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2 adults

Balmillig B&B

4.9 (273 reviews)
64b Colquhoun Street
Tel: 01436 674922
Enjoy a friendly welcome, tasty breakfasts, peaceful location, short walk to town, warm comfortable rooms, great showers, lots of useful information, relaxing gardens, off street parking, ipads in every room and free wireless broadband. Situated on the edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and only 30 – 40 minutes from Glasgow Airport and City, Balmillig offers modern comfort amidst Helensburgh’s delightfully leafy conservation area surroundings. Our Visit Scotland 4 Star and Gold Green Tourism awards are your quality guarantees and mean we work hard to look after you in as sustainable a way as possible. We are on the increasingly popular Three Lochs Way, know the route well and through our Lomond Guides operation, offer a range of products for the walking enthusiast, including walking tours, baggage forwarding and private guiding services.

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Yellow room

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En suite

Our yellow room has a very comfortable king sized double bed, tv, iPad, iron,... more >

Our yellow room has a very comfortable king sized double bed, tv, iPad, iron, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, lots of information, nice views over the garden. Your laptop will work here on our free wi fi. There is cosy underfloor heating and the ensuite shower room has a great shower and is equipped with toiletries, cotton facepads etc.Room Facilities:

  • iPad in all rooms
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Tea/Coffee
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Central Heating
  • En Suite
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • King Size Bed
  • Shower Room
  • Choice of pillows
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Work Desk with Lamp

Green Room

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En suite

Our green room can be arranged with either two single beds or a very large lo... more >

Our green room can be arranged with either two single beds or a very large long double bed. There is a tv, hairdryer, iron, tea/coffee making facilities, lots of information, views over the garden, iPad for your use and if you bring your own laptop then you'll find the free wifi very useful. There is underfloor heating in both the bedroom and the ensuite shower room which has a large walk-in shower and usual toiletries, make up removal kit, etc. This room is decorated with prints of some of Charles Rennie Macintosh's superb flower paintings.Room Facilities:

  • iPad in all rooms
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Tea/Coffee
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Work Desk
  • Central Heating
  • En Suite
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Shower Room
  • Twin/Double Changeable
  • Choice of pillows
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Work Desk with Lamp
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Blue Room

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En suite

This room is very spacious with a sitting area by the window overlooking the... more >

This room is very spacious with a sitting area by the window overlooking the garden. The bed is a very large long double which can also be arranged as twin beds. Desk for own laptop or use the iPad, free Wifi, TV, tea/coffee, iron and board, hairdrier and cosy underfloor heating all make for your comfort. Spacious ensuite has a bath with excellent shower, toiletries and cosmetic items. Artwork in this room has a nautical theme including some original watercolours by local artists and family members.Room Facilities:

  • iPad in all rooms
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Tea/Coffee
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Central Heating
  • En Suite
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Twin/Double Changeable
  • Choice of pillows
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Shower Room
  • Work Desk with Lamp

Facilities

  • iPads for guest use in all rooms
  • Guiding Service by hosts available
  • Children Welcome
  • Conservatory
  • Drying Facilities
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Fax/Email Facilities
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry And Dry Clean (Charge)
  • Lounge

Policies

Check In: Between 16:30 and 22:00
Check Out: Between 8:00 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.9
out of 5
273 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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6th November 2021:

Great accommodation. The owners Anne and John provided exceptional customer service.

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Owner Response:

That's a great review. Thank you very much. Anne and John

4.8
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15th February 2020:

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Thank you very much. Anne and John.

5
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14th February 2020:

Lovely short stay -clean, friendly ,good breakfast,comfy bed -what’s not to like!!

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Owner Response:

Thanks very much, so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Anne

5
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9th February 2020:

Very warm welcome, comfortable, great breakfast. Bed was so comfortable had a great nights sleep, thank you John and Anne your lovely hosts, shame it wasn’t longer :)

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Owner Response:

What a great review! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and many thanks for choosing to stay at Balmillig.

5
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26th January 2020:

I want to thank the great couple. I have never stayed at such a great B&B. Breakfast was delicious and they had a variety of choices. They were accommodating when it came to checking in early and a late check out. They are walking distance to near shops and restaurants. And they were very helpful when it came to knowledge of the area and places to visit and see.

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Owner Response:

What a lovely review! We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay here. All the best, Anne.

5
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26th January 2020:

As well as the excellent accommodation and breakfast, nothing was too much trouble. We were able to use the refrigerator in the utility room and use the dining area on the evening we decided to eat in. You were also very helpful in all sorts of ways such as suggesting places to go and tips on travel arrangements.

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Would recommend the Riverhill Courtyard restaurant on West Princes Street for good food at a reasonble price in an unusual setting. It is just a ten minute walk into the centre of Helensburgh for everything you need. Use the train to travel into Glasgow - 45 minute journey, trains every half hour. Helensburgh itself is an interesting town but even if you are not a fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh you should visit The Hill House for a unique experience. Luss on Loch Lomand is just a short drive away as is Garelochhead and the Faslane naval base.

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Owner Response:

Thanks for that great review. We really appreciate it. Other folks will also like your tips for a visit to Helensburgh. All the best, Anne.

5
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26th January 2020:

The Urquharts are delightful hosts

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Owner Response:

Thanks very much. We enjoyed having you as guests.Hope we might see you some other time. All the best, Anne.

5
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31st December 2019:

Very accommodating

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

5
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8th December 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

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Many thanks. Anne.

5
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5th December 2019:

You will not find better -from the welcome to departure it was brilliant

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Owner Response:

Short and sweet - a great review. Very many thanks, Anne

5
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30th November 2019:

Friendly and welcoming, beautiful accommodation, clean and great breakfast. Some lovely little touches which made the stay a bit special, particularly for a seasoned work traveller.

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Award winning curry house Annaya’s is well worth a visit.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for a lovely review. We're delighted that such a well travelled guest enjoyed a stay here with us. Best wishes, Anne.

5
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18th November 2019:

I received a lovely warm welcome.

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I enjoyed the "Cattle and Creel" restaurant.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for your review and your feeling. we're delighted you enjoyed your welcome here at Balmillig. All the very best, Anne

4.8
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4th November 2019:

Beautiful House, very welcoming, excellent facilities and super breakfast. Perfect.

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Owner Response:

We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking time to write a review. All the best, Anne.

5
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19th October 2019:

A great flat to make great times in Loch Lomond better. I can’t stress how happy I am to have a comfortable and clean flat every time I travel in the area. Would definitely recommend staying at this property !!!

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Owner Response:

Very many thanks. We're delighted you like the flat so much. All the best, Anne.

5
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21st September 2019:

Lovely stay & very relaxing. Location was perfect for me as I was visiting my daughter who lived ‘round the corner’. Lovely local walks with fabulous views. Will definitely be staying again! Made to feel most welcome.

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Owner Response:

Very many thanks for your lovely review. We'd be delighted to see you again sometime. All the very best, Anne and John.

5
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10th September 2019:

Really lovely B&B. Enjoyed the hot tub and very pretty garden. Easy walk into town and good choice of restaurants. Loads to do in the local area especially Hill House which was the main reason for our stay. Can't recommend enough.

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Owner Response:

That's a great review. Thanks for taking time to write and glad you enjoyed your visit so much. All the best,Anne

5
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9th September 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Hope we can welcome you another time. Anne

5
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2nd September 2019:

Lovely relaxing stay! Highly recommended!

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Owner Response:

Many thanks, Anne and John.

5
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2nd September 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much. Anne and John

5
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30th August 2019:

It was great staying at Balmillig B&B. The hosts are very nice people who gave us advice and directions for visiting the area. The house is very clean and beautifully decorated. I would recommend it 100%!

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Thank you. We're glad you liked the advice offered and enjoyed staying with us. All the best, Anne and John.

5
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21st August 2019:

The only improvement I could suggest is to have blackout curtains; but that’s being picky!

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Owner Response:

Thanks very much. We'll give your suggestion some thought and see how we can improve that. All the best, Anne.

5
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31st July 2019:

Lovely setting very pretty, breakfast was great would definitely return to this guesthouse the owners were very helpful and gave us some great ideas of things to do. Very handy to town walking distance to some lovely restaurants

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Owner Response:

Thanks Angus we're delighted you enjoyed your visit here and found the information offered for all the great things you can do and see around here was also useful. All the best, Anne and John.

5
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25th July 2019:

Accommodation was great, clean with all the things we could want for a weeks stay. The flat is just a short 5-10 minute walk from the train station and town so getting around is very easy.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for taking time to write a review of our self catering flat. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay there. All the best, Anne

5
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10th July 2019:

We loved our stay here. Anne wad delightful and very helpful. The B&B is ideally located close to the main happenings in town but far enough from the hustle and bustle in the evenings.

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Owner Response:

Very many thanks for such a great review. We're very pleased you found our location ideal. All the best, Anne and John.

4.5
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4th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for your review. Anne

5
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11th June 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for your excellent review. Very pleased you were pleased. Anne and John.

5
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10th June 2019:

Excellent location in an attractive part of Town. Hosts were very accomodating and facilities were 1st class.

Tips:

Very good information on all local facilities. Guided me to a very good Restaurant in town.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for taking time to write a review. We do appreciate it and will be pleased to see you again sometime. All the best, Anne.

5
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10th June 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Glad all was good for you. Anne and John.

5
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26th May 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for taking time to give us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Anne

5
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18th May 2019:

Friendly Hosts. Lovely room and house. Great service.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for a lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you also enjoyed your visit to the island. All the best, Anne.

5
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23rd April 2019:

Lovely place to stay and John and Ann extremely helpful. Would love to visit again.

Tips:

Ate at the Cattle and Creel which was exceptional and also the Sugar Boat which was also very good but have to wait a while for the cocktails!!

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Owner Response:

Thanks for your review. We enjoyed your visit and also pleased you liked some of the great restaurants we now have here in Helensburgh. All the best, John and Anne.

5
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23rd April 2019:

Great hosts and breakfast!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much!

5
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22nd March 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for your review. All the best, Anne.

