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34, Gilmore Place, Merchiston, Edinburgh, EH3 9NQ – Show map
|Large Family Room|
|Double Room with Private External Bathroom|
|Single Room - En Suite|
|Double Room Ensuite|
|Twin Room en suite|
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Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 10 per day.
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, Hypoallergenic room available, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Polish, Italian, French, Spanish, English
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Score from 206 reviews Excellent
On the banks of the Water of Leith in a quiet secluded area, this property offers free Wi-Fi and a central location in Edinburgh. The popular shops of Princes Street are just a 15-minute walk away.
Score from 1592 reviews Review score
I have a sentimental attraction here, so being in familiar streets helped. The room was clean and comfortable and quite large. Breakfast excellent, served in a conservatory with a lovely atmosphere.
We were in the overflow building across the road, so had to look out for traffic and cyclists. Be warned, there are only three (tight) car parking spaces.
Lovely and comfortable room. Really quiet place :)
It was about 30 mins walk from Haymarket station for women.
The owner and staff at Balmore Guest House were most pleasant.and helpful. The room was comfortable and clean where we slept. I would definitely stay here again if we come to Edinburgh. It was excellent value for money!
Nothing everything was good!
Balmore House is about 20 mins walk to Princess St.However there are plenty of Pubs and Restaurants within a few minutes walk should you not want to go too far.The staff are very Helpful and friendly.
Our pillows were too hard.
Breakfast was excellent. Very quiet place
Mattress's old Towels were wet
Friendly staff, hotel is close to the Union Canel and bus stop to city centre also very close to theatre, best check what's on in case you need to book in advance
Only down side was the towel holder on the bathroom door, nearly bumped into it on a couple of occasions. No porridge
Light travellers like us this was a good choice, everythig was really a good walking distance, busstop to Rosslyn was just around the corner. Nice area. Breakfast was good also for vegeterians and there was hot water in the shower :)
We would have liked one chair, just to take outside and sit . Also the ventilation could have been better. Our room was tiny and we were three of us.
Friendly staff,good location
The reception is not 24 hours available.
Room 11!!-beds comfy, Alma-Tadema prints, fireplace etc. You could put the chesterfield where the chaise longue is so that more of the beautiful fireplace is on view! Breakfast Staff very friendly Location-quick to walk to Haymarket via canal
cup in bedroom tasted greasy which spoilt my first impression as we had tea on arrival as we had just got off train! Shower room far too tiny for family room-glad we did not have family there!
The location was very good close to the University for us. The place smelled very good when you enter and fresh.
The breakfast for those who did not take the full breakfast was less than average. No yogurt or fresh fruits only canned only toasts no roll
Location, small room, not very clean.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and quiet, with plenty of storage space. The location was about a 15 - 20 minute walk away from Edinburgh centre, but there was a bus stop within a few hundred metres of the house if needed. There were also shops and places to eat within the immediate vicinity if you didn't want to go to the city centre. Enjoyed breakfast in the sunny conservatory.
The layout of the room was not user friendly. It was a small twin room, with a wardrobe separating the beds (which wasn't an issue). Unfortunately only one of the beds had a bedside table and lamp, which made night time reading very difficult for the person in the other bed unless the main light was on. ( The main light switch was by the door on the opposite wall to the bed). The position of the electric points in relation to the mirror made it difficult to dry ones hair. (Needed a long lead on hair appliances). The mattresses on both beds could have done with replacing. ( I appreciate that these issues were probably limited to the specific room). Overall a decent guesthouse.
Dirty and tiny room. Bad value for money
Good location and good value for money. Minor room problems attended to promptly.
Problem if you arrive after 9.00 pm
Very big spacious rooms. Lots of character. Location is good.
Very small bathroom. Sound goes straight through the walls.
Location and staff who were friendly and helpful.
Breakfast staff could have been better trained, eg bringing cooked breakfast before one had time to eat the first part of the breakfast, taking plates while one still needed them. A feeling of being rushed over breakfast. I also couldn't fathom out the shower, and never managed to get any hot water; I think it was there, but how one got access to it using the taps I don't know!
Centrality, very close to amenities. Was good value for money
The service of Balmore Guest House is very good. The staffs are very friendly and helpful.
They didn't clean the room properly. I still found some hairs in the bathroom when I first moved in.
Good for one night stay.
Room was very big for the 5 of us and was on ground floor. Nice big tv and sofa where to relax for a bit
Toilet was extremely small, you really can't stay in there. Bed sheets and towel were not really clean. Hotel was very busy and we had to wait 20 minutes before getting a table to sit down
Proximity to centre, Wi-fi connection very good
Breakfast - options limited and did not taste good Room furnishings are dated and in need of updating, towels were worn, mould in shower stall ceiling
Breakfast is nice. That's all.
Many facilities in the room are broken, sink drown... Hair dryer is probably left by some foreign guests since it cannot be plugged in UK's. Staff promised to take an alternative hair dryer to the room, but after we went back to the room, there's nothing and there were no one to contact after 21:00.
It was clean, staff friendly. Breakfast had to be ordered the night before which was fine by me as I was having an early start every morning. Excellent wi-fi. Very nice fried egg
Kettle too big to fill at the basin had to fill it with the water glass - I drink a lot of tea so it was tedious filling that way. Tea tray was not replenished, had to go and ask for teabags one evening. Not clear at time of booking that I would not be in the main house but in the property over the road...I didn't mind that but just a point to be aware of. Breakfast...full breakfast...was fine but for one thing...tomato should be nice and big and grilled, not a cold cherry tomato!! And would be much better with tattie scone rather than hash brown, but that is again personal taste.
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