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1 night (Apr 11 - Apr 12)
2 adults

Balcarres Bed and Breakfast

4.7 (270 reviews)
Seafield Gardens
Tel: 01397704444
Located in a peaceful, elevated position at the end of a cul-de-sac, Balcarres enjoys stunning views of Loch Linnhe and the Argdour Hills, but is just a 15 minute stroll along the Loch to the Town Centre with its shops, bars and restaurants. We are perfectly placed for enjoying all that the Highlands have to offer, be it sightseeing, walking, the local wildlife or adventure sports. We look forward to welcoming you into our home and are more than happy to advise you on the many things to do and see in and around Fort William.

rooms

Double

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En suite

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Room Facilities:
  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Remote Control TV
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Central Heating
  • Digital Television Channels
  • En Suite
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • TV In Room
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free

Twin

Max:  
En suite

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Room Facilities:
  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Remote Control TV
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Central Heating
  • Digital Television Channels
  • En Suite
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • TV In Room
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free

Family

Max:  
En suite

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Room Facilities:
  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Remote Control TV
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Central Heating
  • Digital Television Channels
  • En Suite
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • TV In Room
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free

Facilities

  • Laundry facilities available (charge)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Children Welcome
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement
  • Television Lounge
  • Internet Access

Policies

Check In: Between 16:00 and 22:00
Check Out: Between 9:00 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children aged 12 or over are welcome.
Pets: Pets are allowed and can stay free of charge.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 12 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.7
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270 reviews

99% recommend

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5
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27th September 2020:

Staying here for the last years is always a pleasure. Mike and Jackie are such a lovely Couplet hosting me like a friend not just a guest. Thank you so much for that.

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5
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20th September 2020:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Mike and Jackie are great hosts. The view is outstanding from Balcarres. We will definitely be staying again

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4.8
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17th November 2019:

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4.8
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11th November 2019:

I liked that there was plenty of tea and coffee in the room, and that real milk was supplied in a small flask instead of tiny plastic pods as is the norm. The lounge area was appreciated, with a good supply of DVDs. Excellent cooked breakfast with all fresh ingredients. Friendly welcome from proprietors.

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5
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3rd October 2019:

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5
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3rd October 2019:

We had a very pleasant stay at Balcarres with our dog. The location is very convenient and the views are beautiful. Mike was very helpful.

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5
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1st October 2019:

Had another lovely stay at Balcarres with a very warm welcome and a comfy room. Breakfast wonderful as usual.

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Love to have Diner at the Crannog. Booking recommended.

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4.8
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28th September 2019:

Family friendly & great views too!

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4.5
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25th September 2019:

The breakfast was very good and I recommend the porridge.

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Glen Nevis has nice walks.

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4.5
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22nd September 2019:

The TV in the bedroom was in a very awkward place and totally not visible for the person in one bed. Otherwise the room was quite comfortable and well set out, and a lovely view from the window.

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Quiet and comfortable place to stay with lovely views across the loch. Good breakfast. Lots of info available for things to do.

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5
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19th September 2019:

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4.8
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31st August 2019:

I spent two very comfortable nights at Balcarres whilst hillwalking in the area. The hospitality was brilliant and Jackie and Mike were very accommodating and friendly. Great breakfast and beautiful location on the banks of Loch Linnhe.

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4.5
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28th August 2019:

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3.8
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23rd August 2019:

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5
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2nd August 2019:

Lovely B&B with the most amazing views. Mike greeted us warmly and kindly.Having access to a proper-sized washer and dryer, for a very reasonable fee, were a life-saver for us after hiking for several days. We were sorry not to have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast as we had to leave very early. For those thinking of staying in the family room, it would be good for a family with small children, but it was quite snug for our family with two adult-sized teens.

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It's a bit of a walk into town, but we had lovely weather so it was beautifully pleasant to walk along the water.

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4.3
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30th July 2019:

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4.8
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25th June 2019:

Thank you for being so flexible about me changing day of arrival. You have a very nice b&b!

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4.5
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19th June 2019:

Nicely situated and a shortish stroll to the high street. Room was comfortable and breakfasts were yummy..lots to choose from.

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5
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18th June 2019:

I was in a party if 3 guys who stayed here whilst we climbed Ben Nevis, ideally located, only 10 minutes walk into the town of Fort William with its bars and restaurants. We shared a family room comprising of a double bed and set of bunk beds, WiFi, TV and shower room, plenty of tea and coffee available... the lovey cooked breakfast set us up for the days walking.

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4.3
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18th June 2019:

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5
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17th June 2019:

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5
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15th June 2019:

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4.3
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11th June 2019:

Lovely chatty host. Really appreciated our room being serviced on our middle day. Also the provision of fresh milk in our room. Breakfasts were superb. Best view we had from all our stays in Scotland!

Tips:

Walking distance to town for most, but easy parking if you need to drive in. Do take a trip on the Nevis range gondola if you catch a clear day. One of the highlights of our trip.

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5
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5th June 2019:

Stunning views from my room over the loch, well worth the walk up the hill. Lovely, comfortable room with ample supplies of tea and hot chocolate to go with the kettle. Very kind and helpful hosts, who genuinely didn't seem to mind my arrival with a lot of very wet clothes and luggage.

Tips:

I didn't spend much time here as it was a stopover on my way further north. I did take a quick walk around the town and wish I'd been able to eat at more restaurants. I only managed to fit in lunch at the Ben Nevis Inn, and can definitely recommend that as a place to visit.