5
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21st March 2019:

Very friendly, lovely B&B. The reason is the owners Anne and John. Room and Breakfast was excellent

Tips:

Perfect place for travellers, they have so much local knowledge and information to support you stay in the area, close to Loch Lomond which is stunning

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again to Balmillig and our lovely area. All the best, Anne and John.

5
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14th March 2019:

Excellent stay

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Glad you enjoyed your stay here. Anne

5
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9th March 2019:

Very welcoming and friendly hosts

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your visit. All the best, Anne.

5
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8th March 2019:

All the facilities you need for a very comfortable stay in a lovely friendly run B&B.

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5
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19th February 2019:

Wonderful hosts, very knowledgable about local & surrounding areas. Made to feel very welcome. Would definitely stay again.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're very pleased your enjoyed your stay here with us. Hope to welcome you again sometime. All the best, Anne.

4.5
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30th January 2019:

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5
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25th January 2019:

All excellent as ever and thanks for the message about new towels I have put a new battery in the wall clock.

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The Helensburgh Music Society puts on good concerts in The Tower.

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Owner Response:

Thanks again for a great review and also for attending to the clock. Glad you enjoyed the concert. All the best, Anne. Please note this is a review of our self catering flat situated in Helensburgh.

5
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23rd January 2019:

Very friendly hosts who were very helpful with where to go and routes to take.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Balmillig and your brief exploration of this lovely area. Hope to see you again sometime. Anne and John.

4.8
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9th December 2018:

Great to be able to arrive at any time and enter via the keybox. The heating works superbly and can be controlled easily to suit Kitchen is well equipped and convenient and easy to keep clean.

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Walking distance from all of Helensburgh Near to the gym and swimming pool Good for jogging along the sea fron to Rhu on smooth tarmac and concrete sea wall

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Owner Response:

Thanks for a great review. Our self catering flat seems to be becoming quite popular especially since it is so convenient to shops and restaurants. hope to see you again sometime. All the best, Anne.

5
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3rd December 2018:

A very warm welcome and very clean and tidy a lovely place and area to stay would highly recommend

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Plenty places to eat would recommend Cattle and Creel restaurant.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit here and hope to see you again sometime. Thanks for writing a review. All the best, Anne.

5
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26th November 2018:

Everything one could wish for and helpful in all respects too

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Walking distance of good restaurants for all tastes

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for a great review. We appreciate you taking time to respond. All the best, Anne.

4.8
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12th November 2018:

Staff very helpful and every waiter spotless.

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Commodore Hotel was good food and great value.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for a great review. All the best, Anne.

4.3
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8th November 2018:

Very helpful and friendly

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Away for work so didn’t get to see any!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for taking time to review us.

4.8
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1st November 2018:

Very helpful owners.

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We were only there for a wedding, so did not see or do anything round about nor did we eat out.

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5
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1st November 2018:

Friendly and helpful owners, clean and well appointed facilities, perfect location and well appointed, lovely breakfast. Nice touch having an ipad in the room too.

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Helensburgh has numerous restaurants to choose from all of which are good and within easy walking distance.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you. We really appreciate you taking time to write a review - and a good one as well! All the best, Anne and John.

5
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1st November 2018:

A lovely welcome from Anne and John. Great breakfasts. The unfinished conservatory didn't affect our visit - lovely rooms and a great location.

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Sugar Boat restaurant in the central square is good and Fruin Farm, a 10 minute drive towards Loch Lomond was an excellent restaurant.

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Owner Response:

We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us and that the conservatory being incomplete was not a problem for you. All the very best and thanks for writing a review. Anne and John.

5
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27th October 2018:

Lovely quality B&B with welcoming owners who know the local area and are very helpful. Great location for exploring the area and getting up into the Highlands too

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Some great restaurants within a 10 minute walk.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

What a great review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that Helensburgh provided some lovely meals for you. All the very best, Anne.

5
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14th October 2018:

Welcoming, friendly, helpful - nothing was too much trouble. Plenty of choice for breakfast. Enjoyed our time chatting to both Anne and John. Would definitely stay again if in the area. Thank you!

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Commodore Hotel provided a good evening meal. Walk to Rhu enjoyable.

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Owner Response:

We're really delighted you enjoyed your visit here to our home.Thanks for such a positive review. We'll look forward to welcoming you again if you're ever back this way. Best wishes Anne and John.

5
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30th September 2018:

Wonderful hosts and lovely people - nothing is too much trouble and so much local knowledge to help you make the most of your stay.

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Italian restaurant Riva / Riverhill restaurant

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Owner Response:

Thanks for staying with us and for a great review. All the best, Anne.

4.5
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29th September 2018:

You looked after us very well and made us welcome!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you enjoyed our welcome. Best wishes, Anne.

5
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28th September 2018:

We hat a lovely stay in Balming B&B. The breakfast war delicious, the hosts lovely and children’s are welcome. A superb start of our jurney.

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Lots of nice restaurants in walking distance. Kids welcome.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We enjoyed your visit and hope you had a great time during the rest of your visit. All the best, Anne.

5
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16th September 2018:

As usual first class.

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There are many interesting places to visit.

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Owner Response:

Glad you were happy with your stay with us again and thought that we were as good as ever. Here's to the next time! All the best john and Anne

5
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10th September 2018:

John was a wonderful host and even washed our clothes for us for a very nominal fee. He accommodated our needs and was very knowledgeable about the area. The room is better equipped than most hotel rooms! I definitely recommend Balmillig B&B!

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Owner Response:

Great review. Many thanks. We hope the rest of your journey was fun! All the best, Anne and John

5
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4th September 2018:

My hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The room was super clean and comfortable, and very well supplied with welcome little comforts. The breakfast was lovely.

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Ann and John do point out that Balmillig is going through a fairly major reconstruction.When I was there, it did mean that I didn't park my car in the drive, which was daily used by builders for their van. But the there was actually precious little other disruption to my stay.

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Owner Response:

Thanks for that and glad you enjoyed your stay. Pleased also that you didn't experience too much disruption. All the best, Anne

5
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1st September 2018:

Anne and John are amazing hosts. They cared us as if we are baby :)

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That's a first! Glad you liked it here. All the best, Anne.

4.8
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31st August 2018:

Although undergoing renovations Anne and John were very obliging hosts. This is a GO TO PLACE when wanting accommodation in Helensburgh.

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Ask Anne or John, they have great suggestions and recommendations.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for a great review.I'm sorry we didn't quite manage the excellent for our facilities but rest assured it won't be long before we can offer our lovely conservatory once more. I'm glad you found our advice useful. All the best Anne and John.

5
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30th August 2018:

It was our second ( and hopefully not last ) stay in Balmillig.Wonderful and clean rooms, Great breakfast and best of all:Anne and John, who are wonderful hosts.

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John and Anne prepared lists with Tips for restaurants, walks and everything you could need and of there is something else you want to know they will help you

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Owner Response:

We were delighted that you returned to Balmillig and enjoyed some new interesting things to do. Thanks very much for such a great review. We look forward to perhaps another visit sometime, sadly Runrig won't be the catalyst next time. With very best wishes Anne and John.

5
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25th August 2018:

nice hosts who make your trip to get lovely holidays

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loch lomond sea cruise cattle and creel restaurant

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Owner Response:

Great review. We're glad you enjoyed your holiday here. Many thanks Anne and John.

5
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24th August 2018:

great place to stay!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you! hope the rest of your Scottish Holiday went well. Anne and John

5
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21st August 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for such a great review. All the best, Anne.

5
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13th August 2018:

Very friendly & informative

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A short walk to local facilities

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Owner Response:

Thanks very much for a short but sweet review. Anne.

5
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3rd August 2018:

Great hosts, very knowledgeable about the local area and offered great advice to fellow travellers Breakfast was fantastic... best black pudding ever! Good choice for breakfast Rooms extremely comfortable and well equipped with more than you’d expect from a b&b Will definitely return if only to see the conservatory finished

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks - what a great review! We look forward to your return visit to view our conservatory. It will be amazing.

5
out of 5

29th July 2018:

Best&Better, Al you expect of a B&B and more. Perfect rooms, clean cozy and comfortable. Delicious breakfast and wonderful service. Ann&John are lovely people and give you lots of tips for things to do. Location is a perfect base to discover the surrounding of Loch Lomond. To say it shortly: we’ll surely be back.

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Walk the Ben Lomond, especially “Johns route” it was stunning. If you like Indian food try Masala Twist in Hellensburgh.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for such a great review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the area so much. Hope we'll see you again sometime. All the best Anne and John

4.8
out of 5

15th July 2018:

Very pleasant "homy feeling" Thanks for the help on our itinerary.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad we were able to help and hope the rest of your holiday is great. All the best, Anne

5
out of 5

4th June 2018:

We found the friendliness and helpfulness as good as ever. Breakfasts were excellent as well.

Tips:

Sugar Boat is definitely worth a try for an evening meal. If the weather is good, eating fish and chips from the Wee Kelpie on the riverside is a lovely seaside holiday treat.We also ate at Riverhill, which was good. Loch Lomond RSPB reserve is worth a visit, especially the part by the lochside.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks again for returning to Balmillig and we're delighted you thought it as "good as ever". All the best Anne and John.

5
out of 5

1st May 2018:

It was lovely to be back at Balmillig and Ann and John made us feel so welcome. Our rooms were beautiful, quiet and comfortable, and the breakfasts were perfect. Added to this the weather was good and the location brilliant. We'll surely be back.

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A great place to break your journey on the way to the Highlands. We enjoyed a lovely walk through Duchess woods and down to the marina cafe and had a good meal with excellent service at Riverhill restaurant.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks. We enjoyed your visit and hope your holiday further north went well. See you another time. All the best, Anne and John.

4.8
out of 5

23rd April 2018:

Very friendly and helpful Would definitely go back

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for writing such a complimentary review. Hope to see you again and next time we should be back to normal with a lovely new conservatory. All the best Anne and John.

5
out of 5

21st May 2017:

Anne and John are very welcoming and helpful. Brakfast are excellent. I would recommend Ballmillig B&B unreservedly.

