Guest Reviews

 

 

Reviewed By Traveller from larkhall, GB
Date of stay 18th July 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Bern, CH
Date of stay 10th July 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Reviewed By Traveller from LEEDS, GB
Date of stay 10th July 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
It has always been a particular pleasure to come to Balcary Bay Hotel and we hope to continue as long as life allows.Many thanks for your excellence and friendliness and for your fine cuisine.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Crieff, GB
Date of stay 8th July 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Houston, US
Date of stay 4th July 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Tips for other travellers
Make sure to book a room with a view of the bay.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Taynton, GB
Date of stay 29th June 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
It would take a difficult customer indeed to find fault at this extremely good hotel. This was my 5th visit, I will certainly be returning, and the standards are as good as ever.
I understand that the hotel closes during December and January for maintenance to be carried out, this is very evident as the entire hotel is immaculate in appearance. There is no sign of wear and tear anywhere, and everything works the way it should.
The food is of a very high standard, the wine list is comprehensive, and both are reasonably priced. The service offered by the proprietor and staff is of the highest standard, very attentive but not intrusive.
I highly recommend this hotel, and it is well worth stopping here on the way to (or from) Northern Scotland, it is only a 40 minute drive from the motorway.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Stenhousemuir, GB
Date of stay 27th June 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This was the fifth time my wife and I have taken a short break at Balcary Bay Hotel and it has never disappointed us in any way.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 25th June 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Whilst it was my ‘big cousin’ from California who stayed in the hotel I know he enjoyed it thoroughly. We, husband, my sister and myself ate with him in the hotel and on his last day we had lunch there with his lifelong-friend and his wife who took him back to Glasgow to continue his itinerary.The hotel is special and has a special situation on the bay. Perhaps my husband and myself will be back. We will certainly recommend it to others.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from darlington, GB
Date of stay 14th June 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Lovely relaxed break.The evening meal was one of the best we have ever had!

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Woodbridge, GB
Date of stay 7th June 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A very special place for a holiday – so tranquil. Friendly staff, excellent food, ideal location. It felt like a family home. Many guests had stayed previously.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from LONDON, GB
Date of stay 5th June 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Wonderful place – pleasant atmosphere and an excellent stopover. The weather was glorious and the garden and shore both looked good. We would have liked longer

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Brampton, GB
Date of stay 23rd May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Food, staff all excellent

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 24th May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Beautiful views, great food and extremely comfortable.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from GLASGOW, GB
Date of stay 21st May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Wonderful hotel in a delightful setting

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Hazel Grove Stockport, GB
Date of stay 18th May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Reviewed By Traveller from High Peak, GB
Date of stay 16th May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Lovely relaxing stay after a long drive it was like arriving in heaven.
Food and choice of menu was excellent and a real treat.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Hexham, GB
Date of stay 7th May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property The atmosphere is a bit formal but that is not a bad thing. Things are maintained very well and the food is excellent.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Whithorn, GB
Date of stay 5th May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 3rd May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property We really enjoyed our stay. We felt very relaxed and comfortable in the hotel. We all felt the food was outstanding. I am a vegetarian and I have never eaten so well in a country house hotel- imaginative, good sized portions and tasty.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 3rd May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Love the face lift to the lounge. Staff excellent as always as are all other aspects. Will be back again and again.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Kendal, GB
Date of stay 1st May 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property We have been coming for several years and always have an excellent stay. We have recommended it to lots of friends.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Sheffield, GB
Date of stay 25th April 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Banff, GB
Date of stay 22nd April 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property A great hotel in a great situation.Food excellent and menu changed every night and a range of dishes.Breakfast was excellent with very friendly staff .One of tne best hotel s we have stayed in.
Reviewed By Traveller from Troon, GB
Date of stay 26th April 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Absolutely idyllic location. Hotel fabulous and food tremendous. Staff very friendly and service excellent. All made up for a very enjoyable stay
Tips for other travellers If you want a quiet place to relax, this is it
Reviewed By Traveller from Preston, GB
Date of stay 18th April 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Warm welcoming, efficient staff. We will return. Thank you for a lovely stay

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Sutton Coldfield, GB
Date of stay 18th April 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property I’ve stayed with you several times over 30years and always been very happy – I love the setting, I love Scotland though we don’t come up often. The hotel, though different every time I come, stays the same- that’s a compliment!