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3.5
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1st June 2019:

Goed b&b , goede locatie,kwartier lopen naar centrum , wel heuvel op en af. Kleine kamer die weleens een opknapbeurt kan gebruiken. Klein bed. Goed ontbijt,vriendelijke gastheer.

Tips:

Genoeg te doen in Fort William, kwartier lopen,heuvel op en heuvel af.

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4.3
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28th May 2019:

Friendly reception and perfect waiter at the breakfast! Liked the breakfast facilities.

Tips:

You must have your meal at the Grog and the Gruel!

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3.8
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27th May 2019:

A bit tricky to find for a foreigner, but otherwise very good. Cheers

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3.5
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24th May 2019:

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5
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23rd May 2019:

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5
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20th May 2019:

Easily accessible yet quiet location with a beautiful view of the bay, clean and comfortable accommodation, delicious breakfast and a very hospitable and helpful owner.

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5
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16th May 2019:

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4.8
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14th May 2019:

excellent value for money

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4
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10th May 2019:

Great view from room. Good overnight accommodation. Did the job.

Tips:

Plenty of places to eat in town which is walkable if weather is good!

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5
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10th May 2019:

A most comfortable stay. Wonderful breakfast. Had the feeling that the owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make their guests welcome.

Tips:

The drive to Mallaig is very scenic. Take the train if you can. Glen Nevis is a nice place to walk on a good day.

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4.5
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5th May 2019:

nicely located overlooking the Fort William Harbour. Rich scottish breakfast. Very kind landlord.

Tips:

Have in mind that everything close early in Fort William. The best fish restaurant is very busy and requires reservation. Nice base for excursions

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4
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1st May 2019:

Manque de communications,pas de plan pour arriver au BB ,difficile à trouver

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5
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25th April 2019:

Really Impressed...More Than We Expected - when we arrived we received a warm welcome and were surprised we got fresh towels and even a dog towel and poo bags for our dog...really thoughtful. The breakfasts were lovely (good choice) and we felt welcome the whole time, it was more like staying with family than in a strangers house. They lock up about mid-night but we were told if we're a bit later just ring the bell. Also told if we needed any extra milk for tea/coffeetc just to ask...really helpful. The room had a good supply of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and even biscuits topped up each day...they really do go the extra mile to make you feel welcome. I would highly recommend this B&B...for the price it's fantastic value.

Tips:

It really is only a 15 minute walk along a beautiful loch to the town centre where you'll find bars, restaurants, Tesco, Morrisons and fuel. Everything is in easy reach with a car, Ben Nevis, Avimore, Loch Ness and lots more.

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5
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8th January 2019:

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5
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3rd October 2018:

Sehr freundlicher Eigentümer,der jeden Wunsch erfüllen möchte.

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4.3
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27th September 2018:

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5
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26th September 2018:

Stayed here several times now Always a pleasure. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Great location in a quiet road but not far from village centre. Leave the car there and walk.

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Excellent menue at the Crannog at the pier. Booking strongly advisable. The place is always full. Love the food. Very attentive staff.

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4.8
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22nd September 2018:

Everything was fine except the low water pressure in shower. Good service, great breakfast, comfortable bed...

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5
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12th September 2018:

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4.3
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3rd September 2018:

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5
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13th August 2018:

Die Unterkunft ist wirklich zu empfehlen. Sehr sauber und wir hatten einentollen Blick auf den See

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4.5
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24th July 2018:

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5
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7th July 2018:

Excellent B+B, second time we've stayed here, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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5
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28th June 2018:

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The Ben Nevis destillery Neptuns staircase

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4.3
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27th June 2018:

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4.8
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20th June 2018:

ありがとうございました。 グレンコーとストーカー城が晴れている時に利用できればよかった。

Tips:

外は寒かったけどラジエターが効いて、暖かく過ごせました。 連れの部屋のドライヤーが壊れていたそうです。

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4.3
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17th June 2018:

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4.5
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12th June 2018:

lovely host, very kind and nice accommodation, good breakfast

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a nice view to the Loch, ideal located for excursions to Loch Ness or Glen Coe

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5
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7th June 2018:

The accommodation is in a fantastic location with splendid views, especially from the breakfast room. We received help with any queries and a lovely welcome. Very close to town centre.

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5
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6th June 2018:

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5
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18th May 2018:

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4.3
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14th May 2018:

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5
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7th May 2018:

Had a lovely stay as usual with a bery warm welcome. Back soon.

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Don't miss the Crannog for dinner -make a reservation. Lovely seafood and friendly staff.

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5
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5th May 2018:

N.1

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5
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6th November 2017:

Nice room, usable shower, excellent delicious breakfast with fresh fruits, very friendly service. The good discription to find the house is necessary to find it.

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4.8
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1st October 2017:

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4.8
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20th September 2017:

lovely people and food

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the ben nevis in town was ideal for food very reasonable prices too

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5
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19th September 2017:

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4.3
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18th September 2017:

A very nice room and setting and would definitely stay there again

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Plenty of places to eat in Fort William - it is a 10-15 walk into town but a lovely one

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4.5
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15th September 2017:

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5
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7th September 2017:

It was a perfect stay and you are really kind and friendly host!

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5
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7th September 2017:

Lovely B&B Run by amazing staff so polite and helpful, very clean and everything kept well, the view from the B&B is beautiful, Also it is a very short journey to shops/restaurants. Well worth the money and we will be returning, had a very pleasant stay.

