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Emerald Guest House

3 Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QQ, Scotland
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  • 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 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is fabulous, you have the crazy hustle and bustle of the city and then you go back to your room for peace and tranquillity. Hospitality was wonderful my daughter and I felt so at home here and we can't wait to return :) :). We stayed in the family suite and it was so comfy and cosy x

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Emerald Guest House is tidy, family friendly, and the owner, Ann O'Connor, is very helpful and amazingly hard working. The family room we were staying in was comfortable, cosy and nicely decorated. We could park easily in the street though there are only three lots available in front of the guesthouse. The next day, Ann prepared for us a good... More 

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West Jefferson, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was a great find. The house is right at a bus stop. We had a car and never had any problem with street parking. Ann & Jim do an excellent job caring for their guest. If you like to explore all day and return to a nice quiet room at night Emerald House is for you. I could go... More 

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Portland, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were so fortunate to stay at the Emerald House on the last two days of our Scotland visit last month! Ann is a delightful woman and very helpful guiding us to the fifteen minute bus ride into the center of Edinborough. Her breakfast is amazing ranging from the traditional full breakfast to scrambled eggs with salmon and a delicious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stayed here for one night. Upon arriving I found the advertised 'private parking' to be the guest house driveway with space for three vehicles. One car I presume was the occupiers vehicle and two other cars. I called to speak with someone to find the advertised private parking. Having read other reviews and also the owners comments to the reviews... More 

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Boston Spa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The position of the guesthouse is good, as the bus stop is opposite the house. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Consider asking for a room that is not facing the main street as the traffic, and pub dwellers can contribute to a noisy night. Breakfast was good and tasty.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great position in Edinburgh, to park and take the bus opposite the house to the main attractions, where parking is a problem. The house is comfortable and the rooms are well furnished and clean. The lady of the house enjoy interacting with the guests at breakfast, which is ample and typical of a Scottish breakfast!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a great b & b with a bus stop out your front door, about 20 minutes from downtown Edinburgh. The rooms are spacious, the beds very comfortable, with wonderful puffy pillows, and the bathroom and shower great. The decor in every room is very attractive. The breakfasts are wonderful: the full Scottish is more than you can eat,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

To start with virtually no parking we had to park in lidl car park round corner..... rooms were clean and OK but bathroom tiny but had great powerful shower.... bed very squeaky and lots of noise from main street outside..... neither my room or colleagues had a remote for the TV's and Wi-Fi was in consistent

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anniepatEddinburgh, Manager at Emerald Guest House, responded to this review

First of all no problem with Parking , as there is always plenty room in driveway ,Wifi- we are not aware of any problems and use it all day ourselves ?. no complaints ,as its Bt, Infinity.As for the remote for t.v, they are modern flat screen television's and have pockets behind the televisions to house the remote, just need... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Unfortunately this was a visit for a family funeral and the booking was made at short notice. I had one room and my brother and his wife had another next to mine upstairs at the front. The rooms were clean and tidy and both had an en suites. We were brought up not too far away from here so even... More 

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