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Billingham, GB
Date of stay 18th April 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Great menu excellent food and service

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 10th April 2014
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Hawick, GB
Date of stay 8th April 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Milnthorpe, GB
Date of stay 7th March 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Unfortunately I took ill whilst staying, with a bout of a recurring infection unrelated to my stay at the hotel  The proprietor Graeme Lamb could not have been more helpful, considerate and understanding, waiving our offer to pay for the remaining part of our booking. I cannot praise this hotel enough, and will return as soon as I am able.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Bolton, GB
Date of stay 7th March 2014
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property This lovely country house hotel provided a flawless standard of professionalism with warmth and careful attention to detail.  From the welcome when we arrived, the personal letter of welcome from Mr Lamb, to the restaurant and efficient service with a high standard of cuisine, we were impressed.  The staff were all attentive, helpful, and considerate, and the standard of service was amongst the best we have encountered. The location at the water’s edge was peaceful, quiet and beautiful.  The hotel’s rooms were decorated and furnished to a high standard, and the dining room and lounges likewise were welcoming, warm, and we’ll-appointed. To achieve consistently high standards of cuisine, service and a warmth of welcome that remained professional yurt unobtrusive is a wonderful and relatively rare accomplishment.  It is not surprising that guides and recommendations consistently praise the work of Mr Lamb and his team, and we are happy to add our praise wholeheartedly.  Thank you,

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 7th March 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Staff very efficient and friendly, food amazing!! An excellent short break to recharge batteries!

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Runcorn, GB
Date of stay 28th February 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Exactly what it advertises.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from northallerton, GB
Date of stay 28th February 2014
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property The staff were very friendly and I loved the decor in the bedroom and the public rooms.
Tips for other travellers Lovely walk from the hotel

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 21st February 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Excellent food and very comfortable accommodation.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Hexham, GB
Date of stay 17th February 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property A wonderfully relaxing place to stay.  The cuisine is excellent – every day there is a detail which makes a delicious surprise.
Tips for other travellers Enjoy the bird life at Mersehead and Caelaverock, especially in the winter months when the geese are present. The red kite trail, following signs to the Ken-Dee reserve and following on up the west side of Loch Ken, is guaranteed some spectacular sightings.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Carlisle, GB
Date of stay 14th February 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 3 – Average
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Really like the little touches such as the chocolates and fruit in the room,towelling robes and Gilchrist and Soames toiletries. Food is fabulous and there is free wifi – although this is not mentioned on the website info.

 

Reviewed By Traveller from Tillicoultry, GB
Date of stay 11th February 2014
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Date Submitted: 21/11/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Galston, GB
Date of stay 15th November 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Food great.

 

Date Submitted: 18/11/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from HALIFAX, GB
Date of stay 11th November 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Our second stay and we were not disappointed, such a relaxed friendly hotel.
Tips for other travellers Enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely part of the country.

 

Date Submitted: 18/11/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 15th November 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Date Submitted: 17/11/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Loughborough, GB
Date of stay 14th November 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Balcary Bay is a superb hotel in terms of comfort, service and above all the quality of the dining experience. The location is outstanding and the hotel is an excellent centre for exploring the Solway coast.
Tips for other travellers Solway Coast is full of natural attractions for walkers and explorers of nature.

 

Date Submitted: 16/11/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Ainstable, GB
Date of stay 13th November 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Excellent get-away-from-it-all hotel. Old fashioned in the best of styles with great personal service and mouth-watering menus.
Tips for other travellers Nearby Rockcliffe has to be visited. The cliff-top walk worth the effort. No need to look for other restaurants.