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4.3
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29th August 2017:

Everything was OK except maybe the size of the room for 4 persons

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4.5
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28th August 2017:

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5
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28th July 2017:

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4.8
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21st July 2017:

wonderful location, ideal to see the twilight on the water. very romantic. the room was perfet, tha bathroom too small for all four we were. breakfast good, with all requests satisfied. parking with no problem.

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4.5
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20th July 2017:

Very gracious hosts and top-notch service and attention to detail. Breakfast was delicious!

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4.8
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16th July 2017:

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4.8
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8th July 2017:

Thank you for welcoming us like friends, chatting without being over effusive, being helpful. You couldn't have done more to make our stay really good!

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4.3
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8th July 2017:

This was a good base for us to explore the area and we also liked being able to walk into the town for the evening and not having to drive after our day's out. The B&B was set back from the main town area and had fantastic views. Mike and Jackie were great and it was nice to have the different options for breakfast. We nearly missed the signage to get round to the B&B from the road - some plants had grown up a bit covering the bottom of the sign on the road saying where to go so at first we thought the B&B was the house on the road where the first sign was to direct you.

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5
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5th July 2017:

Mike and Jackie Are a great hosts. We were staying in self catering apt. Apt has great view to the loch Linnhe. Apt very comfortable and equipped with all new need. We will definitely comeback. Thanks for lovely stay. Anthony and Narmina Finn

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Close to the town, around 10 min walk. Plenty places to eat in the town center. Great walks around.

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4.5
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2nd July 2017:

Clean,welcoming and very convenient

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5
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1st July 2017:

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4.3
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1st July 2017:

Breakfast was extremely good. Bedroom is OK, but for me, not a 4 star B&B, got another 4 star and it was very different. Welcome could be warmer...

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Owner Response:

We thank the guest for their review and respect their comments. There is ample space for seven cars for parking, however if guests do not park correctly this prohibits other guests from parking. The Wi-Fi does not get switched off at 10.00pm. Our Wi-Fi signal is not under out control and if the guest had asked we would have tried to rectify the problem for them. We have no control over our guests as to whether they run up stairs or what time they get up in the morning. Perhaps ear plugs, which some guests use may have helped this guest. We are happy that our breakfast suited this guest and that our views from our home pleased them, being in an elevated position overlooking the loch means that we are not directly on the roadside and this benefits our guests from little or no traffic noise whilst staying with us. Ultimately you cannot please everyone all the time however hard you try.

5
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26th June 2017:

BandB facile à trouver, avec une superbe vue sur le loch. Un accueil souriant, agréable et simple. Très belle chambre calme et "dog frendly" et excellent breakfast.

Tips:

Les destinations de Mallaig-Morar-Glenfinian, de Skies, de Oban, du Glencoe bien facilitées par le coté central de Fort William. Touristiquement, Balcarres est très agréable et pratique. Par contre, les accès aux "repas" dans Fort William sont comme pour toute l'Ecosse assez compliqués par les horaires de "cuisine", souvent incompatibles avec les nécessités des tourismes d'été. La présence de notre chien n'ayant pas simplifié les choix!

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5
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23rd June 2017:

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5
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19th June 2017:

We had a very nice stay at Balcarres and the best breakfast on our road trip.

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Hiking at Glen Coe, the Glenfinnan Viaduct

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4.8
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16th June 2017:

It was a wonderful stay.

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4.8
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12th June 2017:

The view over the sea was amazing and our host was very funny and warm. The breakfast room was very pretty and the breakfast itself was delicious. We had two rooms, one was newly renovated and the other one was not. The new one was great. The other one was a bit old, but clean.

Tips:

Ben and Glen Nevis, the route from Fort William to Mallaig including a stop at the Glenfinnan monument and viaduct with the "Hogwarts Express".

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3.8
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11th June 2017:

Room looks very old fashioned. There is a washing machine and dryer. Staff is helpful and friendly.

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4.8
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9th June 2017:

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5
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2nd June 2017:

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5
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2nd June 2017:

Great B&B with a good breackfast and great view over the loch.

Tips:

Fort William is just down the road. But it's location is great for visits to Glencoe an Glen Nevis etc. Great place for hikers.

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5
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30th May 2017:

Had a lovely nights stay, and even better that I could bring Minnie (our Jack Russell terrier) along also. Spectacular location with nice scenic walks for Minnie, lovely clean room and lovely breakfast in the morning. Minnie even got a few chews to take with her when we left.

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A walk along the waterfront is a must!

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5
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29th May 2017:

Excellent place for a short stay at Fort Williams, walking distance for Fort Williams center but very quiet and very nice view.

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5
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23rd May 2017:

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5
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23rd May 2017:

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5
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23rd May 2017:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

20th May 2017:

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4.5
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9th May 2017:

Thank you for a nice stay

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4.3
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6th May 2017:

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4.8
out of 5

16th April 2017:

Excellent B&B Clean, comfortable & quiet. Very friendly owners.

Tips:

Good Steakhouse in town near the local MPs surgery office. Good base for touring the highlands or Skye.

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4.5
out of 5

11th October 2016:

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5
out of 5

5th October 2016:

Very good breakfast in a nice room. Comfortable bed. Not far from the town center (15 minutes walk). A little bit difficult to find. A neighbour helped us find the spot. Thanks!

