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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i came up to Edinburgh for business and this place looked lovely on the photos on booking.com... BUT i tried to call the property a number of times before setting off.. no answer. when we arrived no smile, hello or nothing very unpleasant staff ushered us to a house across the street.. not to mention a busy road to cross... More 

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A numerical rating for Balmore House in Edinburgh would require a minus, perhaps -3 would be appropriate. To begin with, I was late arriving because I was on a tour and we didn't arrive in Edinburgh until 10.30pm. I was charged £10 an hour late arrival fee, payable in cash before I was shown to my room. My attic room... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was nothing good about this place, the annex houses are like derelict properties with cheap furniture placed in them. The staff told us the pictures on the web sites are from years earlier, don't be fooled by them and the owner knows about the problems but does nothing about them. The room we were allocated was in one of... More 

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Thank scootaboot67
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Move along, nothing to see here except mold and disrepair! Absolutely nothing resembling their advertisements. We were shown our room at their "annex" house across the street and after looking at the room promptly left!

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Thank Lisa W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel and then changed my mind. I was advised there would be no fee for cancelling. The hotel took £115 out of my bank account 7 days later and I am still waiting to be refunded another 7 days later. The owner promised it was an oversight and I would get my money back but this did... More 

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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well managed by friendly people but the rooms and buildings are quite worn and the walls have no sound-proofing. Fairly clean. Lots of noise from other rooms, bathrooms and the outside street. Would not stay there again.

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north east uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The location, although out of town, Tollcross area is still easily walkable, and very well served by buses 10 and 27 into City Centre and beyond. Having booked last minute, at the height of Festival season, the price was rather higher than perhaps I would have thought. Our room, in the annexe over the road was a good size with... More 

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Denton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Please think long and hard when staying here! Not sure which rooms they have used for the photo's, but our room was horrendous! A double bed pushed into the corner, couldn't open the bathroom door fully as it hit the bed! No soap in the bathroom and a shower that looked like it could do with a good bleach! I... More 

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Moss, Norway
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This B&B is located on the street where in almost each house is B&B. Just 10 minutes walk from Grassmarket. Room was nice, quiet good size. Bed was too soft. No european converter in room. When you like to sleep with open window it could be problem - noise from the street in the morning. We got room in the... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I cannot stress enough to do your diligence if you decide to stay at the Guest House. Yes its location is close to the centre of Edinburgh, but that is the only benefit. We arrived late due to our plane being delayed and we were greeted with, “you owe £10 for being late”. He did not even know we had... 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Balmore House

Address: 34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $64 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmore House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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