Tips:

Anne and John are knowledgeable on all aspects that Helensburgh has to offer visitors. They have information available to cater for all tastes and interests.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for taking time to write a review and such a good one! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the information useful. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

8th May 2017:

Quiet location. Very comfortable beds and rooms. Wonderful breakfasts. Anne and John are friendly, helpful hosts with good local knowledge. Superb.

Tips:

Had a lovely meal at La Barca. Visited Geilston and Glenarn gardens and The Hill House. Enjoyed them all.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you loved it all! Thanks for a great review. best wishes, Anne.

4.5
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8th May 2017:

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5
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7th May 2017:

Anne and John Thank you so much for the welcome, help and advice that you gave us and for the ample breakfasts! The wonderful weather helped, of course, but it would still have been a memorable holiday and one we will certainly recommend. Thank you again. Margaret and Douglas Crawford

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A very comprehensive list of eating places were in the house guide but we would also recommend the rail trips to Oban and Mallaig and visits to a couple of the museums in Glasgow

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Owner Response:

Thanks for a great review. We're delighted you had such a wonderful holiday along with such good weather - which continues on! Hope you cab return sometime and do some of the things you missed. All the best, Anne and John.

4.8
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6th May 2017:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks and glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best, Anne.

4.8
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2nd May 2017:

Lovely home and garden. A good location .

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Loved Marsala twist.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. We're very please you enjoyed your stay here at Balmillig. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

22nd April 2017:

We had an excellent stay and were made very welcome. We received coffee and shortbread on arrival which was lovely. there were a lot of information booklets, leaflets and books provided about the local area.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our information library! All the best, Anne.

5
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17th April 2017:

very comfortable & relaxing place to stay. informative & welcoming hosts.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much. We're very happy you enjoyed Balmillig and found our information helpful. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

12th April 2017:

We always enjoy staying at Balmillig, one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in.

Tips:

Anne and John will cheerfully supply all the information you need to complement your stay in Helensburgh.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very pleased to welcome you again to Balmillig. Hope you enjoy your stay further north. All the best, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

11th April 2017:

Lovely home in a beautiful setting. Warm and welcoming hosts and a delicious breakfast in the sunroom with sun and blue skies!

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Enjoyed the Spanish Tapas restaurant. Wish we could have stayed longer to explore the area more. Well worth a longer visit. Next trip will plan to do so.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks! Very pleased you enjoyed your short stay in Helensburgh. We enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again someday. Very best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

2nd April 2017:

Excellent stay. Both John and Anne very friendly. Very clean and little necessities supplied.

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Owner Response:

Thanks for writing a review. We do appreciate it and we're glad you enjoyed your stay here at Balmillig. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

27th March 2017:

Anne & john were very helpful and friendly, the room was great, a large bed, tv and iPad , bathroom with shower clean and tidy, well worth staying

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Book early for steak house in town

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Owner Response:

Thanks very much. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and also one of our great restaurants. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

27th March 2017:

A friendly welcome was just the start of a fantastic stay. Would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks. Glad you felt welcome in our home. Best wishes, Anne.

5
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26th March 2017:

Loved the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Cosy, comfortable home with delightful garden and very welcoming and helpful hosts.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you liked it here at Balmillig.Best wishes for the rest of your travels, Anne.

4.8
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6th March 2017:

Great hosts who were very helpful when we requested extra items for our grandson. Access to the property was easy with Anne and John having a lovely relaxed attitude.

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When the weather is good go out and walk down to the front at Helensburgh. The views and surrounding area are great. Good selection of restaurants in the town.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Hope to welcome you again sometime. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

19th February 2017:

Best B B i have stayed in

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Highly recomended

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks. Glad you enjoyed your stay here. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

18th February 2017:

Very peaceful location with excellent facilities and good hosts.

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Owner Response:

Very many thanks for a great review. Short and very sweet! All the best, Anne.

5
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7th February 2017:

A great place to stay

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I can recommend "Cattle and Creel" for an excellent meal

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Owner Response:

Thanks for much for such a positive review and pleased you enjoyed the Cattle and Creel - we like it too! All the best, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

30th January 2017:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for such a great review. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

29th January 2017:

We very much enjoyed our stay with you and will highly recommend your B&B to others. Having read the good reviews before we booked, we were certainly not disappointed at all. You met our expectations in every way. You made us feel completely at home and we loved our room, especially the very comfortable beds ! Thank you for your great hospitality.

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We had a great meal at the Cattle and Creel on the seafront.

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Owner Response:

That's just great. We're very pleased you had such a good stay here and enjoyed one of our best restaurants as well. Helensburgh now has some excellent restaurants with more to come soon we understand. All the best to you both, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

25th January 2017:

perfect quiet location, very friendly and accommodating owners who couldn't do enough for me on my arrival and throughout my stay

Tips:

as a lifelong curry lover I can highly recommend Annaya's Indian restaurant in Helensburgh

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Owner Response:

Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We like Annaya's too! All the best, Anne.

4
out of 5

22nd January 2017:

I am not sure why the book in is 5pm in the afternoon when most other hotels are 2pm book in.

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Owner Response:

The reason for indicating a 5pm book in is that we are not a hotel with 24 hour staffing. We are a home which offers B&B and we do have to leave the house sometimes during the day. If we are home and guests arrive earlier then we are happy to welcome them at that time and we also make it clear in our welcome email that if guests require to check in earlier than 5pm then they just have to let us know so that we make a point of being here at that time. I'm sorry if you did not realise that beforehand. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

21st January 2017:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. Anne

5
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7th January 2017:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. Glad you liked Balmillig. Anne.

5
out of 5

3rd January 2017:

The flat was comfortable; it was very central so it was easy to walk around Helensburgh. It was also quiet, despite being on the ground floor. Everything we needed for a short stay was provided.

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Mira Mare restaurant is lovely! Small, friendly, with fresh food; 10 mins walk along the sea front. Trains to Glasgow are convenient if you want to see museums or art galleries. Kelvingrove is a must!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for a great review, Anne.

5
out of 5

23rd December 2016:

I hd made a mistake on booking only booked for 1 person instead of3 (yes I know silly) but on arriva when told hey adjusted a room ad accomadated us all absolutely super and good choice of breakfast thankyou

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Owner Response:

Glad we were able to help out and you had a good visit. Hope to see you again sometime. All the best, Anne.

4.8
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23rd December 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much for taking time to review us.

5
out of 5

20th December 2016:

Friendly/Welcoming - came out to car to help us in and cup of tea with shortbread ready for us once cases in room. Helpful - information where to eat/what to do. Rooms/en suite spacious/tastefully decorated/very well equipped. Very comfortable. Books/toys/games etc available in sitting area downstairs for use of guests. Parking in lovely garden area - beautifully landscaped. Quiet area but still close to centre and other amenities.

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Information available re where to eat (e mailed information by Anne) and given a discount voucher for restaurant. We could have taken food back to eat in the conservatory area - very accommodating. Other information re areas of interest Members of The Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs "Our Park" conservation partnership scheme (donate £1 and owners will match) Area of interest to visit.

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Owner Response:

Well, what a great review! Its lovely to know that you appreciated our welcome. Thanks for recommending us so comprehensively. Haste ye back, Anne.

5
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16th December 2016:

Lovely, comfortable, quiet, clean and spacious.

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Easy walking distance from the center of Helensburgh and the station. Plenty of local shops, restaurants and places to visit.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you liked Balmillig so much. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Anne.

5
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14th December 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Glad you liked us! All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

7th December 2016:

Great stay as ever, John and Anne make you feel welcome throughout your stay and the rooms are clean and well equipped. The iPad is a nice touch.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you found the iPad useful. All the best Anne.

5
out of 5

5th December 2016:

Very friendly and professional and helpful

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Don't miss this little gem it's fantastic and well worth it

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for writing such a complimentary review. We really appreciate it. Glad you liked your stay with us. All the best, Anne.

5
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29th November 2016:

We greatly appreciated the tea on arrival, the warmth of your welcome throughout and also the toys and space available for our daughter. Thank you also for the advice on visiting Luss which we followed after we left you.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We are very pleased you liked your stay with us and glad your daughter seemed happy as well. Hope we might welcome you another time. All the best, Anne.

5
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26th November 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. Glad we scored so well in each item. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

23rd November 2016:

Simply the best B&B I've ever stayed in. All details have been taken care of. The hosts makes you feel at home.

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The hosts provide comprehensive information about where to eat, places to visit and what to do in Helensburgh.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks. Were delighted you liked staying here with us at Balmillig. All the very best, Anne.

5
out of 5

21st November 2016:

A thoroughly enjoyable stay and I was well looked after. The facilities are excellent with the extra added bonus of an iPAD in the room. Breakfast was excellent and John and Anne are very friendly and make you feel at home as soon as you arrive.

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Very well located for all Helensburgh restaurants.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for taking time to write a review. We're glad you liked the ipad. It doesn't have all the most uptodate features but most travellers find it useful to check email and do internet searches. Pleased too that you felt welcome in our home. All the best, ANne.

5
out of 5

31st October 2016:

Really well presented and very comfortable House with a 2 minute walk to the shops from a quiet area of the town. Our hosts were exceptional with knowledge about lots of areas in Scotland we were interested in. Anne was more than helpful to us.

