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32 Pilrig St., Edinburgh EH6 5AL, Scotland
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Balmoral Guesthouse
Ranked #57 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Ottawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Penrith, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and what a lovely and comfortable B & B it is. Hearty cooked breakfasts, with perfect fried eggs! Also a choice of cereal, fruit and yoghurt. The bedroom was immaculate, and quiet and dark at night. It's only a short walk into the city centre from here. Definately suggest the italian la favorita on... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were here all the family, 2 adults and 2 kids, for 4 days. The room was comfortable and the breakfast excellent. We never took a bus from the B&B to any local attractions and we were with 2 kids! We walked every day to the centre of Edinburgh and we walked even to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Very good... More

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Giessen, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Pilrig Street is an ideal location, as there are excellent bus routes close by, shops in a walking distance as well as pubs and restaurants. Marc is a pleasant and well-informed host, who organized wonderful babysitters for our little girl! He was also thoughtful and arranged some toys and children´s books in the breakfast room. He also gave some sound... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a great stay with Marianne and Marc. The room was warm and beautifully furnished with an eclectic range of new and antique stuff. We really felt at home. Marc gave us loads of advise on places to go walking. We love long walks and edinburgh is a perfect place if you enjoy walking through beautiful landscapes. Our favorite... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

First of all, we arrived really late and Marc waited for us. The room was wonderful. Very comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was delicious and gave us enough strength for the whole day. This place is located, not in the middle of all the tourist center, away from all the noise and what gives you the opportunity to get to know... More

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Zabbar, null, Malta
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went there for 2 ngihts, the room was spacious and the bathroom was really big. The breakfast was great as well. It was about 25 minutes walking distance from the centre of Edinburgh. From the window we saw the main road, but it was a bit noisy, and also during the night we heard the sirens of the ambulances... More

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Address: 32 Pilrig St., Edinburgh EH6 5AL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Balmoral Guesthouse Edinburgh, Scotland

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This lovely family run guesthouse (a listed townhouse built in 1856) is centrally situated in a very pleasant residential street and is a great base to explore the city's many attractions. Within minutes you can walk to many restaurants and local amenities. Princes St, the Old Town and the Royal Yacht Britannia are between 15-30 mns walk away or a short bus ride from Pilrig St. Free on street parking is available for drivers. ... more   less 
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