The Balmoral Guesthouse is a small, friendly, family-run guesthouse a mile from Edinburgh's city centre. It is well served by local buses and an excellent base from which to visit Edinburgh's tourist attractions, including The Port of Leith.
Marianne and Marc took over The Balmoral Guest House in 1996 and have been providing excellent 3 star bed and breakfast accommodation ever since – The Balmoral was recently listed in Lonely Planet's "Britain's Best Places to Stay" as one of the top ten places to stay in Edinburgh.
The house itself is an elegant Victorian townhouse dating back to 1856. The four guest bedrooms (all with en-suite or private bathroom) are furnished with restored period furniture, which give the rooms a delightful retro feel. The breakfast room has a large black marble fireplace, a beautfully ornate cornice ceiling, a wide bay window and a large 10 foot antique mahogany table where guests can enjoy their freshly prepared breakfast – it's worth noting that the dining chairs are from Edinburgh's famous St Giles Cathedral and date back to the 1880’s.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the house.
PS: You may be interested to know that Marianne is a published writer. In the winter months, when the guest house is a little less busy, she can be found in the old coach house at the back of the garden (AKA the garage) writing her latest novel.