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Balmore House

34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ , Scotland
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Ranked #247 of 440 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Spalding, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, for the ones who what to explore the more important points of Edinburgh, only with 3 parking places for free that can be a problem if the guest house is fully booked, Breakfast is included and if you prefer a cooked breakfast it will be necessary to booked on the day before to reduce the waste which I... More 

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58 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is almost close to the city center.The room was so spaciou for me.There was a double bed and a single bed in my room.Bed was very comfortable,bathroom was clean.Price was 99 pounds for three nights.Breakfast was included in the room fare.Very good.Take the bus No 10 to the city center very easily.1.5pound for one way and 3.5 pounds for... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.


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