 

Date Submitted: 15/11/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Bolton, GB
Date of stay 12th November 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 12/11/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Airdrie, GB
Date of stay 10th November 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Have no complaints Food and Staff were excellent

 

Date Submitted: 10/11/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from KILWINNING, GB
Date of stay 7th November 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property I have already e-mailed two friends and informed them that they are booked into this wonderful hotel for our annual reunion in 2014. The 4 above for facilities is simply due to the fact that you are a small private hotel catering for, I assume, people who enjoy peace, quiet, wonderful scenery, walks, things to see and do locally (e.g. golf, visits to Historic sites/gardens etc.)and the facilities that you offer are geared accordingly. The 4 is not a criticism therefore or a desire that you add more facilities—indeed the only aspect I thought might be appropriate was a drying room for walkers/golfers being soaked in a heavy downpour. Otherwise change nothing. Being only 2 to 2.5 hours away by direct route from our home we are already considering a return visit over and above the reunion mentioned above—we were very impressed and enjoyed our two night stay immensely. Thank you.
Tips for other travellers The hotel is in a wonderful location so try and book a bay view room and relax and watch the tide ebb and flow. Bring your walking boots. (My wife and I did the 1.5 hour cliff walk and it was a bit damp underfoot especially coming back through the field) (2.5 hour walk next time and we will be better prepared) Decor and cleanliness are A-grade—-the hotel looks as if it has undergone a major redecoration recently and I would hope that the standard and quality of materials used can be maintained. I approve of the Total no smoking policy and the smart dress for dinner and the meals were to “die for”. Very good wine list and small bar–all that is required for an excellent stay. Plenty to see, do, and visit locally so if you are planning a one off stay give yourself a few days—otherwise be prepared to revisit on other occasions/seasons.

 

Date Submitted: 05/11/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Sunderland, GB
Date of stay 31st October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Beautiful location, very friendly staff, accomodation first class and wonderful food.
Tips for other travellers Local walk around the headland very nice and not too strenuous. We enjoyed visiting the small towns in the area and also going into forested areas. Rockcliff and Kipford were especially pretty and the walk through the woods was lovely.

 

Date Submitted: 04/11/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Hexham, GB
Date of stay 31st October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Room 3 was a real treat, a very special room indeed.  We enjoyed the atmosphere in the hotel and the food was consistently delicious.
Tips for other travellers Make sure you take the walk around the headland, great views and a sighting of porpoises. Visit the local RSPB reserves. If its not too far drive up the Red Kite Trail in the Forest  of Galloway.

 

Date Submitted: 01/11/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Northampton, GB
Date of stay 27th October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property The food is excellent. Staff are extremeley friendly and helpful

 

Date Submitted: 29/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Brampton, GB
Date of stay 25th October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Very enjoyable weekend. All staff were very friendly and helpful. All meals were excellent and very well presented. It is the cleanest hotel I have stayed in for a long while. Many thanks.

 

Date Submitted: 26/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Hunmanby, GB
Date of stay 22nd October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Our room (Room 3) was wonderful. So spacious and a great bathroom with plenty of shelf space (often a rarity) and good lighting. The food was superb every night and the little extra touches – canapes, petit fours – were lovely. The staff were delightful and the service was outstanding. I have no idea how you organised the kitchen, but it must be a miracle of efficiency to produce such wonderful food so quickly. Many compliments to the chef and kitchen staff, whom we didn’t see. We enjoyed drinks in the lounge each evening – again a lovely welcoming room. One of the best hotels we have stayed in.
Tips for other travellers Don’t even think of eating anywhere other than here! Ask for a room with a view over the bay.

 

Date Submitted: 17/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Burton-in-Lonsdale, GB
Date of stay 13th October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Very pleasant staff

 

Date Submitted: 15/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from BRADFORD, GB
Date of stay 12th October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property BONNIE WEE THING BALCARY BAY
Bonnie wee thing,cannie wee thing,Lovely wee thing,wert thou mine,I wad wear thee in my bosom,Lest my jewel it should tine.
Rabbie.