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There is so much to see around this area and this B & B is really well located to see everything.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you enjoyed Balmillig and found our knowledge useful. I'm sure you will have a great time on your journey further north. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

30th October 2016:

We spent our daughter’s mid-term holidays at Balmillig and were delighted; we all wished we had been able to stay longer! In their beautiful home in one of the calmer side streets of Helensburgh, Anne and John gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home instantly. Our guest rooms were very comfortable, light and spacious, beautifully furnished and perfectly equipped. Every morning, in the conservatory, there was a delicious, fully cooked breakfast, also including a wide choice of cereals, fresh and dry fruit, toast and home-made jam and marmalade. We were especially impressed by Anne’s and John’s consequent preference for sustainable, fair-trade and ecological products. They both were very kind and helpful, always ready to give excellent advice about what to do and see and how to get there. This was especially valuable to us because we hadn’t taken a car. Thanks to Anne’s and John’s perfect knowledge of trails, trips and sites we were able to enjoy lots of beautiful walks in the surroundings and stunning views even apart from the well-known Three Lochs’ Way and John Muir Trail. The area around Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and the hills to the north has so much to offer and is so well connected to Glasgow, Edinburgh and other places of interest that it is well worth a longer stay. Thank you so much, Anne and John, for a perfect holiday! We would be glad if we could return some time for a further stay. Karlfried Daab and Ulla Held-Daab, Leipzig. Wir haben die Herbstferien unserer Tochter in Balmillig verbracht und waren begeistert. Wir alle wären gern länger geblieben! In ihrem hübschen Haus in einer ruhigen Seitenstraße von Helensburgh haben Anne und John uns sehr herzlich aufgenommen. Wir haben uns gleich zu Hause gefühlt. Die Gästezimmer waren sehr komfortabel, hell und groß, geschmackvoll eingerichtet und perfekt ausgestattet. Jeden Morgen wurde im Wintergarten ein leckeres schottisches Frühstück (Eier mit Bacon, Kartoffel-Scones, Tomaten, Champignons, Black Pudding - eine Art Blutwurst) angeboten, dazu eine große Auswahl an Müsli, frischem Obst, Trockenfrüchten, Toast und hausgemachter Marmelade. Besonders beeindruckt hat uns, wie sehr Anne und John auf die Verwendung möglichst nachhaltiger und fair gehandelter Bioprodukte geachtet haben. Beide waren sehr nett und hilfsbereit und haben uns ausgezeichnete Tipps zu Wanderwegen und möglichen Ausflügen gegeben. Sie haben uns auch gut zu den Nahverkehrsverbindungen beraten - für uns besonders wichtig, weil wir kein Auto dabei hatten. So konnten wir auch abseits der bekannten Routen wie des Three Loch’s Way und des John Muir Trails fantastische Ausblicke genießen. Die Gegend um Helensburgh, Loch Lomond und das Hochland nördlich davon hat so viel zu bieten und verfügt über eine so gute ÖPNV-Anbindung an Glasgow, Edinburgh und andere sehenswerte Orte, dass sie einen längeren Aufenthalt lohnt. Herzlichen Dank, Anne und John, für die wunderschönen Ferien! Wir würden gern bald wiederkommen. Karlfried Daab und Ulla Held-Daab, Leipzig

Tips:

The indian restaurant (Masala twist) in James Street; The Lighthouse, the Hunterian Art Gallery and Mackintosh House, the Riverside Museum and the People's Palace in Glasgow; Walk around the Rosneath Peninsula; Trip to Inchcailloch and The Maid of The Loch steamer.

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Owner Response:

Wow! What a wonderful comprehensive review. You taking time to write this is much appreciated. Very many thanks and hope we'll see you again sometime, Anne and John.

5
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28th October 2016:

lovely stay. will go back.

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Owner Response:

Short and sweet but says it all. Thanks, Anne.

5
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27th October 2016:

Very friendly. We had a lovely time The owners had super local knowledge and helped us with where to visit and local restaurants. highly recommend a visit

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Owner Response:

We're are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and also the surrounding area and town. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

27th October 2016:

Well appointed flat with everything you need for your stay. Tesco close by for groceries.

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The flat is a short level walk to the town centre. Lots of great restaurants in Helensburgh, our favourites are Riverhill Courtyard, PJs and Masala Twist. Helensburgh has lots to see and do - both in the town and nearby.

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Owner Response:

We're very pleased you enjoyed the flat enough to return once more. Thank you very much, Anne and John.

5
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23rd October 2016:

Have stayed at this property previously and as before everything first class - hope to return in the future,

Tips:

wonderful fish and chips on the front street

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Owner Response:

Thanks for a great review. We are very happy when guests return - no better recommendation! All the best, Anne.

5
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14th October 2016:

Lovely comfortable stay. Great sleep. Very friendly owners.

Tips:

If you like Indian food eat at Marsala Twist. Excellent food and wonderful staff

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Owner Response:

Thank you! Pleased you enjoyed our comfy beds and liked our dinner recommendation for Masala Twist. All the best Anne

4.5
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11th October 2016:

Welcoming, helpful. Interesting building in an interesting area. Clean, pleasant room and facilities, and a really good breakfast.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for a great review. Pleased you found our building interesting! All the best, Anne.

5
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3rd October 2016:

Was a very enjoyable stay. Everything is to a high standard. Both Anne & John were very helpful with suggestions of places to go and places to eat.

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Plenty to choose from. Pub food Tapas Chinese just to name a few.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for taking time to write a review. We're very pleased you liked your stay with us and enjoyed our nearby restaurants. All the best, Anne.

4.5
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30th September 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks! All the best, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

26th September 2016:

Anne and John were delightful hosts and welcomed us warmly to Balmillig. We loved the comfortable chairs in our room just perfect for reading with a cup of tea on hand.

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Hill House is easy walking distance to Balmillig and as fabulous as reported.

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Owner Response:

Thanks so much for your review. Glad you liked our comfy chairs and space to enjoy a quiet cuppa. Best wishes, Anne and John.

5
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24th September 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Glad you liked Balmillig. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

31st August 2016:

Very professional yet friendly and very helpful in assisting us with our itinerary as well as kindly providing us with maps of the area. Thank you.

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Go to La Barca for delicious tapas.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much for taking time to write a review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay here and found our information helpful. All the best, Anne.

5
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31st August 2016:

Great hosts - very welcoming and friendly. They gave us excellent tips re what to see and do. Would return.

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Balmaha island trip. Botanical gardens, glen pluck. Restaurants: cattle & creel. Fruin farm.

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Owner Response:

Thanks a lot - you did all the recommendations and we're delighted you loved them so much. Best wishes, Anne.

4.8
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31st August 2016:

Millibeg self catering apartment is a good base for a stay in the Loch Lomond area. Facilities within the apartment are ideal for two adults. Good quality fittings and furnishings and high levels of cleanliness.

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Lots of places to within an hour of apartment. Recommend a visit to Hill House in Helensburgh. Little disappointed with main area of Helensburgh in terms of bars,restaurants and shops. Upper town area is lovely but all residential. However, would not deter from staying again.

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Owner Response:

Very please you liked our self catering flat and found it a good centre for your explorations. Many thanks, Anne.

4.8
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28th August 2016:

Very nice hosts. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for them.. The B & B is immaculate

Tips:

Ate at the Cattle and Creel on the seafront. Quite a new restaurant, nicely done up and food good.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for your review. Pleased you liked Balmillig and glad you enjoyed one of several new restaurants in Helensburgh. Its becoming quite a destination for good restaurants.

5
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23rd August 2016:

we cannot fault anything at all it was everything and more lots of information from eating out to walks and thank you to Ann for arranging our taxi nothing was too much trouble and breakfast was superb!

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A trip to Hill House is a must.One thing we would say is to make sure to book your restaurant etc.as they are very popular and you may be dissapointed if there were no vacancies as we found out to our dismay!

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Owner Response:

Many thanks. We're very pleased everything was fine for you. Hope we might see you again sometime. All the best, Anne

5
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17th August 2016:

Having stayed here for 4 nights,I was really impressed how we were welcomed with tea and biscuits. Ann and John were so helpful nothing was to much trouble from advice on places of interest to the best restaurants in town, we couldn't have wished for a more pleasant place to stay. Thankyou.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our local knowledge helped you get the best from your time in this beautiful area. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

11th August 2016:

Nice place, breakfast very basic for price.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your review. At breakfast we provide all of the following, big selection of cereals, including muesli and granola, porridge, soft fruits, bananas, oranges, apples, grapes etc. yoghurts, eggs cooked any way, bacon, black pudding, tattie scones, tomatoes, mushrooms. Oatcakes, toasted bread, homemade jams and marmalade, honey, selection of teas, coffee. If required we can offer a selection of gluten free/dairy free items as well. We're happy to provide other items if we can.

5
out of 5

3rd August 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted you gave us a high score on all categories. Many thanks, Anne.

4.5
out of 5

17th July 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your review. For the benefit of other travellers - Our location is in a quiet road which is about 7/8 minutes walk from restaurants, shops and transport. Helensburgh as a town is well placed, close to the edge of the National park, on the Clyde Coast and has a huge number of attractions and activities within an hour's travel. The house itself is surrounded by a beautiful garden which has outside sitting areas.

4.8
out of 5

16th July 2016:

Lovely B@B with attentative hosts. Nice conservatory for guests use with lots of useful information / leaflets.

Tips:

Good choice of restaurants within 10 minute walk. We had lovely meal at Indian restaurant. Also want to commodore restaurant.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your review. Glad you liked our convenient location which is as you say not far from some excellent restaurants.Also pleased you appreciated us supplying a wide range of information. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

13th July 2016:

I've stayed in a few B&Bs in Helensburgh and this is the best so far!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for a great review. Glad you liked Balmillig. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

5th July 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much! Anne

4.8
out of 5

3rd July 2016:

Our hosts John and Anne were unfailingly helpful and polite throughout our two day stay.

Tips:

A walk alongside the river in Helensburgh proved to be very 'refreshing' and enjoyable as did our walk alongside the river Leven at Balloch. I can recommend the Riverbank Bar and Restaurant for pizza lovers.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Helensburgh. Hope we'll see you again sometime. Anne

5
out of 5

28th June 2016:

This is a wonderful place to stay. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The facilities are superb and we were made to feel very welcome.

Tips:

It is easy to get about. We travelled into Glasgow by train and the fare was inexpensive by Wiltshire standards.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. We're delighted you liked Balmillig so much and found it a good centre for exploring Glasgow too. All the best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

28th June 2016:

Excellent end to our holiday. Very comfortable, spacious room, and our hosts opened up aspects of Helensburgh, we would have missed without their thoughtful guidance.

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Talk to Anne and John they will add much to your stay.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and very pleased we were able to suggest some 'new' parts of the town to explore. Very best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

25th June 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted you liked Balmillig so much. All the best, Anne.