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4.3
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27th September 2016:

We stayed for the first time at this accommodation and we were satisfied. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our breakfast was really good and it was made personally for you. The room was big enough for two people. The accomodation is only 15 minutes from the centre by foot. As we arrived with our car we had a car park as they are for free right in front of the house. It was a bit sad, that it was a bit mouldy in the shower. Nevertheless, the room and the rest of the bathroom was very clean. I would recommend to stay here again.

Tips:

We had dinner on both evenings at the local pubs in the centre of Fort William and they are both great. I would really recommend to not miss a dinner at Greg & Gruel as this is the best restaurant. You should reserve a table very early or only pass by and wait for a table while you're having a drink on the bar!

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4.5
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27th September 2016:

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4.8
out of 5

22nd September 2016:

El desayuno buenisimo, la atención excelente, lo unico que les señalaria es que ya que tratan con turistas no vendria mal que aprendieran un poco de Español.

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5
out of 5

17th September 2016:

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5
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2nd September 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4
out of 5

1st September 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

31st August 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th August 2016:

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5
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26th August 2016:

For us 10 stars. All perfect persons, place, food. Thanks for all.

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4
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24th August 2016:

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5
out of 5

21st August 2016:

Excellent accomodation. Great breakfast. Clean room and en suite. Friendly staff.

Tips:

Phone ahead if you are going to be late if possible as we had delays en route and ended up coming late without phoning.

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4.3
out of 5

19th August 2016:

Good place. Good service. Good ratio price/quality

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4
out of 5

12th August 2016:

We would recommend the accommodation to other visitors.

Tips:

Tips for other visitors: Please take your raincoat with you:)

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4
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1st August 2016:

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5
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21st July 2016:

It's a really nice place. Highly recommended!

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4.8
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20th July 2016:

Nice position; breakfast very good. Mike very kind with us and available for any info.

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5
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19th July 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

11th July 2016:

Nice friendly stopover.

Tips:

Read the directions as the signage is hidden from view by a neighbours motorhome.

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4.5
out of 5

10th July 2016:

Very pleasant and helpful.

Tips:

Good food at West End Hotel, a 5 min walk away.

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4.8
out of 5

8th July 2016:

Friendly Staff Clean, Comfortable Rooms & Bathrooms WiFi worked excellent Breakfast was great! Good value for your money

Tips:

Hike Ben Nevis! It was a tough day for a climb, but totally worth it, with breathtaking views!

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5
out of 5

29th June 2016:

Mike and Jackie at Balcarres are super-friendly hosts. Rooms are well-appointed and comfortable. Little touches like fresh milk for your tea/coffee; full-sized bath-sheet; extensive breakfast choices make Balcarres an ideal place to stay - and somewhere I can happily recommend and intend to return to.

Tips:

Must do - Crannog Cruises - a trip up Loch Linnhe with a fascinating commentary. Aonach Mor Gondolas - fantastic views back down to Fort William, Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil. Glencoe Visitor Centre. Jacobite Express Steam Train - Fort William to Mallaig. Places to eat: - Hot Roast Company café in Fort William Clan MacDuff Hotel Restaurant. Onich Hotel - lunch on the deck overlooking the Loch and Gardens - spectacular scenery

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4.3
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18th June 2016:

We had the room under the breakfast room. So it was getting very loud in the early morning due to an early breakfast arrangement. Maybe it would make sense to put the guest that require an early breakfast in that room. Mike the host was very friendly and helpful- the breakfast was also very good. And we want to underline the fantastic view over the Loch.

Tips:

The restaurants are quite full during the weekend- so we recommend to book a table in advance or to be there around 6pm. Fort William itself is not really worth a visit but there are plenty of outdoor shops in the city. We enjoyed hiking through the Glen Coe.

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Would Recommend: No

Owner Response:

We thank the reviewer for their comments. Our breakfast times are from 08.00am to 09.00am. As the breakfast menus are not filled in by our guests until they have settled themselves in their room it would be unfair because they require a 08.00am breakfast to have to ask them to pack their luggage and move to another room, also a little impractical. We do not understand why the reviewer would not recommend us to other travellers as apart from the "loud" other guests, the review was a good one.

4.8
out of 5

12th June 2016:

This establishment was a real find, everything about it was excellent, including a freshly cooked breakfast done to perfection. Total value for money, Would definitely book again when next in the area.

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4.3
out of 5

11th June 2016:

Very friendly and helpful owners. Could not fault the accomodation at all. A very enjoyable stay.

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5
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7th June 2016:

Very nice stay at this b&b lovely and clean breakfast was lovely will stay again

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5
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5th June 2016:

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4.3
out of 5

4th June 2016:

The accomodation is nice and comfortable.

Tips:

Read carefully the instructions "HOW TO FIND US" (which I omitted to do) otherwise you may have some difficulties in finding the house immediately. The signage on site may be partly masked by the vegetation.

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4.8
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3rd June 2016:

We stayed here for two nights. It was no trouble dropping our luggage off early. Very peaceful place to stay. We were made to feel at home and one nice touch we brought a bottle of wine and without asking two glasses had been supplied. Plenty of choice for breakfast and made to feel at home, tea and coffee facilities with fresh milk. Lovely location and within easy walking of Fort William.

Tips:

Ben Nevis, Jacobite trip to Mallaig, plenty of distilleries. Cruises on the lake. Plenty of decent places to eat.

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4.5
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2nd June 2016:

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5
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29th May 2016:

Most welcoming and accommodating

Tips:

The Jacobite steam train ride from Fort William to Mallaig is a very enjoyable experience.

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4.5
out of 5

28th May 2016:

Had a nice stay at Balcarres. Thanks a lot!

