Guest Reviews

 

Traveller from CARLISLE, GB      Date of stay 18 Jun 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere, excellent food and a glorious location combine to make for a perfect break
Tips for other travellers
There is a wonderful cliff walk from the hotel, if you have a good head for heights!
Lots of lovely places to visit within easy reach.

 

Traveller from Liverpool, GB      Date of stay 09 Jun 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We were made to feel welcome on our arrival. The staff were friendly and helpful. Views stunning and hotel gardens immaculate. A perfect location to relax,pity about the weather but hardly noticeable because of the opportunity to enjoy the hotel itself.
The food at Balcary was excellent and the menu changed each day.
We will look forward to a visit in the future.
Tips for other travellers
A must visit to Balcary Bay Hotel. Local towns are within driving distance having their individual places of interest.

 

 

Traveller from Lancaster, GB      Date of stay 10 Jun 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Very enjoyable stay thanks, the room and food and service were all first class

 

Traveller from POOLE, GB      Date of stay 30 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Newcastle upon Tyne, GB      Date of stay 02 Jun 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We have stayed here many times and it never disappoints.
This is a first class hotel beautifully situated in a lovely location.
Tips for other travellers
We like to visit Threave Gardens at Castle Douglas. The surrounding countryside is lovely

 

Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent hotel for a very peaceful rest. Having no wifi in room was an inconvenience but 4G signal was good.
Food was exceptional and table d’hote changed daily. Views are amazing!!
Tips for other travellers
Plenty of excellent castles nearby. Good cliff walking too.

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB      Date of stay 24 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 3 – Average 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from ABERDEN, GB      Date of stay 23 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Service attentive, swift and friendly.Excellent chef for all meals throughout the day.Good wine list.Very comfortable bed, well appointed bedroom and bathroom .Good value

 

Traveller from Maidenhead, GB      Date of stay 12 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Very enjoyable stay, thank you.
Tips for other travellers
Hotel restaurant was a highlight

 

Traveller from Grange over Sands, GB      Date of stay 19 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Apart from the location everything about the Balcary bay hotel is excellent.
The staff are all pleasant and helpful. The food is also well prepared and served. The choices are interesting as well as cooked just right; certainly for my taste.
We stayed in one of the downstairs rooms and enjoyed everything about it. The mirrored windows are an excellent idea giving privacy as well as maintaining the view.
Tips for other travellers
We only stayed two nights so we didn’t sample much of the surroundings. But we did visit some of the interesting ruins, e.g. the local abbey.

 

Traveller from Henley on Thames, GB      Date of stay 11 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Handcuff your Chef to the stove ….food fantastic
Tips for other travellers
Have dinner in the hotel….do not even think about going elsewhere (Ex hotelier)

 

Traveller from Kendal, GB      Date of stay 13 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Yet again,we can’t wait to get back to BalcaryBay.You always spoil us – your whole team are so welcoming at every level.The room (No.10) was the best we have stayed in and will book that next time.Your food choices were excellent and service and presentation all top class.
Tips for other travellers
Threave Gardens,Red Kite viewings,Gatehouse of Fleet,Kirkudbright,Castle Douglas ….we always run out of time as there is so much to see and do.

 

Traveller from Harrogate, GB      Date of stay 08 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Wilmslow, GB      Date of stay 11 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Graham runs a charming hotel. Staff are excellent, very attentive, but not overbearing.
Room good & clean.

 

Traveller from Bearsden, GB Date of stay 05 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Fabulous hidden treasure!!!! Just such a wonderful location and fab hotel.hopefully we will return soon.
Your staff are just so lovely and friendly!! Food exceptional!! Atmosphere laid back ….. friendly

 

Traveller from Leeds, GB Date of stay 04 May 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Excellent 4 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Ayr, GB Date of stay 30 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Tips for other Travellers
Broughton House, Rockcliffe, Kirkcudbright
Threave Gardens

 

Traveller from Goole, GB Date of stay 29 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Superb food Wonderfully peaceful Location
Wish we could have stayed longer
Will definitely be back

 

Traveller from Witherslack, GB Date of stay 25 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Newcastle, GB Date of stay 21 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Thank you for a wonderful stay.Really friendly staff who made our stay a delight.The food was superb.The location is beautiful and so peaceful.
Tips for other travellers
We went for the peace and quiet.There is no need to travel to any restaurants as it would be very difficult to better the food served at the Balcary Bay Hotel.
The walks straight out of the hotel along the coast or out into the countryside are breathtaking

 

Traveller from windermere, GB Date of stay 10 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Rotherham, GB Date of stay 11 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Wonderful room on the first floor with magnificent views. every morsel of food was excellent and complimented by a well chosen selection of wines. fabulous breakfast whichever choice you make. Arbroath Smokey and full Scottish were my favourites (separate days of course).
Tips for other travellers
Kippford, Rockcliffe, Sandy Hills all worth a visit. Dumfries is nice down by the river but not much to shout about otherwise. A walk around Balcary point is rewarding but wear strong shoes as the path is rough in places. Gatehouse of fleet has a busy and good café in the centre.

 

Traveller from Co. Dublin, IE Date of stay 17 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We chose Balcary Bay as an overnight stop en route back from a stay to Edinburgh to catch a ferry at Stranraer. It wasn’t really enough time to savour the peaceful and scenic ambience of this remarkable location. The sunset and dawn alone were memorable, and the tranquillity of the whole experience was quite special. We’d hope to make a longer stay in the future.
Tips for other travellers
The walk through the woods to the cliffs is lovely – albeit a little muddy on our day. The peace, the birdsound, and lapping of the waves on the shore were the only sounds to be heard. We turned back from the cliffs after a short distance, not having boots, and one of us having had a knee joint replaced. Not ideal for such challenging going. But we got far enough to see the whole sweep of the Lake District mountains, as well as the Isle of Man. Quite a thrill.

