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The Balmacara Hotel – where the Isle of Skye beckons from the front windows, and the glorious hills of Wester Ross from the rear! The Balmacara Hotel is stunningly situated on the shores of Loch Alsh, approximately 3 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, the Skye Bridge and famous Eilean Donan Castle. The Hotel enjoys an outstanding location for touring and provides an ideal leisure break destination. Most of the tastefully designed guestrooms have loch-side views and the Isle of Skye can be viewed from the Coffee Lounge and Restaurant. A family run hotel, at Balmacara a definite emphasis is placed on high standards of personal service to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

All guestrooms at The Balmacara Hotel are tastefully decorated, and include en-suite bathrooms. Most enjoy stunning views across Lochalsh towards the Isle of Skye. Themes range from contemporary through to Victorian antique furnished rooms. The south-facing lower floor rooms all incorporate a small outdoor deck for you to take morning coffee or even an evening nightcap while you take in the stunning views over the Loch.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Tea/ Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Trouser Press Available on Request
  • Ironing Facilities Available on Request
  • Early Breakfast Available on Request

Enjoy gorgeous views across the loch as you take a delicious breakfast or lunch at The Balmacara Hotel. Residents and non residents can take breakfast in our bright 1930’s style Coffee Lounge with the ever-changing weather providing a different aspect to the loch on an hourly basis.

Local seafood and game is Balmacara’s speciality, which, combined with high quality tableware and linen will provide you with an evening that befits the surroundings of the Victorian themed dining room, not to mention of course the high quality cuisine! If you are looking for a slightly more casual meal, the bar is open from 6pm – 11pm weekdays and 6pm – 12am at weekends.

The Isle of Skye

On The Map: The Isle of Skye is a large island located off the west coast of Scotland. Skye is accessed via a landbridge (A87 road) from Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland, or by ferry from Mallaig, reached via the A830 road from Fort William.

“Cloud Island” is what the Norse called the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is fitting. A 50-mile-long banquet of velvet moors, jagged mountains, shimmering lochs and towering sea cliffs produce stunning scenery. If the weather turns, there are plenty of castles, crafting museums, and cozy pubs and restaurants to please anyone. Along with Edinburgh and Loch Ness, Skye is one of the places in Scotland that people enjoy visiting the most. A wild geological past has produced some of Britain’s most dramatic scenery. From rugged Northern Skye to the ice-sculpted peaks of the Cuillins, the island is riveted with many lochs. The traveler is never more than five miles from the ocean. Skye is everything we think of the Highlands to be:  Wild, fierce, and mesmerizing. Overnight stays on Skye are at the island’s main town – Portree. The location of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final days in Scotland in 1746, Portree today is a bustling port and Skye’s cultural hub.

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