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Situated on the shores of Loch Alsh, Balmacara Hotel is just 5 minutes’ drive from Kyle of Lochalsh, the main crossing point to the Isle of Skye. Regular live traditional music is featured in the on-site pub, and free private parking is also provided.

An en suite bathroom, TV and tea/coffee making facilities are included in each Balmacara room, and most enjoy scenic views across Loch Alsh towards the Isle of Skye. Contemporary themed rooms are on offer, and some are furnished with Victorian antiques.

Guests can savour views of the Loch as they enjoy their meals. Specialities include local seafood and game, and a full English breakfast is served in the 1930’s style coffee lounge.

Eilean Donan Castle is less than a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and the outer islands of Lewis, Harris or Uist can be visited in a single day.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Balmacara Hotel has been welcoming guests since 18 Aug 2005.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room type
2 single beds
2 double beds
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    Most of our guests agree that the best time to visit our hotel is during spring (late March to May) and autumn (September to November).
    Answered on 1 July 2022
  • WIth your superior or family rooms is there the option to put in a pull out bed, my son has Downs and wont share a double with his sibling?
    Hello, We would be able to add a small bed to the room if that would be helpful? Leah
    Answered on 18 May 2021
  • Hi How much extra for 1 x little Spaniel dog tonight please and can we book a newly refurbed room with seaview? Dog is very well behaved Thnx
    Hello, Unfortunately we do not accept any pets. Sorry for any inconveience this may cause. Kind regards, Balmacara Hotel
    Answered on 16 July 2021
  • Hi just wondering if the hotel has a bar?
    Yes, our hotel has a bar and lounge area. Robyn BH
    Answered on 14 February 2022
  • we have a 3 year old. can you put a cot in a double room?
    Hello There, Yes we can do that. Regards, Juan
    Answered on 2 April 2023
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Hotel surroundings *
1 restaurant on site
  • Balmacara Hotel On-Site Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
Facilities of Balmacara Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2
Most popular facilities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/performance
  • Beach
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Darts
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Packed lunches
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Safety deposit box
    • Minimarket on site
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Hebrew
    • Italian

    House rules

    Balmacara Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 21:00


    Until 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request
    Adult (18+ years)
    Extra bed upon request
    £40 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Balmacara Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Guests arriving after 22:30 must contact the Balmacara Hotel to arrange this in advance.

    When booking 5 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform Balmacara Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Balmacara Hotel

    • Balmacara Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Darts
      • Beachfront
      • Live music/performance
      • Beach

    • Balmacara Hotel is 3.1 miles from the centre of Kyle of Lochalsh.

    • Yes, Balmacara Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Balmacara Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Balmacara Hotel On-Site Restaurant

    • Guests staying at Balmacara Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Gluten-free

    • The prices at Balmacara Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Room options at Balmacara Hotel include:

      • Twin
      • Double
      • Single
      • Family
      • Twin/Double

    • Check-in at Balmacara Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.