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Guest reviews

4.7 out of 5 Exceptional
17 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Pet Friendly
Restaurant
Bar
Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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Explore the area

Popular LocationSandyhills Beach24 min drive
Popular LocationKippford Beach25 min drive
Popular LocationRockcliffe Beach31 min drive

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  • Single Room (Includes Dinner)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Double Room, Bay View (Includes Dinner)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Bay View (Includes Dinner)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Includes Dinner)

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room (Includes Dinner)
  • Deluxe Twin Room (Includes Dinner)

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Twin Room (Includes Dinner)
  • Twin Room, Garden View (Includes Dinner)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room, Garden View (Includes Dinner)
  • Deluxe Twin Room (Includes Dinner.)

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Twin Room (Includes Dinner.)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Ground Floor (Includes Dinner)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuperior Double or Twin Room, Ground Floor (Includes Dinner)
  • Twin Room, Bay View (Includes Dinner)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room, Bay View (Includes Dinner)
  • Double Room, Garden View (Includes Dinner)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Garden View (Includes Dinner)

About this area

Castle Douglas

Balcary Bay Hotel is located in Castle Douglas. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Threave Garden and Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park, while The Whitehouse Gallery and Stewartry Museum are cultural highlights. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park - 19 min drive
  • MacLellan's Castle - 19 min drive
  • Sandyhills Beach - 24 min drive
  • Kippford Beach - 25 min drive
  • Rockcliffe Beach - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • Old Smugglers Inn - 6 min drive
  • Glen Isle Inn - 11 min drive
  • The Willow Tree - 11 min drive
  • The Anchor Hotel - 22 min drive

About this property

Balcary Bay Hotel

3.5-star hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Balcary Bay Country House Hotel takes its name from the beautiful bay on which it stands, in an area of Galloway that is romantic in its isolation, and which was once full of intrigue. Hestan Isle, the hide-out of 17th century smugglers, fronts the hotel's view across the Solway coast, while beyond rise the majestic peaks of the Cumbrian Lake District.Romantic, Secluded, Tranquil and Welcoming. The hotel is under personal supervision of resident manager Graeme Lamb, assuring you of a warm, friendly and efficient service.Traditional Scottish hospitality along with the emphasis on fine food & wines can be found in the provision of comfortable facilities within the reassuring intimacy of a family run hotel, creating a quite unique atmosphere.
Balcary Bay Hotel offers 20 forms of accommodation with free toiletries.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property

Pets

Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.00 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 20.00 per stay

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 20.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

Property is also known as

Balcary Bay Hotel Castle Douglas
Balcary Bay Castle Douglas
Balcary Bay Hotel Hotel
Balcary Bay Hotel Castle Douglas
Balcary Bay Hotel Hotel Castle Douglas

Frequently asked questions

Is Balcary Bay Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much does it cost to stay at Balcary Bay Hotel?
As of 1 Oct 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Balcary Bay Hotel on 4 Oct 2020 start from £236, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at Balcary Bay Hotel?
Balcary Bay Hotel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Balcary Bay Hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Balcary Bay Hotel?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Balcary Bay Hotel located?
Situated in Castle Douglas, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Dundrennan Abbey, Threave Garden and 7stanes - Dalbeattie. The Whitehouse Gallery and Greyfriars Episcopal Church are also within 12 miles (20 km).
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Exceptional
17 reviews
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4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with pets
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Beautiful Hotel in Beautiful Location. We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. Staff very helpful and the food is gorgeous a must visit.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Wonderful location. Very dog friendly and comfy lounges. The food was great but expensive.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

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