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The Guest Room

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31a Nelson Street, Edinburgh EH3 6LJ, Scotland
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Chester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Katrina, Fergus and their family went above and beyond any expectations to make my boyfriend’s birthday weekend away in Edinburgh at the end of March very special. I found them recommended on a forum as we were struggling to find a B&B able to accept us after midnight as that’s when our train got in. I’m so grateful Katrina was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The decision to go to Edinburgh for a short break hinged on whether there was availability at The Guest Room. Our experience there the last time we visited the city was exceptional, and we wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else. Lucky for us, our dates worked, and our stay was just as fantastic as last time. Everything about the... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A friend and I decided to have a girls weekend away in Edinburgh in March. After reading all the impressive reviews on The Guest Room, we decided to stay here. We couldn't have made a better choice for the following reasons: Location: Situated in the New Town of Edinburgh it is nicely tucked away on a beautiful quiet street away... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a very nice small B and B in a great location in Edinburgh. You can walk to all or taxi it if you prefer. The room is fairly large and the bed large and comfortable. There is a small shower room attached. You have your own private entrance and there is some outside space. The room is welcoming... More 

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Letchworth Garden City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was our fourth visit (we go to Edinburgh biannually for the Scotland v Wales rugby match), to The Guest Room and it always exceeds are expectations. Katrina, Fergus and their boys (not forgetting Izzy the dog) are the most welcoming hosts you could wish for. Nothing is too much trouble. This year we even received a large glass of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This wonderful Guest House should be one of this amazing cities best un kept secrets ! You could not ask for a more warm welcome in this beautiful guest house which really is home from home . The breakfast was excellent and Katrina and Fergus most welcoming ..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Staying at the Guest Room is the most wonderful treat. The room is beautiful with a fabulously comfortable bed and all done so elegantly. I loved having breakfast in our room - lots of delicious treats and having our own access meant we could come and go as we pleased. Katrina and Fergus were on hand to help with everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had such a nice stay at The Guest Room. The welcome was so friendly and the room was lovely with it's own private entrance so we could easily come and go whenever. We were really close to all the things we wanted to do in Edinburgh and an easy walk from the station. Breakfast was brought to our room... More 

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