 

 

raveller from Poynton, GB Date of stay 14 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
3 – Average 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Cupar, GB Date of stay 11 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 3 – Average 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We holiday here because of the beautiful setting and the amazing dinners.
Tips for other travellers
At first we weren’t sure there would be much to do in the area but a trip to the Information Centre in Castle Douglas soon changed that. The young girl there was MOST helpful. We will have to return as there is SO much to do.

 

Traveller from Haltwhistle, GB Date of stay 06 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Food was excellent. Only sorry we could not stay longer.

 

Traveller from Arbroath, GB Date of stay 03 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent hotel in great location with views over the Solway Firth. Food was of a very high quality.
Tips for other travellers
National Trust garden at Threave near Castle Douglas is well worth a visit

 

Traveller from Easingwold, GB Date of stay 01 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Stunning location. Good choice and quality of food. The whole place is absolutely spotless.

 

Traveller from Billingham, GB Date of stay 01 Apr 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Food and service was excellent .

 

Traveller from Ayr, GB Date of stay 21 Mar 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Enjoyed our stay. The food was excellent

 

Traveller from Arnside,Carnforth, GB Date of stay 15 Mar 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Tips for other travellers
On a wet day go to Kirkcudbright and wander round the art galleries. We particularly like the Harbour Gallery.

 

Traveller from GRANGE-OVER-SANDS, GB Date of stay 13 Mar 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A lovely Country House style hotel and ideal for our anniversary celebratiom
Tips for other travellers
recommend the Galway Kite Trails and the Kites being fed at 2pm.

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 04 Mar 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Very well run hotel in a beautiful albeit isolated position
Tips for other travellers
Local walks can be very muddy – boots essential

 

Traveller from Dumfries, GB Date of stay 26 Feb 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Lovely country house hotel with fine dining and wines. Staff very friendly. Location private with stunning views looking out to Hestan Island and the Solway Firth.
Tips for other travellers
Worth paying extra for sea facing rooms. Couldn’t fault the dining in the evening.

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 24 Feb 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Really enjoyed our stay the food was excellent,the bedroom was comfortable, well decorated and the sea view fantastic.We liked that there was no TV in the public rooms, and the no mobile phone conversation request in the public rooms.One improvement we could suggest is to increase the range of craft gins in the bar along with fever tree tonic

 

Traveller from Comrie, GB Date of stay 24 Feb 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A superb location, excellent views. Suitably relaxed atmosphere and excellent cuisine / service. Will definitely be going back – soon I hope
Tips for other travellers
Well positioned for various RSPB and other nature reserves in D and G

 

Traveller from Penrith, GB Date of stay 18 Feb 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Prenton, GB Date of stay 07 Feb 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Just returned from a lovely relaxing break at Balcary Bay hotel. Loved everything about it! Wonderful views from lounge, dining room and many bedrooms. Right beside a perfect little secluded beach. All staff were delightful and couldn’t do enough to ensure that all their guests were enjoying their stay. The food was delicious. My husband and I enjoyed every dish we chose.
Many guests had visited many times previously which speaks for itself.
We certainly intend to return and have already recommended it to several friends.
Tips for other travellers
We were allocated room 10. It was a very large, well appointed room with a comfortable seating area with a magnificent sea view. Well worth paying the additional charge for a sea view!

 

Traveller from Ulverston, GB Date of stay 06 Feb 2017
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Been going for nearly 20 years – enough said?
Tips for other travellers
Get a Bay View room if you can.

 

Traveller from Glossop, GB Date of stay 27 Nov 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Fabulous in every way.
Tips for other travellers
– If going out of season ordnance survey map essential to make the most of the area.Flask as well as most cafes and trust properties are closed. Good walking area.

 

Traveller from Stonehouse, GB Date of stay 19 Nov 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 3 – Average 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Staff were very attentive and polite. There was a great selection of courses for dinner and food was top notch, really tasty and well cooked. We will definitely be back.
Tips for other travellers
If you appreciate proper food in cosy surroundings this place is right up there with the best country house hotels

 

Traveller from Durham, GB Date of stay 11 Nov 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Billingham, GB Date of stay 04 Nov 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Dunblane, GB Date of stay 04 Nov 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Friendly staff and quality food served along with a comfortable stay
Tips for other travellers
We all enjoyed the circular walk around the cliffs

 

Traveller from Nuneaton, GB Date of stay 01 Nov 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The whole ambience is excellent, a peaceful, relaxing environment. The food and service is extremely good, every course is superb and well presented, and the wine list extensive.
Lots of little touches which made you feel that your custom was valued
Tips for other travellers
Dalbeattie Golf Course is nearby and very nice, lots of bird watching and walking in the area – countryside beautiful in autumn. Ideal for couples looking to relax in a little luxury.

 

Traveller from Lanark, GB Date of stay 21 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Very welcoming. Wonderful setting, well appointed rooms, splendid food and staff.
Tips for other travellers
Relax and enjoy your surroundings

 

Traveller from Keswick, GB Date of stay 12 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 16 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Great food, very nice staff, lovely rooms and lounges, perfect location

 

Traveller from Bolton, GB Date of stay 14 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
lovely friendly hotel in a beautiful setting

 

Traveller from Falkirk, GB Date of stay 11 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Staff were friendly and helpful. The standard of the food was excellent as was the comfort of our room. The decor is very tasteful. For these reasons we have booked a return stay!We awarded a 4 for facilities due to there being no wifi in the room but this, for us, is a minor issue and did not affect the enjoyment of our stay.
Tips for other travellers
Interesting walks in the surrounding areas. Ideal holiday for those requiring peace and tranquility.

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 06 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
nice quiet location, spacious room, excellent food.
mattress a bit firm.
Tips for other travellers
kirkcudbright and castle douglas both worth a visit

 

Traveller from Carnforth, GB Date of stay 04 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We have stayed with you many times and as always our stay was excellent. We enjoy the lovely location and your chef should be complimened on the varied and excellent menu. We will return in the Spring.

