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    Balmore House

    34 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
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    1 - 5 of 259 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Balmore house has a good location, It is about 20 minutes walk to the Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile and the Old Town attractions. We stayed in room 26 on the second floor in the building opposite side of the road from the main building,The room...More

    Thank Sylwia B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Stayed over the road in room 26. Other reviewers have supplied photos, but I can confirm the mouldy shower, dingy lights except for the one over the mirror which didn't work, shower tray which didn't drain, shower hard to turn off, trailing sockets and cables...More

    Thank DayTippler
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Cannot comment about the main B&B as we were put in the annex!!!! which is as bad as all the reviews say. No room in the main house even though we booked weeks in advance. We would have had a better night sleeping in a...More

    Thank ray h
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Went with my partner for two nights in Edinburgh to take in a concert and other places. Recently I have gone gluten free so we emailed with this info. No response. On arrival the member of staff greeted us and we filled in menu forms....More

    1  Thank seawardsister
    Reviewed 11 October 2017

    Got a parking space which was good although it's says it comes with parking and there are only 6 spaces so first come first serve. Bed was fine. Food was cheap ingredients but warm and did the job. No hot water for our entire stay....More

    Thank mcopley04
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$ 61 - US$ 132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • West End
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    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
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    8 June 2017|
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    Response from Pauline J | Reviewed this property |
    Low cost? 175 pound a night.a clean comfy beds with a clean shower and curtains that close would be a start. oh and basic customer service would help
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    Sandra C
    28 September 2014|
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    Response from Pauline J | Reviewed this property |
    they dont have basic cleaning skills, so dont expect a hair dryer!
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