 

Date Submitted: 14/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Stockton-on-Tees, GB
Date of stay 10th October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Excellent location.  Ideal Hotel for peace relaxation and good food. Appreciated being allowed to bring our pet who also enjoyed his stay.

 

Date Submitted: 14/10/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 11th October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 12/10/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Chesterfield, GB
Date of stay 5th October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good

 

 

Date Submitted: 10/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Largs, GB
Date of stay 6th October 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 02/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 28th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Excellent for a 2/3 day break. Food first class. Good walking particularly along the cliffs etc. In easy reach of many interesting places.

 

Date Submitted: 01/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Halmerend, GB
Date of stay 29th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 01/10/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from DARLINGTON, GB
Date of stay 27th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 30/09/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 27th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Lovely location, comfortable bedroom with wonderful view.  Food – first class.

 

Date Submitted: 28/09/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from CARLUKE, GB
Date of stay 24th September 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 23/09/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Scarborough, GB
Date of stay 19th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Food was exceptional, fabulous views from room 17 on 2nd floor.
Not a lot of facilities but that is what we like to get away from it all. And who need s them in such a beautiful location

 

Date Submitted: 22/09/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 19th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property A most relaxing couple of days enjoying the ambiance and the splendid food. Well done toGraeme and his staff for making Balcary House Hotel such a special place .

 

Date Submitted: 17/09/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Neston, GB
Date of stay 9th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 15/09/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Riding Mill, GB
Date of stay 11th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Very relaxing and I felt able to rest. I have only marked 4 for facilities but that is the beauty of the hotel – no distractions. Loved having to get changed for dinner, the whole experience was one of high standards and quiet elegance

 

Date Submitted: 10/09/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Preston, GB
Date of stay 7th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Food very good. Small additional cost of Superior Bay View room very worthwhile.

 

Date Submitted: 09/09/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from heath charnock, GB
Date of stay 5th September 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property fantastic hotel and location. The food is excellent aswell. We will be back!

 

Date Submitted: 28/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Bolton, GB
Date of stay 17th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere with very attentive staff. The food was delightful.
Tips for other travellers This is a lovely area to explore, both around the coast, and inland. It is a relatively unspoilt part of Scotland, but within easy reach, yet not too crowded.

 

Date Submitted: 27/08/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Pitton,Salisbury, GB
Date of stay 23rd August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good

 

Date Submitted: 23/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Ashbourne, GB
Date of stay 18th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Beautiful setting. Wonderful views. Very comfortable. Hotel provided calm, friendly and highly efficient service. Excellent food. No better place for a refreshing break.
Tips for other travellers Solway coast is a quiet gem.

 

Date Submitted: 20/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Ystradowen Cowbridge, GB
Date of stay 16th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property The setting was superb , room bathroom & view from no.6 terrific . Your staff looked after us very well . points out of 100 ….110
Tips for other travellers Why go elsewhere the food at Balcary Bay was great the only reason to go else is to try & find better views impossible !!!

 

Date Submitted: 20/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Ystradowen Cowbridge, GB
Date of stay 16th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property The setting was superb , room bathroom & view from no.6 terrific . Your staff looked after us very well . points out of 100 ….110
Tips for other travellers Why go elsewhere the food at Balcary Bay was great the only reason to go else is to try & find better views impossible !!!

 

 

Date Submitted: 18/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Wirral, GB
Date of stay 12th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property This is a very fine hotel, very comfortable, well appointed throughout and spotlessly clean. It is perfect for a relaxing, peaceful holiday.  The cuisine is deservedly highly commended.  The staff are helpful and friendly at all times.

 

Date Submitted: 18/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from East Grinstead, GB
Date of stay 10th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Very pleased with the standard of accommodation, friendly quality of the service and the high quality of the food. The peaceful setting is a real tonic in a busy world.
Tips for other travellers Beautiful countryside with wonderful walks and climbs. Some nice friendly towns within a short distance.