 

Traveller from Wellington, GB Date of stay 04 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Delightful stay, very relaxing.
Tips for other travellers
Food excellent, we liked the varied 4 course dinner. Portions not too big so could look forward to enjoying all of it. And even more if one person orders cheese to share …. Lovely end to the day.

 

Traveller from Ayr, GB Date of stay 03 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent as usual

 

Traveller from Whitehaven, GB Date of stay 26 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent location.
Tips for other travellers
Beautiful food, very peaceful.

 

Traveller from Drummore, Stranraer, GB Date of stay 30 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Lovely room with stunning views. Excellent food.

 

Traveller from GASGOWL, GB Date of stay 01 Oct 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We stayed in room 10, deluxe double bay view, and it was just beautiful. The location was superb overlooking the bay and it was just stunning. Watching the stars at night was compelling. The food was delicious. The staff friendly and helpful. We were sorry to leave and will visit again. Thanks to all for making our short stay memorable.
Tips for other travellers
We spent a day in Rockcliffe beautiful little spot. The sun was shinning an added bonus. We did a few of the walking trails which was lovely and topped it all off with an ice cream cone. Magic

 

Traveller from CARDIFF, GB Date of stay 24 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Absolutely loved our room, room 10 , it was everything that you could wish for with a view that you just wanted to sit and enjoy. Wonderful food, friendly helpful staff. Our week with you was just what we wanted.

 

Traveller from East Kilbride, GB Date of stay 27 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 4 – Good 3 – Average 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A beautiful old fashioned hotel in a beautiful setting. Food and service absolutely first class. Room was spacious but cosy and lots of character. Sea view was breathtaking. There is not a lot more to the hotel (i.e. No spa or pool or anything like that) but don’t let that put you off. It’s just total relaxation from the minute you arrive.
Tips for other travellers
Kirkcudbright is well worth a visit. Cream of Galloway ice cream centre is good too, with walks around about nearby. The whole area is beautiful to drive through as well.

 

Traveller from Penrith, GB Date of stay 20 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
My favourite place. Everything is excellent. I have recommended quite a few people to Balcary- I first came about 36 years ago and can remember playing snooker in a room downstairs under the dining room.
Hope your staff are recovering well – I know it has been difficult but you were all brilliant under difficult circumstances.
Tips for other travellers
NO need to go to other restaurants!

 

Traveller from Milngavie, GB Date of stay 21 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Tips for other travellers
Visit Threave Gardens and Broughton House

 

Traveller from Milnathort, GB Date of stay 11 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Having observed that I have regularly visited Balcary over the last few years 9 friends have followed suit and also visited. Speaks for itself. A delightful hotel in a fantastic setting.

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 16 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from SUNBURY, GB Date of stay 12 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Whitley Bay, GB Date of stay 12 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The food in the restaurant – for breakfast and dinner – was excellent.
Beautiful, tranquil setting.

 

Traveller from Milnthorpe, GB Date of stay 07 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Third visit this year says it all!
Tips for other travellers
The hotel is ideally suited for us as we love peace and quiet and walking in the surrounding area. Kippford and Rockcliffe being particular favourites. If the weather is unfavourable there is plenty of history and culture on offer in surrounding towns, particularly Kircudbright.

 

Traveller from Llangefni, GB Date of stay 06 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Jedburgh, GB Date of stay 05 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A very enjoyable stay. Recommended.

 

Traveller from Drymen, GB Date of stay 01 Sep 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 3 – Average 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Very pleasant place to stay. Quite traditional and a little formal (dinner) which i suspect appeals to an older age-group – we are in our early forties! But lovely food, friendly staff and prompt service.
Tips for other travellers
Good 5 mile local walk along cliffs
Castle Douglas has some nice shops

 

Traveller from Rochdale, GB Date of stay 29 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This is a lovely peaceful spot. The quality of the hotel compliments this perfectly
Tips for other travellers
There are plenty of places to explore in the local area

 

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 26 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Food was fantastic

 

Traveller from Stratford-upon-Avon, GB Date of stay 14 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Just amazing in every regard staff, food,rooms etc
Tips for other travellers
A good book, a pair binoculars and a healthy appetite and a to relax

 

Traveller from Denny, GB Date of stay 19 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Very pleased with the facilities and staff and who were competent but also relaxed and friendly. The meal servings were just the right size. Often in other hotels we have been given serving sizes much larger than needed, especially if you have elected and paid for a four-course meal. So we we pleased that the staff recognised this without having to be told.
Tips for other travellers
The coastal scenery is stunning, and the hotel is set above the shore, so the opportunity to walk along the shore is convenient. If you wish to do that remember to bring waterproof boots/shoes

 

Traveller from Chorley, GB Date of stay 19 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Wonderful place to completely relax. Thankyou.

 

Traveller from Currie, GB Date of stay 17 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We have just returned from a lovely short break at Balcary Bay Hotel and the whole experience –
attention to detail, room decor,wonderful food and staff who were welcoming,friendly and attentive – made it a memorable visit.
We look forward to return visits!
Tips for other travellers
Kippford and Rockcliffe have lovely coastal walks and there are lots of gardens to visit in the area – Threave is excellent – and lots more further afield in Wigtownshire.

 

Traveller from DARLINGTON, GB Date of stay 15 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Kilmarnock, GB Date of stay 19 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent food, friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful location
Tips for other travellers
Visit Threave Gardens and kircudbright

 

Traveller from Bampton, GB Date of stay 12 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Ulverston, GB Date of stay 17 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

 

Traveller from Newport on Tay, FIFE, GB Date of stay 13 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We were thrilled with Balcony Bay Hotel. The hotel itself is charming, the care, friendliness and attention shown by staff is outstanding and the location and views are perfect. Peace and perfect tranquillity, with lovely (perhaps old-fashioned) style. And delicious food served in a beautiful dining room.
Tips for other travellers
We felt no need to seek a local restaurant, because the food was so lovely at the hotel. We did the walk (just the short version) but the flagged up dangerous cliffs are certainly that – care required and not for the nervous. The hotel’s information suggests many interesting trips and visits. We went to Threave House and Gardens which were gorgeous. Kirkcudbright is a very interesting place to visit (known for the Glasgow Boys…and Girls). We know it well, so did not visit this time.

