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Balmore House

34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ , Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #253 of 443 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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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    4 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights recently.Rooms ok. It is a BB and not a hotel so you get what you pay for. Breakfast ok. Location is good only 10/15 min walk to center and Castle area.Staff very friendly. Would i stay again. Yes

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Bath, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Balmore whilst visiting the Fringe Festival this August. I would say that the photos on the website are not truly representative of the house. When you stay here you also need to be aware that there are 2 houses and we were staying in the house across the road, The room was fairly clean but cramped,... More

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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164 reviews 164 reviews
31 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not exactly in the city center, but close enough - beginning of Princes Street is 20 minutes walk away and bus links are great and day ticket for buses and tram is GBP 3.50. Rooms are in several houses, while reception and breakfast area are in main building at 34 Gilmore place. Staff was cordial. We had a room to... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 1 night during the festival, and It was reasonably price cause we had the large family room which was quite big (it was the 5 of us). There's couple of thing to say though. The en suite is really really small, my boyfriend that is very tall couldn't fit in there. One of the bed sheets very... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We found this accommodation through booking.com and now know why they still had vacancies. It is a very mediocre hotel and the pictures on booking.com do not really represent what it is. On the plus side, it is centrally located in good walking distance from Central Edinburgh, clean and functional. If you are looking for just one night, it is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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 (compared to the central streets with pubs) Minuses: 1) for that price it was dated, not cleaned very well (shower... More

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York, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Probably the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. Staff were all foreign from what I could make out and could only speak pidgin English, which made it awkward when I wanted to complain about a couple of things - hair in the sink, and having to pay a surplus £10 for getting a key to our room later at night... More

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Sawtell, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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Address: 34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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