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Auld Reekie Guest House

16 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BZ, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #88 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great stay for 3 days in August for Festival. Friendly hosts (Rhona is great fun) and hearty breakfast. Easy access to town on foot (about a mile and a half), by bus (regular service) or taxi. I was in one of the top floor rooms which was clean comfortable and quiet. Will definately come back and would reccomend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We considered the Auld Reekie Guest House to be our 'home away from home' during our stay in Edinburgh. Great room -- spotless and comfortable. Excellent cooked to order breakfast. Perfect location. Close to the city center, but far enough to avoid the noise and traffic. Bus stop was only a block away and Rhona helped us figure out the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This guesthouse is well appointed, clean and funtional. Rhona is a true character and makes you feel very welcome. Nothing is too much trouble and she is always cheerful even when busy. The breakfast is simply perfect and is cooked to order. The b and b is ideally located and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Auld Reekie Guesthouse in Edinburgh is perfect for an authentic Scottish experience. Rhona is a real character and the Guesthouse is homely and comfortable. The rooms are spotless, the bathrooms luxurious, the breakfast is delicious. Only a short hop on the bus, or low cost cab fare to the Centremake it a perfect location to avoid over inflated city... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were looking for a guest house near Edinburgh where we would not have to negotiate traffic. The tourist information center in Peebles found this for us, and it worked out beautifully. We used the city bus for our travel in and out of the city on both days; it stopped a few blocks from the house. Rhona served a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed at Auld Reekie as we were going to a friends wedding in Edinburgh. We certainly picked the right place to stay, We received a lovely Welcome from Rhona on arrival she made you feel like you had already met her so friendly, she gave us a key to our room and she said the room is a small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Auld Reekie is lovely! Great location, well-appointed pretty rooms, and cheerful, friendly service from Rhona and her staff. Our family room was big and comfortable, with tall ceilings and a beautiful bay window. Right on the bus line to town, but very quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This guesthouse is in a good location outside city center. Bus stops are close by and fairly easy to figure out, especially with Rhona's help. A 24hr pass is 3.50E. We had a good size queen room with a comfy bed and modern bath. Good breakfast. Absolutely no complaints. Rhona is a wealth of info on the city and Mayfield... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Third time we visited Rhona, this time we brought our parents. Again a warm welcome, superbe breakfast, impeccable rooms, my parents loved it! What a great way to visit Edinburgh, only a few minuted by bus to all the beautiful sites of Edinburgh! Oh and the bus stops every 5 minutes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stayed there one night with my partner and my mum. The landlady is extremely friendly and helpful. Cooked breakfast was tasty and plentiful. We stayed in a large room with one double and two singles. The bed were comfy but found the rooms dirty in places. The location was convenient as on the bus routes straight to city centre.

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Rhona M, Owner at Auld Reekie Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Christiel88 Having read your review dated 18th April 2014 - I tried to find out when you stayed at Auld Reekie GH and went all the way back to November 2013 and found a 1 night booking for the large family room with 3 persons staying in the room which I assume was your party. Regarding your comment on... More

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Address: 16 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
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