 

 

Traveller from CUPAR, FIFE, GB Date of stay 10 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This was a return visit and once again the breakfasts and dinners were outstanding. Already planning our next visit.
Tips for other travellers
If you are tall, room 16 may not suit you as the ceiling over the shower is a bit low.

 

Traveller from Carlisle, GB Date of stay 12 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent in every way…nothing too much trouble

 

Traveller from York, GB Date of stay 06 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Beautifully located, this was a lovely place to escape to for a child-free weekend. The room was clean and comfortable with a great view and nice little touches, like fruit and chocolates. The food was outstanding, from the canapes and amazingly tender beef at dinner, to the porridge, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs at breakfast. There was a great selection and the chef obviously used quality ingredients.
The service was excellent too, we were made to feel very welcome. The hotel is a great base for exploring the area, we hope to visit again in the future.

 

Traveller from Castle Kennedy, GB Date of stay 04 Aug 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent meal, lovely location.
Tips for other travellers
Car essential. Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas both nice wee towns to visit.

 

Traveller from Bedlington, GB Date of stay 25 Jul 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Whitley Bay, GB Date of stay 25 Jul 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Balcary is a very well run hotel,we have no complaints at all

 

Traveller from Durham, GB Date of stay 21 Jul 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A gem of a hotel situated in a stunning location. A very warm welcome awaits you on arrival and the Hotel was First class, very clean and relaxing. The staff were very helpful,the service and the food were excellent.
Tips for other travellers
A must visit for travellers. It is highly recommended and second to none.

 

Traveller from Hexham, GB Date of stay 18 Jul 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent stay. Will be back

 

Traveller from Heilbronn, DE Date of stay 17 Jul 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Thank you for letting me resubmit….
Your hotel is a juwel and we will certainly come back.
Tips? I would not let people park their cars before the hotel, only for un/loading baggage.
The lady during breakfast on tuiesday was very attentive, more attentive as the other “waiters”.
Tips for other travellers
Every guest should make the local walks and absorb the atmosphere of the hotel.
Traveller from Windermere, GB Date of stay 14 Jul 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 27 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Bury, GB Date of stay 24 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
You are our favourite hotel, we just love the area and Balcary Bay is perfect for us. Love the new look lounge in particular and chef is brilliant, wonderful menus and style of cuisine. Location, staff, ambiance, everything perfect.
Tips for other travellers
Wildlife, nature reserves, Threave, touring a beautiful peaceful area of Scotland, walking.

 

 

Traveller from Carnforth, GB Date of stay 23 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
3 – Average 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent dining, very friendly staff. Extremely dog friendly.
Tips for other travellers
Good base for touring the Solway Firth, lovely walks on the beach especially with a dog, which is welcomed by the hotel

 

Traveller from Scorton, GB Date of stay 20 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 16 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Newcastle upon Tyne, GB Date of stay 10 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Everything was perfect as usual Thank you
Tips for other travellers
We have stayed in this hotel several times and cannot fault it at all.
Everything is of a very high standard and the location plus the surrounding area is beautiful. We will definitely be returning.
Threave gardens at Castle Douglas is a favourite place to visit.

 

Traveller from Portree, GB Date of stay 04 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Very comfortable hotel – everything was pristine and the staff were friendly, courteous and efficient

 

Traveller from Alton, GB Date of stay 10 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Obliging excellent staff–first class
Traveller from haverfordwest, GB Date of stay 09 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
superb food and extremely welcoming

 

Traveller from Kidderminster, GB Date of stay 09 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The service and food were excellent.

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 08 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The Balcary Bay Hotel offers great service,excellent food and peace and quiet.
A place where you can truly recharge the batteries.
Tips for other travellers
Visit Kippford and lunch on half a pint of prawns at the Anchor Pub. Pop into Palnackie on the way back and take tea in the lovley village tearoom. Take a trip down the Raiders Forest Road in day time for a chance to see otters or at night to stargaze. Visit Broughton House in Kircudbright owned by the National Trust and soak up the colour in the Japanese Garden.Relax in Threave Gardens on the way back to Balcary Bay Hotel.

 

Traveller from Aberdeen, GB Date of stay 03 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
As always a great place to stay and relax with excellent food
Traveller from Howwood, GB Date of stay 03 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Egglescliffe, GB Date of stay 03 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This was our 3rd visit & we thoroughly enjoyed it as usual.

 

Traveller from Milnathort, GB Date of stay 03 Jun 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Perfect in every way.

 

Traveller from Nantwich, GB Date of stay 28 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This was our third visit to Balcary Bay and we will be back again next year.
Previously stayed in Ground Floor room with bay view, but this year stayed in first floor room with bay view. Room 10 was well equipped with wonderful views. Breakfast and dinner excellent. Service was efficient and friendly. Housekeeping staff deserve a mention for their standards.
Tips for other travellers
Spent some time in Kirkcudbright – a lovely harbour town. Purchased some prints from the newsagents/post office local artist section. Lunch in the garden at The Selkirk Arms was again a treat.

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 28 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 27 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We thought the location and views were amazing. the service from all staff was excellent and the food was also excellent. We will certainly be back.

 

Traveller from Ayr, GB Date of stay 28 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Preston, GB Date of stay 22 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent as usual. The only slight improvement would be if dinner were a little slower, we like to have a drink or glass of wine with canapes then maybe order another bottle of wine for the main course however don’t think we had always got the first drink before going into the dining room and then the courses were quite quick. Otherwise as I said everything excellent and looking forward to visiting again

 

Traveller from St Ives, GB Date of stay 13 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A delightful stay, much enjoyed. Food good too

 

Traveller from Ayr, GB Date of stay 15 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent food and accommodation
Tips for other travellers
enjoyed the cliff walk from the Hotel,
visit to Broughton House in Kirkcudbright and Rockcliffe

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 15 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A very pleasant very comfortable stay. Staff and facilities excellent. Wonderful location. Wil be back.
Tips for other travellers
A most warm and relaxing experience. Great coastal walks and plenty to do and see. Beautiful countryside.