 

Date Submitted: 18/08/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Sutton Coldfield, GB
Date of stay 15th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 28/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Bolton, GB
Date of stay 17th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere with very attentive staff. The food was delightful.
Tips for other travellers This is a lovely area to explore, both around the coast, and inland. It is a relatively unspoilt part of Scotland, but within easy reach, yet not too crowded.

 

Date Submitted: 16/08/2013::::4.3
Reviewed By Traveller from Dorchester, GB
Date of stay 10th August 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property This is a jewel of a hotel overlooking the Salway Firth. Excellent facilities, service, food and room. Cannot fault it.
Tips for other travellers The hotel is quite a way from other civilisation (Kirkubright or Castle Douglas!)but who needs to go anywhere when you are staying at the Balcary Bay. The surrounding area seems unspoilt as it is relatively unvisited. Very arty and crafty and a few interesting NTS sites to see. If you want chill, this is the place to come. Good weather will help a lot.

 

Date Submitted: 14/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbri, GB
Date of stay 9th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

 

Date Submitted: 14/08/2013::::4.3
Reviewed By Traveller from stockport, GB
Date of stay 9th August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 3 – Average
Service / Staff 4 – Good

 

Date Submitted: 11/08/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Köln, DE
Date of stay 29th July 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good

 

Date Submitted: 11/08/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Oakham, GB
Date of stay 3rd August 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 03/08/2013::::4.3
Reviewed By Traveller from Aberdeen, GB
Date of stay 28th July 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good

 

Date Submitted: 02/08/2013::::4
Reviewed By Traveller from The Hague, NL
Date of stay 28th July 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 3 – Average
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 02/08/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Much, DE
Date of stay 28th July 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property outstanding 4-course dinner and magnificent selection of wines ! Probably the nicest room in a hotel we ever had (Nr. 10). We were feeling very sad at departure – look forward coming back.

 

Date Submitted: 22/07/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Jever, DE
Date of stay 4th July 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Secret hideaway to relax and enjoy the quietness, the views, the beautiful surroundings, the excellent breakfast and dinner!
Tips for other travellers Galloways beauty is much underestimated and there is much to explore: Thrieve Castle, Threave Estate and gardens, Carlaeverock Castle, Sweetheart Abbey, and much more! Don’t miss Dundrennan Abbey and Kirkcudbright.

 

 

Date Submitted: 13/07/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Kirkoswald, GB
Date of stay 4th July 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE VERY HELPFUL TOTAL RELAXATION. FOOD SUPERB AS ALWAYS!!!
Tips for other travellers There is lots to see and do if you can tear yourself away from the view which changes with each passing hour. If relaxation is what you seek , then this is the place to be

 

 

Date Submitted: 11/07/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Crieff, GB
Date of stay 5th July 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property This was a second visit and trust it will not be the last.An exceedingly pleasant and restful break If you require anything by way of help or service it is always available instantly.
Thank you to ALL the staff and management.

 

 

Date Submitted: 07/07/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
Date of stay 28th June 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Date Submitted: 07/07/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Eastleigh, GB
Date of stay 4th July 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Second visit and very much up to the standards I had anticipated. keep up the good work
Tips for other travellers Dine at Balcary Bay, nothing else in the locality that compares

 

Date Submitted: 02/07/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Burford, GB
Date of stay 29th June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property It is very seldom that I leave an hotel, and realise that I could make no comment of any kind that would improve this extremely fine hotel. It is exceptionally well managed, and this hard work has been rewarded by a number of prestigious awards-very well deserved.    A first time visitor will observe on arrival an immaculately maintained building in front of which is a generous car parking area, well gravelled and weed free and backed by well managed lawns and shrubberies. The inside of the building is equally well presented, beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished. The impression continues on entering the bedroom, they are elegantly furnished using top quality materials. The bathrooms are fitted out to the same high standard, with very high quality fixtures and fittings, and everything is clinically clean.   Meal orders are taken in the attractive lounge, which is adjacent to the dining room. Very courteous staff take drinks orders here and canapés are served to go with them.      The food is of exceptional standard, the menu is always interesting, no wonder the restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes. In my opinion it deserves 3, and I hope the inspectors agree on the next visit. The price of the 4 course dinner is very reasonable, as is the wine from a comprehensive list.     There are plenty of hotels charging twice the price that cannot even equal this fine establishment-this was my third visit and I will certainly return soon. I strongly recommend this fine hotel which is so well managed by Graeme.

