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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This B&B is a great place to stay in when visiting Edinburgh To begin with the rooms are great We travelled as a family and had the two front rooms on the ground floor The rooms are individually done up in a pretty, very inviting way Ann had plentiful supplies of tea things in addition to shortbread and cookies. These... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Emerald B&B was a very nice place to stay. There are supermarkers and restaurants around and with the bus you reacb the city centre in only 10 minutes. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The owner was very pleasant and she gave us some useful hints where to go. Last but not least: the breakfast. It was just AWESOME!... More 

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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We would thoroughly recommend this very friendly guest house. The room was beautifully clean and comfortable and Ann is so welcoming and genuinely interested in her guests and their needs.The breakfast was really excellent and we were not rushed at all. The owners are passionate about good food and my gluten-free diet was not a problem to them. We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Our stay here was very good, Ann was really helpful and the room was immaculate with bedding being changed every other day and towels daily. Breakfast was good although the sausages were not great, there was plenty of choice with good size portions. I most definitely go back. Great value for money.

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