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“Great food”
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Balavil Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newtonmore
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

We didn't stay here but instead stopped for dinner. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool, so will definitely stay there next time we're in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I can only judge the food and the bar as we were sating at another hotel and as the food their was awful we decided to eat here.
We sat down just art the right time as a busload of german tourists arrived at the same time. I ordered the steak pie and my wife had the fish bake and we shared a starter of prawn, pork, scallops and chicken skewer which was very good.
My steak pie was excellent and my only criticism was the pastry needed 5 more minutes in the oven. My wife said she has not had so much fish in a bake before.
The puddings sounded nice but we were too full.
The evening was rounded off with a local singer who sang lots of scottish songs and the germans loved it.
The staff were also first class, next time we visit newtonmore we will stay here

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Lovely welcoming small hotel feel but its suprisingly bigger than it looks. There's even a small pool so pack your swimming stuff! Great bar food and breakfast. Cosy bar, highland decor and friendly staff offering great service. We'll be back!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Scotland
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stayed here prior to out visit to the Highland Wildlife Park, which is only few miles away. If you are looking for somewhere away from Aviemore/Inverness/Fort William/Fort Augustus, this is the place for you.
From the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcome by very friendly helpful staff. Our room was very spacious, and clean and the bed was extremely comfy. Although we didn't have an evening meal ourselves, some of the other guests did and what they were served, looked appetising and good sized portions. Breakfast was sufficient and we will be staying here again only the next time I will bring my swimsuit to make use of the hotels pool. (The only thing I could pick on would the corridor leading to our room smelt strongly of paint and that the room could do with a lick of paint).

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I recently booked a room at the Balavil hotel for my Girlfriend and i, through late rooms we were looking for a wee escape for the night and were impressed by the really good deal we got for our double room. on arrival we were surprised to see a quaint what looked small highland hotel. It did look tired on the outside, however there was a gentleman on the side of the building re-painting so it was apparent they were making changes. when entering the hotel u were taken away old style cosy decor just what we were looking for a break from the city. Staff were all very friendly and helpful and we were shocked when we were told there was 52 rooms swimming pool and sauna facilities we will have to remmember our swim suits next time. The room was of comfortable size and had everything we needed and the en-suite was an added bonus. we had a lovely meal in the bar resteraunt which we could not fault. The balavil Hotel was a quaint friendly highland hotel and for the money we paid was fantastic value reccommend to anyone looking for abreak from the city

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Me and my girlfriend stay one night for a party of a relative. rooms were basic but very clean and well maintained. Staff were vey helpful and polite. The homely feel made you feel welcome. The bar was full of character and a lovely place to have a free drink before our party. Perfect for what you would expect for the price! definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel with my partner. We come from a very busy area so its location was a perfect location for a short getaway from the city. We were greeted by a member of staff called craig who was very helpful and went way out of his way to help us. There was plenty of infronation about nearby activities.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Im looking forward to our next trip into the highlands.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about Balavil Hotel

Property: Balavil Hotel
Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Newtonmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newtonmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Balavil Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balavil Sport Inverness
Balavil Hotel Newtonmore, Scotland

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