 

Date Submitted: 02/07/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Biggar, GB
Date of stay 28th June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Date Submitted: 02/07/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Greenock, GB
Date of stay 29th June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Had a great holiday no complaints

 

Date Submitted: 01/07/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Newbury, GB
Date of stay 23rd June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Beautiful, quiet, peaceful location & hotel. Hotel provides an excellent service and food is top quality. A hotel to relax in without the noise and bustle of entertainment and leisure facilities.

 

Date Submitted: 18/06/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 14th June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property A thoroughly professional operation, well led, well managed with excellent staff and first class facilities, food and accommodation. No hesitation in recommending Balcary Bay as an outstanding experience.

 

Date Submitted: 16/06/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Kilmarnock, GB
Date of stay 14th June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 16/06/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from North Shields, GB
Date of stay 13th June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 15/06/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Halifax, GB
Date of stay 7th June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property So lovely I had to change my holiday plans and return for another night the week after!
Tips for other travellers Eat at the hotel-food superb!

 

Date Submitted: 10/06/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Nuneaton, GB
Date of stay 4th June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 08/06/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Windermere, GB
Date of stay 3rd June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Our room (20) is probably the nicest we have stayed in at a hotel for years. Food excellent, service likewise. No complaints at all. The quiet ,reserved approach suits us – obviously from Trip Advisor some visitors prefer to be fussed over.

 

Date Submitted: 07/06/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Birnam/Dunkeld, GB
Date of stay 3rd June 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 03/06/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Prestwick, GB
Date of stay 31st May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good

 

Date Submitted: 02/06/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Loughborough, GB
Date of stay 30th May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property My idea of a wonderful holiday – where you are well looked after in peace and quiet – when you need a break form a mad world – Many thanks

 

Date Submitted: 24/05/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Ambleside, GB
Date of stay 18th May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Date Submitted: 02/06/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Milnthorpe, GB
Date of stay 29th April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Date Submitted: 22/05/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Windermere, GB
Date of stay 17th May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Everything was just as good as before, thank you.

 

 

Date Submitted: 14/05/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Seascale, GB
Date of stay 3rd May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Beautiful location, superb cuisine and sociable atmosphere. Always enjoy our stay here.

 

 

 

Date Submitted: 13/05/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Preston, GB
Date of stay 7th May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Level of service outstanding, staff so friendly and very helpful. A wonderful, peaceful location, ideal for relaxing and recharging batteries!
I would certainly recommend Balcary Bay Hotel for a stress free holiday!
Tips for other travellers Walks by the cliffs stunning.

 

Date Submitted: 11/05/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Carlisle, GB
Date of stay 7th May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 3 – Average
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property the dinner was fabulous
Tips for other travellers the cliff walks are wonderful, with spectacular views and interesting bird varieties

 

 

 

Date Submitted: 10/05/2013::::4.3
Reviewed By Traveller from Pershore, GB
Date of stay 5th May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Date Submitted: 07/05/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Leeds, GB
Date of stay 4th May 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

 

 

Date Submitted: 05/05/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Kingston, CA
Date of stay 25th April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property We had high expectations before our visit- you exceeded our expectations in all categories. This was by far the best stay on our vacation in Scotland.
The dining service was fantastic, great selection on the menu every day and professional presentation.
Tips for other travellers Take time to relax, enjoy the ambience, the great people and the wonderful landscape.
Great location to wind down and connect with nature

 

 

Date Submitted: 05/05/2013::::4.3
Reviewed By Traveller from Edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 30th April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property The accommodation is extremely comfortable and the food is outstanding.

 

Date Submitted: 02/05/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Ulverston, GB
Date of stay 28th April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Everyone very friendly and helpful. Much appreciated consideration for my special diet.

