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11 Nelson Street

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11 Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LF, Scotland
11 Nelson Street

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In March 2014 I booked two rooms for three nights in August (six people, including two children) at 11 Nelson Street B&B in Edinburgh. We then received an email confirmation of our booking. When we arrived on the day at 2pm, the owner, with disarming lightness, tells us that our reservation doesn't appear on the systems and that there are... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at 11 nelson street for 3nights.Location was good but the rooms were awful.For the amount of money we paid you would expect the towels changed once a day the beds made but none of these were provided.We were told that there would be parking facilities for our car but when we arrived we had to park 40mins away... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The house is full of original and unique features and is a lovely place to stay. Twin bedroom was huge, with a great bathroom. The location is fantastic, close to everything and in a really nice part of town. Owner is friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. Well worth the money and was a hassle free, comfy stay.

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South Shields
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed over for 2 nights in November and found the location to be spot on. It was within a 10-15min walk of all the sights and locations of Edinburgh and only 5mins from a bus stop to the Zoo. The entrance lobby with the dome window above is magnificent and the place had a real homely feel. We felt... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We needed a last minute room for just one night, and Ingsay was able to accommodate us. It was like staying in a family home, full of books, flowers, and antiques. The room was large, with shuttered window looking out over rooftops with the Firth of Forth in the distance. The location is wonderful, in the heart of New Town... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Up more than 55 steps, but comfortable rooms in elegant flat in New Town area of Edinburgh. Location is perfect for exploring the city and has good pubs (the Cumberland, for example) and restaurants within walking distance.

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Llano, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My friend and I had the great pleasure of staying at the home of Ingsay Balfour at #11 Nelson Street in August 2013. The green room (where we first stayed) had very comfy single beds, night stands & reading lights, a tea table with in-room tea & coffee, a wardrobe for hanging clothing, a gas fireplace, a desk chock full... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We spent four nights at 11 Nelson Street at the end of July. We found the B & B most welcoming, clean and tidy. Breakie was excellent especially the yoghurt, muesli, fruit, oh and the jams. Ingsay was a great hostess and her recommendations for places to see, and other venues were spot on. For some there are a couple... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I was in it for 2 nights, on 7 and 8 july 2013 with my family. The owner, Mrs. Ingsay Balfour, was really kind and helped us a lot. She bought my to a free parking to leave my car. Otherwise, it is necessary to pay for parking, apart on sunday. The room and the bethroom were really clean. Also... More 

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Hayling Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We arrived and saw the steps to the front door and thought - oh that is not so bad. We knocked on the door increasingly loudly and then decided to ring both bells on the left, as I couldn't read the names. Bill answered and told us to push the front door and come on up. Ah, now we saw... More 

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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