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Balcomie Links Hotel
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Balcomie Links Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crail
Glasgow
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly atmosphere, nice location”
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Family and friends recently enjoyed a birthday celebration meal in the hotel. The food was excellant and Mike the proprietor went out of his way to ensure the evening was a success. If you are in Crail and you are looking for a competitively priced quality meal in comfortable surroundings then look no further than the Balcomie Hotel it has it all.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Aubois
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Balcomie, Owner at Balcomie Links Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2011
We greatly appreciate all feedbacks and thank you for taking time to leave your review of your birthday celebration party here at the Balcomie Links Hotel and thank you for your kind comments. I am please that everybody had a good time and enjoyed themselves, it’s always good to hear people enjoy their food and have fun we certainly enjoyed the music. We all look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Alloa
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

18 of us stayed at the Balcomie Links Hotel, we were there for a golfing weekend. We were made most welcome and all the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The hotel rooms were all very comfortable, clean and the food was great with no complaints from any memeber of our group. Mike the owner even assisted us in getting to Crail Golf Club by ferrying some of our party to and from the hotel each day - great service. I would have no hesitation in returning to the hotel - A GREAT WEEKEND was had by all thanks to Mike and his staff.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Thank RodneyBraehead
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Balcomie, Owner at Balcomie Links Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2011
Thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay with us. We really appreciate all feedbacks. It was a pleasure having you back again and I am pleased that you all had a good time. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

The hotel is really nice, clean and comfortable, the staff are friendly and approachable, food was lovely and breakfast the best. Crail is really picturesque, quiet and a good base for visiting the surrounding area.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Thank yorkshiregirl7788
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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2009

This is a basic hotel, intended as a venue for golfers using the links at Crail and St Andrews. The room we had was warm and spotlessly clean, very comfortable in a classic, Scottish way. The TVs only have terrestrial (analogue) channels.

The food in the bar is fine: pub food, not pretentious but cooked fresh to order and using local ingredients.

A major reason to stay here is that it's pet-friendly, so you can keep your dog with you as long as it's house-trained (which ours is) for a UKP5 supplement.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank simoninireland
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Oxford, England
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

I stayed overnight after taking my daughter to St Andrews to start her university course - St Andrews itself had no beds to spare. Downstairs the place is gloomy, dominated by a large bar which has all too clearly not been redecorated since the the smoking ban, to judge by the worn, dirty carpet and walls. There is no restaurant for dinner, only uninspiring bar food. The bedroom was spartan: small windows, uncomfortable bed, bathroom with a vinyl floor. Breakfast was dispiriting: served without a hint of a smile, with cheap, low quality bacon and sausage and weak coffee. The real surprise came when I asked to the use the bar phone to call a taxi to take me back to St Andrews where I had left the car the previous evening, there being no mobile signal downstairs. I had no change, so was told I couldn't use the phone. Amazing. Really not good enough for £68 a night, however pleasant the Fife coast.

  • Stayed September 2009
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2 Thank Opera-loverOxford
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Madeira, Portugal
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2008

I visited for 5 days and nights and had a very enjoyable time. The newly refurbished room was extrememly elegant and comfortable.
Very clean and the staff were all helpful and very pleasant. The food was delicious, cooked by the proprietor herself. The hotel bar and retaurant are used by many local people and they made the atmosphere even better. The inside of the hotel is beautifully furnished and full of "old world charm". It is the ideal place to visit St. Andrews and many golf courses.

  • Liked — the decor and comfort.
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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Thank madeirense_8
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Wolverhampton
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2006

Carpets not fitted appropriately, broken catch on the windows, dubious decor... OK, it was comfortable and clean and in a good location. So wouldn't have minded about all that, its a 2* hotel - But £95 a night for this was bordering on the offensive...

The hotel seems to cash in on location and the fact that there were no other rooms available in Crail.

Pretty poor really - if it had been of a more reasonable price, maybe I'd have given it a better review...

  • Liked — It was clean I suppose
  • Disliked — Overpriced, ugly, awful views
  • Tips/Secrets — Crail is a beautiful place - this hotel is a blot on its landscape.
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Sukhy
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Property: Balcomie Links Hotel
Address: Balcomie Road, Crail KY10 3TN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Crail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Balcomie Links Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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