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Balavil Hotel

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

My mum, daughter and I stayed here again for four nights. The Balavil provides comfortable, clean accommodation in a warm, homely atmosphere. Fraser and his staff can't do enough for their guests. Nothing is too much trouble. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. We highly recommend this hotel, it really is a gem in the beautiful Scottish Highlands and...

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

we stayed at the bavil at the week-end after 2 years got a great welcome as we were there yesterday great help from the staff i changed my stay from 1night to 2nights we will be as soon as we can food was lovley wish you and all the best till we se you all again

1Thank John M
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We found this Hotel though Trip Advisor and have to say was a lovely little hotel We had 5 rooms in our party and we all said the same it was great the staff where all great very friendly even helping my parents with there mobile phones send us pictures. We didn't eat there at night but we will when...

Thank Sbarrier1
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stayed at the Balavil for two nights and found it clean comfortable and very welcoming. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was to be recommended. The hotel was convenient for our trip to Landmark and all other attractions in the Cairngorm area, Would have no problem recommending Balavil to any one and will definitely be...

Thank abarrie06
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Warm spacious bedrooms with a good television. Comfy settee to relax on. Large shower cubicle and lots of hot water, we even had a dressing room. Local beers, good if a small menu choice(we did expect this 'out of season'). Would stay again.

Thank Kim A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I've stayed in the hotel as a tour guide before but this month I booked the Balavil Hotel for the first time as a visitor. And in my opinion it is the best choice in the area: The rooms are clean and roomy, the beds are comfy and big, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is...

Thank dspolarbears
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a friendly receptionist,our rooms were cleanand tea coffee and biscuits were provided along with a hair dryer,on the down side I found the bath towels just a bit short for a big person,along with having no shower gel in the container(just as well we had taken our own)the bar staffin the evening...

1Thank bigjimbo_12
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The hotel was very warm and welcoming. The staff were fantastic. Ours was a large room, with a huge bed. Everything was very clean, but basic. Don't expect luxuries. We found the bed extremely uncomfortable and the pillows hard, so didn't sleep brilliantly. Breakfasts were adequate, with variations on a Scottish breakfast, some lovely porridge, muffins, cereal etc, so we...

2Thank Gill H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We come here every year for our annual ski/snowboarding trip. Fraser and the staff are always very welcoming and accommodating. The hotel is ideally located for walking or for getting over the Aviemore and Cairngorm for snow sports. We always have great food and hospitality here, we hope we have many more years visiting the Balavil, it is the best!

Thank Claire T
Karen C, Owner at Balavil Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We hope you do come back every year, we love having you, it's a pleasure. Karen and Fraser

Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We went to the beautiful Newtonmore for a day trip and ended up at the Balavil hotel pub. It was a friendly, clean and welcoming establishment and very reasonably priced. The bar man on shift (tall, blonde and handsome) was great banter and very professional. We will definitely be returning!

1Thank SophieJane8

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Balavil Hotel

Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Newtonmore
Price Range: $130 - $180 (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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