 

 

Date Submitted: 29/04/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from kilsyth, GB
Date of stay 26th April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

Date Submitted: 28/04/2013::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Blairgowrie, GB
Date of stay 25th April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent

 

 

Date Submitted: 18/04/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 15th April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Another excellent stay with delicious food in great surroundings
Tips for other travellers Go and stay and experience

 

Date Submitted: 11/04/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 6th April 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property very comfortable, warm and friendly. excellent food, pleasantly served. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

 

Date Submitted: 06/04/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Dumfries, GB
Date of stay 4th April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Date Submitted: 06/04/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 3rd April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Excellent overall.  We loved the quality, variety and presentation of all the food.
Tips for other travellers Visit Theave House and gardens and Broughton House in Kikudbright.

 

 

Date Submitted: 04/04/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Halifax, GB
Date of stay 1st April 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Just as good as we remembered
Date Submitted: 02/04/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Sleaford, GB
Date of stay 29th March 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Third stay at Balcary but with different group this time.  Hotel is always warm both in terms of temperature and welcome.  Room 10 – beautifully decorated and furnished with excellent views over the bay and toward Heston Island.  Food fantastic as usual – only problem is choosing just one from each course! Those who cancelled because of the previous week’s snow missed out on a treat.  Excellent service all round – thank you.
Date Submitted: 25/03/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Stranraer, GB
Date of stay 22nd March 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Date Submitted: 23/03/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Penrith, GB
Date of stay 18th March 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Date Submitted: 20/03/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Nottingham, GB
Date of stay 10th March 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Excellent hotel with first class food and a very good choice from the menu, we had never been to the hotel or the area and vow to return in the near future and stay for longer. Friends from Edinburgh visited us on the second night and also passed very favourable comments about the hotel.
Date Submitted: 15/03/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from MORPETH, GB
Date of stay 11th March 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Excellent food,very well presented. Beautiful bay views. Hope to see you again soon.
Date Submitted: 11/03/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Rochester, GB
Date of stay 28th February 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Date Submitted: 03/03/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Bolton, GB
Date of stay 19th February 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 3 – Average
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Lovely stay in a great location. No need to travel far as walks available on the doorstep. Food out of this world, we will visit again
Tips for other travellers Walk around the headlands and Rockcl
Date Submitted: 01/03/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Kirkliston, GB
Date of stay 15th February 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Date Submitted: 22/02/2013::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Newark, GB
Date of stay 18th February 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Date Submitted: 18/02/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Holmrook, GB
Date of stay 10th February 2013
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Date Submitted: 04/02/2013::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Co. Durham, GB
Date of stay 1st February 2013
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Date Submitted: 03/12/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Ayt, GB
Date of stay 30th November 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property What a fabulous 2 days we had. Everything was excellent !!!
Date Submitted: 22/11/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Kirkmuirhill, GB
Date of stay 17th November 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Enjoyable quite location, nice hotel good food and friendly helpful staff.
Date Submitted: 20/11/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from NORWICH, GB
Date of stay 13th November 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Away from it all, totally non-corporate and with standards that never falter.
Date Submitted: 19/11/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Melrose, GB
Date of stay 16th November 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Beautiful location. Food superb, staff helpful but discreet, hotel very comfortable. Suited for those looking for a quiet relaxing break. We will definitely go back and recommend to friends and family.
Tips for other travellers The walk along the cliffs and to the next bay is stunning. Book a sea view room to fully appreciate this hotel location.
Date Submitted: 18/11/2012::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Milnthorpe, GB
Date of stay 14th November 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Brilliant – as ever!!
See my entry on Tripadvisor about Southern Scotland’s little gem.
Tips for other travellers Best for walking – lovely coastal paths!
Date Submitted: 14/11/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Glasgow, GB
