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Garlands Guest House

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48 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AL, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed overnight at Garlands Guest House in Leith on Sunday night. We were welcomed by our host and shown to a very decent sized ensuite double room. The location was perfect and we had a very good Scottish breakfast in the morning in a gorgeous front room with an interesting curved inside wall. We both agreed we will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very comfortable guest house, with lovely clean interesting rooms. Good choice of breakfast. Easy walking distance to the city center and a very good bus service. Lots of very nice cafes a short walk away. Would recommend and visit again.

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Kingston upon Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Decided to have a long weekend in Edinburgh and chose Garlands because of the good reviews and price. We were not disappointed. A beautifully restored Georgian House - a real delight to return to at the end of a tiring day. Although we did not meet Bill (he had escaped to New York) Lyn and her husband did him proud... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was our second visit to Garlands and we were just as happy as our first stay. We took a double and twin room as a party of 4. The welcome from Bill and Ian is perfect, Bill is very witty and dry and immediately makes people feel at home. We were returning to Edinburgh for our anniversary and were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great stay & price for total of 5 nights. Bill runs a tight ship. My single room at end of hall by the staircase was adequate with shower stall separate from toilet. Shower head and mattress may need to be replaced soon. Outside city center, several convenient buses with wifi on Leith Walk. Guests were mindful of other guests. At... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Spent a couple of nights in Bill's Guest House while in town for a training course. Couldn't have asked for more - comfortable and well equipped room and shower room. Good selection of teas/coffees/nibbles etc. Breakfast was also excellent and cooked to order. Would thoroughly recommend! Street parking not a problem.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Me and mum stayed there in July 2013 when we were down seeing runrig at the castle its beautiful the rooms and beds are very nice the breakfast was lovely And the 2 guys are very friendly we would go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a wonderful experience. We always try to stay in B&Bs because we enjoy meeting the hosts and getting their insights. Bill is just a delightful host with a great sense of humor. He added so much to the experience. And the room was superb as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Following a recent family visit to Edinburgh, we were in need of some extra space to host them, and, having heard some great things about Garlands, we reserved two double rooms. The family were not disappointed, Bill was a lovely and friendly host, catering to all their needs. The rooms were very well appointed and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was exceptional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was the perfect place for our stopover at Edinburgh. Easy accessible locality with loads of good restaurants, take away & pubs 5-10 mins walking. The place is spotless & bedroom en-suite bathroom was impeccable. A fully loaded breakfast option and we were lucky to get some black pudding as well while we were having a chat and just mentioned... More 

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