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Balmore House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Middlesbrough
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We booked a two night break at this accommodation and I did not look at the reviews until after, it's shocking! Dirty smells, dirty floors and the decor is dated and literally falling apart. If it was only the decor problems it wouldn't have been too bad but the bed stank of pee, the mattress and pillows were heavily stained...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shag weekend in Edinburgh this weekend and the group had booked to balmore. Having read a few of the reviews was starting to worry a little. However we stayed 2 nights and cannot really complaint about much. Not the greatest place I have every gone however for £25 a night what do you expect- the ritz? Clean, comfortable. People need...

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dundee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this guest house as it was close to where we wanted to stay. The room was clean and pleasant, but the ensuite was the smallest I have seen. We were requested to make our breakfast selection the day before which was accepted, but we ordered cooked breakfasts and we expected these to be served hot. This was not...

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this place for a two night break in Edinburgh having read some good reviews on the booking site but sadly not checking it out properly on this site. It is in a mixed residential/retail area about a mile or so south of the city centre, which is walkable. When we arrived we went to check in and all...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This b&b is in a good location not far from shops, bars, theatre and restaurants About a 20 minutes walk away from the main part of Edinburgh. We booked 2 rooms for 2 nights 1 room was okay the other not so Hadn't been cleaned no soap or toiletries in the room No loo roll!! The other had been cleaned...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first stay ,my single room had a double bed ,breakfast was good ,scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for that price ! staff were all really nice and nothing was a problem . I will certainly return .

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Province of Vercelli, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balmore House. Un grazioso edificio (con due graziosi edifici gemelli a fianco, Bellmore e Bowmore, io stavo al Bellmore) in un bel viale, a due passi dal centro storico (15 minuti di passeggiata a piedi, ma ben servito dai mezzi per i pigri). Camere piccole, ma pulite, calde e accoglienti e con tutto il necessario (bella vista del giardino dalla...

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Adelsdorf, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of three adults, and selected Balmore House for our Edinburgh Easter discovery tour mainly because of good location, ok price, big room, breakfast included and good ratings on TripAdvisor. We got all of the above. Only negative point (this is reason for 4 vs 5 points) is the logistics around breakfast. The time where breakfast is...

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just got back from here. You get what you pay for. Our room was clean and had the basics of what you needed, it was quiet and the bed was comfortable. Staff were friendly and made you feel welcome. Only let down was breakfast wasn't the best. You have to remember it's a three star so it won't be the...

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Clean and basic. Our room was a little small but was okay for the one night we stayed. Few on site parking spaces if you are quick. Friendly staff. Good location within walking distance of the centre.

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods 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 theatres 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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Balmore House

Address: 34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $135 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmore House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“It was a short bus journey to central Edinburgh .”
C3525HIpatriciam, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a different guest house.”
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661morag, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't come here”
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.”
ianb148, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quieter rooms are towards the back of the properties as the front faces a busy road”
JanCanning, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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