 

Traveller from Glenrothes, GB Date of stay 15 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
New assistant manager is a gem and could not be more helpful.

 

Traveller from Sheffield, GB Date of stay 05 May 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Bishopton, GB Date of stay 30 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent staff who were very attentive. Lovely food with a good choice of options

 

Traveller from Easingwold, GB Date of stay 29 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Friendly small hotel
Spectacular views from public rooms and bay-view bedrooms
Excellent quality and choice of food although breakfast a little late and dinner rather early for us

 

 

Traveller from Falkirk, GB Date of stay 29 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Enjoyed an excellent and very relaxing two night stay. Food and accommodation excellent and staff very friendly and professional. Views from room across bay were fabulous!
Tips for other travellers
Walk around the coastal path to Rascal and back is well worth the effort. Not too strenuous but not a dawdle either. Good shoes/boots required.

 

Traveller from Preston, GB Date of stay 22 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Fabulous place, food and staff
Tips for other travellers
We visited Logan gardens. A bit of a trek but lovely scenery and little traffic. The gardens were lovely

 

Traveller from Penrith, GB Date of stay 21 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
It was a most enjoyable experience and we have already recommended the hotel to friends. We would greatly appreciate being kept informed of any special offers there may be and we will certainly return in the future.
Tips for other travellers
The farm shop at Loch Arthur Beeswing is well worth a visit

 

Traveller from Troon, GB Date of stay 19 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Carnforth, GB Date of stay 17 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We have been coming to Balcary Bay Hotel for the past 10years and are always very happy with our stay. We will be back

 

Traveller from Clarkston, GB Date of stay 16 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 11 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Lovely location and rooms. Food delicious. Would recommend to other people.

 

Traveller from Falkirk, GB Date of stay 05 Apr 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent service and food,good location for visiting Galloway,setting on the Bay very good.
Tips for other travellers
Castle Douglas,Kirkcudbright and the coast worth a visit

 

Traveller from London, GB Date of stay 24 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Kettering, GB Date of stay 24 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Shetland, GB Date of stay 25 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A really excellent hotel. All staff were friendly and helpful and the room and food were of a high standard. Could not fault it. Highly recommended!

 

Traveller from Llandudno, GB Date of stay 25 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Beautiful hotel in a lovely setting. The food was excellent as was the service. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return before too long.
Tips for other travellers
Lovely walk along the bay. Kite feeding station at Laurieston is well worth a vist.

 

Traveller from Penrith, GB Date of stay 24 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Selkirk, GB Date of stay 16 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Middlesbrough, GB Date of stay 14 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excelent, as usual

 

Traveller from Bradford, GB Date of stay 04 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from eaglesham, GB Date of stay 13 Feb 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Traveller from Kendal, GB Date of stay 02 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
excellent as ever.

 

Traveller from Notts, GB Date of stay 29 Feb 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The food was very good,the staff are very friendly and helpful I would certainly return thank you for hospitality

 

Traveller from Lanark, GB Date of stay 25 Feb 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The hotel sits in a beautiful position and the food served here is wonderful. The staff are very friendly and the service given is exceptional.The attention to detail is very good and you are made to feel very welcome here. If you want peace and tranquility then this is the place to come.
Tips for other travellers
There are a couple of local walks here the one to Rosscarrel is stunning, we turned back from the clifftop path as it became a bit to scary and dangerous but you can cut go the other route and still go over some of the cliff paths at a more secure area.
To find somewhere other than the hotel to eat you would have to drive, we dined in the hotel both evenings.

 

Traveller from Basingstoke, GB Date of stay 21 Feb 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The service in the restaurant from the mainly young staff was exemplary – friendly and cheerful but also very professional.A bit more information about local walks in addition to the printed info from Reception would be useful.
Tips for other travellers
Walk from Kippford to Castle Hill Point is beautiful. Also riverside walk at Kirkudbright is highly recommended.
Traveller from Brampton, GB Date of stay 19 Feb 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Manchester, GB Date of stay 19 Feb 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Ideal if you just want to get away from everything and sample well cooked local food. The evening meals and breakfast were good quality and value for money with decent sized portions. Extensive wine list to complement the food and not overpriced.
Tips for other travellers
This hotel is remote and just ideal for exploring the coast on foot. We did travel into Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas which were a short drive away but for a weekend I would just stay close to hotel as nowhere else lived up to the standard of hospitality found at Balcary Bay.

 

Traveller from Richmond, GB Date of stay 16 Feb 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Friendly and professional service living up to our expectations of Balcary Bay Hotel
Tips for other travellers
Enjoy the beaches at Sandyhills and Rockcliffe

 

Traveller from Penrith, GB Date of stay 16 Feb 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We are very grateful for a most enjoyable two-night stay. Everything was of the highest standard: the room, the cuisine, the service, the welcome, the ambiance – all were outstanding. We could not have wished for more. We will certainly come again.

 

Traveller from Milnthorpe, GB Date of stay 21 Nov 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
2 – Below Average 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This was our third stay at the hotel this year, which gives you some idea of how we rate the place. The proprietors certainly know how to run a hotel, which is why the numbers for occupancy rate and repeat guests are so high.
The best hotel we stay in!
Tips for other travellers
Lovely cliff walks and plenty of small towns and villages to visit, each with their own unique character

 

Traveller from Dunfermline, GB Date of stay 20 Nov 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A very enjoyable two nights with excellent food and spacious comfortable rooms and friendly and efficient staff.
Tips for other travellers
We were mainly interested in walking and in late November the open gardens etc were closed for the season

 

Traveller from cumbria, GB Date of stay 16 Nov 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent but keep it to yourself otherwise we will not get into the hotel in the future,can,t give it higher marks, than five it should 10 all around.Oh, been going here for more than 10 years.
Tips for other travellers
We did not visit local restaurants in the evening as this is so hard to beat.Walks, bird watching, Kipford, Castle douglas,Kirkcudbright all very worth going to.
Traveller from Halifax, GB Date of stay 16 Nov 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A haven of tranquility from the rat race with lovely staff,wonderful food and great area.