4.5
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24th June 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks, Anne.

5
out of 5

22nd June 2016:

Really comfortable with good parking and an easy downhill walk into the town. The bedroom was light and airy with a large double bed and the hosts were extremely knowledgeable about the whole area.

Tips:

Went to The Riverhill Courtyard which was very good with good food and young friendly service. Better to sit upstairs than down would be the only advice. If you like ice cream there is nowhere better in the whole world than Dino's on the front - the café itself is soulless but the homemade italian ice cream well worth it.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for such a comprehensive review of Balmillig. Pleased you also enjoyed the Riverhill Courtyard. many of our guests like this restaurant and the reviews are consistently good which makes it easy for us to recommend.

5
out of 5

20th June 2016:

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4.5
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3rd June 2016:

Nice Welcome and pleasant stay

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5
out of 5

2nd June 2016:

A home from home with very clean , well maintained and comfortable rooms. Attention to detail helped to make this lovely B & B a first class choice . The hosts, Anne and John, were welcoming and attentive giving us some great advice on local bike rides and places to eat. Delicious breakfast. We had a lovely stay and only wish we could have stayed longer.

Tips:

We took the Two Lochs tour which included a steamer sail on Loch Katrine from Stronachlachar then cycled back to Inversnaid. About 24 miles in total with beautiful scenery. On the second day Anne told us about a cycle ride on the peninsula between Gare Loch and Loch Long.The ride was mostly level with stunning views, about 12 miles. We had lunch in a lovely café in Kilcreggan. Thank you Anne for your great tip ..we had a lovely, memorable day !

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks. We're delighted Balmillig was as you expected and very pleased you took advantage of our suggestions for bike rides. The Rosneath Peninsula does offer some exceptional scenery. Hope you can return and we'll tell you about some other less travelled routes. All the best and thanks again. Anne and john.

5
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2nd June 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for writing a review. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

30th May 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for writing a review. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

28th May 2016:

It was the best accomodatIon in scotland. Your informations about what to do an to see, was very great and helpfull.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Wow, that's quite an accolade. We believe that good information is as important as any other facility so that guests get the best experience while here in our lovely area. Thanks very much, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

24th May 2016:

Very helpful with tips on things to do in the area and even dropped us off at the station to make sure we caught the train.

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The Hill House is a must, if you are interested in Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed Balmillig and Helensburgh. We love the Hill House too!

4.8
out of 5

21st May 2016:

lovely place to stay with excellent hosts

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5
out of 5

21st May 2016:

The breakfast room and garden are lovely. We appreciated all of John's suggestions for things to do on the way to Kinlocheil. We did almost all of them. Thank you for a relaxing visit.

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Ask John and Anne!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed the garden so much and had a relaxing visit. Also pleased you enjoyed our recommendations for your onward journey - maybe we'll see you for longer some other time. Enjoy the rest of your Scottish holiday. All the best, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

16th May 2016:

Secure, covered cycle storage available. Owners actively involved in protecting the local countryside and developing ways for visitors to enjoy it.

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Riverhill Courtyard restaurant is very good.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your kind comments and pleased you appreciated our conservation efforts. We like Riverhill Restaurant as well! All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

12th May 2016:

John and Anne were excellent hosts. The room had all you would need, plus more. Idealy situated in the town.

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Only a short walk to waters edge and many bars and places to eat. Ask John or Anne, they'd be happy to help.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for such a great review and glad we supplied all you needed. Having good information about places to eat is we think pretty important. All the best, Anne and John.

4.5
out of 5

28th April 2016:

very plesant stay

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much for taking time to review us. Best wishes, Anne

5
out of 5

25th April 2016:

Quiet, clean and very comfortable room; relaxed, friendly and helpful owners made our second stay an enjoyable one.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very pleased to welcome you back to Balmillig and thanks for such a great review. All the best, Anne

5
out of 5

18th April 2016:

beautiful house , lovely welcoming hosts couldn't be more helpful over places to see and places to eat, room was amazing breakfast was delicious wouldn't hesitate in going back or recommending first class

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La Barca tapas restaurant was superb

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're very pleased you loved it all. Hope we'll see you again sometime. Will let nearby La Barca know too. All the best Anne.

5
out of 5

14th April 2016:

Helpful, friendly owners great location for easy access to Loch Lomond. Good value for money.

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Local restaurants good. Masala twist Indian restaurant excellent be careful not to order too much as the portions are huge. Cattle and Creel lovely, food slightly higher prices but great customer service.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Pleased you liked Balmillig and the surrounding area. We're very well provided now with quality restaurants in the town. In fact the reputation of the town as a foodie destination is really beginning to grow. Hope we'll maybe see you again. All the best Anne

5
out of 5

12th April 2016:

Fantastic hosts, great beds, fab breakfast in a wonderfully warm and modern house, will be back for sure, thank you.

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So much to do and see locally

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks and delighted to see that you hope to return. Anne

5
out of 5

5th April 2016:

Excellent accommodation and excellent hosts. Although we had the smallest of the three main guest bedrooms, there was a large comfortable bed and a spacious toilet/shower room with a large walk-in shower. A large conservatory acts as both the breakfasting room and a lounge with ample reading material.

Tips:

A visit to Charles Rennie McIntosh's Hill House is a must and is within walking distance (weather permitting) there is a good selection of restaurants in the centre of Helensburgh (also within walking distance) and John and Anne can recommend the best ones.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for such a comprehensive review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we might welcome you another time to Balmillig. All the best, Anne.

4.5
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4th April 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks you, Anne.

5
out of 5

4th April 2016:

John & Anne made us feel very welcome, they were very knowledgeable about the area and gave us some great ideas of things to see & do. The house very cosy, clean and had all the facilities we required. Would definitely visit again.

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We had a wonderful meal at a little cosy restaurant called Mira Mara.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for a great review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your wee break here in Helensburgh and discovered some new places to enjoy! Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

29th March 2016:

Easy to find, absolutely clean and neat rooms, good service and good privacy for the guest at the same time. Social atmosphere where it was easy to interact with the other guests. Quite small parking area and the price was just on the border of being too high (spent a couple of nights at other B&Bs in the area ranging from 55-60 Pounds/night)

Tips:

The Hill House, just up the road.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for such a great review. Glad you liked Balmillig so much. Anne

5
out of 5

29th March 2016:

Perfect place to stay in Helensburgh. Very quiet and comfortable, great breakfast, and the owners are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for taking time to write a review. We do appreciate it and hope we might welcome you another time to Balmillig. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

28th March 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you. Anne

5
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25th March 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're glad you liked Balmillig. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

21st March 2016:

Comfortable and within walking distance of the centre of Edinburgh and of Hill House. The breakfast was excellent and people should take Ann's advice on routs to use to see the lochs and hills. We followed her suggested route and it was a terrific drive round to Loch Long.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you found Balmillig comfortable and guess you meant to write 'centre of Helensburgh' rather than Edinburgh that we are within walking distance of. Thanks for a great review. best wishes Anne

5
out of 5

21st March 2016:

Friendly and well run b&b. exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about their area. Very good breakfast. Would definitely recommend.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Great review. Many thanks. Hope you benefitted from our advice about your onward journey. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

19th March 2016:

Dear Anne, Thank you for such a wonderful stay at your beautiful Balmillig B&B. Everything you provided was excellent. The room was beautifully clean and spacious, and comfortable. The breakfast was superb. Thank you and i would like you to know that i will be back to stay with you again, hopefully not on my own always. Kind regards Robert

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much and we'll be delighted to welcome you again sometime to Balmillig. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

10th March 2016:

Anne and John were very accommodating, especially with our newborn baby and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Anne was a great entertainer and kept our daughter occupied in the morning while I ate my breakfast, it was very much appreciated!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We were very pleased you liked Balmillig and we're always happy to welcome such a lovely little baby to our home. Very best wishes to you all. Anne.

5
out of 5

24th February 2016:

Thank you for your infinite kindness and consideration towards me.. It felt nothing was too much bother and you seem to go quite out of your way to do things for me. I have been deeply touched and will certainly come back and stay with you again. Look after yourselves

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're always happy to help our guests get the best from their stay with us. Hope your onward journey was worthwhile. All the best, Anne

5
out of 5

17th February 2016:

Had a wonderful stay with excellent hosts.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks and all the best, Anne

4.8
out of 5

15th February 2016:

We were made to feel very welcome,with a cup of tea and a cup of coffee which was wonderful after our journey on this very cold winters day. There was everything we required also lots of information about the local area was available. A most enjoyable stay.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're delighted you enjoyed the welcome at Balmillig - available all days of the year! Thanks very much for your review. Anne

5
out of 5

9th February 2016:

I felt as if I was at home :)

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

delighted you were so comfy! Come back soon.Best wishes, Anne

5
out of 5

4th February 2016:

very welcoming lovely warm and clean room would happily stay there again very nice breakfast

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for a short sweet report! Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

1st February 2016:

Excellent accomodation.Room was beautiful and the ensuite lovely. Anne and John were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Will definately be returning.

Tips:

La Barca Tapas restaurant is a must - food delicious. Also visit The Commordore. Both on the sea front.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Great to read such a good review of Balmillig. We'll be happy to welcome you again when you return to Helensburgh. All the best and many thanks, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

29th January 2016:

Balmillig is located towards the upper part of Helensburgh where the roads and pathways up the hill are quite steep and may not suit everyone hence my score. Everything else about Balmillig cannot be faulted, warm and welcoming owners make you feel at home straight away, excellent facilities and service. Menus cater for all tastes and needs, supplemented by a vast array of books, guides and maps to ensure that guests get the very best opportunities to explore the local areas. Conservation and recycling play a very strong part in the lives of the owners which is evident from the pond and similar facilities for wildlife on offer in their garden. It would be very difficult not to enjoy a stay at Balmillig, unfortunately they had no control over the recent weather when I visited.