Tips:

Get a reservation for a restaurant in Fort William for dinner. Otherwise it may get hard to find a free table.

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4.8
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28th May 2016:

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5
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26th May 2016:

Perfect stay. Very excellent breakfast en great view. Kindly people.

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4.8
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21st May 2016:

Ich hatte ein schönes, großes, sauberes Zimmer. Das Frühstück war sehr gut und auch reichlich. Das Personal war freundlich und aufgeschlossen.

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3.8
out of 5

21st May 2016:

Sorry to mark the location so low, fine if you are travelling in a car but difficult on a motorcycle as broken road surface and 45 degree angle turn to reach property was difficult .The view however was amazing

Tips:

Not too far to walk to town but could be challenging for older people.Taxi service good.

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3.8
out of 5

19th May 2016:

The room was rather gloomy but a good size with large shower room. good breakfast lots of choice

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4.8
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19th May 2016:

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5
out of 5

16th May 2016:

Lovely hosts and pets

Tips:

Isle of skye , ben nevis

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5
out of 5

15th May 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

15th May 2016:

Nous avons passé une nuit dans ce b&b, notre hote a été charmant et très prévenant. La vue de la chambre est magnifique. A recommander

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4.8
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11th May 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

3.5
out of 5

20th February 2016:

very difficult to find, even after phoning for directions, sign for the B and B outside some random house. No sign at main road, no sign off side road.

Tips:

1 kilometre from town.

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Would Recommend: No

Owner Response:

We are sorry that the guest found us difficult to find.Directions on how to find us were e-mailed to the guest in their booking confirmation, perhaps they were overlooked. There is a brown B and B sign at the entrance to Seafield Gardens (not specifically for Balcarres as there are a number of guest houses in Seafield Gardens) and only a certain amount of signage is allowed. The B and B sign for Balcarres in on ground owned by the B and B and was already in situ when we purchased the business over 9 years ago.

4.5
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16th October 2015:

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5
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12th October 2015:

Had a great time! Thanks

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5
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10th October 2015:

Not only the home of our hosts was really charming, but they gave us a very important help in relation to the police, performing by email all the steps necessary for the solution of our problem that we would have been unable to solve ourselves. For this we are very grateful.

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5
out of 5

6th October 2015:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

6th October 2015:

Best breakfast on our whole trip! Not quite easy to find. A bigger sign or at a different location would be good.

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4.8
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26th September 2015:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st September 2015:

We had a very pleasant stay, the room was nice and the location good for walking into town for a meal or some shopping. The location is also good for accessing the Nevis range and other attractions such as Glencoe.

Tips:

The downtown is worth a trip both for shopping and eating out. Lots of choices for dining. About a 15 minute walk along the loch.

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5
out of 5

21st September 2015:

It's everything what you can expect from B&B, al facilities, nice hospitality, good breakfast. Beautiful views from room, and the garden.

Tips:

It is sign about Balcarres on the road which direct you to one street up; however some plants covering this information, so stop the car, read the sign, and go up.

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4.3
out of 5

17th September 2015:

Excellent place to stay, can be a little tricky to find as it almost seems like your driving up someone else's driveway.

Tips:

any amount of places to eat on the main street, just a short walk away.

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4.8
out of 5

17th September 2015:

Wonderful owner. Very clean and pleasant room. Excellent value.

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5
out of 5

17th September 2015:

Balcarres B&B was awesome. Host was friendly. Room was excellent and breakfast yummy!

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4
out of 5

13th September 2015:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

12th September 2015:

Yery polite and helpful, we all enjoyed our stay, the B & B was very clean and comfortable. Within easy reach of all the facilities in Fort William and a good base for beyond. The breakfasts were good always hot and plentyful if you have a large appitite.

Tips:

The Brewers Fayre next to Morrisons have good deals on meals before 6-30

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5
out of 5

11th September 2015:

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I enjoyed my cozy ensuite room. The breakfast room was delightful with a lovely view over the loch and the breakfast delicious especially the smoked salmon. And I enjoyed chatting with Mike. I appreciated the bench out front where I could rest and contemplate sky, loch and hill after my day's adventures.

Tips:

I enjoyed a delicious meal at Crannog - it was pricey but a nice treat - I had to book a day ahead. I went to the Grog and Gruel twice - good atmosphere! Ben Nevis is awesome - for those like me who are not skilled climbers, even making it to the loch is an achievement (nearly half way).

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5
out of 5

9th September 2015:

We´ve had a fantastic time there, beginning with a warm welcome, a lovely room, awesome breakfast and a really homely atmosphere.

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5
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5th September 2015:

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4.5
out of 5

2nd September 2015:

The double room was quite small, but comfortable and had a lovely view across the loch. We appreciated the fresh milk for making tea and coffee.

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4.5
out of 5

30th August 2015:

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4.5
out of 5

21st August 2015:

We would go back to you if we happen to go back to Fort William. Thank you very much.

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4
out of 5

20th August 2015:

Beds need to be 3Ft single and 5ft double unable to open windows fully in our bedroom Lovely breakfasts. very helpful

Tips:

need to book into restaurants as always full, nothing outside Fort William itself. climb Ben Nevis! Beautiful countryside train rides boat rides etc

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We thank you for your comments. Our single beds are all three foot wide as our twin makes up into a 6ft double when required and our doubles are 4'6". If guests require any help with our tilt and turn windows we are more than happy to help. All our large bedroom windows open fully for fire safety purposes. As to restaurants outside of Fort William, there is the Moorings at Banavie (a five minute drive) and Russells at Spean Bridge (ten to fifteen minutes drive). Both are open to non-residents and serve excellent food. For guests with no transport there are several taxi companies in Fort William for their use.

