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Balcarres Guest House
Ranked #58 of 111 Fort William B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 September 2012

While this B&B was very good, I am not sure why it was awarded 4 stars. I think a 3 star rating would be better for this venue as a 4 star leads one to think you will get more than Balcarres gives. That being said, there is nothing wrong with this B&B. It is within a good walking distance of High Street in Fort William and is up on a hill so that there are some nice views. The rooms are rather small as are the bathrooms but everything was clean and comfortable. The TV reception left a lot to be desired, though, especially during Olympic coverage! The breakfast was very good and the hosts were accommodating. We also had a bagged lunch prepared for us to take on our hike for the day. I would recommend this B&B but do not expect 4 star accommodations!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We stayed a night. Just off the main road with a steep entry. Parking can be difficult. Good views of the loch from bedrooms. Okish breakfast. But overall a very comfortable and nice stay. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Rajanbhawani
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

We had a two night stay at this B/B . The room was very clean and of medium size,as we were on the front of the house we had a lovely view out over the water and the moutains oppsite us,
the breakfast was excellent and plenty of it.the b/b was a short walk out ot the town. where there is a good choice of restaurants.the only criticism. i can add is the on- suit was a bit small. a big person would have a problem in the shower.cubical.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
Thank Victor C
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Nice place to crash... welcoming ppl. Good location with a nice view.
Our bath was broken but the bathroom had shower so that was not that big a deal.
I would like to recommend to carry umbrella at all times.. It can rain ANY TIME of the day!
Overall no complains...
Would totally Recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Harneet Chahal G
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

Mike and Jackie were wonderful hosts during our 4 nights with them. They made our stay very comfortable and they have set up their B&B very well with all the little things being done to a high standard (and the big things)!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank Kiwiinlondon08
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

Stayed in the Rowen self catering apartment and could not ask for more. Warm, friendly and very relaxed. Apartment had everything you need there was even a fully dressed tree waiting for us on arrival.
It was a real home from home!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

Excellent service from the owner, personally cooked the breakfast, and plenty of it. Room very clean and tidy, with nice little touches, such as bottled water, and good range of toiletries. Quiet in the evening and during night. Had an excellent stay and would use this B & B again and again. Good value for money as opposed to some of the "luxury" hotels in Fort William.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Balcarres Guest House

Address: Balcarres Seafield Gardens, Fort William PH33 6RJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Price Range: £51 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balcarres Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balcarres overlooks Loch Linnhe and the beautiful countryside that surrounds it. Situated at the end of a quiet road Balcarres is an ideal base for touring the highlands. An approximate 15 minute walk into Fort William town centre gives you an appetite for the many eateries that the town has to offer. For a relaxing stay, stunning views and a very warm welcome come and visit us at Balcarres. ... more   less 
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