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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We choose this due to the location,which was great,a 10 minute walk to the main area and another 10 to the station. It was not the cosy bed and breakfast I was expecting. We were surprised to find we were to be staying in their annex across the road. We had two double beds with bad pillows in our family... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not all fancy but it has the basics. We stayed in a room opposite of the original place. It was quite of a cramp room with little or almost no space for luggage. Would be okay if it is just for one night. P/s please check the towels before using. I found black stuff on the towel. Unsure of... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After initial parking problems we did manage to park on site and this was free (I had been expecting to pay £10 at a nearby site). Off-site parking was advertised at £10. However this had gone up to £15. The room that we were allocated was across the road and down the street. If I book a room that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 23, 2015 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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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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