4.5
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18th August 2015:

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4.5
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17th August 2015:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th August 2015:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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9th August 2015:

Good service, breakfast and tips about trips. Nice people.

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4.3
out of 5

7th August 2015:

Good place in Fort William. Quiet and a large view on the sea loch.

Tips:

Good indian restaurant in the main street. If you prefer more scottish food : must do a booking before !

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4.5
out of 5

4th August 2015:

Very comfortable stay. Able to dry out after getting wet all day! Would recommend.

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5
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4th August 2015:

Very clean and friendly.

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5
out of 5

3rd August 2015:

Very friendly

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4.3
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29th July 2015:

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5
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28th July 2015:

Excellent location. Wonderful breakfast , lovely room clean, helpful friendly hosts.

Tips:

The trip to Mallaig was great via normal train and a fraction of the cost if the Jacobite Steam train

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4.8
out of 5

27th July 2015:

Great breakfast, spacious room with excellent shower. Friendly and helpful hosts.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

24th July 2015:

Excellent B&B!

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3.5
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23rd July 2015:

Good scottish breakfast

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5
out of 5

21st July 2015:

Very friendly B & B - we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very pleased we picked you!

Tips:

Excellent views at the top of the gondola/cable car ride.

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4.3
out of 5

20th July 2015:

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5
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19th July 2015:

Thanks for your hospitality and the delicious breakfast every day!

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Would Recommend: Yes

4
out of 5

19th July 2015:

Nice view and direct on waterside in a quite area. City easy to reach by walking. Room and bath room a bit small but ok.

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5
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17th July 2015:

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4.8
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25th June 2015:

We absolutely loved our stay at Belcarres. Our only regret about staying there is that we didn't stay longer. The hosts were welcoming, and the small touches put Belcarres above other B&Bs we've stayed at. The towels were so thick and luxurious and smelled so fresh and clean! The breakfast options all looked delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast we had.

Tips:

Fort William deserves a proper visit, not just a quick pass-through visit. While the walk to the town is pleasant and not too long, I think it might also be best to visit Fort William with your own mode of transportation (bike or car) to fully appreciate everything the area has to offer.

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5
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22nd June 2015:

Mike and Jackie were very welcoming to us.Our room overlooked Loch Linnhe and was comfortable and clean....the view was magic! Breakfast was well cooked and very plentiful. We had a lovely stay at Balcarres......THANK-YOU Mike and Jackie. Marilyn and Rob....Australia.

Tips:

Great location ......lots to see......wonderful scenery.

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4.8
out of 5

13th June 2015:

Enjoyed our two night stay. Very peaceful, beautiful views. Breakfast substantial and good choice bed comfy no faults at all.

Tips:

Thai restaurant is really good.

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5
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11th June 2015:

Warm welcome, good and friendly Service, comfortable lodgings, perfect location to walk into town. - Nothing left to be desired.

Tips:

A must: Take "The Jacobite" steam train (aka "Hogwarts Express") to Mallaig - a great day out!

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4
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7th June 2015:

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4.3
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2nd June 2015:

Wonderful views from bedrooms-Very good value beds very comfortablethanks.

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4
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1st June 2015:

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4
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28th May 2015:

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4.8
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22nd May 2015:

Difficult to find thé House.

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4.5
out of 5

21st May 2015:

Lovely place with very nice and welcoming people!

Tips:

The Tavern, very nice restaurant

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4.8
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20th May 2015:

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5
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15th May 2015:

Immaculate and spotless. Service is best I've had in a B&B. Truly lives up to 4 star billing.

Tips:

This B&B is up a very steep incline so unless your driving or are relatively fit, maybe look at something else. Having said that. If you can make it to the place then definitely go. The service is second to none and the place is immaculate. The views are spectacular and people very friendly.

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4.8
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12th May 2015:

Lovely room with a view of the loch. My 2 dogs were able to stay which was the reason I booked here. Highly recommend it. Breakfasts were great and plentiful. Would return again if staying in Fort William.

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4.5
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9th May 2015:

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4.5
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8th May 2015:

Lovely breakfast

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5
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16th November 2014:

This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast and we definitely enjoyed it. This bed and breakfast was only a 15 minute walk to the town center and located right off of the main road, had an amazing view of the town's loch, and was a nice quiet place to sleep after being busy all day in the area. The owner was really friendly, cooked a great breakfast, and was very accomodating for us and our dog.

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4.5
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6th October 2014:

Would be desirable to have full TV access in bedroom, especially since a family room. Hence have given facilities a 3.

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5
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23rd September 2014:

Great location with stunning views, helpful service and staff with lovely rooms and great breakfasts.

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5
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22nd September 2014:

We had a very nice stay at Balcarres. The host is very friendly and helpfull.

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5
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21st September 2014:

Very warm welcome, a lot of information about Fort William, restaurants and activities. Breakfast was excellent and very well organized. Great view from the house, just a 15 Minutes walk to town. We recommend Balcarres to everybody!!

Tips:

Very good seafood restaurant Crannog Seafood. For Thai kitchen see Sugar and Spice in Highstreet. Glen Nevis Restaurant was also very nice.

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5
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18th September 2014:

Nice location: about 10 minutes walk from town centre. Place itself is off the main road and at a higher level so great view of Loch Linne. Comfortable and good choices for breakfast (even though I limited my own choices). I would definitely stay at Balcarres again.

Tips:

Plenty to do: with one path to Ben Nevis a few miles away; other hiking trails; cable car rides; and so much more; plenty of shops - though they do close promptly at 5pm; plenty of places to eat - I tried two and the 2nd place I visited, The Grog and Gruel was brilliant. Loved the food and choices of ales. If you can, try to get to hiking trails before 9, otherwise if you get there by car you will struggle to get parked!

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5
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12th September 2014:

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5
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8th September 2014:

Fabulous views, very friendly owners and lovely food.

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4.8
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4th September 2014:

Very friendly and helpful

Tips:

Steal falls, Ben Nevis Range ,boat trips out on the Locks are just some of the great things to see and do.

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4.3
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1st September 2014:

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5
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1st September 2014:

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5
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30th August 2014:

I would have no hesitation in recommending this fine B&B,We booked here as we were going on a trip on the Jacobite Express train,the location was great as it was only a couple minutes drive.The rooms were spotless and had everything you needed,tv,coffee nad tea and biscuits.Shower and WC were also spotless with clean towels.Breakfast was excellent with a great choice of menu.And finally thanks for a great stay to the host who was very attentive and helpful.

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5
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30th August 2014:

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5
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29th August 2014:

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4.5
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25th August 2014:

Friendly and helpful owners. Always useful to be able to do your laundry on site.

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Excellent location for sight seeing and local amenities.

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5
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24th August 2014:

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5
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23rd August 2014:

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5
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20th August 2014:

we booked a family room. it was very nice for everything. we did have a wonderful stay .

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5
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18th August 2014:

Nice view of lac

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4.8
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17th August 2014:

Very good B&B. Beautiful lake from window. Good breakfast. Very quite.

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4.8
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13th August 2014:

An enjoyable stay - very friendly and helpful

Tips:

Steam engine trip to Mallaig - cablecar trip up Glen Nevis - magnificent scenery all around, Glencoe etc. The Alexandra restaurant in Fort William was good, as was The Moorings out on the Mallaig road

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4.8
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13th August 2014:

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4
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12th August 2014:

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4
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8th August 2014:

Oh it was just so nice to arrive and find every thing just the way you want it. Mike is a Great house host who seems to enjoy looking after his guests thoroughly. It was all so ok. Great breakfast .

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Lime tree was awesome. Steal waterfall walk was great

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5
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6th August 2014:

Great place, great location, very pleasant owners.

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5
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3rd August 2014:

View *****

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4.5
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3rd August 2014:

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4.8
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26th July 2014:

A very nice welcome (très bon accueil).

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Walk in Glen Nevis to Steall Meadows : wonderfull !

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4.3
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25th July 2014:

Habitación agradable y buen desayuno

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5
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24th July 2014:

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4.8
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23rd July 2014:

Lovely stay at Balcarres. Definitely stay there again if we go up back.

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Secret Valley, Steall Falls was an amazing walk.

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3.8
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16th July 2014:

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5
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9th July 2014:

We enjoyed our stay here. They have a lovely view, provided a delicious breakfast, and took care of all our needs. We could have stayed here exploring the area much longer, but only had the one night. Thank you for your hospitality!

Tips:

We took the Jacobite steam train from Fort Williams to Mallaig while in this area and enjoyed it very much. The views on the trip are really beautiful! Just riding on the old steam train is quite an experience in itself!

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4.5
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5th July 2014:

.thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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We were golfing. Excellent course ar Fort William and an excellent wee 9 hole course nearby called The Dragons Tooth. Local facilities good

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5
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3rd July 2014:

Had a very comfortable night. Staff very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.

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4.8
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1st July 2014:

Lovely place with nice people and a great breakfast. Well located for a short walk into town.

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Quite a steep hill to walk up if you have mobility issues.

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5
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27th June 2014:

Comfortable and friendly good choice of breakfast nothing too Much trouble would recomend this hotel to anybody

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Plenty of restaurants and other places to eat out in the town centre plenty of things to do such as ferries on the loch or rides on the steam train visit the distillery Climb Ben Nevis

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5
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4th June 2014:

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5
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19th May 2014:

Thanks for all the attention to detail that you both put in to make our stay memorable and very comfortable, and the view from our bedroom window was breathtaking, good luck for the future.

Tips:

If you are going to Fort William, dont go home without going up Ben Nevis, worth every penny, but take a coat, its a bit draughty up there !!

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4.8
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18th May 2014:

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4.8
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12th May 2014:

Mike the host was excellent with nothing too much trouble. We loved the breakfast which was the best out of all the B&Bs we stayed at in Scotland. One 'fly in the ointment' was that the bed in our room really needs replacing and my partner found it hard to sleep in it. Like some other guests, initially finding the place proved to be a challenge since the sign on the road below is partially obscured and the little track up to the three guest houses is difficult to distinguish since only one guest house has it's sign at the foot of the track and you think that only one B&B is up there.

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The walk into Fort William is worth doing plus eating at the Alexandra hotel was good with especially good haggis. The train ride to Mallaig was exceptional although Mallaig itself is not really worth going for. We had a diesel train since the steam train the 'Jacobite' wasn't running at the time of year we were there. The gondola ride up Aonach Mor is well worth doing only if like us, you get a clear day.

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4
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11th May 2014:

Very comfortable place and very dog friendly. Next time we are in Fort William we will stay. For the price very good. Not in the centre of Fort William but that was good for us.

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There is a little Thai cafe at the end of the High Street called Sugar and Spice. we had a great meal there. BYOB.

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4.3
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9th May 2014:

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5
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2nd May 2014:

We arrived late, and were warmly welcomed, very easy to find and great place to stay for us arriving late and leaving early to catch a ferry. Staff delightful.

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4.5
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23rd April 2014:

It was really useful to be able to bring our dog into our room. The breakfasts were extremely good

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We went to Cafe Mango in Fort William and had a very good meal there

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5
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17th April 2014:

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4.8
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17th February 2014:

friendly and welcoming with comfortable beds and a great breakfast.

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At only 15 minutes from Nevis Range this is a great BB spot.

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5
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2nd January 2014:

Wow, wow, wow. They think of everything and have it in your room for your use. The host was very helpful in advising us of places to eat in the evening. Breakfast was excellent. Would definitely stay there again in a heartbeat and recommend the place to friends and family.

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A trip up the gondola at the Nevis Range is highly recommended weather permitting it is running . Excellent views from the top and in better months can watch downhill cyclists make their way down the mountain, if you have a bike you can have a go yourself.

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4.8
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11th November 2013:

Friendly warm welcome. Very cosy warm comfy room. Just what we needed on a cold day. Excellent breakfast. Quiet area too. Definitely recommend this b&b. Fresh milk provided, not those silly little pots. Little things make a difference. Our dogs were made welcome too. Thank you.

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We ate at cafe mango in fort william. Friendly staff and very tasty food, Thai and Indian.

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5
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26th October 2013:

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4.8
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3rd October 2013:

Very friendly, everything was fine, room very nice and comfortable, very clean, nice breakfast

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5
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25th September 2013:

Camera molto accogliente, pulizia eccellente. Personale molto cordiale. Vista sul lago.

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4.8
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24th September 2013:

warm & friemdly.

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5
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16th September 2013:

a big room, great breakfast, a place to park the car, you can book online and Mike was really nice. I enjoyed the stay at Balcarres.

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A Tour with the Jacobite Glenfinnan viaduct, Steall Falls and Inchree Falls are very beautiful places

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5
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13th September 2013:

Everything was perfect, an amazing view, very comfortable bed and bathroom, very friendly service.

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4.3
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12th September 2013:

Very friendly hosts and excellent breakfasts. Good standard of accommodation. Nice additional touches such as freshly prepared fruit salad at breakfast and complimentary drinking water in the room with drinking glasses already in the room (usually have to ask for these) make this B&B stand out from the crowd.

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20 minute pleasant walk into Town Centre, 25 mins to Railway Station. Don't miss the Cable Cars at Nevis Range.

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4.8
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9th September 2013:

We found Mike & Jackie to be great hosts who worked tirelessly to make sure their guests where comfortable and enjoying their stay. They provided a wide choice of different breakfast ingredients and managed to keep me and my vegetarian wife happy with their superb variety of food. All in all we had a lovely stay with Mike & Jackie and may well be back for another stay for the Scottish 6 day trails early next year.

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4.8
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6th September 2013:

A first class stay, very welcoming and the breakfasts are superb

Tips:

We enjoyed the selection of real ales at the Grog and Gruel pub in Fort William and the Food Stop restaurant at the Alexander Hotel. The Jacobite steam train to Mallaig is a must – one of the great railway journeys

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5
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30th August 2013:

The salmon of breakfast is very good.

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There is seaside promenade near to Balcarres.

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5
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25th August 2013:

It have been an amazing stance

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5
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25th August 2013:

Very high quality accommodation which included use of a small lounge.

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4.3
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25th August 2013:

Very professional and clean. Spacious rooms and great views for breakfast. Food was very good. Just a couple of small 'but': we could not run the wifi, and the lock in the door didn't work. However Mike, the housekeeper, was very kind.

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4.3
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24th August 2013:

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4
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21st August 2013:

A nice B&B. Just a bit difficult to find. That is more an issue with road name display in Scotland. People (staff) were friendly. Great view from parking lot.

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4.5
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20th August 2013:

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4.8
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18th August 2013:

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5
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9th August 2013:

very clean B&B, although the décor is very dated it is clean and well looked after.

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Walking distance to the town centre, where there are enough restaurants to choose from.

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4
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9th August 2013:

Room a little bit too small

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4.8
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8th August 2013:

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5
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7th August 2013:

Loved it here. Location was ideal, the views from the family room were spectacular, breakfast was great, place was very clean.

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Hike the Steall Falls. The No 4 restaurant was great! Book places to eat ahead if time, restaurants fill up quickly!

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5
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15th July 2013:

Mike and Jackie were awesome - very informative about area. Balcarres was exceptionally clean, well-run - excellent breakfast. We will definitely stay at Balcarres again when we come back to Fort William.

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4
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30th June 2013:

bedroom a little tiny : difficult to put our luggage

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not too far from the centre of the town

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5
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19th June 2013:

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4
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16th June 2013:

A little walk uphill but the rest was verry good! Verry good service!

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4.3
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7th June 2013:

Excellent B&B. Nice cosy rooms. Clean & well equipped. Breakfast well served and decent filing portions. Location fantabulous...!!! All in all something I'd like to return to.

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5
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1st June 2013:

It is is really nice guest house! Thanks a lot.

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5
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10th May 2013:

This B&B is friendly and superb. A very nice place to stay at with kids while exploring the region.

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