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Gil Dun Guest House

9 Spence Street, Edinburgh EH16 5AG, Scotland (South Side)
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Gil Dun Guest House
Ranked #24 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kent, England
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Gil Dun for two nights last weekend. The room (No 1 ground floor) was spotless and beautifully and stylishly decorated. Gerry and Bill were very welcoming and helpful. The city centre is easily accessible either by bus or a 2 mile walk to Waverley Bridge. Despite being just off the Dalkeith Road, it was a very quiet... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been going to edinburgh for several years now and have always stayed in the mayfield/newington area,tried several b+b`s but have never found one were we would go to on a regular basis but finally we seem to have found a real gem.from the moment we stepped in and were greeted by gerry we both felt at home and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in Gil Dun guest house and loved it! It is situated about 20 min walk (but there is a lot of buses too) to the centre in a great area with lovely eateries. Being a bit out of centre meant we could park our car without hassle in one of the 4 allocated guest house car parks.... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have loved staying at this place and will definitely be back. The room is very clean, well maintained and very comfortable. The room as restful and tranquil. The staff were great and very friendly. The location is good and it is easy to get everywhere around the city but it is also quiet and off the main road. Buses... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights here and Gerry was a very friendly and helpful host. He seemed to be born to the job and we certainly had the impression that he enjoyed talking to us. The accommodation was spacious, recently renovated and clean. Breakfast was very good. The bed was comfortable and we had a food night's sleep. Location suited us... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building, decorated well and very clean. Our en-suite room (number 6) was contemporary and the perfect size. The bed was firm and very comfortable. There is some road noise from the main road but this didn't disturb us - please remember that this is on the outskirts of a city centre not in the middle of the countryside! Wireless... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly,very Clean and quiet not too far from city centre. Good bus service worthwhile, correct money only, every 5 min, £1.50. Ideal for couples and Business possibly not for those wishing to spend their time in the pub. Try the salmon for breakfast, and rooms warm with the odd touch, which showed thought had gone into providing a service. Foodies... More

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Leander, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Despite arriving early, we were promptly and warmly greeted and shown to our room. We had some issue making the shower work properly, but the proprietor was happy to show us how to work it and offered to transfer us to a different room. We were cheerfully greeted each morning and chose the hot breakfast, which was delicious! Bacon, poached... More

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Muncie, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The cheapest and best place we stayed during our 2 week trip to the UK, We stayed at the Gil Dun 6 nights. Rooms are large and clean. Gerry is an extraordinary host, always happy to serve and share advise. A wide range of breakfast options, both hot and cold. The house is on a quiet dead-end street. The neighborhood... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Gil Dun in December with another couple. Was very apprehensive about staying in a b&b as would normally stay in a larger hotel chain !! What a fantastic surprise no need to worry . We were greeted at the door by the owners who advised us that our room wasn't ready ( it was only 10.30am) but... More

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Also Known As:
Gil Dun Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
Gil Dun Guest House Hotel
Gil Dun Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 9 Spence Street, Edinburgh EH16 5AG, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a quiet cul-de-sac within the oldest Edinburgh district of Newington, close to the city centre and walking distance to Edinburgh Castle and on a regular main bus route. Re-furbished to a high standard in 2010 whilst maintaining many traditional Victorian features. Official four star accommodation. Popular with guests from the USA and Canada. ... more   less 

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