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Balmore House

34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ , Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #240 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
barb1958 Sawtell, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sawtell, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hosts of this very pleasant guest house were very helpful and friendly. Dora was ever so considerate and even gave us good advice and suggestions on parking out on street, which can be a huge mistake if not aware. Very strict parking rules. The room was very clean and comfortable. We had a room at (no. 33' at 55... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night. It is a normal house in what looks like a residential street. No way to park your car there. Neighbouring house is B&B too. Staff was not too helpful, e.g. with lugage or information about town. House is very nice, but rooms are small and wifi is crappy. We were awoken early in the... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in June, and were let down by our room. We stayed in #24, across the street from the main Balmore House building. The room was shabby, with black mould on the wall in the corner above the beds/window, which made me quite nervous. The room had a strange, strong odour (like mould, plus a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here in June 2014 for 2 nights for it to be a cheap base to visit Edinburgh. The room was small but clean and modern, we had the external bathroom which was very small but also clean. Breakfast was very nice in the conservatory too. The one bad thing about this place is that because our flight didn't land... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately I was up in Edinburgh for a "Do" on the same weekend as the Royal Highland Show, so the room was booked as a last resort and was not the cheapest. Sharing the room with a friend we weren't expecting too much and thats what we got. The Guesthouse is about 15 minutes walk from Princes Street, and on... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed across the street in #21. The room was very nice, beautifully decorated. The bathroom could have been swept better before we got there, but that's really the only complaint about cleanliness. If you're looking for an authentic Scottish experience, this is not the place to stay. The staff and the majority of the area are comprised of what... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I saw some very bad reviews of this place before I went but I don't like to judge on these and I am happy I didn't. Yes the rooms were not the cleanest in the world, but for the location and the city you are in you cannot complain. Edinburgh is an expensive place as it is massive with the... More

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Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is the worst B&B or guesthouse that we stayed throughout our holiday. It was a recommended accommodation from a relative who visited the same guest house two years back. The room was shabby. Closets were broken, couch in the room looked like it was meant to be thrown away. Bathroom was run down , we didn't have hot water... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Mixed reviews for this guest house reflect our mixed feelings. When we arrived we were given a gabbled speech by an unsmiling young man who told us that we were staying across the road, there was no parking, and we would have to choose our breakfast by 9 pm the night before. Not the best of starts. When we got... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We arrived to be told two members of our party were across the road in another guest house,when we complained the manager was very unhelpful and couldn't understand why we were upset. We then went to Our rooms one of the drawers was full of food that was bad and so hadn't been cleaned properly. Bathroom tiny. Breakfast disgusting sausages... More

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Address: 34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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