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Balmore Guest House

34, Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9NQ, United Kingdom
+44 131 221 1331

€46+

Overall guest ratings

7.2/10 Good
based on 2,491 reviews

Review highlights

  • 8.8
  • 7.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.8

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    About

    This friendly, family-run Victorian guest house offers free Wi-Fi and inclusive breakfast. Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street can both be reached within 20 minutes’ walk. Balmore Guest House provides a superb inclusive breakfast, served in the conservatory. Nearby Union Canal boasts beautiful walks and waterside restaurants for guests to enjoy. Bowmore, Balmore's neighbouring property, offers very modern en suite rooms. Both properties are of equal quality, with the same facilities, and guests may be accommodated in either.

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    AMENITIES

    • Internet
    • No smoking
    • Parking
    • Storage available
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.1 Good
    based on 2,490 reviews
    • 8.8 "Location is great."
      8.9 "City centre within easy reach, said 89%."
      8.9 "89% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.7 "Near to public transport, according to 97%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      9.1 "91% thought parking was inexpensive."
      8.9 "89% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.3 "73% thought the service was very professional."
      7.4 "Management was excellent, said 74%."
      8.7 "87% found the restaurant service to be one of the best."
    • 7.0 "Good breakfast."
    • 5.6 "Internet is average."
      5.1 "51% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 4.9 "Disappointing food."
      4.5 "55% did not enjoy the desserts."
      1.3 "87% said the pork dishes didn't taste good."
      0.0 "For 100%, the dining experience was not enjoyable."
      0.0 "Unclean dining area, according to 100%."
    • 4.8 "Not very comfortable."
      3.6 "64% said rooms were small."
      0.9 "91% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.9 "Air conditioning was criticized by 81%."
    • 4.6 "Rooms are not good."
      2.7 "73% complained about the bathroom."
      4.0 "60% said rooms were dirty."
      3.6 "64% said rooms were small."
      0.7 "93% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.9 "61% had problems with the shower."
      0.9 "91% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.5 "75% said the bathroom was dirty."
      3.0 "For 70%, the rooms looked old."
      3.2 "68% found problems with the furniture."
      3.6 "64% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      1.9 "Air conditioning was criticized by 81%."
    • 4.5 "Vibe wasn't good."
      2.5 "75% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      2.0 "For 80%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
    • 4.2 "Not very clean."
      4.0 "60% said rooms were dirty."
      2.5 "75% said the bathroom was dirty."
      0.0 "Unclean dining area, according to 100%."
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    Overall rating

    6.6 Good
    based on 1,170 reviews
    • 8.7 "Location is great."
      9.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 90%."
      9.3 "93% thought parking was inexpensive."
      8.9 "89% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.6 "Near to public transport, according to 96%."
    • 7.7 "Good service."
      8.8 "88% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.2 "Management was excellent, said 72%."
      7.4 "74% thought the service was very professional."
      8.7 "87% found the restaurant service to be one of the best."
    • 6.2 "Internet is average."
      5.6 "56% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 6.0 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 4.8 "Disappointing food."
      1.3 "87% said the pork dishes didn't taste good."
      0.0 "For 100%, the dining experience was not enjoyable."
      4.6 "54% did not enjoy the desserts."
      0.0 "Unclean dining area, according to 100%."
    • 4.2 "Vibe wasn't good."
      2.7 "73% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      2.1 "For 79%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard."
    • 3.7 "Not very comfortable."
      3.3 "67% said rooms were small."
      4.5 "55% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      1.1 "89% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.1 "Air conditioning was criticized by 79%."
    • 3.6 "Rooms are not good."
      2.1 "79% complained about the bathroom."
      3.3 "67% said rooms were small."
      3.4 "66% said rooms were dirty."
      4.5 "55% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      0.8 "92% thought they were poorly maintained."
      1.1 "89% criticized the small bathroom."
      3.3 "67% had problems with the shower."
      2.2 "78% said the bathroom was dirty."
      3.1 "For 69%, the rooms looked old."
      3.2 "68% found problems with the furniture."
      2.1 "Air conditioning was criticized by 79%."
    • 3.2 "Generally quite dirty."
      3.4 "66% said rooms were dirty."
      2.2 "78% said the bathroom was dirty."
      0.0 "Unclean dining area, according to 100%."
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    Overall rating

    6.9 Good
    based on 697 reviews
    • 8.7 "Location is great."
      8.8 "City centre within easy reach, said 88%."
      9.8 "Near to public transport, according to 98%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      9.0 "90% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      8.9 "89% thought parking was inexpensive."
    • 7.8 "Good service."
      7.6 "Management was excellent, said 76%."
      7.3 "73% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.4 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.5 "Internet is average."
    • 5.1 "Food is average."
    • 4.4 "Vibe wasn't good."
      2.3 "77% criticized the unstylish hotel."
    • 4.2 "Not very comfortable."
      3.7 "63% said rooms were small."
      0.7 "93% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.7 "Air conditioning was criticized by 83%."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      1.8 "82% complained about the bathroom."
      3.6 "64% said rooms were dirty."
      3.7 "63% said rooms were small."
      0.7 "93% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.7 "93% criticized the small bathroom."
      3.8 "62% had problems with the shower."
      2.1 "79% said the bathroom was dirty."
      2.8 "For 72%, the rooms looked old."
      3.6 "64% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.1 "69% found problems with the furniture."
      1.7 "Air conditioning was criticized by 83%."
    • 3.6 "Not very clean."
      3.6 "64% said rooms were dirty."
      2.1 "79% said the bathroom was dirty."
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    Overall rating

    7.6 Good
    based on 622 reviews
    • 9.0 "Terrific location."
      8.8 "City centre within easy reach, said 88%."
      8.6 "86% liked the proximity to shopping."
      9.7 "Near to public transport, according to 97%."
    • 8.7 "Great service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.4 "74% thought the service was very professional."
      8.7 "87% found the restaurant service to be one of the best."
      7.5 "Management was excellent, said 75%."
    • 7.6 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.1 "Rooms are ok."
      5.3 "Only 53% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.9 "Beds were acceptable for 69%."
    • 5.7 "Average cleanliness."
      5.3 "Only 53% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.4 "64% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 5.5 "Internet is average."
      5.1 "51% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 5.0 "Food is average."
    • 5.0 "Vibe was decent."
      2.6 "74% criticized the unstylish hotel."
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