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Balmoral Guesthouse

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32 Pilrig St., Edinburgh EH6 5AL, Scotland
Balmoral Guesthouse
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The guest house is convenient for the city centre. The room was comfortable, the breakfast substantial and tasty and the owners were friendly and helpful. I will be staying there again when I am in Edinburgh. Brian

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I've stayed at this Guesthouse many times and have never been disappointed. Extremely well kept. Excellent rooms. Clean. Super breakfasts and great hosts! What more do you need? Lots of stores & pubs/eateries close If you are a walker you are a 10-15 min walk to Princess Street and a 15-20 min to Leith harbour. If not, the bus stops... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The hotel / B&B is situated in a nice and quiet neigborhood, at walking distance (10 - 15 minutes) from Edinburgh city centre; the staff and the owner are very kind and helpful. Breakfast service is simple but cosy. Very clean and quiet place to stay. Wifi connection was not that good, but why bother? Ideal place to stay for... More 

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Ferrara, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I went to Edinburgh from the 8/15 october and I stayed at Balmoral Guesthouse, a very nice place for accomodation, friendly atmoshere, large and clean bedrooms amnd very goog breakfast; the position is very close to the center and many bus stops, should I return to Edinburgh I'll stay at balmoral B/B, of course

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stayed at the Balmoral for 7 days during the Festival this year and we have nothing but praise for the accommodation, the food and particularly for the owners. The owners, Marc and Marianne were away on business and it was left to their daughter Josee (with a little help from her brother) to look after us and what a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our second trip to Scotland and we were lucky enough to be able to book our stay at the Balmoral Guesthouse where we stayed in 2009. The owners were away but we were really well looked after by Josee. The house was as comfortable as we remembered and we given a lovely quiet room at the back of the house... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Balmoral Guest House is a real masterpiece of mid 1800s Scottish craftsmanship.The house itself is something to admire both inside and outside as are all the houses on Pilrig Street. Marc and Marianne have done an excellent job in preserving the character of the house and yet provide all the needs of a modern traveler . The interior is charming... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I stayed four nights on my own and would strongly recommend the Balmoral Guesthouse. Josee was a helpful and friendly host who provided advice on where to eat, getting around and had an extra plug adaptor for me to borrow! The room was an ensuite, very clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were excellent too. Their house has a lot... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We only stayed one night but were made to feel very welcome. Josee and her aunt were very helpful even providing plasters for my blistered feet! The room was very clean, the bedding crisp and clean, the toilet very clean. It is perfectly situated, sitting between Leith (Britannia) and Princess street. There is free roadside parking and it was relatively... More 

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Lovely comfortable B&B, almost home from home, cosy duvet and very good pillows, bedroom very clean and decent size of bathroom with a roomy shower which had a good selection of soap and shower gel. Breakfast plentiful with loads of choice. This is a good location with free parking on this street and only a short walk to Princess Street,... More 

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MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and your recommendation of Marianne novel The Blue Suitcase. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to have the sequel to The Blue Suitcase out soon if you decide to return to Edinburgh for another visit. Thanks again. More 

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