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The Guest Room

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31a Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved staying at the Guest Room. The room was gorgeous and the bed's were ridiculously comfortable. Bathroom was spacious and very clean and we especially loved the home made short bread that Katrina left in our room. Katrina was a lovely and helpful host - we wouldn't stay anywhere else if we went back to Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One year later, another stay in "our" room at The Guest Room and it was like we left them yesterday! The welcome of the hosts couldn't have been warmer and once more we realised how well located this special B&B is. Just jump into the tram at the airport, leave it at St. Andrews Square in the city centre, walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Very nice people, Katrina & her husband will welcome you so kindly, helping when necessary, always with a good temper. The room is in walking distance of Queen street, where everything starts in Edinburgh, and 8 minutes far from the new Airport Tram at St Andrew's. The room is extremely quiet and very well furnished. Good breakfast too.

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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in the wonderful apartment. It is a very nice, clean and quiet room with its own bathroom and entrance as well a very comfortable bed. It's just a 15 min walk to the city center and main attractions - some nice restaurants are even closer. The breakfast couldn't be better: fresh berry's, muesli, milk, yoghurt, croissants,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have just got back from a weekend staying in The Guest Room, it was truly beautiful. The hosts were very welcoming from start to finish, the accommodation was more than comfortable with a superb breakfast served to the room each morning to top it off - nothing was too much to ask. The location covered all bases - located... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Where do I begin? If you want to stay in central Edinburgh and feel as if you live there even if for a short time then The Guest Room is your only option. For starters, Fergus and Katrina are wonderful hosts, super friendly, very accommodating and their lovely home is extremely well done and designed beautifully on the first/second floor... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We spent three nights at Fergus and Katrina's B&B in May, and could not have been happier with our choice. The room was beautifully appointed, the bed extremely comfortable and the breakfast delicious and expansive. The shortbread and oatcake cookies were a bonus. Best of all, the MacPhersons were extremely helpful in advising us where to eat, how to get... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a 7- minute bus ride from the heart of downtown, and well-located for a must-do hike up Arthur's Seat or a stroll over to the university. Our backroom on the main floor had a lovely view over several walled gardens. The room is spacious and well-decorated and sunny. The hosts are super-accommodating, and stored our luggage while we... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We recently spent a five days at above.It is a really excellent place to stay and so central,you soon get used to walking up hill.Parking is a slight problem but we knew that before we went and the lovely Katrina soon sorted it all out.Isuppose you read reviews of accomadation and think that cannot be right but it is in... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Guest Room was a wonderful find, centrally located, comfortable and private, Katrina and Fergus really have thought of everything right down to cotton balls for makeup removal (which I had forgotten to pack). Breakfast was delicious... brought on tray to enjoy in bed. Without reservation I would recommend 'The Guest Room'

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New Town
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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