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Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed in the additional property over the road from the main place. The room was very clean and comfortable enough. Good breakfast, the dining room was busy but staff were very attentive and efficient. No complaints. hope to book again in time for the fringe.

2Thank alisonp656
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 24 January 2016

no big deal I had to pay 10£ extra for late check in, sadly my flight had arrived to Edinburgh later than expected. I only stayed for one night, and I was on a solo business trip, but I really enjoyed it. the room (#25) was in a different building than the front desk. it was clean and tidy, the...

1Thank Franz_Romano
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a family room which suited us as a family of 5 (3 young children) perfectly. Staff were friendly, the room was lovely and breakfast was great. Hot Breakfast was preordered the night before and promptly served when you arrived in the conservatory. Additional continental items were available for you to get yourself in addition too. The bathroom...

1Thank Lisa M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I spent one night here as we came to edinburgh for a trip away. It's not that far from the centre and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely and it was fantastic value for money. I would go back. The room was basic but everything we needed.

1Thank Jemma G
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

A great little B&B with excellent service, food, attention to detail, facilities and rooms. I found no negatives with Balmore, but I cannot say the same for booking.com, who I made the booking through, and who made it extremely difficult when I had some issues with the booking. I definitely recommend staying at the Balmore Guest house, yet I do...

Thank Melanzaney
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We were put in one of the rooms across the road. The room was a decent size and clean enough. The shower was decent but I would have preferred a bath. The room was made up each day and we were given clean towels. The TV was useless, high up on a wall and only watchable if you stood on...

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Well....after reading the negative reviews after booking this guest house I thought "have I made the right choice"? And yes I certainly did. We stayed in the main guest house(there are other rooms across the road) & I was pleasantly surprised. We had a double bed & a single in our room. Fresh bed linen & a ensuite with a...

Thank oswald29
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Just like Edinburgh the bad and breakfast is situated in a beautiful house. The service was good albeit somewhat nervous at times. Pricing was also really friendly. Just your regular B&B but really beautiful housing.

Thank Carolien L
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We've stayed for 3 nights and we truly regret it. The room was tiny with a double and a single beds (for some reason) and therefore there wasn't much space to move inside it. Walls were damaged and dirty - lots of coffee stains on the floor and on the walls just by the kettle. Sheets were clean but so...

4Thank Joao R
Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Must say after reading some of the reviews for this hotel (after a friend had already booked) I was worried that we would be staying in a dump but I found this to be a Fab little b&b, ideal for a night out in edinburgh, room was fine.. Very Comfy beds, staff lovely, breakfast couldn't really complain for £25.00 each...

Thank nerak29870

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Additional Information about Balmore House

Address: 34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: £53 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmore House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Balmore House Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Don't come here”
 of 5 bubbles fstoneyCambridge, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 18 and 27 are two floors up. Room 25 is one floor up. Bowmore is just across the road from Balmore.”
 of 5 bubbles ianb148, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quieter rooms are towards the back of the properties as the front faces a busy road”
 of 5 bubbles JanCanning, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Could not comment,only stayed one night. No real complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles 664kevw, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I always ask for a twin room. But all rooms have good sized beds, also the single beds are good size.”
 of 5 bubbles soljake, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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