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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay, very near city centre room was very comfortable. Hospitality was excellent fortunately or unfortunately I over slept because the bed was so comfortable so missed breakfast, but was told by the owner it is a good breakfast, and that he owes me a breakfast for next time. Will defiantly be back

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Thank Swizzles65
MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back and serving you that breakfast :) All good wishes, Marc and Marianne More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here from Friday to the Monday. Lovely guest house, warm, welcoming and spotlessly clean. The whole feel of the house and the decor was amazing. The room we stayed in was just beautiful. The room came with a lovely selection of teas, coffee and hot chocolate which were refreshed daily. There was also a small extra heater to use... More 

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MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

A huge, very warm thank you for your thoughtful and very thorough review. We are so pleased you had enjoyed your stay with us and in Edinburgh – and in it's always good to know our guests enjoyed their breakfast :) We look forward to welcoming you back one day – and, yes, the buses are good, aren't they? All... More 

Gardonne, France
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132 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stayed at Balmoral for a couple of nights and enjoyed the location, the atmosphere, the décor and most of all; the owner who really made the visit a treat. Looking at the Monkey Puzzle tree in the garden every morning put me in the right mood. Highly recommended.

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Thank Oystein F
MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

A very big merçi beaucoup for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best, Marc and Marianne PS We like the Monkey Puzzle tree too :) More 

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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Beautiful comfortable B&B with attention to detail. Room was spacious and comfortable. Appreciated having table & chairs to sit at. Bus stop at end of street for access to city, but we walked it in about 20 mins. We had no trouble with street parking only a couple of doors down. Originally booked 2 nights but we ended up extending... More 

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MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

A very big thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back one day :) More 

Düsseldorf
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed at Balmoral Guesthouse for two nights in September 2016. Our room was upstairs, ist was nicely decorated, we always had enough tea, biscuits in our room. Our bathroom was in a separate room across the hall, but this didn't bother us at all, because we haven't actually seen or heard our neighbours and it was really warm in... More 

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MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

A very big thank you for your very thoughtful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Balmoral – and our fruit salad :) But so sorry you were a little uncomfortable in your bed, although it is good to know you still slept well :) We will certainly look into the bed and make any changes necessary.... More 

Austin, Texas
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Balmoral Guesthouse offers delightful lodging in a quaint, historic building with all the modern amenities. Located just off of Leith, it has easy bus or walking access to both Old Town and New Town attractions. Our room was lovely, with comfy beds and a nice, big bathroom. Yvonne and Paul took really good care of us, including wonderful, filling breakfasts... More 

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MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review. We are so glad you felt so comfortable and enjoyed your stay. All good wishes, Marianne and Marc More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a comfortable room, and enjoyed excellent breakfasts. This is a good location for visiting Edinburgh and Leith. Yvonne and Paul were perfect hosts and made us feel right at home. We were lucky with parking but this can be a hassle (throughout Edinburgh).

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MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

A big thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that Yvonne and Paul looked after you so well – they are very good hosts indeed. All good wishes, Marianne More 

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61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A house with character! Great breakfast. The room was very clean. The couple running the place over the summer were really friendly. The only minus: the bed was too short for me (I am 1.82 m), so I didn't sleep very well

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Thank anaphor
MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

A kind thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay but are so sorry you didn't sleep very well because of the bed being too short. 1.82 is rather tall but you still need a good night's sleep. I can only apologise again and when the time comes to replace our... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

What I need to say: Thank you, Paul and Yvonne, thanks to you, we will remember our trip for a long time. It was very pleasant to stay here. Not only excelent breakfasts, clean and nice accomodation, but overall atmospehere and your care.

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MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Martin Z, we are delighted that you had a such a lovely stay at The Balmoral and that Yvonne and Paul looked after you so well – they really are excellent hosts! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, thank you again. All good wishes, Marianne and Marc More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Lovely, character filled home with spotless rooms, comfy beds, and a truly remarkably good breakfast. The hosts hit the right balance between being warm and welcoming without being intrusive. I will stay here again when visiting Edinburgh!

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MarcPimbert, Owner at Balmoral Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Mykonos40, a big thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so pleased that your stay at The Balmoral was so enjoyable and that you found the breakfast remarkably good :) We also agree that Yvonne and Paul are perfect hosts! Thank you again and all good wishes, Marianne and Marc More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This lovely family run guesthouse (a listed townhouse built in 1856) is centrally situated in a very pleasant residential street and is a great base to explore the city's many attractions. Within minutes you can walk to many restaurants and local amenities. Princes St, the Old Town and the Royal Yacht Britannia are between 15-30 mns walk away or a short bus ride from Pilrig St. Free on street parking is available for drivers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmoral Guesthouse

Address: 32 Pilrig St., Edinburgh EH6 5AL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: RM387 - RM578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask the host, they are very helpful.”
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“If you can manage the stairs, get a top floor room...we scarcely heard a sound from the traffic!”
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