixtures, the best tea and coffee facilities I have ever had, even when compared with five star hotels and lovely Arran Aromatics toiletries.The bed was the most comfortable I have slept in away from home. The breakfast was amazing and served by very friendly and helpful staff. The welcome on arrival was not the best as we were asked were we in the right place and were we sure we had a booking by the rather vague and eccentric chap who was 'manning the desk', and the television was not working. The bed and breakfast is very very nice, but apart from at breakfast, it is a little impersonal. Certainly a lovely place though and well worth staying at.

Room Tip: Room eight has a breathtaking view over the loch and is airy and bright.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Having loved our visit in 2012 we had recommended Balmacara to friends, who promptly booked it then advised that there was still one room free . . . it didn't take much persuading to snap it up. Again the room was fantastic, we had room 7 at the back this time and it was lovely. Large room, stunning bathroom and a view out into the woods. Not quite as special as the loch view, but you can't have everything when you book late. Breakfasts and views were fantastic again . . . only thing left to say . . if you've not been, get it booked!

Room Tip: Superior rooms are stunning, loch views are great but don't be put off with the forest view - th...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed and each time have been very impressed, friendly staff who made us feel welcome. The room was lovely and clean, the ensuite shower was just to dye for and as for the bed I had the best night sleep!! Great surrounding and a fantastic cooked breakfast. The view was just beautiful. We will return.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights on the 14th and 15th February, It was a suprise weekend away for him as he'd never seen the depths of Scotland so I thought what better place to come than the Isle of Skye.

It was such a romantic location and we were both touched by the sentiments and presentation of the flowers Lucy put in the room (at my request) They were beautiful. (Thank you Lucy, sorry we didn't get to thank you face to face)

Getting there:

Once you punch the postcode in a satnav it pretty much brings you to the door step.

Upon Arrival:

I was greeted by a gentlemen who very kindly showed me to the room and where everything was, followed by a pleasant "I hope you enjoy your stay"

The Room:

Well... for a guest house it was simply stunning, the quality and workmanship of the rooms is second to none. Real Oak doors and furniture really elegantly decorated and crisp and fresh. The view out of the room was spectacular especially in the morning when the fog was rising from the water. I can say unequivocally that the mattress was the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on, the pillows and duvet were duck feather and down and the whole place oozes quality.

The bathroom:

The bathroom was really clean, the shower was amazingly hot and the towels soft and fluffy.

Sleep quality:
I think you'd guess that it was a perfect nights sleep given the comfy mattress and the duck feather and down duvet and pillows.

Breakfast:
On the first morning we both had the Balcamara mains breakfast loaded with everything you'd expect from a traditional breakfast. They also had a selection of cereals and fresh fruit and yoghurt. The bread that was served with breakfast wasn't just any old junk, it appeared to be farmhouse granary batch and it was clearly fresh. The coffee was freshly ground and served in a metal cafetiere. On the second morning my partner had the same but I opted for the smoked salmon and scrambled egg... both again were great. The view also out of the breakfasting area was awe inspiring. The lady who served us breakfast on both mornings was really nice too, very attentive and funny, she made us laugh a number of times. She also advised us of what activities we could do on our stay.

All in all... What a perfect place to stay if you visit Lochalsh, I could not recommend this place highly enough.

Thank you all at Balcamara Mains.

Room Tip: Room 6 overlooks the Loch
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed Balmacara Mains from 26 January 2014 to the 29th. This is quite simply a lovely bed and breakfast. We stayed in Room 8, which is furnished to a very high standard with the most comfortable bed. The views are stunning. The peace was restful and enveloping. The breakfasts were delicious with a good choice to suit any palate.
A top class guest house and highly recommended.

Room Tip: Book Room 8 if possible
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Balmacara
Price Range: £69 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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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