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Palombo's of Balloch
Ranked #16 of 24 Balloch B&B and Inns
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Zakynthos, Greece
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We were attending a wedding in loch lomond recentley and stayed at palombos b&b as soon as we entered the door the people were very freindly and showed us to our room. Staff were more than helpfull the room was spotless lovely shower and the lovely breakfast. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review, 5 December 2015
I am so sorry for not responding sooner. Thank you for your very positive review and I am so glad you enjoyed. Reviews like this make it all the easier for us to try and continue to improve and satisfy We hope to see you return and thank you very much again.
Franco Palombo
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Room was small but clean and comfy. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was brill. There was noise from out on street, but nothing too annoying. Very central for balloch and access to loch Lomond

  • Stayed May 2014
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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review, 5 December 2015
I am so sorry for not responding sooner. Thank you for your very positive review and I am so glad you enjoyed. Reviews like this make it all the easier for us to try and continue to improve and satisfy We hope to see you return and thank you very much again.
Franco Palombo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We were attending a wedding in loch lomond recentley and stayed at palombos b&b as soon as we entered the door the people were very freindly and showed us to our room my wife has walking difficulties and they were more than helpfull the room was spotless lovely shower and the lovely breakfast( especially the square slice) and for the price it was embarrassingly cheap! read some reviews before writting this and some people just dont get it!...thanks again to the lovely staff see you all soon if were visiting balloch even for a run

stevie& kathy wilsonxx

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank bigstevie7255
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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review, 5 December 2015
I am so sorry for not responding sooner. Thank you for your very positive review and I am so glad you enjoyed. Reviews like this make it all the easier for us to try and continue to improve and satisfy We hope to see you return and thank you very much again.
Franco Palombo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2014

It is a bit awkward getting into the B&B, having to walk either through the restaurant or through the back firedoor if the restaurant is closed. The room is adequate, nothing special. It was clean enough, apart from shoe/mud stains on the bathroom floor. Cups and saucers, tea was provided, but unfortunately there were no glasses in the room. The bed was fine.
The owner was really friendly and we were asked when we would like breakfast. Cooked breakfast was fine, nothing special, but fills you up!
I think this B&B could improve on quite a few points, and is slightly overpriced for what you get. We were a bit disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This stay was for one night as a stop-over after travelling from the Highlands. We were welcomed by a very pleasant man who I assumed was the owner, he didn't introduce himself, but then he was pushed aside by someone else, a woman who was very brusque and demanded we tell her when we wanted breakfast - this was almost as we stepped in through the door. She showed us to our room over the chip shop and cafe and I was very disappointed by the size of the room. It was just big enough to hold a bed and a desk. The cafe was an internet cafe but we weren't offered wifi which I thought was a bit mean spirited.The bed was fairly comfy but only had one very small flat pillow each so not good there, the duvet seemed small for the size of the bed and was not comfortable. The bathroom was the smallest bathroom I have ever seen with an inadequate shower and few extras. The breakfast was cooked to order by the man who had greeted us on our arrival and he was a very pleasant man. The breakfast was a fried egg, 2 burnt pieces of bacon, a sausage, a square sausage and a potato waffle with the usual toast, coffee, tea and juice.. It was adequate but that was all. I thought that overall it was expensive for what what was on offer especially as we had just left a lovely B&B in Fort William which was cheaper and much nicer. I am glad that it was only for 1 night.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

8 of us ate here after a walk around Loch Lomond in the wet and cold.
6 ordered fish and chips, 1 fried hagus and chips and one steak pie and chips.
Fish and chips was as good as you'll get. 10/10
Fried hagus and chips: first time for me to eat hagus fried but I quiet enjoyed it. 8/10
The steak pie was not great and the cook offered a gravy to improve it. 4/10
All in all a great meal for a small fish and chip place. Nothing fancy. But good.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review, 5 December 2015
I am so sorry for not responding sooner. Thank you for your very positive review and I am so glad you enjoyed. Reviews like this make it all the easier for us to try and continue to improve and satisfy We hope to see you return and thank you very much again.
Franco Palombo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Palombo's of Balloch for a weekend at Loch Lomond. The location was perfect. It was in a lovely part of Balloch, right next to the tourist information, boat trips, country park and a short walk to the shore of the Loch. There's a free car park right over the road too!

After reading reviews about the B&B being above a chip shop we were slightly sceptical - don't let this put you off! When you're in your room you'd never know!

The rooms was perfect - just what you need. A comfy, clean bed, TV, shower etc. It also had a nice radiator which made the room cosy when getting in from the cold!

We had slight issues booking in, but this was caused by Expedia rather than the staff. The staff were so friendly and had no issues regarding contacting Expedia to get this fixed - and had done so by the following morning!

Breakfast was lovely, however a few beans or mushrooms wouldn't go a miss with the 'full cooked'.

I'd definitely stay here again if is as nearby!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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francoilbassista, Owner at Palombo's of Balloch, responded to this review, 5 December 2015
Hello,

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate you taking time to write a review as feedback is invaluable to us. All our breakfasts now have beans and mushrooms.

kind regards Mrs Palombo
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Property: Palombo's of Balloch
Address: 40 Balloch Road, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8LE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > West Dunbartonshire > Balloch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Balloch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Palombo's of Balloch 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palombo family, orginally from Italy, run Balloch's traditional fish restaurant. It's above this restaurant that the family have 5 beautiful Bed and Breakfast rooms looking onto the picturesque Loch Lomond town of Balloch. The Bed and Breakfast is on the main Balloch Road, a couple of minutes walk across the bridge to further restaurants/cafes/pubs and a 10 minute walk to Loch Lomond Shores (full of shops including Jenners, Loch Lomond Aquarium, National Park, Woodland Trails, Ceramic Experience, Loch Cruises, and more). ... more   less 
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