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Balmore House

34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ , Scotland
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Balmore House
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Ranked #258 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place in quite near to the city center. Can we walked to a few attractions. Price is on a lower side. 80 GBP for 2 nights. BUT as you stay at the place, for a good nights sleep that's where the problem begins. The wind outside makes weird noises along with the traffic gives you a nightmare. So DO... More 

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cumbria, england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a quadruple room but didn't realise we were over the road in another property, not a problem really. Room was reasonably clean and very spacious with comfy beds. Furniture was a little tired but served a purpose and the plug arrangement for the lamps was interesting!! The room was warm and it was easy to control the heating. The... More 

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dirty room.stained bed sheets.lamps not working.tatty towles,rusty shelf in bathroom dirty bathroom door with holes in Tiles chipped dirty.blocked sink.lats on double bed collapsed.very nosy cud do with triple glazing . Breakfast appalling. Bill shud of been 131.00 he knocked 31 of the bill woope door.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I will first point out this was a rugby weekend and most places run full and 3 times the cost. For a guest house I expect warm welcome "welcome to my home" style, but what we got was a guy in flip flops reminding us that we owed them a tenner for being "late" (22:30). This was something out the... More 

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Tuusula, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

cosy little b&b, good and quiet location. Not far from Princess Street and castle. Exellent and friedly service. Room was spacious enough and nice for our family. Little supermarket near, good sushi at Home Street and of course a charming pub Bennett's just around the corner.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stayed for two nights. Managed to park in one of the three spaces outside the main B&B. I say main B&B as we were sent across the road to a secondary house, which we didn't like, and weren't aware of at the time of booking. On entering the room we had a double and single bed, which were nicely presented... More 

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scunthorpe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were looking for something cheap and cheerful as it was a last minute not budgeted trip to Edinburgh. I didn't expect to get anything great but this place is quite quaint, the gent welcoming us was lovely, room 13 was a good sized family room and we could park outside for free. I haven't had breakfast yet but from... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Stayed there for two nights. Pluses: 1) good location (nice street and about 25-min walk to castle); 2) free (but limited - there are 3 parking spots) parking if you are lucky; 3) your own bathroom/shower; 4) overall quiet location. Minuses: 1) dated, not cleaned very well (shower or very dusty lamp shades), 2) ok breakfast (have to order in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I stayed here for two nights with friends in October 2014. The hotel was a 20 minute walk from the centre of Edinburgh, if you don't fancy the walk you can jump on a bus which collects you from the same street as the B'n'B and costs £1.50 for a single. We stayed in the annex opposite the main building... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed for 1 night (5 of us) and It was a great price, we had the large family room which was quite big .Yes as a few people have said the En Suite was quite small but we loved the room with the traditional furniture etc! The staff were very attentive especially the owner/manager we saw at breakfast time... More 

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