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The Mayville Guest House

5 Minto Street, Edinburgh EH9 1RG, Scotland
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The Mayville Guest House
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Ranked #408 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I planned on road tripping through Scotland, but found ourselves ahead of schedule and in need of a room in/near Edinburgh for three nights at the last minute. I found The Mayville on booking.com and had the phone number handy. After a few calls to check prices and make up our minds, we had booked a two... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I think the hotel may be under new management than in years past. We stayed here for one night and booked through a last minute discount site so we weren't expecting too much... well, we got in and Tommy told us that he'd put us in the newly remodeled master bedroom. Okay. The thing was, even though there was fresh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Can only speak from personal experience and the couple times I have stayed here I have been perfectly satisfied with this guest house. Good value considering you are only a 15min stroll into city centre with a warm & friendly team who look after their guests. Tommy in particular could not have been more helpful. So for me satisfied all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I booked the Mayville vie another website, based on price, there were one or two reviews saying not to stay as it wasn't great but a few glowing reviews so I took the plunge - especially with that enticing three star rating. I arrived, drove in to the private parking to the rear over the cracked and broken paving, through... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked this place as we were trying to find somewhere central and since we were only planning on just sleeping we decided to take a risk on this place. Never again! First they didn't have my reservation written down, even though I had booked months in advance and paid a deposit. Then, the room was extremely dusty and not... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We booked 2 rooms in April, the single one had dried rice from a takeaway all over the carpet and had to ask for it to be hoovered. The bathroom was a small cupboard and your feet were up against the shower. The shower had leaked for some time as the water was coming through the ceiling in the office/dining... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I had the utter displeasure of staying in this hellhole i went to find kingkongs finger in the bathroom to my utter shock there was human faeces on the wall !! The bed was a wooden box of springs !!! Never again 👎👎👎

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have never in my life stayed in such an appalling and disgusting guest house. The room are filthy and dangerous, The place stinks to high heaven and run by people who clearly do not understand the concept of hygene Never stay here even if its cheap.

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Mayville for 1 night at the beginning of June. What a nightmare. We will never stay there again! It was dirty, the room had not been hoovered, the linens and towels were stained, no soap was provided and to top it all off the bathroom was downright dangerous. There was no handrail or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Arrive at this so called guest house, the overgrown garden was off putting but looks can be deceiving from the outside or so we thought. So we ring the door bell n the door is answered by some horrible little man that cant speak much english, he shows us into the grubbiest and utterly stinking dining room, to then tell... More 

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