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Too numerous, best to talk to Anne and John who can advise depending on particular needs.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much for your review. Delighted you found everything at Balmillig suited you. Just so anyone reading this review can understand, the location of Balmillig is in the geographical centre of the town and about 10 mins walk on a quiet residential road from the town square. Most of the ground is level apart from two small sections which have a slight slope. This is not something many people find difficult. If this proves to be a problem then we are happy to help by providing a lift in our car. Thanks again and all the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

29th January 2016:

We were made most welcome and had a very comfortable room with great ensuite bathroom. Every consideration was offered by our hosts. Breakfast was excellent and we would not hesitate in recommending Balmillig B&B. Definitely 5 star!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We are very pleased to read your review and be assured that you found Balmillig provided all you needed for a comfortable, welcoming stay. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

22nd January 2016:

Very comfortable accommodation.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad everything was good for you here at Balmillig.Thanks for the review. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

11th January 2016:

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Balmillig B&B. Perfect location for our needs. Anne and John were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The accommodation, facilities and breakfast was first class. Many thanks.

Tips:

Lots of nice restaurants and bars within walking distance of the Balmillig.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're very pleased to read your comprehensive review of Balmillig. Glad everything was fine for you including our proximity to the great range of bars and restaurants. All the every best, Anne and John

4.8
out of 5

6th January 2016:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - John and Ann provided a warm welcome and all the home comforts in their lovely home, along with the highest standard of facilities and cleanliness. Definately stay again if we visit Helensburgh.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for such a positive review of Balmillig. We'd be delighted to see you again sometime. All the best, Anne

5
out of 5

25th December 2015:

Lovely friendly welcome beautiful room, booked for my parents and they loved it.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Delighted your folks enjoyed staying here and hope we might see them again sometime. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

15th December 2015:

We had a very warm welcome and a very comfortable stay. Breakfast was excellent and the room very comfortable.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for writing such a great review of Balmillig. I hope your onward journey went without problems. The weather has been better here these last few days.

5
out of 5

3rd December 2015:

Very comfortable, well appointed and run. Thank you

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Owner Response:

Short but sweet - excellent! Thanks, Anne.

5
out of 5

30th November 2015:

Extremely helpful with advice on the local area, places to see and eat etc. Rooms very clean, warm and homely, nice touch to have fresh milk and water in a communal fridge.

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Callander and Balmaha are both must see little villages. Great views, walks and places to eat.

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Owner Response:

Thanks for your kind review. We're pleased you liked our advice about things to see and do. Come and visit again for walking in the Spring when the west coast is looking superb. All the best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

4th November 2015:

A warm welcome, and good local knowledge, made the stay very pleasant. The quality of the room and and cleanliness, made us feel very comfortable. if you are looking for a good base to explore this part of the world look no further. The breakfast was an added bonus.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for taking time to pen a review. We're pleased your felt comfortable at Balmillig. All the best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

22nd October 2015:

Very warm and friendly hosts who made us feel very welcome. They took a keen interest in the reason for our stay and made us feel at home. Really beautiful furnishings and fabric and homely touches. Outstanding example of how B & B hospitality is so much more personal than the hotel experience.thank you John and Anne

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

What a wonderful review! That is just the experience we hope to provide for our guests and we're very glad you agree. Thank you very much.

5
out of 5

5th October 2015:

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5
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2nd October 2015:

10 out of 10 ... Enough said

Tips:

Take the Train to Oban for the day Seaplane trip from Loch Lomond ( Budget permitting) Café Rhu a good stop after a walk through the woods If poss ask for the Blue Room Riverhill Courtyard in Helensburgh. Great food and atmosphere

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Owner Response:

Very many thanks for a great review and for offering other guests some ideas for some of the many excursions and activities you can enjoy using Balmillig as a base for a few days. All the best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

1st October 2015:

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5
out of 5

30th September 2015:

Very helpful couple, nothing was too much trouble

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Tapas bar good

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your 'excellent' report. Glad you liked La Barca Tapas restaurant - we like it too and not far to walk to it either. All the best Anne

5
out of 5

25th September 2015:

very friendly and welcoming

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La barca Masal twist Ruby

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Owner Response:

Short and sweet but we like it!

5
out of 5

19th September 2015:

Wonderful helpful hosts and a very comfortable stay

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5
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15th September 2015:

Everything was just perfect. Room was very spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. Ann & John were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. We would thoroughly recommend choosing Balmillig. Thank you for a very enjoyable weekend.

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Owner Response:

Very many thanks for your review. I'm glad everything suited you well at Balmillig. People often refer to the comfort of our beds. All the best, Anne.

4.5
out of 5

14th September 2015:

Thankyou we had a lovely stay ,good quality brd and shower room, very clean and quiet

Tips:

The people in Helensburgh are so kind and welcoming,recommend Hill House visit

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much. Glad you liked Balmillig. All the best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

13th September 2015:

Excellent! Best B&B we ever stayed.

Tips:

Ask John and Anne, they had very useful recommendations.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for such a great review. We're very glad you liked it here. Anne and John.

4.8
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10th September 2015:

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5
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8th September 2015:

Fabulous B&B, very warm, welcoming and excellent hosts. I really wish we had made more time to stay longer here.

Tips:

Ask John and Anne for sightseeing / things to do recommendations - they know the area inside out!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We're very pleased to read such a great review and happy you found the information provided added to the enjoyment of your stay here. Come for longer next time. Best wishes, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

30th August 2015:

John provided superb tours!!

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Owner Response:

Glad you liked our self catering flat so much. We enjoyed the tour of Argyll and Stirling with you both. All the best, Anne and John

4.8
out of 5

25th August 2015:

Very beautiful house in a very nice garden. Very pleasant room with all commodities, including a tablet PC ! Sympathetic welcoming from the owners.

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The restaurant of hotel Commodore is really very good.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks and very pleased you liked Balmillig so much. Best wishes, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

23rd August 2015:

It was a very comfortable stay, warm welcome and the room was very well appointed

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much for your review and pleased you liked the warm welcome. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

21st August 2015:

Nous avons passé 3 nuits dans ce fabuleux B&B. Le jardin est parfait et reposant, la chambre était très bien équipée et très propre. John et Ann nous ont fait part de leurs précieux conseils pour nos différentes visites : ile de Butte, Loch Lomond, Glasgow. Un large choix pour le petit déjeuner et une situation géographique parfaite nous ont définitivement conquis. Nous recommandons sans modération Balmillig.

Tips:

Glasgow a proximité et ile de Butte avec the Mont Stuart House à découvrir absolument. Excellent Fish&Chips Wee Kelpie à 8 minutes en bord de mer.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Très heureux vous avez aimé tout à propos et pris Balmillig nos conseils à propos de toutes les grandes attractions dans les environs. Je vous remercie. Anne

4.3
out of 5

19th August 2015:

Anne went to great lengths to ensure we got the maximum benefit both from our time spent in this area, but also on our forward journey.Excellent host.

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No problem in recommending Balmallig as a very pleasant place to stay

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Great to know you appreciated our efforts to help you enjoy the area. Best regards, Anne and John

5
out of 5

19th August 2015:

This is a lovely house with character, decorated with excellent taste, high quality furniture, spotless bathroom, excellent breakfast, all it's more than 5*

Tips:

La Barca restaurant, spanish food, tapas, excellent

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed Balmillig and hope you will return again.Best wishes Anne.

4.8
out of 5

17th August 2015:

very friendly, informative and passionate about Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Tips:

stay for more than one or two nights and get to know the area properly.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. Hope we might see you again sometime so you can explore a little more of our area. Best wishes, Anne.

4.5
out of 5

16th August 2015:

Lovely breakfast, good ideas about what to see in the area!

Tips:

Balmaha was beautiful: get a boat to the island and walk round for an hour! Inveraray jail brilliant and castle interesting.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your review. I'm glad the travel tips we gave you both before and after arrival worked out well for you. All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

12th August 2015:

Anne was very welcoming on our arrival, we stayed in the blue room, very large twin room, great beds, front room upstairs, with lovely views over the garden.Balmillig has floor heating throughout, so lovely and warm.the breakfast in the conservatory was the best, served by John. We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in this luxury B & B

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This is in a very beautiful area in Scotland, Loch Lomond is well worth exploring, also a visit to Balmaha, and to climb Conic Hill , amazing views.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted you liked Balmillig and our lovely area so much! many thanks for taking time to tell others. All the best Anne and John.

4.5
out of 5

5th August 2015:

everything was perfect! even an ipad in the room! breakfast excellent!!!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad everything was perfect! Our location is 10 mins walk to woodland walks, shops, restaurants, seafront esplanade and public transport to both local places and to Glasgow and to the Western Highlands via the West Highland train line. A ten minute drive will take you to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.

5
out of 5

31st July 2015:

Lovely friendly B&B, beautiful place in beautiful location, great to have conservatory to sit in, really helpful about leaving luggage. Thoroughly delightful stay that we would definitely recommend.

Tips:

Lovely walk in Duchess woods nearby and nice to just walk around the wide, quiet streets. If visiting on a Thursday you could go on the Labour stranger trip.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed walking around our nearby streets and woodland walks. Not sure about the "Labour stranger trip"? Perhaps it may be a predictive text guess for Paddle Steamer Waverley which calls at the pier every Thursday. Thanks for taking time to write a review. All the best Anne.

5
out of 5

30th July 2015:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for writing a review. Best wishes, Anne

4.3
out of 5

23rd July 2015:

Great spot to stay and really nice hosts.

Tips:

We drove to Luss and had dinner in the pub there was very good. Also lots to do about the waterside on the Atlantic coast as well as at Lach Lomond.

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4.5
out of 5

21st July 2015:

Very helpful, friendly and informative.

Tips:

First class Tapas Bar on the front

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you liked your stay with us and also our great Tapas restaurant - La Barca - voted best Mediterranean Restaurant in Scotland for two years running! Just a short walk from Balmillig.