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 13 Nov 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Great stay, beautiful room and lovely food. Very welcoming
Tips for other travellers
Galleries in Kirkcudbright, historic Scotland properties and in Summer Threave gardens excellent.

 

Traveller from Billingham, GB Date of stay 06 Nov 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Friendly efficient staff. Excellent food.

 

Traveller from NORTHAMPTON, GB Date of stay 27 Oct 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Enjoyed the latest stay.
Service really is excellent.
The one possible negative I would say is that my Mum and Dad were in room 21 and my Mum felt a little uncomfortable in the bathroom when it was dark outside because the window was frosted with a net curtain. She would have felt more comfortable with a proper curtain at the window. Small thing.
Tips for other travellers
Kircudbright. Sandyhills

 

Traveller from Lytham St Annes, GB Date of stay 20 Oct 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Traveller from Denny, GB Date of stay 15 Oct 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We found the hotel to be extremely clean and well kept the standard was excellent the food especially at dinner was just top notch staff were so helpful and pleasant from housekeeping to front of house
Tips for other travellers
Sorry we only ate at the hotel as the food was so good

 

Traveller from Montrose, GB Date of stay 13 Oct 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from BRADFORD, GB Date of stay 11 Oct 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Consistently good year after year.

 

Traveller from Denny, GB Date of stay 11 Oct 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
I could not fault anything about our stay. Excellent food, superb service and the room was beautiful.

 

Traveller from cark in cartmel, GB Date of stay 08 Oct 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Needed a peaceful place to re charge my batteries and it was the place, with beautiful scenery, peaceful, a hotel which had everything I needed. The food was amazing and the staff were just lovely
Tips for other travellers
If you want sea views, forests, this is the place

 

Traveller from Burghclere, GB Date of stay 24 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Tips for other travellers
I’d recommend them to dine exclusively at your hotel. The cuisine is excellent and the menus change daily. I particularly enjoyed visiting Kippford, Rockcliffe, Annandale Distillery, Kirkcudbright, Sweetheart Abbey and Dumfries (for buildings concerned with Robert Burns). I also enjoyed Balcary Bay and our time spent in the hotel.

 

Traveller from Langholm, GB Date of stay 25 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Enjoy the personal and professional service of a family run hotel in a beautiful setting
Tips for other travellers
Plenty of nice walks in the area which is unspoilt

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 22 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
All staff were extremely courteous and friendly. Table service was first class
Tips for other travellers
Recommend visit to Threave gardens & guided tour of house.
A visit to Kirkcudbright is a must and in particular Broughton House & garden.

 

Traveller from North Berwick, GB Date of stay 20 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This is an excellent hotel with a very high standard of food and accommodation at a very reasonable price. As well as being a comfortable place to stay, it is a very good centre for visiting South-West Scotland

 

Traveller from Troon, GB Date of stay 11 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Harrogate, GB Date of stay 12 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Wonderful location. Superb views from lounges and bay view bedrooms. Superb presentation, quality and choice of meals.
Tips for other travellers
Great local walks from hotel.

 

Traveller from North Berwick, GB Date of stay 11 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Ayr, GB Date of stay 05 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 3 – Average 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Everyone is very helpful, efficient and friendly.
Tips for other travellers
New Abbey is worth a visit as is their coffee shop. The nine hole golf course at Kipford is a joy and great value.

 

Traveller from Ayr, GB Date of stay 04 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Great place to “get away from it all” – peaceful and restful. Very comfortable room. Excellent meals. Friendly, helpful and attentive staff. Recommended to us by “word of mouth” and we were not disappointed!
Tips for other travellers
Good base from which to visit places like Castle Douglas, including Threave NTS property with its beautiful gardens and estate, and Kirkcudbright with its many “art” locations including Broughton House, another NTS property. Lots of good quality cafes – didn’t need to use restaurants, however; if we lived nearby we’d probably dine at the hotel!

 

Traveller from Stockport, GB Date of stay 31 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Relative has already booked for a short stay after our recommendation. Wonderful views, lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff. Would prefer at least some rooms to be dog-free, as some individuals are allergic to dog hairs.
Tips for other travellers
Threave Castle
Threave Gardens
Wigtown Book Town
Isle of Whithorn

 

Traveller from Crieff, GB Date of stay 01 Sep 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Warrington, GB Date of stay 29 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Wonderful views stunning sun rise and sun sets. Fabulous food and very attentive staff but not intrusive.
Tips for other travellers
Gardens are beautiful, but if you can book a sea view room stunning views.

 

Traveller from Frodsham, Cheshire, GB Date of stay 23 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from SELBY, GB Date of stay 15 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Once again an enjoyable stay. Standard of the hotel bedroom and public rooms is excellent as is the food and service. Seeing Graeme, the owner, around at all times is indicative of the care he shows to ensure all aspects of the hotel are to the satisfaction of the guests.
Tips for other travellers
The location of the hotel on the beach gives ample opportunity for walks. A number of gardens are nearby. There is no need to look for restaurants in the area as the food at Balcary Bay is excellent with a different menu each evening. Breakfasts are ample with plenty of choice including local specialities such as Arbroath Smokies.

 

Traveller from Grange-over-sands, GB Date of stay 19 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Wonderful location – restful – super food

 

Traveller from Warrington, GB Date of stay 17 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Falkirk, GB Date of stay 15 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Room 9 very clean, tastefully decorated, beds comfortable, bath and shower good. Room has a garden view which is west facing so has the evening sunshine. Comfortable lounge and conservatory with super view.
Restaurant waitresses were attendant, cheerful and polite. Food on both evenings and breakfasts were excellent with sufficient quantity good balance and varied choice, cooked to perfection. This chef knows his business nothing pretentious, quality food very well presented. House wine pretty good.
Overall a very good experience in a comfortable hotel where everything seems to be spot on.
Tips for other travellers
Threave Gardens NTS and Logan Garden well worth a visit.

