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Gil Dun Guest House

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9 Spence Street, Edinburgh EH16 5AG, Scotland
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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for four nights in April. The location is perfect for visiting Arthur's Seat, exploring the excellent local restaurants or walking into town. Being in a cul de sac means it is quiet enough to sleep with the bedroom window open if the weather is warm. Gerry is a very kind and helpful host; telling us about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at the Gil Dun Guest House. I spent three cozy nights here with my sisters over the Easter break. The hosts were friendly and helpful, the room was delightful and sunny and the breakfast was a great way to start each day exploring. I would recommend!

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved Gil Dun Guest House. The proprietor, Gerry, was extremely helpful, personable and immediately available if something was needed. His dog, Troy, was an adorable addition. The whole place is so very tastefully decorated. The bathroom was out of a fashion magazine. The breakfasts were delicious and amazingly generous!!! My daughter and I walked to the Royal Mile and... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot recommend the Gil Dunn enough! Clean comfortable room and the breakfast was superb, especially the porridge. The hosts were wonderful, friendly and very welcoming. The B&B isclose to public transport and only a twenty minute walk from the old part of Edinburgh. Arthur's seat is also a short walk from the Gil Dunn

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Picayune, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about Gil Dun Guest House, beautiful, spotless clean, just lovely. I found the B&B in Rick Steves scotland tour Book and I was not disappointed. My dad and I were visiting my daughter who is attending college at Stirling University about one hour from Edinburgh. I made arrangements with Gerry the Proprietor so she could check... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Tucked away in a small cul de sac this B & B is absolutely incredible,luxurious interior,unbeatable Scottish welcome and Billy's bumper breakfasts.Gerry the host is a mine of local information to enhance your visit and not to forget Troy the boy!Unbelievable value too. BOOK WITHOUT ANY HESITATION,before someone beats you to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Quiet room, excellent breakfast, beautiful house, and within walking distance of the castle, the palace, the John Muir Trail, and lots of restaurants. Great place and lovely proprietors, friendly and helpful.

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Winter Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This spot is fabulous and very reasonable. I am rather picky and they exceeded my expectations. Great breakfast, roomy and up to date rooms, they even were kind enough to offer me a double size room at the single rate. I like the location, it's only 10 minutes bus ride straight to the heart of town. And there a several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My parents started staying in this guest house in 2002 when I started university in Edinburgh. I finished the degree in 2006 and my family and I have been coming back to Edinburgh - a wonderful city - ever since. And only stayed in this one guest house the whole time. I think that says it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is the fourth time I have stayed at the Gil Dun and it remains our first choice for every visit. Beautiful accommodation with a delicious breakfast every morning; so much variety to choose from. Attentive and welcoming owners making our stay an absolute pleasure. It feels like home! Superb provision for children with a spacious family room! We will... More 

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