5
out of 5

20th July 2015:

Anne and John are very friendly and welcome. All is excellent!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for such a great review. Best wishes Anne

5
out of 5

19th July 2015:

A warm and friendly welcome when we arrived for a three night stay at a wonderfully presented and fabulous B & B. We would definitely recommend here as a base for anyone visiting The Trossochs and Loch Lomand area. Thank you for a great stay.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted to see such a great review and very pleased you liked our location for exploring the National Park and surrounding area. Hope to see you again sometime. All the best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

18th July 2015:

best b&b of our trip by far

Tips:

went to Spanish restaurant named ? mare and it was excellent. Loved the area around the loch for walking

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks and glad you liked your stay here. There is an Italian restaurant called La Barca and an Italian restauarnt called Mia Mare - Not sure which one you enjoyed but they are both good.

4.5
out of 5

8th July 2015:

Wonderful stay. Anne and John went out of their way to ensure we were happy with everything. Great travel tips too. Our room was spotless, spacious and the bathroom had everything you need. Would not hesitate to return or recommend.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Anne.

5
out of 5

8th July 2015:

Very good place to stay, with excellent breakfast and very good tips for trips. Let's hope the Wifi works again soon, it was the only negative point in a magnificent stay. When we come back to Schotland, we'll come back to Balmillig.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you liked your stay with us. Apologies again about the wifi which is now working perfectly after only 3 nights downtime in many years. Ipads in the room make it easy to stay in touch or research on the internet. Hope to see you again. Anne and John.

5
out of 5

30th June 2015:

Quite outstanding in all respects.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Short and very sweet review! Very many thanks, we're delighted you liked Balmillig.

4.8
out of 5

24th June 2015:

Lovely flat in good location.

Tips:

Helensburgh is an interesting, friendly town. Check out the ice cream at the Radio cafe on the promenade.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Delighted you enjoyed the town and found the flat to you liking. Potential guests - please note. This review relates to our self catering flat which is excellent as reviewed here but it is not situated in the garden of Balmillig.

5
out of 5

5th June 2015:

very good

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much. Hope you'll return one day. All the best, Anne and John.

4.8
out of 5

3rd June 2015:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for reviewing Balmillig. Glad everything was fine for you. Best wishes, Anne

5
out of 5

1st June 2015:

Ann and John were fabulous hosts. They took special care for everyone who was at the Balmallig B&B. The house was especially very clean. The garden was very beautiful with a spring collection of flowers and shrubs.

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LaBarca is a wonderful restaurant. Short five to ten minute walk. Easy drive to Loch Lomond.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very pleased to read your review. We do try and look after folk and supply comfort, information or anything else required to make the best of their stay with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we might see you again next time you want to see Loch Lomond.

4.3
out of 5

28th May 2015:

Very welcoming B&B! Nice room and excellent breakfast! Highly recommended!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks very much for taking time to review us. Anne

5
out of 5

25th May 2015:

Great facilities. Minutes from town centre. Peaceful location. Ann & John are really lovely

Tips:

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted you liked Balmillig and thanks for writing a review. You're correct about booking early as we now have limited availability over the summer months.

5
out of 5

13th May 2015:

A lovely welcoming place to stay and a cuppa on arrival was very much appreciated! We couldn't fault this b&b in any way and would certainly return.

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Local tapas restaurant was great!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for your review. Glad all was well for you and hope to welcome you another time and for longer. Best wishes, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

13th May 2015:

We were delighted with every aspect of our 2 night stay at Balmillig(except the weather on one of the days!) We were made to feel very welcome and the house is beautifully furnished and equipped with many extra little touches. A real home from home

Tips:

The Hill House is well worth a visit and we also enjoyed the local rhododendron garden where we happened to arrive at the start of a guided tour by the owners of the garden. We had a very good meal at the Riverhill Courtyard restaurant where the staff were very friendly

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for writing a review. We haven't managed to do much about the weather, I'm afraid. However I think you did the right thing by choosing to visit one of the many inside attractions on offer in the area. Pleased too you visited Glenarn, a particular delight at this time in the Spring. All the best, Anne

4.8
out of 5

13th May 2015:

A fantastic B&B in a wonderful part of the world. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming and the pot of tea and home-made shortbread was very welcomed and delicious. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very specious - one with a super king size bed! The bathroom facilities were top notch, supplying shampoo, conditioners and even cotton buds, and cotton wool pads. Hair dryer was not a travel one - the little details make all of the difference. Would certainly recommend Balmillig B&B.

Tips:

We ate at the Commodore as were looking for a sit down dinner. We were fairly late after having a drive around Loch Long and would totally recommend the food here. We also were lucky enough to see a submarine being escorted out of the Loch, something I have never seen before.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Balmillig and pleased you were lucky enough to see a submarine - not everyone does!

5
out of 5

6th May 2015:

We were delighted with our stay. Balmillig is a lovely venue - felt like home from home. We really enjoyed our hearty breakfast which set us up for the day. Anne and John were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. They were also a fund of information about the surrounding area. Many of the places they suggested we might never have found. Thank you. Excellent value for money.

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This is an ideal location within walking distance of the town centre with a variety of good restaurants. We only had an overnight stay but would highly recommend Balmillig.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We are delighted with your review. Very many thanks for taking time to write it. Very glad you enjoyed taking our advice and enjoyed some of the quieter, less visited corners of our area. Hope you'll return some day. All the best, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

28th March 2015:

Extremely helpful,felt completely at home and welcome, excellent accommodation, several options for breakfast we could not ask for more. Thank you for making our week very enjoyable.

Tips:

Plenty to do and see without too much travelling . several eating places along the river front within easy walking distance,two train stations withing easy walking distance. Buses at the end of the road and plenty of taxies about. And every person we met and spoke to were very polite and pleasant and seemed to want to converse with you. All in all a very pleasant week.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very many thanks for such a great review. We're delighted you had such a good week and that the local folk helped make you feel welcome as well. With very best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

21st March 2015:

Unfortunately we arrived fairly late and left quite early so it was a very brief but comfortable visit. Thank you very much.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you enjoyed your brief visit and hope our recommendations for the following day also went well. Thank you, Anne.

5
out of 5

12th March 2015:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for an excellent review. Anne

4.8
out of 5

30th January 2015:

The hosts were very welcoming and the facilities in the bedroom were as good as I've seen anywhere - even down to an ipad in each room. I arrived after a long and tiring drive and was made welcome with a pot of freshly made tea!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad everything was good for you here at Balmillig. Always a warm welcome available no matter when you arrive!

5
out of 5

26th January 2015:

Nice size room and spacious bathroom with modern fittings. Under floor heating and good wifi access in the room. Great breakfast in the morning included in the price.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you like what we offer at Balmillig B&B. Pleased to see you are returning soon. That's the best recommendation!

4.8
out of 5

6th December 2014:

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights whilst visiting family. The flat is only a short walk from the town centre and has the added advantage of having a Tesco Express store 1 minute walk away for any grocery needs. The flat has modern furnishings and fittings and everything you might need for your stay. The bedroom is especially spacious and has a very comfortable bed. We will definitely book to stay again.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted you found our flat so convenient and comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you again to Milligbeg. All the best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

2nd December 2014:

Friendly and Informative

Tips:

Excellent selection of Restaurants. Sightseeing around Loch Lomond excellent.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your review. We're glad you found Balmillig suited you well and hope to welcome you another time.Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

26th November 2014:

The B&B was very nice and the owner very friendly. Both rooms clean and tidy. Nice quiet location. Top notch fixtures and fittings. Breakfast was great Would recommend staying here to anyone.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks for writing a review. We do appreciate it. Glad you found everything was up to the mark and hope we might see you again sometime. All the best, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

8th November 2014:

We arrived two hours earlier than we were expected and were made very welcome with a lovely hot drink and shortbread biscuits which were much appreciated as it was a very cold day. The building was lovely and warm and cosy. The location was perfect and within walking distance of the promenade. Our room was immaculate and our hosts had thought of everything. Great choice for breakfast too. Would definitely stay again!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad we were here for your earlier arrival. Pleased you found Balmillig suited you well. Hope we might welcome you again, Anne.

5
out of 5

8th November 2014:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for an 'excellent' review. Anne

5
out of 5

6th November 2014:

I've stayed at hotels and B&Bs with my work every week night for the last 30years I can honestly say this is one of the best ones ive stayed in.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

That's quite an accolade from a seasoned traveller! Very many thanks and all the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

31st October 2014:

a most pleasurable stay with lovely, friendly hosts who were helpful and informative. excellent, spacious rooms with equally good facilities. a quality nights sleep had in comfortable bed. we highly recommend others to stay here

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hill top house loch lomand excellent places to visit

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your kind comments. People seem to appreciate our beds - glad you had a good sleep. All the best Anne and John.

5
out of 5

28th October 2014:

This house is very clean, not just clean! You are the most accommodating b&b owners I've ever met and we thank you for everything, especially the lift to the station.

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Everyone we spoke to in the town was very pleasant and helpful and we recommend Shooftie for lovely gifts - and tablet!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We like everything to be very clean when we go away too so consider it most important when welcoming guests to our home. Thanks for appreciating our efforts. We purchased some of our 'midge' mugs in Shooftie. Its a lovely shop. Best wishes, Anne and John.

5
out of 5

20th October 2014:

Wonderful accommodation - clean, comfortable, quiet. It was close to the train stations and also near Hill House, but set on a quiet street. Will definitely stay again if we are ever that way again.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We enjoyed your visit and glad you found our location just right for you. Thanks for taking time to write the review. Anne

5
out of 5

20th October 2014:

Beautiful cottage located in an area of breathtaking natural beauty. Anne and John were friendly, accommodating and incredibly knowledgable about the surrounding area, never short of ideas for things to see and do. The cooked breakfast was delicious and the facilities were superb, clean and comfortable!

Tips:

Book this place quickly if you find it, it's a little gem! Perfect gateway to Loch Lomond, you won't be disappointed.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

What a great review! Glad everything was up to the mark. Many thanks. Anne

5
out of 5

15th October 2014:

very frendily,helpfull nothing was a problem for you.You keep Balmillig bnb immaculate aswell as all the gardens you have it must be a fulltime job for you both;well done.

