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This friendly, family-run Victorian guest house offers modern rooms with attached bathroom across 3 neighboring Victorian townhouses. Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street can both be reached within 20 minutes’ walk.

Balmore Guest House provides a continental breakfast served directly to the guest rooms. Nearby Union Canal features beautiful walks and waterside restaurants for guests to enjoy.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

Balmore Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 14, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 8.1!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Breakfast to go


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4 reasons to choose Balmore Guest House

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • King's Theater
    0.2 miles
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc
    0.3 miles
  • Filmhouse Cinema
    0.3 miles
  • Royal Lyceum Theater
    0.4 miles
  • Usher Hall
    0.4 miles
  • Traverse Theatre
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.6 miles
  • Grassmarket
    0.6 miles
  • The Meadows
    0.6 miles
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral
    0.6 miles
Top attractions
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.7 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.7 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.7 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.8 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.9 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    1.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    1.4 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.7 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2.4 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.1 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    36 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    47.7 miles
How to get to Balmore Guest House from Edinburgh Airport
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Amenities of Balmore Guest House
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Balmore Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Check-out

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo JCB Balmore Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Only guests checked into the guesthouse may sleep there. Guests cannot allow others to stay in their room overnight.

Rooms are cleaned between 10 am and 3 pm.

If you arrive after 9 pm, Balmore House will add an additional fee to your bill.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Balmore Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Balmore Guest House

  • Balmore Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Balmore Guest House is 0.7 miles from the center of Edinburgh.

    • The prices at Balmore Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Balmore Guest House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Balmore Guest House by:

      • Bus 45min

    • Guests staying at Balmore Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Breakfast to go

    • Room options at Balmore Guest House include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Single
      • Family
      • Triple
      • Quad