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Balavil Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Newtonmore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stayed here for one night on our way back south after spending the week on the Isle of Lewis.
We were greeted very warmly and made to feel very welcome. We stayed in room 22, a family room. It isn't fancy, it's basic but clean and adequate for what we needed. Inlcluded wifi, essential for our teenagers!
We ate dinner in the bar. The food was great. Steak and Ale pie, macaroni cheese for the kids. It was hearty and wholesome.
We enjoyed good banter in the bar with the golf parties that were staying in town.
Overnight, it was a little noisily as people in good spirits returned to their rooms, however, for one night it was ok.
Breakfast again filling and again great customer service. I would have liked a more traditional Scottish breakfast but it wasn't bad, just more English fry up.
Overall, a pleasant stop and very good value for money.
The best part of our stay was the friendliness and warmth from all the staff.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

We did not stay at this hotel but went there for dinner after arriving in Newtonmore. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food at the bar was better than your average pub grub, the menu was quite varied, helpings were generous and the prices, very reasonable. The staff were very friendly and, on the whole, we spent a very pleasant evening and left feeling quite satisfied.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Friendly, clean and just what we needed for a wee break. Nothing fancy but with an amazing whisky collection! Food was better than pub grub and nice and hearty. And having a lovely pool (all to myself at 8am) was partcularly great for me!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank AilishL
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Went to stay this hotel while in aviemore must say the staff were lovely very friendly the rooms were nice too very comfy swimming pool was a great extra very relaxing place overall meals were nice also the only thing that was wrong was the 2 single beds put together but not zipped up as they should have been will defo be back tho :)

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Booked in here for a one night stay while on business. Staff very pleasant and helpful, room clean and comfortable food good - helping not massive but adequate, could have done with another potato.Very keenly priced - fantastic value!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

I recently stayed in the Balavil with my husband and 10 month old baby. The service was fabulous and the staff were very helpful, particularly in catering for a baby. The indoor pool is an excellent facility and the rooms were well suited to our needs. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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5  Thank Emmajane1209
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We just returned to Glasgow from a weekends trip for our 8 year old, to Landmark Forest Adventure, and we stayed at this hotel as Aviemore was more or less fully booked, That was our blessing in disguise. This was a lovely experience, every member of staff we met, catered for our every need, and more, and were only too happy to help or advise. Lovely food, nice cosy bar, couldn't fault it, and the price is deceiving. We didn't expect too much, and got a better experience than when we have stayed in 5 start places. You should go here. Newtonmore is a lovely place, for walks and a base to the Highlands.Thanks to everyone at The Balavil. Next time we will bring our swimwear for the pool.

Room Tip: Eat in the hotel, it is all from local produce. Gorgeous mmm.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £79 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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