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plenty to see and do around the area; Loch Lomond,the Trossacks.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your kind review. Its been a busy summer with great weather for enjoying the garden. Best wishes, Anne and John.

4.8
out of 5

15th October 2014:

Lovely room, friendly service, home from home

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for taking time to write a review. Thanks for choosing Balmillig. Best wishes, Anne.

5
out of 5

12th October 2014:

This was our third stay at Balmillig B&B and as usual everything was perfect and we will definitely return

Tips:

The Commodore Pub (http://www.vintageinn.co.uk/thecommodorehelensburgh/restaurantsfood/) is a nice location for dinner as long as pub food is desired

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your review. Glad we scored well with you and delighted you chose to return to see us again. Maybe the free pudding voucher for the Commodore did the trick! All the best, Anne.

5
out of 5

8th October 2014:

Situation excellent - everything just as we required. Staff extremely helpful and informative about area.

Tips:

Hill house a must to visit. Handy for visiting area whether travelling by car, ferry or train. Tapas bar on promenade food to be recommended - staff helpful. This whole area is worth the visit.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Many thanks. Glad you enjoyed your stay here and our new town promenade. All the best. Anne

5
out of 5

8th October 2014:

Everything was perfect from Anne and John and our room to the excellent breakfasts with the other guests,which was very enjoyable.

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Everything is in walking distance of Balmillig and Anne and John have a lot of literature of everything local.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for great review. Glad you enjoyed sharing our big table at breakfast time. Its a good way to meet with other guests and hear about their adventures! All the best Anne and John

5
out of 5

4th October 2014:

Had a wonderful stay and will highly recommend to friends who may go to this area. We were extremely comfortable. Our hostess kindly did a wash for us to have clean clothes for the next leg of our trip. It was very nice to park the car at the end of the day and be able to walk to the town center for a lovely walk, pubs, dinner, etc. Thank you so much for making our stay so comfortable.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and also the short walk to restaurants and pubs in the evening. Thanks for taking time to review our home. Anne

5
out of 5

4th October 2014:

everythings was fantastic

Tips:

john will tell you what is best for you!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Glad you liked Balmillig so much! We are very happy to provide advice on what to see and do and consider that a very important part of our service to guests, should they want advice. Thanks for your review. Anne

5
out of 5

4th October 2014:

A lovely property with friendly owners who made us feel as though we were old friends.The property is just a short walk down the hill to the main street with lots of eating options available. The room was lovely and the bed so comfortable.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoyed our chats and hope one day to visit further south in Australia. All the best, Anne

5
out of 5

24th September 2014:

Very impressed with the iPad available in the guests room. Friendly hosts make you feel very welcome. Also good to see the "green" offers and suggestions.

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Take advantage and walk around the beautiful tree lined streets.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for your good suggestions to other guests about the lovely walks nearby. Sometimes the simple things close by can give great pleasure. We don't always need to go far to have a good time. Pleased you enjoyed your stay at Balmillig. All the best, Anne

5
out of 5

20th September 2014:

Great Hosts, Warm welcome, superb room and lovely house & garden. We felt very much at home and your breakfast was exquisite. Will definitely stop there again in the future. Thank you.

Tips:

Very centrally located. Felt like we were in the countryside with the excellent landscaping and yet so close to the bus station. Two min away from the waterfront and a superb location to visit the south west islands and Loch Lomond. Not too far from Glasgow and Sterling.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for a great review. Delighted you thought our location ideal with the balance between convenience for the town but quiet and peaceful for a good rest. Also the fact that we are well placed for journeys in the wider area. Hope we see you again. All the best, Anne

5
out of 5

18th September 2014:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thanks for awarding us top marks! All the best, Anne.

4.8
out of 5

17th September 2014:

we loved it and it was an amazing place, nice and clean, and just perfect for a couple looking for some place to relax, and would go back again for sure and would even stay longr next time,

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there are some great places to eat,and the meals we had when out was amazing we both had no faults with any off the places we visited. and we even had a great time in going swimming

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5
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15th September 2014:

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Owner Response:

Thanks for that. pleased you found everything here at Balmillig was of a high standard. Best regards, Anne.

5
out of 5

11th September 2014:

A very comfortable room with lovely breakfasts. John & Anne are very knowledgeable about the area and gave us help and good advice on where to visit and how to get there etc. we highly recommend a stay at Balmillig.

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Owner Response:

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here with us. You certainly made good use of the advice we gave you about places to see, many of which are a wee bit off the beaten track. Thanks again and all the very best for the rest of your journey. Anne.

5
out of 5

11th September 2014:

I had a lovely stay. I liked the warm reception from Anne and John. Both were very willing to answer all of our questions and I found that they were very knowledgeable about the area. The room was beautiful, clean and had everything that we needed. I was particularly impressed by the addition of the iPads in the room - it's something that I've not seen in a hotel/B&B before and I thought it was a very useful addition! One suggestion I would give would be to get the netflix app on the iPads - it's the app I use the most on my own tablet. Breakfast was delicious, I was very impressed with John's skills in the kitchen! I had a great time taking the bikes out and seeing a bit of Helensburgh in he morning. I only wish I could have stayed longer!!

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I would recommend taking the bikes out, it was a lot of fun and a great way to see a bit of the area. I had a lovely meal in the Riverdale in the evening, although I know this is already recommended in the welcome pack. Although I didn't get a chance to go on this visit, for guests with a car I would recommend going round to the Balmaha/Rowerdennan side of Loch Lomond as it's one of my favourite places to visit.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Wow! what a great review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit so much and found the ipads a welcome addition to the room. The bikes are available to visitors in exchange for a donation to the Access Trust which helps provide many of the local paths enjoyed by bikers and walkers. The recommendation for east Loch Lomond is one we regularly give to guests and they never come back disappointed from a visit to the quieter side of the loch. Hope you might return one day. All the very best, Anne

4.8
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30th August 2014:

Very nice B&B with lovely hosts who know a lot about the region and have lots of tips for small or larger walks/hiking tours. Nice rooms, big bathroom, good breakfast and excellent WLAN.

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Helensburgh is good starting point for trips Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and other nice places and not far from Glasgow. A couple of nice restaurants give you the chance for a good dinner (especially the Riverhill Courtyard with friendly staff and excellent food!)

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Owner Response:

Thanks for reviewing Balmillig so positively. We're glad you liked our ideas for walks in this area. We think our local area should be better known as a great place for walks and hikes so thanks for mentioning that.

5
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25th July 2014:

We very much enjoyed our stay with John and Ann and appreciated their willingness to chat and offer friendship. The house was clean, comfortable and the bed a delight.The breakfasts set us up for the day. Helensburgh is a good centre for touring.

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We ate each evening in Riverhill Court and found the food good and prices reasonable. The journey to Inverary is worthwhile with a stop at 'rest and be thankful.' But no need for tips. John and Ann are full of information.

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Owner Response:

Thanks so much for a great review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and great that you liked the big comfy bed. Many of our visitors seem to appreciate the beds. All the best, Anne

4.8
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21st July 2014:

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4.8
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17th July 2014:

great place to stay....it's got anything you might need and more! Anne and John are very helpful Breakfast is great.

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5
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16th July 2014:

very helpfull + welcoming nothing was too much trouble very knowledgable about the local area + suggesting places to visit

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visit the local surronding area and enjoy

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4.5
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22nd June 2014:

about 10min walk to city center, very calm location, very comfortable & spacious room (Blue Room), friendly & welcoming hosts, free parking, free wifi, good breakfast

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collected information for local restaurants with their location in the city, menu and prices available from B&B

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5
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16th June 2014:

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5
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11th June 2014:

very friendly hosts, who gave us a warm welcome with tea-time and a lot of helpfull information. loved the big breakfast table with opportunity to talk to the other guests

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5
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3rd June 2014:

Beautiful b&b with all you need and more. Great hosts, very knowledgable and helpful. Felt right at home. Very good location close to centre of town.

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La Barca - spanish restaurant with excellent Tapas

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5
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31st May 2014:

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5
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12th May 2014:

Great friendly, personal welcome. We regrettably only stayed one night in this excellent B and B. Quiet and very comfortable accommodation, great breakfast. We enjoyed the lovely garden .. and the "green" feel to the whole place.

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Off street parking. Lots of information and help on local attractions, places to eat etc. are available at the B and B - this is enhanced by the local knowledge and suggestions from John and Ann, the proprietors. It is a short, easy walk to the town centre with lots of eating places, the seafront and shops.

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5
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9th April 2014:

Excellent stay, lovely flat, with everything you could need, apart from the door lock, no issues at all. Will definitely be coming back and will be recommending to the rest of the family for their trips home. Many thanks.

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Recommend the 2ft hotdog at the ardencaple, and a visit to Ardarden farm on the Cardross Rd, excellent tearoom, and some lovely walks (if you have your wellies).

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5
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25th March 2014:

Excellent in every way. A good second stay just as good as the first and, confidently, the next.

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Good place for touring the West of Scotland either by road or rail.

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5
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13th March 2014:

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5
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10th January 2014:

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4.8
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8th November 2013:

Very comfortable and convenient flat which is well-designed and appointed. While the shower-room is small, it has everything necessary and the other rooms are spacious and bright. It was also very cosy despite the weather outside! Its central location is a bonus for anyone wanting ready access to shops, restaurants and train station yet at the same time it is very quiet. Altogether excellent value for money and we will return if revisiting.

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Since we were visiting friends, we did not explore this much, but the flat is well positioned for access to transport links and all local facilities.

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4.3
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8th September 2013:

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5
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8th September 2013:

what great host and hostess! They made sure we experienced Oban and the oldest whiskey distillary. Mackintash HILL House, and true Highland Games via a steam paddlewheel ferry. The boat ride on Loch Lomand was assume! We loved Luss. But our hosts were the special highlight. They treated us like family or very best friends.We hope they come visit us soon!Their gardens and pond are signs of dedication!

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5
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3rd September 2013:

Excellent! Clean, warm, everything I hoped for!

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5
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25th August 2013:

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4.8
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25th August 2013:

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4.8
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15th August 2013:

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