 

Traveller from St. Helens, GB Date of stay 15 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Thank you so much to management and ALL staff for a wonderful stay. You have a very comfortable hotel with excellent food in an amazing location. The only small criticism we have is the lack of comfortable seating & tables outside overlooking the bay. This will certainly not deter us from returning! We look forward to seeing you again.
Tips for other travellers
If you are able you must do the walk around the headland. The views are amazing.

 

Traveller from Heswall, GB Date of stay 11 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Splendidly peaceful with excellent food.
Tips for other travellers
Don’t takle on the cliff walk if you have any tendency to vertigo!

 

Traveller from Kingston Upon Thames, GB Date of stay 03 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We enjoyed our 3 night stay very much. Every course of the dinner each night was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The staff are helpful. The lounge and bar are attractive places to spend time in, and the conservatory is a good place to just sit and watch the view of Balcary Bay.
Tips for other travellers
Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas are both worth a visit. I also like Kippford and Rockcliff on the other side of Balcary Bay. Slightly further away, the Galloway Forest Park is almost uninhabited, there are not many visitors, and it is different from anywhere else in Scotland.

 

Traveller from Kirkoswald, GB Date of stay 07 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Traveller from Cupar, GB Date of stay 04 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 3 – Average 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Hotel – lovely, View – stunning, Food – amazing. Can’t wait to return.

 

Traveller from He ham, GB Date of stay 31 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 3 – Average 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
WIFI in the rooms would be a welcome addition.

 

Traveller from Aberdeen, GB Date of stay 27 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Sale, GB Date of stay 24 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Stunning fantastic location, superb cuisine …. and the weather was perfect!
Tips for other travellers
Lots of local sights; Kirkcudbright, Kippford, Castle Douglas… art and natural history.

 

Traveller from riding mill, GB Date of stay 21 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
An excellent stay in every respect – however there may be merit in offering guests a less rich (simpler) dinner option. After two days of fine dining we probably would have liked a bistro type meal as an option had we been staying three nights.
Tips for other travellers
For anyone interested in bird watching, the cliff walk is a must as is a trip to the nearby Mereshead RSPB reserve just south of Rockcliff

 

Traveller from Taunton, GB Date of stay 05 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
First class service and lovely food. would recommend to my friends. Would love to visit again.

 

Traveller from Kendal, GB Date of stay 14 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Still as good as ever

 

Traveller from Darlington, GB Date of stay 13 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Perfect location for those travellers wanting peace, quiet and a calming atmosphere. The food is exceptional and the staff are warm and friendly. It is a place you will want to come back to again and again.
Tips for other travellers
The rooms with a sea view are wonderful especially room 10 with its bay window overlooking the bay. The superior ground floor rooms are especially suitable for guests with mobility problems.

 

Traveller from Troon, GB Date of stay 13 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Everyone was very welcoming and helpful providing me with the tranquillity I was looking for. Thank you

 

Traveller from Kendal, GB Date of stay 10 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 06 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Hotel very comfortable excellent food and service.
Tips for other travellers
Lots of places to visit in the locality Kirkcudbright well worth a visit

 

from Penrith, GB Date of stay 04 Jul 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We thoroughly enjoyed our break. The hotel was very clean, the service was impeccable and the food was amazing. We shall definitely be returning.
Tips for other travellers
The walk around the headland is to be recommended. However, the whole area is picturesque. We also particularly like Kirkcudbright.

 

Traveller from Otley, GB Date of stay 29 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from New Mills, GB Date of stay 25 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Lovely relaxing place to stay with food to die for.
Traveller from Hungerford, GB Date of stay 24 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We had a very enjoyable stay and our thanks are due to all the staff who were always friendly and helpful. Special thanks to the chef for the wonderful meals.

 

Traveller from Hexham, GB Date of stay 22 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We stayed in Room 2. Two window Views. One over Balcary bay, you are also looking across the roof of the conservatory but this does not hinder your view. The second window gives partial views to the west of the bay.
Staff were very polite and courteous but not over the top.
We stayed for Breakfast and Dinner, superb !.
Tips for other travellers
Ideal location to visit historic sites such as Sweetheart Abbey, the castles of Thrieve or Caerlaverock etc.
if the weather is favourable, the walk from the Hotel to the cliffs are worthwhile but it must be noted that the path is slightly narrow at the top of the cliffs so best avoided if you are not sure footed. There is an alternate route avoiding the cliffs.
We saw a Perigrine Falcon on one of our walks there, plus Razor Bills, guillemots , linnets etc

 

Traveller from Hillsborough, GB Date of stay 24 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
VERY excellent food and presentation
Interesting menu
This also applies to breakfast menu
Only negative point I was looking on arrival for somewhere to sit and write correspondence , I later discovered there were suitable tables in a sun room off the bar but in the afternoon this area was locked .
Tips for other travellers
None only an overnight stay en route to Ireland

 

Traveller from Ilkley, GB Date of stay 21 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The hotel was excellent. Beautiful setting, well appointed en suite bedroom and spacious amount of communal sitting rooms with splendid views of the Solway Firth.Only downside was lack of mobile coverage, though I was told Vodaphone the best and wi-fi only available in the lounge area. Location is about 10 miles from Kirkcubright. A lovely little town.
Tips for other travellers
Although we were only there for two nights and did not have time to eat out or explore we thought we had plenty of reason to want to return as interesting places around that we would like to visit. As it was in Kirkcubright we visited Broughton House and garden, ‘Glasgow Boy’artist’s House which we found worth a visit and a number of other galleries/ museums in the town. Also Dundrennan Abbey where Glyn gave us a well -informed talk on it’s history. The countryside is also lovely for touring.

