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The Glenisala

12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB, Scotland
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The Glenisala
Ranked #200 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed at the Glenisla in October 2012 with my partner for a weekend away. We were greeted by the Graham (I think that was his name!) who welcomed us to the guest house and confirmed the details of our stay. He asked if we had any special dietary requirements and asking if we would like to try the haggis... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Emailed this B&B week before Xmas stating we wanted to book for 16th Jan and would it be possible to drop off bags at around 1.00 pm. No reply..... Looked again on Boxing day to email and ask same question only find it was fully booked. Emailed to express my disappointment and to the moment still no reply. This was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My boyfriend and i chose this hotel over other cheaper hotels in the area mainly for the breakfast as we had read such amazing reviews of it on the hotel website and on Trip Advisor! The hotel website describes the breakfast as: Selection of Fruit Juices Selection of Cereals, Muesli, Yoghurts and Fresh Fruit Full Scottish Breakfast Grilled Bacon, Grilled... More

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TheGlenisla, Owner at The Glenisala, responded to this review

All guests were emailed about the continentel breakfast as explained to these guests this was due to staffing issues. As availability of accomodation during Hogmany is scarce in Edinburgh, I had to chose between the two options that were available to me. 1. Cancell all bookings and close the place down for the festive period. 2. Keep the place open... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Graham and Francois are the nicest people I met at any place, warm, welcoming, willing to help to the last detail, they made me feel special by asking me how my days went in Edinburgh, had small yet rich chats. The breakfast was super hot and very fresh, usually; I'm asked if I want white or brown toast with my... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

A little late arriving - motorway holdup but clear instructions for obtaining key. Warm welcome next morning. Breakfast good. (Would prefer option of filter coffee and porridge!) Friendly host - mine of information if you need to know anything about Edinburgh. Room a little cool on arrival - would have appreciated rad being turned up before arrival - it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Excellent place to stay in Edinburgh; location is brilliant, the hotel is very cosy, breakfast is delicious, the owners are so friendly and helpful, and best of all, tea and shortbread when you get in from a long days walking! The Glenisla is certainly on my list of recommendations!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Very friendly landlord and clean, tidy room. Breakfast was very good, with plenty choice. Bus service to Princes Street excellent. Plenty info on transport, eating out etc. Only downside was quality of mattress a little lumpy.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and had a really enjoyable time. Graham was very welcoming and provided really helpful information, including a really useful printout about the local buses. The room was comfortable and very good value for money considering the breakfast was also included in the price. There are loads of buses and we didn't... More

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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. Regards Graham More

Bath
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I stayed at the Glenisla during the wettest August weather I have ever seen and it was wonderful to come back to such a warm, cosy and well appointed room. We had the family room which had comfy chairs which were great for reading by the window or watching tv etc. The host could not have been friendlier or more... More

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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Graham More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The room itself was quite ok – I had enough space and it was sufficiently quiet, but that’s the only reason that I gave this place 2 stars instead of one. Their big problem is customer care. The day before arrival the owner informed me that the check in will close at 5 on that day (not at 7 as... More

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bigton, Manager at The Glenisala, responded to this review

This review is both factually inaccurate and selective-and contrasts sharply with the vast majority of reviews on this and other sites. Where possible we contact our guests a day or so before arrival, first to check that all is ok with their travel arrangments, secondly to see if they require any advice or assistance on how to get to us... More

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Address: 12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Glenisala Edinburgh, Scotland

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm and friendly welcome always awaits our guests at The Glenisla guest house and bed and breakfast, and it will be our pleasure to ensure that you have a memorable stay in Edinburgh. Situated in the leafy suburbs of historic Edinburgh, our guest house offers a great bed & breakfast and a convenient place to stay while touring the beautiful city of Edinburgh. While in Edinburgh we wish to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and receive the highest standards of care and attention possible of any bed and breakfast or guest house. Our bed and breakfast is housed in one of Edinburgh’s 19th-century Georgian buildings, retaining its traditional appearance with some wonderful original cornices, elegant high ceilings and stained glass windows with attractive gardens to the front and rear, a truly serene setting for bed and breakfast in Edinburgh. We are a small (9 bedrooms) family run bed & breakfast. Our guest house is located in a peaceful and beautiful conservation area of Edinburgh, yet only minutes by bus or taxi from Edinburgh city centre. Edinburgh University's Kings Buildings are just a stone's throw away, so The Glenisla guest house is a great place to stay if you are in Edinburgh for an Open Day or Residential Week at the University, or if you are a visiting lecturer or a student undertaking a research project.We are also only a short distance from the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and can boast ample free parking (both on-street and off-street) as well as free Wi-Fi in all rooms so The Glenisla guest house is perfect for those visiting Edinburgh on business as well as pleasure.Our bed and breakfast package is the ideal way to start your working or touring day in Edinburgh and you can be sure of a warm welcome during your visit to our guest house. ... more   less 
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