Balmore Guest House

3 Star Guest House

34 Gilmore Place, Merchiston, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9NQ
0.7 miles from Edinburgh centre Show map

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Facilities

General
  • No smoking all areas
  • Smoking area
  • Heated rooms/public areas
Internet & WiFi
  • Free WiFi included
Reception area services
  • Tour & excursions desk
  • Luggage storage facility
  • Express check-in/out service
Common areas
  • Garden
Cleaning services
  • Daily room cleaning
Rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms (on request)
  • Family rooms (limited number)
  • No smoking rooms
Snapshot
22 Rooms Family rooms Free Wifi Non-smoking rooms available

This 3-star guest house is ideally situated 0.7 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. Rates at Balmore Guest House are likely to rise soon as demand increases - search your dates now to see live prices and lock-in our very best rates.

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Paula
Holiday Makers
Guest country UK
score 10 10
Within walking distance of the Castle, Balmore House has good architecture. Rooms were quite small and compact but there was good use of space and good décor. We had a good stay.

Value Value score 10/10 Cleanliness Cleanliness score 10/10
Service Service Sscore 10/10 Location Location score 10/10
Room quality Room quality score 6/10 Sleep quality Sleep quality score 10/10
Lee
Family Visit
Guest country UK
score 10 10
We were made to feel very welcome at this friendly guest house. We had a large family room, nicely decorated, clean and warm with the usual amenities. Breakfast, taken in the attractive conservatory, was excellent with many choices. We consider it extremely good value for the money we paid and would not hesitate to stay again.

Value Value score 10/10 Cleanliness Cleanliness score 10/10
Service Service Sscore 10/10 Location Location score 10/10
Room quality Room quality score 10/10 Sleep quality Sleep quality score 10/10
Sue
Family Visit
Guest country UK
score 9 9
We only had an overnight stay and this was in the annexe, the room was very clean and comfortable though. The owner was very nice and welcoming. I would have given top marks but for the fact that we had to walk over to the main house for breakfast - which was good and well presented. I would recommend.

Value Value score 8/10 Cleanliness Cleanliness score 10/10
Service Service Sscore 10/10 Location Location score 10/10
Room quality Room quality score 10/10 Sleep quality Sleep quality score 8/10
Trish Page
Couple
Guest country UK
score 1 1
After seeing the photo's on the booking site and reading the glowing reviews, I was very disappointed by the reality. If I could give less than 1* I would. After one night of the two we'd booked we've checked into another hotel. We expected a typical Scottish b&b but this is more like a backpacker's low rate hostel. The shower didn't work, filthy room, broken fixtures, woken at 3am by someone ringing the doorbell, breakfast was inedible and we saw   read more

Value Value score 2/10 Cleanliness Cleanliness score 2/10
Service Service Sscore 2/10 Location Location score 8/10
Room quality Room quality score 2/10 Sleep quality Sleep quality score 2/10

Overview

The welcoming front desk team at the Balmore Guest House, Edinburgh, extend their very warmest welcome and offer good value, 3-star guest house accommodation with 22 rooms, with 7 value deals on selected nights.

Guest house facilities at the Balmore include non-smoking rooms, plus free guest WiFi throughout.

Most rooms at the Balmore come with tea & coffee making facilities, including a hospitality tray, towels, complimentary toiletries, and a hairdryer. In addition, our 22 comfy rooms have an en-suite bathroom and include a flat-screen TV.

A continental-style breakfast is served daily at the Balmore Guest House, including a selection of hot and cold beverages, toast, cereals, juices, plus many more lighter breakfast options.

King's Theatre Edinburgh is 270 yards from the property, with EICC located 0.3 miles away. Past bookers have rated the guest house at 7.0/10 based on 3654 fully verified reviews.

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FAQ's for the Balmore Guest House

  • How far is King's Theatre Edinburgh from the Balmore Guest House?

    King's Theatre Edinburgh is approximately 0.2 miles from the Balmore Guest House or around a 4 minute walk.

  • How far is EICC from the Balmore Guest House?

    EICC is approximately 0.3 miles from the Balmore Guest House or around a 6 minute walk.

  • How far is Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh from the Balmore Guest House?

    Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is approximately 0.4 miles from the Balmore Guest House or around a 6 minute walk.

  • How far is the Balmore Guest House from Merchiston centre?

    the Balmore Guest House is 0.7 miles from Merchiston centre

  • What is the lowest rate at the Balmore Guest House?

    The cheapest nightly rack rate for bookings at the Balmore Guest House is from £31, subject to availability & advance booking.

  • Is there free parking at the Balmore Guest House

    No, free parking is unavailable at the Balmore Guest House.

  • Is there free WiFi at the Balmore Guest House

    Yes, free WiFi is available at the Balmore Guest House.

  • Is the Balmore Guest House pet friendly?

    Regretfully, the Balmore Guest House does not accommodate pets or dogs.

  • Is there a gym or fitness facilities at the Balmore Guest House?

    No, the Balmore Guest House does not have a gym or fitness facilities.

  • Does the Balmore Guest House have a restaurant?

    Yes, the Balmore Guest House has a restaurant on site for your enjoyment.

Landmarks nearby

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*from £31 rates are based on low occupancy nights in Edinburgh, Scotland, which includes taxes & fees. All rates are subject to availability.

This page was last updated on 26 June, 2022.

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