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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
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“swimming pool”(19 reviews)
“shinty bar”(4 reviews)
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All reviewsswimming poolshinty barcoach partyvenisonlounge barnice clean roomsstaff were brilliantcooked foodfood was lovelypiecoach tripfriendly hotelstayed for two nightshill walkingfeel so welcomefamily roomenjoyable stay
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had never heard of Newtonmore near Aviemore so knew nothing of the Balavil Hotel until we received a Wedding invitation to John & Aileens Wedding. As ex-hoteliers we are not the easiest people to please as we can recognise great & bad service and...More

Thank trossachsmother
Response from Karen C, Owner at Balavil HotelResponded 8 March 2018

We really appreciate you taking the time to review our Hotel and the very kind comments you made. It was a pleasure hosting John and Aileen's wedding. All of our team enjoyed the day with you and loved being able to help make it special...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Arrived friday 9th, made very welcome by Hotel staff, room was very comfortable and clean , enjoyed dinner and several drinks at the bar and made to feel welcome by the locals. Breakfast was buffet style and was nice and hot, great choice too. Would...More

Thank misterhonesty999
Response from Karen C, Owner at Balavil HotelResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you, Keith, for taking the time to write a review of the Balavil Hotel. We glad you had a nice time with us and hope there will be another so you have the chance to use our pool. Kind Regards, Karen Coyle

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Staff were welcoming and friendly. Rooms were clean and comfortable and lovely and warm. Good shower. Breakfast was great, buffet style with choice of hot and cold food. We ate in restaurant on two nights and the food was good. Bar warm and cosy. The...More

1  Thank Frances077
Response from Karen C, Owner at Balavil HotelResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you, Frances, for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were also able to enjoy our pool. We're delighted to be able to offer our pool to customers as...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for dinner. Food was tasty, we had chicken goujons, salmon and pork stack between us. Everything was really good and we would go back. Good pub food, great after a day’s cycling!More

1  Thank Jean S
Response from Karen C, Owner at Balavil HotelResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you Jean for your kind review. We are happy you had a nice time with us and enjoyed your meal. We hope you manage another cycling trip around our area and are able to come see us again at the Balavil Hotel. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Quiet overnight up in the Cairngorms and we chose to stay here...so happy we did. Spacious, clean room- it wasn’t luxury, but it was clean and nice. Good hot shower, superb breakfast (seriously good, go for the haggis!), room was really quiet (though it was...More

3  Thank jamie_and_jen123
Response from Karen C, Owner at Balavil HotelResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you Jamie and Jen for reviewing our hotel. We are delighted you had a nice time with us and enjoyed what we had on offer. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, Karen Coyle

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Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Heated pool
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daznlesley11
12 February 2018|
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Response from Duncy | Reviewed this property |
Yes tv in bar
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daznlesley11
27 January 2018|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 bars in the Hotel - one in the main area and a public bar round the back.. We also went for a drink in the Highlander Hotel, the Braeriach Hotel and the Glenesk Hotel. There aren't any other places to go for a... More
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jamiefalexander
12 August 2017|
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Response from RBell92 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I would contact the hotel to be sure, however when I stayed they did have a separate building that the dogs could stay in.
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"Best rooms are probably to the back rather than the road front."
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"Our bedroom overlooked the back gardens & all the bedrooms have double glazing."
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"we were at the rooms on the first floor, to the rear of the building"
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"Ask for ground floor"
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