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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent one night here, last night and having read previous reviews was rather concerned. However I found the owner to be delightful and very accommodating of my needs and I had a lovely cosy bedroom to sleep in. Slight downside was the coldness of the breakfast room, I had to wear a coat but I never planned on being... More 

Thank nickcottis
Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG, I don't need to repeat what has already been said about this place, just read the "terrible" reviews. We were relegated to the premises down the road, dirty, mouldy, unkempt, broken furniture, etc etc. We were supposed to stay three nights, however the morning after our first night I accosted the owner and demanded our money back for the... More 

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ballymena, northern ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights in room 35 in the building across the road number 55, which to be honest reminded me of a student building. I booked a single room for £50 for two nights through booking.com so to be honest I wasn't expecting much and then after reading the reviews I was rather concerned of what I had... More 

Thank smiths2040
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Please do yourself a favour and don't stay here! There are much better places to stay. There isn't any 'on site' parking. We had to pay an extra £12 per day for parking round the corner. Our accommodation was across the busy road to the main B&B. We had an unwelcoming man show us the room. He gave instructions that... More 

Thank Sharon E
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Avoid this place like the plague (unless the plague is what your wanting from your trip to Edinburgh) After seeing photos and reviews on a hotel booking site we were looking forward to staying here We arrived around 4pm to be greeted by a locked front door. After a couple of minutes a man came up the street and unlocked... More 

Thank Manustar72
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1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were supposed to stay here for 2 nights (11th October/ 13th October) , we arrived to a locked door, stood waiting for a good 5mins until a man came running up the road, I asked about parking to which I had a mumbled reply & finger pointing, my husband left me with the case so he could find somewhere... More 

Thank Nicola T
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Positives: Friendlyish staff, nice hot shower. Negatives: Just finished work at the end of a long week,tired from travelling,had to stand outside the front door and ring a mobile number stuck to said front door to be booked in. Staff arrived reeking of alcohol to book us in with a £10 late arrival fee. Were shown a cross the road... More 

Thank flower298
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were all friendly and accommodating; nothing was too much trouble for them. Extra toast and extra coffee were offered at breakfast. We had the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and it was perfect. Our room was a good size with a double and a single bed. On check out the kept our luggage safe for us until we... More 

Thank Olgadunning49
Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

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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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 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 

1 Thank Christine C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Balmore House

Address: 34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $66 - $181 (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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“room number 35 in building 55 across the road (twin room)”
 of 5 bubbles smiths2040, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Poss staying in the main building might be better.....might be?”
 of 5 bubbles flower298, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't book a room here, go some where else”
  • Dirt on the walls (Room 14)
  • Dip on the roof (Room 24)
  • The window sill (Room 24)
  • Dirty Linen (Room 24)
  • Damp and dirt on the wall (Room 14)
  • Electrics for the telly (Room 24)
  • Mugs (Room 24)
  • The shower (Room 24)
 of 5 bubbles scootaboot67, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“On the same side of the street as the breakfast room”
 of 5 bubbles OldSalt99, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Access to the upper level rooms is very steep and there are no lifts.”
 of 5 bubbles asbonacci, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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