When we checked in the guy on the desk told us we'd been booked into a room that wasn't very nice and he would switch our room to a better one... good start I thought. The room seemed fine at a glance, a bit tired but nothing horrific. However, we soon discovered that the mattress was thin and hard (I woke up achy) and the room just wasn't functional at all. The only sockets in the room were under/behind the bed and down beside the TV (which was an old portable the size of a stamp) so I had to dry my hair sitting on the floor by the bathroom. The shower was quite possibly the worst I've ever had... a pathetic trickle that either burned or was freezing cold.
The view from the room was great and breakfast in the morning was fine... we paid £90 through a booking website (usually £120) and in all honesty I think for what we had, that was too much. If I'd say £50/£60 was a more acceptable rate as they seriously need to update the rooms. Not surprising that this was one of the few places that still had a vacancy at relatively short notice.
If you're visiting Eilean Donan or Skye (via the bridge) then it's in a good location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Balmacara Hotel is situated on the shores of Lochalsh, with constantly changing views over the sea to Skye. Perfectly situated to explore this breathtakingly beautiful part of Scotland, the hotel is approx. 3 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, the Skye Bridge, and Eilean Donan Castle. The Hotel enjoys an outstanding location for touring and provides an ideal leisure break destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmacara Hotel Scotland