Marianne and Marc took over The Balmoral Guest House in 1996 and have been providing excellent 3 star bed and breakfast accommodation ever since – in 2011 The Balmoral was listed in The Lonely Planet's "Britain's Best Places to Stay" as one of the top ten places to stay in Edinburgh. A short walk to the city centre, and well served by local buses, The Balmoral is an excellent base to visit Edinburgh's tourist attractions, including The Port of Leith, well known for its many restaurants and bars (and the home of The Royal Yacht “Britannia"). There are also many very good restaurants and pubs in and around the Pilrig and Leith Walk area.

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.

The Balmoral breakfast menu.

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.

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