Date of stay 9th November 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Fabulous weekend break. Lovely place, Lovely staff and food outstanding.  Can’t wait till next time.
Date Submitted: 10/11/2012::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Penrith, GB
Date of stay 4th November 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property We had a lovely stay – as did Pops the lurcher – the food was delicious = we had a small but cosy room with great view of the bay.
Date Submitted: 23/10/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from London, GB
Date of stay 20th October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Date Submitted: 22/10/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Wolverhampton, GB
Date of stay 15th October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Attentive staff and superb food
Date Submitted: 21/10/2012::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Huntly, GB
Date of stay 17th October 2012
Location 4 – Good
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Date Submitted: 22/10/2012::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Carlisle, GB
Date of stay 16th October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Food excellent: also service in the restaurant is of a high standard
Date Submitted: 15/10/2012::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Edinburgh, GB
Date of stay 12th October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property While there are not very many facilities that hotels boast these days, the availability of a quiet location, comfort and good food are all that we require to have an enjoyable stay.
Date Submitted: 16/10/2012::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Ferryhill, GB
Date of stay 11th October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Fantastic location. Wonderful food – very varied menu. Staff pleasant and very efficient. Dog friendly. Excellent value for money
Date Submitted: 10/10/2012::::4.5
Reviewed By Traveller from Stirling, GB
Date of stay 5th October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 4 – Good
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Date Submitted: 08/10/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from York, GB
Date of stay 4th October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Enthusiastic & delightful staff
Date Submitted: 08/10/2012::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Canonbie, GB
Date of stay 4th October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Really enjoyed our short break at Balcary. Very pleasant, friendly atmosphere.
Tips for other travellers Much enjoyed the walk around Balcary Point, visits to Broughton House in Kirkcudbright, Threave Castle, Threave House and Gardens, Orchardton Tower, and Kippford and its walk to Rockcliffe.
Date Submitted: 07/10/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Crickhowell, GB
Date of stay 1st October 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property The standard of service, food, facilites and cleanliness seems to improve each year and the hotel is above reproach. Our room was very comfortable as well as being spacious, nicely decorated and situated, with a lovely view from the bay window. The bathroom was especially nice as it had a separate shower and bath. Our stay was extremely pleasant and our dog loved it too.
Tips for other travellers My tip is if you come for relaxation and good food this is the poace to be. We come for a relaxing break at the end of the summer and that is exactly what we got – pleasant scenery, peace and nice towns nearby. We saw the red kites being fed amongst other trips out.
Date Submitted: 03/10/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Loughborough, GB
Date of stay 30th September 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Lovely hotel with superb dining – a real treat.
Tips for other travellers Solway Coastal path walk
Date Submitted: 01/10/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from eastburn, GB
Date of stay 28th September 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Stayed here for the third time.Spectacular views & the food is as ever superb. Have recommended you to friends who have also thoroughly enjoyed their stay.
Date Submitted: 01/10/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Stranraer, GB
Date of stay 28th September 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Great food and service.
Date Submitted: 25/09/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Orkney, GB
Date of stay 22nd September 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property beautiful surroundings and food of the highest standard
Date Submitted: 25/09/2012::::4.8
Reviewed By Traveller from Milnthorpe, GB
Date of stay 22nd September 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 4 – Good
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and very high standards emanating from the management.
Tips for other travellers Headland walk a must. Nearby visits to Kircudbright and Newton Stewart a must.
Date Submitted: 17/09/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Carlisle, GB
Date of stay 12th September 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property A pure touch of luxury for just a couple of days. Wished we could have stayed longer.
Tips for other travellers You won’t want to go anywhere else, just relax at Balcary Bay.
Date Submitted: 16/09/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from ISLE OF BUTE, GB
Date of stay 10th September 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property we were surprised at the quality of this hotel,so quiet and restfull, did’nt expect the food to be of this high standard and would recommend hotel to all our friends and will be coming back in the spring of 2013….. bye, GILBERT
Date Submitted: 15/09/2012::::5
Reviewed By Traveller from Donaghadee, GB
Date of stay 12th September 2012
Location 5 – Excellent
Cleanliness 5 – Excellent
Facilities 5 – Excellent
Service / Staff 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property We always enjoy staying at Balcary Bay Hotel