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Balmore House

34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ , Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #258 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Rooms
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was shocked in the way I was robbed by paying £75 per night, was hairs on floor, curtain hanging of the rails, En-Suite very small could not dress your self , Breakfast was terrible bacon ,mushrooms , toast cold, tomatoes wasn't cooked, and had 2 fry eggs ,had to order the day before to get breakfast , Were I... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for somewhere central at a reasonable price. This is it! Walking distance to buses and some shops and bars and places to eat. Warm welcome, good sized room with ensuite shower etc. comfy bed, clean and airy with the high ceilings and sash windows. Freshly cooked English breakfast served in the conservatory at lightning speed...by a friendly... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

recently stayed here as a base to travel to the Ryder Cup. The Hotel is centrally placed so ideal for restaurants and train station(s). Clean & Tidy although the furniture has been "shoe-horned" into the rooms - e.g. the wardrobe door only opened partially before stopping on the bed. Staff were very friendly, breakfast had to be pre-ordered and not... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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