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Balmore House

34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ , Scotland
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Ranked #242 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect central position (10 minutes walk from Princess Street and may busses nearby). Nice,tidy and bright room. The staff was friendly and helpfull (they printed the bording cards for us because we were in a hurry). Great breakfast (you have 4/5 options).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed two nights with my girlfriend and when we arrived we were shown to the annexed house straight away (the annex was not mentioned on the website). We were told to order our breakfast the day before. As we were leaving in the early morning the following day we were also told that we would get breakfast served to... More 

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A friend and I booked two nights here for a weekend visit. We had to book one single and one double as no more singles were available, but on arrival were told that we were in the annex and that my friend could have a free upgrade to a family room for the first night. Unfortunately she had to switch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife visited here for a one night stop during the week. On arrival staff were friendly showed us to our room- which was in the annex. Noting other reviews I wasn't too fussed about this but that our room was on the top floor in the loft room was not ideal as my wife is 5 months... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at the Balmore house and was greeted by a friendly young guy and shown to our room straight away. He then informed us that our room was in the 'annex'. This was a separate building that was across the road and further down the street. As there was no mention of an annex anywhere on the booking site I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent only one night of two booked due to need to return home early. A pleasant well kept place to stay with great friendly staff and the Proprietor who tried hard to sort out a small problem with my room. Will stay again as great value

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Booked this guesthouse with my daughter and my friend and her two children, had a family room for us all and it was lovely, two double beds and two singles, plenty of room for us all and an end suite too! Complementary breakfast too, very pleasant stay would recommend to everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

A lovely B+B. Friendly helpful staff, clean airy rooms and excellent value for money. Within walking distance of castle for the fit, just ensure you wear comfortable footwear. Although, buses do run to all main attractions including Ocean Terminal (RYB), Princes Street etcetera.. Walking in Edinburgh is a pleasure as streets are clean, with good pedestrian crossings and kooky/independent shops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stayed here on evening of 2 May with a friend. Friendly welcome, very clean room with good up to date facilities. Owner took breakfast choices for next morning and was able to change breakfast option to personal taste and arranged taxi for the night. Great night sleep very quiet location. Breakfast was lovely just enough to start the day. Would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Pretty nice and cozy place in a quiet, safe residencial area, but still close enough to walk to the Castle and the Royal Mile. Small rooms were enough for us, pretty clean, nice bathroom, comfortable beds. A bit too much light in the morning, but we're all a little too fond of complete darkness. Breakfast is quite early, but really... More 

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