 

Traveller from St Andrews, GB Date of stay 15 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Very relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Magnificent views from hotel. Staff very attentive but not intrusive. Some of our party are vegetarians and the chef accommodated our needs superbly with multiple choices instead of the usual “vegetarian option” in other hotels. It would be helpful to have wi-fi in the bedrooms. A grab rail in the shower would help older guests to stay safe whilst showering.
Tips for other travellers
The Clience Studio, art gallery, Castle Douglas, is well worth a visit with the artist, Angela Lawrence, in attendance. We bought a painting but there are lots of inexpensive items such as prints, cards, fridge magnets etc. showing her paintings which make lovely mementos

 

Traveller from Otley, GB Date of stay 15 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Newcastle upon Tyne, GB Date of stay 12 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Everything here is of the highest standard
Have stayed at this Hotel many times and will look forward to visits in the future.
Tips for other travellers
One of the things we like to do in this beautiful area is a visit to Threave Gardens Castle Douglas.
Traveller from Penrith, GB Date of stay 08 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A most restful and enjoyable visit

 

Traveller from Rohr, DE Date of stay 01 Jun 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Perfekt Stay. Wonderfull Diner.

 

Traveller from Dumbarton, GB Date of stay 31 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We had a lovely 2 days. You even provided a storm to watch out of the windows! (though the power cut was unexpected!)
Tips for other travellers
wonderful coastal walks

 

Traveller from Rayleigh, GB Date of stay 26 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Nantwich, GB Date of stay 24 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We have enjoyed another short break at Balcary Bay Hotel. Room 21 was excellent. All the meals were excellent. The standard of food is exceptional. Thanks to all the staff for their friendly and efficient service.
Tips for other travellers
We had a light lunch at The Selkirk Arms in Kirkcudbright which is well worth a visit. Lovely garden area where we could sit with our dog. Food was first class.
There is so much to do in Dumfries & Galloway and having been visiting the area for over 30 years we still find places to visit that are new to us but also return to old favourites.

 

Traveller from Holme, GB Date of stay 23 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Kendal, GB Date of stay 22 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Standards have been maintained to a high level for the past 25 years (have lost track of how many years I have been visiting.

 

Traveller from Bolton, GB Date of stay 22 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent very relaxing
Tips for other travellers
Plenty of walks and bird watching not too far to travel to other places either

 

Traveller from Kilmarnock., GB Date of stay 23 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Second time we have stayed at Balcary Bay hotel and will return again.Excellent food and lovely bedrooms.

 

Traveller from Farnham, GB Date of stay 17 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 4 – Good 4 – Good 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Crosshouse, GB Date of stay 20 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This was our first visit as we had read about it in a magazine and thought it sounded like our kind of hotel-we were not disappointed. The view from room 8 was splendid and the bathroom extremely spacious. We hope this will not be our only visit. It was nice on our first night to be offered gluten free canapés and petit fours.
Tips for other travellers
Don’t be put off by the 2mile narrow road in to the hotel. In Castle Douglas there are lots of very good eating places and lovely shops with friendly staff.

 

Traveller from Horton Kirby, Kent, GB Date of stay 16 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Lovely, tranquil place to stay. Food first class.
Tips for other travellers
Try the suggested walks – great views. Very good golf courses close.

 

Traveller from Bothwell, GB Date of stay 15 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
First class service provided to residents
Tips for other travellers
Enjoy the tranquil and peaceful location

 

Traveller from Woodbridge, GB Date of stay 05 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We enjoyed our stay, pity it was only for one night. You have a great location and the food and service was first class

 

Traveller from Arbroath, GB Date of stay 04 May 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Kendal, GB Date of stay 26 Apr 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Edinburgh, GB Date of stay 13 Apr 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
A most pleasurable stay.A lovely location; a beautiful room and especially good food.
Tips for other travellers
Broughton House (Scottish National Trust).Threave Gardens. Will spend extra time next visit.

 

Traveller from Annan, GB Date of stay 18 Apr 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
4 – Good 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Chosen because of reputation for great food and friendly service. We were not disappointed.
Tips for other travellers
Dundrennan Abbey well worth a visit.

 

Traveller from Oldham, GB Date of stay 13 Apr 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
3 – Average 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 17 Apr 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Excellent food.

 

Traveller from Troon, GB Date of stay 14 Apr 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Lovely relaxing stay once again. Great service, especially wonderful food and lovely location

 

Traveller from Troon, GB Date of stay 10 Apr 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
The ambience of your hotel is wonderful, liked the Teddy.
Tips for other travellers
Why go to local restaurants when the hotel food is superb.Castle Douglas is a lovely town with different kind of shops. Threave gardens are lovely.
Traveller from Ambleside, GB Date of stay 31 Mar 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We had a very special 3 days at the Hotel to celebrate my birthday. The location and scenery is spectacular. Our room had a view directly across the Solway Firth which included the North Cumbrian Fells.It was very comfortable, the staff were very pleasant and the food was superlative.
Tips for other travellers
We enjoyed the National Trust Property Broughton House in Kirkcudbright. It was the home of the painter Hornel (one of the Glasgow Boys). It has a very unusual garden to explore and many of his paintings to enjoy.

 

Traveller from Whitley Bay, GB Date of stay 17 Mar 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
All staff were very helpful and delightful.
Tips for other travellers
Lovely coastal walk.

 

Traveller from Gateshead, GB Date of stay 29 Mar 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Fantastic 3 night stay. Lovely room overlooking the bay. All the staff are very proffesional and attentitive. The food is the best we have had anywhere which makes this place very special. Secluded with great view relaxing cant recomed the hotel highly enough.
Tips for other travellers
Nice walks from the hotel. A good base for golf etc or visiting all the quaint towns and villages.

 

Traveller from Dalton in Furness, GB Date of stay 29 Mar 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

 

Traveller from Stevenage, GB Date of stay 20 Mar 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 4 – Good
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
stunning. location location location.

 

Traveller from Appleby-in-Westmorland, GB Date of stay 20 Mar 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent 5 – Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes