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Balmacara Hotel, Balmacara by Isle of Skye

Balmacara by Isle of Skye, Ross-shire, IV408DH, UK
Balmacara Hotel, Balmacara by Isle of Skye Balmacara Hotel, Balmacara by Isle of Skye 01599537044 Balmacara by Isle of Skye
91 out of 100% 9 votes
1st Class
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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Golf in Local Area

The Balmacara Hotel is one of the highest rated hotels in the Skye area due to its an outstanding location, comfortable accommodation and friendly staff. 

Pauline BlackTravel Trade Director
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 28

Parking Spaces: 30

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Balmacara Hotel in Balmacara is splendidly situated on the shores of Loch Alsh, approximately 3 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, the Skye Bridge and Eilean Donan Castle. From the front windows of the hotel enjoy the stunning views towards the Isle of Skye and the Wester Ross Hills. This family owned and managed hotel prides itself on offering guests a warm Highland welcome plus friendly and attentive service throughout your stay.

At the Balmacara Hotel relax with a choice of double bed, twin beds or family accommodation.  Many bedrooms overlook the sea while others enjoy the essence and the wonderful scenery of the Highlands.

Whether you dine in the hotels Sea View restaurant or in the bar area you will find something to your satisfaction as the hotel specialise on using the Best of Scottish Produce.

The Balmacara Hotel in Balmacara offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. 



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It may be tricky to choose your absolute favourite room at the Balmacara Hotel but be rest assured that all rooms feature the same special touches.

Seep into the rich carpet, take in the views and relax after a long day of being an adventurer (or eating lots). 

Relax on a double bed, twin beds or family room, overlooking the sea and enjoy the essence and the wonderful scenery of the Highlands

Bar & Restaurant

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The Sea View Restaurant at the Balmacara Hotel was born from a passion to create a place that people can indulge in authentic dishes from the Highlands, in relaxed surroundings that promote sharing and bonding over meals.

Fresh seafood is the way to go, with langoustines and mussels landed 200 yards away.

Location & Directions

Directions to Balmacara Hotel in Balmacara

The Balmacara Hotel is situated on the A87 between Dornie (Home of Eilean Donan Castle) and Kyle of Lochalsh.

Travelling time from various locations can depend on the season. During the summer, expect journeys to take longer. The following is a guide only.

Kyle - 5 mins
Portree - 45 mins
Applecross - 50 mins
Inverness -1hr 45mins
Glasgow - 4hrs


Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

This hotel is currently awaiting official star grading from Visit Scotland

Travelling to the Scottish islands: Recommended pre-departure testing The Scottish government have issued advice on anyone planning to travel to a Scottish island to take a rapid lateral flow test before they do so. This is a voluntary scheme to try to prevent any spread from the mainland and you will not need evidence of a negative test to travel to a Scottish island. For more information via the Scottish Government website, please click here


Things to See and Do
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The Balmacara Hotel in Balmacara is in an ideal location for those wishing to take a break touring the Highlands and Islands. The Balmacara hotel is only a few minutes from the bridge over to the sea to the Isle of Skye. Day trips can also be made to the outer islands of Lewis, Harris or Uist.

The most photographed castle in Scotland - Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie - is also only within a short drive from the Balmacara Hotel.

Another popular village to visit is the village of Plockton, which was used in the popular television BBC series 'Hamish Macbeth'. Some scenes from the series were also filmed in the Balmacara Hotel.

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