We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Heather and Murray. Excellent service, great accommodation”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Glenfern Guest House
Ranked #7 of 24 Balloch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Heather and Murray. Excellent service, great accommodation”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

This stop was en-route from Lands End to JohnO'Groats on our bicycle. All our accommodation was prearranged by Peak Tours so we did not select this B & B however we were very impressed with the location, amenities, rooms and friendliness of Frank. On arrival having ridden for approx 75 miles we were very tired and ready for a hot shower, dinner and an early night. Frank met us in the yard, took our bikes and locked them in his shed, showed us to a great room, informed us where to eat within easy walking distance, took our wet riding clothes and dried them for the following day and made sure we were connected to wi-fi. Our room was extremely comfortable, quiet which allowed us to have a good nights sleep ready for another big day on the bike. Breakfast was plentiful and excellent for cyclists and Franks knowledge of the local area and further afield was impressive. We would certainly recommend this B & B for any traveller.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Heather M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

83 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    58
    20
    3
    2
    0
See reviews for
17
40
4
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The Glenfern B and B offers the ideal location to explore Loch Lomond. It was the first B and B that we saw, on arriving in Balloch. Perfect as a base.

Susan and Frank made us feel really comfortable, so much so, we decided to stay extra nights. They both offer a warm and frendly service. The rooms are cosy and after an enjoyable day of sightseeing, we had no problems sleeping. In addition, Frank made sure with his exceptional local kowledge, that we were aware of the more interesting places to visit. He provided us with maps and brochures, which were so helpful.

Breakfast was enjoyed in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Others guests that we engaged in conversation, had been going there for years, which speaks volumes.The breakfast was very enjoyable and always the offer of more, if required.

This was our first experience to this part of Scotland and it won,t be our last. We wll certainly be staying at Glenfern, on our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Fran L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mirfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Just got back from here and once again the service and welcome we got was excellent, great food, superb welcome and care, spotlessly clean. Used this as a base with friends on a motorcycle trip to see the area, We were given adice on great roads and places to visit by Frank, his local knowledge is great. Safe off road parking for our motorcycles and I would reccomend to any bikers that want to visit the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Patrick R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Had a lovely short break at Glenfern. From first contact with Frank via phone, I found him friendly and helpful with extensive knowledge of the area including the transport details from Glasgow. We were collected by car from station even though it was only a 5 minute walk!

The room was clean and spacious with good sized single beds with TV, WI-FI, toiletries and coffee/tea making facilities. A delicious full cooked breakfast and /or cereal & fruit was served between 8.30 and 9am each day.

We were also able leave our bags at the B&B after checkout to explore the country park & castle before heading back to Manchester after lunch. Will definitely return and will recommend to others looking for a comfortable, good value place to stay in Balloch

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank waylonjenningsfan_uk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

A neat and clean B&B that we would happily use again. Frank's local knowledge made us change our plans and we're glad we did. We followed his recommendations for cycle paths, cafe's and eateries and we had a great time. A genuine, nice man and a comfy B&B.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Brian K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Enjoyed a lovely trip up to Loch Lomond and stumbled across this B&B run by Susan and Frank. It was clean, comfortable and friendly and my husband really enjoyed the breakfast. Would certainly book again and recommend it to anyone looking for a nice B&B in Balloch.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank John_burke123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013

I stayed in the Glenfern after taking part in the Kiltwalk (26.2 mile walk from Hampden to Loch Lomond) and although I'm from Glasgow decided to stay over in Balloch to enjoy the celebrations after the walk.

I'm glad I chose to stay in the Glenfern as my friend & myself received a very warm welcome from Frank & Susan on arrival.

We stayed in room 3 which was a very nicely decorated twin and it was very well equipped with everything we needed after a long day of walking.

The Glenfern is only a 5 minute walk away from Loch Lomond shore & as it's based on the main road in Balloch you're close to all the pubs & restaurants that Balloch has to offer without having to walk for miles (Which was a bonus for us the Sunday that we stayed)

We both found the Glenfern to be spotless, the owners have 2 small dogs but until you see the dogs you really woulnd't know they're there.

Breakfast on Monday morning was great, after our long day on Sunday & a few beverages to celebrate our achievement on Sunday night, a cooked breakfast was just what the doctor ordered to get us going on Monday, everything was great, I opted for some bacon & egg with toast & really couldn't falt any of it.

I would definately recommend staying in the Glenfern if you're looking for a B&B that's close to everything Balloch has to offer, Frank & Susan will make you feel very welcome & at home & the location is perfect.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ksav79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Balloch
1.0 mi away
Cameron House on Loch Lomond
0.1 mi away
Queen of the Loch
Queen of the Loch
#1 of 24 in Balloch
4.0 of 5 bubbles 425 reviews
0.2 mi away
Lomond Woods Holiday Park
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Valhalla Bed & Breakfast
1.1 mi away
Sunnyside B&B
Sunnyside B&B
#2 of 24 in Balloch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 296 reviews
0.6 mi away
Gowanlea Guest House
Gowanlea Guest House
#4 of 24 in Balloch
5.0 of 5 bubbles 220 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Glenfern Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Glenfern Guest House

Property: Glenfern Guest House
Address: 2 Drumkinnon Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8SX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > West Dunbartonshire > Balloch
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Balloch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glenfern Guest House is situated in the delightful village of Balloch, where a warm and friendly welcome awaits you from the owners, Susan and Frank Deans. Their wish- to make your stay in this beautiful spot as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. The Guest House is just a short stroll from the southern shore of Loch Lomond, in Scotland's first National Park. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your Glenfern Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing